New Cochrane health evidence challenges popular view that omega 3 supplements reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death
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.
JAMA Internal Medicine's Rita Redberg on The Recommended Dose
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.
Dr Jo McKenzie takes out top prize at this year’s NHMRC Research Excellence Awards
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 recipients of the prestigious awards recognising recent outstanding performance in their fields.
John Ioannidis kicks off series two of The Recommended Dose
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 bec
Tributes to our friend and colleague Professor Doug Altman
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.
Media watch: the latest on vaccination
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 supportive.
Australian guideline developers join forces to advance Living Evidence
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.
Latest CHF Journal looks at consumers and health research
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.
Further evidence that vertebroplasty provides little benefit and may cause harm
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 fractures or breaks than in normal bone.