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  • The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce has completed its weekly update of guidelines for the clinical care of people with COVID-19.The Taskforce has continued to monitor the research on antiviral and other disease-modifying treatments and continues to recommend that hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir should only be used 'in the context...
    May 25 2020
  • In the first week of April 2020, the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce launched new 'living guidelines' to provide world-first, continually updated evidence-based guidance to clinicians caring for people with COVID-19. Each week the Taskforce publishes an update summarising the latest developments.What’s new this week? This week...
    May 12 2020
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) recently commissioned a Cochrane rapid review to assess the effectiveness of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The review summarizes evidence available from modelling studies that show how quarantining affects the spread of COVID-19. The studies included in the review consistently conclude that...
    May 6 2020
  • New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today finds MMR, MMRV and MMR+V vaccines are effective and that they are not associated with increased risk of autism. Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (also known as chickenpox) are infectious diseases caused by viruses. They are most common in children and young adults, and can lead to...
    April 21 2020
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the connectedness and vulnerability of today’s world, and the need for solidarity and open collaboration across borders. Governments, health care professionals and researchers around the world are seeking answers to questions related to the treatment of patients, and how best to protect health care workers as well...
    April 19 2020
  • Cochrane launches its COVID-19 Study Register – a one-stop shop for primary research studies on COVID-19. The aim of the register is to support rapid evidence synthesis by all systematic review producers, including Cochrane's work on Rapid Reviews in response to COVID-19. The register helps systematic reviewers prioritize...
    April 9 2020
  • TASKFORCE MEDIA RELEASE - 4 April 2020A large coalition of peak Australian health professional groups has come together to develop new “living guidelines” that will provide world-first, continually updated evidence-based guidance to clinicians caring for people with COVID-19. This innovation has been developed under the auspices of the...
    April 4 2020
  • The coronavirus outbreak was declared a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) in late January 2020. Since that time the COVID-19 virus has continued to spread throughout the world, bringing with it an unprecedented health, social and economic crisis that continues to unfold.The WHO is working closely with global...
    March 20 2020
  • It’s been a big year for Matt Page, with many of the flagship projects, publications and plans he’s contributed to coming to fruition. The new RoB 2 tool has been unveiled, the revised Cochrane Handbook has been launched and a highly sought-after research grant facilitating a bright future is now in the bag. It’s not surprising then that Matt...
    October 30 2019
  • This week, a closer look at the role journals both prestigious and predatory play in science and academia. Dr David Moher, Director of the Centre for Journalology at Canada’s Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, joins Ray to explore the way publication practices and the 'publish or perish' mentality shape researchers’ careers and the...
    October 22 2019

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