01/18/2012 07:48 pm ET Updated Mar 19, 2012

Unexplained Infant Deaths To Be Recorded In New Database

In recent years, the number of reported cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has declined, with a 50 percent drop reported since 1990.

While that's good news on the surface, researchers are now hoping to determine whether this is due to true public health improvements, or is simply a difference in how deaths are recorded, by creating a new database.