Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death of a child under 1 year of age. The causes of SIDS are unknown, and SIDS risk peaks between 2-4 months of age. Placing the baby on his or her back to sleep and the use of home cardiorespiratory monitoring may help to prevent SIDS.
Autopsy Autopsy is a medical procedure that involves the examination of a deceased persons body. The word autopsy is derived from the Greek word autopsia, which means "to see with one's own eyes." There are a variety of reasons to perform an autopsy on a deceased individual. There are autopsy regulations in which an autospy reported is deemed. An autopsy varies according to the extent and purpose of examination. When the autopsy report lists medical diagnoses and a summary of the case.
Expert Views and News
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