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A new study suggests that the current recommendation to treat severely malnourished children with routine antibiotics does not increase the likelihood of nutritional recovery in uncomplicated cases. Given this finding, the study’s authors say that routinely using antibiotics may not be necessary or beneficial for severely malnourished children being treated at home when there is adequate local health infrastructure.Reducing routine antibiotic use would be prudent given global concern over the problem of antibiotic resistance, say the researchers.The study appears in the February 4, 2016 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).The new findings challenge the World Health Organization’s (WHO) current guidelines that children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) always be given antibiotics, whether or not they need them.“Our results from Niger were surprising, as they challenge the current WHO recommendations and a recent well-conducted trial from Malawi. It’s an exciting step forward though, as we hope that this new evidence will motivate a deeper review of current recommendations and the evidence on which they are based,” said Sheila Isanaka, assistant professor of nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and lead author of the study.SAM contributes to high child mortality in many places throughout the world, affecting about 34 million children under age 5. Read Full Story
The backlog of games is due in part to Tipperary’s growing dual status with the footballers performing well this year.Given that the football championship will not be completed in time the Tipperary County Board is instead focusing on getting the hurling championship completed in time for the winners to face either Cratloe or Ballygunner in the Munster club championship on November 9th. Tipperary will not be represented in this years Munster Senior Club football championship.The county club football championship won’t be completed in time for their opening clash of the provincial championship against the Kerry champions in early November.The game is already down as a walkover for the Kingdom on the Munster GAA website.
Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, right, reaches second base on double as Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (18) awaits the throw during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Sunday, July 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates managed only one win against the team with the NL’s worst record.They hope to fare better versus the team they’re chasing in the division.Gerrit Cole was outpitched Sunday in an all-rookie duel against Jose Fernandez, and Pittsburgh lost to the Miami Marlins 3-2.The Pirates went 1-2 in the series and 5-5 on a three-city trip, and they now head home for a five-game set against the St. Louis Cardinals, who lead the NL Central with the best record in the majors.“I think the Cardinal series has been on a lot of the fans’ dockets for some time now,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “I anticipate seeing a very faithful Pirate crowd there Monday.”The Pirates have the second-best record in the NL, but they’ve lost 12 of their past 22 games, and Fernandez (7-5) wasn’t inclined to help them get going again.The 20-year-old All-Star had a team rookie record 13 strikeouts, and allowed five hits and two runs in eight innings. He walked none and threw 97 pitches, 74 for strikes.Cole (5-4) was nearly as good. He allowed three runs and struck out eight in seven innings, but Giancarlo Stanton put the Marlins ahead to stay in the sixth with his 13th home run.“The home run was a bad pitch, and he deposited it like he should,” Cole said. “That pitch was really inexcusable there in a tie ballgame.”Stanton also doubled, walked and scored twice for the Marlins, who had six hits.Steve Cishek gave up a single and a walk in the ninth, but retired Garrett Jones on a grounder for the final out to earn his 22nd save in 24 chances.Fernandez’s strikeout total broke the Marlins’ rookie record of 12 held by Josh Beckett. He struck out every player in the starting lineup, and he fanned the side in the third and fifth innings.“This was kind of a statement game for him, where he knew he was going up against another solid pitcher, and he wanted to outdo him,” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.Like Fernandez, Cole was a first-round draft pick in 2011. He has allowed less than four runs in all nine starts.“He’s a great pitcher,” Fernandez said. “His stuff is good. I saw it hitting, and I didn’t like it.”Ditto regarding Fernandez, Cole said.“When you go up against a guy like him, you feed off each other,” Cole said. “He goes out and strikes out the side, and I’m going to out there and try to do the same thing. You love that competition and you want the best out of the other person. He was better today.”Fernandez improved to 5-2 with a 1.87 ERA over his past 10 starts, and lowered his ERA for the season to 2.71. When his face was shown on the video board before the ninth inning, the crowd of 24,207 roared, and he waved his cap from the dugout.“That was an impressive outing by him,” Hurdle said, “and an impressive outing for our guy.”The Pirates scored their only runs in the second inning. Pedro Alvarez led off with a single and came home on Russell Martin’s double. Martin stole third and scored on a two-out single by Clint Barmes.Miami made it 2-all in the fourth when Stanton walked, Logan Morrison singled, Ed Lucas singled home a run and Donovan Solano hit a sacrifice fly.Notes: Pirates C Michael McKenry, who tweaked his left knee Saturday, was awaiting results of a doctor’s evaluation. C Russell Martin was back in the lineup after suffering a minor injury to his left knee Friday. … Pittsburgh RF Jose Tabata started after being held out of the starting lineup for three games because of a sore right forearm. … Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen was given a rest. He pinch-hit in the eighth and popped out.
