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Shaken baby syndrome is a type of inflicted traumatic brain injury that happens when a baby is violently shaken. A baby has weak neck muscles and a large, heavy head. Shaking makes the fragile brain bounce back and forth inside the skull and causes bruising, swelling, and bleeding, which can lead to permanent, severe brain damage or death. The characteristic injuries of shaken baby syndrome are subdural hemorrhages (bleeding in the brain), retinal hemorrhages (bleeding in the retina), damage to the spinal cord and neck, and fractures of the ribs and bones. These injuries may not be immediately noticeable. Symptoms of shaken baby syndrome include extreme irritability, lethargy, poor feeding, breathing problems, convulsions, vomiting, and pale or bluish skin. Shaken baby injuries usually occur in children younger than 2 years old, but may be seen in children up to the age of 5.
Drops containing a specific probiotic strain can reduce colic in infants

Drops containing a specific probiotic strain can reduce colic in infants

A combination of sensory stimuli can help soothe crying babies, study reveals

A combination of sensory stimuli can help soothe crying babies, study reveals

Researchers develop blood test to detect intracranial bleeding in infants with abusive head trauma

Researchers develop blood test to detect intracranial bleeding in infants with abusive head trauma

Many medical specialists accept shaken baby syndrome as valid medical diagnosis

Many medical specialists accept shaken baby syndrome as valid medical diagnosis

Study shows physicians accept shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma as valid diagnoses

Study shows physicians accept shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma as valid diagnoses

Study provides more insights into abusive head injury in small children

Study provides more insights into abusive head injury in small children

Supportive leadership can help overcome language barriers to educate new parents about SBS/AHT

Supportive leadership can help overcome language barriers to educate new parents about SBS/AHT

Study finds no link between intervention and state-level rates of shaken baby cases

Study finds no link between intervention and state-level rates of shaken baby cases

Longer looks: New doubts about shaken baby syndrome; arresting the mentally ill; self-help therapy

Longer looks: New doubts about shaken baby syndrome; arresting the mentally ill; self-help therapy

Spaceflights cause cellular-level damage and may lead to long-term vision problems

Spaceflights cause cellular-level damage and may lead to long-term vision problems

Conference to provide scientific research on shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma

Conference to provide scientific research on shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma

Mothers who suffer migraine headaches more likely to have babies with colic

Mothers who suffer migraine headaches more likely to have babies with colic

USC School of Medicine professor to present keynote on prevention of SBS at Texas conference

USC School of Medicine professor to present keynote on prevention of SBS at Texas conference

Traumatic brain injury causes $6.8 billion worth of economic trauma in Texas

Traumatic brain injury causes $6.8 billion worth of economic trauma in Texas

Collaborative project to consider new hypotheses for causation of subdural hematomas in SBS

Collaborative project to consider new hypotheses for causation of subdural hematomas in SBS

Researchers observe marked increase in abusive head traumas during economic downturn

Researchers observe marked increase in abusive head traumas during economic downturn

Handheld SD-OCT device helps examine vitreoretinal interface in infants with SBS

Handheld SD-OCT device helps examine vitreoretinal interface in infants with SBS

Educational materials for new mothers may prevent shaken baby syndrome

Educational materials for new mothers may prevent shaken baby syndrome

Severe retinal hemorrhaging in young children linked to severe motor vehicle crashes

Severe retinal hemorrhaging in young children linked to severe motor vehicle crashes

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken Baby Syndrome