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 20, 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

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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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