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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.
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.
Researchers said Thursday they found an imbalance of brain chemicals that could be to blame for sudden infant death in the developed world.
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.
Ganeden Biotech, the largest seller of over-the-counter probiotic bacteria in the United States, today announced it will make available for license its patent related to the use of its probiotics to control bacterial infections associated with infant mortality, specifically, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Researchers in Britain report they have identified two common bacteria that may contribute to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), one of the leading causes of death in children under the age of one.
A new study provides the most direct evidence that there exists a causal link between smoking during pregnancy and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
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.
Cases of babies dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) have fallen dramatically over 20 years but deaths while sleeping with a parent on a sofa have risen 400 percent, researchers said on Wednesday.
By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Several prenatal factors can be used to help predict the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to a report in the current issue of the journal Pediatrics.
- A woman chauffeur.
- A woman who operates an automobile.