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2011-09-19 08:20:44

Noninvasive method to watch for SIDS, help surgery patients University of Utah engineers who built wireless networks that see through walls now are aiming the technology at a new goal: noninvasively measuring the breathing of surgery patients, adults with sleep apnea and babies at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Because the technique uses off-the-shelf wireless transceivers similar to those used in home computer networks, "the cost of this system will be cheaper than...

2011-08-04 09:17:00

Kennedy agrees with 70% of voters that it's time for Indianapolis to go smoke-free WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of her commitment to public health and pledge to sign a comprehensive smoke-free law, the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund is proud to endorse Melina Kennedy for Mayor of Indianapolis. Kennedy is the only candidate for mayor with a clear commitment to supporting and signing a comprehensive smoke-free law that applies to all workplaces and...

2011-07-29 06:27:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research may pave the way for understanding sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Scientists have developed a strain of mice with a built-in off "switch" that can shut down serotonin-producing cells in the animals. These cells make up a brain network that controls breathing, temperature regulation and mood. SIDS has been linked to low serotonin levels and is thought to involve breathing abnormalities and problems with temperature control. According to the National...

2011-07-28 23:30:28

New insights may be relevant to sudden infant death syndrome Researchers have developed a toolkit that enables them to turn off targeted cell populations while leaving others unaffected. Led by Susan Dymecki, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, the group focused on serotonin-producing neurons, observing how mice behave in a normal environment when suddenly their serotonin neurons are turned down. While their findings affirm earlier studies, the researchers used a technique that...

2011-07-28 23:27:01

NIH-funded scientists have developed a strain of mice with a built-in off switch that can selectively shut down the animals' serotonin-producing cells, which make up a brain network controlling breathing, temperature regulation, and mood. The switch controls only the serotonin-producing cells, and does not affect any other cells in the animal's brains or bodies. When the researchers powered down the animals' serotonin cells, the animals failed to sufficiently step up their breathing to...

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2011-07-18 11:50:00

If bed-sharing works for your family, researchers say, then feel free to do so without feeling as if you are stunting your child's development, according to a new Reuters Health report. New research should allay fears that infants sleeping with parents in bed may harm a toddler's intellectual or social development, although it is not recommended until after the child is at least one year of age, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns. The primary concern with small babies is sudden...


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