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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).
Health literacy can affect new parent's ability to protect infants from injury

Health literacy can affect new parent's ability to protect infants from injury

Efforts to reduce sudden unexpected infant death and prematurity can help close the gap

Efforts to reduce sudden unexpected infant death and prematurity can help close the gap

Prenatal exposure to maternal stress hormones predicts nicotine dependence for daughters

Prenatal exposure to maternal stress hormones predicts nicotine dependence for daughters

Support from lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

Support from lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

Periodic meetings with lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

Periodic meetings with lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

Study: Infants attributed to sudden infant death syndrome may be due to brainstem abnormalities

Study: Infants attributed to sudden infant death syndrome may be due to brainstem abnormalities

Safe sleep environment can reduce risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Safe sleep environment can reduce risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

CDC and NIH collaborate to create Sudden Death in Young Registry

CDC and NIH collaborate to create Sudden Death in Young Registry

Team Ritter to raise funds for John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health at ING NYC Marathon

Team Ritter to raise funds for John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health at ING NYC Marathon

Study: Frequent bedsharing linked with longer duration of breastfeeding

Study: Frequent bedsharing linked with longer duration of breastfeeding

Comprehensive analysis of disease burden in US

Comprehensive analysis of disease burden in US

Campaign to reduce risk of sudden infant death syndrome does not impair infants' rolling abilities

Campaign to reduce risk of sudden infant death syndrome does not impair infants' rolling abilities

Tummy time exercises important for infant's physical and mental development

Tummy time exercises important for infant's physical and mental development

UTHealth study explores ways to reduce infant exposure to secondhand smoke

UTHealth study explores ways to reduce infant exposure to secondhand smoke

Researchers develop new device to battle against secondhand tobacco smoke

Researchers develop new device to battle against secondhand tobacco smoke

University of Michigan poll shows most parents don't always follow pediatrician's advice

University of Michigan poll shows most parents don't always follow pediatrician's advice

Investigators discover two new genes associated with severe early-onset disorders of heart rhythm

Investigators discover two new genes associated with severe early-onset disorders of heart rhythm

SIDS Center of New Jersey launches new initiative to reduce risk of sudden infant death syndrome

SIDS Center of New Jersey launches new initiative to reduce risk of sudden infant death syndrome

Grandparent caregivers unaware of more recent safety and other recommendations

Grandparent caregivers unaware of more recent safety and other recommendations

Jersey Shore University Medical Center recognized as Baby-Friendly hospital

Jersey Shore University Medical Center recognized as Baby-Friendly hospital