An international panel of food allergy experts and stakeholders has published evidence-informed recommendations for managing food allergies in childcare centres and schools. Published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the research offers guidance for personnel training, stock epinephrine, …

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The contents of a baby’s first dirty diaper may tell us if the child is at risk of developing allergies, according to new CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) research. The study, published in Cell Reports Medicine, found that infants whose meconium was less …

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An overgrowth of yeast in a baby’s gut may contribute to asthma later in life, according to findings from the CHILD Cohort Study published in eLife. The new research furthers our understanding of the role the gut microbiome plays in overall …

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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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After receiving the full 14 years of federal Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) funding, and an additional two years of support to mobilize knowledge and commercialize research results, the Allergy, Genes and Environment (AllerGen) Network completed its NCE term …

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New research by AllerGen investigators Drs. Manel Jordana and Susan Waserman and their team at McMaster University has demonstrated that blocking a key pathway involved in the allergic response can fully protect against anaphylaxis. The article was published online in …

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CHILD Cohort Study has found that babies exposed to household chemicals known as phthalates in their first year of life are at greater risk of developing asthma and recurrent wheeze. The risk of asthma by age five was four times …

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The CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) is pleased to announce that Linda Warner, Senior Research Coordinator for CHILD’s Vancouver site, has been recognized with a BC Health Care Award as a “Health Care Hero.” Presented by the Health Employers Association of …

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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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L to R: Dr. Meghan Azad and Dr. Elinor Simons The CHILD Cohort Study is pleased to announce new roles for Drs Elinor Simons and Meghan Azad as part of the Study’s leadership team, effective February 1, 2021. Dr. Elinor …

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A pilot study has shown that an experimental vaccine for cat allergy can reduce the systemic immune response and symptoms of allergic rhinitis in individuals allergic to cats, including nasal congestion, sneezing, nasal itching and runny nose. The vaccine, called Cat-PAD …

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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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