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2003-08-11 00:00:00
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SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is the death of an apparently healthy infant that remains unexplained after a thorough autopsy and death scene investigation. There appears to be no suffering in most cases; death occurs very rapidly, usually during sleep. SIDS is the leading killer of infants between one week and one year with an approximate rate of two per thousand live births (1 in 500). 6,000-7,000 babies die of SIDS every year in the US. The peak age is around two to four months and the majority of the deaths occur during the winter months (October to April in the Northern Hemisphere). Researchers believe that SIDS probably has more than one cause, although the final process appears to be similar in most cases. SIDS can not predicted, prevented, or reversed. [This was excerpted from a FAQ in misc.kids. Copyright 1995, Margaret Gibbs. Use and copying of this information are permitted as long as (1) no fees or compensation are charged for use, copies or access to this information, and (2) this copyright notice is included intact.]

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