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We need to increase education efforts during Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month - The Bakersfield Californian

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:06

The Bakersfield Californian

We need to increase education efforts during Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month
The Bakersfield Californian
October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month. Sudden unexpected infant death is the leading cause of death among infants under the age of one and are often associated with unsafe sleep practices. Now is the time to ramp up our awareness and education ...
Number of child deaths in Kern County hit a five-year low in 2016KERO 23ABC News

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Eliminate the risk of secondhand smoke to your family - Emporia Gazette

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:09

Eliminate the risk of secondhand smoke to your family
Emporia Gazette
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained, unexpected death of an infant in the first year of life. SIDS is the leading cause of death in otherwise healthy infants.6 Secondhand smoke increases the risk for SIDS. Smoking by women ...

FDA warns consumers not to use baby sleep positioners - ConsumerAffairs

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:01

ConsumerAffairs

FDA warns consumers not to use baby sleep positioners
ConsumerAffairs
... use sleep positioners to keep babies in a specific position while they are sleeping. However, sleep surfaces that are not clear of soft objects (such as positioners) can increase the risk for accidental suffocation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ...

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Welsh to speak at Remembrance Day event - messenger-inquirer

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:11

messenger-inquirer

Welsh to speak at Remembrance Day event
messenger-inquirer
Submitted photo This 13-year-old photo shows Angel Welsh, right, with her daughter, Kathern, who died at 2 months old from sudden infant death syndrome. Angel Welsh knows the pain of tremendous loss. Thirteen years ago, her 2-month-old daughter, ...

'Remembering Our Babies' event this Sunday - Citrus County Chronicle

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:27

Citrus County Chronicle

'Remembering Our Babies' event this Sunday
Citrus County Chronicle
Whether it's miscarriage, stillborn birth, sudden infant death syndrome or accident, whether it was last month or 40 years ago, a parent never gets over the loss of a child. “I lost my son in 2009 when I was 26 weeks pregnant,” said Missy Mullens. “He ...

Fear the Blanket, Not the Germs - New York Times

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 05:19

New York Times

Fear the Blanket, Not the Germs
New York Times
We'd vaguely heard about what was then called “crib death,” and is now known as sudden infant death syndrome, but regarded it as a distant tragedy; it might be randomly, mysteriously visited upon you, but we didn't know it was something you could help ...

Maternal smoking may lead to cerebral palsy in offspring - Medical News Today

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 02:03

Medical News Today

Maternal smoking may lead to cerebral palsy in offspring
Medical News Today
Smoking during pregnancy is a risk factor for numerous health problems among offspring, including premature birth, birth defects - such as cleft lip, or cleft palate - and sudden infant death syndrome. Previous research has also linked maternal smoking ...

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BRIEF: Scranton woman faces child endangerment charge - News ... - Pocono Record

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 15:18

BRIEF: Scranton woman faces child endangerment charge - News ...
Pocono Record
SCRANTON — A 21-year-old city woman is accused of not taking her infant daughter for medical care for weeks after the 4-month-old suffered second- ...

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'Sleep positioners' can be infant death traps, FDA warns - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 15:03

Jackson Clarion Ledger

'Sleep positioners' can be infant death traps, FDA warns
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The Mississippi SIDS & Infant Safety Alliance works to educate Mississippians about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Sudden Unexplained Infant Death. Alliance president Cathy Files said the best environment for babies is a flat surface, unaccompanied ...
FDA Says Do Not Use Sleep Positioners For BabyAmerican Council on Science and Health

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Scranton woman faces child endangerment charge - Scranton Times-Tribune

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 01:05

Scranton woman faces child endangerment charge
Scranton Times-Tribune
Rodgers told police she didn't seek medical care because she was afraid the Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services would take the baby after another of her children died from sudden infant death syndrome. She told police she applied ...

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Funeral plea for "amazing" dad-of-six who died 10 days after his sister lost two baby triplets - Mirror.co.uk

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 05:11

Mirror.co.uk

Funeral plea for "amazing" dad-of-six who died 10 days after his sister lost two baby triplets
Mirror.co.uk
Tests are being carried out to discover if they died from sudden infant death syndrome. In a moving tribute after the siblings' death, Sarah said: "We are devastated at the loss of our two beautiful babies, who, along with their brother Ethan, lit up ...
Heartbroken mum loses her brother a week after two triplets died in their sleepYahoo7 News

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Longmont families gather to speak about infant death at Walk to Remember - Longmont Times-Call

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 17:36

Longmont families gather to speak about infant death at Walk to Remember
Longmont Times-Call
That number doesn't account for stillbirths or deaths related to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Laura Bickers is one of the staff chaplains at Longmont United Hospital and serves as a facilitator for the hospital's pregnancy and infant loss ...

Earhart guilty of misdemeanor in death of his infant daughter - Opelika Auburn News

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:13

Opelika Auburn News

Earhart guilty of misdemeanor in death of his infant daughter
Opelika Auburn News
A doctor at the hospital originally told the couple Alania died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, but an autopsy told a different story. The state medical examiner determined the cause of Alania's death to be blunt force trauma. Specifically, the injury ...

Safe infant sleep info now on ambulances - Coeur d'Alene Press

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 05:13

Coeur d'Alene Press

Safe infant sleep info now on ambulances
Coeur d'Alene Press
"We feel very strongly that getting this message out can in fact save lives and prevent sudden infant death." The goal of the increased visibility of this message is to raise awareness and encourage safe sleep environments for infants 1 year and ...

Baby sleep aids linked to 12 deaths pulled from sale - Nottingham Post

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 22:51

Nottingham Post

Baby sleep aids linked to 12 deaths pulled from sale
Nottingham Post
"The positioners are intended to keep a baby in a specific position while sleeping and are intended for infants under 6 months old." To reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, infants should sleep on ...
Baby Sleep Positioners Are Overhyped and Actually Dangerous, Says FDAMom.Me (blog)
Tesco and eBay pull baby sleep positioners linked to 12 deaths in ...Manchester Evening News
Mothercare And Tesco Ban Baby Sleep Positioners After FDA Warns About Risk Of Suffocation And DeathHuffPost UK
Daily Mail -HuffPost UK
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Abnormalities in common brain chemical may help explain SIDS - - Good4Utah

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:51

Good4Utah

Abnormalities in common brain chemical may help explain SIDS -
Good4Utah
SALT LAKE, UT (ABC4UTAH) -- Researchers believe they have found a link that helps explain the cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.
'Sleep Positioners' a Danger to Baby: FDA - Gears Of BizGears Of Biz

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Baby sleep positioners dropped by shops after deaths warning - BBC News

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:33

BBC News

Baby sleep positioners dropped by shops after deaths warning
BBC News
But she said the Trust recommends a firm, flat, waterproof mattress, in a clear cot free of pillows, toys, bumpers and sleep positioners, because the evidence shows that this reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The Trust does not ...

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Mother begs for stolen pictures of newborn who died - KWCH

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:02

KWCH

Mother begs for stolen pictures of newborn who died
KWCH
She says her daughter, Reason, died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome when she was just four-months-old. Hannum says she was in the process of moving and forgot to take some items in her car. She says, Saturday night, someone stole several items ...