Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
News » Spate of shaken baby syndrome offences increases awareness

Spate of shaken baby syndrome offences increases awareness

Shaken baby syndrome is a term given to the situation where an infant is abused by a carer (most commonly a de facto parent) causing broken bones, bleeding and swelling in the brain, hemorrhages in the eyes, bruises and other skin lesions, which can lead to permanent brain damage or death. Carers can face serious criminal charges for abusing the child, or murder charges for the death of the child. Some groups still believe that the condition can often be misdiagnosed, however, 1,200 1,400 incidences are registered every year, with 25% of them ending in death of the infant.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Spate of shaken baby syndrome offences increases awareness

Date: 16 November 2005

Source: The

Author: Brittney Booth


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Robotic surgery provides noninvasive fibroid treatment alternative to hysterectomy
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever on the move
  • Rotavirus vaccine development
  • Rules for sore muscles
  • Running and jumping better than swimming and cycling for building bones
  • Rural blacks fare the worst with regards to diabetes and hypertension
  • Sadness or grief is not depression
  • Safe sex does not necessarily prevent STDs
  • Salt intake linked to heartburn risk
  • Salt-water aerosol may help spread of certain infectious diseases

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise