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  • As the end of the year approaches, the CIDG editorial base in Liverpool thanks all its readers, protocol and review authors, CIDG Editors and Cochrane members for their contributions throughout 2015. Here we all are at our Christmas celebration!CIDG editorial team members (left to right): Marty Richardson, Hannah Ryan, Sophie Jullien, Anne-Marie...
    December 21 2015
  • Researchers from Emory University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the World Health Organization have carried out an updated Cochrane review to assess the effectiveness of interventions to improve water quality for preventing diarrhoea. Contaminated water is a major cause of diarrhoea worldwide, especially among young...
    November 9 2015
  • The theme of the 2015 Cochrane Colloquium, which took place in Vienna, Austria from October 3rd to 7th, was “Filtering the information overload for better decisions”.  The Colloquium attracted over 1350 participants from 60 countries, who had the opportunity to attend 95 workshops, five plenaries, 12 long oral sessions, 12 short oral sessions...
    November 9 2015
  • Diarrhoea counts for 1.8 million deaths in children in low- and middle-income countrie (LMICs). One of the identified strategies to prevent diarrhoea is hand washing. This reduces the incidence of diarrhoea by about 30% in child day-care centres in high-income countries and in communities in low- and middle-income countries.This 'hand washing...
    October 23 2015
  • Professor Jimmy Volmink, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, and Director of Cochrane South Africa, delivered the prestigious LSTM Leverhulme Lecture at LSTM on Tuesday evening.His lecture entitled “Ecstasies and agonies of evidence synthesis” was introduced by LSTM’s Chairman, James...
    October 14 2015
  • This is the first episode of the LSTM Podcast Series (March 2014)  http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/news-events/mediaIn this podcast, Kayla Barnes interviews Professor Paul Garner who discusses his work as Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). For the last 20 years, he has been instrumental in bringing research...
    September 7 2015
  • Primer in Systematic Reviews: TuberculosisNational Institute for Research in TuberculosisChennai,  August 2015A course organized between :• The International Union against TB and Lung Disease, Delhi• The National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (ICMR), Chennai• Asian Cochrane Centre, Vellore• Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, School...
    August 26 2015
  • Large scale programmes to deworm all school children in low income countries as promoted by the World Health Organization, do not lead to the acclaimed educational and economic benefits, according to a newly updated Cochrane systematic review .  The authors, part of the international team from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG...
    August 14 2015
  • Using insecticides to treat walls, bednets, bedsheets or curtains is known to prevent malaria, but may also be effective at preventing leishmaniasis according to a systematic review carried out by an international team of researchers working with the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group at LSTM.Although, only a limited number of trials were...
    August 11 2015

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