The death of a seemingly healthy baby in its sleep, due to an apparent spontaneous cessation of breathing.
- Editor Gottlieb reports that more cases of the sudden infant death syndrome (cot deaths) occur in day care than at home.
- Maternal smoking is a major risk factor for late fetal death and the sudden infant death syndrome.
- Some studies have suggested a link between the sudden infant death syndrome and primary immunisation, but most have failed to show a link.
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