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26/11/2018
Childhood physical inactivity reaches crisis levels around the globe Report compares 49 countries; says 75% of countries have failing physical activity grades
Children around the world are not moving enough to maintain healthy growth and development, according to a global report released today.

The report by the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) compared 49 countries from six continents to assess global trends in childhood physical activity in developed and developing nations, resulting in the “Global Matrix 3.0” comparison of grades.

The report revealed that modern lifestyles – increases in screen time, the growing urbanization of communities and the rise in automation of previously manual tasks – are contributing to a pervasive public health problem that must be recognized as a global priority.

“Global trends, including excessive screen time, are contributing to a generation of inactive children and putting them on a dangerous path,” said Professor Mark Tremblay, President of the AHKGA, Senior Scientist at the CHEO Research Institute in Canada
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08/11/2018
CHEO Research Institute named one of the top 40 research hospitals in Canada
OTTAWA, November 8, 2018 – The CHEO Research Institute is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals. The organization moved up one spot on the Research Infosource listing, from 25 to 24, reflecting a 9.1% increase in the last fiscal year. The CHEO Research Institute is fortunate to have a group of leading researchers and top-notch staff, generous grant and CHEO Foundation donors and the support of the tens of thousands of children, youth and families who are part of our research.
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07/11/2018
Patient-oriented research: a comprehensive collection highlighting benefits, challenges, experiences and more Patient engagement in research can improve health, health system
Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? A comprehensive collection of 17 innovative demonstration projects — including two from researchers and patient partners at the CHEO Research Institute — highlights the value of patient engagement in research.
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05/11/2018
New Research Shows Symptom Improvement after Concussion in Children Varies Across Age Groups and Sex
Age and sex must be taken into consideration when looking at children’s recovery after a concussion, say researchers at the CHEO Research Institute. In a new article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, authors describe how the common symptoms following concussion improve by both age and sex over time. In “Natural Progression of Symptom Change and Recovery From Concussion in a Pediatric Population”, they found that the length of time for symptom improvement after concussion in children and adolescents varied across age groups and sex.
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22/10/2018
CHEO Research Institute Announces Research Growth Awards
The CHEO Research Institute is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 CHEO Research Institute Research Growth Awards (RGA). This internal grant program aims to provide start-up funds for a new project idea or a change in research direction or to fund pilot projects that may lead to future external grants. We would like to thank the CHEO Foundation and our generous community of donors for making this competition possible.
There were 11 applications received and five funded - a 45% success rate. Congratulations go out to the following successful applicants and their teams:
• Shawn Beug ($30,000) – Therapeutic Modulation of the Neuroblastoma Immune Microenvironment for Effective Cancer Immunotherapy.
Neuroblastoma is an often fatal childhood cancer, in part due to the inability to completely eradicate disseminated tumours and due to the d
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22/10/2018
CHEO Research Institute Announces Research Growth Awards
The CHEO Research Institute is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 CHEO Research Institute Research Growth Awards (RGA). This internal grant program aims to provide start-up funds for a new project idea or a change in research direction or to fund pilot projects that may lead to future external grants. We would like to thank the CHEO Foundation and our generous community of donors for making this competition possible.
There were 11 applications received and five funded - a 45% success rate.
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02/10/2018
Canada’s First “State of the Nation” Report on Children’s Physical Literacy: Results from Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy findings on more than 10,000 children
The results from a large national research project led by the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the CHEO Research Institute shows that about two-thirds of Canadian children haven’t achieved an acceptable level of physical literacy. Physical literacy is more than just fitness or motor skill; it includes the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.
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02/10/2018
PEDIATRICS SUPPLEMENT FOCUSES ON SPECIALTY CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY: CHEO RESEARCHERS AMONG GLOBAL TEAM OF AUTHORS
The past decade has seen tremendous advances in the diagnosis and treatment for boys and men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a life-limiting X-linked recessive disorder. Life expectancy has improved from mid-teens to mid-20s with the use of glucocorticoids, and beyond the third decade with ventilator support and multidisciplinary care. A new supplement published today in the journal Pediatrics “Specialty Care for the Patient with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy” (Pediatrics, October 2018) aims to raise the standard of care and improve quality of life for those living with the condition.
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26/09/2018
The whole day matters for cognitive development in children
New study from CHEO Research Institute shows children who meet screen and sleep time recommendations have improved cognition
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07/09/2018
Big Advancements in Safely Delivering Tiny Packages
Specialized Neonatal Transport Unit developed by CHEO and Ottawa Paramedic Services saves lives

