With over 30 infant deaths linked to its popular Rock n' Play sleeper, Fisher-Price conducted a voluntary recall of the product. The Consumer Product Safety Commission also advised parents to immediately stop using the product.
Public Health April 14, 2019
Consumers are being warned about all models of a particular Fisher Price product. So far, 10 infant deaths related to using the product have been reported since 2015.
Feature | Health April 6, 2019
A new study found that the number of cigarettes smoked by pregnant women impacts a baby's risk of dying from SUID. Adding even one cigarette per day could double the risk associated with infants' sudden, unexpected deaths.
Public Health March 12, 2019
The FDA is warning parents against using teething bracelets or necklaces. There are already several reports of injury or death from choking or strangulation because of teething jewelry.
Public Health December 20, 2018
Preterm birth rates are on the rise in the United States for the third year in a row. The rate difference seems small, but it amounts to about 27,000 babies born prematurely since 2014.
Public Health November 2, 2018
A new study has identified a genetic mutation known as SCN4A to be among the causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. However, crib death can still be caused by many other factors which, luckily, are preventable.
Public Health March 29, 2018
The Oklahoma couple who carried their terminally ill baby to full term says their heartbreaking goodbyes. Eva Young’s organs will be donated to give hope to other kids.
Feature | Health April 28, 2017
U.S. states are following Finland’s footsteps by giving away baby boxes to families with newborn babies. Can this initiative help lower rates of sudden infant death syndrome in the country?
Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 2017
Parents are eyeing simple cardboard boxes for babies and a safe, sound sleep. The idea, inspired by a Finnish program decades ago, is designed to help curb U.S. infant mortalities due to sudden infant death syndrome.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2017
The Irish Ministry finally confirms a gruesome speculation surrounding a former Mother and Baby home in Tuam in Ireland. A significant number of children's remains have been unearthed after two excavations.
Feature | Health March 4, 2017
The American Academy of Pediatrics gave parents advice to greatly reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. The recommendations largely discuss creating a safe sleeping environment for an infant to avoid SIDS.
Public Health October 25, 2016
Sudden death syndrome among infants has urged the American Academy of Pediatricians to issue a series of updated recommendation. Sleeping in the same room, but not the same bed, for the first six months up to a year is recommended.
Public Health October 24, 2016
The plot (and air) thickens. A recent analysis strengthens the alleged link between air pollution and increased stillbirth risks during the 28th week of pregnancy or even later.
Public Health May 25, 2016
A coroner's report in the UK confirmed a baby's death from severe brain damage after his mother was refused C-section birth reportedly due to maternal delivery cost considerations. The case also raised the matter of women's right to their personal choices in maternity care.
Life April 16, 2016
Low birth weight infants commonly face health problems during the first months of life. In a new study, researchers found that kangaroo-style care, which involves skin-to-skin contact, may significantly improve the health of these babies.
Life December 24, 2015
An increasing number of infants are dying because of accidents related to crib bumpers, according to a new study. Many of the incidents involved babies getting their face caught in the bumpers and suffocating or getting stuck between the padded fabric and another object in the crib.
Life November 27, 2015
In a study on more than 1.3 million births in England, babies born in hospitals at the weekends had a significantly greater chance of dying than those delivered on weekdays. The infant death rates raised concerns on hospital care across the week.
Life November 25, 2015
Researchers reporting in JAMA Pediatrics found that regular staph was as dangerous as superbugs such as MRSA in infants. Hand hygiene was recommended as a cost-effective and easy to perform intervention to prevent spread of infection.
Life October 19, 2015
An infant had died after sufferring from suffocation while sleeping with both parents and a sibling in the same bed. A UK coroner had warned parents against this sleeping practice, saying it could indeed increase the risk of death among young children.
Life October 16, 2015
For the first time, stillbirths in the U.S. outnumbered infant deaths. The finding calls for improved understanding on what causes stillbirths and ways to prevent it.
Life July 27, 2015
Researchers have discovered that babies sleeping in higher altitudes are at higher risk of succumbing to sudden infant death syndrome, highlighting the importance of safe sleeping practices for babies living up high.
Life May 26, 2015