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  • Doctors Sending Moms Late-Night Texts & Videos, Protecting Infants From SIDS

    08/19/2017 1:21:27 PM PDT · by azkathy · 6 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | July 26,2017 | Eric Lief
    The equation for the latest way to protect newborns from sudden infant death goes as follows: Technology + Smart, Practical Thinking = Greater Safety Credit doctors and nurses from three university medical schools for developing an ingeniously straightforward method that reinforces essential child care methods for sleep-deprived parents – at a time when they're most prone to overlook them. Specifically, these professionals determined, as stated in a news release announcing the findings, that a "series of educational videos delivered by text or email successfully encouraged new mothers to use safe sleep practices for their babies, reducing the risk of sudden...
  • Pediatricians: Babies should sleep in same room as parents

    10/25/2016 9:17:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2016 8:59 AM EDT
    The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents’ bedroom at night for six months to a year to reduce the risk of sleep-related death. The new recommendations say babies should sleep on a separate surface, in a crib or bassinet, and never on something soft. The guidelines say babies should sleep in the same room as their parents, preferably until they’re a year old. The nation’s most influential pediatricians’ group says it updated its safe-sleep guidance because of studies suggesting that room-sharing reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by as much...
  • Social media’s 4-month-old Bernie Sanders lookalike has died

    03/03/2016 3:19:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    wapo ^ | 03/03/2016
    “Baby Bernie,” the cheerful infant who won the affections of people of all political stripes after his mom posted photos of him greeting Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in a white-haired wig and over-sized glasses, has died at the age of 4 months. Oliver Jack Carter Lomas-Davis of Los Angeles died Feb. 25. His aunt Anastasia Lomas told The Associated Press on Thursday the cause was Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The “Baby Bernie” nickname came after Oliver’s mother, Susan Lomas, posted pictures on Facebook and Twitter of the baby and Sanders meeting.
  • 4-year-old asks mall Santa to pray for ailing baby the boy has never met

    12/20/2015 3:41:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | December 20, 2015
    A 4-year-old South Carolina boy touched hearts around the world when he told a mall Santa that his Christmas wish list included Santa's prayers for a baby on life support in Las Vegas. Prestyn Barnette met Santa at the Dutch Square Mall in Columbia., S.C., a week ago. First, the shy little boy asked for a toy train. Then he asked St. Nick to pray for Baby Knox, a 2-month-old being kept alive on a respirator. Prestyn learned about the infant through his grandmother's Facebook prayer group. "Santa said we will pray now and he got down and prayed," the...
  • Brain Defects Linked to Sudden Infant Death Cases, Study

    11/13/2013 4:09:15 AM PST · by fruser1 · 4 replies
    Counsel & Heal ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | Kamal Nayan
    Infants dying unexpectedly and suddenly in their sleep might have underlying abnormalities in their brain stems, a new research finds. Around 50 infants who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) were reviewed upon by the researchers. In some of the reviewed cases few infants died because of asphyxia. Asphyxia is condition when oxygen intake is restricted. Most possible causes for this condition is unsafe sleeping conditions like sleeping face down in pillow. Reasons of few other infant deaths turned out to be unclear as sleep environment was completely safe so there would not have asphyxia. Babies who died in...
  • Health Buzz: Study Ties SIDS to Key Brain Chemical

    02/03/2010 4:05:17 PM PST · by freespirited · 6 replies · 215+ views
    US News ^ | 02/03/10 | Megan Johnson
    A new study suggests that sudden infant death syndrome is caused by insufficient levels of a brain chemical that helps control breathing during sleep, HealthDay reports. Researchers looked at levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter, and the enzyme trytophan hydroxylase, which makes serotonin, in 35 babies who died of SIDS. They found that serotonin levels were 26 percent lower and enzyme levels were 22 percent lower in babies who died of SIDS than in another group of babies who died of other causes. The author of the study, Hannah Kinney of Children's Hospital Boston, says that the research confirms SIDS is...
  • Matt Bryant’s infant son dies (Tampa Bay Kicker)

