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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...

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SIDS in Medical Dictionary

SIDS

Sudden infant death syndrome ( SIDS ) or crib death is a syndrome marked by the sudden death of an infant that is unexpected by history and remains unexplained after a thorough forensic autopsy and a detailed death scene... SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants...

Infants

...ment. ... and Titles : Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants ... Infants (0-1 year old) Español (Spanish) Developmental Milestones ... To prevent sids (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), it is recommended that you ... Among 1,566 infants breastfed exclusively, the efficacy of RotaTeq® against ......
SIDS in Biological News

Stroke and SIDS in Alaska topics of neuroscience conference

FAIRBANKS, Alaska University of Alaska Fairbanks neuroscientists studying stroke and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome will present their research findings at the 7th Conference of the Specialized Neuroscience Research Programs in New York Aug. 19-22, 2008. The scientists are part of the Alaska Bas...

New research explains link between smoking and SIDS

Hamilton, ON. January 29, 2007 A new study sheds light on the relationship between women who smoke while pregnantor are exposed to second-hand smokeand an increased risk of SIDS to their babies. Researchers at McMaster University have found a mechanism that explains why an infants ability to r...

Gene variation increases SIDS risk in African Americans

About five percent of deaths from SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) in African Americans can be traced to defects in one gene and half of those deaths result from a common genetic variation that increases an infant's risk of developing an abnormal heart rhythm during times of environmental stress...

Perinatal Days and International Stillbirth Conference -- Nov.5-7

...rents and researchers. NORAD is sponsoring participants from the developing countries. The Norwegian Society for Perinatal Medicine, The Norwegian sids and Stillbirth Society and Rikshospitalet Perinatal Research Center are the hosts of the conference, which will take place at the Radisson SAS Plaza H...

A potential biological cause for sudden infant death syndrome

...at, and arousal ?in babies who died from SIDS. sids is the leading cause of death in American infants ...utopsy specimens from 31 infants who had died from sids and 10 who had died acutely from other causes, pro...receptor abnormalities in two other populations of sids infants, including American Indian infants in the ...

Researchers link two more genes to sudden infant death syndrome

...defects of the heart may cause up to 15 percent of sids cases. This research will be presented Friday at H...hers examined the tissue of 135 unrelated cases of sids -- in infants with an average age of 3 months old ...es possessed mutations in either CAV3 or RyR2. sids -- the sudden, unexplained death of an infant unde...
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