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  • On Saturday 13th October, Cochrane UK hosted a free half day workshop for students interested in studying medicine and other health-related courses. 29 AS- and A-Level students from eight Oxfordshire schools attended the day, which took place in the Cochrane UK office in Summertown, Oxford. To begin, Lynda Ware and Selena...
    October 15 2018
  • In this blog for people with cardiovascular disease taking treatment for high blood pressure, Robert Walton, a Cochrane UK Senior Fellow in General Practice, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on what blood pressure targets to aim for, balancing the benefits of treatment against risk of side effects.So you want to stay healthy and live to a...
    October 8 2018
  • This year, the day before the Cochrane Colloquium, Saturday 15th September 2018, Cochrane UK hosted a ‘Fringe Event’ in Edinburgh. It was for trainees (of any speciality) and students (of any discipline) interested in evidence-based health care.The day comprised a mixture of interactive workshops and inspirational talks from renowned...
    October 4 2018
  • The Cochrane Colloquium is an annual event, bringing people together from around the world to discuss putting research into important global health questions and promoting evidence-informed health care.  This year the theme is ‘Cochrane for all - better evidence for better health decisions’.  It was a Patients Included event,...
    October 2 2018
  • The Cochrane Collaboration’s Governing Board of Trustees voted unanimously on 25th September to terminate Professor Peter Gøtzsche’s membership of the organization, and his present position as a Member of the Governing Board and Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre.Cochrane is a collaboration: an organization founded on shared values and an...
    September 26 2018
  • On 27th July 2018, an article was published in the journal BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine relating to the recently published Cochrane Review on prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. The article is based on analyses undertaken at the Nordic Cochrane Centre, and two of the authors are experienced Cochrane...
    September 4 2018
  • Richard Morley and Sarah Chapman look ahead to the Cochrane Colloquium in September which, for the first time, is a Patients Included event.With the Cochrane Colloquium less than three weeks away we wanted to share how the plans are going to make this our first Patients Included conference, and what people who are coming to Edinburgh or planning...
    August 30 2018
  • Anna Sutherland, palliative medicine doctor,  looks at Cochrane evidence on the effectiveness and safety of mu-opioid antagonists for managing opioid-induced constipation in people with cancer and people receiving palliative care for whom laxatives have failed. Morphine and other strong opioids cause constipation. Mu-opioid...
    August 17 2018
  • Richard Lehman, Professor of the Shared Understanding of Medicine at the University of Birmingham, reflects on the latest Cochrane evidence on shared decision making and what might be needed to see it become a reality in all health care settings.Shared decision making is a good thing. Here is how the authors of an updated Cochrane Review...
    August 9 2018
  • Cochrane is pleased to announce that the Cochrane Library, which provides high-quality, independently produced evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, has been redesigned and enhanced to improve user experience and functionality.Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people...
    August 8 2018

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