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  • Erin Ueffing, Education Co-ordinator for the Canadian Cochrane Centre, is currently in Halifax, Nova Scotia, mentoring fellow Cochrane Canada review authors during a five-day Update Completion Course. The course provides authors who are looking to update their review with a combination of independent work time, one-on-one consultations and...
    June 19 2012
  • The Canadian Cochrane Centre is conducting a survey of our Canadian contributors to determine your needs and preferences regarding Cochrane training. We'd like to invite you to complete this survey:  it will take about 20 minutes, and you can return to it at a later point to finish if necessary.To complete the survey, please visit http...
    June 18 2012
  • By Lawrence Mbuagbaw & Harriet MacLehose13 June 2012 - Posted by thecochranelibrary.com The Cochrane Collaboration is a leader in the preparation of high-quality systematic reviews, but they are prepared and available mainly in the English language. This alone greatly undermines the potential of Cochrane Reviews as building blocks...
    June 14 2012
  • University of Manitoba Dean of Medicine Dr Brian Postl congratulates the Faculty of Medicine’s Dr Terry Klassen on his appointment to the Governing Council of the CIHR. The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health announced 4 June the appointment of Dr Terry Klassen, to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR...
    June 7 2012
  • Over 300,000 Canadians are living with the effects of a stroke, and more than 50,000 strokes occur in Canada every year (one every 10 minutes), making it a leading cause of death in our country.* Stroke Awareness Month (June 2012) aims to raise awareness about the risk factors that can lead to a stroke and encourage people to lead healthier...
    June 4 2012
  • Where’s the Evidence? A Top Ten List of Cochrane ReviewsPresented by the Canadian Cochrane Centre and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research10. School-based programs reduce childhood obesityChildhood obesity can cause social, psychological and health problems. A Cochrane Review showed that school-based programs that encourage healthy eating,...
    May 31 2012
  • Where’s the Evidence? A Top Ten List of Cochrane ReviewsPresented by the Canadian Cochrane Centre and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research9. Team-based care improves stroke recoveryWhen doctors, nurses and therapists work as a team, they can greatly improve outcomes for patients. A Cochrane Review showed that stroke patients who receive team...
    May 30 2012
  • Where’s the Evidence? A Top Ten List of Cochrane ReviewsPresented by the Canadian Cochrane Centre and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research8. “Scared straight” programs lead to more, not less, criminal behaviour Programs like “scared straight” are designed to discourage youth from engaging in criminal behaviour by showing them what life is...
    May 29 2012
  • Where’s the Evidence? A Top Ten List of Cochrane ReviewsPresented by the Canadian Cochrane Centre and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research7. Speed cameras reduce road traffic injuries and deathsRoad traffic crashes are a major cause of death and disability. While some drivers dislike them, a Cochrane Review showed that placing speed cameras...
    May 28 2012
  • A new Cochrane EPOC (Effective Practice and Organisation of Care) Review, led by Dr Susan Patterson, has examined "the ways that healthcare professionals can improve the use of suitable medicines for older people."Christen Brownlee, of Health Behavior New Service, has interviewed Dr Patterson who stated that "inappropriate polypharmacy contributes...
    May 24 2012

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