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  • Where’s the Evidence? A Top Ten List of Cochrane ReviewsPresented by the Canadian Cochrane Centre and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research6. Cutting salt doesn’t decrease risk of dyingPeople 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...
    May 24 2012
  • Where’s the Evidence? A Top Ten List of Cochrane ReviewsPresented by the Canadian Cochrane Centre and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research5. Drugs relieve labour pain, but little evidence on non-drug approachesWomen have various drug and non-drug options available to them to manage the pain of childbirth. An overview of research reviews...
    May 23 2012
  • We will be posting the plenary, oral and workshop presentations from the 10th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium on an ongoing basis, as recieved by those presenters willing to share their slides. To view the 2012 presentations, click here!
    May 23 2012
  • The Canadian Cochrane Centre (CCC) is pleased to welcome Krista Connell, CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF), as the new Chair of our Advisory Board. The Advisory Board provides a balance of high-level, strategic perspectives from across the Canadian healthcare landscape and has the capacity to strengthen the development of...
    May 22 2012
  • Where’s the Evidence? A Top Ten List of Cochrane ReviewsPresented by the Canadian Cochrane Centre and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research4. St John's Wort helps treat depressionSt. 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...
    May 22 2012
  • Where’s the Evidence? A Top Ten List of Cochrane ReviewsPresented by the Canadian Cochrane Centre and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research3. Antioxidant supplements show no benefitsSome 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...
    May 18 2012
  • 2. Cranberries prevent urinary tract infectionsCranberries 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.
    May 17 2012
  • Every day new health research studies are covered in the media worldwide. One day you may read that coffee is bad for your health; the next day you’ll hear that the same cup of java reduces your risk of disease. How can you sort through the complex and often conflicting world of scientific research to make sound health decisions? And where can you...
    May 16 2012
  • Health Evidence will be hosting a 90 minute webinar on obesity prevention interventions in children, presenting key messages and implications for practice on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 at 1:00pm EST. Maureen Dobbins, Scientific Director of Health Evidence, will be leading the webinar, which will include interactive discussion.This webinar will focus...
    May 15 2012
  • Canadian Cochrane Centre staff are tweeting at this year's 10th Annual Cochrane Canada Symposium. Use #ccsymp12 to follow and tweet about the symposium as we post about plenary discussions and more. Speakers include Dr Peter Tugwell, Dr David Moher and Dr Jonathan Craig.
    May 2 2012

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