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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CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) research was recently featured in the prestigious Lancet Respiratory Medicine – ranked the #1 journal in the fields of critical care and respiratory medicine. The Lancet paper combined findings from population-level data, individual health data available …

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A new approach to harmonizing food allergy phenotypes could improve genetic research in food allergy, according to an international consortium of experts convened by AllerGen researchers. The authors published their recommendations as a Letter to the Editor in Allergy, the …

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A study of over 2,200 Canadian mothers and babies in the CHILD Cohort Study shows that a mom’s consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy may place her child at an increased risk of obesity by age three. The research, …

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Anaphylaxis to peanut has significantly decreased in children over the past six years, according to a new Canadian study that measured anaphylaxis rates for the nine most common food allergens. “Our study showed a significant decline in the number of …

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New research from the CHILD Cohort Study sheds light on the link between a woman’s psychological wellbeing during pregnancy and the immune health of her newborn. Published in Clinical Experimental Allergy and featured on the journal’s cover, the research found …

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New research from the CHILD Cohort Study shows that frequent exposure to common household cleaning products can increase a child’s risk of developing asthma. The study was published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. It found that young infants …

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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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