Category: CHILD Study

Interview videos highlight CHILD research

A January 2018 video interview with AllerGen investigator Dr. Meghan Azad, entitled “Meghan Azad on Studying Chronic Diseases in Children” and produced by the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity (HCEO) Global Working Group, explores Dr. Azad’s work on the developmental

“Direct breastfeeding seems most protective against asthma development”

An article in MD Magazine will help physicians use CHILD Study research on breastfeeding to provide better patient care. The article highlights the finding, published in Journal of Pediatrics in November 2017, that direct breastfeeding in the first three months

Microbial “signatures” in first 100 days of life may protect against asthma

In a new study analyzing data from babies in rural Ecuador, CHILD Study researchers have confirmed their 2015 discovery that early life gut microbes play a critical role in protecting children against asthma. The new research, published in the Journal

Asthma in infant boys may eventually be preventable

A new study leveraging CHILD Study data shows that the family risk for asthma—typically passed from moms to babies—may not be a result of genetics alone: it may also involve the microbes found in a baby’s digestive tract. AllerGen investigator

Study finds asthma & food allergies predictable at age 1

A press release issued by The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) highlights new findings from AllerGen’s CHILD Study that will help doctors better predict which children will develop asthma and allergies. Analyzing data from more than 2,300 children

Stress in pregnancy may affect a baby’s immune system

Infants born to mothers experiencing distress may be at a higher risk of developing allergic disease, according to new findings published online in Brain, Behavior and Immunity. The study analyzed data from 403 infants and their mothers participating in AllerGen’s

Asthma risk lower with direct breastfeeding: CHILD Study

Direct breastfeeding in the first three months of life appears to provide more protection against childhood asthma than either infant formula or expressed breastmilk, according to new findings from AllerGen’s CHILD Study. The researchers analyzed data from 2,534 infants who

AllerGen researcher featured in CIHR breastfeeding panel

On August 2, 2017, AllerGen investigator Dr. Meghan Azad (University of Manitoba) participated in a panel discussion organized by the CIHR’s Institute of Human Development, Child & Youth Health (IHDCYH) on breastfeeding and children’s health. In the event, Dr. Azad

New faces on CHILD administrative team

Autumn has brought change to the administrative ranks of the CHILD Study. As of September 1, 2017, the Manitoba site has a new Research Coordinator, and as of September 8, 2017, CHILD Toronto has a new Site Leader. Dr. Theo

Breastmilk hormones may help prevent obesity in infants

For years, scientists have attempted to understand the complexities of human milk—what it’s made of, how it’s produced, and how its unique composition affects an infant’s growth and development. In a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity,

New Director and Co-Director appointed to CHILD Study

On July 1, 2017, Dr. Padmaja Subbarao became the Director of the CHILD Study and Dr. Stuart Turvey the Study’s Co-Director. Dr. Subbarao takes over the position from the Study’s Founding Director, Dr. Malcolm Sears. “Without Malcolm, there would be

The CHILD Study announces its new “baby”

On July 31, 2017, the CHILD Study launched its new website at childstudy.ca . The new website provides easy access to a wealth of information about CHILD’s community of researchers, administrative team, research foci, current projects, and its progress and

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