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New Analysis Puts Cot Death Under Scrutiny Once Again

An analysis published in this weeks BMJ is set to re-open the debate over sudden unexpected infant death (cot death). The Lancet recently published a study on repeat infant deaths in 46 families, which suggested that almost 90% of second deaths in the same family are natural. Thes...

Babies Cot Dead - Why?

Dundee University researchers seem to know what makes certain babies prone to SIDS and serious health ailments. Colleagues from Edinburgh University and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow have closed in on the possible risk factors in premature and small babies which expose the...

A Boon to Neonates-“National Cot Locator” Developed by UK Hospitas

National Cot Locator is a new system developed by UK Hospitals, which enables hospital workers to reach out to the critically ill and premature neonates on time. The// system aims to speed up the admission and treatment of the babies, hence helps in saving lives of many. Previously in the case...

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, which has led many parents to ensure the baby sleeps on its back. In a bid to investigate the// latent tendencies that make the infant vulnerable, researchers discovered that infants born with an anomaly in three lungs r...

Fear Of Flat head Syndrome Makes Parents Ignore Advice About Cot Death

Parents are ignoring advice to place babies to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of cot death amid fears about a growing number of children with 'flat head syndrome'. // Campaigners said there had been an alarming increase in the 'dangerous practice' of babies sleeping on their front or...

Immunisation to prevent cot deaths

A scientific study has suggested that immunisation can protect against cot deaths in babies.Sudden infant death syndrome is still the leading cause of death in children over one month old,//even though advice given to mothers about babies'sleeping position has dramatically reduced the numbers of de...

A life with pain -- new study examines the experiences of older people

...an't hold my grandchild's hand. Small things yes but they matter." Dorothy Bristow, as above. "Simple tasks like lifting a grandchild from their cot and bringing them downstairs become a cause for concern, as I'm conscious that if my knee goes an accident could easily happen." Ben Kelk, as above. ...

The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Wheelchair to Texas Teenager With Rare Genetic Disorders

...hing machine at night. His mobility is impacted by his abnormal bone structure and unstable oxygen levels. He spends much of the school day lying on a cot in the nurse's office. When Dustin was small, his father pushed him everywhere in a jogger stroller. Now too old and big to be pushed in a st...

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...integral role in the high-quality vision care we provide. For more information, please visit our website at: www.chicagocornea.com Jim Nykaza, cot Marketing Director Chicago Cornea Consultants 806 Central Ave. Highland Park, IL 60035 Phone: (847) 882-5900 Cell: 847-644-1708 ### Rea...

New research sheds light on the molecular basis of crib death

...and a year. Now researchers of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Monterotondo, Italy, have developed a mouse model of the so-called crib or cot death, which remains the leading cause of death during the first year of life in developed countries. The model, published in this week's issue of Sc...

Road Rescue Introduces Patient-Centric Concept Ambulance at FDIC

... Road Rescue. "Yet when an ambulance is designed and sold, rarely is the patient the starting point. We revamped our design process and began with the cot - and its patient - as the central point. "This allowed us to develop a central trough across the center of the ambulance where we could position al...

Synthesis of natural molecule could lead to better anti-cancer drugs

...concluded the structure was reported incorrectly. Which meant the right structure still needed to be determined. Custar and Zabawa decided to set up a cot in the labs computer room to cut down on their commute to the lab and set to work. Again, using simple starting materials and complex chemical synt...

Nicotine in Breast Milk Shortens Baby's Naptime

...ccasions, the mothers breast-fed their infants on demand during the observation period. Following each feeding, the mothers laid the infants down in a cot or on the floor. An actigraph on the babies' ankles allowed researchers to monitor sleep and activity. Levels of nicotine and cotinine, a byproduct...

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

...ight-time use of babies dummies halves the risk of cot death, the biggest cause of death among babies in ...he Study of Infant Deaths (FSID), the UK's leading cot Death charity. The use of dummies "generate...y conducted by the American academy had found that cot death risk "was halved" and the association "now r...

New Reforms Could Cut the Number of Unexplained Infant Deaths

...en he and his colleagues introduced structured arrangements in Avon in 1984 the benefits soon became apparent every one of the major risk factors for cot death was first identified there in the 1980s, he says. The reforms mean new local boards will have to collate information on all deaths in t...

