infant death


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Noun1.infant death - sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
death - the absence of life or state of being dead; "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"
sleep apnea - apnea that occurs during sleep
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UMMC is participating in a citywide plan that has helped reduce infant deaths by more than 50 percent in the last five years to the lowest sleep-related infant death rate ever recorded in the city of Baltimore.
It is shocking that the UK has one of the highest infant death rates in Europe.
Researchers have begun to identify a number of risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS, also known as cot death), including swaddling, dressing the infant too warmly, and other behaviors that may cause the sleeping child to overheat.
An unexplained infant death is recorded when a baby dies suddenly from cot death, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or another way that doctors cannot determine.
New figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed a rise in the number of cot deaths - also known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - in the region.
According to the ONS figures, the total number of unexplained infant deaths (sometimes referred to as "cot deaths" or SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome) in Wales in 2012 was 13 while in 2004 the figure was more than double at 28.
For 2004-12 as a whole, Wales and the north west of England saw the highest sudden infant death rates across England and Wales, the north west having suffered an overall rate of 0.
Lanzhou, Safar 24, 1435, Dec 27, 2013, SPA -- Health authorities in northwest China's Gansu Province said late Friday that they are investigating a new infant death linked to hepatitis B vaccination, the 11th such case in the country since November.
Dr Ruth Bell and Peter Tennant, Newcastle University, UK, and colleagues from Newcastle University, and the South Tees NHS Trust, UK and Public Health England used unique sources of data from several long-standing population-based registers in the north of England to investigate the association between pre-existing diabetes and the risks of fetal and infant death in offspring without congenital anomalies.
Statistics indicate that Aboriginal babies are four-times more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome than other infants in the province.
national campaign to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome has entered a new phase and will now encompass all sleep-related, sudden unexpected infant deaths, officials of the National Institutes of Health announced today.
Some infant deaths attributed to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may be vaccine-related, perhaps due to overvaccination.

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