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  • There are many reasons to undertake a Cochrane review. For the author team behind the new review on safe and effective approaches to stopping antidepressants, the motivating factors were both personal and professional, national and international.'Long-term antidepressant use is on the rise around the world and all of us recognise the urgent need...
    April 21 2021
  • Today is an auspicious day for a dedicated global team of methodologists, search specialists, biostatisticians and systematic reviewers who have spent the last few years diligently updating PRISMA - the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses statement. First published in 2009, PRISMA was designed to help systematic...
    March 30 2021
  • Mindfulness has been growing in popularity across the globe over the past decade, and is increasingly the subject of scientific research into the benefits it may deliver. In 2020, six Monash medical students sought to better understand if and how mindfulness practice could help fellow medical students and junior doctors deal with the significant...
    February 17 2021
  • Earlier this year, a paper in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology argued that ‘the GRADE approach to evidence matters now, perhaps more than ever’. Dr Sue Brennan couldn’t agree more. Having been increasingly involved in the world of GRADE for over a decade, she is well placed to look back on recent achievements and plan for the challenges that...
    December 7 2020
  • Reducing the transmission of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global priority. To this end, public health officials and politicians across the world have been seeking scientific expertise to guide policy. In response, investigators have rushed to share new results on preprint servers, and journals have expedited editorial and peer review...
    November 23 2020
  • The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, in partnership with the Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG), have published new clinical flowcharts to guide clinicians and trained first aid responders in delivering potentially lifesaving CPR as safely as possible. These include:Preparedness for CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic CPR of...
    October 28 2020
  • Cochrane has published an update to the Rapid Review assessing the effectiveness of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.The updated review summarizes evidence available from studies that show how quarantine affects the spread of COVID-19. The studies included in the review consistently conclude that quarantine can play a role in controlling...
    September 16 2020
  • The efforts of Cochrane contributors around the world continue to focus on COVID-19. Cochrane Australia is playing an active role in the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce and continues to collaborate in international efforts to understand, contain and stop the spread of coronavirus. Here’s a snapshot of this global work to...
    September 9 2020
  • Every year Cochrane awards members of its Community with a range of prizes that highlight high-quality methodological research through to supporting health decision-making in developing countries, and contributors who have made a significant contribution to the organization. Despite the cancellation of our annual Colloquia this year, nominations...
    August 18 2020
  • With cases of COVID-19 on the rise, many Australians are asking: what happens if I test positive? With no known cure and no vaccine, what are my treatment options?Finding trusted answers amid the widespread coverage of questionable claims and dubious data on unproven treatments is not easy. The good news is there are clear guidelines and growing...
    August 18 2020

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