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.
Mental health of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons
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 looked at this topic.
Free online training module introducing knowledge translation
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.
Job advertisement for Co-ordinating Editor
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 University in Düsseldorf, Germany. The current Coordinating Editor Prof. Dr. med. Bernd Richter is retiring.
Interventions for acute severe asthma attacks in children: new overview of Cochrane Reviews
When children have an asthma attack, the standard treatment, called “first-line treatment”, is mostly steroids to reduce the inflammation and swelling and inhaled medications to relax the muscles in the air passages. Some children do not improve and a “second-line treatment” is necessary – usually at the emergency department or in the hospital. Many treatment options are available for this; however, it is poorly understood which one is the best.