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SickKids Update
Statement regarding closure of Motherisk Helplines (Tuesday, April 16, 2019)
The Motherisk Helplines are closing. The decision follows years of declining grant funding leading to staff reductions, as well as unsuccessful efforts to secure an alternative host for the program.
brain cells
Scientists ‘reverse engineer’ brain cancer cells to find new targets for treatment (Monday, April 15, 2019)
Glioblastoma is one of the most devastating forms of cancer, with few existing treatment options. Scientists have ‘reverse engineered’ brain cancer stem cells gene by gene, uncovering multiple potential targets for this hard-to-treat cancer.
SickKids team discovers overconnected brain cells may cause autism (Friday, March 29, 2019)
Typically nerve cells with fewer connections are associated with autism. A team at SickKids found that nerve cells from children with autism can be overconnected and overactive, leading us to think about the causes of autism in a new way.
Pain, pain go away: new support tools improve students' experience of school-based vaccines (Friday, March 29, 2019)
New card game approach aims to reduce fear and pain during vaccinations at school-based clinics. On vaccination day, nurses ask students what 'CARDs they want to play' - a student may wish to play from category "A" and ask to be vaccinated in a private place, or "D" and bring an electronic device to serve as a distraction.
Baby emily at 10 months old
Application of a novel dialysis technique at SickKids saves newborn with renal failure (Thursday, March 14, 2019)
A procedure performed at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) may give new hope to families with babies in renal failure. Last spring, Dr. Christoph Licht, Staff Nephrologist and Medical Director of the Dialysis and Apheresis Unit and his team performed the first clinical application of a modified continuous flow peritoneal dialysis (CFPD) at SickKids on baby Emily.

SickKids in the headlines

Comfort, Ask, Relax, and Distract system eases kids' vaccine fears (Toronto Star)

Q&A: How SickKids' new AI expert is revolutionizing medicine (Toronto Life)

Diabetes is a huge health problem in Canada, and it's on the rise (CBC News: The National)

What you can do to protect your family from the measles (CBC News: The National)

Virtual reality brings Haliburton sled dogs to hospitals (Haliburton Echo)

World-first Toronto procedure cures teen's rare 'nutcracker syndrome' (CTV News)