New CHILD research published in the journal Gastroenterology explores how cesarean delivery and other birth events infuence a baby’s gut microbiome at three and 12 months of age, and how this can increase the risk of allergies and obesity later in childhood. The research …

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There is a significant increase in the incidence of peanut and unknown nut anaphylaxis among children at Halloween and Easter, according to a new Canadian study published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). The study evaluated the average daily …

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AllerGen is pleased to share the news that four Network-affiliated researchers have received awards from Research Manitoba and partners. Drs Meaghan Jones & Jennifer Protudjer receive New Investigator Operating Grants Dr. Meaghan Jones (left), Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics (Medicine), Rady …

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Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) has awarded the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) more than $400,000 to study how COVID-19 is impacting individuals and families across Canada. The funding is in addition to a $1.7 million award (Canadian Institutes of Health Research-CIHR & …

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COVID-19 illustrations by CHILD participants  A two-year project measuring COVID-19 antibody prevalence among Albertan children is underway at the University of Alberta thanks to funding from the Government of Alberta.  The project, part of the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD), received …

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CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) investigator Dr. Meghan Azad has been named winner of the 2020 Joe Doupe Young Investigator Award by the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (CSCI). The award recognizes outstanding and innovative research by a young researcher in the first eight years …

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In a new study published in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, a research team from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has shown that pulmonary function tests are a valuable tool for monitoring children with recurrent wheezing, even in children as …

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New CHILD research, published in the journal Gut Microbes, has found an association between vitamin D supplementation and specific characteristics of a baby’s microbiome at three months of age. The researchers examined fecal samples taken from 1,157 infants in the CHILD …

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Living close to natural green space can mitigate some of the changes in infant gut bacteria associated with formula feeding, according to new CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) research published in the journal Environment International. “We know that a breastfed infant …

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