Fighting infection improves malnourished kids' survival

ADDING antibiotics to food may save the lives of severely malnourished children, a US-based researcher has demonstrated.

The intervention was studied in nearly 2800 children in Malawi over 30 days, with a seven-day course of an oral antibiotic, or placebo, being administered to the malnourished children along with a special peanut-butter based therapeutic food.

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