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  • This blog is written by Sarah Chapman, Cochrane UK's Knowledge Broker.Top 10 lists are everywhere, aren’t they? Today I even came across a list of ‘top 10 ways for making a great list’. But I have a top 10 list that is pretty special. It’s the culmination of a project in which people mild-moderate hearing loss, their families and friends,...
    September 11 2015
  • When we think about the nutrients we need each day vitamins C, D and E, calcium and folate may be the first ones that spring to mind. What about iodine though?Iodine is a trace element naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available to buy as a dietary supplement. It’s an essential component of thyroid hormones thyroxine and...
    September 10 2015
  • Adopting probabilistic thinking and language that is powered by evidence and its validity is a hard transition from everyday life for anyone. There are many possible obstacles.The fundamentals – causality, randomness, probability – are not very intuitive or easy to understand or communicate clearly to anyone. Just tell me “yes”, “no” or “I don’t...
    September 8 2015
  • Free peer review workshopThursday 17th September 2015, 2pm – 5pm, held at Glasgow Caledonian University.Peer Review: The nuts and bolts is a free half-day workshop for early career researchers and will explore how peer review works, how to get involved, the challenges to the system, and the role of peer...
    September 8 2015
  • September is the S month. It brings stationery, as pleasing at 50, I find, as at 15. It also brings spiders, sticky-backed plastic (see this blog if you’re wondering), school and stress. Back to school. What a shame that these three little words create feelings of dread in many parents, children and teachers. In the UK, teacher...
    September 4 2015
  • Blogshots are a way of giving information in an image that can be shared on social media, like infographics. The are designed to fit the Twitter image proportions that also fits other platforms such as Facebook and Google+. Please feel free to download the blogshots and infographics here, to share on your social media accounts. We have also...
    September 4 2015
  • There is only one week left to book onto the following YHEC training course at The University of York:Economic Evaluations and Economic Evidence in Healthcare, 17th September 2015  (book online) Health economics evidence is a key element in much health services research and particularly in health technology assessments. Identifying...
    September 4 2015
  • A blog written by retired GP, Dr Lynda Ware, for clinicians.The novel oral anticoagulants – or NOACs – are the new kids on the block in anticoagulation. They appear to be as effective as warfarin but with a better safety profile. A Cochrane review published in June 2015 (1) explores the role of NOACs in the treatment of...
    September 4 2015
  • Do you have an innovative idea to contribute to Cochrane training? Submit your proposal to the Training Innovations Fund and it could become part of Cochrane’s training strategy!As part of our Training and Professional Development Strategy, Cochrane is launching an annual Training Innovations Fund to support new and exciting approaches to...
    September 4 2015
  • Cochrane UK and Students 4 Best Evidence  are now partners with MediWikis, a collaborative platform for students to share and update medical study notes. It is built on MediaWiki the same platform as Wikipedia, so that students can share and contribute to the knowledge bank as well as searching through it. Cochrane UK will share the...
    August 17 2015

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