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  • CSL [Australian] looking to help fight Ebola virus

    10/16/2014 4:31:52 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 2 replies
    Manufacturers Monthly ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Matt MacDonald
    Melbourne-based biotech manufacturer CSL says it is looking at how it can help fight the deadly Ebola virus. According to AAP, the blood plasma product and vaccine maker is talking with the World Health Organisation (WHO) about the possibly of it helping collect antibodies from the blood of survivors of the virus. ...
  • LUNAR ECLIPSE NOW (5:32 AM CENTRAL TIME)

    10/08/2014 3:33:19 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 53 replies
    Oct 8, 2014
    Not much red to it, just a dull brownish orange.
  • Are you ready for the BLOOD MOON? Rare red lunar eclipse

    10/07/2014 8:37:53 PM PDT · by catnipman · 61 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 7 October 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan
    A red moon will be visible in parts of the world including the US The event is known as a 'blood moon' owing to the red colour of the moon It occurs when the moon passes in to the shadow of Earth called the umbra The event is quite rare but the moon is currently going through a sequence of four blood moons called a tetrad The last was on 15 April 2014 and the next will be on 4 April 2015 At 6:25am Eastern time on 9 October the eclipse will be at its peak ...
  • A Plan to Use Survivors’ Blood for Ebola Treatment in Africa

    10/04/2014 10:28:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/04/2014 | By ANDREW POLLACK
    With no proven drugs to treat Ebola and experimental ones in short supply, the health authorities are planning to turn instead to a treatment that is walking around in the outbreak zone in West Africa. That would be the blood of people who have been sickened by the Ebola virus but have since recovered. Their blood should contain antibodies that might help other patients fight off the infection. The World Health Organization is making it a priority to try such convalescent blood or plasma, as it is called, and is talking with the affected countries about how to do it....
  • Democrats call for HHS review of gay blood, organ donations

    10/03/2014 6:36:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/03/14 | Ramsey Cox
    Democrats are demanding the Obama administration update its policy to allow gay men to donate blood, tissue and organs. On Monday, a group of lawmakers led by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell asking her to change current policy to allow men who have had sex with other men to donate blood, organs and tissue. The lawmakers said the current ban promotes stereotypes that gay men have HIV and discriminates against them.
  • The Six-Pointed Star that Separates Good Bigotry From Bad

    09/15/2014 12:16:26 PM PDT · by j. earl carter · 3 replies
    The Athens News ^ | 9/15/2014 | Dennis Powell
    The six-pointed star that separates good bigotry from bad By Dennis Powell Bigotry is a bad, very bad, unforgivable thing. Except, of course, when it isn't. It is, for instance, perfectly acceptable to criticize someone for acting like a white man. Not so much to criticize someone for acting like a black man. (Both examples are ridiculous, there being no homogeneity within either group.) Criticizing a man for behaving "like a man" is allowed; criticizing a woman for behaving "like a woman" is not. The moral justification for the distinction is unclear and, I suspect, nonexistent. What brings this to...
  • Time retracts a blood libel

    08/25/2014 9:00:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/25/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In an earlier post, I reported that Time Magazine had recycled a 2009 blood libel from the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, which accused Israel of harvesting and selling 'Palestinians' organs. Having been called on their slander, Time has now corrected the video in question. On Sunday, the magazine deleted the allegations from a two-minute video on its website about the Israel Defense Forces and added a correction, writing at the end, “Correction: The original version of this video cited a contested allegation in a 2009 Swedish newspaper report as fact. The allegation has been removed from the video.” The video,...
  • Bacteria-killing proteins cover blood type blind spot

    02/14/2010 12:43:08 PM PST · by decimon · 7 replies · 346+ views
    Emory University ^ | Feb 14, 2010 | Unknown
    A set of proteins found in our intestines can recognize and kill bacteria that have human blood type molecules on their surfaces, scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered. The results were published online Feb. 14 and are scheduled to appear in the journal Nature Medicine. Many immune cells have receptors that respond to molecules on the surfaces of bacteria, but these proteins are different because they recognize structures found on our own cells, says senior author Richard D. Cummings, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry. "It's like having a platoon in an army whose...
  • Michelle Obama says the 'blood of Africa' runs through her veins

