Children's Health Research Institute

Rates of depression and substance use higher for pregnant teens

Researchers from Lawson Health Research Institute and Brescia University College found that teenage pregnant women are more likely to live in poverty, have poorer mental health and have higher rates of substance use. There are limited Canadian studies on teenage pregnancies, in particular looking at...

Collaborating to address rare childhood cancer

Sarcomas are rare types of cancer that form in the connective tissue of the human body. Osteosarcoma is well known as the type of cancer diagnosed in Terry Fox, but there are many types of sarcoma and they are most common in children and young adults. “While rare, sarcomas are associated with worse...

insideLHSC: Diagnosing concussion

With a drop of blood, Dr. Douglas Fraser and a team of Lawson and Western University researchers are changing the way we diagnose concussion. In the past decade, rates of reported head injury have increased by more than 40 per cent in children and youth playing football, soccer and hockey. In that...

Children's Radiothon

On Thursday, February 9, Children's Health Foundation and their friends at Corus Radio will host Children’s Radiothon. Get ready to hear inspiring stories from brave Foundation Ambassadors and their families as they share their health care journeys live from the Atrium of Children's Hospital at...

Tracking the effects of junk food exposure on children’s nutrition

With over one third of Canadian youth being obese, a number of health problems are linked to poor nutrition. From heart health to cancer risk, nutrition plays a vital role in our children’s lives. In a new study, Dr. Jason Gilliland, a Scientist at Children’s Health Research Institute, Lawson Health...