What Causes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome? – The Atlantic

A new study hints at the possibility of a forensic test for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and inches closer to the possibility of preventative screening.

Empty cots are lined up for newborns at a Munich hospital in 2011.

Empty cots are lined up for newborns at a Munich hospital in 2011.Michaela Rehle / Reuters

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is not common, exactly, but it isn’t rare either. And despite a considerable decline in SIDS over the past 20 years, it remains the leading cause of death among babies between 1 month old and 1 year old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/07/the-link-between-sids-and-serotonin/532491/?utm_source=atlfb

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