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2009-01-16 13:30:00

Researchers have reported findings that suggest a treatment commonly used to help premature babies fight infection is ineffective.Researchers studied 280 babies born at 31 weeks or under to form their surprising conclusion reported in The Lancet.Doctors have used granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in order to help prematurely born infants naturally boost their immune systems by increasing white blood cell growth to prevent blood poisoning. GM-CSF is effective in...

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  • 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.