    09/25/2008 5:22:19 AM PDT · by JZelle · 13 replies · 1,441+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 9-25-08
    Matthew Tryson Bryant, the 3-month-old son of Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Bryant, died Wednesday. “I don’t have a lot of details,” coach Jon Gruden said after practice. “It’s just a horrible tragedy, and I can’t explain it.” Bryant, a seventh-year pro in his fourth season with Tampa Bay, kicked a winning field goal in overtime against Chicago last Sunday. Two years ago, he made the third-longest field goal in NFL history, a 62-yarder to beat Philadelphia. “The entire Buccaneer family is deeply saddened by this tragedy,” general manager Bruce Allen said in a team statement. “The Bryants have been...
  • Study: Using fan on sleeping baby reduces risk of SIDS

    10/07/2008 2:39:16 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 3 replies · 345+ views
    Mecury News ^ | Oct 6, 2008 | Linda Goldston
    [snip] Scientists still do not know the exact mechanisms that cause SIDS, but this study suggests that a fan circulating air while the baby is sleeping reduces the risk of SIDS primarily because the carbon dioxide the baby breathes out is recirculated around the room and not reinhaled by the baby. The findings are the latest step in research that has helped reduce the incidence of SIDS by 56 percent between 1992 and 2003. There are still about 2,500 SIDS deaths in the United States each year, according to the American SIDS Institute. Dr. De-Kun Li, the same researcher who...
  • Study: Fans Can Prevent Infant Death Synrome? (Using fan on sleeping baby reduces risk of SIDS)

    10/07/2008 6:00:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 883+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 06, 2008 | LAUREN COX
    Researchers Say That Air Cirulation From Fans May Reduce Risk of SIDSWith all the expensive safety products marketed to new parents -- baby-safe furniture, strollers with mosquito nets and BPA-free bottles -- researchers have found that using a simple fan in the bedroom can also save lives. Having a fan running near a sleeping infant was associated with a 72 percent decrease in the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, researchers reported in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. "Obviously, further research needs to be done," said Betty McEntire, executive director for the American SIDS Institute in...
  • Son Of Bucs Kicker Bryant Dies

    09/24/2008 4:08:22 PM PDT · by jwparkerjr · 21 replies · 1,137+ views
    Tampa Bay Online TBO ^ | 09/24/'08 | ROY CUMMINGS and RAYMOND REYES
    Bucs place kicker Matt Bryant’s infant son Matthew Tryson died Wednesday, Bucs coach Jon Gruden announced following the team’s practice
  • European scientists link serotonin to sudden infant death

    07/03/2008 10:34:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 233+ views ^ | July 3, 2008 | NA
    WASHINGTON — European scientists have shed new light on the causes of the devastating, inexplicable syndrome known as sudden infant cot death, according to a study published Thursday. The syndrome, which strikes fear into every parent's heart, affects seemingly healthy babies aged between a month to a year, and is main cause of death among infants of that age in developed nations. Now researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Italy have revealed that an imbalance of the neuronal signal, serotonin, in the brainstem caused sudden death in mice, according to the study in Science magazine. The brainstem, which...
  • US Among Worst in World for Infant Death

    11/10/2007 9:18:10 PM PST · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 59 replies · 615+ views
    The rate at which infants die in the United States has dropped substantially over the past half-century, but broad disparities remain among racial groups, and the country stacks up poorly next to other industrialized nations. In 2004, the most recent year for which statistics are available, roughly seven babies died for every 1,000 live births before reaching their first birthday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. That was down from about 26 in 1960. Babies born to black mothers died at two and a half times the rate of those born to white mothers, according to the CDC...
  • More City Infants are Dying in Bed

    07/04/2007 4:19:23 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 81 replies · 1,422+ views
    JSOnline ^ | July 2, 2007 | Kawanza Newson
    (Unsafe sleep environments blamed) The number of infants who died after being placed in an unsafe sleep environment has skyrocketed since December, Milwaukee health officials say. Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker called the trend "alarming" and a "crisis" that the city must address by rethinking how to tell people not to sleep in the bed with their babies and to always place them on their backs whenever they put them to sleep.Baker says he understands that parenting is a tough job. "Many of these families tell us that it was just a temporary lapse or that they just sat or...
  • Scientists find the key to cot deaths (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - SIDS)

