Category: CHILD Study

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

CHILD data supports new research into child lung health

A research team at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto will use CHILD Study data to help develop tools to predict and monitor lung diseases in young children. CIHR announced today (28 June 2017) its support for the project,

New CHILD research: impact of prenatal artificial sweetener consumption on infant weight

A CIHR award announced today (28 June 2017) will allow a CHILD Study team, led by Drs Meghan Azad and Marie-Claire Arrieta, to investigate how a mother’s consumption of artificial sweeteners during pregnancy affects her infant’s microbiome and metabolism. The

New CHILD Study paper on timing of food introduction & development of food sensitization

Delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods until after a baby’s first year may increase the likelihood of a food allergy later on, according to new findings from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study. The research, published in

Can breastfeeding help protect babies from wheezing?

New research published 2 May 2017 in the European Respiratory Journal by AllerGen trainee Lorena Vehling and AllerGen investigator Dr. Meghan Azad shows that breastfed babies have a reduced rate of wheezing, putting them at a lower risk for asthma

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