AllerGen in the News

Review local, national and international media coverage by year:

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

MEDIA COVERAGE

2017

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Airborne Pollution

Alternet, 26-May-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

The direct-to-consumer genetic testing fog

Policy Options, 25-May-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Science must move beyond marches to impact policy

University Affairs, 15-May-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

How meditation can change your body’s response to stress

CBC, 14-May-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

In Antwerp, Scientists Convert Air Pollution To Energy

Progress, 11-May-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

When it comes to vitamin supplements, more isn’t always better

Washington Post, 8-May-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

PureTech Health Announces Licensing Agreement between Commense and the University of British Columbia for Microbiome-Derived Therapy

Business Wire, 5-May-2017

Featured researcher: B. Finlay, S. Turvey

 

BC University has signed a licensing agreement with Commonsense for a treatment of asthma and other allergic conditions

Global University Venturing, 5-May-2017

Featured researcher: B. Finlay

 

More breastfeeding, less wheezing: Year-long study finds breastfed babies reap rewards

CBC, 2-May-2017

Featured researcher: M. Azad

 

Babies who are breastfed longer are less likely to wheeze: study

CTV, 2-May-2017

Featured researcher: M. Azad

 

More breastfeeding, less wheezing: Year-long study finds breastfed babies reap rewards

Yahoo News, 2-May-2017

Featured researcher: M. Azad

 

Reducing the Risk of Asthma in Children

Consumer Reports, 2-May-2017

Featured researcher: B. Finlay

 

Second Opinion: A dietary dust-up over saturated fat story

CBC, 30-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Record levels of toxic flame retardants found in college dorms

Newsweek, 27-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: M. Diamond

 

Transit workers demand meeting with TTC over subway pollution

Toronto Star, 25-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

Sorry, vegetarians. A new study says eating green won’t lower your risk of early death

National Post, 20-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Scent linked to kids’ asthma

theWhig, 17-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Ellis

 

Study: Human deaths associated with global trade and air pollution

Ubyssey, 14-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

This One Thing Lowers Risk of Allergies and Obesity in Babies (Hint: It Barks)

Reader’s Digest, 14-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Moms With Pets May Have Healthier Babies, According To New Study

Bustle, 14-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Do pets really give babies a health boost?

The Week UK, 13-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

A common household item could be to blame for your child’s allergy, says new study

CHED 630, 11-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Ellis

 

Local study finds link between air fresheners and respiratory problems

CKWS, 11-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Ellis

 

Pets Help Kids Build Immunity Even Before They’re Born, Study Finds

Health, 11-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Getting a Puppy While You’re Pregnant Could Have Perks for Your Future Baby

Yahoo News, 10-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

How owning a pet could protect your baby from allergies and obesity

NetDoctor, 10-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Furry Friends Could Help Prevent Allergies and Obesity in Babies

Mental Floss, 10-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Exposing Children To Pets Can Help Reduce Allergies Over Time

Huffington Post, 10-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Why owning a pet could protect your baby from obesity and allergies

WBIR, 10-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Women who have dogs have healthier babies, according to research

Metro, 10-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Why women with dogs actually have healthier babies (yes, really)

Marie Claire, 10-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

OBESITY AND ALLERGIES: DOES HAVING A DOG AS A CHILD REDUCE THE RISK?

Quebec Times, 9-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Why loving dogs is good for your health, study shows

New Zealand Herald, 9-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Pets into Your House May Protect Your Baby from Obesity and Allergies

Indian Tribune, 9-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Scientists uncover link between owning a pet dog and having a healthy baby

Scottish Daily Record, 8-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

PET OWNERSHIP TIED TO FEWER ALLERGIES AND LOWER BMI IN CHILDREN, STUDY SUGGESTS

Mirror Daily, 8-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Exposure to pets may reduce allergies and obesity, says new research

British Journal, 8-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Pet exposure might help protect babies from allergies and obesity: study

CTV, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Having a Pet in the Family Could Help Prevent Obesity and Allergies in Children

Science Alert, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

How Pets Can Improve Your Health

Medical Daily, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Early exposure to furry pets can help prevent allergies and obesity

Consumer Affairs, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Good dogs: Study says pooches can help reduce allergies, obesity in kids

Metro, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Pets Protect Kids From Allergies and Obesity

NewsMax, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Having a dog could lower your baby’s risk of allergies and obesity

New York Daily News, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Could having a pet reduce obesity and allergies in children?

