Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) News and Research

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than one year old. It is the leading cause of death in children between one month and one year of age. Most SIDS deaths happen when babies are between 2 months and 4 months of age.
New Lullaby Trust-funded study could prevent sudden, unexpected deaths of babies and children

New Lullaby Trust-funded study could prevent sudden, unexpected deaths of babies and children

Babies should sleep in their own beds during first three months to reduce risk of SIDS

Babies should sleep in their own beds during first three months to reduce risk of SIDS

Epilepsy deaths should be considered a public health priority, say doctors

Epilepsy deaths should be considered a public health priority, say doctors

Researchers call for improved cause-of-death reporting to advance understanding of epilepsy

Researchers call for improved cause-of-death reporting to advance understanding of epilepsy

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

Non-invasive autopsy service nominated for national award

Non-invasive autopsy service nominated for national award

Prone position linked to epilepsy sudden death risk

Prone position linked to epilepsy sudden death risk

Researchers discuss effects of mother-infant bedsharing

Researchers discuss effects of mother-infant bedsharing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grandparent caregivers unaware of more recent safety and other recommendations

Grandparent caregivers unaware of more recent safety and other recommendations