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Cot death or crib death is sudden and unexpected death of a baby within 1 year of age. In most cases the reasons for death after a post-mortem examination remain unexplained and the death may be registered as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), sudden infant death, or sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUID).
Turtle study offers insight into where and how movements are actually generated

Turtle study offers insight into where and how movements are actually generated

Study identifies potential genetic link in sudden infant death syndrome

Study identifies potential genetic link in sudden infant death syndrome

Genetic links to cot deaths found in new research

Genetic links to cot deaths found in new research

Younger siblings of SIDS victims have four-fold increased risk of sudden death

Younger siblings of SIDS victims have four-fold increased risk of sudden death

Report reveals differences in non-Hispanic black and white infant mortality rates in the US

Report reveals differences in non-Hispanic black and white infant mortality rates in the US

Preventing sudden unexpected deaths of babies and children: an interview with Professor Peter Fleming

Preventing sudden unexpected deaths of babies and children: an interview with Professor Peter Fleming

Scientists use novel brainstem model to determine how the brain controls breathing

Scientists use novel brainstem model to determine how the brain controls breathing

Educating parents on healthy infant sleep-related behaviors may help prevent childhood obesity

Educating parents on healthy infant sleep-related behaviors may help prevent childhood obesity

Health professionals should make parents aware of SIDS risk factors

Health professionals should make parents aware of SIDS risk factors

Study links infant swaddling for sleep with SIDS risk

Study links infant swaddling for sleep with SIDS risk

Many teenage mothers do not follow safe sleeping practices for preventing SIDS

Many teenage mothers do not follow safe sleeping practices for preventing SIDS

OASIS study to investigate link between SIDS and alteration on newborn hearing screen test

OASIS study to investigate link between SIDS and alteration on newborn hearing screen test

New Lullaby Trust-funded study could prevent sudden, unexpected deaths of babies and children

New Lullaby Trust-funded study could prevent sudden, unexpected deaths of babies and children

Providence Health System earns Baby-Friendly designation

Providence Health System earns Baby-Friendly designation

Babies should sleep in their own beds during first three months to reduce risk of SIDS

Babies should sleep in their own beds during first three months to reduce risk of SIDS

Pre-pregnancy obesity strongly linked to infant mortality

Pre-pregnancy obesity strongly linked to infant mortality

Pulmonary neuroendocrine cells act like sensor to orchestrate immune response

Pulmonary neuroendocrine cells act like sensor to orchestrate immune response

Epilepsy deaths should be considered a public health priority, say doctors

Epilepsy deaths should be considered a public health priority, say doctors

Researchers call for improved cause-of-death reporting to advance understanding of epilepsy

Researchers call for improved cause-of-death reporting to advance understanding of epilepsy

Infant death risk higher for mothers who gain weight gain between pregnancies

Infant death risk higher for mothers who gain weight gain between pregnancies