Global News, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Babies raised with pets have lower risk of allergies, obesity

Edmonton Journal, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Why loving dogs is good for your health

Daily Mail, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Having a Pet in the Family Could Help Prevent Obesity and Allergies in Children

Science Alert, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Pets alter infants’ microbiota to lower risk of allergies, obesity

Medical News Today, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Why owning a pet could protect your baby from obesity and allergies

USA Today, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Having a Pet Early in Life May Lower Risk of Allergy, Obesity

Nature World News, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Having a dog at home can protect kids from allergy and obesity, finds study

Hindustan Times, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Why owning a pet dog can help parents have a healthy baby

Irish Mirror, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Why owning a pet dog can help parents have a healthy baby

Mirror, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Exposure to pets may reduce allergies and obesity

UPI, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Study suggests pet exposure might help protect babies from allergies, obesity

CBC, 7-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Pet exposure might help protect from allergies, obesity: study

CTV, 6-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Pet exposure may reduce allergy and obesity

Science Daily, 6-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Babies raised with pets have lower risk of allergies, obesity: University of Alberta study

Edmonton Sun, 6-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 


Families breathe easier with take home medical equipment

CTV, 6-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: D. Adamko

 

Suzanne Tough and Nicole Letourneau: Mentorship programs for youth see results

Province, 6-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: N. Letoureau

 

Sugar isn’t sweet for healthy lifestyles, say Hamilton public officials

Hamilton News, 4-Apr-2017

Featured researcher: S. Anand

 

Microbiome: Puppy power

Nature Outlook, 30-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Science Confirms Why Dogs Really Are the Best

Men’s Health, 30-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: A. Kozyrskyj

 

Qu’est ce qu’on cherche?

ICI Manitoba, 30-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: B. Finlay

 

How your cheap Chinese-made products may be killing thousands in China

USA Today, 29-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

Canadians export pollution, death when we buy from poor economies

Vancouver Sun, 29-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad

Rapid City Journal, 29-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

PM’s prize ‘pinnacle’ for Dunedin Study

Otago Daily Times, 22-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: M. Sears

 

Prestigious financial award for world-famous Dunedin Study

NZ Herald, 21-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: M. Sears

 

Dunedin Study wins PM’s $500k Science Prize

Radio NZ, 21-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: M. Sears

 

Keep sugary drinks out of city facilities, public health experts say

CBC, 21-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: S. Anand

 

Health advocates ask council to protect Hamilton kids from sugary drinks

Hamilton Spectator, 20-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: S. Anand

 

Gwyneth Paltrow could be hazardous to your health

New York Post, 12-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Why is it so hard for mothers to breastfeed in Canada?

Troy Media, 8-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: N. Letourneau

 

‘Scientific quackery’: UBC study says it’s debunked controversial MS procedure

CBC, 8-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Precision Credulity: How Specious Genetic Tests Might Motivate Real Behavior Change

Forbes, 3-Mar-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

How your unborn baby’s sex could impact your health

Global News, 26-Feb-2017

Featured researchers: A. Ellis, P. Keith

 

Exposing kids to dirt may prevent conditions like asthma, says UBC researcher

CanTech Letter, 25-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: B. Finlay

 

Attention parents: let the germs in

Toronto Sun, 25-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: B. Finlay

 

Exposure to Bacteria, Fungi, and Viruses Could Influence Childhood Asthma Risk

Consumer Reports, 24-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: B. Finlay

 

Worldwide study links air pollution to ‘substantial risk’ of premature births

South China Morning Post, 24-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

Certain bacteria protect against a disease that is a growing threat

The Economist, 23-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: B. Finlay

 

Air pollution affects preterm birthrates globally, study finds

Washington Post, 23-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

Experts say Regina can breathe easy, despite reports of high pollution

CBC, 23-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

Queen’s researchers find quicker way to treat grass allergies

CKWS, 23-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: A. Ellis

 

Yeast Found in Babies’ Guts Increases Risk of Asthma

LabManager, 21-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: B. Finlay

 

Yeast found in babies’ guts increases risk of asthma

EurekaAlert, 17-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: B. Finlay

 