    07/30/2014 3:50:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/30/14 | Annika McGinnis - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family’s African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the “blood of Africa” runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women. Her husband had shied away from discussing his African heritage in his own remarks to the 500 Africans finishing a six-week Washington leadership fellowship on Monday, referencing his Kenyan father only once and in the question-and-answer session. But Michelle Obama said as an African American woman, her discussion with the African youth was “deeply personal.” “The...
  • How Dark Chocolate, Not Milk Chocolate, May Help Blood Flow

    07/02/2014 4:44:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | July 02, 2014 | Allison Aubrey
    The idea that eating cocoa-rich, dark chocolate may offer greater health benefits than milk chocolate is not new. Cocoa is loaded with compounds called polyphenols that have been shown to help our bodies fend off inflammation and maybe even improve our moods. And now a small study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association offers evidence of another possible benefit: improving vascular health by increasing blood flow. Researchers studied patients with peripheral artery disease, or PAD, which affects about 20 percent of adults older than 70 in the U.S. and other Western countries. People who have PAD can...
  • Refuse an alcohol breath test July 4? Expect to give blood

    06/30/2014 10:53:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    KVAL ^ | 06/25/14 | Chris Liedle
    EUGENE, Ore. - If you refuse to take an alcohol breath test this Fourth of July weekend, be prepared to give blood. Eugene, Springfield and Oregon State police plan a "No Refusal Weekend" over the Independence Day holiday. Police plan to work in coordination with prosecutors and judges to quickly obtain "blood draw warrants" for drivers who refuse blood alcohol content testing.
  • What Are You Willing To Sacrifice?

    06/11/2014 9:07:48 PM PDT · by OneVike · 17 replies
    The Holy Spirit | 6/11/14 | Chuck Ness
    Are you living a safe and comfortable life? Then maybe you are not doing enough, because carrying your cross should be a difficult thing to do. It was for Him, and he did anyway. Tertullian said that The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. Yet today I see the church in America dieing a slow death due to the fact that the Saints in America like their blood too much to offer it as a sacrifice for Christ and His church today. That's because too many Christians in America are so connected to the world...
  • ‘Witch’ Boasts About Human Flesh, Blood Diet

    04/28/2014 4:39:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Nehanda Radio ^ | Apr 28, 2014 | Pamela Shumba
    A suspected witch from Pelandaba caused a stir in Mpopoma suburb, Bulawayo, after she ran out of her “witchcraft powers” and found herself at a stranger’s house. Ellen Khayiya Mpofu, 52, was picked up by police after she invaded Patricia Tshabalala’s house just before 2AM yesterday and claimed that her friends “dumped her”. Dressed in a wrapping scarf with no shoes and holding a plastic bag with pieces of cloth, mysterious objects and some concoctions, Khayiya shocked Mpopoma residents who learnt she found her way into the house through a locked door. Stunned residents thronged the house to catch a...
  • Could Ebola now be airborne?

    03/28/2014 6:34:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/14 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Fears are growing that the most lethal form of the Ebola virus can mutate into an airborne pathogen, making the spread of the terrifying disease more difficult to check. It was previously thought the untreatable virus, which causes massive internal bleeding and multiple organ failure, could only be transmitted through contact with infected blood. But now Canadian researchers have carried out experiments showing how monkeys can catch the deadly disease from infected pigs without coming into direct contact.k
  • U.S. commander in Afghanistan warns that full withdrawal will allow al-Qaeda to regroup

