infant death syndrome

Delhi collects Rs.90 lakh in tobacco fines


February 28th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A total of Rs.90 lakh were collected as fines for violation of tobacco rules in Delhi, state Health Minister A.K. Walia said Tuesday.While 140,000 people ... Read more...

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Child abuse hospitalised 4,500 US kids in one year


February 7th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) In one year alone, over 4,500 children in the US were hospitalised due to child abuse, and 300 of them died of their injuries, a new ... Read more...

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Alarming number of US kids abused, hospitalised


February 6th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) An "alarming" 4,500-plus children subjected to abuse in the US ended up in hospitals and 300 of them died of injuries in a single year, a ... Read more...

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More kids being born with flattened heads


April 6th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The prevalence of an asymmetrical flattening of the skull seems to be increasing among infants and young children."Plagiocephaly (flattened head) is characterised by unilateral flattening of ... Read more...

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‘Cot deaths’ linked to poor control of breathing and swallowing


April 1st, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists from the Macquarie University in Sydney are one step closer to unearthing mysteries of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), also known as 'cot death'.They found that it ... Read more...

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Redford blames self for son’s death


January 23rd, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Hollywood legend Robert Redford doubts he will ever fully recover from the tragedy of losing his infant son more than 50 years ago.The "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance ... Read more...

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BBC Receives 9,000 Complaints Over “EastEnders” Baby Exchange Episode


January 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) British television soap opera "EastEnders" came under scanner for its harrowing cot death story. A reputed media source reported that the network BBC has received around ... Read more...

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SIDS deaths soar by 33 percent on New Year’s Day: Study


December 16th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): New Year may not be a good start for all, as a new study has found that the number of babies who die of SIDS, or sudden infant ... Read more...

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Why smoking in pregnancy ups baby’s sudden death risk


November 11th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Babies whose mothers smoke during pregnancy have a far higher risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death during the first year of life. ... Read more...

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Mom’s smoking during pregnancy ups SIDS risk


November 10th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that maternal smoking during pregnancy is a major risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), with nicotine likely as the active agent.Researchers ... Read more...

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US study finds smoking, ADHD link


October 8th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 08 (ANI): A new research has found that children exposed to tobacco smoke in their homes suffer higher rates of ADHD and stuttering.The US-based study found children with exposure to ... Read more...

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Sleeping with parents ‘ups risk of sudden death’ in babies


September 30th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that it is highly risky for young babies to sleep in the same bed as their parents.But South Australian Coroner Mark Johns said ... Read more...

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How babies draw their first breath


July 24th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Scientists may have found the answer to the long-standing mystery - how newborn mammals draw their first breath after life in a fluid-filled womb.The find could help them ... Read more...

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Astrocytes, star shaped brain cells, regulate breathing


July 16th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that star shaped brain cells, Astrocytes, which were previously thought to act only as the 'glue' between neurons, have a central role in ... Read more...

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Smoking in public housing poses serious health risks to tenants


June 18th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Scientists in US are calling for a ban on smoking in public housing since it seriously harms not just the smoker, but others living close by."Research shows that ... Read more...

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Kicking the butt before pregnancy could save babies’ lives


June 9th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded that if more women quit smoking before they became pregnant, it would save infant ... Read more...

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Six Months of Breastfeeding Could Save $13B A Year & 1000 Babies


April 6th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 05 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers at Harvard University have released an amazing statement recently. Just by simply breastfeeding babies for 6 months after birth, the lives of almost one thousand babies per ... Read more...

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Lack Of Serotonin Likely Cause Of SIDS In Babies: Study Reports


February 4th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Feb 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study that was conducted recently shows that infants who have lower levels of the brain chemical serotonin, are more likely to die of the Sudden ... Read more...

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Sudden infant deaths linked to low serotonin levels


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) The brains of infants who die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) produce low levels of serotonin, a brain chemical that conveys messages between cells and plays ... Read more...

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Low levels of serotonin linked to sudden infant death syndrome


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists have found a link between low levels of serotonin - a brain chemical that conveys messages between cells - and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).They found ... Read more...

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Parents oblivious about protecting babies from SIDS


December 9th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Placing infants on their backs for sleep can help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). But a study suggests that parents are becoming increasingly oblivious ... Read more...

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Many parents fail to place their babies ‘back to sleep’


December 8th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Making infants sleep on the their backs can help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but not all parents follow the practice religiously, according to ... Read more...

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Unsafe sleeping positions ‘put babies’ life at risk’


August 17th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): More than one third of photos in magazines geared toward women often portray infants in unsafe sleeping positions, possibly increasing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), ... Read more...

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Don’t let your baby sleep the way magazines show


August 17th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) More than a third of pictures in women's magazines depict babies in unsafe sleeping positions, possibly heightening the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), says a new ... Read more...

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Reports Of Robert Redford’s Wedding


July 15th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by GD
Recently, a news is buzzing round the circuit that legendary actor and director Robert Redford has tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony this weekend. The bride in question here is ... Read more...

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Infant deaths in 19th century were actually caused by SIDS


July 15th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): The infant deaths caused in the 19th century, which had been attributed to smothering and overlaying by either a co-sleeper or bedding, were actually crib deaths or Sudden ... Read more...

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Ban smoking in cars with children: expert


June 17th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) A leading British child specialist has called for a ban on smoking in cars that have children in them. Professor Terence Stephenson, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics ... Read more...

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Woman smoker? First heart attack could kill you


June 8th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Nakshab Khan New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Smoking is injurious to health - and more so for women. According to doctors, smoking can lead to multiple complications in women and the very ... Read more...

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Drugs that can effectively treat nicotine-induced SIDS in babies identified


June 4th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): McMaster University researchers say that they have identified a specific class of pharmaceutical drugs that may be effective in treating babies vulnerable to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), ... Read more...

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Simple drug may be solution to sudden infant death syndrome


June 4th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 4 (IANS) A specific class of drugs could be effective in treating babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the unexpected death during sleep of an apparently ... Read more...

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300 million smokers, a million deaths, still China unaware of hazards


June 1st, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 1(ANI): "Smoking is injurious to health". Only few people appear to be aware of this statement in China, as a report revealed on Sunday mentioned that only one-third of the ... Read more...

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Pacifiers don’t interfere with breastfeeding success


April 30th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Giving an infant a pacifier does not interfere with breastfeeding success, say researchers.The team led by Dr Fern Hauck, researcher and associate professor of family medicine and public ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoke exposure ‘ups sudden infant death syndrome risk’


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 22 (ANI): Exposure to cigarette smoke induces abnormalities in babies' brains, thus putting them at increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, say Australian researchers.To reach the conclusion, researchers from ... Read more...

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Blood tests show tobacco smoke residues in non-smokers


April 9th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 9 (IANS) Blood tests show that more than half of non-smokers here have elevated levels of cotinine, a consequence of recent exposure to toxic second-hand smoke. Cotinine, a by-product ... Read more...

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Smoking mum’s babies ‘at increased Sudden Infant Death Syndrome risk’


April 4th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Babies born to mothers who smoke are more likely to be slower to wake or respond to stimulation - and this might explain their raised risk of Sudden ... Read more...

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