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Latest Sudden infant death syndrome Stories

2010-12-23 08:19:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It was reported that an average of 7,000 babies die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) every year.  What's more, the number of infants who die of SIDS surges by 33 percent on New Year's Day.  How could that be you ask?  Well, the suspected reason is actually the alcohol consumption by caretakers the night before. Researchers looked at 129,090 SIDS cases from 1973 to 2006 by means of three multiyear nationwide datasets: computerized death certificates,...

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2010-12-16 13:35:00

UC San Diego study suggests link between sudden infant death and alcohol Not a happy holiday thought, but an important one: The number of babies who die of SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, surges by 33 percent on New Year's Day. The suspected reason? Alcohol consumption by caretakers the night before. Led by sociologist David Phillips of the University of California, San Diego, the study documenting the dramatic rise in SIDS deaths on New Year's is published in the journal Addiction....

2010-12-13 14:04:01

New data support movement towards smoke-free multi-unit housing Children living in apartments are exposed to secondhand smoke even when no one smokes inside their own unit. This study, released online today by the journal Pediatrics, strongly suggests that housing type contributes to children's exposure to tobacco smoke, despite the best intentions of parents. This new study from the University of Rochester Medical Center, MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the American Academy of...

2010-12-09 12:14:00

Life expectancy declines slightly according to latest CDC deaths report ATLANTA, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stroke is now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, down from the third place ranking it has held for decades, according to preliminary 2008 death statistics released today by CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. While deaths from stroke and several other chronic diseases are down, deaths due to chronic lower respiratory disease increased in...

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2010-11-10 06:35:00

A new study has found that women who breastfeed their newborns appear to get as much sleep as women who rely on bottles or a combination of both methods of feedings. The results represent "good information to be able to tell women, (that) not breastfeeding is not going to help you get better sleep"¦ and the benefits (of breastfeeding) for both mom and baby are tremendous," study author Dr. Hawley Montgomery-Downs of West Virginia University told Reuters Health. Research has shown...

2010-11-09 20:58:15

The link between maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) may relate to the negative effects of nicotine on the development of brain centers that regulate breathing, according to an article in the recent issue of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). The article is available free online at www.liebertpub.com/ped SIDS is the leading cause of death during the...

2010-11-02 22:06:00

Statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The people of South Dakota delivered a historic victory for health and the right to breathe clean air by overwhelmingly approving Referred Question 12 that makes almost all workplaces, including restaurants, bars and gaming facilities, smoke-free. With bipartisan support, South Dakota is the 29th state to pass a strong smoke-free law that includes all restaurants...

2010-10-28 13:26:00

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Miracle Industries, LLC. maker of the world-famous swaddle Miracle Blanket®, have launched the website SwaddlingTruth.com in response to bad information, confusion and rumors regarding swaddling a newborn. "Some emerging products are being marketed as a 'swaddle' when they are in fact lacking the very discernible scientifically-proven attributes that make swaddling safe and effective," says Dr. Rodney Russell who specializes in...

2010-10-22 10:58:00

A Safe Sleep for All Babies NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) joined three child safety organizations at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital to release "Safe Sleep for Babies," a new crib safety video aimed at helping all new parents avoid suffocation, strangulation and entrapment risks in the sleep environment. CPSC also is announcing three new recalls of dangerous drop-side cribs. (Logo:...

2010-09-13 11:06:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents and grandparents rarely disagree about how cute their (grand)children are, but when it comes to setting up safe sleep environments for babies, the two generations don't always concur, according to a new study conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of HALO Innovations in time for National Baby Safety Month. The survey found that the majority of parents and grandparents agree that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is their top concern in...