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in its infancy

In the early, nascent period of development or implementation. (Typically of an area of activity, interest, research, etc.) Despite social media's ubiquity in modern life, research on its effects on human behavior is still in its infancy.
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'But if we acknowledge the presence of the risk factor of co-sleeping on a sofa, we could label this as a sudden unexpected death in infancy (co-sleeping on a sofa).'
Tolia and her associates asked parents of children aged 5 and older being evaluated for GERD to complete a survey that included questions about the presence of GERD symptoms from their child's infancy as well as family history of the disorder.
The widespread diffusion of the infancy gospels attests to the hunger of many Christians to know more about the life of their Lord.
In line with Pope Francis' call to make the Church a "Church of the Poor," the faithful are encouraged to pray the novena to the Infant Jesus, to reflect, offer sacrifices and do charity work, do penance and almsgiving, and to remember the promise of the Divine Infancy, "The more you honor Me, the more I will bless you."
Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy presents as an enlarging, painless, and firm mass, often underlying an intact epithelial surface, and it may have blue or black discoloration.
Edward Mitre, M.D., from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues assessed whether there is an association between the use of acid-suppressive medications or antibiotics in the first six months of infancy and development of allergic diseases in early childhood.
Reid added that the act of walking has therefore shifted the percept of biological motion for those infants who had experienced self-produced stepping behaviour, and from his point of view, this suggests that the limited, momentary period of experience altered the infant's perception of walking, indicating a link between action perception and action production in early infancy.
While differential diagnosis included a blastemal predominant Wilms Tumor and congenital mesoblastic nephroma, the tumor was determined to be most consistent with a rare ossifying renal tumor of infancy.
A critical understanding of childhood, the figure of the child, and the philosophical and cultural construction of infancy and childhood remains largely absent from the general discourse of literary scholarship.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph: Family Trouble in the Infancy Gospels
The findings from an ongoing study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), suggest exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy lowers the risk of developing asthma by age seven.
Opening this section by comparing Aelred of Rievaulx's De Jesu puero duodenni with the apocryphal Infancy Gospel of Thomas, Dzon argues that an antique tendency to focus on displays of impressive power in Jesus's childhood gave way to a medieval attraction to the everyday elements of Jesus's infancy.
Infection and antibiotic use in infancy and risk of childhood obesity: a longitudinal birth cohort study.
Infections involving the base of the brain, such as meningococcal, cryptococcal, listeria, and toxoplasmosis meningitis, congenital cytomegalovirus infection, and nonspecific inflammatory disease of the brain, can cause central diabetes insipidus in infancy [5-9].