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  • Everyone at Cochrane Australia was deeply saddened by the recent passing of our friend, generous colleague and agitator for better medical research, Professor Doug Altman. His contributions to Cochrane cannot be overstated.Doug founded and convened the Cochrane Statistical Methods Group for 20 years, among many other activities and achievements....
    June 14 2018
  • There are few topics in health today that attract as much attention and polarisation of public opinion as vaccination. While the shared position of the World Health Organisation, clinicians and health leaders around the globe has long been that vaccination is a safe, essential and proven public health tool, public sentiment is not universally...
    June 13 2018
  • A new report published today heralds an exciting development for evidence-based health care in Australia, with the promise of near real-time incorporation of research into evidence-based guideline recommendations now a step closer to reality. The Living Evidence for Australian Health Care report details the outcomes of...
    June 6 2018
  • Cochrane Australia’s Julian Elliott, Tari Turner and Anneliese Synnott explore the role consumers are set to play in the new health evidence eco-system in the latest issue of Health Voices, out this week. The online journal published bi-annually by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia aims to promote debate on health care issues...
    May 18 2018
  • A new Cochrane Review published in the Cochrane Library earlier this month casts further doubt on the role of a treatment for painful fractures in the spine caused by osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a common disease in Australia, with 1.2 million people estimated to have the condition that makes bones become brittle leading to a higher risk of...
    April 18 2018
  • A new Melbourne GRADE centre has now been officially opened at Cochrane Australia and the centre’s new website was launched at melbournegradecentre.org this week, offering full details of training and events for the coming year.‘The international GRADE working group approved the establishment of our new Melbourne GRADE centre...
    March 22 2018
  • In a significant step for national health research and training, Cochrane Indonesia was launched on Monday 5 March at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta. Cochrane Australia's Co-Directors Professor Sally Green and Steve McDonald joined global CEO Mark Wilson and Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati at a formal ceremony to...
    March 14 2018
  • Ray’s guest this week is Julian Elliott - the well-travelled Australian doctor, researcher and big picture thinker who aims to use new technology to radically improve health systems and access to evidence for people around the world – whether they’re in high or low income countries.Julian is something of a futurist. So at a time when all kinds of...
    January 24 2018
  • Hailed as one of the best British novelists writing today, Sarah Moss is our very special literary guest on TRD this week. She joins Ray to explore the intersection between fiction and health, and to talk about the doctors, patients, parents and families she portrays so vividly in her five highly acclaimed novels.The role of the writer, Sarah says...
    January 24 2018
  • Psychiatrist and would-be international DJ Prathap Tharyan joins Ray from his home in India to explore a fascinating fraction of his work, life and philosophy.Prathap’s wide-ranging agenda reflects a decidedly down-to-earth and original take on understanding and improving the human condition. Be it tending to victims of the Boxing Day tsunami,...
    January 24 2018

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