All new mothers in the UK should be given Finnish-style baby boxes to prevent cot death
The cardboard boxes can be used as beds, and are provided for all new babies in Scotland, as well being handed out in Finland for 75 years. Scheme could particularly reduce cot death in deprived areas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Circumcising newborn boys increases their risk of cot death
Researchers from the University of Sheffield believe this may explain why cot death, which kills around 300 babies in the UK and 3,500 every year in the US, is more common in boys. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Love Island cot death warning from a doctor
EXCLUSIVE Dr Eran Elhaik, who researches cot death at the University of Sheffield, told MailOnline loose sheets are a choking hazard and can cause babies to overheat, leading to the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers who vape during pregnancy increase baby ’s risk of cot death
Official NHS guidance warns pregnant women not to smoke cigarettes because it can damage their baby. Those who feel they are unable to stop completely are advised to use nicotine replacement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers who vape or wear nicotine patches during pregnancy increase their baby ’s risk of cot death
Official NHS guidance warns pregnant women not to smoke cigarettes because it can damage their baby. Those who feel they are unable to stop completely are advised to use nicotine replacement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes, Nicotine Patch During Pregnancy May Hike SIDS Risk
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Using any form of nicotine during pregnancy or while nursing may raise a baby's risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), new animal research suggests. The findings indicate that nicotine patches or electronic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When It Comes to Breastfeeding, This Is Why Women Never Feel Like They ’re Right
There may be nobody as vulnerable to manipulation as a mother worried about her child’s health. The question of whether we’re doing right by our kids cuts straight to the maternal heart. The problem is that in this age of marketing vs. activism, we’re overwhelmed and paralyzed by the debates about what’s best. It’s not surprising, then, that there was an uproar when the New York Times reported on July 8 that the Trump Administration had tried to dilute a resolution at the World Health Assembly this spring that called on all nations to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding.” T...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized breast milk breastfeeding Trump Administration WHO Source Type: news

Re: Today is ASK day. Also, are you a new mom struggling with breastfeeding?
Today isASK day.  ASK (Asking Saves Kids) is a campaign to promote a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe: We encourage parents to ask, " Is there an unlocked gun in your house? " before sending their child over to play at another home. Every day78 children (28,470 annually!) are killed by guns in our country.  About one-third of homes with kids have guns, many left unlocked or loaded.  In 2017 at least 285 of those children inadvertently shots themselves or someone else because they found a gun that was unlocked and loaded according to everytownresear...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - June 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Healthy Habits Source Type: news

The Checkup: The Benefits of ‘ Tummy Time ’
Positioning babies on their stomachs helps prevent flattening of the head and strengthens neck, trunk and shoulder muscles, as well as hands. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Babies and Infants Child Car Seats Baby Carriages, Strollers and Carriers Parenting Children and Childhood Muscles Neck Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Source Type: news

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Title: Sudden Infant Death SyndromeCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 13, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Putting baby in a box: How a new program at a Triad hospital seeks to tackle sudden infant death syndrome
The cardboard boxes are part of a program that aims to reduce the chances of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Putting baby in a box: How a new program at a Triad hospital seeks to tackle sudden infant death syndrome
The cardboard boxes are part of a program that aims to reduce the chances of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of cot death
Researchers from the University of Birmingham found that exposure to fine-air particles, which weigh less than 0.0025mg, is associated with sudden infant death syndrome, or cot death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respiratory-Muscle Genetics May Underlie Some Sudden Infant Deaths Respiratory-Muscle Genetics May Underlie Some Sudden Infant Deaths
Genetic impairment of respiratory muscles via the SCN4A gene may be linked to certain cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Analysis of sudden infant death syndrome coverage in Canadian newspapers - Ahmed S, Mitchell I, Wolbring G.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS; also known as crib death) describes the sudden unexpected death of an infant under one year of age, which remains unexplained after a thorough investigation. SIDS is a public health concern. It is the fourth leading caus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Babysitters are putting infants at risk of cot death
Researchers from  the University of Virginia found babies who die from sudden infant death syndrome while under the supervision of a childcare worker are more likely to be placed on their fronts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby Sitters, Relatives Often Unaware of SIDS Risk
The finding shows the need for parents to educate anyone who cares for their infants about safe sleep practices and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare genetic mutation linked to sudden infant death syndrome
Researchers have identified a potential genetic link for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome affecting healthy children under 1. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cot deaths could be caused by a faulty gene which makes babies ’ respiratory muscles weaker
British scientists have established the first genetic link to cot death that directly involves a baby's breathing - they say that the syndrome could be caused by weak respiratory muscles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetics may make some babies vulnerable to SIDS or ‘ crib death ’
Sally Clark tragically lost both her infant sons shortly after their births. In 1996, 11-week-old Christopher fell unconscious after being put to bed and never woke up. Two years later, 8-week-old Harry was found dead slumped forward in his bouncy chair. Doctors initially concluded the first boy had died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) — in […]Related:FDA sued for delaying e-cigarette, cigar regulationsTesting for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rateHouse budget says CDC can study gun violence (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetics may make some babies vulnerable to SIDS or ‘ crib death, ’ study says
Sally Clark lost both her infant sons shortly after their births. In 1996, 11-week-old Christopher fell unconscious after being put to bed and never woke up. Two years later, 8-week-old Harry was found dead slumped forward in his bouncy chair. Doctors initially concluded the first boy had died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) — in which […]Related:FDA sued for delaying e-cigarette, cigar regulationsTesting for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rateHouse budget says CDC can study gun violence (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some SIDS cases may have genetic basis, study suggests
Sudden infant death syndrome -- long regarded as an unexplained phenomenon affecting apparently healthy children under 1 -- may have a genetic basis in some cases, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cot death could partly be down to genetic mutation, say researchers
Rare mutation associated with breathing muscles is key to sudden infant death syndrome, says study in LancetScientists have uncovered a new and potentially important genetic mutation implicated in cot deaths, which they say could take research for ways to prevent such tragedies in a new direction.The rare genetic mutation is associated with the breathing muscles. “Previously the whole focus of trying to understand it was either the heart or the brain cells controlling breathing,” said Professor Michael Hanna of the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases at University College London, one of the authors of a newpa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Sudden infant death syndrome Science Health Society UCL (University College London) Parents and parenting Family Source Type: news

Potential genetic link in sudden infant death syndrome identified
Rare genetic mutations associated with impairment of the breathing muscles are more common in children who have died from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than in healthy controls, according to new research co-authored by Medical Research Council scientists. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - March 28, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Siblings of cot death victims have four-fold cot death risk
(European Society of Cardiology) Siblings of cot death victims have a four-fold higher risk of cot death, according to research presented today at EHRA 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress.1 The 38-year study in nearly 2.5 million infants suggests that autopsies should be carried out on SIDS victims and that family members should have cardiology tests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

