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

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

Paramedic care improves survival for paediatric patients who suffer cardiac arrest outside of hospital

Paramedic care improves survival for paediatric patients who suffer cardiac arrest outside of hospital

Breastfeeding may lead to substantial reduction in common infections among Indigenous babies

Breastfeeding may lead to substantial reduction in common infections among Indigenous babies

Lund University researchers discovered 'main switch' that regulates cell invaginations

Lund University researchers discovered 'main switch' that regulates cell invaginations

New moms don't receive advice on infant care from physicians, study finds

New moms don't receive advice on infant care from physicians, study finds

Family, cultural and geographical factors influence unsafe sleep position of infants

Family, cultural and geographical factors influence unsafe sleep position of infants

One in four nonsmokers still exposed to secondhand smoke, shows CDC report

One in four nonsmokers still exposed to secondhand smoke, shows CDC report

Prone position linked to epilepsy sudden death risk

Prone position linked to epilepsy sudden death risk

AMBER unveils new bone repair technology

AMBER unveils new bone repair technology

Researchers discuss effects of mother-infant bedsharing

Researchers discuss effects of mother-infant bedsharing

Unsafe infant bedding increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome

Unsafe infant bedding increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome

Children who received home visits from nurses are less likely to die from preventable causes

Children who received home visits from nurses are less likely to die from preventable causes

Motivational interviewing reduces secondhand smoke exposure among children living in households

Motivational interviewing reduces secondhand smoke exposure among children living in households

Special issue discusses the value of academic technology transfer beyond money

Special issue discusses the value of academic technology transfer beyond money

People who have uncontrolled seizures are at heightened risk for SUDEP

People who have uncontrolled seizures are at heightened risk for SUDEP

Only two-thirds of full-term infants are placed back-to-sleep, says neonatologist

Only two-thirds of full-term infants are placed back-to-sleep, says neonatologist

Families do not always follow recommendations to reduce risk of sleep-related infant death

Families do not always follow recommendations to reduce risk of sleep-related infant death

Vanderbilt participates in national study to evaluate effectiveness of group prenatal care

Vanderbilt participates in national study to evaluate effectiveness of group prenatal care

Research sheds new light onto possible causes of sudden infant death syndrome

Research sheds new light onto possible causes of sudden infant death syndrome

Infants who experience ALTEs have abnormal regulation of esophageal function

Infants who experience ALTEs have abnormal regulation of esophageal function