Severe cold weather leading to breathing trouble, along with low birth weight and infection were the prime causes behind the crib deaths
Also known as crib death
, SIDS is the sudden death of an infant that remains unexplained after a forensic autopsy.
According to the SIDS Alliance, more children die of SIDS in one year than all those who die of cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, child abuse, AIDS, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined during their first 14 years; there are more than 7,000 crib deaths
THE procession of crib deaths
continues to haunt the Mamata Banerjee- led West Bengal government as 24 infants died at a staterun hospital in Malda district in the past five days.
THE appaling state of health infrastructure in West Bengal had been exposed by the crib deaths
at the Malda district hospital last year.
As a result, infant crib deaths
have declined significantly.
Washington, July 15 (ANI): The infant deaths caused in the 19th century, which had been attributed to smothering and overlaying by either a co-sleeper or bedding, were actually crib deaths
or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), according to an expert.
Consumer Product Safety Commission, annual crib deaths
now number fewer than sixteen.
A paranoid Didi sees a conspiracy in everything -- from the deteriorating law and order situation in Kolkata to the crib deaths
It's too early to jump to conclusions that there has been a spurt in crib deaths
at the hospital," Dr Asit Biswas, the official spokesperson of the State's Health Department told Gulf News.
In a couple of wondrously deft pages, he tracks a complex history of a half-century of concern for the mysterious crib deaths
that came to be called Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).