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Was SIDS the cause of infant deaths even 150 years ago?

19th century infant deaths attributed to smothering and overlaying, by either a co-sleeper or bedding, were in all likelihood crib deaths, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). These deaths would have been mislabeled by lawmakers as neglect and even infanticide, because SIDS had not yet been ide...

The CJ Foundation for SIDS Announces SLEEP IN SAFETY, GROW IN STYLE Initiative

LOS ANGELES, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The CJ Foundation for SIDS announced today the launch of their SLEEP IN SAFETY, GROW IN STYLE (SSGS) initiative, aiming to further raise public awareness about the importance of setting up precautionary safe sleeping environments for babies while raising fund...

Bacterial Infection May Boost SIDS Risk

Study found higher levels of staph, E. coli in babies who died from unexplained causes THURSDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Could common bacterial infections cause some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS? According to the British authors of a study in this week's issue...

Mom's Smoking May Lead to SIDS

Small Australian study suggests link to modifiable maternal habit,, WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking by mothers has replaced infants sleeping on their stomachs as the greatest modifiable risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, Australian researchers suggest...

Preemies' Low Blood Pressure Linked to SIDS

Preterm infants already at higher risk for SIDS and this may be why, researchers say MONDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants often have lower-than-normal blood pressure that persists during the first six months of life and may be one reason these infants are more prone to ...

New research shows overheating newborns can increase the risk of SIDS

New research at the University of Calgary shows that smoking while pregnant, as well as thermal stress, can lead to an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Increased ambient temperature such as over-wrapping a baby at night time or increasing the room temperature can affect the b...

Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of SIDS

A new study provides the most direct evidence that there exists a causal link between smoking during pregnancy and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Clinicians have long considered prenatal cigarette smoke exposure a major contributing risk factor for SIDS, but researchers had not proved a casu...

Risk of SIDS Reduced by the Use of Baby Dummies: Research

The night-time use of babies dummies halves the risk of cot death, the biggest cause of death among babies in Britain over one month old, according to research published Thursday. A study of recent data by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndro...

Recurrence of SIDS Overestimated: Study

Parents who have lost their first child sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) shouldnt live in constant fear that the same will happen to their second child, for according to a review study , the recurrence of the syndrome has been overestimated in studies so far. The authors studied eight po...

Pacifier Use May Lower Risk of SIDS

The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the third leading cause of infant death, may be lowered through the use of a pacifier//. According to an article in Nursing for Women’s Health, neonatal health care practitioners should counsel new parents on the potential benefits of using a pacifie...

Brain stem Defects associated with SIDS

According to a recent research, an infant’s risk of cot death or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is increased by the brain defects that affect breathing and temperature control. // U.S. researchers conducted the study on babies who died of SIDS. The findings were published in the Journal ...

Disturbance in Serotonin Levels Result in Reduced Gasping In Kids with SIDS

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the primary cause of death for // children under the age of 1. Statistics show that about 3,000 infants die each year from SIDS. The exact cause of (SIDS) is unknown. Jan-Marino Ramirez, an a...

Dummies Serve To Reduce Chances Of SIDS

The chances of the babies falling a victim to cot death are minimized with the use of dummies, according to a study which the British Medical Journal published. The babies who share their bed with their mothers//, or whose mothers’ smoke are particularly at risk where the Sudden Infant Death Syndro...

Testosterone levels could serve as a marker for determining risk of SIDS

A recent study conducted on the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has found out that nearly all cases are associated with an increase in testosterone levels. Testosterone is a male sex hormone. //The levels are considerably higher in infants who have died suddenly from SIDS than in infants who ha...

Infants must be put to sleep in separate beds to prevent SIDS

SIDS is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant. It is the leading cause of death among infants who are 1 month to 1 year old. SIDS should be diagnosed only when all other possible causes of death have been ruled out by a detailed evaluation of the medical history//. There is no specific...

Sharing a bed with infants may raise the risk for SIDS

A new research had come out with the starling fact that parents who share their beds// with their newborn babies can unknowingly increase the risk of SIDS for their children. Sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS is one of the major reasons of infant mortality for infants in the age group of on...

Few Simple Steps to Lower The Incidence Of SIDS

The incidence of sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS, could be significantly lowered by taking simple precautions // say researchers according to a recent study. Researchers conducted studies in 20 centers in Europe, looking at 60 variables from the medical records of 745 SIDS cases and 2,411 ...

Haledyne Debuts Air Sanitizing Technology for Healthier Home

...f Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The study concluded that increased room air ventilation may be an effective intervention for further decreasing sids risk in infants in adverse sleep environments. Healthy Fan safely utilizes UV-C by controlling it to extend in a set circumference and within onl...

South Dakota Becomes 24th State to Meet American Lung Association Smokefree Air Challenge by Passing Legislation Protecting All Workers from Secondhand Smoke

...0 Americans annually, according to the U.S. Surgeon General, and is the cause of a host of diseases and ailments including lung cancer, heart disease, sids and asthma. "No one should have to choose between their health and a paycheck," added Wimmer. The American Lung Association in South Dakota wo...

Today Show and American Legacy Foundation(R) Team Up to Help Smokers Call it Quits

... children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at a higher risk of developing asthma, ear infections, and cavities. Infants are at a higher risk of sids (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). The Today Calls It Quits series will air on January 29 and 30 with on-air follow-ups in March. Online compon...

More Accidental Infant Deaths Blamed on Suffocation in Bed

...nd downward after 2003, and deaths attributable to sids actually declined. The decrease in sids has been attributed largely to the national "back ...t said. "The disproportion that we know happens in sids continues in this category as well." Strangulat...

OHSU School of Dentistry team discovers new molecule in blood-pressure control system

...y a significant role in the prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and high blood pressure. According to the National Institutes of Health, sids is the leading cause of death in children between 1 month and 1 year of age. About one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure. ...

Quitting Smoking Can Be a Parent's Best New Year's Resolution

... children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at a higher risk of developing asthma, ear infections, and cavities. Infants are at a higher risk of sids (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). The American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to helping eliminate tobacco and secondhand smoke from childr...

Children's National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

... proteins, as well as ethical issues. Rachel Moon, MD, a pediatrician and sids researcher, will present "Back to Sleep: The Challenge of Child Care," which provides a review of sids in child care - past, present and future. David Stockwell, MD, a critical...

Newly-defined factors may prevent postpartum smoking relapse

...havioral and social issues related to relapse." Smoking during pregnancy increases the risks of pregnancy complications, decreased birth weight and sids (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), Ripley-Moffitt said. She noted that the past 15 years have seen a steady decrease in the number of women who smoke whi...

Lack of time on tummy shown to hinder achievement

...tening of the baby's skull is another side effect of too much time spent on the back. "Since the early 1990s, we have seen a significant decrease in sids cases, while simultaneously witnessing an alarming increase in skull deformation," she said. Coulter-O'Berry cites a recent study published in Cleft ...

Lack of Time on Tummy Shown to Hinder Achievement of Developmental Milestones, Say Physical Therapists

...attening of the baby's skull is another side effect of too much time spent on the back. "Since the early 1990s, we have seen a significant decrease in sids cases, while simultaneously witnessing an alarming increase in skull deformation," she said. Coulter-O'Berry cites a recent study published in Cleft P...

SIDS Linked to Brain Chemical Dysfunction

...majority of affected animals," Marian Willinger, a sids expert with the U.S. National Institute of Child H...expectedly died, a scientist who was involved with sids research pointed out the similarities. The brai...cations," said Dr. Rachel Moon, a pediatrician and sids researcher at Children's National Medical Center i...

New research sheds light on the molecular basis of crib death

...cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Victims of sids show alterations in those brainstem neurons that c...hanges in serotonin signalling in the brainstem of sids infants are involved in sudden death. The findings...y that the exact same molecular mechanism leads to sids in humans. Nevertheless, the mouse model will help...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Celebrates Local Moms-to-Be at Community Baby Shower

...e afternoon will be a presentation on the important topic of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). According to the Indiana State Department of Health, sids is the third leading cause of death to infants under a year old in the state. Opened in August 2007, the Evansville CRC serves as a vital resource i...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Celebrates Local Moms-to-Be at Community Baby Shower

...e afternoon will be a presentation on the important topic of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). According to the Indiana State Department of Health, sids is the third leading cause of death to infants under a year old in the state. Opened in August 2007, the Merrillville CRC serves as a vital resource...

Infant Development Program from EASY Baby Takes On the Sixty-Percent Increase in Developmental Delays in Children

..., N.Y., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the greatest fears of a new parent is sids (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), but due to extreme precautionary measures t...ls. After the introduction of the 'Back-to-Sleep' program in 1995, cases of sids were reduced significantly. However, during this same period, children diag...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Awards Grant to Reduce Accidental Infant Suffocations in Wayne County

...he Tomorrow's Child/Michigan SIDS, during October, sids Awareness Month, aims to reduce the incidence of i... and Wellness Promotion, Tomorrow's Child/Michigan sids will select three target areas in the county. Comm...s and doorknob hangers. Tomorrow's Child/Michigan sids is a tax-exempt 501c3 nonprofit organization incor...

Photo: Introducing a New Line of Baby and Toddler Shirts that Can Help Protect Innocent Babies During Flu Season

...igns: Please Don't Compare Me To Your Baby; Please Don't Smoke Near Me; Please Don't Kiss My Lips; and Got Clean Hands? Wordsies, LLC is dedicated to sids Research and will donate a portion of all profits to aid in further research as Mrs. Christian-Williams' family has been personally affected by this t...

Babies Cot Dead - Why?

...dee University researchers seem to know what makes certain babies prone to sids and serious health ailments. Colleagues from Edinburgh University an...ht to expose babies to low blood glucose levels, which poses a huge risk of sids or cot death. The researchers however reiterated that this finding ...

Cot Death on Rise in Australia

...me (SIDS) increased from 59 in 2004 to 87 in 2005, sids and Kids Western Australia spokeswoman Angela Doyl...re than 500 in 1988 and some parents now felt that sids was no longer a risk. "It is of grave concern...said. "We think it is because people feel the sids thing is sorted." Doyle said some parents wer...

RFID Use can Avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

...iately alerted about the looming danger. If the device is thoroughly tested and found successful; it will revolutionize not only prevention of sids but many other similar conditions. RFID in the healthcare have found application in the healthcare industry in some of these areas- to monitor blood s...

Cot Death Could Be Linked To Brain Defect

...the lead author of a paper based on the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "These findings provide evidence that sids is not a mystery but a disorder that we can investigate with scientific methods, and some day may be able to identify and treat." Source-IANS...

Lunging to Death: Lung Anomalies in Infants Enhance Cot Death Risk

... sids or sudden infant death syndrome has been the cause of many infant deaths, w...ould be given to those children most at risk." Other risk factors of sids include premature birth, low birth weight, exposure to cigarette smoke bef...

Premature Babies Born At 23 Weeks Should Be Allowed To Die

... research found. By the time these 14 were aged 3, only 4 had no disabilities. Janet Carey, national executive, research and programs, for the charity sids and Kids welcomed these recommendations, "When your child dies before you, you always feel guilty, even if irrationally so," she told Sydney Morning H...
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