SIDS

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Study: High Altitude May Boost Babies’ Risks for SIDS Deaths

Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).

05/27/2015

The abnormality affects the hippocampus, the part of the brain closely linked to breathing, heart rate and body temperature. (Photo Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Study: Over 40 Percent Of Infants Who Died From SIDS Had Brain Abnormality

The abnormality affects the hippocampus, the part of the brain closely linked to breathing, heart rate and body temperature.

11/24/2014

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More Babies Share Parents’ Beds Despite SIDS Risks

The government’s latest infant bed-sharing numbers show a troubling trend: the percentage of U.S. babies sleeping with parents or another child more than doubled since the early 1990s, despite public health messages linking the practice with sudden infant death syndrome.

09/30/2013