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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 17, 2015

The Gilgan Centre turns two!

The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (Gilgan Centre) at SickKids is celebrating its two-year anniversary and we’re excited to share all the amazing progress we’ve made!

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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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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.

Child looks at camera while playing with a toy. Toy packaging is on the table behind the child.

August 21, 2015

Young toy experts test drive new toys at SickKids

SickKids patients and families used their expertise in play to test drive the season’s newest toys at the fourth annual Parents Canada toy testing event on Aug. 19.

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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.

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