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January 9, 2023

Study finds higher pre-pregnancy body mass index may be linked with faster infant growth

A new study suggests preconception maternal body mass index may be associated with faster growth rates for infants up to four months old.

January 5, 2023

SickKids lifts Code Grey with 80 per cent of priority systems restored

The Code Grey that was called in response to a cybersecurity incident has been lifted with the vast majority of priority systems recovered.

January 1, 2023

SickKids aware of and assessing decryptor following cybersecurity incident

SickKids is currently assessing the use of a decryptor given restoration efforts are progressing well.

December 31, 2022

Specialty Food Shop and Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion websites temporarily unavailable

Websites proactively taken down after detection of unusual activity.

December 29, 2022

Many SickKids systems restored following cybersecurity incident

Almost 50 per cent of priority systems have been successfully restored following the cybersecurity incident and others are in progress.

December 23, 2022

SickKids restoration efforts continue from cybersecurity incident

Clinical and technical teams are working hard to bring systems back online.

December 22, 2022

Update on SickKids response to cybersecurity incident

Impacted systems may be offline for a prolonged time but patient care is continuing.

December 19, 2022

SickKids responding to cybersecurity incident

SickKids is currently responding to a cybersecurity incident affecting several network systems. All patient care is continuing while SickKids investigates and works to resolve the situation.

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December 19, 2022

SickKids team identifies promising pathways to improve metabolic function in malnourished children

New research by SickKids team unravels the metabolic disturbances that affect malnourished children.

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December 16, 2022

Connected Care: Sharing knowledge and expertise to help build health-care system capacity during challenging times

Expansion of the SickKids Connected Care program to support adult and community hospitals is one of the ways SickKids is helping to build health-care system capacity in response to recent challenges.

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December 14, 2022

Genome sequencing links rare tandem repeats to genes associated with schizophrenia

Study finds individuals with schizophrenia have significantly higher rates of tandem repeats in their genome, using novel computational methods developed at SickKids.

A doctor kneels in front of a young cancer patient holding a clipboard.

December 13, 2022

Updated clinical trial reporting guidelines include patient voices to improve trial utility and transparency

A global study of outcome reporting in clinical trials leads to updated trial reporting guidelines that aim to increase impact and improve research integrity.

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