    03/13/2014 6:16:59 PM PDT · by xzins · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 12 | Ernesto Londońo
    The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that al-Qaeda’s network in that country is in “survival mode,” but warned that a full American military drawdown after the end of the year would allow the terrorist group to regenerate there. Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford’s remarks to the Senate Armed Services Committee appeared intended to shape the White House’s deliberation over whether to leave behind a contingent for training and counterterrorism missions beyond 2014 or pull out entirely. The decision has been delayed by the Afghan president’s refusal to sign a security pact with Washington. “A withdrawal, in my mind,...
  • Man with Rare Blood Saves Millions

    02/19/2014 1:30:01 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | February 19, 2014
    This is a great story. Oddity Central reports a story about an amazing man. He's not just special because his blood is rare. It's what he's done with it: 74-year-old James Harrison is a superhero in his own right. Granted, he doesn’t wear a cape or spin webs, but he has saved over two million babies’ lives in the past 54 years. And in real life, it doesn’t get cooler than that. Australian-born James has a very special type of blood – the plasma contains an antibody that cures babies of Rhesus disease, a severe form of anemia. He has...
  • Dinosaur Soft Tissue Preserved by Blood?

    12/11/2013 8:10:28 AM PST · by fishtank · 102 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 12-11-13 | Brian Thomas
    Dinosaur Soft Tissue Preserved by Blood? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Researchers are now suggesting that iron embedded in blood proteins preserved the still-soft tissues, cells, and molecules discovered inside dinosaurs and other fossils after the creatures were buried in sediments. The ability to justify millions of years is at stake, and this study promises to do just that. What are its merits and demerits? Publishing in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Mary Schweitzer led a team that showed how iron atoms from blood adhere to and preserve blood vessels.1 The team placed ostrich bone blood vessels...
  • Gay men push to end 30-year blood donation ban

    12/02/2013 7:39:21 AM PST · by Gritty · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2013 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    A push by activists to ease the 30-year-old blanket ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men faces a key test this week as a federal panel hears results of the latest research. The findings will be released amid growing pressure from politicians and advocates, including college students, to change the policy. Critics say the ban is a hangover from the early, fear-filled days of AIDS, stigmatizing gay men and ignoring advances in treatment and detection in the decades since...
  • Blood And Gore: Making A Killing On Anti-Carbon Investment Hype (hucksters pimp the hoax)

    11/03/2013 3:07:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/03/13 | Larry Bell
  • Man Who Cries Blood Searches For Answers

    10/18/2013 3:40:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    CBS Charlotte ^ | 10-17-2013 | CBS Charlotte
    A Tennessee man who cries tears of blood has spent the last seven years searching for answers and help. The first time Michael Spann cried blood he was in his home coming down the stairs and had a sudden flash of pain. “I felt like I got hit in the head with a sledgehammer,” Spann told The Tennessean. “I never felt anything like it.” Spann said blood was coming not just from his eyes, but also his nose and mouth. He was 22-years-old at the time when this started to occur almost everyday. Now, seven years later, he said it’s...
  • Despite pressure, ban on gay blood donors endures

    09/15/2013 1:30:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2013 11:25 AM EDT | David Crary
    The U.S. gay rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years—on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men. Dating from the first years of the AIDS epidemic, the ban is a source of frustration to many gay activists, and also to many leading players in the nation’s health and blood-supply community who have joined in calling for change. In June, the American Medical Association voted to oppose the policy. AMA board member William Kobler called...
  • Nanomagnets clean blood

    08/01/2013 5:10:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 25 July 2013 | Rowan Frame
    Nanoparticles that never have to enter the body can capture harmful components in blood, scientists in Switzerland have shown.Removing unwanted molecules from the blood is the most direct way to cure or prevent many illnesses. An example of this approach is dialysis where small molecules like urea are filtered out to treat patients with renal failure. As this separation method is size-selective, larger noxious molecules or cells cannot be efficiently eliminated from the blood in this way.Nanoparticles with capturing agents attached to their surface can remove larger molecules from blood. However, the risks of nanoparticles inside the body are not...
  • The revolutionary blood test that could predict how long you'll live

