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Social media resources

This selection of resources does not aim to be comprehensive, but it is updated regularly. Suggestions and feedback are welcome at


Clinical Cases and Images: CasesBlog : "Health News Updated Daily by an Assistant Professor at University of Chicago, Internist and Allergist"

Cochrane Editorial Unit Blog

Evidence eMended : provides expanded commentary on articles reviewed in the American Academy of Pediatrics publication, AAP Grand Rounds

Evidence Express : written by Anna Joseph, Communications Officer at the South Asian Cochrane Centre

Evidence-Informed Musings : written by Prathap Tharyan, Director of the South Asian Cochrane Network & Centre

Evidently Cochrane - sharing the latest Cochrane Reviews : written by Sarah Chapman and Harry Boardman from the UK Cochrane Centre

Gary Schwitzer's HealthNewsReview Blog : a blog by the publisher of, a site assessing the accuracy of news stories about medical treatments

(the) health informaticist : a blog about knowledge translation, Web 2.0 and evidence-based medicine

iMedicalApps : independent reviews of mobile medical technology and applications by a team of physicians and medical students

Liberating the Literature from the TRIP Database

NPC Rapid Review : a service from the UK National Prescribing Centre, offering access to "quick and succinct commentaries on recent newsworthy health issues related to prescribing and/or medicines"

Official Blog of Cochrane: Presenting Cochrane news, information, resources & issues

Therapeutics Education Collaboration (TEC) : Medication Mythbusters: Practical Evidence-Based Therapeutics by James McCormack & Michael Allan, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, Canada from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), Oxford, UK

News & Networks

Cochrane on Facebook

Cochrane on Twitter

Cochrane on LinkedIn

Students 4 Best Evidence, a network for students interested in evidence-based healthcare, supported by the UK Cochrane Centre

Professional networking websites for scientists

Nature Network



Audio from The Lancet

BMJ Group Podcasts

CKS (Clinical Knowledge Summaries) Podcasts

Healthcare 411 : podcasts from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (USA)

NPC Rapid Review Podcasts from the UK National Prescribing Centre

Podcasts from The Cochrane Library

The New England Journal of Medicine Podcasts and Feeds

Therapeutics Education Collaboration (TEC) podcasts

RSS Feeds

Most newspapers, magazines and professional journals now offer RSS feeds of their news headlines, table of contents or other pertinent information. This section includes only a few examples.

British Medical Journal (BMJ)

Nature Web Feeds

NPC Rapid Reviews via RSS from the UK National Prescribing Centre

The Cochrane Collaboration RSS feeds include current news, opportunities, workshops, and more

The Cochrane Library RSS feeds : Special Collections; Editorial; Highlighted New and Updated Reviews RSS Feeds

The New England Journal of Medicine Podcasts and Feeds 

Webicina PeRSSonalized Medicine : offers lists of specialized RSS feeds


HLWIKI Canada : "an open, freely-accessible wiki with entries about health librarianship, social media and current information technology topics"

Medpedia : "an open platform connecting people and information to advance medicine" supported by Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health, University of Michigan Medical School and other leading global health organizations

WikEM - The Global Emergency Medicine Wiki: "a global community of emergency medicine practitioners that via wiki-software features continually updated emergency medicine information" under the editorship of Ross I. Donaldson, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, USA.

This selection of resources does not aim to be comprehensive, but it is updated regularly. Suggestions and feedback are welcome at

Updated on: April 28, 2014, 12:00

Comments for improvement or correction are welcome.