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  • New evidence published this month in the Cochrane Library shows that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke.HRT, now more commonly known as hormone therapy, is widely used for controlling menopausal symptoms. It has also been used for...
    August 4 2015
  • Lisa Bero is no stranger to the Antipodes, having often visited her wide network of colleagues and friends here over the past 20 years. It’s no surprise then that she’s already feeling right at home after taking up permanent residency in Australia late last year. She is now relishing new professional challenges as the Chair of Medicines Use and...
    August 4 2015
  • Cochrane Australia entered the twittersphere last month and joined over 50 fellow Cochrane groups already using the popular platform to converse, share information and inspire new ideas. We quickly began following insightful individuals and interesting organisations aplenty, but found finalising our own profile a little trickier than expected. The...
    August 4 2015
  • This year’s first quarterly Cochrane snapshot appeared in the MJA last month. The short feature takes a brief look at a range of recent reviews – from e-cigarettes to absenteeism and gastro-oesophageal reflux in children. This semi-regular MJA feature aims to raise awareness of current reviews and inspire readers to delve further into Cochrane...
    August 4 2015
  • The ABC’s Catalyst program took a close look at the controversial Tamiflu debate earlier this month, and highlighted the role Cochrane has played in the ongoing quest for evidence about the drug’s efficacy. Chris Del Mar, the QLD-based Co-ordinating Editor of the Acute Respiratory Infections Group, talked to reporter Dr Maryanne Demasi about the...
    August 4 2015
  • This year's Australasian Cochrane Symposium features an engaging and informative mix of speakers, topics, workshops and plenaries that explore contemporary issues affecting the evidence community in our own region and beyond. Visit our symposium website for all the details and online registration.Keynote speakers including David Tovey, Lisa Bero,...
    July 30 2015

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