Miami Heat’s LeBron James celebrates afer scoring two points with Chris Andersen during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Monday, March 3, 2014 against the Charlotte Bobcats. 124-107. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)MIAMI (AP) — An hour after what he called the best regular-season game he’s ever played, LeBron James simply explained why this performance was like none other.The basketball, he said, felt small as a golf ball.The basket, to him, looked as wide as the ocean.Best player in the game. Best game of his career. James rewrote his record book Monday night, etched his name a few different times in Miami Heat annals as well, and let the NBA know in crystal-clear terms that his MVP award won’t be ceded without a fight this season. He scored 61 points, setting career- and franchise-bests, as the Heat topped the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107.“A surreal feeling for me right now,” James said.With good reason. He made 22 of his 33 field-goal tries, becoming just the third player in the past 25 years to take that many shots and make at least two-thirds of them, with only Alex English and Shaquille O’Neal on that list. James set a career-high for field goals made, plus Heat records for points in a quarter (25) and a half (37).And of all his feats on Monday, the most impressive might have been how he started 8 for 8 from 3-point range.“The man above has given me some unbelievable abilities to play the game of basketball,” James said before the Heat flew to Houston for a game there Tuesday. “I just try to take advantage of it every night. I got the trust of my teammates and my coaching staff to go in there and let it go.”Glen Rice scored 56 to set the Heat record on April 15, 1995, against Orlando. James’ previous career best had been 56 points, on March 20, 2005, for Cleveland against Toronto.This outing was much better, James said. Not because 61 tops 56 — but because the night he scored 56, his Cavaliers lost.“Phenomenal, amazing, stupendous … he reminds me of me,” Heat forward Chris Bosh said afterward in an overjoyed locker room.James had 24 points at halftime, then added 25 in the third quarter. The record-breaker came with 5:46 left, when James spun through and around three defenders for a layup that fell as he tumbled to the court.Heat coach Erik Spoelstra walked into his postgame news conference with a confession: He nearly took James out after the third quarter.He didn’t. Good call.“He was in a great groove, obviously,” Spoelstra said.Here’s how good James was on this night: Al Jefferson finished with 38 points and 19 rebounds for the Bobcats, making him just the fourth player in the past six seasons to put up a stat line like that.No one noticed.“You take away his 61 points,” Jefferson said, “and we still had a fighting chance there at the end.”Yes, even the Bobcats were marveling at James. He was hitting from everywhere, even a 3-pointer from about 30 feet — Spoelstra joked it was from 40 — late in the third quarter, as the crowd roared and the Heat bench jumped with joy.“Yeah, that was a designed play,” Spoelstra deadpanned. “We’ve been working on that one for a while.”That was the moment, James said, when he knew he was in the midst of a special night.“I felt pretty good in the first half but halftime can always kind of derail things and slow things up,” James said. “But I was able to get things going once again in the third quarter and I knew it could be one of those nights.”Not “one of those nights.”Even for James, this was like no other.“Once he sniffed 60, we knew he was going for it,” Heat forward Shane Battier said. “And the amazing part is the efficiency. Good Lord. Sixty-one on 33 shots, that’s Wilt Chamberlain-esque. That’s pretty amazing. Incredible performance.”When James checked out with 1:24 left, the entire Heat roster met him near midcourt for high-fives and hugs, and the sellout crowd gave him a standing ovation. A second huge roar followed when he waved to the crowd, as “M-V-P” chants rained down.“If he’s going to shoot the ball like that from that range, there’s nobody that’s going to beat them,” Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said.Miami was without guard Dwyane Wade, who got a night off to rest. Spoelstra stressed there’s been no setback for Wade, who has been on a knee-maintenance program throughout this season and is averaging 23.5 points on 62 percent shooting since the All-Star break.Wade probably didn’t mind sitting for this one. It gave him a courtside seat for the show.James made three 3-pointers in the first 7 minutes of the quarter — he was 6 for 6 from beyond the arc at that point — and when Charlotte bit on his head fake from the top of the key, James coolly found Toney Douglas to set up another 3. A tip-in by James followed not long afterward and just like that, the lead was up to 83-63.Charlotte scored the next six points, but any notion that the game was slipping from Miami’s control was quickly extinguished.James scored the next six himself, a pair of three-point plays to restore the 20-point edge and give him 43 points, already a season high.All that was left to see was what he’d finish with.The answer was history.James has been asked plenty of times in recent weeks about the MVP race, especially with many prognosticators suggesting the trophy is likely headed to Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant.Might be time to reopen the thinking on that one.“Every night I go on the floor I want to be the MVP, of this league, MVP of this team, MVP for me, myself and my family,” James said. “I’ve set a high standard and I have to live by that.”On this night, he did. And more.
