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Four women who are scientists wearing lab coats
What it takes to be a successful female scientist: Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Tuesday, February 11, 2020)
In honour of the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we talked to some notable female physicians and scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) who work in research labs, offices, and with patients in the hospital. All are current or past Canada Research Chairs.
Road sign showing the speed limit to be 30 kilometres per hour
SickKids study finds speed limit reduction made Toronto roads safer for pedestrians (Monday, February 10, 2020)
SickKids researchers have shown lowering the speed limit from 40 km/h to 30 km/h on local Toronto roadways had a significant impact on the rate of pedestrian motor vehicle collisions (PMVC). Not only did the change reduce PMVC, it also reduced injury severity for pedestrians involved in collisions.
Man stands at lab bench holding tool
SickKids researchers awarded $7.5 million for microbiome and immunology research (Friday, February 7, 2020)
Researchers from SickKids recently received $7.5 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health (CIHR) and partners to study the microbiome and immunology.
SickKids Update
Novel coronavirus: What patients and families need to know (Monday, January 27, 2020)
SickKids is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation. Here's what patients and families need to know before coming to the Emergency Department or for a clinic appointment.
SickKids and ICES study finds increase of intentional overdoses among Ontario youth (Wednesday, January 22, 2020)
A new study led by researchers from SickKids and ICES has found a striking U-shaped trend in the number of emergency department visits for intentional overdose among youth aged 8 to 19 from 2003 to 2015.

SickKids in the headlines

Test infants if siblings are autistic, study says (Canadian Press via Toronto Star)

Ontario builds first-of-its-kind screening program to help children with hearing loss (The Globe and Mail)

Asthma attacks in pregnancy tied to complications for mothers, babies (National Post)

Infants more vulnerable to measles than previously believed, study finds (CBC Online)

Pediatric cancer can affect mental health of patients’ families long after initial diagnosis, study finds (The Globe and Mail)

Hundreds of Canadian transplant patients crowd fund to cover costs, study says (National Post)