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Tenfold increase worldwide in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: new study

October 12, 2017

The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, according to a new study led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Study finds probiotics not effective in treating children with viral intestinal infections

November 22, 2018

Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and other paediatric hospitals across Canada worked with lead researchers at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital to investigate whether probiotics are effective in …

Intellectual sparing in children with rare brain cancer: New research demonstrates better cognitive outcomes with less invasive treatment for paediatric medulloblastoma

November 27, 2019

New research findings offer new evidence that proton radiotherapy – a type of radiation therapy – could effectively treat medulloblastoma in children without causing the level of impairment to the brain that is usually caused by standard treatments.

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SickKids ranked No. 2 on Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals list in 2016

November 10, 2016

SickKids earned second place on the annual top 40 list for overall research spending, a jump from third place last year. The list examines research hospitals across the country and ranks them based on research spending and intensity.

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SickKids finds an effective screening strategy for iron deficiency in young children

November 28, 2018

Dr. Pat Parkin and her team tested a screening program for iron deficiency using a blood test for a protein called ferritin. The ferritin blood test was developed several decades ago and measures iron stores in the body but, until this study, had …

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Unlocking the door to potential therapeutic treatments for serious complications from infections

December 3, 2019

SickKids scientists used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan to solve the structure of an enzyme that could help burn victims and prevent deaths from different kinds of infections.

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Study Highlights Urgent Need to Re-evaluate Latest World Health Organization Drinking Water Guidelines

August 13, 2015

In a new study published in Environmental Health, researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Norwich University report an urgent need to re-evaluate the World Health Organization’s drinking-water guidelines for nine toxic …

SickKids researchers receive more than $19 million in CFI funding for research infrastructure

October 13, 2017

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) will receive $19,772,922 in funding for research infrastructure under the Canada Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) Innovation Fund, announced this week by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, …

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Researchers discover an immune response associated with the development of idiopathic scoliosis (IS) in zebrafish

December 12, 2018

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have determined that neuroinflammatory signals drive spinal curve formation in zebrafish, and can be suppressed using common drugs like NAC.

Increased physical activity may improve health outcomes for children with multiple sclerosis

August 13, 2015

Research from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) suggests that children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who participate in higher levels of physical activity may have a less active disease.

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