Category: CHILD Study

Household cleaners may cause obesity in young children

Killing germs around the house may have an impact on young childrens’ waistlines. The connection? The infant gut microbiome, according to a study led by AllerGen investigator Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj (University of Alberta). “Infants living in households where disinfectants are

CHILD Co-Director honoured for “outstanding career in child health”

Dr. Stuart Turvey has distinguished himself not only as an international research leader, but also as a dedicated and compassionate clinician and as a highly valued colleague and mentor. So begins an inspiring tribute to AllerGen investigator Dr. Turvey by

CHILD research finds Lung Clearance Index effective at detecting infant lung problems

Findings from AllerGen’s CHILD Study show that the Lung Clearance Index (LCI), a measure of ventilation distribution, can detect lung problems in children as young as four months old. “Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood, and detecting

Infants who sleep less may have lower cognitive and language skills by age two

Does your child sleep less than 12 hours over a 24-hour period? Does he or she breathe through the mouth, snore or have pauses in breathing while asleep? New CHILD Study research has examined the impact of an infant’s sleep

Breastmilk sugars known as HMOs may help prevent food allergies

Findings from AllerGen’s CHILD Study indicate that complex sugars in breastmilk, known as human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), may reduce the risk of babies later developing food allergies. “Our research has identified a ‘beneficial’ HMO profile that was associated with a

Dr. Meghan Azad awarded Canada Research Chair

AllerGen investigator Dr. Meghan Azad (University of Manitoba) is one of 185 individuals across Canada to have received a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the spring of 2018. Dr. Azad’s Tier 2 Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease-constitutes a

Happy Momma, Healthy Baby: UNICEF features CHILD Study research

In April 2018, UNICEF Canada, the world’s leading child-focused humanitarian organization, featured CHILD Study research results in a campaign aimed at improving parental leave policies in Canada. The research, led by AllerGen investigator Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj (University of Alberta), was

Infant feeding method influences baby’s gut bacteria, risk of overweight

New findings from AllerGen’s CHILD Study indicate that exclusive breastfeeding in early infancy protects babies from becoming overweight by age one. The study involved 1,087 Canadian mothers and infants participating in the CHILD Study and found a 63% increased risk

Chatelaine shares AllerGen, CHILD food allergy research results

A new article in Chatelaine magazine highlights the latest developments in the fight against food allergies, providing national exposure for AllerGen investigators, trainees, partner organizations and AllerGen-supported food allergy research. “How Close Are We to a Cure for Food Allergies?”

CHILD spotlighted at national child & youth health summit

AllerGen’s CHILD Study was in the spotlight at the 2018 Sandbox Summit, held April 12 in downtown Toronto. The Study was held up at the event as a success story in an area of social concern where otherwise Canada has

New ResearchSKETCH: Can mom’s distress increase baby’s allergy risk?

Recent AllerGen research leveraging CHILD Study data sheds light on the link between a mom’s psychological wellbeing and the immune health of her newborn. AllerGen HQP Liane Kang wants you to know more about this discovery, which emerged from research

New CHILD research: Can breastfeeding help prevent food allergies?

Dr. Meghan Azad (University of Manitoba) and Dr. Jean Marshall (Dalhousie University) have been awarded over $742,000 from CIHR to support CHILD Study research on how breastfeeding can help prevent food allergies. “It is well recognized that breastfeeding is beneficial

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