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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Walter and Maria Schroeder The CHILD Cohort Study and McMaster-based AllerGen investigators studying food allergy will be beneficiaries of a generous donation made to McMaster University in support of allergy research. Part of the donation of $10M made by Walter …

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A new study led by CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) researchers has found that eating peanuts while breastfeeding, combined with introducing peanuts to babies in their first year, may reduce a child’s risk of peanut allergy by age five. The study, …

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The CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) is delighted to announce that Dr. Meghan Azad has been named one of “Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100” by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) for 2020. The awards recognize Canada’s highest achieving women—from all ages, …

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The CHILD Cohort Study’s Director, Dr. Padmaja Subbarao, and Co-Director, Dr. Stuart Turvey, have each been appointed leadership roles in major precision health initiatives at their respective institutions. Dr. Subbarao has been named a co-lead, together with Dr. David Malkin, of the …

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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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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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