New ‘living guidelines’ approach to maternal health delivers benefits
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.
Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference 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
Thanks to and farewell from former Editor-in-Chief David Tovey
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:
Partnerships & person-centred health services: a new protocol from CCCRG
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.
Guide for producing or sourcing quality health information for consumers & carers
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.
David Moher on the problem of journals (both prestigious and predatory)
David Moher wears many hats, but is perhaps best known for his contributions to the world of systematic reviews.
New review highlights the benefits of exercise for preventing falls in the over 60s
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 medical attention each year.
Luke Wolfenden makes an impact at Cochrane Public Health
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.
New research finds omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of premature birth
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
Dr Matthew Page takes out this year's Bill Silverman Prize
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.