    07/09/2013 9:02:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Mail Online ^ | July 9,2013 | EMMA INNES
    Chemical 'fingerprint' in the blood could provide clues to health later in life Metabolites indicate future lung function, bone density, and blood pressure Could pave the way for new treatments for age related conditionsA revolutionary new blood test could tell you how long you will live, and how quickly you will age. Scientists have discovered a chemical ‘fingerprint’ in the blood that may provide clues to an infant's health and rate of ageing near the end of life. The discovery raises the prospect of a simple test at birth that could help doctors stave off the ravages of disease in...
  • Doctors baffled by woman who cries BLOOD

    06/26/2013 7:26:12 AM PDT · by schm0e · 5 replies
    The Sun ^ | 6/25 | The Sun
    Blood sweat and tears .... Yaritza started shedding bloody tears earlier this month DOCTORS in Chile are baffled by a woman who has started crying tears of BLOOD. Yaritza Oliva was terrified when the strange condition appeared earlier this month. Ever since, with no warning, the 20-year-old bleeds from her eyes several times a day. Yaritza visited her doctor but when no evidence of an infection could be found she was sent home with eye drops to help her cope with the pain, which she says is "indescribable". Haemolacria Rare ... it's possible she has a condition called haemolacria Her...
  • Blood and Crosses

    06/02/2013 11:44:04 AM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 8 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | Jan. 16, 2010 | Alice C. Linsley
    Cultural anthropology and genetic studies shed light on the etiology of the association of blood and rebirth or resurrection. The anthropological, linguistic and genetic evidence indicates that Abraham's ancestors were Proto-Saharan, probably Nubians. Nubians have their own genetic marker which indicates migration from the sub-Sahara to the Nile and there has been virtually no immigration into the lower Nubia area from Asia according to the Y chromosome study done by Lucotte. Among the Nubians the sun was a central symbol of life and often shown as a red orb. This lent the additional association with the red eye of Horus....
  • Canada lifts lifetime ban on gay men giving blood

    05/22/2013 9:16:36 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 30 replies
    The federal blood donor agency is lifting its lifetime ban on gay men giving blood. Canadian Blood Services announced Wednesday it has received approval from Health Canada to reduce its restriction on men who have sex with men donating blood from indefinitely to five years. ... Both the United States and some European countries have kept their lifetime bans, while the United Kingdom and Australia have reduced the restriction to a one-year deferral.
  • DEA Bust Shuts Down Ohio Abortion Clinic Stealing Women’s Blood

    05/10/2013 8:13:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Pro-Life Action League
    Last month the State of Ohio ordered the closing of two the state’s abortion clinics: the Capital Care facility in Cuyahoga Falls and the Center for Choice facility in Toledo. A close look at state records sheds light on why, specifically, these abortion clinics were shut down—and reveals that most previous news reports haven’t told the whole story. Inspectors from the Ohio Department of Health visited the Cuyahoga Falls Capital Care abortion facility on February 14 and found a host of violations detailed in a 36-page inspection report [PDF]. The most serious of these violations were drug-related, which is why...
  • Eating mangoes may help lower blood sugar and cancer risk

    04/28/2013 10:11:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 53 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | ANI
    Washington, DC - These findings are the result of a single study and more research is needed on the effects of mango consumption on human health. Consumption of mangoes may potentially have a positive effect on blood sugar in obese individuals and help to limit inflammation, according to a new research. The study led by Edralin Lucas, Ph.D., associate professor of nutritional sciences at Oklahoma State University, examined the effects of daily mango consumption on clinical parameters and body composition in obese subjects (body mass index, BMI = 30kg/m2). Twenty adults (11 males and 9 females) participated in the study,...
  • Shots fired in Watertown in the same area as manhunt - SWAT streaming to site - Suspect down!

