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  • Our inaugural Cochrane Australia Learning Week was held in early June, and proved a popular training intensive for 95 local, interstate and international participants. Throughout the week, eight full-day workshops explored all aspects of systematic reviews, research synthesis, knowledge translation and evidence production. ‘We’re so pleased...
    July 5 2017
  • Last month Cochrane Australia Research Fellow Annie Synnot and Senior Research Fellow Julian Elliott took living systematic reviews on the road in something of a whirlwind tour of the United States and Canada. Here Annie shares some of the highlights, including a timely visit to the US Environmental Protection Agency...‘This very fruitful trip...
    July 3 2017
  • As an HIV doctor working in Cambodia in the mid-2000s, Julian Elliott saw first-hand the critical need for accessible and up-to-date health evidence to inform both daily clinical decisions and public health programs. These early experiences shaped his determination to create better ways of understanding research and translating research findings...
    July 3 2017
  • Two new Cochrane Reviews published earlier this month conclude a series of reviews exploring different interventions to treat obesity in children and teenagers. Collectively, the six reviews explore the effectiveness of diet, physical activity and behaviour change, obesity surgery and drugs, interventions that target parents and lifestyle...
    June 30 2017
  • Join us at this year's Australasian Cochrane Symposium in Melbourne on 22-23 November.The theme of this year’s Symposium is 'Towards living evidence'. Task automation, machine learning, data linkage and citizen science are just some examples of how the production and dissemination of evidence is being transformed. Whether for systematic reviews or...
    June 22 2017
  • The latest Cochrane Review on Industry sponsorship and research outcome has attracted much media interest over the past few weeks. The updated review includes 27 new studies and provides definitive evidence that pharmaceutical industry funding of drug studies biases results and conclusions to look favourable towards the drug of the sponsor....
    March 28 2017
  • Published last month, the sixth update of the Cochrane Review on Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy weighs up the evidence on a critical health and social equity issue. Smoking remains one of the few preventable factors associated with complications in pregnancy, and has serious long-term implications for...
    March 23 2017
  • New Cochrane Library Breastfeeding Special Collection brings together the best in evidence for mums, health professionals and policy makers alikeA recent landmark Lancet Series on Breastfeeding concluded that ‘breastmilk makes the world healthier, smarter, and more equal’. While few would disagree with this assessment or the evidence that...
    March 23 2017
  • The annual list of top 5 Cochrane Reviews and podcasts downloaded by Australians in 2016 offers an interesting national snapshot of diverse research areas.Exercise for back pain by Sydney-based authors Bruno Saragiotto, Christopher Maher, Tiê Yamato and colleagues topped the most downloaded new review charts both here in Australia and...
    March 23 2017
  • Registrations for Cochrane Australia Learning Week 2017 are now open. Join us for a week of wide-ranging courses offering new perspectives on systematic reviews and evidence production. For full details and online registration, visit our website at learningweek.cochrane.org.au 
    March 6 2017

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