OTTAWA, September 7, 2018 – OTTAWA, September 7, 2018 – A pilot project undertaken between CHEO and the Ottawa Paramedic Services that developed and implemented an improved way of transporting critically ill newborns has been shown to decrease serious safety complications and optimize the quality of care for sick infants across the region.
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21/08/2018
Another Successful Summer Student Research Day
The next generation of Clinical and Basic Science researchers were on stage on Friday, August 17 at the CHEO Research Institute’s Summer Student Research Day. 
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16/07/2018
CHEO Research Institute Senior Scientists and Scientists Receive CIHR Project Grants
CHEO Researchers awarded more than $3.8M in funding to support discoveries today for healthier kids tomorrow
 
Martin Osmond, CEO and Scientific Director of the CHEO Research Institute and VP Research at CHEO, is pleased to share that five CHEO RI researchers have been awarded Project Grants from CIHR with another as co-Principal investigator.
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09/07/2018
CHEO-Led Study Develops New Approach to Diagnosing Head Injuries in Children
CATCH2 rule can assist physicians in determining which children and youth need a CT scan to detect intracranial bleeding.
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19/06/2018
CHEO Research Institute encourages kids to move more to boost brain health
CHEO Research Institute supports findings in the 2018 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth that links brain health with regular physical activity

The CHEO Research Institute supports findings in the 2018
ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Released today, the Report Card gave Canadian kids a score of D+ for Overall Physical Activity. This grade is particularly alarming considering that this year’s Report Card also highlights important connections between physical activity and kids’ brain health.
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06/06/2018
DNA testing can help with early diagnosis, but that could mean sharing the results
Michelle Quinlan remembers everything about the day her daughter, Avery, was diagnosed with Coffin-Siris Syndrome.
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31/05/2018
Mark Tremblay Receives Victor Marchessault Advocacy Award from Canadian Paediatric Society
At the opening of its annual conference, the Canadian Paediatric Society named Mark Tremblay as its 2018 of the Victor Marchessault Advocacy Award. Dr. Tremblay, Director of the CHEO RI’s Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research program (HALO), is being recognized for his leadership in the promotion of healthy active living for children and youth.
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07/05/2018
No Need to Wait: Emergency Sedation for Children Can Happen Safely Without Them Having to Fast

A new study led by CHEO has shown that if children need an emergency procedure that requires sedation, there is no need to delay the sedation to meet current fasting guidelines. Published today in JAMA Pediatrics, the study included children from six emergency departments across Canada and found that there was no link between the amount of time a child had fasted and the occurrence of an adverse event.

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12/04/2018
Could stem cells repair the heart, fight infections, mend premature lungs, and heal the brain after stroke?

Ottawa researchers closer to finding out, thanks to $999,900 from the Stem photo of a cellCell Network - Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital, CHEO and the University of Ottawa are bringing discoveries made in the lab closer to human trials and therapies, thanks to four new peer-reviewed research grants from the Stem Cell Network worth $999,900, part of an overall investment of $4 million across Canada.