    04/19/2013 4:03:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 843 replies
    Fox News | April 19, 2013
    Headline is all the information Fox has at this time.
  • Newly discovered blood protein solves 60-year-old riddle

    04/10/2013 5:21:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | April 8, 2013 | NA
    Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new protein that controls the presence of the Vel blood group antigen on our red blood cells. The discovery makes it possible to use simple DNA testing to find blood donors for patients who lack the Vel antigen and need a blood transfusion. Because there has not previously been any simple way to find these rare donors, there is a global shortage of Vel-negative blood. The largest known accumulation of this type of blood donor is found in the Swedish county of Västerbotten, which exports Vel-negative blood all over the world....
  • Article In Jordanian Daily: Is Obama Aware...Jewish Use Of Christian Blood On This Festival?

    04/09/2013 2:23:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 4/4/13 | Nawaf el Zarou
    ..... "This is not the first time President Obama [has celebrated] the Jewish Passover. He has also done so in the past. In 2009, he invited close friends and some functionaries from his administration to a special dinner at the White House on the occasion of the holiday. White House officials revealed that the dinner had included special dishes from the Jewish kitchen. The Jews call this meal 'Passover Seder'… "Does President Obama know the truth about the connection between 'Passover' and 'Christian blood,' for example?! Or between 'Passover' and the 'Jewish blood dances'?! Or is this a matter of...
  • The New Order...Genesis 9 pt 1

    03/20/2013 12:45:46 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    03-21-13 | Bill Randles
    And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not...
  • Kindergarten teacher fired after bringing vial of her blood into class, letting children taste it

    03/09/2013 10:24:46 AM PST · by rawhide · 37 replies
    Up to a dozen Norwegian children may have ingested their kindergarten teacher's blood after she brought a vial of it into class. The teacher, who has not been identified, reportedly asked the nurse at a recent doctor's visit if she could have a vial of her blood to take with her to the school where she taught. When 'sharing time' came, she took out the vial, poured it in a plate, and let the students pass it around the classroom, said Inger Lise Andersen, director of the Dravhaug kindergarten. 'The children asked if they could touch it and she allowed...
  • Outrage over Saudi "blood money" in girls death

    02/04/2013 9:44:26 AM PST · by KingofZion · 19 replies
    sfgate ^ | February 3, 2013 | AP
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Online activists in Saudi Arabia are calling for harsher punishments for child abuse after reports that a prominent cleric received only a light sentence after confessing to the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter. *** Saudi media reports say Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a frequent guest on Islamic TV programs, was arrested in November on charges of killing the girl. The reports said he questioned the child's virginity. Saudi media say he was freed last week after serving a short prison term and agreeing to pay $50,000 in "blood money" to avoid a possible death sentence. The...
  • 07 JANUARY 2013 Why is Hillary Clinton Always Stumbling, Tripping, and Falling...?

    01/07/2013 1:32:16 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    A: a blood clot!
  • Someone Always Has to Pay...Genesis 4 pt 4

    But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.(Genesis 4:5-8)Cain offered...
  • True and False Worship...Genesis 4 pt 2

    And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not...
  • Selah - There is Power in the Blood (of the Lamb Jesus Christ)

    10/21/2012 12:15:40 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 13 replies
    YouTube.Com ^ | on Jan 27, 2011 | Uploaded by Ziyu Lu
    For my 1,000th thread, I decided nothing could be more important than a song about the Blood of the Lamb which Freely Saves those who Believe (John 3:17-18). This is kinda a different version that I found but I like it because it sounds like a tent-revival song.
  • Inspiration~

    09/26/2012 11:46:57 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 27, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Doug Ross
  • [vanity] Obama 'flag' logo and streaks of blood on embassy pillar; need FReeper photo posting help.

