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  • Cerebral palsy is the most common form of childhood disability, and there are several Cochrane Reviews of therapies that might help the children and their families. These include a review on constraint-induced movement therapy, which was updated in April 2019. We asked lead author Brian Hoare from Monash Children’s Hospital in Australia to tell us...
    July 15 2019
  • There are still a few places available - sign-up here NOW! Deadline 30 JulyTogether with support from the Umbria Region Health Authority, Perugia, Italy, Cochrane’s Neurological Sciences Field is organizing a four-day Summer School 10-13 September 2019. The residential course targeted to young physicians and trainees interested in cerebrovascular...
    June 27 2019
  • In this short film we introduce the Cochrane Mental Health and Neuroscience Network.Cochrane has created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups  responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers. This film introduces the...
    June 10 2019
  • The World Health Organization's latest guideline on risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia has been published. This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on how to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.It features evidence from reviews of the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement group in 3 of the...
    May 29 2019
  • Many people experience the "winter blues", but some suffer from something more serious, seasonal affective disorder, which has a major impact on their quality of life. Light therapy is one of the interventions that is used to try to prevent it and a team of researchers from Austria and the USA published the update of their Cochrane Review in March...
    April 29 2019
  • The Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group studies interventions to help people who have problems with alcohol or who use illicit drugs. In December 2018, these came together in an updated review on psychosocial interventions for people who use drugs and also have alcohol problems. Jan Klimas, from the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use in...
    April 2 2019
  • Following consultations with all Cochrane Reviews Groups (CRGs) within the network, the ‘Brain Nerves and Mind’ Network are pleased to announce that they have changed their name to the ‘Mental Health and Neuroscience’ Network. This consultation process started with a face-to-face network meeting in September 2019 at the colloquium in...
    February 26 2019
  • Up to 70 million people worldwide have epilepsy and there are many Cochrane Reviews of ways to treat it. These include reviews that work with the original researchers to gather data on everyone who was in their studies, to perform individual participant data meta-analyses. In June 2018, Sarah Nevitt and colleagues from the University of Liverpool...
    December 19 2018
  • Evidence Aid, an organisation dedicated to improving the use of evidence in humanitarian crises, highlights information from Cochrane and other systematic reviews of particular relevance to those involved in humanitarian assistance and, in July 2018, these were added to by a report on psychological therapies for the treatment of mental disorders...
    November 27 2018
  • There are more than 20 Cochrane Reviews of interventions that might be used in the care of children with autism spectrum disorder. In July 2018, these were added to with an assessment of the accuracy of tests for this condition. Senior author, Katrina Williams from the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne in Australia, tells us...
    November 19 2018

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