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03/04/2018
CHEO Research Institute 2017-18 CHAMO Innovation Fund competition
The CHEO Research Institute is happy to announce the results of the 2017-18 CHAMO Innovation Fund competition. Funds from the competition are to support the development of new and innovative approaches to health care delivery and to provide leadership in the dissemination of new knowledge across the healthcare system. These projects will no doubt impact healthcare delivery and offer opportunities to translate new knowledge into medical practice locally and nationally.
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24/03/2018
Using big data to help the smallest babies – Canadian researchers use newborn blood tests to identify preterm children in low-resource countries
Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the University of Ottawa have received nearly US $1 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to find out how often babies are born preterm in low-resource countries. Their novel approach uses data collected from routine newborn blood tests.

Preterm birth is a leading cause of death among children under the age of five. Knowing how often babies are born preterm is essential for developing and evaluating health programs and policies. However, many low-resource countries do not have reliable data on this issue.
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09/03/2018
Preventing hip problems in young athletes: Ottawa researchers receive prestigious award
A team of researchers from the University of Ottawa (uOttawa), The Ottawa Hospital, Carleton University and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has received a top international orthopaedic award for showing that a certain kind of hip deformity, which develops in teenagers and is associated with physical activity, can cause joint degeneration in early adulthood. Their research has also shown that surgery can relieve pain and improve hip function in some people with this condition.
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23/01/2018
CHEO Researchers Receive Significant Funding to Take Discoveries Further
CHEO research in rare diseases, inflammatory bowel disease and childhood arthritis is being supported with new funding from Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This new funding will allow researchers to expand their important work in improving the lives of children at CHEO, across the country and around the world.
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03/01/2018
Infant nutrition and development of type 1 diabetes – is it possible to prevent diabetes by avoiding cow's milk?
The long-awaited result of the TRIGR Study published this week shows that baby formula in which the cow’s milk proteins have been split does not prevent type 1 diabetes in children with genetic risk for type 1 diabetes.
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21/12/2017
CHEO Research Institute Celebrates Its Leading Lights
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18/12/2017
Dr. Lillian Lai Receives Technology and Education Innovation Fund Award
Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee recognizes her work to reduce referral times to pediatric specialists through e-consultation
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20/11/2017
Too much screen time prevents young tots from meeting healthy movement guidelines
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15/11/2017
Two-thirds of children with concussions not receiving medical follow-ups
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21/08/2017
CHEO researchers identify practices leading to safer outcomes in procedural sedation for children
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24/07/2017
People living in rural households have lower risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease: study
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08/06/2017
CHEO-led project secures worldwide consensus on the terminology that supports research into sedentary behaviour
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25/05/2017
Could stem cells heal premature lungs, fight infections, build muscles and strengthen bones?
Ottawa researchers closer to finding out, thanks to new funding from OIRM...
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25/05/2017
Brain cancer research led in Ontario gets a $10M boost
Congrats, Dr. David Stojdl...
 
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04/05/2017
CHEO scientist leads international effort to address bottlenecks to discovering the root causes of rare genetic diseases
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18/04/2017
Inflammatory bowel diseases on the rise in very young Canadian children
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22/03/2017
Children admitted with asthma leave hospital sooner, thanks to new CHEO study
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15/02/2017
Ottawa researchers kill brain cancer in mice with combination immunotherapies
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20/12/2016
New study shows physical activity – not rest – may help children recover from concussions
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28/11/2016
The most difficult decision: helping parents make life-or-death choices
Congrats on this new publication, Dr. Daboval and team!
 
