Two New Studies Provide Insights on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Two New Studies Provide Insights on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

A study just presented at a medical conference in Europe reports that siblings of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) victims have a four-fold higher risk of SIDS. Researchers recommend that autopsies should be carried out on SIDS victims and that family members should undergo cardiology tests. More...

In contrast, another study, just published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, suggests that genetic heart diseases cause fewer cases of SIDS than previously thought. Researchers suggest their findings may help prevent unnecessary genetic testing of surviving family members. More...

The incidence of SIDS has declined in the last 20 years following public health campaigns to avoid placing infants in the prone sleeping position and avoid smoking during pregnancy or when near infants.

 

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