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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  • 30 June 2015
research advisory group
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead’s research division, Kids Research Institute, is introducing a Research Advisory Group made up of children and young people aged 12 to 17. The advisory group, to be known as KiDS Sydney, will provide a meeting place to talk about various aspects of research that involves children and young people. There will be opportunity to connect with similar groups a...
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embracing new technology
Adolescence is a time of upheaval for anyone – but young people with chronic conditions have the added demands of taking medications and attending medical appointments. When she was 13, Brooke received a double lung transplant because her lungs were failing due to cystic fibrosis. For nearly the whole of Year 8 she was confined to bed and on oxygen, unable to move without a wheelchair and the...
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