News & Events

  • 26 May 2016
 Researchers at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead are calling for a more unified international definition of paediatric metabolic syndrome (MetS) to help identify childhood cancer survivors who are more at risk of cardiovascular disease. The Hospital’s clinicians joined researchers from Sydney University and Sweden’s Linkoping University to conduct a retrospective study of 276 patients...
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  • 17 May 2016
  With winter coming soon, it’s time for parents and children to be vaccinated against influenza to be vaccinated against influenza now. Influenza is a viral respiratory illness that is responsible for thousands of children and adults of all ages each year being admitted to hospital in Australia. Active vaccine safety surveillance is conducted nationally in young children to monitor fo...
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  • 13 May 2016
SEVERE OBESITY AFFECTING MORE AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN THAN FIRST THOUGHT, NEW RESEARCH FINDS The findings, published today in Trends in the Prevalence of Morbid and Severe Obesity in Australian Children Aged 7-15 Years (1985-2012), highlight a growing concern from paediatric obesity experts about the extent of the issue.  “The numbers on how many Australian children have severe obesity hav...
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China-Aus collaboration
A research collaboration between Kids Reaserch Institute, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Guangzhou Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Children with Autism/ Guangzhou Cana School for Children with Autism (Cana School) was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The organisastions will work together for the first time to support children with autism.  The...
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genome sequencing grants
Five research teams at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network have received a significant funding boost to their projects as part of the NSW Government’s 2015/16 Genomics Collaborative Grants Program. SCHN researchers received five of six project grants in the funding announcement delivered by Minister for Medical Research Pru Goward and NSW Premier Mike Baird at the Garvan’s Kinghorn Centre...
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Months after receiving a $2.5 million grant to conduct ground-breaking research into the childhood obesity epidemic, the new Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood has been launched. Professor Louise Baur, Group Leader of the Obesity Research Group at the Kids Research Insitute, will lead a team of experts from across the world at the new c...
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