    10/31/2006 6:32:51 PM PST · by Stoat · 10 replies · 916+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | November 1, 2006 | Nigel Hawkes
    Scientists find the key to cot deathsBy Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor   It is hoped that babies with the brain abnormality that leads to cot death may be identified by a scan in the womb   SCIENTISTS believe that they have found the underlying cause of cot death, a condition that claims the lives of hundreds of babies every year.  Research into dozens of infant fatalities identified as the result of sudden infant death syndrome showed that the victims had a brain abnormality that prevents the detection of insufficient oxygen levels in the body. As a result, babies with...
  • A genetic clue to high SIDS rate in black infants

    02/02/2006 4:39:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 604+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | February 2, 2006 | LEE BOWMAN
    SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Researchers have identified a genetic variation that increases by 24 times the risk of a black baby in the United States succumbing to sudden infant death syndrome, or crib death. According to a report published Wednesday in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, about one in nine American blacks carries a copy of the variant gene, but children who carry two copies of the mutation face the increased risk. Overall, mutations in the gene, called SCN5A, were found in 5 percent of the 133 SIDS cases in black infants reviewed by scientists. And the researchers estimate that...
  • Baby dies as family huddles for warmth

    12/17/2005 6:36:09 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 103 replies · 3,011+ views
    news and record ^ | 12/17/05 | Cynthia Jeffries
    RUFFIN -- A four-month-old northern Rockingham County infant was smothered to death early Friday as he lay between his parents who had huddled together during a power outage. Levi Garrett Wagoner, who was named in honor of his father's favorite chewing tobacco, was pronounced dead early Friday at Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville. "It's so sad and it could have happened to any of us," said Sheriff's spokesman Dean Venable. No charges are expected to be filed. Shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, an ice storm knocked out the power in Levi's home at 197 Chilton Road. With no water or...
  • Pacifier curbs deaths in cribs, study indicates

    12/10/2005 9:48:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 466+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2005 | Joyce Howard Price
    The Washington Pacifier curbs deaths in cribs, study indicatesBy Joyce Howard PriceTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished December 10, 2005 Advertisement Putting a baby to sleep with a pacifier can reduce an infant's risk of dying of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by 90 percent, federal health researchers report.      The findings by investigators with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, and Kaiser Permanente were published online yesterday by the British Medical Journal.     This is at least the second recent U.S. study to find that a pacifier significantly...
  • Losing sleep over (new) SIDS guidelines

    10/11/2005 5:52:24 AM PDT · by gobucks · 16 replies · 589+ views
    Mecury News ^ | Michelle Quinn
    Todd and Marlena Berkowitz's 6-week-old daughter, Sofia, spits out the pacifier. But the Redwood City family won't force her to suck on one. The AAP is recommending using a pacifier when putting a baby to sleep to reduce the risks of SIDS. *snip* Those are two of the most controversial recommendations from the AAP designed to reduce sudden infant death syndrome, the unexplained death of a baby while sleeping. *snip* The risk of SIDS increases for infants when multiple people share the bed, the AAP said. In its new guidelines released Monday, the AAP encourages parents to sleep in the...
  • Heart checks could avoid 1 in 10 cot deaths - study (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

    09/04/2005 8:30:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 183+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04 Sep 2005 | NA
    STOCKHOLM, Sept 4 (Reuters) - As many as one in 10 cases of sudden infant death syndrome could be avoided by early screening for a heart problem and proper treatment, researchers said on Sunday. Scientists have long suspected some cases of SIDS, also known as cot death or crib death, may be due to an electrical problem called long Q-T syndrome, in which the heart recharges itself too slowly. Now a study released at the European Society of Cardiology annual meeting in Stockholm has shown at least 8.4 percent of SIDS victims carry genetic mutations associated with this and related...
  • Our Smallest Fire Fighter Has Gone Home

    08/19/2005 5:00:36 AM PDT · by Just Kimberly · 56 replies · 2,552+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 8-16-2005 | Just Kimberly
    In Loving MemoryofMark Allen Gregory, Jr.January 22, 2005toAugust 13, 2005Interment, Hebron CemeteryShepherdsville, Kentucky    Our smallest Fire Fighter has been called home to be with Our Father God.His smile and laughter still rings in our ears, but God needed another Angel,So, little Allen -It is now your Blessed job to watch down upon us asyou run through the fields of Daisies, steeped in the Brilliant Sunshine,As Jesus walks with you for Eternity.You will always hold a special place in our Fire Fighting Family.Lebanon Junction Fire and RescueLebanon Junction , KentuckyJust Kimberly    Mark Allen Gregory, 6 months old, was apparently...