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1 New Clues Into Causes Of SIDS Nov 2, 2006 •B y Mil ie Martinez , KOLD News 13 New research is giving doctors clues to what causes SIDS, and some of it is going on in Tucson. More children die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in one year -- than al who die of AIDS, cancer, pneumonia, and other diseases combined. What makes it even scarier -- knowing it can't be predicted or prevented. .. even by a physician. University of Arizona Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Bil Marshal says it's important parents monitor their newborns. SIDS -- also known as the silent kil er -- claims thousands of lives each year. Eight babies died of SIDS in Tucson last year, and even though that number is relatively low, researchers say that's too many. But, recent findings wil hopeful y save lives. Research out of Boston, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests babies who die from SIDS may have abnormalities in the brain stem, which regulates breathing among other things. Bil said, "This study is showing some changes in the neuron structure of the brain and its very encouraging for treatment or prevention." Researchers are pushing the envelope. Already doctors have been able to determine that placing infants on their backs are safer than those sleeping on their stomachs and informing pregnant women
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2008 for the course HD 220 taught by Professor Anon during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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