Cochrane London 2023: Call for abstracts now open
Cochrane London 2023: Forward together for trusted evidence4-6 September 2023Central London, UK
The latest issue of the Cochrane SA Newsletter is now out!
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How to talk about vaccines when you’re not an expert: a Lifeology and Cochrane collaboration
In this free course, learn how you can talk about vaccines with anyone!
Cochrane Review of COVID-19 vaccines shows they are effective
Cochrane review of COVID-19 vaccines shows they are effective A comprehensive review of all the evidence available from randomised controlled trials of COVID 19 vaccines up to November 2021 has concluded that most protect against infection and severe or critical illness caused by the virus.
Recording: 2022 Cochrane lecture with Jimmy Volmink
In November 2022 Jimmy Volmink, the 'father of evidence-based medicine in Africa' and founding Director of the South African Cochrane Centre was the speaker for the 2022 Cochrane lecture.
Can tests for inflammation help doctors decide whether to use antibiotics for airway infections?
Key messages 1. When a patient presents with symptoms of an airway infection at the doctor's office, the doctor's use of C-reactive protein point-of-care tests during the visit probably reduces the number of patients given an antibiotic prescription, without affecting patient recovery. 2. We do not know if procalcitonin point-of-care tests have an effect on antibiotic use or patient recovery.
Cochrane lecture with Jimmy Volmink - 30 November 2022
Join the free Cochrane Lecture 2022 with Jimmy Volmink, the 'father of evidence-based medicine in Africa' and dedicated Cochrane member.
Cochrane SA Symposium Workshops: Registration now open
The Cochrane SA Symposium takes place on 22 - 23 November 2022.
Support for breastfeeding mothers
The World Health Organization recommends that infants should be breastfed exclusively until six months of age with breastfeeding continuing as an important part of the infant’s diet until he or she is at least two years old. We know that breastfeeding is good for the short-term and long-term health of both infants and their mothers. Babies are less likely to develop lung or gut infections. They are also less likely to become overweight and develop diabetes later in life.