Child and Family Research Institute
Home births save money, are safe, UBC study finds
Having a baby at home can save thousands of dollars over a hospital birth and is just as safe for low-risk births, according to a new UBC study.
Aug 20, 2015
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
One size doesn’t fit all: Ethnic birth weight chart better for infant care
One size chart doesn’t fit all when it comes to evaluating birth weight and health outcomes of newborns, according to UBC researchers.
Jul 31, 2013
UBC-CFRI effort to save pregnant women awarded additional $17 million
A project aimed at finding and treating women at risk of succumbing to pre-eclampsia – the often-fatal onset of high blood pressure during pregnancy – will receive an additional $17 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Nov 8, 2012
Genes and immune system shaped by childhood poverty, stress
A University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress as an adult, and demographics such as age, sex and ethnicity, all leave an imprint on a person’s genes. And, that this imprint could play a role in our immune response.
Oct 18, 2012
Maternal depression affects language development in babies
Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.
Oct 8, 2012
Collaborative maternity program results in fewer C-sections, shorter hospital stays: UBC/CFRI research
A program delivering collaborative maternity care resulted in fewer caesarean sections, shorter average hospital stays and higher breastfeeding rates for mothers, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute.
Sep 11, 2012
International ranking for infant mortality flawed: Canadian study
Canada’s ranking in international child health indexes would dramatically improve if measurements were standardized, according to a new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University, McGill University, the University of Calgary, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, working with the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Feb 17, 2012
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
Parents’ stress leaves lasting marks on children’s genes: UBC-CFRI research
Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute have shown that parental stress during their children’s early years can leave an imprint on their sons’ or daughters’ genes – an imprint that lasts into adolescence and may affect how these genes are expressed later in life.
Aug 30, 2011