Latest Sudden infant death syndrome Stories
In a new study, infants averaging six months of age who exhibited positional plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) had lower scores than typical infants in observational tests used to evaluate cognitive and motor development.
Preliminary research indicates that decreased levels in the brainstem of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]; a neurotransmitter involved in several brain functions) and tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH2; an enzyme involved in the synthesis of serotonin) are associated with an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Doctors closing in on mysterious cause of death in infants.
NIH-funded study finds abnormalities in brain region that regulates breathing, sleep.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L.
The advice of a pediatrician to place infants on their backs to sleep appears to be the single most important motivator in getting parents to follow these recommendations and a key reason that the rate of sudden death syndrome (SIDS) has plummeted since the "Back to Sleep" campaign was launched in 1994.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L.
Placing infants on their backs for sleep can help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
A baby's sleep position is the best predictor of a misshapen skull condition known as deformational plagiocephaly â€“ or the development of flat spots on an infant's head.
The American Dietetic Association has released an updated position paper on breastfeeding that details health benefits for both infants and mothers and encourages promotion of breastfeeding whenever possible.