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09 March 2011

Women also guilty of shaken baby syndrome

The tiny victims of shaken baby syndrome are equally likely to be injured by a man or a woman, although women are less likely to be convicted of the crime, reports a new study.

The tiny victims of shaken baby syndrome are equally likely to be injured by a man or a woman, although women are less likely to be convicted of the crime, according to a new study.

Shaken baby syndrome is the leading cause of death in abusive head trauma cases, with an estimated 1,200 to 1,400 children injured or killed by shaking each year in the United States, according to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Injuries sustained include brain haemorrhages, skull fractures and retinal haemorrhages, a cardinal symptom of being shaken.

 
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