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posted on: 1 Apr 2010 - 13:15
Sense About Science and partners launch national campaign for reform of UK libel laws
Sense About Science, English PEN and Index on Censorship have launched a campaign for reform of the United Kingdom’s libel laws. read more
posted on: 1 Apr 2010 - 13:13
Cochrane Systematic Review provides evidence for new WHO Malaria Guidelines
The Cochrane Systematic Review, ‘Artemisinin-based combination therapy for treating uncomplicated malaria’, was used to inform the World Health Organization’s (WHO) new Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria, recently published in March 2010. The review, produced by the Infectious Diseases Group, allowed WHO to finesse the recommendations around various artemisinin-based combination therapies (... read more
posted on: 1 Apr 2010 - 13:10
Sales of ineffective electronic mosquito repellents stopped with help of Cochrane Systematic Review
Electronic mosquito repellents have been withdrawn from sale by a major airline, KLM, following a successful partnership between the advocacy website MalariaWorld and the DFID-funded Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium. A Cochrane Systematic Review, produced by the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, was used as evidence to clearly demonstrate that electronic mosquito repellents... read more
posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 18:12
First meeting of Egyptian Cochrane contributors
Amidst a truly inspiring assembly and surroundings, the first meeting of Egyptian Cochrane contributors was held on 21 May 2009 at the breathtakingly beautiful Fairmont Towers in Heliopolis, Cairo. read more
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posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 18:08
Statistical methods for diagnostic test accuracy reviews
Forty-one statistical and epidemiological Cochranites spent an informative (if cold and damp) three days in Birmingham in July (6-8) learning the finer details of the methods and statistical analyses involved in the new Cochrane DTA Reviews. The course was organised by the UK Support Unit for Cochrane Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy, and involved faculty from Australia, the Netherlands, and... read more

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