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2011-10-25 20:00:34

Brain damage due to birth asphyxia — where the brain is starved of oxygen around the time of delivery — is normally treated by cooling the infant, but this only helps one baby in nine. New research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, could now pave the way for new ways of treating brain damage in newborns. Birth asphyxia can cause irreparable brain damage and lifelong handicaps, including cerebral palsy, epilepsy and mental retardation. The...

2009-07-15 22:56:49

Nineteen century infant deaths attributed to smothering and overlaying were in all likelihood Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, a U.S. researcher said. Dr. Ariane Kemkes, an independent researcher in Scottsdale, Ariz., said these deaths would have been mislabeled by lawmakers as neglect and even infanticide, because SIDS had not yet been identified. SIDS is the third most prominent cause of death among infants under age 1, accounting for 30 percent to 55 percent of infant deaths during their...

2009-07-14 09:14:22

Study suggests tragic 19th century infant deaths mislabeled as neglect and infanticide were in fact crib deaths19th century infant deaths attributed to smothering and overlaying, by either a co-sleeper or bedding, were in all likelihood crib deaths, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). These deaths would have been mislabeled by lawmakers as neglect and even infanticide, because SIDS had not yet been identified, according to Dr. Ariane Kemkes, an independent researcher from Scottsdale,...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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