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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).
UAF scientists discover evolutionary origin of air breathing in vertebrates

UAF scientists discover evolutionary origin of air breathing in vertebrates

Secondhand smoke continues to take a grievous toll on nonsmokers

Secondhand smoke continues to take a grievous toll on nonsmokers

‘Rooming in’ benefits both mother and baby: New review

‘Rooming in’ benefits both mother and baby: New review

Lack of Atoh1 master gene can lead to sudden infant death syndrome

Lack of Atoh1 master gene can lead to sudden infant death syndrome

Vanderbilt University signs TIPQC to increase breast-feeding in hospitals and delivery centers

Vanderbilt University signs TIPQC to increase breast-feeding in hospitals and delivery centers

Internet searches related to infant sleep safety often do not reflect AAP recommendations

Internet searches related to infant sleep safety often do not reflect AAP recommendations

Pennsylvania Hospital to participate in Best Fed Beginnings

Pennsylvania Hospital to participate in Best Fed Beginnings

Tiniest and heaviest fetuses at increased risk of being stillborn

Tiniest and heaviest fetuses at increased risk of being stillborn

Contingency management programs an effective way to reduce smoking in pregnant women

Contingency management programs an effective way to reduce smoking in pregnant women

New research challenges recommendation to restrict soothers in breastfeeding infants

New research challenges recommendation to restrict soothers in breastfeeding infants

Safe, separate sleep environments for infants are critical to preventing SUIDs

Safe, separate sleep environments for infants are critical to preventing SUIDs

Key points about head shape asymmetry treatment

Key points about head shape asymmetry treatment

New drive to prevent youngsters from inhaling second-hand smoke at home

New drive to prevent youngsters from inhaling second-hand smoke at home

Urban children more likely to be smokers

Urban children more likely to be smokers

Glial cells inhibit growth of brainstem neurons

Glial cells inhibit growth of brainstem neurons

Sharp rise in incidence of children hospitalizations due to physical abuse

Sharp rise in incidence of children hospitalizations due to physical abuse

Tips for parents to safeguard their children

Tips for parents to safeguard their children

American Academy of Pediatrics expands sleep safety guidelines

American Academy of Pediatrics expands sleep safety guidelines

Many parents still place their infants in unsafe sleep settings

Many parents still place their infants in unsafe sleep settings

Study highlights profound impact of maternal separation on infants

Study highlights profound impact of maternal separation on infants