New Cochrane review assesses how accurate antibody tests are for detecting COVID-19
Cochrane has now published a rapid review of studies looking at the accuracy of COVID19 antibody tests.
Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing skin cancer
This Special Collection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews brings together a large body of research on the accuracy of tests used to diagnose skin cancer.
Podcast: Does cleaning hands with ash stop or reduce the spread of viral and bacterial infections compared with soap or other materials?
Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, has spread quickly throughout the world, and Cochrane is producing reviews to help decision-makers respond to the pandemic. In April 2020, we published the rapid review of the effects of using ash for cleaning hands when soap and water are not available. Lars Jørgensen from Cochrane Nordic speaks to our Ph.D. student and first author of the review Asger Paludan-Müller, about the evidence.
Hand cleaning with ash for reducing the spread of viral and bacterial infections: a rapid review
This new review is one of a series of rapid reviews that Cochrane contributors have prepared to inform the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
Cochrane's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Cochrane is regularly publishing content about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the various related activities that we are undertaking in response. The World Health Organisation is working closely with global experts, governments and partners like Cochrane to track its spread and virulence, and to provide advice to people and countries on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak. Cochrane is committed to playing a vital role in these critical efforts to understand, contain and mitigate the effect of this rapidly evolving pandemic.
Cochrane launches new Sustainable Healthcare Field
Today, a new Cochrane entity, which will focus on tackling medical excess, launches at the annual Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference in Sydney. Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare will advocate and promote the use of evidence to ensure a more sustainable approach to healthcare.
A more rigorous conflict of interest policy is coming for Cochrane
Karla Soares-Weiser, Cochrane Library’s Editor in Chief, outlined a new conflict of interest policy that is forthcoming in 2020 in a BMJ opinion piece.
Evaluation report by VIVE of Cochrane Nordic is now available
The Danish Ministry of Health published an evaluation report on The Nordic Cochrane Centre (NCC) today (4th December 2019).
Featured Review: Evidence for the benefits and harms of screening for malignant melanoma
The Cochrane Review Screening for reducing morbidity and mortality in malignant melanoma has been recently updated. Below is an interview with our Director and author of the review, Karsten Juhl Jørgensen to learn what the latest evidence says and why it is important.