Antibiotics Cut Death Rate for Malnourished Children (2 of 2) (audio) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... 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... Credit Washington University BioMed Radio Usage Restrictions Embargoed as release is. 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.