Discoveries for life

Health research in action

Health research touches our lives in many ways. It helps prevent diseases and injuries. It allows doctors and nurses to give the best possible treatments and care. It can also lead to cures that save lives.

Want to know more about the impact of health research? In this section, you will find stories about CIHR-funded research and how it is improving our lives.




When should I give my kid peanuts, now?

Early introduction of potentially allergenic foods may reduce allergy risk


The Fruit Effect

Research suggests that eating fruit during pregnancy could boost a baby’s brain power


Bugs on Board

Researchers are discovering how a baby’s gut microbiome influences its health


Parenting strategies may help preterm babies thrive

An interview with Dr. Steven Miller and Dr. Isabel Benavente-Fernández on their research into the social economic status of parents and the link to cognitive outcomes in very preterm babies






PlayStreets

Helping women and girls improve their heart health through outdoor activities


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