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Congenital Heart Disease and Sudden Infant/Perinatal Death Congenital Heart Disease and Sudden Infant/Perinatal Death
Despite modern advances in maternal-infant care, the basic pathobiology of sudden infant death syndrome has proved difficult to determine.Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

SIDS research confirms changes in babies' brain chemistry
(University of Adelaide) University of Adelaide researchers have confirmed that abnormalities in a common brain chemical are linked to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New software turns mobile-phone accessory into breathing monitor
(The Optical Society) Researchers have developed new software that makes it possible to use low-cost, thermal cameras attached to mobile phones to track how fast a person is breathing. This type of mobile thermal imaging could be used for monitoring breathing problems in elderly people living alone, people suspected of having sleep apnea or babies at risk for sudden infant death syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Older babies 'sleep better' in their own room
Conclusion This study seems to show that parents of infants aged 6 to 12 months who sleep in a separate room report better infant sleep outcomes, such as sleep times and sleep duration, than parents who keep their infant in the same room or bed. These findings are similar to a study covered in June 2017, which found "independent sleepers" slept for longer aged nine months than room-sharers. But there are some considerations that need to be taken into account: This questionnaire-based study didn't follow infants over a long period of time, so we only know about their sleep behaviours and patterns at one particul...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Too Many Babies Still Placed on Stomach to Sleep
Pediatric experts recommend infants always sleep on their backs to avoid SIDSSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infant and Newborn Care, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charity concerned at claims baby boxes reduce ‘cot death’
A national charity that works to reduce the rates of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has revealed concerns about the increasing popularity of “baby boxes”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cot death charity raises doubts over baby boxes
A charity says it will not endorse baby boxes, as there is "no evidence" they reduce cot death. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cot death charity raises concerns over baby boxes
A charity says it will not endorse baby boxes, as there is "no evidence" they reduce cot death. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cot death charity raises concerns over 'baby boxes'
The concept originates from Finland, where new parents are given a cardboard box, which can be used as a bed, filled with baby products and a mattress. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of safe sleep: validation of the parent newborn sleep safety survey - Whiteside-Mansell L, Nabaweesi R, Caballero AR, Mullins SH, Miller BK, Aitken ME.
This study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Blood of SIDS Infants Contains High Levels of Serotonin
Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Serotonin Level a Forensic Test for SIDS Death? Blood Serotonin Level a Forensic Test for SIDS Death?
Researchers have observed high levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in blood samples from some infants who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

High levels of serotonin found in blood of SIDS infants
Research by Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found high levels of serotonin in infants who died from sudden infant death syndrome. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Widening'Race Gap' in U.S. Infant Deaths
After years of progress, there's been a recent rise in deaths for black babies, study findsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Health Disparities, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood of SIDS infants contains high levels of serotonin
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Blood samples from infants who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) had high levels of serotonin, a chemical that carries signals along and between nerves, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. The finding raises the possibility that a test could be developed to distinguish SIDS cases from other causes of sleep-related, unexpected infant death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Premature infants at greater risk of SIDS
A new study from Rutgers University researchers found that premature infants are still at a greater risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microsoft teams up with Seattle Children ’s to help prevent SIDS
Microsoft Corp. data scientists donated new technology to the Seattle Children's Research Institute to help solve the mysteries of sudden infant death syndrome. The Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) team made a tool that helps researchers without technology skills use big data the same way the world's top technology companies do. By tapping into big data, the team hopes researchers can more quickly identify the causes of SIDS and develop preventive measures. "The potential of this tool to aid medical research… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Microsoft teams up with Seattle Children ’s to help prevent SIDS
Microsoft Corp. data scientists donated new technology to the Seattle Children's Research Institute to help solve the mysteries of sudden infant death syndrome. The Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) team made a tool that helps researchers without technology skills use big data the same way the world's top technology companies do. By tapping into big data, the team hopes researchers can more quickly identify the causes of SIDS and develop preventive measures. "The potential of this tool to aid medical research… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Sharing a Room With a Baby
A new analysis questions the recommendation that parents share a bedroom with an infant until age 1 to reduce the risk for sudden infant death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sleep Babies and Infants Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Parenting Source Type: news

