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Cochrane Review of legislative smoking bans profiled in BuzzFeed

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:27
http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/this-is-what-the-smoking-ban-has-actually-done-for-our-healt#.lyQqWb89

Recently published Cochrane Review of health effects of legislative smoking bans profiled on BuzzFeed News.

Article in the Nursing Times profiles new Cochrane Review of motor control exercises for back pain

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:43
http://www.nursingtimes.net/clinical-subjects/pain-management/review-supports-motor-control-exercises-for-back-pain/7001440.fullarticle

An article in the Nursing Times profiles new Cochrane Review of motor control exercises for back pain

Whole-body cryotherapy for preventing and treating muscle soreness after exercise

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 20:42
https://www.cochrane.org/news/whole-body-cryotherapy-preventing-and-treating-muscle-soreness-after-exercise

Recent Cochrane Review of cryotherapy for preventing and treating muscle soreness after exercise profiled on BBC News, CNN, and in the Huffington Post US. Get the full round-up and links.

Should the Welsh rugby team ditch the big freeze?

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:18
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34394138

"[We think] it works and that's why we use it." BBC News cites a recent Cochrane Review which indicates insufficient evidence available to recommend whole-body cryotherapy. 

Reframing the debate: 'alternative' vs. 'traditional' medicine

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 05:00
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/upshot/labels-like-alternative-medicine-dont-matter-the-science-does.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

"The dichotomy, however, between alternative and traditional medicine, or between Eastern and Western medicine, is a false one":  The New York Times' 'Upshot' column considers common assumptions about medical treatment, and how to reframe the debate in the context of evidence.

Vox reports on the 'worm wars'

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:10
http://www.vox.com/2015/7/24/9031909/worm-wars-explained

News analysis website Vox examines the ongoing debate about whether school deworming programmes are effective, including the recent Cochrane Review presenting the current evidence.

The Economist reports on the 'flawed' evidence base for new medicines

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 20:10
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21659743-evidence-base-new-medicines-flawed-time-fix-it-trials-and-errors

The Economist reports on the problem of unpublished clinical trial data, and efforts to make all trials available.

CMAJ reports on Cochrane Canada funding situation

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:09
http://www.cmaj.ca/site/earlyreleases/5june15_Cochrane-Canada-to-lose-primary-funding.xhtml

CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, reports on the recent decision by the Canadian Institute of Health Research not to renew funding for Cochrane activity in Canada after September 2015.

Australia’s The Age newspaper cites multiple Cochrane Reviews in an analysis of complementary medicine and available evidence

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 07:31
http://www.theage.com.au/national/health/complementary-medicines-testing-the-claims-of-the-billiondollar-industry-isnt-easy-20150530-ghcrmn

Australia’s The Age newspaper cites multiple Cochrane Reviews in an analysis of complementary medicine and available evidence.