Washington Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall is helped off the field after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Nothing is worse than being hit by a slew of injuries in a Sunday game. Except, of course, having to then play on Thursday. Just ask the Washington Redskins.Washington listed nearly a dozen players on its injury report heading into the prime-time NFC East matchup with the Giants. Still, Washington, tied for No. 23 in the AP Pro32 with Cleveland, is a 3 1-2 point favorite over the No. 25 Giants.On defense alone, cornerback DeAngelo Hall went out for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in the loss to Philadelphia. While nickel cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) could be back after missing the first three games, safety Duke Ihenacho broke his left foot and is done for the year.End Jason Hatcher has a hamstring injury, and linebacker Brian Orakpo will wear a large cast to protect a torn ligament in his left middle finger.The offense, of course, is without quarterback Robert Griffin III (dislocated ankle), although Kirk Cousins has stepped in and performed well. Top running back Alfred Morris missed a portion of the Eagles game with a knee issue, but returned and seems OK. Tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) missed the Philly game, and guard Shawn Lauvao probably will sit out Thursday night, too.And now, a short week.“Now it’s a matter of getting plays installed Monday morning and getting players out there and practicing them,” coach Jay Gruden said. “We’re going through the same process, we just have got to do it a lot faster. You have got to watch film a little bit faster, you have got to go through the plays a little bit faster, you have got to write down the plays faster. Yeah, it’s tough. I’m a little jittery right now. I’ve had 17 cups of coffee.”The caffeine will keep Gruden alert, but the injuries will keep the Redskins from winning.UPSET SPECIAL: GIANTS, 30-27No. 26 Miami (minus 4 1-2) vs. No. 30 Oakland at LondonAt least Raiders collected thousands of frequent flyer miles to get beaten in Foxborough, and now at Wembley.BEST BET, DOLPHINS 20-10No. 17 Green Bay (minus 1) at No. 8 ChicagoPackers on brink of becoming irrelevant. Desperation pays off.PACKERS, 24-21No. 16 New Orleans (minus 3) at No. 19 DallasSaints, a mediocre road team, nearly won twice away from New Orleans. Third time is a charm …SAINTS, 32-31No. 13 Atlanta (minus 3) at No. 28 MinnesotaFalcons, a mediocre road team, are favorites, showing how far Vikings have tumbled.FALCONS, 28-20No. 18 Buffalo (plus 3) at No. 20 HoustonHard to believe winner of this will be 3-1.TEXANS, 21-20No. 27 Tennessee (plus 7 1-2) at No. 14 IndianapolisTime for Colts to reassert they are AFC South’s best team.COLTS, 31-13No. 32 Jacksonville (plus 13) at No. 6 San DiegoTime to start noticing what’s going on with Bolts.CHARGERS, 31-13No. 4 Philadelphia (plus 5 1-2) at No. 15 San FranciscoTwo teams headed in opposite directions. That trend ends here.49ERS, 23-21No. 7 New England (minus 3 1-2) at No. 22 Kansas City, Monday nightPatriots burned us as Best Bet last week. So avoiding such an emphatic pick now.PATRIOTS, 20-17No. 12 Carolina (plus 3) at No. 9 BaltimoreSteelers exposed Panthers’ run defense, and Ravens also can ground it out when needed.RAVENS, 20-16No. 10 Detroit (minus 1 1-2) at No. 22 New York JetsUnless Jets find a pass rush, Megatron will destroy them.LIONS, 27-22No. 31 Tampa Bay (plus 7 1-2) at No. 11 PittsburghNo way Tampa coach Lovie Smith allows another poor performance like debacle at Atlanta.STEELERS, 23-17___2014 RECORD: Against spread: This week (5-11); Season (18-26-3). Straight up: This week (10-6); Season (28-20)Best Bet: 1-2 against spread, 2-1 straight up.Upset special: 3-0 against spread, 2-1 straight up.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL