Rehabilitation - three resources for evidence-based decision-making
Rehabilitation is a topic of the future. Already today, 2.4 billion people worldwide would benefit from rehabilitation to prevent or delay disability or to improve functioning and independence. Demographic change and an increase in chronic diseases will further amplify this need in the future.
Calcium intake is effective in lowering blood pressure according to updated Cochrane Review
High blood pressure is common in the population and is associated with an increased risk of vascular disease. This risk decreases already with a small reduction in blood pressure, even in people with blood pressure in the normal range. An updated Cochrane Review investigated the preventive effect of calcium intake on blood pressure.
2021 Cochrane Methods Symposium: free interactive webinars
Registration is now open for the Cochrane Methods Virtual Symposium 2021!
Induction of labour - new Cochrane review with evidence on the debate about Misoprostol (Cytotec)
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.
Topic-specific Infomails in German from Cochrane Public Health Europe
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.
Renewal of the National Licence for the Cochrane Library
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.
Cochrane Covid-19 News update
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
Systemic pharmacological treatment for psoriasis
The Cochrane Skin group published the updated review -Systemic pharmacological treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis-
Two Cochrane reviews for treating perineal pain in the early postpartum period
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:
Policy makers must act on incomplete evidence in responding to COVID-19: editorial in the Cochrane Library
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.