You are viewing Allergic Living Canada | Switch to United States

Talking Allergies

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:08 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:23 pm
Posts: 822
Location: Kingston
Quote:
After years of seeing a dramatic rise in children coming to hospitals with severe allergies and asthma, researchers believe the environment of expectant mothers may be to blame for health problems. They just aren't exactly sure how.

So researchers across the country have launched a study that will document the lives and medical information of 5,000 pregnant women, tracking their genes, nutrition, stress levels, air quality where they live and work, pets and dust in their homes. The women and their families will be questioned for five years or more, once the child is born.

"People talk about the allergy epidemic. It is something that has increased substantially over the past few years," said Malcolm Sears, respirologist and epidemiologist at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, who is leading the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) study.

The study aims to help scientists gain a better understanding of what environmental factors may be contributing to allergies and asthma.


Quote:
The study is still in the recruitment phase and local researchers are hoping to sign up 1,500 pregnant women in Toronto. Interested mothers can sign up and find out more about the study through the canadianchildstudy.ca website.


http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfea ... rt-in-womb

_________________
Mary


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group