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2011-10-11 12:48:48

Failure to thrive in childhood is often the result of an underlying organic disease. In the current edition of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108[38]: 642-9), Walter Nützenadel provides an overview of diagnoses and treatment options. Symptoms such as insufficient weight and loss of weight caused by a lack of nutrients do not affect children in developing countries alone: they also affect 2% to 24% of patients in pediatric hospitals...

2005-12-20 10:25:42

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Behavioral and nutritional counseling improves energy intake and promotes normal growth in toddlers and preschoolers with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to results of a small study. Toddlers and preschoolers with CF often fall short of nutritional recommendations for this disease, which leads to impaired growth. This is a major problem because adequate growth from 3 to 6 years of age is associated with better lung function later on. In the study, four...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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