BC Children’s Hospital
Researchers discover common origin behind major childhood allergies
Several major childhood allergies may all stem from the community of bacteria living in our gut, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital.
Aug 29, 2023
Oral immunotherapy safe for preschool-aged children with peanut allergies
New data published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice suggests that oral immunotherapy is safe for preschool-aged children with peanut allergies.
Apr 17, 2019
Childhood asthma research receives $2 million to investigate genetic and environmental factors
Research into the impact of a child’s upbringing and social and physical environments on the development of asthma will receive $2 million to tackle the condition that affects as many as one in three Canadians.
May 2, 2016
Mobile app reads kids’ respiratory rate faster, more accurately
A new mobile app developed by UBC researchers can measure respiratory rate in children roughly six times faster than the standard manual method.
Jun 18, 2014
Sugary drinks weigh heavily on teenage obesity
New research shows sugary drinks are the worst offenders in the fight against youth obesity and recommends that B.C. schools fully implement healthy eating guidelines to reduce their consumption.
Mar 26, 2014
Reaching remote villages
UBC researchers have developed a mobile Phone Oximeter that could save lives of those who live beyond the reach of regular doctor care.
Dec 27, 2013 - by Jon Azpiri with files from Abeer Yusuf
Study reveals role of “peacekeeper” in the gut
A new study has shone a spotlight on the peacekeeping mechanisms in our intestines.
Aug 8, 2013
UBC, CFRI and BC Children’s researchers to lead $2.8-million project to reduce deadly infection in Bangladeshi mothers, children
Researchers from the University of British Columbia, Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) and BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) have won a $2.8-million grant from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to improve the survival rate of Bangladeshi mothers, newborns and young children through the prevention of sepsis, a life-threatening form of infection in which the bloodstream is overwhelmed by bacteria.
Dec 1, 2011
Pregnant women in Vancouver may not be getting enough vitamin D: UBC research
Pregnant women taking prenatal supplements may not be getting enough vitamin D, shows a new Vancouver-based study led Timothy Green, associate professor at the University of British Columbia and Child […]
Aug 11, 2011