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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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After controlling for potential confounders such as maternal age, race or ethnic origin, pre-pregnancy BMI, preterm delivery, low birthweight, maternal antibiotic use, and infection during pregnancy, infection without antibiotic use in infancy was associated with an increased risk of childhood obesity compared with controls without infection.
By understanding the one, it was assumed, we might understand the other; the rhetoric of infancy and childhood justified such associative leaps.
Clinicopathological features of untreated fibrous hamartoma of infancy.
While the Opies were responding to the growth of film and television in the 1950s, the mass media of the early twenty-first century is a radically different proposition: does our tendency to label children 'digital natives' signal the demise of the antiquarian association between infancy and cultural memory?
However, this diagnosis is exceedingly rare in infancy and thus alternative diagnoses should always be considered.
Because of this viewpoint the rationalist "scientific" interpreter of scripture must categorically reject the historical value of miracles recorded in the Bible including those of the infancy narratives, and I think that it is this closed-mindedness that robs the old rationalist exegesis of its claims to be scientific.
Thus, a patient with liver dysfunction manifesting with cholestasis of infancy may be at increased risk of developing hypoglycemia.
We have seen a high level of demand for access to this new frontier market with many believing that Iraq, while still in its infancy, offers prospects similar to those in Russia or Turkey 15 years ago," said Mohammed Ebeid, Co-Head of Securities Brokerage at EFG Hermes
719) evaluated the association between arsenic exposure in pregnancy and causes of morbidity during infancy.
Abstract Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (AHEI) is a rare skin disorder introduced for the first time by Snow (1913).
Long-term effects of prenatal and infancy nurse home visitation on the life course of youths: 19-Year follow-up of a randomized trial.
2 : a young person of either sex between infancy and youth
These 15 articles address a range of issues, including the benefits of breastfeeding, breast anatomy and its effects on breastfeeding, incidences of carotenemia (high carotene levels due to ingestion of too many carrots, squash or sweet potatoes), ideas children and their caregivers have about fruits and vegetables, beverage consumption, the role of qualitative research in studies of child nutrition, diet and low income, psychological factors in weight gain, obesity prevention programs, solid food in infancy, French teenagers and their food, iron deficiency in infancy and its effects on humoral immunity, research in diet and dental caries, and assessments of protein hydrolysates and amino acids in infant formula.
Interestingly, intensity measures, while lacking stability, appear to be modulating between infancy and early childhood.
Antibiotics in infancy tied to asthma" (SN: 7/7/07, p.