New research from the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) has found that babies who were breastfed right after birth, even if only for a few days, had lower blood pressure at three years of age than children who were never breastfed.  The study, published …

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New research from the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) gives insight into how much tobacco smoke Canadian infants are exposed to, what increases their likelihood of being exposed to smoke, and how researchers can better understand and measure this exposure. Published …

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CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) researcher Dr. Shirin Moossavi has been awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal – Awarded for outstanding achievement at the PhD level from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.  The award is given annually …

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The CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) has launched a new CHILD COVID-19 Rapid Results webpage to share data being collected through CHILD’s COVID-19 add-on study. The data illustrate how the pandemic is affecting the physical and mental health of Canadian families—reporting …

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L to R: Drs Hein Tun & Anita Kozyrskyj (photo taken pre-COVID) New research published in the journal Gastroenterology has found an association between caesarean-section (C-section) birth and intestinal microbiota changes and peanut sensitivity in infants. The study also found the effect to …

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Eating eggs daily during pregnancy is associated with a child’s risk of developing food allergies, according to preliminary research from the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD). Using data from over 3,400 Canadian mothers and their babies, the researchers found that children …

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