A disciplinary hearing has begun against a pathologist whose research challenges child-abuse assumptions. She is the second doctor to be accused in five years
Emily DeFries' attorneys suggested that the toddler's sister caused the fatal injuries ruled as blunt force trauma and Shaken Baby Syndrome.
When murder charges were dropped last month against Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy—who cared for a 1-year-old baby in Cambridge, Mass., who died of what looked like shaken baby syndrome in 2013—it was only the second time since 2006 that the state medical examiner changed the manner of...
For years, doctors swore by the symptoms of head trauma that were accepted as evidence of a crime against a child. Now, a growing number are not so sure.
In 1997, a young British nanny charged with murder brought shaken baby syndrome into the national spotlight, and raised a scientific debate that continues to shape child abuse cases today.
Antivaccine activists amuse me. Obviously, I think they are a major risk to public health. Their relentless demonization of vaccines as causing autism, autoimmune diseases, “shaken baby syndrome,” and even sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) serves no purpose other than to frighten parents and discourage them from vaccinating. As despicable as some of their antics…
Researchers have created a tool that they say could help doctors identify children who are at risk of death from abusive head trauma, or shaken baby syndrome.
By Mary Romaniec Perhaps it is just the cynic in me that I can rarely look at a media news story without a measure of skepticism. And perhaps it is also that my job as a reporter has me looking...
A recent series of articles in the Washington Post and a segment on NPR have caused quite a stir. The articles are about what we have called for decades shaken baby syndrome. It can be fatal. We now use the term non-accidental head trauma. This term replaced the older one because it is more specific; children […]
TEMPE, AZ - A teenage father was arrested in Tempe on Tuesday after his 2-week-old son suffered injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome, a court document stated.Anthony Estrada, 19, and Savionne Schartzbauer arrived at Banner Desert...Show More Summary
Anthony Estrada, a 19-year-old teen father in Tempe, Arizona, has been arrested after bringing his son to the hospital with injuries related to “Shaken Baby Syndrome.” Estrada claims that he “lost control” of the two-week old boy. He...Show More Summary
Whenever I discuss the concept of being “antivaccine” and how almost nobody wants to have the label “antivaccine” applied ot her, it’s not uncommon that I hear the whinging retort from antivaccinationists claiming that “I’m not antivaccine; I’m pro-vaccine safety,” or some similar claim. Of course, whenever I see antivaccinationists likening vaccination to the Holocaust…
A Rockville daycare operator has been charged with child abuse amid allegations she shook a nine-month-old girl and injured her brain, according to court records.Ana Valentin, 40, who operates My Angel and Me Daycare out of her home, was arrested earlier this month, and is free on bond, police officials said Friday. Show More Summary
Washington Post today launches an investigative series on dubious Shaken Baby Syndrome convictions. “In Illinois, a federal judge who recently freed a mother of two after nearly a decade in prison called Shaken Baby Syndrome ‘more an...Show More Summary
An expert weighs in on controversies in the science of "Shaken Baby Syndrome" cases
JUSTICE: ‘Shaken baby’ doubters give cases another look. The New England Innocence Project is looking at “several” Bay State cases where a person was convicted of murder following a diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome, saying the science behind that conclusion is not sound — the same argument now being made by lawyers for an Irish [...]
Shaken Baby Syndrome is a horrible, disgusting crime and should never be taken lightly. But do you know what SHOULD be taken lightly? Middle school students losing their shit over taking a class at Churchville-Chili Middle School inShow More Summary
Shaken Baby Syndrome is somewhat taboo and simple prevention tactics aren't talked about often with parents, significant others, family members, and caretakers. The post Keep Your Cool: A Father’s Message to Other Fathers About Shaken Baby Syndrome appeared first on The Good Men Project.
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New insight into Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) casts doubt on criminal convictions [Radley Balko, earlier here, etc.] “The Shadow Lengthens: The Continuing Threat of Regulation by Prosecution” [James Copland and Isaac Gorodetski, Manhattan...Show More Summary