London single mother uses internet sperm donor to have another child
Farrah Rosier, 24, from south east London, explained how she was left devastated by the loss of son Ezra, who died from  sudden infant death syndrome when he was just over two months old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic Heart Defects Rarely the Cause of SIDS, Research Shows
MONDAY, March 12, 2018 -- Heart diseases linked to genetic flaws cause far fewer sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases than once thought, a new study finds. In a genetic investigation of 419 SIDS cases, Mayo Clinic researchers found that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cot death warning over popular sleeping products
Cot death, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), kills around 200 babies in the UK every year. The exact cause is not known. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National and state trends in sudden unexpected infant death: 1990-2015 - Erck Lambert AB, Parks SE, Shapiro-Mendoza CK.
BACKGROUND: Sharp declines in sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) in the 1990s and a diagnostic shift from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) to unknown cause and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ASSB) in 1999-2001 have been documented. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A fresh look at the history of SIDS - Wright JR.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) became a named entity in 1969 and the term has been used to certify sudden unexpected infant deaths meeting certain demographic, epidemiologic, and pathologic criteria. Since it is a diagnosis of exclusion, there is inhe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Baby Suffocation Deaths From Co-Sleeping Rise
While the number of babies that die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been falling, the number of babies dying from accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed skyrocketed 184% from 1999 to 2015, according to new statistics released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies Face Higher SIDS Risk in Certain States
MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of some 3,500 babies in the United States each year, but its toll is far heavier in some states than others, health officials report. " Despite continued updates and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Factors associated with parental compliance with supine infant sleep: an integrative review - Zundo K, Richards EA, Ahmed AH, Codington JA.
Despite educational programs, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) rates remain unacceptably high, especially among low-income and African-American populations. The purpose of this review is to examine reasons for parental noncompliance with supine sleep re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Ten percent of SIDS cases are murder -- or are they? - Milroy CM, Kepron C.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been used as a cause of death for over four decades. It has allowed deaths of infants to be registered as natural. Within this group of deaths, a certain number have been recognized to be homicides from inflicted smo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The diagnostic shift of SIDS to undetermined: are there unintended consequences? - Crandall LG, Reno L, Himes B, Robinson D.
Over the last two decades, a diagnostic shift in regards to the certification of sudden deaths in infancy has emerged with reassignment of deaths previously certified as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) to a trend utilizing the classification of undeter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Parents now urged to connect their BABIES to smartphones: New Fitbit-style device monitors baby biometrics while bathing infants in EMFs
(Natural News) One big fear for many new parents is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a mysterious illness that causes babies less than a year old to die suddenly and for unexplained reasons, usually during their sleep. To help allay those fears, scientists are developing a new gadget that can transmit vital stats to parents’... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Too Many Babies Still Die Needlessly of SIDS
Analyzing data from the states, the CDC found that parents continue to practice unsafe habits that have been associated with sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How I Came to Suffer with Anxiety
Many of you might be thinking, “How is his story of battling with anxiety going to raise me up from the despair of a most incapacitating condition which has cut into the very core of my mundane existence.”   To those skeptics out there, I want you to know that I understand what many of you are going through, just trying to get a handle on your racing and/or obsessive thoughts that have led you to a very dark and seemingly hopeless place in your life. Having said this, my hope is that you will read about my own battles with anxiety and how I’ve come out the other end. An examination into my own upbrin...
Source: Psych Central - December 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Irving Schattner, LCSW Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Genetics Loneliness Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Relaxation and Meditation Self-Esteem Therapists Spill anxious thoughts worry Source Type: news

Why is a prone sleeping position dangerous for certain infants? - Byard RW, Bright F, Vink R.
The prone (face down) sleeping position is known to be associated with a significantly increased risk of sudden and unexpected death in infancy (sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS), however, the reasons for this are unclear. Suggested mechanisms have inv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Risky behaviors of mothers with infants on sudden infant death syndrome in Turkey - Erdo ğan Ç, Turan T.
PURPOSE: Sudden infant death syndrome is the most common cause of death during the post-neonatal period. Factors such as sleeping position, bed sharing, pillow use, smoking during pregnancy and the breastfeeding period constitute risk factors for sudden in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Can an NHS 'cardboard box' really prevent cot death?
Cardboard boxes are said to reduce the risk of cot death – which kills more than 200 infants a year in the UK. But campaigners say parents are misled as there is no research to support the claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cot death risk halved with just 2 months of breast-feeding
Pooled analysis of eight global studies finds that just 2 months of (even partial) breast-feeding is tied to half the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Breastfeeding for two months halves risk of cot death
The finding by the University of Virginia adds to previous studies suggesting mother's milk helps prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even Partial Breast-Feeding Lowers SIDS Risk
New research confirms that breast-feeding for two to four months of a newborn's life can significantly reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even Partial Breast-Feeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breastfeeding, Infant and Newborn Care, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even Partial Breast-Feeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk
TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 -- New research confirms that breast-feeding for two to four months of a newborn's life can significantly reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). But the study also found moms don't need to breast-feed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breastfeeding at least two months tied to lower SIDS risk
(Reuters Health) - Babies who are breastfed for at least two months may have a lower risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) during sleep than babies who aren ’t nursed as long, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Breastfeeding for at least two months ‘can halve SIDS risk’
Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby ’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) almost in half, suggests new international study that is the first to determine the duration necessary to provide such protection. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Breastfeeding for two months halves risk of SIDS, study finds
(University of Virginia Health System) Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome almost in half, a sweeping new international study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news