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  • New evidence published in the Cochrane Library this month provides strong evidence that falls in people over 60 can be prevented by exercise programs. Falls are a leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Older adults suffer the greatest number of fatal falls and over 37 million falls are severe enough to require...
    February 15 2019
  • Earlier this year Luke Wolfenden took up his new role as joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Public Health, realising a long-held ambition to make a major contribution to Cochrane locally and globally. Based at the University of Newcastle, he shares the co-ordinating editor role with Hilary Thomson at the University of Glasgow in the UK. Here...
    December 18 2018
  • A new Cochrane Review published today to coincide with World Prematurity Day has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births.Premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under 5 years old worldwide, accounting for...
    November 15 2018
  • Cochrane Australia Research Fellow and Co-Convenor of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group Matthew Page recently took out this year’s Bill Silverman Prize, which recognises and celebrates the role of constructive criticism of Cochrane and its work. Here we catch up with Matthew about who and what inspired him to research and publish his prize-winning...
    October 22 2018
  • Named by Reuters as one of the most influential scientific minds of our time, this week’s guest wears many hats and pursues all kinds of surprising interests. Jeremy Grimshaw has earned a global reputation for translating evidence into genuine changes that improve human health. He’s a Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, President of...
    October 12 2018
  • On 27 July 2018 an article was published in the journal BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine relating to the recently published Cochrane Review on prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. The article is based on analyses undertaken at the Nordic Cochrane Centre, and two of the authors are experienced Cochrane researchers:...
    September 4 2018
  • This week, a very special conversation with a maverick British medico who set up a tiny research centre in Oxford and watched it grow into a global collaboration of over 40,000 people across 130 countries. Three decades on, the Cochrane Collaboration now produces the world's most trusted health evidence that's used by patients, health...
    August 29 2018
  • Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Sally Green and colleagues from Monash Health have published a thematic series of 11 papers in BMC Health Services Research. The Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resource Effectively (SHARE) Program was an investigation of concepts, opportunities, methods and implications for evidence-based disinvestment in...
    August 10 2018
  • The Turnbull Government in partnership with Stroke Foundation and Cochrane Australia is set to revolutionise the rapid translation of medical discoveries into clinical practice, saving lives and improving health outcomes.In a world-first, ‘living stroke guidelines’ are set to be piloted, accelerating access to world-class, evidenced based...
    August 10 2018
  • This week’s guest on The Recommended Dose has led something of a double life, using both medicine and the media to explore and promote the critical role of evidence in healthcare. Now based at the University of Sydney, Alexandra Barratt's journey from clinician to journalist to global advocate for evidence based medicine and shared decision-making...
    August 8 2018

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