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What does SIDS stand for?

SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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Decreased levels in the brainstem of serotonin (5-HT--a chemical that helps to regulate breathing, blood pressure and heart rate in the brain during sleep) and tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH2--an enzyme involved in the synthesis of serotonin) are associated with an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), researchers have concluded.
Infants who slept in a bedroom with a fan ventilating the air had a 72 percent lower risk of Sudden infant Death Syndrome compared to infants who slept in a bedroom without a Ian, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.
Sir Roy Meadow, a distinguished pediatrician and expert in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome evidence, was struck off by the doctors' regulatory body after giving misleading statistical evidence that helped convict a mother of murdering her children.
I cannot imagine anything worse for an innocent mother than to lose her new-born child to sudden infant death syndrome, and then be wrongly accused of killing her own baby.
People should not confuse SUID with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), (1) which refers to the sudden death of a child under 1 year of age that remains unexplained even after a thorough case investigation (2)--scientists call it a "diagnosis of exclusion.
Carl Streator, a reporter doing a routine series on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, stumbles across an anthologized lullaby that's really an ancient African "culling song.