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August 24, 2015

New guidelines aim to reduce vaccination pain in children and adults

A new Canadian guideline, published online in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) on Aug. 24, aims to help minimize pain and distress from vaccinations in both children and adults. It outlines a variety of proven interventions that can reduce the pain that has historically been considered a necessary part of immunization.

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August 24, 2015

Government of Ontario invests in facility upgrades and repairs at SickKids

Han Dong, MPP, Trinity-Spadina, visited SickKids on Aug. 21 to specifically discuss the funding designated to SickKids, the University Health Network (UHN) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), hospitals located within MPP Dong’s riding.

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August 20, 2015

Toronto researchers shed new light on stroller use in young families

In the first study of its kind, a Toronto research team has gone right to the source – parents – to understand their habits and perceptions of stroller use and its relationship with children’s physical activity.

August 13, 2015

Study Highlights Urgent Need to Re-evaluate Latest World Health Organization Drinking Water Guidelines

In a new study published in Environmental Health, researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Norwich University report an urgent need to re-evaluate the World Health Organization’s drinking-water guidelines for nine toxic chemicals commonly found in drinking water.

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August 13, 2015

Increased physical activity may improve health outcomes for children with multiple sclerosis

Research from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) suggests that children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who participate in higher levels of physical activity may have a less active disease.

August 12, 2015

Parapan Am athletes inspire patients and promote inclusivity

For many SickKids’ patients, the Parapan Am games offer an opportunity to cheer for athletes they can relate to and provides hope to those children facing debilitating illnesses.

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August 10, 2015

We want to hear from you!

From August 10 to 21 we are hosting an online community engagement forum asking: How might we build the SickKids facilities of the future to best optimize the experience for patients, families and providers?

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August 4, 2015

SickKids works to help bring kids home sooner

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has made it an organizational priority to reduce the average length of stay for patients whenever possible by eliminating unnecessary waits or delays in care and treatment caused by inefficiencies in the way care has traditionally been provided.

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August 3, 2015

Canadian study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy

In a new game-changing Canadian study, a research team from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that turns experts’ understanding of the condition on its head.

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April 17, 2015

Operations of Motherisk Drug Testing Lab closed

SickKids announced today that it will not be reinstating the non-research related activities of the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory.

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January 28, 2015

Brenda Gallie and Shaf Keshavjee named to the Order of Canada

Drs. Brenda Gallie and Shaf Keshavjee have been named Member and Officer, respectively, of the Order of Canada.

August 1, 2004

Surprising discovery reveals gains or losses of large segments of DNA in healthy people

Scientists at SickKids, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have made the unexpected discovery that significant differences can exist in the overall content of DNA and genes contained in individual genomes. These findings point to possible new explanations for individual uniqueness as well as why disease develops.

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