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  • Alan Cassels is the author of the recently published Seeking Sickness: Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease, and is currently writing a social history of The Cochrane Collaboration. Here he presents the essential differences – with illustrative examples – between ‘eminence-based medicine’ and ‘evidence-based medicine’.What is ‘...
    December 3 2012
  • The Health Council of Canada has developed a four-part video series, Understanding Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Video Series Primer, which provides an overview of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in Canada through the lens of those who design, disseminate and use them.CPGs are evidence-based recommendations that allow health care...
    November 27 2012
  • Better Knowledge for Better Health | Un meilleur savoir pour une meilleure santéThe 21st Cochrane Colloquium website is now live!colloquium.cochrane.orgJoin us in beautiful Québec City, Canada, from 19 - 23 September 2013, as we celebrate The Cochrane Collaboration's 20th Anniversary. Québec City is over 400 years old and is the only walled city...
    November 26 2012
  • Nutrition is currently a hot topic amongst Cochrane Review users, which is demonstrated in Cochrane’s Where’s the Evidence? A list of top 10 Cochrane Reviews (completed in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research), in which six out of the 10 reviews are related to nutrition. Despite the incidence of nutrition-related reviews...
    November 23 2012
  • The Cochrane Child Health Field’s main product, Evidence-Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal, is now globally accessible after being selected for indexing in MEDLINE in October 2012. MEDLINE is the primary component of PubMed and the premiere bibliographic database of the US National Library of Medicine. The database indexes 5,500...
    November 23 2012
  • The Canadian Cochrane Centre held a Partners Forum on 19 November 2012 in Ottawa. Eighteen of 25 partner organization representatives, from across Canada, attended the one-day event. Representatives were updated about Cochrane activities and resources. Several examples of activities and collaborative projects in knowledge translation and training...
    November 23 2012
  • The Cochrane Library has developed an interactive world map displaying all of the countries with access to the Library. When you click on a selected country, data is displayed such as rank, percentage of full text downloads and the country's most downloaded Cochrane Reviews. Canada ranks number four with 4.33 per cent of the Library's full text...
    November 5 2012
  • Each year, men all over the world grow moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. This initiative, called Movember, encourages men to register at Movember.com and seek sponsorships for their moustache-growing efforts while photo-documenting their progress. Movember raises awareness...
    November 5 2012
  • The Lancet has published an article featuring Jimmy Volmink, Director of the South African Cochrane Centre, and his contributions to the development of evdience-based health care in South Africa. Volmink is Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University and is a recognized leader in his efforts to improve the...
    October 19 2012
  • Wrong-site surgery is a rare but possibly disastrous clinical error that can have substantial consequences for patients and health care providers. Cochrane researchers have undertaken the task of identifying and evaluating interventions which may reduce wrong-site surgery . . . more.
    September 19 2012

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