cot death


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cot death

the unexplained sudden death of an infant during sleep
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The walk will take place at Chester-le-Street on the May 17, 2008 at 11am, with all proceeds going to the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) to help fund cot death research and support.
And the situation has been exacerbated because the majority of the generation now becoming grandparents became parents significantly before 1991, when information about how to avoid cot death was far less sophisticated, says Polly Taylor, of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or cot death, is a natural death and medical science has not found a cause for it," she said.
The research, which was funded by the Scottish Cot Death Trust, was carried out at Glasgow University between 1996 and 2000.
Researchers at Cambridge University and the Department of Public Health at Greater Glasgow Health Board concluded that this put the babies at greater risk from environmental stresses after birth, such as cigarette smoke, which is known to increase the incidence of cot death.
Joyce Epstein, director of Foundation for the Study of Infant Death said they welcomed the figures but there was still confusion on what was officially classified as a cot death.
A new study claims that bedsharing with infants under eight weeks increases the risk of cot death.
The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) has changed its advice after new research into the cot death risk factors.
Paediatrician Dr Richard Wilson said: "There is no known gadget or device that will prevent cot death.
The exact causes of cot death are still unknown, and there is therefore no advice that can absolutely guarantee that it can always be prevented.
They were raising cash for the Scottish Cot Death Trust.
The comprehensive study, carried out at Bristol University's Institute of Child Life and Health, reviewed existing evidence from numerous studies on smoking and cot death.