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  • The authors of this updated Cochrane Review set out to find if general health checks reduce illness and deaths. General health checks involve multiple tests in a person who does not feel ill. The purpose is to find disease early, prevent disease from developing, or provide reassurance. Health checks are a common element of health care in some...
    26 February 2019
  • Testing Treatments - Better Research for Better HealthcareThe book Testing Treatments is now available in Danish with the Danish title, "Virker din behandling?". Testing Treatments was written to address a fundamental healthcare question: ‘How do we ensure that research into medical treatments best meets the needs of patients?’  ...
    26 February 2019
  • In 2017 Cochrane Sweden started the Cochrane International Mobility Programme to promote training periods at Cochrane Centre’s in other countries. Modelled on the European student exchange program, Erasmus, the scheme being trialed is global with opportunities across the Cochrane Network. The original aim was for the scheme to be for...
    25 February 2019
  • New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes. Falls are a leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Older adults suffer the greatest number of fatal falls and over 37 million falls are severe enough to...
    4 February 2019
  • Special Collection updated to include the latest Cochrane EvidenceFalling is a common problem and is an often-overlooked cause of injury in the elderly. Falls increase in frequency with advancing age and increasing frailty. Falls should not be considered an inevitable consequence of ageing. The Cochrane Reviews in this Special Collection focus on...
    4 February 2019
  • ‘Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.’ That is the first sentence of our Strategy to 2020. We want individuals around the world to enjoy ‘Better Health’ because high-quality, relevant, accessible Cochrane evidence is changing decision making and improving health outcomes. Every Cochrane collaborator volunteering their time and...
    4 February 2019
  • Cochrane is made up of 13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters who come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part...
    4 February 2019
  • The Cochrane Collaboration’s Governing Board of Trustees voted unanimously on 25th September to terminate Professor Peter Gøtzsche’s membership of the organization, and his present position as a Member of the Governing Board and Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre. Cochrane is a collaboration: an organization founded on shared values and an...
    26 September 2018
  • This October, it is 25 years since both the Cochrane Collaboration and the Nordic Cochrane Centre were established. To commemorate this occasion, we will host a symposium featuring a series of lectures that exemplify how our research at the Nordic Cochrane Centre has contributed to healthcare and evidence-based medicine over the last 25 years. We...
    14 September 2018
  • Researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre have assessed the medical advertisements published in the Journal of the Danish Medical Association [Ugeskrift for Læger] during 2015. Based on this assessment, we conclude that medical advertisements lead to a more expensive and less evidence-based treatment of the patients.The association between...
    3 September 2018

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