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  • In May 2012, Cochrane Canada hosted its annual Symposium in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Canadian Cochrane Centre provided stipends to consumers to give them the opportunity to attend the Symposium, and three of those consumers have written an in-depth article on their experience. Sheila Kerr, Colleen Maloney and Nadia Prestley are members of the...
    September 13 2012
  • September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, an average of 880 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer in Canada. Due to advances in treatment, 82 per cent of children with cancer survive at least five years after their diagnosis.1 This month, the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) has organized a school...
    September 7 2012
  • In 2011, approximately 136.7 million babies were born worldwide, and only 32.6% of them were breastfed exclusively within the first 12 months. This year marks the 20th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week (1 – 7 August 2012), which is meant to protect, encourage and support the practice of breastfeeding. Numerous countries do not have an...
    August 1 2012
  • As some Canadian cities prepare for more consecutive days of rising temperatures, it might be useful to know electric fans may not keep you cool or safe.For Immediate ReleaseMedia contacts: Lori Tarbett (CAN): +1 613-613-737-8899 ext. 73834 ltarbett@ohri.ca Jennifer Beal (UK): +44 (0) 1243 770633 Amy Molnar (US): +1 201-748-8844 sciencenewsroom@...
    July 13 2012
  • The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has recently highlighted a collection of Cochrane Reviews related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.Alzheimer’s disease is the main cause for dementia and is currently irreversible and without a cure. CIHR is leading the International Collaborative Research Strategy for Alzheimer’s...
    July 11 2012
  • The Bill Silverman Prize, named after one of the founding members of American neonatal medicine, is an award presented annually at the Cochrane Colloquium. The aim of the award is to acknowledge the value of critisicm of The Cochrane Collaboration in terms of improving its work. The prize is given to an author of publication or...
    July 9 2012
  • Allan Gotlib, the Canadian Cochrane Centre’s partner representative at the Canadian Chiropractic Association, was recently appointed to the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours. The Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, announced on 29 June 2012 that 70 Canadians have been appointed to receive the honour — all...
    July 5 2012
  • The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) has a 2011 Impact Factor of 5.715, ranking it in the top 10 out of 153 journals in the Medicine, General and Internal category.The Impact Factor is a tool used to measure, rank and compare journals. It’s calculated by taking the number of times a journal has been cited in the past two years...
    July 4 2012
  • Health system policy-makers and stakeholders now have easier, faster access to policy-related information focused on healthcare renewal in Canada.Canada’s Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal (EIHR) Portal is a continuously updated repository of policy-relevant documents including jurisdictional reviews, stakeholder position papers, and...
    July 3 2012
  • 11 July 2012 marks 25 years since the world reached a population of five billion people. The first World Population Day was held on 11 July 1989 by the United Nations in order to bring awareness to the world’s varied population issues. These include gender equality, the importance of family planning, poverty, maternal health and human rights. The...
    July 3 2012

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