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2009-01-09 08:58:40

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry (www.ohsu.edu/sod) have discovered that the nerve cells controlling heart rate and blood pressure synthesize a molecule known to be critically important for proper nervous system growth. The finding could someday play a significant role in the prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and high blood pressure. According to the National Institutes of Health, SIDS is the leading cause of death in children between...

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2008-12-08 11:56:34

Monash University scientists show low blood pressure in premature babies during sleep Scientists from Monash University, Melbourne have shown that infants born prematurely have lower blood pressure during sleep in the first six months of life, compared to healthy, full-term infants. Scientists at the Ritchie Centre for Baby Health Research, Monash Institute of Medical Research, believe this may be one reason premature infants are at an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)....

2008-10-09 18:00:36

By JEREMY COX Scientists have found a new weapon in the battle against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: a ceiling fan. Children who slept in a room ventilated by a fan had a 72 percent lower chance of dying from SIDS vs. those who did not, according to a study published this month in the journal Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. SIDS is the leading cause of death among children below the age of 1, experts say. Scientists haven't pinpointed an exact cause of the syndrome, but...

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...

2008-07-19 06:00:30

By Maggie O'Brien, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 19--The Douglas County Health Department has been awarded a $12,500 grant to fight sudden infant death syndrome, and with eight infant deaths so far this year, health officials said it couldn't come a moment too soon. Officials said the grant from the national CJ Foundation for SIDS will help pay for ongoing programs to raise awareness of SIDS and the dangers of sharing a bed with an infant. It will also help fund a bereavement program for...


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