News tagged with sudden death

Scientists solve sudden cardiac death mystery

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have discovered the cause of sudden cardiac death in young children, for the first time making it possible to pinpoint a therapeutic target for future efforts in developing a ...

Aug 01, 2014
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Bed-sharing linked to SIDS

(HealthDay)—Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to change with the age of the infant, researchers say.

Jul 14, 2014
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New genes for regulating the heart rhythm discovered

The QT interval is part of the heart's electrical cycle as measured by ECG, and represents the electrical depolarization and repolarization of the ventricles. Lengthened intervals indicate dysfunction in the heart beat and ...

Jul 02, 2014
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Many parents don't follow safe infant sleep practices

Each year, 4,000 babies die unexpectedly during sleep time from sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation or unknown causes. To keep infants safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises caregivers to put babies ...

May 03, 2014
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Many infants still not placed on their backs to sleep

Since 1994, parents have been urged to put their babies to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). It appears many caregivers have not gotten the message, and health care providers ...

May 03, 2014
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