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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).
American Academy of Pediatrics expands guidelines on safe sleep for babies

American Academy of Pediatrics expands guidelines on safe sleep for babies

Roundup: Brewer defends request for exchange funds; Calif. governor signs maternity benefit bill

Roundup: Brewer defends request for exchange funds; Calif. governor signs maternity benefit bill

Sleeping with baby: the dangers quantified

Sleeping with baby: the dangers quantified

Noninvasive method can detect sudden infant death syndrome, sleep apnea

Noninvasive method can detect sudden infant death syndrome, sleep apnea

Kids around smokers lose more school days than peers

Kids around smokers lose more school days than peers

First 5 LA awards Valley Presbyterian Hospital $500,000 to improve breastfeeding rates

First 5 LA awards Valley Presbyterian Hospital $500,000 to improve breastfeeding rates

Hospitals not doing enough to encourage breastfeeding among new mothers: CDC report

Hospitals not doing enough to encourage breastfeeding among new mothers: CDC report

Study looks at bed-sharing and effect on child behavior

Study looks at bed-sharing and effect on child behavior

Bedsharing in toddlerhood does not negatively affect children's behavior and cognition

Bedsharing in toddlerhood does not negatively affect children's behavior and cognition

New BGU system could prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

New BGU system could prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Secondhand smoke linked to ADHD, learning and behavioral disorders in kids

Secondhand smoke linked to ADHD, learning and behavioral disorders in kids

Study analyzes breast-feeding frequency of infants in eight inner-city Philadelphia health centers

Study analyzes breast-feeding frequency of infants in eight inner-city Philadelphia health centers

New microchip sensor can detect individual's respiratory rate

New microchip sensor can detect individual's respiratory rate

Asymmetrical flattening of the skull increasing in infants and young children

Asymmetrical flattening of the skull increasing in infants and young children

New research sheds light on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

New research sheds light on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

New review finds no link between pacifiers and breastfeeding problems

New review finds no link between pacifiers and breastfeeding problems

Special issue highlights need for specialist evaluation, conservative treatment of infants with DP

Special issue highlights need for specialist evaluation, conservative treatment of infants with DP

SIDS deaths surge 33% on New Year's Day

SIDS deaths surge 33% on New Year's Day

Apartment living exposes kids to more second-hand smoke

Apartment living exposes kids to more second-hand smoke

Multi-unit dwellings contribute to children's exposure to tobacco smoke

Multi-unit dwellings contribute to children's exposure to tobacco smoke