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23/11/2016
Can gut bacteria cause Crohn’s disease? uOttawa and CHEO researchers point to new ways to treat the disease
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16/11/2016
Active choice must be default, global comparisons with ParticipACTION Report Card suggest
Physical activity is a way of life in countries where kids move the most
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10/11/2016
CHEO proud of its position on annual Top 40 Research Hospital list
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01/11/2016
Ontario start-up company secures US$41.4 million to advance cancer immunotherapy
Congrats to Turnstone Biologics Inc.
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21/09/2016
50-country comparison of child and youth fitness levels: Insightful look at population health
Exciting new research from HALO! Kudos, PhD student Justin Lang...
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06/09/2016
Could a "metabolic fingerprint" identify premature babies in developing countries?
Canadian-led team awarded US $1.2 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate
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16/06/2016
Canadian kids are inactive and may be losing sleep over it
ParticipACTION releases 2016 Report Card and for the first time, assigns a sleep grade
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09/06/2016
GA4GH presents vision, model for genomic and clinical data sharing
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25/05/2016
IMS Health Acquires Privacy Analytics, Advancing Real-World Evidence Technology to Drive R&D and Commercial Performance
Congrats, Dr. Khaled El Emam!
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10/05/2016
Centre for Pediatric Mental Health Services and Policy Research coming to CHEO;
New Research Chairs in position
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08/03/2016
How to Predict Pediatric Post-Concussion Symptoms: Published in JAMA
A new study based on the largest prospective cohort of children with concussion in the world was led at CHEO
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08/12/2015
What contributes to healthy living behaviours among children? It depends…
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19/10/2015
The Canadian experience on pediatric liver disease: Early diagnosis is critical
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21/09/2015
Improving early detection and management of mitochondrial disease
Learn more about the Canadian Inherited Metabolic Diseases Research Network (CIMDRN)
 
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25/08/2015
Study finds paramedic care delivered on-scene for 10 to 35 minutes leads to better outcomes for paediatric cardiac arrests
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31/07/2015
SmartMoms - Government of Canada Partners with the CHEO Research Institute to Improve Maternal Health
Congrats Kristi Adamo!
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22/07/2015
Screening in pregnancy key to eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission
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09/07/2015
Cancer patients treated in world-first clinical trial of Canadian viral therapy
Congrats, Dr. David Stojdl and esteemed research partners...
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22/06/2015
How to Predict Biphasic Allergic Reactions in Children, New Prognostic Tools
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18/06/2015
Eating disorders experts weigh in on Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder – two years after classification as a mental health condition
Dr. Mark Norris weighs in...
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11/06/2015
uOttawa researchers get a $29 million boost from the Ontario government
Congrats to Kym Boycott and Eric Benchimol at CHEO!
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09/06/2015
2015 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth and takes a stand on outdoor and risky active play
Congrats to ParticipACTION and HALO...
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29/05/2015
Transformative research at University of Ottawa nets $28.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation
 Dr. Kym Boycott chosen to be featured a related national announcement
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04/05/2015
Partners herald new cancer immunotherapy company
CHEO, The Ottawa Hospital, uOttawa and McMaster congratulate David Stojdl and team for the formation of Turnstone...
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20/04/2015
Household pets can transmit infections to people, especially those with weak immune systems
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20/04/2015
Pancreatic cancer loses viral defences when talking with supporting cells
Dr. David Stojdl co-authors this important work...
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10/03/2015
Younger immigrants at higher risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
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23/02/2015
New Support for Parents or Caregivers of Adolescents with Eating Disorders
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15/12/2014
The Ottawa Hospital to host $60M national research network for innovative cancer treatments
David Stojdl's lab included in this esteemed new network
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11/12/2014
Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation Breathes Life into Respiratory Research
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01/12/2014
Researchers identify genetic mutation responsible for a serious disorder common in Inuit people
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17/11/2014
From mice to yeast: new network to use model organisms to study rare disease
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03/11/2014
CHEO Launches Legal Challenge of Gene Patent In Order To Protect Patient Care
Patenting a gene is like patenting the water we drink and the air we breathe...
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29/10/2014
CHEO Research Sees Record Growth
Research Infosource Announces Top 40 Research Hospitals in Canada
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24/10/2014
Moving a Little More Goes a Long Way, Report Finds
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20/10/2014
New research software automates DNA analysis
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25/09/2014
CHEO Doctor Wins National Award for Concussion Research
Congratulations, Dr. Roger Zemek...
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22/09/2014
Research study analyzes best types of exercise for obese youth
Gary Goldfield and Stasia Hadjiannakis co-author study in JAMA Pediatrics...
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28/08/2014
Ontario has one of the highest rates of IBD in the world
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26/08/2014
New video shows parents how to take the hurt out of newborns’ blood tests
CHEO research applied in clinical setting...
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19/08/2014
Taking a Stand: balancing the BENEFITS and RISKS of physical activity in children
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25/06/2014
First comprehensive pediatric concussion guidelines, available now
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25/06/2014
Early combination treatment in HIV-infected infants may reduce virus to undetectable levels – but still too soon to say cure, says Canadian study
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13/06/2014
Ottawa researchers key to new neuromuscular disease care and research network
Congrats, CHEO Drs. Jodi Warman and Hugh McMillan!
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11/06/2014
Canadian physicians lack knowledge and confidence about breastfeeding
New research by Dr. Catherine Pound and team...
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05/06/2014
Outcomes of a 2-year national rare disease gene discovery project
Team identified 67 novel genes that had never been associated with a rare disease before...
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21/05/2014
CHEO doctor wins national award for mobile health innovation
Congrats, Dr. Bromwich!
 
