Category: CHILD Study

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

CHILD Vancouver thanks its “Junior Scientists”

On February 15, 2018, the CHILD Study’s Vancouver team hosted a celebratory Town Hall at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) to mark the completion of the Study’s clinical assessment of all participating children at five years of age, and to share

Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital associated with longer breastfeeding duration

New findings from AllerGen’s CHILD Study show that exclusive breastfeeding during the first few days of life is positively associated with longer-term breastfeeding, while in-hospital formula use is associated with breastfeeding for a significantly shorter duration. Dr. Meghan Azad led

C-sections and gut bacteria increase risk of childhood obesity

New CHILD Study research has found that overweight and obese women are more likely to have children who are overweight or obese by three years of age—and that bacteria in the gut may be partially to blame. “We know that

CHILD Study awarded over $9M through Genome Canada grant

CHILD Study Director Dr. Padmaja Subbarao with Science Minister Kirsty Duncan at the Ministerial announcement in Toronto on January 23, 2018 Genome Canada, in collaboration with other partners, has awarded over $9 million to a team of top Canadian researchers

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

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