Cot Death on Rise in Australia

... cot death campaigners on Friday expressed concerns that the number of babies dy...aid education programs about safe sleeping practices for babies had reduced cot deaths from more than 500 in 1988 and some parents now felt that SIDS was n...

Recurrence of SIDS Overestimated: Study

...in studies so far. The authors studied eight population-based studies that have been reported since 1970, and which said the relative risks of cot death recurring ranged from 1.7 to 10.1 times that of the general population. The review checked to see whether the studies matched three crit...

Australians Enjoy Sex Less Than Newzealanders, or Indians

... slightly up on the average global figure of 103. They also devote 17 minutes to a lovemaking session, a minute under the average. Unhappiest in the cot are the Japanese where just 15% are satisfied, and those in France, long since dubbed the country of romance, where only one in four are fully satisfi...

New Ban on Smoking to Be Considered

...alth Organization has concluded that passive smoking is a cause of bronchitis, pneumonia, coughing and wheezing, asthma attacks, middle ear infection, cot death, and possibly cardiovascular and neurobiological impairment in children. These findings were confirmed by the UK’s Scientific Committee on Toba...

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ‘authority’, Sir Roy was Not Off the Mak

... A recent report in the Medical Journal has cast aspersions on the findings of a cot death study that had brought infamy to the pediatrician Professor Sir Roy Meadow// A paper published in 2005 in the medical journal, The Lancet,...

Cot Death Could Be Linked To Brain Defect

...h Kinney at the Boston Children's Hospital in the US compared the brains of cot death victims with those of others who had died from recognised medical conditions. They discovered a defect in the brain stem of the cot victims, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. Brain stem regulates br...

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. researcher...

Dummies, Bad For Breastfed Babies – Study Challenge

...r silicone and come in different shapes and sizes. A partial outweighment by the finding that babies who used a dummy were less likely to suffer a cot death - sudden infant death syndrome (Sids), the authors from the Joanna Briggs Institute in Australia concluded. ...

Sensing Devices to Measure Sleep In the Pipeline

...e one can reduce this to a small percent. This technique would alert the person before he falls asleep. It could be used to monitor babies and prevent cot death, or in sleep management, to evaluate your own sleep. ...

Medicos Of The Calcutta Medical College Join Anti-Reservation Quota Protest

... West Bengal capital. Students took out a mock funeral procession of Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh, carrying his effigy in a cot to downtown Esplanade area and later setting it ablaze. The students also submitted a memorandum to West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi i...

Investigation into the Poor Hospital Facility That Led To the Death of George Cook

... taken from his senior's home to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital suffering from pneumonia. When she arrived at the hospital she found him lying on a cot in a hallway near a door. Then she brought him blankets and shielded his face from the draft. Neither the doctors nor the nurse did anything. She said...

Premature Babies In ICU Can Be Viewed Online: Parents Rejoice

...n a trial basis in Singapore would enable parents and relatives to view babies kept in the intensive care unit//. A camera hooked up beside the baby's cot in the neonatal intensive care unit allows tired parents to view the live footage on 3G-enabled mobile phones, Singapore General Hospital said. ...

Causes of Sudden Infant Death Researched

...ve a 15-year-long controversy surrounding (sudden infant death syndrome, or cot death) by showing that pacemaker cells in the brain appear responsible for gasping, but not normal breathing. Importantly, cot death has been proposed to result from a failure of auto resuscitation and ...

SIDS on the rise

...h can be attributed to these deaths. This was supported by the Scottish cot Death Trust which said that there is an increased chance of the mothers tir...nate the infant deaths. Lisa Cohen, the chief executive of the Scottish cot Death Trust, said that the parents should be asked to put their babies to s...

New Portable Helmet Scanner To Examine Newborns

... degree of risk. The alternative, ultrasound, can be performed at the cot side and is effective in revealing brain anatomy - but cannot show how the ...y we are developing has the potential to produce high-quality images at the cot side and is also cheaper than MRI. "It could make an important contri...

Dummy Usage Raises Doubts.

...ld be evaded by the parents except when there is a cot death risk.// But Garth Kendall, Developmental...rnia had revealed that dummy usage has reduced the cot death risk by 90% by analyzing 185 babies thought ...ies. Statistics show that this program has reduced cot deaths from 500 to 70/ year....

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, accor...rable confusion with regard to what exactly causes cot death. Researchers belonging to California’s Kaise...terviewed mothers who had lost their babies due to cot death and the ‘control’ parents who had healthy ba...
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