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The Maternal Vitamin D for Infant Growth (MDIG) trial in Bangladesh shows that maternal vitamin D supplementation does not improve fetal or infant growth (Thursday, August 9, 2018)
Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy and lactation does not affect fetal or infant growth up to one year of age, according to the results of The Maternal Vitamin D for Infant Growth (MDIG) Trial, led by researchers at SickKids and International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b).
Michael Apkon
SickKids President and CEO accepts new position (Wednesday, August 8, 2018)
The Board of Trustees of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) announced today that Dr. Michael Apkon, SickKids President and CEO, will be leaving SickKids to assume the role of CEO at Tufts Medical Centre and Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts. The transition will occur this fall.
medicinal cannabis oil
First Canadian paediatric study of mixed THC/CBD cannabis oil shows promise for children with drug-resistant epilepsy (Wednesday, August 1, 2018)
Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have established safe dosing and tolerability of a pharmaceutical formulation of tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) given to reduce seizures and improve quality of life for children with drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) due to Dravet Syndrome.
Centre for Global Child Health
SickKids celebrates Caribbean partnership to build capacity for care in paediatric cancer and blood disorders with the launch of the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative Phase 2 (Monday, July 30, 2018)
As the Peeks Caribbean Toronto Carnival rolls into its final weeks, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) will continue to celebrate our own links with the Caribbean through the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative (SCI), a not-for-profit collaboration between the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and key hospitals, institutions and ministries of health in six Caribbean countries to build capacity to diagnose and care for children with cancer and blood disorders.
Link to web story about prom event
Teen patients got dressed to the nine(tie)s for a prom-inspired after hours event (Monday, July 23, 2018)
It was a blast to the past at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) on Friday, July 13 for the annual prom-inspired after-hours teen event. The event’s vintage vibes brought back memories of the 90's with crazy shapes, neon colours, CDs and Slinkies!

SickKids in the headlines

Prom night at SickKids allows patients to experience coming-of-age experience (The Globe and Mail)

SickKids patients get dressed up for Prom (CTV Toronto)

THC-containing cannabis oil shows promise for treating Dravet syndrome epilepsy (Canadian Press via National Post)

‘It’s life changing’: Mom credits new cannabis oil study with helping daughter’s epilepsy (CBC.ca)

Cannabis oil with THC may help treat kids with severe epilepsy (CTV National News)

What is your earliest childhood memory? (CTV Toronto)