An international research network aimed at personalizing medicine for children with arthritis has received a multi-million dollar boost. Dr. Rae Yeung, Rheumatologist and Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and her co-lead Dr. Nico Wulffraat from University Medical Center Utrecht are receiving $8 million over six years.
Children of women prescribed an opioid painkiller face a nearly 2.5-fold higher risk of being hospitalized for opioid overdose than children whose mothers don’t receive these drugs, according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
In a new study led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), a Toronto research team assessed how parents’ health literacy, or ability to understand medical information and make decisions about care, may affect health outcomes for children with nephrotic syndrome.
As childhood obesity continues to be a major public health issue in Canada and around the world, emphasis is typically placed on obesity interventions and prevention programs in early childhood. In an effort to explore alternate forms of data collection in this field, an Ontario research team led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) examined the use of electronic medical records to track rates of overweight and obesity in children.
This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation (Canada 150) and the 52nd anniversary of the Canadian national flag, which was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill on Feb. 15, 1965. High atop the flagpoles at the entrance to SickKids proudly waves not only the Canadian and Ontario flags, but also SickKids’ very own flag.
SickKids in the headlines
Children at higher risk of overdose if mom is prescribed opioids: study (The Globe and Mail)
Parents' poor comprehension tied to more relapses in children with chronic illness (CBC The National)
Beaver’s genome mapped out to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday (Toronto Star)
Scientists map beaver genome as gift for Canada's 150th birthday
(CTV National News)
This surgery has been taught for decades using Styrofoam cups. 3-D technology is changing that (Stat News)