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20/05/2014
The 2014 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card goes global for the first time
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01/04/2014
New screening tool to diagnose common sleep problem in children
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25/03/2014
Ottawa researcher receives international award for obesity research
Congrats to Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput!
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24/03/2014
Nurses are effective at treating a common arm injury in young children, although not as successful as physicians
Clinical trial published in CMAJ
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19/03/2014
Ottawa researchers find new pathway connected to Type 2 diabetes
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28/02/2014
First of its kind web portal to bolster research and treatment for rare diseases
CARE for RARE leads international research effort!
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20/02/2014
Study shows gaps in inpatient psychiatry for Ontario youth
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03/02/2014
CHEO Research stands out in CIHR Operating Grant Funding Competition
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27/01/2014
Ottawa Researchers Discover New Combination Therapy to Kill Cancer
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28/11/2013
Ottawa researchers to play major role in $8.7M research project aimed at curing HIV
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20/11/2013
Frequent breaks from sedentary behaviour makes kids healthier
Congrats, Travis Saunders from the HALO research team!
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04/11/2013
Canadian researchers discover how to measure quality of life for rare blood condition
Congrats, Dr. Robert Klaassen and team!
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23/10/2013
CHEO uses YouTube to take the ouch out of getting a needle
Evidence-informed pain management strategies
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22/10/2013
New BORN report shows improvements in exclusive breastfeeding rates
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04/10/2013
Ministry of Research and Innovation Supports Research to Advance Personalized Health in Ontario
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23/09/2013
Government of Canada Invests in the Innovative Leaders of Tomorrow - Minister Rickford Announces Funding at Université Laval
Congrats, Kristina Allan!
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26/08/2013
Study provides best data yet on developmental problems in extremely premature infants
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29/07/2013
Topical analgesic may provide pain-free “skin glue” repair of cuts in children
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26/06/2013
Research shows Vitamin D levels drop after pediatric heart surgery, increasing sickness
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21/05/2013
Active Healthy Kids Canada Releases 2013 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
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08/05/2013
Canadian Gene Cure Foundation presents Champions of Genetics award to Dr. Faraz Farooq
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08/05/2013
Canadian Gene Cure Foundation honours Dr. Alex MacKenzie as a 2013 Champion of Genetics
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06/05/2013
Flu vaccine safe for children with IBD: Study
CHEO research offers new insight....
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23/04/2013
Should kids sit less or move more?
 The answer from CHEO Research
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26/03/2013
Harper Government Announces New Personalized Health Research Projects Across Canada
Congrats, Drs. Boycott, MacKenzie and Mack for their participation!
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04/03/2013
CHEO supports new Ontario strategy to fight childhood obesity
Healthy Kids Panel report released today...
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12/02/2013
Government of Canada helps youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
Congrats to Dr. Cappelli...
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07/02/2013
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Obesity Research Expert
Dr. Mark Tremblay Honoured for the Promotion of Physical Activity
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14/01/2013
Alternative medicine use high amoung children with chronic conditions
CHEO's Dr. King co-authors this study
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04/12/2012
5 big strides to fight lung disease in our tiniest patients
Discoveries in stem cell research...
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26/11/2012
Active video games don’t increase overall daily physical activity levels
CHEO Research Institute co-authors report...
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24/10/2012
Bell Let’s Talk gift will help families with children suffering from eating disorders
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16/10/2012
Novel discovery links anti-cancer drugs to muscle repair
Congrats Dr. Korneluk and team!
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11/10/2012
Terry Fox Foundation announces funding for cancer research
Congrats to Dr. David Stojdl!
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08/10/2012
Fresh blood not better, clinical trial shows
No difference between fresh blood and current standard of care
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01/10/2012
Overweight teens get mental health boost from even small amounts of exercise
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20/09/2012
Study reveals teenage patients attitude towards social media and privacy
Teen patients spend a great deal of time online and guard their privacy very consciously...
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12/09/2012
First Pediatric Study to Look at the Role of Vitamin D in Critical Illness
CHEO research published in esteemed journal Pediatrics
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25/07/2012
Can a virus fight cancer?
Canadian Cancer Society grants new funding to CHEO Research
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10/07/2012
Researchers Develop Secure Protocol for Linking Data Registries for HPV Surveillance
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30/05/2012
Top stem cell scientist and pediatrician recruited to Ottawa
CHEO is proud to welcome Dr. Bernard Thébaud
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29/05/2012
2012 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card is available now
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22/05/2012
Flu shot during pregnancy shows unexpected benefits in large study
Large population-based study finds compelling results
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30/04/2012
Children’s Daily Step Count Can Be Used To Gauge Physical Activity Goals
Research suggests 12,000 steps can be used as measure of children’s daily physical activity
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17/04/2012
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy a predictor for above-average birth weight

