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  • We are so very sad to have to announce the passing of our beloved friend and inspiring colleague, Professor Elizabeth (Liz) Waters. Liz has been unwell for some time but was so passionate about her work that many were unaware of how ill she was. Those of us who worked closely with her feel so fortunate to have been able to experience her...
    September 28 2015
  • Larger-sized portions, packages and tableware lead to higher consumption of food and drink, Cochrane review findsA new review has produced the most conclusive evidence to date that people consume more food or non-alcoholic drinks when offered larger sized portions or when they use larger items of tableware. The research, carried out by a team...
    September 21 2015
  • Modalidad: SemipresencialFechas: 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 y 31 de octubre y  6, 7, 13 y 14 de noviembre de 2015Horario: Viernes de 8:00 a 16:00 y Sábados de 8:00 a 17:00Horas totales: 120Metodología: 60 horas presenciales para atención de clases, tutorías y talleres y 60 horas de trabajo individual apoyado en la plataforma Sakai. Se estima que por...
    September 21 2015
  • Modalidad: PresencialFechas: 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 y 31 de octubre y  6 y 7 de noviembre de 2015Horario: viernes de 17:00 a 19:00 y sábados de 8:00 a 12:00.Metodología:La metodología del presente curso de basará en didácticas de aprendizaje en clases magistrales y prácticas, utilizando recursos bibliográficos sugeridos. Asimismo, se tomarán como...
    September 14 2015
  • For the first time in its 20 year history, Cochrane has been given the green light to raise money for child health issues worldwide, thanks to GlobalGiving, the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits.From 1st September 2015 the project, ‘Podcast for Parents’, run by Cochrane Child Health in Alberta, Canada, launches on the...
    September 3 2015
  • The Health Information and Libraries Journal has recently published a study which has identified all the Spanish and Latin American journals publishing controlled clinical trials throughout our countries. This project, coordinated from the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, involved the participation of members of every coutry forming the...
    July 27 2015
  • A new review published in the Cochrane Library, indicates that eradicating Helicobacter pylori bacterium— the main cause of stomach ulcers - with a short course of therapy comprising two commonly used medicines may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer. Stomach, or gastric, cancer is the third most common cause of death from cancer worldwide,...
    July 24 2015
  • Cochrane is an NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2011. In June we reported to the WHO what this partnership has resulted in during these years.  Following is a snapshot of results, illustrating the use of Cochrane’s work by WHO:As of June 2015, 405 reviews from 34 Cochrane Review Groups have been used to...
    July 23 2015
  • Thomson ISI has released the 2014 Journal Citation Report (JCR), and the Impact Factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is 6.032. This is an increase on the 2013 Impact Factor, which was 5.939.Some highlights of the 2014 Impact Factor include:The CDSR is ranked 13 of the 153 journals in the Medicine, General & Internal...
    July 6 2015
  • A new Cochrane systematic review published today of surgery for stress urinary incontinence makes an important contribution to an ongoing debate and will help women to make more informed choices about treatment. Inserting a ‘mid-urethral sling’, a type of tape, to support the muscles of the bladder by either the groin or abdomen results in similar...
    July 6 2015

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