Latest SIDS Stories

2005-07-07 15:02:38

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading reason given for death among infants one month to one year old. Studies have shown that sharing a bed with parents who smoke increases the risk of SIDS. A study in the July issue of The Journal of Pediatrics found a relationship between SIDS and bedsharing among infants less than 11 weeks old, even if parents are non-smokers. David Tappin, MD, MPH and colleagues from University of Glasgow and Ecob Consulting evaluated 123 cases of SIDS in...

2004-12-11 11:36:12

Those lacking experience sleeping on stomachs more prone HealthDayNews -- A baby's lack of experience sleeping on his or her stomach may be linked to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study claims. The study, conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, concluded that babies who never sleep on their stomachs don't learn behaviors that reduce their risk of SIDS. The findings appear in the December issue of Pediatrics. "The...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.