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2008-10-07 21:00:14

By Carla K. Johnson CHICAGO - Using a fan to circulate air seemed to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in a study of nearly 500 babies, researchers reported Monday. Placing babies on their backs to sleep is the best advice for preventing SIDS, a still mysterious cause of death. Experts also recommend a firm mattress, removing toys and pillows from cribs, and keeping infants from getting too warm. Such practices helped slash U.S. SIDS deaths by more than half over a decade...

2008-10-07 09:00:08

The Associated Press CHICAGO Using a fan to circulate air seemed to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in a study of nearly 500 babies, researchers reported Monday. Placing babies on their backs to sleep is the best advice for preventing SIDS . Experts also recommend a firm mattress, removing toys and pillows from cribs, and keeping infants from getting too warm. Such practices helped slash SIDS deaths in the United States by more than half over a decade to about 2,100...

2008-10-07 09:00:08

By Carla K. Johnson Associated Press CHICAGO -- Using a fan to circulate air seemed to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in a study of nearly 500 babies, researchers reported Monday. Placing babies on their backs to sleep is the best advice for preventing SIDS, a still mysterious cause of death. Experts also recommend a firm mattress, removing toys and pillows from cribs and keeping infants from getting too warm. Such practices helped slash U.S. SIDS deaths by more than...

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2008-10-07 06:40:00

Researchers reported on Monday that using a fan to circulate air actually lowered the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in a study of nearly 500 babies. Experts recommend the best way to prevent SIDS is to put babies on their backs to sleep. They also say to use a firm mattress, remove toys and pillows from cribs, and keep infants from getting too warm. Over a decade such practices helped slash U.S. SIDS deaths by more than half from about 2,100 in 2003. However, SIDS remains the leading...

2008-10-07 06:00:13

By Liz Szabo Fans may reduce the risk of SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, a study shows. Babies who slept in a room with a fan were 72% less likely to die from SIDS, according to a study released today from Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. The study included interviews with the mothers of 185 infants who died from SIDS and the mothers of 312 other babies. Fans offered even more protection in warm rooms where temperatures were over 69 degrees. It's possible...

2008-10-06 18:00:35

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Infants who slept in a bedroom with a fan ventilating the air had a 72 percent lower risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome compared to infants who slept in a bedroom without a fan, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. The study appears in the October issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine. This is the first study to examine an association between better air ventilation in infants' bedrooms and...

2008-07-10 06:00:40

Scientists have new evidence that the brain chemical best known for regulating mood also plays a role in the mystifying killer of seemingly healthy babies - sudden infant death syndrome. Autopsied brain tissue from SIDS babies first raised suspicion that an imbalance in serotonin might be behind what once was called crib death. But specialists couldn't figure out how that defect could kill. Now researchers in Italy have engineered mice born with serotonin that goes haywire - and found the...

2008-07-04 09:00:03

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have new evidence that the brain chemical best known for regulating mood also plays a role in the mystifying killer of seemingly healthy babies -- sudden infant death syndrome. Autopsied tissue from SIDS babies first raised suspicion that an imbalance in serotonin might be a factor. But specialists couldn't figure out how that defect could kill. Now researchers in Italy have engineered mice born with serotonin that goes haywire -- and found the brain...

2006-07-12 12:40:00

NEW YORK -- Very preterm infants sleep more deeply when they're placed on their fronts rather than on their backs. In the prone position they have fewer arousals and more episodes when they stop breathing briefly, which may increase their risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), UK investigators report. These findings emphasize the importance of recommending supine sleeping when preterm infants -- who are already at increased risk of SIDS -- leave the neonatal intensive care unit. Dr....

2005-12-15 22:45:32

LONDON (Reuters) - Women whose babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) have a higher risk of complications in another pregnancy which may help to explain why some suffer recurrent cot deaths, scientists said on Friday. SIDS, or cot death, is the leading cause of death in babies under a year old. The cause of the mysterious syndrome in which babies die inexplicably in their sleep is unknown. Lying the infant face-down, parental smoking and old mattresses which may harbor...


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