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  • Authors of new Cochrane Review remain uncertain about effect of widely used medicine on ADHD symptoms, despite large amount of research. Some evidence of increased sleeplessness and loss of appetite leads researchers to encourage more caution in use of methylphenidate. The Cochrane Library publishes one of the most comprehensive assessments...
    November 30 2015
  • Cochrane Iberoamérica se complace en anunciar que a partir de este momento se podrán escuchar los podcast de revisiones Cochrane de especial interés traducidos al español. Con esta iniciativa la organización pretende avanzar en su compromiso por traspasar las barreras idiomáticas en materia de salud. Estos registros de audio podrán...
    November 17 2015
  • A new Cochrane Review published today shows that when doctors and patients are encouraged to discuss the need for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory infections jointly, fewer are prescribed. This may be useful in the fight against antibiotic resistance. Shared decision making between clinicians and patients is an important part of...
    November 16 2015
  • New research out today concludes that there is insufficient evidence for the use of taking an Omega 3 fatty acid supplement in treating major depressive disorder.Omega 3 fatty acids are widely thought to be essential for good health and are naturally found in fatty fish, such as tuna, seafood and some nuts and seeds.Omega 3 fatty acids have been...
    November 5 2015
  • A new paper published in PLOS Medicine this week describes an innovative and transparent approach for assessing how much confidence to place in findings from qualitative evidence syntheses. The new approach, known as CERQual (‘Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative research’), is designed to help decision makers use qualitative...
    November 2 2015
  • Last tuesday 6th october at 7:30 am was held the meeting of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Network during the Cochrane Colloquium celebrated in Viena from october 3rd to 7th. The meeting had a high attendance where we the main news both international and of the network itself were explained.
    October 14 2015
  • A former Senior Manager of Médecins Sans Frontières, Jeroen Jansen has been appointed as the first Director of Evidence Aid, an international initiative responsible for improving access to research evidence in the form of systematic reviews to improve health outcomes for those affected by global disasters and humanitarian crises.Evidence Aid was...
    October 7 2015
  • The act of presentation of the Cochrane Collaborating Centre of the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid (CCC-CAM) will begin next 22nd October at 2:30 pm. The support of the Instituto Ramón y Cajal remains and will be now complemented by the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, which will replace the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. The event will take place in...
    October 5 2015
  • 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

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