News of Interest for Late-in-Life Moms June 2, 2008
News to know:
Congrats to celebrity Daddy-Come-Lately, actor Jack Black, 38, and his wife, Tanya, 37, a singer ans musician, whose second son was born "about a week ago."
Germs may play role in sudden baby deaths
Researchers say bacteria may be a contributing factor in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) one of the leading causes of death for children under 1.
According to a study published in the Lancet, researchers found potentially dangerous bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli in nearly half of all babies who died suddenly and without explanation over a decade at a London hospital.
For moms, more kids can mean fewer teeth
Women who gave birth to more children tended to lose more teeth during their lives, regardless of whether they were rich or poor, U.S researchers found
C-sections may be behind rise of preemie births
Premature births of U.S. babies have been climbing since the mid-1990s and the increase is being driven by Caesarean section deliveries, according to a new study. From 1996 to 2004, the rate of premature births rose by about 10 percent.