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  • A new Cochrane Review, summarizing data from 132 trials of automated telephone systems in preventing and managing long-term health conditions, concludes that they probably have the potential to play an important role in the delivery of health care.  However, further research is needed to understand more about their acceptability and...
    December 15 2016
  • Latest newsTeenagers could see long-term benefits from new treatments for depressionMore than two thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments – of which only one is currently recommended on the NHS – according to research published today in The Lancet...
    December 13 2016
  • We are recruiting for a new Cochrane FellowWorking within Cochrane UK the post holder will be professionally and managerially accountable to the Cochrane UK Senior Fellow in Public Health. The Cochrane Fellow would be expected to: Develop skills in evidence based decision making, and the preparation and use of systematic reviews of health-...
    December 12 2016
  • This is an excerpt from a blog originally published on Students 4 Best Evidence.I thought about giving this blog a more sensible title. Something like “things to look out for when reading a paper on a clinical trial”. But, I needed to get your attention, didn’t I….Let’s set the scene: An increasing number of clinical trials are funded by the...
    December 9 2016
  • This is an excerpt of a blog originally published on Evidently Cochrane. In this blog for our #UnderstandingEvidence series, Matt Oxman talks about the Informed Health Choices project, which helps people sort the wheat from the chaff of evidence about treatment effects, starting with school children.Evidently Cochrane makes evidence...
    December 9 2016
  • This is an excerpt of an article originally published on Evidently Cochrane. Martin Burton, Ear, Nose and Throat doctor, writes for parents and carers about the latest evidence on treatments for ear discharge in children with grommets.Children have grommets (ventilation tubes) put in their ears for two main reasons. Either because they...
    December 2 2016
  • This is an excerpt from a blog originally published on Students 4 Best EvidenceWhat is a meta-analysis?Meta-analysis is a statistical technique for combining data from multiple studies on a particular topic.Meta-analyses play a fundamental role in evidence-based healthcare. Compared to other study designs (such as randomized controlled...
    December 2 2016
  • Students 4 Best Evidence are holding a student competition to win free registration to the Cochrane UK and Ireland symposium 2017. Each year, Cochrane UK organize an annual symposium for all of their networks, including UK- and Ireland-based Cochrane contributors, researchers, health professionals, students, charities, patient advocates, and...
    November 30 2016
  • Announcing our competition for health professionals to win free registration to the 2017 Cochrane UK & Ireland symposium.Each year, we organize an annual symposium for all of our networks, including UK- and Ireland-based Cochrane contributors, researchers, health professionals, students, charities, patient advocates, and other...
    November 30 2016
  • The following new funding opportunities are available:Health Technology Assessment Programme16/140 - Preoperative inspiratory muscle training16/141 - Proton pump inhibitor therapy for refractory gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms16/142 - The role of bile duct imaging in gallbladder surgery16/143 - Frenotomy for babies with tongue-tie16/144 -...
    November 29 2016

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