October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month.
October is SIDS Awareness Month. Learn more about the problem and the risk factors and take action to reduce the risk.
Start by always placing babies on their backs to sleep.
The CDC is collaborating with the National Institutes of Health in its new Safe to Sleep campaign, outreach and education activities
aimed at reducing infant death risk from SIDS and other sleep-related sudden unexpected infant deaths.
LifeScience Moment: The Prescription Drug Amendment was signed into law."
On October 26, 1951, the Durham-Humphrey Amendment, also known as the Prescription Drug Amendment,
was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The act defined two specific categories for medications:
legend (prescription) and over-the-counter (OTC).
The amendment was co-sponsored by former vice president and Minnesota senator Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. (D),
a pharmacist in South Dakota before entering politics, and Carl Durham (D), a pharmacist who represented
It's a Small World
"When people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together."
Isacc Asimov, American writer