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Canadian study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy

August 3, 2015

In a new game-changing Canadian study, a research team from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that …

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Refugee children and youth at higher risk of unintentional injury compared with non-refugee immigrants

September 29, 2017

Refugee children and youth have a 20 per cent higher rate of unintentional injury compared to their non-refugee immigrant counterparts, according to a new study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and The Hospital …

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New CMAJ supplement on patient engagement includes SickKids collaborations

November 12, 2018

Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? Engaging Patients in Health Research: the Ontario Experience, a special patient-oriented research supplement in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) released November 7, 2018, …

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Better Nights, Better Days intervention study aims to help kids sleep better

November 3, 2016

Researchers across Canada have created a unique program to address insomnia in kids. “Better Nights, Better Days” is an evidence-based online intervention program for parents who have children that experience sleep issues.

SickKids-led research team finds a potential therapeutic target for life-threatening heart condition

November 12, 2018

Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ARVC), a prime cause of sudden cardiac death, can stay hidden as it may not cause symptoms in its early stages. A research team led by SickKids discovered potential new ways to diagnose and treat this life-threatening …

SickKids scientists obtain blueprint of molecular target for blood cancer and autoimmune therapies

October 2, 2017

SickKids researchers have been exploring the molecular structure of immune cell components, and how gaining an understanding of their anatomical organization can help develop future targeted therapies for blood cancers and autoimmune diseases.

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New research shows potential drug therapy reduces effects of rare intestinal disease

November 26, 2019

A drug typically used to treat rheumatic conditions could have therapeutic benefit for patients with a rare inflammatory bowel disease gene mutation. Study results have lead to a novel clinical trial led by SickKids.

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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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