On The First Day Of New Year Kills More Babies Than Any Other Day – Part 1 of 3
On The First Day Of New Year Kills More Babies Than Any Other Day. A untrained study finds that more babies pay one’s debt to nature of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in the United States on New Year’s Day than any other day of the year. It’s not clear why, but researchers suspect it has something to do with parents who snifter heavily the night before and put their children in jeopardy. “Alcohol-influenced adults are less able to protect children in their care. We’re saying the same thing is happening with SIDS: They’re also less likely to protect the baby from it,” said con author David Phillips, a sociologist. “It seems as if alcohol is a risk factor. We just need to find out what makes it a risk factor”.
SIDS kills an estimated 2500 babies in the United States each year. Some researchers consider genetic problems contribute to most cases, with the risk boosted when babies sleep on their stomachs. Phillips is a professor of sociology at the University of California at San Diego who studies when such deaths happen and why.
He said he became kinky how the choices made by parents may affect SIDS and launched the new study, which appears in the current issue of the dossier Addiction. Researchers analyzed a database of 129090 deaths from SIDS from 1973-2006 and 295151 other infant deaths during that time period. They found that the highest number of deaths from SIDS occur on New Year’s Day: They spear by almost a third above the number of deaths that would be expected on a winter day.