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2011-07-13 13:31:00

'BabyBeat' has additional applications for telemedicine and remote monitoring A new system using video and computer software to monitor a baby that could be used to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), as well as for telemedicine applications, has been developed by two students at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The new system called "BabyBeat" was developed by students in the BGU Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. It uses computer algorithms to...

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2011-06-13 13:36:43

According to a new study, babies who are breastfed are less likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The authors write in Pediatrics that other explanations seem unlikely. "Breastfeeding is the best method of feeding infants," Dr. Fern Hauck, the study's lead author from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, said in a statement to Reuters Health. SIDS is defined as a sudden and unexplained death in a baby less than a year old.  According to the...

2011-04-21 12:38:00

Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report published today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores the strong momentum across the country to pass smoke-free workplace laws that protect all workers and the public from the serious health hazards of secondhand smoke. The CDC report finds that in the past 10 years, 25 states and the District of Columbia have enacted...

2011-04-21 14:50:46

TAU pioneers new test for "sudden death syndrome" in young athletes When a high school athlete drops dead, the rare but fatal condition called "sudden death syndrome" dominates the headlines. For reasons that remain a mystery to scientists, some young athletes "” especially young males "” begin to experience an unusual heart arrhythmia. With over-exertion, their hearts stop pumping, leading to sudden death. Until now, screening for the hard-to-detect syndrome has been...

2011-04-05 00:21:49

The prevalence of plagiocephaly, a condition marked by an asymmetrical, flattening of the skull, appears to be increasing in infants and young children, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Plagiocephaly is characterized by unilateral flattening of the head either in the frontal or occipital [rear] region," the authors write as background information in the study....

2011-03-30 14:59:00

Groups that oppose smoke-free law are Alting's top donors in last two elections INDIANAPOLIS, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saying it raises questions about his opposition to a smoke-free law that includes bars, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids today released data from the National Institute on Money in State Politics showing that over the last two election cycles, Senator Ronnie J. Alting has taken more political contributions from businesses involved in the sale and...

2010-12-31 00:01:00

Effective January 1, 2011 all hospitals in Illinois will be required to provide free educational materials to parents or guardians of newborns regarding SIDS and Safe Sleep. The materials will include information to help parents understand SIDS and lower their child's risk for it. Hospital staff will be required to review the materials with new parents and discuss ways to reduce the likelihood of SIDS prior to their discharge from the hospital. SIDS of Illinois, Inc. has been educating...

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...


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