Babies put into their own room at six months 'sleep longer'
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 - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study
Lack of standardized death investigations might leave some babies out of official countsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby sleeping in same room associated with less sleep, unsafe sleep habits
(Penn State) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents keep babies in the same room with them to sleep for the first year to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). But room sharing between babies and mothers beyond the first four months is associated with less sleep for babies and unsafe sleeping practices that the AAP is hoping to prevent, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Air Mattresses Linked to More Than 100 Infant Deaths
They can mold to a baby's face, leading to suffocation, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infant and Newborn Care, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Temple study shows baby boxes & sleep education reduced bed-sharing in 1st week of infancy
(Temple University Health System) Bed-sharing, the unsafe practice in which parents sleep in the same bed as their babies, is associated with sleep-related deaths in infants, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed. Researchers at Temple University Hospital have now found that face-to-face postpartum education about safe infant sleep, combined with the distribution of a baby box, a cardboard bassinet, reduced the rates of bed-sharing during babies' first 8 days of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fewer SIDS Deaths in U.S., but Gaps Among Racial Groups Remain
Sudden infant deaths are twice as common for blacks as whites, study findsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer SIDS Deaths in U.S., But Gaps Among Racial Groups Remain
MONDAY, May 15, 2017 -- Fewer U.S. babies are dying from SIDS, but certain minorities remain at greater risk, a new study finds. Researchers who tracked cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) from 1995 through 2013 found that American... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weak link between grandmums' smoking and autistic grandkids
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...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Neurology Mental health Genetics/stem cells Source Type: news

Baby box startup wins $25,000 through Hopkins Social Innovation Lab
A mother looking to prevent cases of sudden infant death syndrome in Maryland has won $25,000 to help fund her "baby box" startup concept. As a member of Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab’s 2016-2017 cohort, Shantell Roberts has been working on a venture around Portable Alternative Cribs, through her nonprofit Touching Young Lives Inc. The project aims to encourage safe sleep for infants and is a spinoff of a baby box concept se en in Finland. There, the government provides small cardboard boxes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Baby box startup wins $25,000 through Hopkins Social Innovation Lab
A mother looking to prevent cases of sudden infant death syndrome in Maryland has won $25,000 to help fund her "baby box" startup concept. As a member of Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab’s 2016-2017 cohort, Shantell Roberts has been working on a venture around Portable Alternative Cribs, through her nonprofit Touching Young Lives Inc. The project aims to encourage safe sleep for infants and is a spinoff of a baby box concept se en in Finland. There, the government provides small cardboard boxes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Black U.S. Babies Still More Likely To Die Than White Infants
(Reuters Health) - Even as infant mortality rates are declining nationwide, there are some U.S. states where black babies are much more likely to die than white infants, a recent study suggests. Overall, infant mortality rates decreased 13 percent in the U.S. from 2000 to 2013, the study found. By the end of this period, however, the black infant mortality rate was 11.1 deaths for every 1,000 live births, compared with just 5.1 deaths for every 1,000 white newborns. The rate is calculated based on the number of babies who die before their first birthday. Eliminating this gap would have saved almost 65,000 black babies duri...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even More States Are Getting In On The Free ‘Baby Box’ Trend
For years, Finland has been hailed as a kind of promised land for parenting, thanks to its generous leave policies, subsidized daycare and famed free “baby boxes,” that can double as safe, simple infant beds. Now the practice of giving new parents cardboard boxes is picking up steam in this country. Alabama announced this week that it will become the third state to offer free baby boxes to all new parents, with the goal of providing a safe sleep space and helping to lower that state’s high infant mortality rate through education. The boxes ― distributed by the California-based company, The Bab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For babies, breastfeeding is still best, even if it doesn't make them smarter (though it might)
There are lots of reasons why doctors encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies. Compared with babies who get formula, babies who are breastfed are less likely to die as a result of infections, sudden infant death syndrome or any other reason. The longer a mother nurses — and the longer... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Over half of parents still unsure how to sleep their baby safely
More than half of parents are unsure of the basic steps they can take to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to a survey commissioned by charity the Lullaby Trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Scary But Rare Risk Linked To Exclusive Breastfeeding
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low CSF Hypocretin Levels Found in Infants at Critical Age for SIDS Low CSF Hypocretin Levels Found in Infants at Critical Age for SIDS
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of hypocretin are lowest in infants 2 to 6 months of age, when they are at the highest risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Factors associated with infant bed-sharing - Heere M, Moughan B, Alfonsi J, Rodriguez J, Aronoff S.
OBJECTIVE: Bed-sharing is associated with sudden infant death syndrome and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for newborn bed-sharing. METHODS: Postpartum mothers from a universit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperammonemia?
Discussion Reye’s syndrome (RS)is named for Dr. Douglas Reye who along with Drs. G. Morgan and J. Baral described encephalopathy and fatty accumulation and degeneration in children in a 1963 Lancet article. RS usually affects children but can occur at all ages. All organs can be affected but the liver and brain are primarily affected causing liver failure and encephalopathy as toxic metabolites (especially ammonia) accumulate, and intracranial hypertension and cerebral edema occurs. As the ammonia levels begin to rise (> 100 mg/dL) patients lose their appetite, have nausea and emesis and mental status changes whic...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Baby in a Box? Free Cardboard Bassinets Encourage Safe Sleeping
A new program in New Jersey aims to reduce infant mortality by distributing tens of thousands of so-called baby boxes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LISA W. FODERARO Tags: Cribs (Baby Beds) Infant Mortality New Jersey Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Cooper University Hospital (Camden, NJ) Philadelphia (Pa) Source Type: news