Which women are more likely to give birth to above average weight babies.

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10/04/2012
Supplement use predicts folate status in Canadian women

Researchers have gained new insight into why 22% of Canadian women of childbearing age are still not achieving a folate concentration considered optimal for reducing the risk of having babies with neural tube defects.

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03/04/2012
Changes in asthma treatment improve wait time and patient care in Emergency

The creation and implementation of a Medical Directive empowers nurses to administer an oral steroid treatment, which has reduced wait time and improved patient care. 

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23/01/2012
Pediatric Emergency Research Team Hit the Mark
Pediatric Emergency Research of Canada (PERC) research is recognized as one of the Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research in 2011 by CMAJ.
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22/01/2012
What Type of Helmet is best for Winter Play? CHEO Research Uncovers What Parents Need to Know
This research provides insights regarding the limitations of the helmets, but confirms that all helmets are protective.
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22/12/2011
CHEO scientist discovers new gene for Joubert syndrome
Dr. Kym Boycott, a researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, used next-generation sequencing to identify a new gene that causes Joubert Syndrome in a Canadian population.
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14/12/2011
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and CHEO Research Institute open new research centre dedicated to improving health and patient care
Called the Centre for Practice-Changing Research, the new two- storey building will provide space for approximately 275 clinicians, researchers and staff from The Ottawa Hospital and 60 from the adjacent Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
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08/12/2011
Review Finds Anonymization Remains a Powerful Approach to Protecting the Privacy of Health Information
There is no broad empirical support for a failure of data anonymization according to CHEO researchers.
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21/11/2011
New Global Child Health curriculum allows Canadian doctors to care beyond borders without leaving home
Evidence-based educational modules to address a foundational learning gap for residents, pediatricians and health care institutions.
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26/10/2011
Scotiabank and ScotiaMcLeod make major donation to CHEO’s BIG STEPS Campaign
Major gift to help CHEO staff and research scientists in their efforts to address the problem of youth suicide.
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18/10/2011
CHEO scientist advances biotherapeutics as published in Cancer Cell
CHEO researchers found a way to trick resistant cancer cells into committing suicide following oncolytic virus therapy.
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14/10/2011
Ontario’s Kids are Missing in Action
Active Healthy Kids Canada releases the Ontario Supplement to the 2011 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
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03/10/2011
Global biotech firm partners with CHEO researcher to address a technology gap in infectious disease
The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute is pleased to announce that one of its principal investigators in infectious disease has signed a contract with Life Technologies, an internationally renowned biotech tools company headquartered in Carlsbad, California, to share information that will help to develop tests that uniquely amplify and detect the DNA coding for infectious diseases.
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15/09/2011
New report on Creating Clinical Public Use Microdata Files
New report looks at the creation of clinical public use microdata files (PUMFs).
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08/08/2011
Most Canadians can be uniquely identified from their date of birth and postal code
New report suggests that Canadians can be uniquely identified from their date of birth, postal code, and gender.
