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New clues found in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

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A new study out of Boston Children's Hospital suggests a cause for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) other than the known risk factors like blankets, bumper pads and smoke exposure.

Researchers there studied the autopsy results of fifteen babies who died from SIDS in safe environments, meaning there was no chance they were suffocated by bedding or cigarette smoke and those of 35 babies who died from SIDS in unsafe environments. They were compared to infants who died from other conditions.

Researchers found chemical abnormalities in the brainstems of the SIDS babies, regardless of their sleep environment, suggesting they had this abnormality before they died.

The study is published in the journal, Pediatrics.

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