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  • A new Cochrane review published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death.Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alpha­...
    July 19 2018
  • This week influential Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine Dr Rita Redberg joins host Ray Moynihan on Cochrane Australia's podcast The Recommended Dose to share a wide ranging conversation on all things health. A Professor at the University of California San Francisco and high profile contributor to The Washington Post and New York...
    July 12 2018
  • Twenty of Australia’s best and brightest health and medical researchers were honoured at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) annual Research Excellence Awards in Canberra last week. Dr Jo McKenzie, a Senior Research Fellow and biostatistician based at Monash University and contributor to Cochrane Australia was among the...
    July 2 2018
  • Dr John Ioannidis, professor of medicine and health research at Stanford University, today told The Recommended Dose podcast that most developed countries are spending and wasting so much that health care has become ‘one of the leading public dangers for health’.Dr Ioannidis is recognised by The Atlantic as one of the world’s most...
    June 27 2018
  • 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

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