Asphyxia most likely cause of SIDS: study

 Asphyxia rather than infection or trauma is more likely to be involved in SIDS deaths, an Australian study finds.

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found that telltale signs in the brains of babies that have died of SIDS are remarkably similar to those of children who died of accidental asphyxiation.

The study, lead by prominent forensic pathologist, Professor Roger Byard AO and published in Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology, compared 176 children who died from head

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