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  • Induction of labour can be life-saving for mother and child, for example, if the due date is significantly exceeded or complications are imminent. In Switzerland, about one in four births is induced. Whether this is always medically necessary and reasonable gives rise to controversial discussions, as reported by Swissinfo and Swissmom. But also...
    July 20 2021
  • Cochrane Public Health Europe (CPHE) now provides information in German on currently published reviews in the form of topic-specific Infomails on eight different public health topics. The most important results of new Cochrane Public Health Reviews are summarized and sent directly to your inbox whenever a new review is published. You can...
    June 28 2021
  • A national licence has enabled free access to the full texts of the Cochrane Library in Switzerland since 2016. This has now been extended until 2024. It allows free access to the more than 8,600 Systematic Cochrane Reviews and other resources with reliable and independent evidence on health-related issues.  The Swiss Academy of Sciences (...
    June 22 2021
  • Cochrane provides high-quality, relevant, and up-to-date synthesized research evidence to inform health decisions. Here you will find a continued update of Cochrane’s activities in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.For more information, visit the Cochrane Website Cochrane published:8 Special Collections 29 New and updated...
    June 6 2021
  • The Cochrane Skin group published the updated review -Systemic pharmacological treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis-Psoriasis is an immune-mediated skin disease, which has a major impact on quality of life of the patients affected. The aim of this review was to compare different systemic medicines used to treat psoriasis and to find the...
    April 8 2021
  • The updated versions of two Cochrane reviews were recently published by the review group Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth. They concern the efficacy of a single dose of one of these two drugs for relieving perineal pain that many women experience soon after giving birth:·         Paracetamol/acetaminophen (...
    March 2 2021
  • A newly published editorial in the Cochrane Library addresses how Cochrane has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, what the limitations to COVID-19 evidence are, and suggestions on how policy makers can move forward with best available evidence. The urgency to define the relevant knowledge base in preventing, diagnosing, and managing COVID-19 and...
    November 27 2020
  • A new Cochrane overview: Migrants who have been forced to leave their home are likely to experience stressors, which may lead to mental health problems. The efficacy of interventions for mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment may differ in this population. A recent systematic review from the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders group...
    November 11 2020
  • Cochrane defines knowledge translation (KT) as the process of supporting the use of health evidence by those who need to make health decisions. This module aims to strengthen the understanding of what KT means within Cochrane. It presents information, examples, and stories told by characters in order to explain the concepts of KT. It is free...
    October 15 2020
  • The Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group (CMED) is looking for a new Co-ordinating Editor (m/f/d).  The Review Group is responsible for Cochrane Reviews in the areas of diabetes mellitus, metabolic and endocrine disorders and obesity. The Editorial Office is located at the Institute of General Practice at the Heinrich-Heine...
    October 8 2020

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