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July 10, 2015

SickKids was lit up for the Games

SickKids was lit up with excitement Friday, July 10, as we played host to the Toronto 2015 Torch Relay on its final stretch to the official opening of the Pan Am Games.

July 6, 2015

Surprising new cause of intestinal disease identified

New research led by SickKids reveals a surprising case report, in which the genetic defect responsible for the child’s illness actually resides in the blood vessels rather than the intestine, or gut.

July 6, 2015

Award season recognizes SickKids staff

In May and June, members of the health-care and science communities are recognized for their achievements and contributions.

July 2, 2015

SickKids hosted a special Canadian guest for Canada Day!

On Canada Day, SickKids had a very special visit from Chicago Blackhawks’ Left Wing, Bryan Bickell, and the Stanley Cup.

July 1, 2015

Drs. Janet Rossant and James Rutka appointed to Order of Canada

On July 1, 2015, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada, two of which are from SickKids.

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June 29, 2015

His and hers pain circuitry in the spinal cord

New research released today in Nature Neuroscience reveals for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using different cells. These findings have far-reaching implications for our basic understanding of pain.

June 26, 2015

Thank you to our TDSB teachers for their care all year!

SickKids has partnered with the Toronto District School Board since 1892 as a Section 23 program, providing schooling to students who require education outside of the regular class system in a specialized setting.

June 25, 2015

Patients, parents and clinicians should have a voice in prioritizing child health research, new study recommends

The study found the most frequently asked questions among parents and primary care physicians were related to: the impact of electronic devices on development, appropriate discipline strategies and interventions to promote healthy sleep.

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June 25, 2015

PTSD soldiers more likely to see a world full of threat

The study involved a group of Canadian Armed Forces soldiers: half with PTSD, half without, and all on active duty.

June 19, 2015

SickKids-Caribbean Initiative supports World Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day

Sickle cell disease is a hereditary blood disorder which causes abnormal haemoglobin - the protein in red blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues.

June 18, 2015

More than just picky eating

Eating disorders experts weigh in on Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) – two years after classification as a mental health condition.

June 17, 2015

Adjusting feeding practices in young children may help prevent iron-deficiency anaemia

Researchers at SickKids and St. Michael’s Hospital conducted a study that identified risk factors and recommendations to prevent severe iron-deficiency anaemia, in which blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to the body's tissues.

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