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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.