Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven
An updated Cochrane Review, published today in the Cochrane Library, says that the benefits of a variety of interventions intended to reduce sitting at work are very uncertain.
Conference on Clinical Appropriateness organised the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre - April 21st and 22nd 2016
The Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre - Clinical Epidemiology Service of the Hospital of Sant Pau will hold a conference of CIBERESP (CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública; Biomedical Research Networking Centres of Epidemiology and Public Health) on April 21st and 22nd 2016 on Research to Improve Appropriateness of Clinical and Care Practice. This conference will be held within the scope og the CIBERESP and are open to all attendees.
New health evidence gives women informed choice in the prolapse surgery debate
New evidence published today highlights benefits and harms of using artificial mesh when compared with tissue repair in the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse. Slightly better repair with mesh needs to be weighed carefully against increased risk of harms.
Have national smoking bans worked in reducing harms in passive smoking?
The most robust evidence yet, published today in the Cochrane Library, suggests that national smoking legislation does reduce the harms of passive smoking, and particularly risks from heart disease. The updated Cochrane review containing more up-to-date research found that countries who imposed smoking bans found their populations benefited from reduced exposure to passive smoke, specifically cardiovascular disease.
Chile will host the Cochrane Colloquium 2019!
During its past meeting, the Cochrane Steering Group has approved the Chilean proposal to host the Cochrane Colloquium 2019 in their country. This acknowledges the progress of Cochrane in Chile in the last years as well as the co-ordination of all the Collaborative Centres of the country in designing and submitting a strong and attractive proposal. Surely this is a great success of the whole Network and its members, who will certainly support them in everything we can.
New research shows that exercise to improve skill and coordination can help reduce lower back pain
A new Cochrane Review published today shows that targeting exercises to muscles that support and control the spine offers another strategy to reduce pain and disability caused by lower back pain.Lower back pain is one of the most common health conditions worldwide. It can have substantial health and economic costs as people experience disability and general ill health, leading them to need time off work.
A Research Fellow
The Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre (IbCC) – Instituto para la Excelencia Clínica y Sanitaria (INPECS) search for:Research FellowRequirements:Graduate in Bachelor of Science in HealthBasic IT skills and knowledge of EnglishDesired skills and abilities:
Revisiones con presencia iberoamericana de octubre a diciembre de 2015
En el último trimestre, La Biblioteca Cochrane Plus ha publicado 10 revisiones sistemáticas Cochrane en las que ha participado algún autor iberoamericano (marcado en negrita):
Cochrane strengthens its partnership with PAHO
In November, Carissa Etienne (Director of the Pan American Health Organization - PAHO) and Mark Wilson (CEO Cochrane) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration in the Americas and Caribbean. This is a great step in an already ongoing strong partnership.