Pediatrics

Is timing everything for SIDS risk?

(HealthDay)—New research suggests that a baby's age may offer clues to sudden unexplained infant death (SUID)—formerly known as SIDS.

Pediatrics

Breastfeeding and infant mortality

A new study published by the Journal of Pediatrics shows increased rates of implementation of hospital-based breastfeeding initiatives are associated with decreased rates of infant deaths in the first six days after birth, ...

Neuroscience

Fetal nicotine exposure harms breathing in infants

Exposure to nicotine during development inhibits the function of neurons controlling the tongue, according to research in newborn rats recently published in eNeuro. This impairment may be a factor in sudden infant death syndrome ...

Health

CDC: U.S. life expectancy up slightly, mortality lower in 2017

(HealthDay)—Life expectancy has increased slightly in the United States, and mortality is lower than in 2007, according to a report published Oct. 30 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center ...

Medical research

New genetic link found for some forms of SIDS

A genetic link has now been found for some instances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. The new UW Medicine research study is the first to make an explainable link tracking the mechanism between a genetic anomaly and ...

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