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About Sickkids
About SickKids


Congratulations to our staff on their recent awards and accomplishments (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)
Hollywood’s award season may be over, but at SickkKids our staff are recognized year-round for their outstanding work that contributes to the advancement of child health and health research. Congratulations!
Link to press release about Peter Kim malaria study
Malaria drug may help kids with rare genetic disorder, SickKids study finds (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)
A drug commonly used to treat malaria may prevent neurodegeneration in kids with rare genetic disorder called Zellweger Spectrum Disorder, new research finds. The study was led by researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and is published in the journal Autophagy.
Running kids
New Canadian study suggests physical activity may help protect children from the onset of depression (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)
The health benefits associated with regular physical activity are well known, and existing research has shown that exercise may help in the treatment of depression in children. In a new study by researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and University of Calgary at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, researchers have identified exercise as one of the factors that can affect a child’s risk for developing depressive symptoms in the future.
Thumbnail image of brain scan linking to web story
Study finds under-connected “social brain” in adults with autism (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)
Using a type of brain imaging technique known as magnetoencephalography (MEG), researchers studied how different brain regions connect to one another while processing emotional information. The study led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) found reduced connectivity in the social brain regions among adults with autism.
Link to web story about Resource Navigation Program
A guiding compass: Social Work program having big impact on families who need help navigating resources (Wednesday, March 15, 2017)
Navigating the health-care system can be a daunting task. Wading through a maze of appointments, and clinic visits and hospital stays can be an exhausting and complicated journey for patients and families. Here to help navigate the murky waters is Family Resource Coordinator Giulia De Lorenzis.

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)