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  • The Cochrane Collaboration is celebrating twenty years of its existence throughout 2013. As part of a series of events to mark this anniversary, a series of videos has been commissioned focusing on the ideas, achievements and people that have contributed to its growth since 1993.Every two weeks throughout 2013, one of a series of twenty-four...
    January 11 2013
  • Presented by the Canadian Cochrane Centre and the Canadian Institutes of Health ResearchFor seniors, being active generates multiple health benefits. Improving balance, reducing falls and injuries, staying independent longer, preventing heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and premature death, are some of them....
    January 4 2013
  • Some people may take antioxidant supplements such as beta-carotene, or vitamins A, C, or E, in the belief that they improve health or longevity. A recent Cochrane Review found no evidence supporting the use of these supplements in general or to prevent certain diseases.http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45333.htmlLike the Canadian Cochrane Centre on...
    December 19 2012
  • St. John's Wort is a widely used herbal treatment for depression. A Cochrane Review showed that St. John's wort was as effective as standard antidepressants with fewer side effects.http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45333.htmlLike the Canadian Cochrane Centre on Facebook!Like Health Research in Canada on Facebook!
    December 19 2012
  • Issue 22 of Relay Cochrane! is now available online in both English and French. Relay Cochrane! is a quarterly newsletter highlighting recent Cochrane Reviews published in The Cochrane Library, as well as upcoming events and news items pertaining to Cochrane and our partner organizations.Click here to read the latest issue of Relay Cochrane! (...
    December 17 2012
  • People are often advised to reduce their salt intake to reduce their risk of heart disease. While it does lower blood pressure, a Cochrane Review could not find enough evidence to show that cutting out salt actually reduces the risk of death or heart disease. http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45333.htmlLike the Canadian Cochrane Centre on Facebook!...
    December 12 2012
  • Cranberries have long been known to prevent urinary tract infections in women. A Cochrane Review confirmed that drinking cranberry juice prepared from extract helped prevent urinary tract infections in healthy females.http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45333.htmlLike the Canadian Cochrane Centre on Facebook!Like Health Research in Canada on Facebook!
    December 12 2012
  • Cochrane Reviews have showed that vitamin C and Echinacea were not effective in preventing or treating colds, but zinc showed promise.http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45333.htmlLike the Canadian Cochrane Centre on Facebook!Like Health Research in Canada on Facebook!
    December 12 2012
  • December 10 2012
  • The Cochrane Canada 2011 - 2012 Annual Report, A Growing Body of Health Evidence, is now available. The report provides an overview of Cochrane Canada's undertakings and accomplishments throughout the past year to increase the use of evidence in Canada's health care system.To read the full report, click here! ...
    December 6 2012



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