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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.

Pink Shirt Day: We all have a role to play in stopping bullying!

CIHR is supporting research into the health impacts of bullying

Healthy sperm, healthy children

Pioneering McGill researcher studies the effects of environmental toxins on male sex cells

Caring for dementia patients in pain

Researcher explores ways that caregivers and health care professionals can better assess and treat pain in people with dementia

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

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