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  • Dear Friends and Colleagues,It is with the deepest disappointment that we must confirm that as a result of the continued global spread and impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have taken the decision to cancel the Global Evidence Summit (GES 2), due to be hosted in Prague between 5-8 October 2021.The Global Organizing Committee (comprising…
    Thursday, November 26, 20
  • Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, will present at Brigham and Women's Hospital Surgical Grand Rounds on December 2, 2020, as part of the Professional Fulfillment Virtual Series. In the presentation, titled "Leadership, systematic reviews, and COVID: An international perspective", Dr. Soares-Weiser will reflect on…
    Wednesday, November 25, 20
  • Special Collection: Physical activity for healthy ageing On 26th November 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched their guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. This Special Collection curated by the Cochrane Campbell Global Ageing Partnership includes associated relevant topics addressing healthy ageing, aligning with…
    Wednesday, November 25, 20
  • China was the first country to identify COVID-19, but people didn’t know much about the virus in the early stages of the pandemic. To address this need for information, Cochrane China used the mobile telephone social media app WeChat to find out what doctors, nurses and members of the public wanted to know about COVID-19 and to share evidence with…
    Tuesday, November 24, 20
  • Cochrane published a rapid review about whether cleaning hands with ash reduces the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in areas where soap is not widely available. It was important to get this evidence out widely, so Cochrane First Aid translated the rapid review findings into six languages. Cochrane First Aid worked with volunteers…
    Tuesday, November 24, 20
  • Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The chances of having a stroke increase with age and older people also appear to suffer greater consequences from COVID-19. There may be a link between COVID-19 and new strokes, so healthcare professionals may be caring for people who have both COVID-19 and stroke. Cochrane Stroke heard…
    Tuesday, November 24, 20
  • Cochrane provides high-quality, relevant and up-to-date synthesized research evidence to inform health decisions. This page highlights the many ways that Cochrane has successfully responded to COVID-19 around the world. Click on any of the case studies below to find out more, and check back often as we continuously add and update new stories.…
    Thursday, November 19, 20
  • What are routine laboratory tests? Routine laboratory tests are blood tests that assess the health status of a patient. Tests include counts of different types of white blood cells (these help the body fight infection), and detection of markers (proteins) that indicate organ damage, and general inflammation. These tests are widely available and in…
    Thursday, November 19, 20
  • Cochrane Review: Early skin‐to‐skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants In 2016, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth published a systematic review looking at if skin-to-skin contact improved breastfeeding rates and helped babies adjust to the outside world. They looked at the results of 46 studies which included almost 4000 mothers…
    Wednesday, November 18, 20
  • Why is this question important?Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer among people with white skin.BCC is not usually life‐threatening but if left untreated, it can cause important disfigurement, especially on the face.Surgical removal of the affected area and surrounding skin is usually the first option for treating BCC…
    Wednesday, November 18, 20