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Ontario Poison Centre warns of risks of mushroom foraging, a COVID-19 pastime gaining popularity (Thursday, October 1, 2020)
The Ontario Poison Centre (OPC) is warning the public of the dangers of mushroom foraging after observing an increase in these calls, including instances where individuals had to be hospitalized after consuming wild mushrooms.
Jayne Danska
SickKids-led research team discovers mechanism that leads leukemia cells to trigger bone loss, identifies a potential therapy to prevent it in lab models (Monday, September 21, 2020)
Many children with B-ALL suffer from pain and fractures caused by the disease and by the treatment. SickKids researchers have discovered the process that triggers bone loss and also identified an antibody that may help prevent it.
Upton Allen
Dr. Upton Allen from SickKids leads team assessing COVID-19 prevalence, risk factors among Black Canadian communities (Tuesday, September 15, 2020)
As Canada prepares for the possibility of a second wave of infection, understanding the level of immunity and unique risk factors for the Black Canadian population will be key to developing robust, equitable safety measures.
Researchers and teachers provide initial observations from school simulation study (Monday, September 14, 2020)
While formal results are not yet available, the researchers and teachers involved in the study have compiled preliminary observations and key learnings from their experiences running simulated school days.
Michelle Asbury
Antibiotics affect breast milk microbiota in mothers of preterm infants, SickKids and U of T study shows (Friday, September 4, 2020)
A team led by researchers at SickKids and U of T has found that mothers of preterm babies have highly individual breast milk microbiomes, and that even short courses of antibiotics have prolonged effects on the diversity and abundance of microbes in their milk.

SickKids in the headlines

Coronavirus: Studying the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on kids and families (Global News)

Questions about COVID-19 that keep Sick Kids’ infectious diseases expert up at night (Toronto Star)

Breakthrough in autism spectrum research finds genetic 'wrinkles' in DNA could be a cause (CTV News)

Pitching in: Women’s Auxiliary Volunteers expand gift shop to continue raising money for SickKids foundation (The Globe and Mail)

Canadian Paediatric Society urges doctors to discuss cannabis use with teenagers (The Globe and Mail)