Could genetics hold the key to preventing SIDS?
(University of South Australia) A state-of-the-art genetic biobank could hold the key to preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), potentially saving the lives of hundreds of babies who die from the devastating condition each year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A 5-year retrospective study on infant homicide presenting as cot death: are we missing infant homicides? - Tse R, Ioelu L, Chen M, McCarthy S, Glenn C, Kesha K, Morrow P, Stables S.
Being found dead in cot or bed is the most common presentation encountered with infant deaths. These deaths are often associated with unsafe sleep environment. The postmortem examination in such cases is often negative, and along with family objections, cu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Infant safe sleep promotion: increasing capacity of child protective services employees - Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Hervey AM, Torres M, Sage C, Henao M, Kuhlmann S.
Sleep-related infant deaths, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), are the number one cause of death in infants between 28 days and one year of life. Nearly half of families experiencing a sleep-related infant death in Kansas were involved with th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Unexpected death of an infant suffocated in the course of breastfeeding when the mother fell asleep - Nya S, Abouzahir H, Belhouss A, Benyaich H.
We report a case of sudden infant death following accidental suffocation due to breast overlaying during breastfeedin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Norwegian parents avoid placing infants in prone sleeping positions but frequently share beds in hazardous ways - Osberg S, Kalstad TG, Stray-Pedersen A.
AIM: Campaigns to prevent prone sleeping and other modifiable risk factors have greatly reduced the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome in Norway. Sleep-related infant deaths still occur sporadically and may be preventable. We studied infants' sleepi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Why a Newborn's First Breath Is So Important
THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2020 -- New research on what happens as a newborn is delivered and takes its first breath may shed light on a potential contributor to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).A team led by doctors from the University of Virginia... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Baby's first breath triggers life-saving changes in the brain
(University of Virginia Health System) A new discovery reveals how something amazing happens when a baby takes a first breath. The finding could shed light on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An Expert's Guide to Safe Sleeping for Your Baby
THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 -- To keep your baby safe while sleeping, experts recommend practicing the " ABCs " of sleep. Babies should sleep alone, on their back and in a crib. That's the best way to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An Expert's Guide to Safe Sleeping for Your Baby
THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 -- To keep your baby safe while sleeping, experts recommend practicing the " ABCs " of sleep. Babies should sleep alone, on their back and in a crib. That's the best way to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Safe sleep, plagiocephaly, and brachycephaly: assessment, risks, treatment, and when to refer - Marshall JM, Shahzad F.
The Safe to Sleep campaign started in 1994, reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by 40% to 60%. However, an undesirable consequence has been a 400% to 600% increase in positional head deformities. We review the risks for positional plag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

SIDS or suffocation - the problem continues - Byard RW.
The study by O'Brien et al focuses on a very important aspect of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) education and research, parental awareness of risk factors. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Study: Any Level Of Drinking, Smoking While Pregnant May Affect Newborn ’ s Brain Development
(CNN) — If you’re stressed or wanting to enjoy virtual happy hour with friends while pregnant, having a glass of wine every so often may seem like a relaxing plan. But that behavior runs counter to a study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA Network Open. Researchers found drinking or smoking of any level while pregnant — from low to high, and even if you quit early — influenced the brain development of the mothers’ newborns. Negative long-term effects of excessive prenatal alcohol or tobacco exposure (or both), increase the risk for multiple adverse outcomes, researchers observed. Prenatal ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Pregnancy Source Type: news

Baby in Your Room? Yes. Baby in Your Bed? No.
To decrease the risk of SUID, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents share their room with their baby until at least 6 months, and ideally to 1 year. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant Moms Who Smoke, Drink Put Babies at Risk of SIDS: Study
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Combined prenatal smoking and drinking greatly increases SIDS risk
(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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combined prenatal smoking and drinking greatly increases SIDS risk
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.  (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - January 17, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine Source Type: news

