Cot deaths linked to smoking29th January 2010
Findings reported in the journal Hypertension suggest that babies exposed to smoke while in the womb may have a higher risk of cot death because they suffer circulation problems.
The study shows that newborn babies who had been exposed to smoke had abnormal heart rates and spikes in their blood pressure, which made their hearts work harder even when sleeping. The Royal College of Midwives said the findings support what is already known - that smoking during pregnancy can harm the developing foetus.
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Title: Cot deaths linked to smoking
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13922
Date Added: 29th Jan 2010