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  • Almost all Cochrane Reviews use a systematic methodology in which the rules for including a study are clearly defined in advance, the researchers try to find and include all such studies and seek an estimate of the size of the effect of an intervention or the accuracy of a diagnostic test. However, some researchers wish to look more at why and how...
    December 10 2019
  • The Mental Health and Neuroscience Network would like to congratulate the 2019 Chris Silagy Prize winner, Anna Noel-Storr. This prize is awarded at each Cochrane Colloquium to an individual who has made an "extraordinary" contribution to the work of Cochrane.Anna works within Cochrane as the Information Specialist for the Cochrane...
    November 29 2019
  • Cochrane Common Mental Disorders works in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation. This partnership helps Cochrane to produce evidence that is relevant to people with everyday lived experience of common mental disorders. Our work with the Mental Health Foundation enables us to better understand what matters to people and to improve the ways...
    November 19 2019
  • New Cochrane Library Special Collection 20 November 2019 is the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease’s World COPD day. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease. The main symptoms are shortness of breath, cough, and sputum production. COPD is caused by breathing in noxious particles or gases from...
    November 19 2019
  • Results from one small study, with 81 people, suggest that people who take omega-3 fatty acids may be less likely to transition to psychosis than those taking a placebo. However, this evidence is low certainty and more research is needed. Other treatments for the prodromal phase may make little or no difference. However the evidence is of very low...
    November 6 2019
  • Every year on 10 October many organisations, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), recognise World Mental Health Day. The objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This year’s theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is suicide prevention. This...
    October 10 2019
  • In clinical practice “Doctor, do I have dementia?” is an increasingly common question, but one that is often difficult to answer.  Accurate diagnosis is the first step in managing someone with cognitive concerns. Early diagnosis of a cognitive syndrome, if present, can allow people to make sense of their symptoms, and can help people plan...
    September 19 2019
  • 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

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