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  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group have developed an innovative new ‘living guidelines’ approach to global maternal and perinatal health recommendations. As Dr Joshua Vogel, Associate Editor at Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth highlights in BMJ Global Health today, this approach represents an...
    August 16 2019
  • The 7th international Preventing Overdiagnosis scientific conference is set to be held in Sydney from 5-7 December 2019. Hosted by Wiser Healthcare, co-sponsored by the WHO and supported by a broad range of associate partners (including Cochrane Australia), the event promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of what is causing...
    July 16 2019
  • David Tovey stepped down as Cochrane's Editor in Chief on Friday 31 May, after ten years at the helm. By way of farewell, he shared a personal message of thanks to the Cochrane community, along with a thought provoking editorial reflecting on the challenges and rewards of the past, present and future. You'll find them here:Cochrane Library...
    June 6 2019
  • Earlier this year, the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group (CCCRG) published a new protocol that was co-produced with an enthusiastic group of stakeholders, entitled Consumers and health providers working in partnership for the promotion of person‐centred health services: a co‐produced qualitative evidence synthesis. The next step,...
    May 14 2019
  • The Research Centre for Health Communication and Participation at La Trobe University has released a new Guide for producing or sourcing quality health information for consumers and carers. If you're a health professional, health administrator or consumer or carer involved in ensuring health information meets the needs of people who use your...
    May 14 2019
  • David Moher wears many hats, but is perhaps best known for his contributions to the world of systematic reviews. A highly cited clinical epidemiologist and senior scientist at Canada’s Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health, he has published over 70 systematic reviews,...
    April 15 2019
  • 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

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