Category: CHILD Study

The CHILD Cohort Study and a Baby’s Microbiome video is in a national competition – and you can help us win! Each year, the CIHR holds a competition to select Canada’s top videos that share evidence-based messages relevant to the …

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New findings from the CHILD Cohort Study shed light on the diverse factors that influence human milk fatty acid composition. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that the amount and mixture of breast milk fats …

Fats in breastmilk are unique to each mother Read More »

Join us on a journey into the world of a baby’s gut microbiome. Meet some microbial superheroes and learn about how discoveries from the CHILD Cohort Study are helping us to understand allergies, asthma, obesity, and everyday health and wellbeing, …

NEW VIDEO: The CHILD Cohort Study and a baby’s microbiome Read More »

Ilsa Buchholz is one of the almost 3,500 kids participating in the CHILD Cohort Study. Hear about what being a part of CHILD means to Ilsa and her parents, what tests Ilsa undergoes every few years during her clinical visit, …

CHILD Cohort Study profiled in Wave magazine Read More »

Research from the CHILD Cohort Study suggests that among preschoolers, spending two hours or more of screen time per day may be linked to clinically significant behavioural problems. “We found that screen time had a significant impact on behaviour at …

Screen time associated with behavioural problems in preschoolers Read More »

New research from AllerGen’s CHILD Cohort Study has found that babies sleep less at three months of age if their mothers do not have a university degree, experienced depression during pregnancy or had an emergency cesarean-section delivery. “Sleep affects a …

Infant sleep duration associated with mother’s level of education, prenatal depression and method of delivery Read More »

New research from the CHILD Cohort Study sheds some light on the importance of the infant’s mouth as a source of breastmilk bacteria. The idea that breastmilk has a microbiome—a community of bacteria living within it—is relatively new and has …

Breastmilk microbiome linked to method of feeding Read More »

A study led by AllerGen investigator Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) in September 2018, is the journal’s top article for 2018 in terms of media coverage. The study used data from CHILD Study …

CHILD microbiome paper is CMAJ‘s top article for 2018 media coverage Read More »

AllerGen trainee Dr. Kozeta Miliku, MD, PhD, has been offered two postdoctoral fellowships to support her CHILD-based research into the relationship between breastfeeding and lung health. Dr. Miliku has accepted a one-year Breathing as One Research Fellowship from the Canadian …

Trainee awarded two fellowships for CHILD research Read More »

New CHILD Study research has found that infants who are breastfed have a reduced risk of being overweight in the first year of life—and that the protective association is stronger with longer and more exclusive breastfeeding. “We found that the …

Breastfeeding may protect against obesity in early life Read More »

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 …

Household cleaners may cause obesity in young children Read More »

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 Co-Director honoured for “outstanding career in child health” Read More »