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February 10, 2016
Dr. Trey Coffey, Medical Officer for Patient Safety and Medical Lead for the Caring Safely initiative gives her perspective on the state of patient safety in Canada and what this means for us here at SickKids.
February 10, 2016
With more than half of young Canadian children enrolled in some form of daycare, at the end of the day, there’s little time for outdoor activity when kids are at home, a new study led by SickKids suggests.
February 9, 2016
On Tuesday, February 9, the Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program announced nationally that Dr. Julie D Forman-Kay, Program Head & Senior Scientist in Molecular Structure & Function at SickKids was appointed a Canada Research Chair in Intrinsically Disorder Proteins.
February 5, 2016
Dr. Seena Grewal, Associate Head, Eating Disorder Program; Medical Director of Acute Inpatient Day hospital and Emergency psychiatry (AIDE); Department of Psychiatry, shares her perspective on behalf of the SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health.
February 4, 2016
On World Cancer Day, SickKids was the venue for an announcement of $11.7 million in cancer research funding. This SU2C Canada Dream Team will focus on brain cancer stem cells, in both adults and children, which can be resistant to treatment and drive tumour regrowth.
February 1, 2016
A Perspective from Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, the inaugural Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health, the Co-Director and Director of Research at SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and member and co-author of the Global Burden of Disease Paediatrics Collaboration.
January 28, 2016
Morphine, a drug commonly used to manage pain in premature babies, is linked to decreased growth in the cerebellum, resulting in both physical and cognitive impairments, a new study by SickKids and the University of British Columbia (UBC) has found.
January 27, 2016
Most of us know where to go when our children are physically unwell. Some of us know where to go and what to do when we have concerns about our children’s mental health. But what about when we are worried about the physical AND mental well-being of our children and youth? Dr. Tony Pignatiello offers his perspective.
January 26, 2016
A new study led by SickKids employed an advanced brain scanning technique to monitor brain activity and found that soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to perceive threatening facial expressions than those who are not affected by the disorder.
January 25, 2016
A new study led by SickKids found that lateral ankle injuries in children without X-ray evidence of a fracture are most often sprains that can be easily treated with a removable splint.
January 20, 2016
Stanley Zlotkin has been appointed to the Order of Ontario for his work and leadership in global child health. The Order of Ontario is the province's highest official honour.