Prenatal Exposure to Both Alcohol, Cigarettes Ups SIDS Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- Infants prenatally exposed to alcohol and tobacco cigarettes beyond the first trimester have an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to a study published online Jan. 20 in...
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TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 -- Pregnant women who smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol may put their babies at higher odds for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), a new government study finds. After the first trimester of pregnancy, women who both smoked...
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(NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) compared to those unexposed or only exposed in the first trimester of pregnancy, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health.
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CONCLUSIONS: Preterm birth and fetal growth restriction play significant roles in fetal, neonatal and infant losses. PMID: 30834860 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Identifying characteristics of individuals at greatest risk for prolonged grief disorder (PGD) can improve its detection and elucidate the etiology of the disorder. The Safe Passage Study, a study of women at high risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), prospectively examined the psychosocial functioning of women while monitoring their healthy pregnancies. Mothers whose infants died of SIDS were followed in bereavement. METHODS: Pre-loss data were collected from 12 000 pregnant mothers and analyzed for their associations with grief symptoms and PGD in 50 mothers whose infants died f...
Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Many areas of common interest between clinical and forensic laboratories are building bridges between them. The increasing relationships are improving the growth, the reliability and the robustness of both kind of laboratories. PMID: 29745329 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Biotechnol Source Type: research
Abstract Concerns about bedsharing as a risk for sudden infant death syndrome and other forms of sleep‐associated infant death have gained prominence as a public health issue. Cardboard “baby boxes” are increasingly promoted to prevent infant death through separate sleep, despite no proof of efficacy. However, baby boxes disrupt “breastsleeping” (breastfeeding with co‐sleeping) and may undermine breastfeeding. Recommendations enforcing separate sleep are based on 20th century Euro‐American social norms for solitary infant sleep and scheduled feedings via bottles of cow's milk‐based formula, ...
Source: Maternal and Child Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research
Beyond "Back to Sleep": Ways to Further Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Aug 01;46(8):e284-e290 Authors: Hauck FR, Tanabe KO Abstract Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remains the leading cause of postneonatal mortality in the United States, despite reduction in rates of more than 50% since the initiation of the "Back to Sleep" (now called "Safe to Sleep") campaign in 1994. In recent years, the rate of decline in SIDS deaths has plateaued, even with the ongoing educational efforts that promote safe sleep and other risk reduction measure...
Source: Pediatric Annals - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Ann Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Considerations should be given to: a) whole life course approaches to reduce tobacco use in Indigenous women; b) prohibiting tobacco promotion, and reducing access to alcohol for minors to prevent smoking initiation in Indigenous youth, c) training healthcare professionals in culturally-appropriate smoking cessation care to improve services access. It is critical to ensure acceptability and feasibility of study designs, consult with the relevant Indigenous communities and pre-empt implementation challenges. Research is needed into the effect of reducing or stopping smoking during pregnancy when using NRT, on su...
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
Conclusion The study shows an association between infant and parent room-sharing at 4 and 9 months and infants sleeping for less both in the short and longer term. It also showed a link between room-sharing and unsafe practices such as leaving objects such as blankets in the cot. However, the results of this study need to be treated cautiously as there are some limitations to the research: The findings do not prove that putting babies in their own room helps them sleep for longer. It might be that some parents of infants who were not sleeping very well anyway decided to keep their baby in the room with them. The data c...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news
Conclusion This study aimed to see whether smoking in pregnancy is linked with some traits of ASD in the smoker's grandchildren. Although this was based on a large cohort of children, the results give quite a confusing and inconclusive picture. To be frank, the study raised more questions than it answered. Maternal grandmother smoking was linked with ASD traits only in girls (in whom ASD is less common in any case) – and then only if their own mother did not smoke. When looking at actual diagnosed cases of autism, the link was only found in boys. The study had some important limitations to consider: Most of the dat...
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