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First Canadian paediatric study of mixed THC/CBD cannabis oil shows promise for children with drug-resistant epilepsy

August 1, 2018

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have established safe dosing and tolerability of a pharmaceutical formulation of tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) given to reduce seizures and improve quality of life for …

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Personal Genome Project shows whole genome sequencing could transform how Canadians manage their own health care

February 3, 2018

Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto behind the Personal Genome Project Canada (PGP-C) are predicting whole genome sequencing will likely become part of mainstream health care in the foreseeable …

Canadian researchers discover key driver in rare childhood brain cancer that offers hope for accurate diagnosis and treatment

July 15, 2019

In the largest report on a rare yet lethal childhood brain tumour, commonly known as ETMRs (embryonal tumours with multilayered rosettes), researchers at SickKids and an international team of scientists have released groundbreaking findings that …

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SickKids contributes to framework to address global adolescent health and mortality

September 21, 2016

This week, as world leaders convene in New York City for the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the momentum to bring adolescents and youth to the centre stage in global health and international development is palpable.

Hospital-wide evacuation drill a success at SickKids

August 31, 2016

Emergency preparedness is a top priority at SickKids, as this can have a huge impact on patient and staff safety. Over the past year, SickKids has engaged in mock drills for various emergency scenarios that can occur in hospitals.

Machine learning could eliminate unnecessary treatments for children with arthritis

February 26, 2019

Researchers developed an algorithm that predicted disease outcome in children suffering from arthritis, helping doctors better tailor treatment. The algorithm was able to classify patients into seven distinct groups according to the patterns of …

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Debunking myths about autism

November 2, 2015

Dr. Peter Szatmari, Chief, Child & Youth Mental Health Collaborative, diagnoses and provides treatment recommendations for children with ASD every day. He helped us bust some autism myths and misconceptions.

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The Gilgan Centre turns two!

September 17, 2015

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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More than just picky eating

June 18, 2015

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

Should food labels list the amount of exercise needed to burn off calories?

May 4, 2017

A Perspective from Daina Kalnins, Director of Clinical Dietetics at SickKids. Her clinical interests include Cystic Fibrosis and Lung Transplant.

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