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2014-01-08 20:21:27

- Patient safety and well-being are highest priority at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) EAST HANOVER, N.J., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient safety and well-being are the highest priority at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC). NPC is dedicated to improving patient health and supports patient medication adherence programs integral to this goal. These include outreach by pharmacies aimed at helping patients appropriately take their medicines as prescribed...

2013-09-10 14:24:24

Treatment for sickle cell disease has largely focused on managing pain and acute complications, but current research, including several projects at Texas Children’s Hematology Center, is now aimed at developing more efficient and progressive forms of treatment that could potentially benefit patients around the world. "Traditionally, treatment for sickle cell disease has been palliative, and there have not been a lot of options to prevent long term complications," said Dr. Alex George,...

2013-07-09 23:28:37

Resonance Health is pleased to announce the peer reviewed publication of a significant validation study for FerriScan R2-MRI. (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 FerriScan R2-MRI has gained international acknowledgement as the gold standard for non-invasive MRI measurement of liver iron concentration. This is now further substantiated by the publication of the paper demonstrating that the technology can be used in different MRI centres on different makes and models of scanners with no impact on the...

2011-11-01 21:11:53

Multiple organs, including the liver and the heart, become damaged if an individual has an excessive amount of iron in their body. Treatments for iron overload are arduous and/or have severe side effects. A team of researchers led by Elizabeta Nemeth, at the University of California, Los Angeles, has now generated data in mice that suggest that they have designed a promising new approach to reducing iron overload. Iron overload is a hallmark of the genetic disease hereditary...

2011-11-01 21:09:49

Iron overload is a common condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Excess iron in the body is toxic, and deposits can cause damage to the liver, heart and other organs. Current treatments, researchers say, are not ideal and have significant side effects. Iron in the body is regulated by a hormone called hepcidin, and a deficiency in this hormone can cause the iron overload seen in genetic disorders like hereditary hemochromatosis and Cooley's anemia. In the hopes of finding a...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.