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Are High-Tech Baby Monitors Worth It? Or Even Safe?

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- That wearable oxygen monitor you bought for your baby could be feeding you bad information, researchers report. Tests of two infant oxygen monitors sold directly to consumers have raised serious…

E-Cigarettes, Nicotine Patch During Pregnancy May Hike SIDS Risk

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Using any form of nicotine during pregnancy or while nursing may raise a baby's risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), new animal research suggests. The findings indicate that nicotine patches…

Baby Sitters, Relatives Often Unaware of SIDS Risk

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's risk of death from being placed in an unsafe sleeping position or location is higher when they're under the care of a baby sitter, relative or friend, a new study found. The finding shows…

Babies Face Higher SIDS Risk in Certain States

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of some 3,500 babies in the United States each year, but its toll is far heavier in some states than others, health officials report. "Despite…