START (Susceptibility To Food Allergy in a Registry of Twins)
McGill University Health Centre researchers seek participants for a twin study in food allergy. We are now initiating a new twin study that will look at the genetic and environmental causes of food allergies. Twins provide an invaluable model for genetic studies, allowing the separation of genetic from demographic and environmental factors. Interested families with twins where at least one twin has a food allergy are welcome to participate. This information will help the research team learn more about the diagnosis, impact and management of food allergies. Click Here for more information.
Posted by Lori Oldfield on August 14, 2014
Is there an inner writer inside of you dying to share your wisdom, support and experience with other families with multiples? Multiple Births Canada is looking for contributors for the upcoming Multiple Moments.
The Theme: Multiple-Birth Family Relationships.
Deadline: Sunday September 7th, 2014. Sooner is always better!
Length: 500-1000 words
Pictures: Please send an accompanying picture or two to match your article, theme or the appropriate season of the year. If the picture has been taken by a professional photographer please provide their written approval (through email is sufficient).
Bio: Please provide a short bio about yourself and your family (3-4 lines).
Privacy: Should you wish not to mention names or locations of your family and request no names attached to the pictures, please indicate that in your email.
- How have multiples impacted your family dynamics or relationships (with older/younger children)?
- Has it had an impact on the spousal relationship?
- Do you have a tale to tell about a selfless relative who gave up a lot to help your family after the birth of your multiples?
- What about the relationships between the multiples?
- Sibling rivalry? Competition?
- Do your multiples love or hate being a multiple?
- Are you a family with more than one set of multiples in your immediate family or have many in your extended family?
- Is there a different impact on the family dynamics if you have a specific type of multiples (i.e. girl/girl vs. boy/boy or monozygotic vs. dizygotic)?
- Let your older multiples tell their story – encourage them to write something to share.
- Or propose a different topic!
Please let us know if you are interested in writing for this or an upcoming Multiple Moments.
If you have questions please email Kimberley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share and ask your multiple-birth friends to consider sharing their story!
Executive Director / Acting MM Editor
Posted by Lori Oldfield on August 10, 2014