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Topical cream lessens pain in infants receiving vaccinations, study shows

December 12, 2016

Research led by SickKids has found that liposomal lidocaine, a topical pain cream, is an effective method to reduce pain in infants receiving vaccination injections.

SickKids ranks No. 2 on Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals list for 2017

November 9, 2017

SickKids is proud to have once again been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals by Research Infosource Inc.

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Adult survivors of childhood cancer benefit from specialized survivor clinic attendance: study

September 25, 2015

Adult survivors of childhood cancer stay in better health and require fewer visits to emergency departments if they are patients of specialized survivor clinics, says a new Ontario study from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the …

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Inhaled corticosteroids do not increase risk of fracture in children with asthma: study

November 13, 2017

Daily use of inhaled corticosteroids does not increase the risk of bone fracture in children with asthma, according to a new study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Terry Fox Research Institute and cross-Canada partners give $16.4 million boost to young people fighting hard-to-treat cancers

November 24, 2017

Terry Fox PROFYLE, a new initiative announced by the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) today, is aiming to give the 20 per cent of children and young adults with hard-to-treat cancers another chance to …

MSSNG Project helps doctors share genomic data for autism research

October 27, 2015

Thanks to an ambitious and groundbreaking collaboration between The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Autism Speaks and Google, scientists around the globe now have open access to thousands of genomes for autism research.

20 years later, doctor uncovers cause of syndrome that bears his name

November 2, 2015

After two decades of searching for answers, a multidisciplinary group of researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has uncovered the genetic cause of Roifman syndrome.

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SickKids researchers discover precise molecular mechanisms that can influence memory

December 12, 2017

Learning and memory are crucial parts of human cognition, yet the biological processes that govern how we learn and store different types of memories are poorly understood. In a recently published study, researchers from SickKids have discovered the …

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“Divergent ancestry” in infants’ DNA associated with increased risk of preterm birth

December 14, 2017

Existing epidemiological evidence has shown that preterm birth rates vary according to ethnic group; building upon this existing knowledge base, a new study co-led by SickKids and the University of Pennsylvania identifies a possible explanation for …

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First study to measure physical activity in Canadian infants and toddlers

November 17, 2015

New research from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first of its kind to objectively measure physical activity in children under age three.

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