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2011-10-17 11:49:13

New research reinforces the need for continued public education programs that encourage parents to place their infants to sleep in the supine (back) position in a safe crib or bassinet, to prevent an estimated 4,600 annual Sudden Unintended Infant Deaths (SUID), of which 50 percent are classified as Sudden Death Syndrome (SIDS). The abstract, "Retrospective Review of Sleeping Conditions in Infant Deaths in New Mexico," was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National...

2011-09-19 08:20:44

Noninvasive method to watch for SIDS, help surgery patients University of Utah engineers who built wireless networks that see through walls now are aiming the technology at a new goal: noninvasively measuring the breathing of surgery patients, adults with sleep apnea and babies at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Because the technique uses off-the-shelf wireless transceivers similar to those used in home computer networks, "the cost of this system will be cheaper than...

2011-07-29 06:27:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research may pave the way for understanding sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Scientists have developed a strain of mice with a built-in off "switch" that can shut down serotonin-producing cells in the animals. These cells make up a brain network that controls breathing, temperature regulation and mood. SIDS has been linked to low serotonin levels and is thought to involve breathing abnormalities and problems with temperature control. According to the National...

2011-07-28 23:30:28

New insights may be relevant to sudden infant death syndrome Researchers have developed a toolkit that enables them to turn off targeted cell populations while leaving others unaffected. Led by Susan Dymecki, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, the group focused on serotonin-producing neurons, observing how mice behave in a normal environment when suddenly their serotonin neurons are turned down. While their findings affirm earlier studies, the researchers used a technique that...

2011-07-28 23:27:01

NIH-funded scientists have developed a strain of mice with a built-in off switch that can selectively shut down the animals' serotonin-producing cells, which make up a brain network controlling breathing, temperature regulation, and mood. The switch controls only the serotonin-producing cells, and does not affect any other cells in the animal's brains or bodies. When the researchers powered down the animals' serotonin cells, the animals failed to sufficiently step up their breathing to...

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2011-06-13 13:36:43

According to a new study, babies who are breastfed are less likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The authors write in Pediatrics that other explanations seem unlikely. "Breastfeeding is the best method of feeding infants," Dr. Fern Hauck, the study's lead author from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, said in a statement to Reuters Health. SIDS is defined as a sudden and unexplained death in a baby less than a year old.  According to the...

2011-04-12 00:00:27

SwaddleDesigns Goldilocks Guideâ“ž¢ Helps Parents Remember that Baby should not be Too Hot, or Too Cold, But Just Right ~ Comfortably Warm. SwaddleDesigns Safe Sleep Guidelines have been developed using up-to-date information and research to help New Parents Reduce the Risk of SIDS and Create a Safe Sleep Environment for Baby to Sleep, Thrive and Grow. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 11, 2011 SwaddleDesigns®, a baby product company founded by Lynette Damir, RN,...

2010-12-31 00:01:00

Effective January 1, 2011 all hospitals in Illinois will be required to provide free educational materials to parents or guardians of newborns regarding SIDS and Safe Sleep. The materials will include information to help parents understand SIDS and lower their child's risk for it. Hospital staff will be required to review the materials with new parents and discuss ways to reduce the likelihood of SIDS prior to their discharge from the hospital. SIDS of Illinois, Inc. has been educating...

2010-12-23 08:19:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It was reported that an average of 7,000 babies die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) every year.  What's more, the number of infants who die of SIDS surges by 33 percent on New Year's Day.  How could that be you ask?  Well, the suspected reason is actually the alcohol consumption by caretakers the night before. Researchers looked at 129,090 SIDS cases from 1973 to 2006 by means of three multiyear nationwide datasets: computerized death certificates,...


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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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