This Japanese Stress Trick Turns You Into A Human Burrito
If you’re feeling next-level stressed, perhaps consider going back to basics. Like infancy. A Japanese trend called “Otonamaki,” a process where adults are wrapped tightly in fabric, has recently gained popularity overseas as a therapeutic tool. The activity is based on swaddling, a method used on babies to mimic the safety and security of a mother’s womb. The activity was developed by a midwife based in Kyoto as a way to also help new mothers overcome postpartum pain. Proponents of Otonamaki claim that technique focuses on working and warming the muscles. One mother who tried it seemed to agree, t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Centuries-Old Flax Baby Beds Are Helping To Prevent Infant Deaths
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

These Centuries-Old Flax Baby Beds Are Helping To Prevent Infant Deaths
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safe sleep guideline adherence in nationwide marketing of infant cribs and products - Kreth M, Shikany T, Lenker C, Troxler RB.
BACKGROUND: Sudden infant death syndrome and sleep-related sudden unexpected infant death remain leading causes of infant mortality in the United States despite 4 safe sleep guideline restatements over the previous 24 years. Advertising and retail crib dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Protein monitors lung volume, regulates breathing
A new study might help shed light on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in human babies, which is thought to be associated with dysfunctional airway sensory neurons. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

TSRI study: Protein monitors lung volume and regulates breathing
(Scripps Research Institute) The researchers said this study might help shed light on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in human babies, which is thought to be associated with dysfunctional airway sensory neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Baby Crib Ads Show Unsafe Practices, Study Says
Fluffy toys, tummy-sleeping and bumper pads are linked to sudden infant death syndrome (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby Crib Ads Show Unsafe Practices, Study Says
Fluffy toys, tummy-sleeping and bumper pads are linked to sudden infant death syndromeSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Safety, Infant and Newborn Care, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby Crib Ads Show Unsafe Practices, Study Says
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 -- Baby crib advertisements and store displays often demonstrate unsafe sleep environments that increase an infant's risk of sudden infant death syndrome, a new study reports. About two of every five print ads show a crib setup... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 19, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Confusion over SIDS, SUDI and an undetermined cause of death in infants
A group of physicians who live and work in Nunavut and describe themselves as an advocate for patients released an explainer about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and how to help prevent it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news