Vaginal microbiome does not influence babies’ gut microbiome
New University of British Columbia research is challenging a longstanding assumption that a baby’s gut microbiome is primarily shaped by their mother’s vaginal microbiome, while shedding new light on the factors that do influence its development.
Mar 31, 2023
Around the world, children’s education becoming more closely tied to their mother’s
A new study has found that a mother’s educational status—the highest level of education that she has attained—plays an increasingly important role in shaping her children’s educational status, while the importance of the father’s educational status has declined.
Mar 10, 2023
Dads and kids’ safety: UBC study on injury prevention
Men can differ greatly from women in how they parent, especially during playtime. Fathers tend to think of themselves as less cautious than mothers, says Asst. Prof. Mariana Brussoni, lead investigator of the University of British Columbia study, Fathering and Injury Prevention.
Jun 12, 2012