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Antibiotics Cut Death Rate for Malnourished Children (2 of 2)

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Caption: Treating malnourished children with both therapeutic food and antibiotics cuts death rates in half. Washington University researchers studied children suffering from severe malnutrition in the African nation of Malawi, and they found that that those children were more likely to recover and survive when they took antibiotics along with a peanut butter-based therapeutic food. Jim Dryden has reports...

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