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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
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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