It’s been a bountiful fall for SickKids – a season of first and repeat awards, ranging from SickKids’ ranking as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers to the naming of a doctor to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
In 1988, there was little a doctor could do for a baby born to an HIV-positive woman. The risk of transmitting the virus from the mother to the infant was between 25 and 40 per cent and in Canada, about one third of babies infected with HIV would die in their first year of life or develop AIDS.
Probiotics were a hot topic of discussion at SickKids’ latest Café Scientifique on Tuesday, Nov.19 at the Hard Rock Café. Interested members of the public and SickKids’ staff and friends came to learn more about the power of probiotics to improve their health and receive up-to-date information straight from SickKids scientists who are working on this very subject matter. SickKids hosted the free event with a grant from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).