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October 15, 2015

Notice to users of the Motherisk Call Centre regarding a privacy breach

SickKids is committed to ensuring that research is conducted in accordance with REB requirements, applicable standards and laws and regrets that its processes were not followed.

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October 15, 2015

Update on Motherisk Program at The Hospital for Sick Children

Through SickKids' internal review, and in cooperation with the independent review, areas of concern have been identified within the Motherisk Program. An updated summary report of findings is available.

September 29, 2015

East Toronto kids are the winners thanks to a renewed partnership between SickKids and TEGH

Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) has teamed up with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) once again in a partnership that gives East Toronto kids access to high-quality, paediatric-focused care in their neighbourhood emergency department.

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September 25, 2015

Adult survivors of childhood cancer benefit from specialized survivor clinic attendance: study

Adult survivors of childhood cancer stay in better health and require fewer visits to emergency departments if they are patients of specialized survivor clinics, says a new Ontario study from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).

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September 25, 2015

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, we've taken to social media to share inspiring stories of how our team fights kids cancer every day.

September 24, 2015

SickKids contributes to major international reports supporting the United Nations’ new global strategy for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health

On September 15-27, 2015, world leaders are convening in New York City for the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

September 23, 2015

Celebrating Education Event showcases learning and innovation at SickKids

It would be nearly impossible to showcase the entirety of the innovation, learning and discovery happening at SickKids every day, but yesterday’s Celebrating Education Event gave a great snapshot.

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September 16, 2015

Terry Fox Foundation grants $2.2 million to SickKids cancer research

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) will receive $2.2 million from the Terry Fox Foundation over the next three years to continue their research on a rare cancer predisposition condition called Li-Fraumeni Syndrome.

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September 4, 2015

Sun safety tips from Dr. Miriam Weinstein

Dr. Miriam Weinstein, Dermatologist at SickKids, shares tips on how to have fun in the sun safely!

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September 1, 2015

New genetic tests playing a role in the management of autism spectrum disorder

A new study has looked at the diagnostic yield of two newer genetic testing methods among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In some cases, the ASD-associated genetic changes result in targeted medical treatment of the child at an earlier age.

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August 31, 2015

Turning stem cells into bile duct cells to study ‘disease in a dish’

A Toronto team of clinician-scientists and stem cell biologists has developed a powerful new method to generate 3D bile duct structures from human stem cells in order to study and develop new treatments for bile duct diseases.

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August 25, 2015

Study finds paramedic care delivered on-scene for 10 to 35 minutes leads to better outcomes for paediatric cardiac arrests

A team of researchers led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Lawson Health Research Institute found that survival was the highest, especially among teens, with 10 to 35 minutes on the scene in the care and under the treatment of Paramedics.

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