Distinct populations of sudden unexpected infant death based on age - Lavista Ferres JM, Anderson TM, Johnston R, Ramirez JM, Mitchell EA.
OBJECTIVES: In most recent studies, authors combine all cases of sudden infant death syndrome, other deaths from ill-defined or unknown causes, and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed as a single population to analyze sudden unexpected infant d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Smoking while pregnant may damage cells and raise SIDS risk
The the link between a pregnant woman's smoking and her baby's risks for sudden infant death syndrome. An Arizona University study in rats suggests how nicotine may alter their breathing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking while pregnant may raise SIDS risks by altering tongue and breathing
The the link between a pregnant woman's smoking and her baby's risks for sudden infant death syndrome. An Arizona University study in rats suggests how nicotine may alter their breathing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Secondhand electronic cigarette smoke
Secondhand cigarette smoke is a combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke breathed out by smokers. Exposure to secondhand smoke has been linked to cardiovascular disease, lung cancer and an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome. But what about exposure to secondhand electronic cigarette smoke? Watch: The Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 21, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New study finds genetic link to some SIDS cases
A genetic anomaly may be responsible for some cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which kills more than 3,000 toddlers annually, according to a study released Friday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An evaluation of pathologists' application of the diagnostic criteria from the San Diego definition of SIDS and unclassified sudden infant death - Shipstone RA, Young J, Thompson JMD, Byard RW.
Despite being widely used, few studies have assessed the utility of the San Diego definition of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The purpose of this study was to evaluate pathologists' application of the San Diego definition in all cases of sudden unex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Putting Your Child to Sleep in a Car Seat is Risky
The deaths fall under the umbrella of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental suffocation and/or strangulation in bed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Before Fisher-Price ’ s Rock ’ n Play Recall, Safety Fears and Dubious Marketing
The company knew for years about potential risks linked to its popular sleeper and about pediatricians ’ objections to the way the product was being pitched to parents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIFFANY HSU Tags: Cribs (Baby Beds) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Infant Mortality Babies and Infants Recalls and Bans of Products Sleep Accidents and Safety Children and Childhood Parenting Social Media Suits and Litigation (Civil) Advertising and Mar Source Type: news

Fetal nicotine exposure linked to SIDS
Pregnant women who smoke may be raising the risk of their newborn having sudden infant death syndrome or heart arrhythmia, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel study links fetal exposure to nicotine and sudden infant death syndrome
(Elsevier) Fetal exposure to tobacco smoke in utero is associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and cardiac arrhythmias in newborns. In a novel study in rabbits, investigators provide the first evidence linking fetal exposure to nicotine to long-term alterations of the cardiac sodium current. These changes may impair adaptation of the cardiac sodium current to sympathetic tone and prevent awakening from sleep apnea, leading to arrhythmias that could potentially be involved in SIDS. They report their findings in HeartRhythm (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Continuing major inconsistencies in the classification of unexpected infant deaths - Byard RW, Shipstone RA, Young J.
The classification of the cause of unexpected infant deaths by both pathologists and researchers may be quite inconsistent. For example, if an infant is found lying face down on soft bedding the death may still be certified as 'sudden infant death syndrome... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Smoking During Pregnancy Doubles Risk Of Sudden Death For Baby, Study Says
(CNN) — Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data on smoking during pregnancy from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s birth/infant death data set between 2007 and 2011 and found that the risk of death rises by .07 for each additional cigarette smoked, up to 20 a day, a typical pack of cigarettes. By the time you smoke a pack a day, the study found, yo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cigarettes Pregnancy Smoking Source Type: news

