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February 1, 2016

Counting every life makes every child’s life count

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.

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January 29, 2016

Stopping the next generation of smokers

Dr. Theo Moraes, Staff Respirologist and Scientist-Track Investigator at SickKids discusses the concern with teens and e-cigarettes.

January 28, 2016

Pain management in premature infants linked to impaired brain development

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

Treating the body and mind together

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

Heightened perception of anger driven by over-connected brain circuits in soldiers with PTSD, new study finds

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.

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January 25, 2016

Growth plate fractures in children’s ankle injuries are much rarer than previously thought

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 appointed to Order of Ontario for contribution and leadership in global child health

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.

January 20, 2016

Dangerous driving puts kids at higher risk of getting hit during school drop-offs

Dangerous driving when dropping children off at schools may put kids at increased risk of getting injured in the vicinity of their schools, a recent York University and SickKids study indicates.

January 19, 2016

SickKids joins global experts in call for stillbirth prevention in new Lancet research series

The Lancet’s Ending Preventable Stillbirth Series was developed by 216 experts from more than 100 organizations in 43 countries. The research provides compelling evidence of the preventability of most stillbirths.

January 15, 2016

Follow-up care of minor wrist fractures may be handled by primary care physicians, study shows

A study led by SickKids examined 180 children with a type of wrist fracture called a "distal forearm buckle fracture" that were treated with a removable splint and then referred to their primary care physician for reassessment.

January 13, 2016

Biology of tumour changes when childhood brain cancer recurs, Canadian study finds

New research co-led by SickKids and the BC Cancer Agency offers a simple explanation as to why new and experimental treatments fail for children with recurrent medulloblastoma, the most common cancerous brain tumour in children.

January 13, 2016

Study suggests whole genome sequencing should be primary genetic test for patients

A new study compared standard genetic testing to whole genome sequencing in 100 patient cases at SickKids and found that whole genome sequencing identified genetic variants that could help with diagnosis in more than a third of the patients.

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