L to R: National prizewinner: Antonio (11); Regional Prize-AB: Jacob (11); Regional Prize-MB: Preston (9); Regional Prize-BC: Mikaela (8); Regional Prize-ON: Vanessa (9) The CHILD Cohort Study’s first Poster Contest prompted a national outpouring of creativity by Study participants. A …

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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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Edmonton-based participants in the CHILD Cohort Study gathered on Sunday February 23, 2020, for a screening of the documentary film “Let Them Eat Dirt,” which features, among its experts, CHILD researchers and ground-breaking CHILD research on the microbiome. Some 40 …

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AllerGen researchers have released the results of a nationwide study assessing changes in the prevalence of food allergy among Canadians between 2010 and 2016. The study, funded in part by Health Canada, found that 6.1% of Canadians reported having a …

Food allergy prevalence stable in Canada Read More »

After receiving the full 14 years of national Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) funding, and an additional two years of support to mobilize knowledge and commercialize research results, AllerGen NCE completes its NCE term today – March 31, 2020. …

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In a 16 March 2020 letter to the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), two CHILD Cohort Study researchers offer advice to parents on household cleaning habits in the fight to halt the spread of COVID-19. “When the risk of community …

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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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Dr. Meghan Azad, an AllerGen investigator and Manitoba co-lead for the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD), has been awarded a $6.5 million grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead an international consortium that will study global differences in …

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  Two AllerGen researchers are among 16 outstanding early career investigators funded by CIHR to conduct research that aims to have a significant impact on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health. Dr. Meaghan Jones and Dr. Jennifer Protudjer, both at …

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A $2 million award from the Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2 (CMI2) program will allow CHILD Cohort Study researchers to examine the trillions of microorganisms living inside the human body and uncover the role they play in causing asthma. This five-year …

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