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August 21, 2019
In a new perspective initiated by machine learning experts from across the globe, experts have developed a set of critical steps in a first-ever roadmap for how health-care systems can adopt machine learning into patient care.
August 2, 2019
For adolescents with severe mental illness, continuous care with a primary care doctor during the transition period to adult care is associated with better mental health outcomes in young adulthood.
July 30, 2019
New research from SickKids and the University of Toronto is the first to report on incidence of child death due to overheating in a parked car, as well as to establish a guideline of strategies to help parents and caregivers avoid a possible tragedy.
July 24, 2019
An international team of scientists led by SickKids used a modified version of the CRISPR gene-editing tool in a way that may eventually open up entirely new treatment avenues for patients with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy type 1A (MDC1A) and other inherited diseases.
July 19, 2019
In the first study of its kind, researchers at SickKids investigated whether having one childhood fracture leads to another. They discovered that children who fracture once are more likely than their peers to fracture again.
July 15, 2019
In the largest report on a rare yet lethal childhood brain tumour, commonly known as ETMRs (embryonal tumours with multilayered rosettes), researchers at SickKids and an international team of scientists have released groundbreaking findings that offer a clue to the cause of the disease’s rapid progression and critical therapeutic insights.
July 11, 2019
Research led by Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital and SickKids suggests the protein ID1 is critical to tumour initiation and growth and also impacts the disease’s response to chemotherapy.
June 19, 2019
More than 10 researchers at the SickKids Research Institute were awarded prestigious Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.
June 3, 2019
Lower use of imaging tests in Ontario paediatric emergency departments was not associated with higher rates of poor outcomes, suggesting that use may be safely reduced in the United States, according to a new study by researchers at ICES and SickKids.
May 6, 2019
Children in lower-income areas are at a higher risk of being injured by motor vehicles than those living in higher-income neighbourhoods in Ontario, according to a new study from SickKids, York University and ICES.
May 3, 2019
A SickKids and BC Children’s Hospital study shows cognitive scores for preterm children with higher socioeconomic status are similar regardless of whether they had a brain injury.
February 28, 2019
A recent study from SickKids, McMaster University and William Osler Health System (Osler) shows an additional, costly blood test is routinely prescribed and performed as part of the screening process for celiac disease. Results of the study show it rarely predicts the disease.