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17/07/2011
New report explains why physicians are reluctant to share patient data
CHEO researchers find that during the peak of the H1N1 pandemic in 2009, there was still reluctance to report detailed patient information for public health purposes.
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25/06/2011
Pregnancy hormone has unprecedented, powerful effect on Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the most common genetic killer of infants
Researchers in Ottawa report new hope for the treatment of infants born with serious genetic disorder.
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16/06/2011
Don’t Stop Anonymizing the Data – It remains a safe, secure way to protect Privacy
CHEO RI and the Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner issue a report that strongly backs the practice of de-identification as a key element in the protection of personal information.
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17/05/2011
CHEO Research Institute Develops Secure Protocol for Data Disclosure
It is important for health care providers to report health issues, such as influenza outbreaks, to public health authorities. But there is evidence of a reluctance to share patient data for public health purposes due to concerns for both patient privacy and provider confidentiality. Dr. Khaled El-Emam and his research team at the CHEO Research Institute have developed a secure protocol and system that would solve this problem.
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26/04/2011
From desk to couch: Canadian children and youth missing out on prime physical activity time after school
The 2011 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth reports that during the after-school period, Canadian children and youth are sitting idle indoors.
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19/04/2011
CHEO Researchers Protect Privacy in Heritage Health Prize Contest
More than 2,000 participants from 52 countries are competing to create the best algorithm to predict patient hospitalization in one of the largest-ever health data mining competitions. Privacy experts from the Children‟s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute ensured the anonymity of this data before it went out.
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24/02/2011
CHEO Study Shows Effectiveness of YouTube as Tool for Clinical Diagnosis
CHEO researchers have completed a study showing how YouTube can significantly help speed a clinical diagnosis, and have created an assessment tool to determine the accuracy of individual videos.
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23/02/2011
Ottawa medical researchers awarded close to $20M by CIHR
Researchers affiliated with the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) and the CHEO Research Institute (CHEO RI) are about to embark on exciting new research projects that could lead to better therapies for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other medical conditions.
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22/02/2011
Government of Canada boosts efforts to find treatments for pediatric cancers and rare genetic disorders
CHEO researchers set a goal to identify the genes that cause the most challenging types of cancer and rare diseases in children, and find new treatments.
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15/02/2011
Study reveals security weaknesses in file-sharing methods used in clinical trials
CHEO researchers find that the security practices used to transfer and share sensitive files were inadequate.
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10/02/2011
First Nursing Research Chair at CHEO Reinforces Commitment to Quality Care for Kids
CHEO is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Denise Harrison as CHEO’s first Endowed Chair Nursing Care of Children, Youth and their Families.
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13/01/2011
Low-income children with IBD more likely to undergo surgery than their wealthier counterparts
New research finds children with IBD from low-income neighbourhoods are 17 per cent more likely to be hospitalized and up to 80 per cent more likely to undergo surgery for Crohn’s than those from high-income neighbourhoods.
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