Latest SIDS Stories

2009-10-14 12:30:00

Over half of sudden infant deaths occur when the infant is co-sleeping with an adult on a bed or sofa, researchers reported Tuesday.

2009-08-20 00:25:10

What doctors recommend to prevent sudden infant death syndrome is not always depicted in women's magazines, U.S. researchers found. SIDS researchers Dr.

2009-08-17 10:59:49

More than one third of photos in women's magazines depicted babies in unsafe sleep positions, according to a new study in Pediatrics. Additionally, the study found that two-thirds of sleep environments depicted in these magazines were also unsafe.

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.

2009-07-14 09:14:22

Study suggests tragic 19th century infant deaths mislabeled as neglect and infanticide were in fact crib deaths

2009-06-09 08:57:00

Educated Moms unaware of conclusive pediatric study CLEVELAND, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Haledyne and HealthyChildrenToday.com announced the surprising results of its recent survey of 542 Moms.

2009-06-05 23:03:24

A specific class of drugs could be effective in treating babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, Canadian researchers suggest. Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton said when mothers-to-be smoke during pregnancy the exposure of the fetus to nicotine results in its inability to respond to decreases in oxygen -- known as hypoxia -- which may result in a higher incidence of SIDS. In the study involving rats, researchers found the diabetic medication glibenclamide can reverse...

2009-06-03 10:14:39

A new study has identified a specific class of pharmaceutical drugs that could be effective in treating babies vulnerable to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), because their mothers smoked during pregnancy.

2009-04-07 08:11:59

In a major study on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), German researchers believe they may have found several previously unrecognized risk factors for the disease, such as sleeping away from home and sleeping outside of the parent’s bedroom.

2009-04-06 13:07:01

Australian researchers say babies born to a mother who smokes are more likely to be slower to wake and this may explain sudden infant death syndrome. Rosemary Horne and doctoral student Heidi Richardson of Monash University compared babies of mothers who smoked both during the pregnancy and after the baby was born with babies who lived in a smoke-free environment. Horne said the study suggested that maternal smoking can impair a baby's ability to respond to external stimuli, which may explain...

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  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.