Category: CHILD Study

Dr. Stuart Turvey, Co-Director of the CHILD Cohort Study, and Dr. Diana Royce, President & CEO of AllerGen, both received honours from AllerGen partner organizations in late 2019. Dr. Stuart Turvey recognized by CSACI L to R: Dr. Stuart Turvey; …

CHILD Co-Director, AllerGen CEO honoured by partners Read More »

A mother’s exposure to traffic-related air pollution during the first three months of pregnancy is associated with an increase in her child’s risk of having allergic sensitization by age one, according to CHILD Cohort Study research published in the Journal …

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New research from the CHILD Cohort Study involving more than 1,500 infants has shed light on the gut bacterium Clostridioides difficile and its association with the type of feeding in early life. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in …

Type of feeding affects C. difficile presence in babies Read More »

AllerGen and the CHILD Cohort Study are proud to announce the Sears Undergraduate Summer Studentship. The Sears Studentship provides financial support of up to $6,000 to an undergraduate student working full time for at least 12 weeks on a research project involving data generated by the …

New studentship honours CHILD’s Founding Director Read More »

Children who do not consume peanut during their first year of life are more likely to be allergic to peanut at age three, according to new findings from the CHILD Cohort Study. The study, published in The Journal of Allergy …

Even infants at low risk of peanut allergy should eat peanut early Read More »

On November 8, 2019, Dr. Malcolm Sears, Founding Director of the CHILD Cohort Study, was formally inducted into McMaster University’s prestigious Community of Distinction. He was one of three inductees for 2019. In a ceremony attended by dozens of friends, …

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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 …

Support CHILD in the “IHDCYH Talks” video competition! Read More »

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 …

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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 »