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Reframing the debate: 'alternative' vs. 'traditional' medicine
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 07:00
The New York Times​' 'Upshot' column considers common assumptions about medicine

"The dichotomy, however, between alternative and traditional medicine, or between Eastern and Western medicine, is a false one":  The New York Times' 'Upshot' column considers common assumptions about medical treatment, and how to reframe the debate in the context of evidence.

Vox reports on the 'worm wars'
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 07:10
News analysis website Vox examines both sides of the school deworming debate

News analysis website Vox examines the ongoing debate about whether school deworming programmes are effective, including the recent Cochrane Review presenting the current evidence.

The Economist reports on the 'flawed' evidence base for new medicines
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 22:10
The Economist reports on the problem of unpublished clinical trial data

The Economist reports on the problem of unpublished clinical trial data, and efforts to make all trials available.

CMAJ reports on Cochrane Canada funding situation
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:09
CMAJ reports on Cochrane Canada funding situation

CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, reports on the recent decision by the Canadian Institute of Health Research not to renew funding for Cochrane activity in Canada after September 2015.

Australia’s The Age newspaper cites multiple Cochrane Reviews in an analysis of complementary medicine and available evidence
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 09:31
Australia’s The Age newspaper cites multiple Cochrane Reviews in an analysis of

Australia’s The Age newspaper cites multiple Cochrane Reviews in an analysis of complementary medicine and available evidence.

Medical News Today highlights new Cochrane evidence on xylitol and tooth decay
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 05:17
Medical News Today highlights new Cochrane evidence on xylitol and tooth decay

Medical News Today, an online health news service based in the UK and Taiwan, presents evidence from a new Cochrane Review which indicates that the effectiveness of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay remains unproven.

BBC Radio 4 cites new Cochrane Evidence
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 08:44
BBC Radio 4 cites new Cochrane Evidence

BBC Radio 4's 'Today' news programme discusses new Cochrane evidence on hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women and its potential impact on cardiovascular disease and stroke (scroll to 2:07:45 to hear the story).

Time magazine cites Cochrane evidence in a story on lowering blood pressure
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:16
Time magazine cites Cochrane evidence in a story on lowering blood pressure

Time magazine cites a 2012 Cochrane Review in an article discussing foods which may help to lower blood pressure.

News Medical online interviews Cochrane author
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 14:27
News Medical online interviews Cochrane author

News Medical, an online, open-access medical information provider, interviews Cochrane author Professor Peter Hajek on his recent review of electronic cigarettes and quitting smoking.

New York Times op-ed considers value of annual check-ups, cites Cochrane evidence
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 11:02
New York Times op-ed considers value of annual check-ups, cites Cochrane evidenc

A New York Times opinion piece on the value of routine general health visits cites a 2012 Cochrane Review which found no evidence to support the practice.


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