Antibiotics Cut Death Rate for Malnourished Children (1 of 2) (image) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Caption Indi Trehan, M.D., of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, instructs parents of severely malnourished children in Malawi how to measure doses of medication. Trehan is lead author of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that shows that severely malnourished children are far more likely to recover and survive when given antibiotics along with a therapeutic peanut-based food than children who are simply treated with the therapeutic food alone. Credit Courtesy of Indi Trehan Usage Restrictions Photo usage follows embargo guidelines (not to be published until 5 pm Jan. 30, 2013.) Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.