Safer sleep guidance to help healthcare staff support parents
A guide to help health professionals speak to parents about safer sleep has been produced in a bid to reduce sudden infant death syndrome. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Smoking While Pregnant Sends SIDS Risk Soaring
MONDAY, March 11, 2019 -- Smoking during pregnancy is never a good idea, but new research shows it might double the risk of a baby dying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). " Any maternal smoking during pregnancy -- even just one cigarette a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dozing on a sofa with your baby may be making sudden infant death syndrome 50 times more likely 
Some 250 babies a year die from SIDS in Britain. While the causes remain a mystery, failure of breathing, temperature regulation and genetic health problems may all be factors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of education and cardboard bassinet distribution on newborn bed-sharing - Heere M, Moughan B, Alfonsi J, Rodriguez J, Aronoff S.
This study sought to determine if infant sleep education plus a cardboard bassinet reduced bed-sharing, a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and sleep-related deaths ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Is Still Best
FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 -- The benefits of breastfeeding are wide-ranging. For baby, they include protection against infections and illnesses, including asthma, as well as reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Babies breastfed for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Title: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/30/2002 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Cribs for Kids, Seattle research guild team up to fight Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Pittsburgh-based nonprofit Cribs for Kids announced Wednesday that is was partnering with the Aaron Matthew SIDS Research Guild of Seattle Children ’s Hospital to launch a research foundation to study Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The Aaron Matthew Research Foundation of Cribs for Kids will be funded by a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Crib for Kids' Cribette, a safety-approved play-yard style unit. To commemorate the announcemen t, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald proclaimed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

Baby 'sleep sacks' might be safer than blankets
(Reuters Health) - Infant sleeping bags, or sleep sacks, are at least as safe as other bedding in preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and might be safer, a new analysis concludes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Experts Sound Warning About 'Baby Boxes'
There's no proof that cardboard baby reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and they may pose other risks, British researchers said this week, concerns that are shared by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canyon County Paramedics and Ada County Paramedics Unite to Highlight Safe Infant Sleep Practices During SIDS Awareness Month
BOISE, Idaho – In light of October’s SIDS Awareness Month, Ada County Paramedics and Canyon County Paramedics have united to deliver “The ABCs of Safe Sleep,” to their respective communities promoting safe infant sleep education to caretakers across both counties. The ABCs of Safe Sleep, an acronym standing for Alone, on their Back in a Crib, is a nationwide initiative established to help protect infants from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). “When we get a 911 call from dispatch about a child not breathing. That’s the worse call we can g...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Canyon County Paramedics and Ada County Paramedics (Press Release) Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Press Releases Industry News Source Type: news

Canyon County Paramedics and Ada County Paramedics Unite to Highlight Safe Infant Sleep Practices During SIDS Awareness Month
BOISE, Idaho – In light of October’s SIDS Awareness Month, Ada County Paramedics and Canyon County Paramedics have united to deliver “The ABCs of Safe Sleep,” to their respective communities promoting safe infant sleep education to caretakers across both counties. The ABCs of Safe Sleep, an acronym standing for Alone, on their Back in a Crib, is a nationwide initiative established to help protect infants from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). “When we get a 911 call from dispatch about a child not breathing. That’s the worse call we can g...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Canyon County Paramedics and Ada County Paramedics (Press Release) Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Press Releases Industry News Source Type: news

Mother shares heartbreaking photo of herself kissing her baby son after he died of SIDS
Krystyn Johnson, 21, gave birth to Mayson on August 22 last year. The baby boy died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome on April 16 this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Additional benefits of breastfeeding: Reducing risk of SIDS by half and better bonding with mother
(Natural News) Breastfeeding has many benefits, and breast milk contains antibodies that can help infants fight off viruses and bacteria. A recent study has also determined that breastfeeding for at least two months can decrease a baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by at least 50 percent. According to the study, mothers do... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother's joy at having twins turned to heartbreak when she lost one to cot death
Twenty-nine-year-old Crystal Venus, from Kent, was handed her 'lifeless' 11-week-old daughter  Sapphire after her partner noticed the baby's heart was not beating while cuddling her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudden infant death numbers rise for first time in three years
There were 219 deaths caused by sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or without a known cause in England and Wales in 2016. This is the highest number since 2013, when there were 252. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helpful or Harmful – What Is the Truth About E-Cigarettes? – Irish Examiner via Daily Mail
Read article - Continued coverage of research conducted by scientists at the Geisel School of Medicine, which warns that any kind of nicotine exposure during pregnancy, whether from smoking, skin patches or vaping, heightens the chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. (Picked up by AOL., Belfast Telegraph, Shropshire Star, and EveningExpress.) (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - August 17, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: In the News Source Type: news

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