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  • Sleeping on sofas may be deadly for infants
    Sleeping on sofas may be deadly for infants
    Although no one knows what causes Sudden Infant Death Syndome (SIDS), medical experts have long acquainted how and where a baby sleeps may increase the risk, including placing an infant to sleep while lying on the stomach or the side, especially...
  • Sleeping on sofas can cause infant deaths
    Sleeping on sofas can cause infant deaths
    A new study evaluated the risk of death among infants sleeping on sofas. They noted that previous research has found that sleeping on sofas increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related deaths. Therefore, they...
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    SIDS risk factor differs between younger and older infants
    Bed sharing and rolling on object cited as risk factorsSudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is defined as the sudden death of an infant less than 1 year of age that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation is conducted, SIDS is the...
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    Flat Head Syndrome: Causes, treatments and tips for prevention
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) "Back to Sleep" program is credited for saving countless infants from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but the number of babies with cranial asymmetry has been on the rise ever since the...
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    Brainstem abnormalities linked to increased risk of SIDS
    Infants who die suddenly or unexpectedly may have abnormalities in their brainstems, according to a study published in the Nov. 11 online edition of Pediatrics.The brainstem abnormalities – factors that impair breathing, blood control, heart...
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    Chemical basis for sudden infant death syndrome discovered
    Dr. Hannah Kinney, a neuropathologist at Boston Children's Hospital, and colleagues reported the first comprehensive study of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) that points to a common set of brain chemical abnormalities in all cases in the...
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    Bed-sharing with infants on the rise despite risks
    Previous studies have shown that bed-sharing increases an infant’s risk of death from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or other sleep-related causes, including accidental suffocation and entrapment in bedding.Despite these risks, the...
  • Infant
    Italian court acknowledges hexavalent vaccine and SIDS link
    The court in Pesaro, Italythat ruled that the crib death or Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) of a young girl was the result of the causal connection with the administration of a hexavalent vaccine is the subject of a
  • Infants
    African American infants have greater mortality rate than white infants
    According to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), survival odds are much worse for African American infants during their first year for than white babies.In a report published in the CDC’s Aug. 9...
  • Co-sleeping
    SIDS risk increases with co-sleeping
    Robert Carpenter, professor at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, along with other researchers, reviewed data on five previous studies related to SIDS. The researchers "separated out each factor linked with increased SIDS...
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    Nearly half of babies have flat spots on their heads
    A Canadian study published in the July 8 online Pediatrics reports that 47 percent of examined infants exhibited some signs of positional plagiocephaly or flat spots on their heads. These results were higher than expected based on previous studies...
  • Co-sleeping
    How to co-sleep with your child safely
    Tragic death of a 6-month-old boy Dax in Enid, Oklahoma renewed the debate about co-sleeping. The boy fell asleep in a chair and some time after stopped breathing. While researching the subject of infant mortality in Garfield County, where Enid is...
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    Funeral for a newborn son
    Author's Note: This piece is a revision of one previously published here on several days ago. It is based on a real case yet unfolding in the Chicago Jewish community. As more information comes to light, I hope to report it here....
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    An Infant's Death Reflects A Community's Failure
    I watched as the tiny casket was lowered.Not by the cemetery workers but rather by two Jewish men who, having carried the casket from the hearse, placed it tenderly by hand into the grave.I had never seen heretofore anything quite as sad.The death...
  • Mother and child
    Bed-sharing linked to an increased risk of SIDS
    A British study published in the May 20 online BMJ Open suggests that bed-sharing with an infant increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) fivefold.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SIDS – the...