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  • This blog first appeared on Evidently Cochrane and is republished with permission.
    ‘Superbugs’ have hit the headlines again. As the 193 countries of the United Nations pass round the pen and sign a declaration to rid the world of drug-resistant infections, the UK’s chief medical officer, Prof … Read more
  • An updated Cochrane Review provides an independent, rigorous assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking.
    Scroll to the bottom of this article for a round-up of media coverage
    The conclusions of this updated Review are unchanged since … Read more
  • Latest newsLargest UK trial of treatment for prostate cancer publishes first results
    Active monitoring is as effective as surgery and radiotherapy, in terms of survival at 10 years, reports the largest study of its kind, funded by the NIHR. Results published in New England Journal of … Read more
  • The following new funding opportunities are available:
    Health Services and Delivery Research Programme
    16/116 - Researcher-led, standard outline
    16/115 - Researcher-led, evidence synthesis full
    Find out more here
    Research for Patient Benefit Programme
    Competition 31
    Find out more here … Read more
  • What are the things that you do to reduce the risk of catheter-related infection in patients with central venous catheters (CVCs)? Take a moment to run through them. Now think about each one and why you do it. I’ll give you some prompts; mentally tick off all that apply:
    It’s Trust policyNICE (or … Read more
  • Cochrane Colloquia are our annual flagship events, bringing together Cochrane contributors from around the world to discuss, develop and promote Cochrane, and help shape its future.
    The 2016 Cochrane Colloquium will be held in Seoul, South Korea from 23-27 October. For full information regarding the … Read more
  • Interested in communicating health evidence?  Cochrane is calling for volunteers to support Wikipedia editing.
    Wikipedia's health content was made up of more than 155,000 articles at the end of 2013, and was viewed more than 4.88 billion times in the same year.[1]  Wikipedia thus is a major … Read more
  • This blog originally appeared on Evidently Cochrane.
    Cochrane UK’s Senior Fellow in General Practice Lynda Ware looks at the new Cochrane review on Vitamin D for the management of asthma.
    A new Cochrane review looked at precisely this question and found high quality evidence … Read more
  • A new Cochrane Review published in the Cochrane Library has found evidence from randomized trials that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks.
    Asthma is a common chronic disease, affecting about 300 million … Read more
  • Andrew Herxheimer Memorial Meeting
    Friends’ Meeting House, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW
    Tuesday 15 November 2016, 10am for a 10.30 start
    We very much hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday 15 November 2016 to remember our colleague Andrew Herxheimer (1925-2016). We will celebrate his … Read more
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