Dirty Air Will Doom Us To Early Death

MilleniumPost, 16-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

Air Pollution Caused 1.1 Million Premature Deaths In India During 2015, Global Report Suggests

TechTimes, 15-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

The world’s deadliest air kills more than 1 million people a year in India, study finds

Ottawa Citizen, 14-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

Ritter Pharmaceuticals Announces Collaboration with University of British Columbia to Explore Development of Microbiome Therapeutics in Environmental Enteropathy

MarketWired, 13-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: B. Finlay

 

UofT/Metrolinx study identifies diesel exhaust hazards

RailwayAge, 9-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: G. Evans

 

Diesel trains may expose passengers to exhaust

Science Daily, 8-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: G. Evans

 

Ride the GO train? You could be breathing in diesel fumes, researchers say

CBC, 7-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: G. Evans

 

Émissions potentiellement cancérigènes à bord de trains GO

Radio Canada, 7-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: G. Evans

 

GO Transit passengers at risk for exposure to diesel exhaust

Toronto Star, 7-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: G. Evans

 

Some GO train riders exposed to elevated levels of diesel exhaust: UofT study

CTV Toronto, 7-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: G. Evans

 

Commuter train passengers may be exposed to high levels of diesel exhaust

CTV, 7-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: G. Evans

 

Some GO train riders exposed to elevated levels of diesel exhaust, study finds

CP24, 7-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: G. Evans

 

GO Trains in “pull mode” expose nearby passengers to higher levels of detrimental diesel exhaust, says study

AM640, 7-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: G. Evans

 

Diesel trains may expose passengers to exhaust

UofT Engineering News, 7-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: G. Evans

 

Is Tom Brady’s diet — no nightshades or fruit — the secret behind his success?

National Post, 7-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

New Delhi clinic makes stem cell claims that worry experts

National Post, 5-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Tom Brady and vagina eggs

Policy Options, 2-Feb-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Canada’s new arrivals develop new allergies, study finds

CBC, 28-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: H. Sbihi

 

UBC study finds allergy rates among immigrants increase the longer they settle

Vancouver Sun, 27-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: H. Sbihi

 

UBC study shows nonfood allergy rates among immigrants increase over time

Georgia Straight, 27-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: H. Sbihi

 

Allergy rates among new immigrants increase the longer they live in Canada

Indo-Canadian Voice, 27-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: H. Sbihi

 

Deepak Chopra, Timothy Caulfield end Twitter feud

CBC, 26-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Can breakfast help keep us thin?

lfPress, 19-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

McDonald’s Canada adding nuts to menu, angering many with food allergies

Globe & Mail, 17-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: S. Waserman

 

Study finds 33 percent of adults recently diagnosed with asthma do not have it

EurekaAlert, 17-Jan-2017

Featured researchers: C. Lemiere, I. Mayers, L-P. Boulet

 

When inequality in Canada goes up, child well-being goes down

Hamilton Spectator, 17-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: N. LeTourneau

 

Peanut Allergies: An interview with Dr. Anne Ellis

CKWS News, 13-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: A. Ellis

 

Celebrities in the oilsands: The visits continue but do they have an impact?

CBC, 12-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Gluten-free baby: When parents ignore science

MacLeans, 11-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Should parents be punished for not vaccinating? Doctors told to call child welfare in ‘exceptional circumstances’

National Post, 11-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

In 2017, let’s take back science!

Policy Options, 11-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Doctors Hate Him! The One Weird Trick That Gave Us President Trump

Daily Beast, 10-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

A Road You Can Just About See

Outlook Magazine, 9-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: M. Brauer

 

The value of indigenous people

Toronto Star, 8-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: N. Letourneau

 

Alternative medicine clinics often tout ‘treatments’ for allergy, asthma

Fox News, 6-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

How to give babies peanut-based foods to cut allergy risk

CBC, 5-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: S. Waserman

 

Alternative medicine clinics often tout ‘treatments’ for allergy, asthma

Reuters, 5-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Meals to help you eat well and feel well

Toronto Star, 4-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Start the New Year with food that makes you happy

Metro, 3-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: T. Caulfield

 

Indigenous people are not the ‘ghosts of history’

Toronto Star, 2-Jan-2017

Featured researcher: N. Letourneau