    09/20/2012 7:01:14 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 63 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 9/20/2012 | Matt Drudge
    When I looked at the Drudge Report, I noticed that a pic of the Obama 'flag' logo was posted alongside a pic from the US embassy in Libya. The similarity of the 5-line smear of stripes on the 'flag' is STRIKINGLY similar to the 5-line smear of blood on the embassy pillar. Even the color is approximately the same. How appropriate. I captured a screen shot in case it goes away. I don't use any photo hosting sites, so I can't post my screen shot. If someone is willing, I will FReepmail you the .jpg and you can post it...
  • Will the Dem convention be Abortion-palooza?

    08/23/2012 12:33:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/23/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    With the recent face-plant of Todd Akin in Missouri, Democrats think they have hit on a winning theme for their convention in Charlotte. Agenda changes show that Democrats will make Akin the poster boy of the GOP and focus the three-day affair on abortion and contraception policy, Paul Bedard reports: Just as the Akin crisis was reaching a crescendo, the Democrats on Wednesday announced that three starlets of the pro-choice movement will be featured at the convention, an event that will now drive the liberal charge that the Republicans are anti-women.Democrats said that they will feature Cecile Richards, president of...
  • Red Cross sets up blood drive outside abortion clinic

    08/08/2012 4:16:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.8.2012 | Jean McCarthy
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, August 8, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Local pro-lifers are seeing red after they discovered a Red Cross blood drive was held outside an Ohio abortion clinic on Tuesday. Ruth Yorston, Director of Columbus Right to Life, was taken aback when the American Red Cross rolled onto the grounds of the facility and began its one-day blood drive. She said that when a Red Cross worker was told that abortions were performed at Complete Healthcare for Women, where the blood drive was set up on August 7, the worker was shocked. “I had no idea,” he responded. Yorston believes that...
  • A Shotgun for Blood Clots

    07/06/2012 7:27:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 7/5/12 | Krystnell A. Storr
    Think of it as Liquid-Plumr for the circulatory system. Researchers have designed a clump of tiny particles that rides the current of the bloodstream, seeks out life-threatening blood clots, and obliterates them. The approach works in mice and could soon move on to human trials. Blood clots are bad news for the brain, heart, and other organs. These masses of blood cells can grow big enough to choke off veins and arteries, preventing oxygen from flowing to critical organs. One of the chief obstacles to dealing with blood clots is finding where they have lodged in the body. Even if...
  • MALKIN UNLOADS on Liberal Over Fast and Furious: ‘THE BLOOD IS ON YOUR PEOPLE’s HANDS!’

    06/21/2012 6:36:08 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 87 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | June 21, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    MALKIN UNLOADS ON LIBERAL ‘HANNITY’ GUEST OVER FAST AND FURIOUS:‘THE BLOOD IS ON YOUR PEOPLE'S HANDS!’ June 21, 2012 by Jonathon M. Seidl Last week, Michelle Malkin stoked the conservative fire after she challenged Juan Williams for calling her “just” a blogger. But if that was stoking the fire, what she did Wednesday night on “Hannity” to liberal Tamara Holder was torching the place with napalm. Malkin was a guest along with Holder on a segment talking about the day’s Fast and Furious news(Obama granting executive privilege and Holder being held in contempt).About three minutes in, Holder tried to...
  • Congressmen Send Letter to Sebelius Backing Move to Let 'Low-Risk' Homosexuals Donate Blood

    06/15/2012 6:51:27 AM PDT · by TribalPrincess2U · 57 replies
    http://cnsnews.com ^ | June 14, 2012 | Penny Starr
    CNSNews.com) – Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) sent a letter signed by 62 other Democrats to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, supporting her agency's review of the policy that bans homosexual and bisexual men from donating blood. The Democrats say the ban is “outdated,” and they called the HHS pilot study an important step in "assessing the feasibility of allowing healthy gay and bisexual men to donate blood while maintaining the safety of our blood supply."
  • anyone have experience donating plasma?

    06/01/2012 2:45:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    me ^ | 6-1-12 | TurboZamboni
    is it any different than donating blood? what's it pay in your area? how often can you typically donate per month?
  • FHP: Doctor arrested on DUI charge spits blood into eyes of trooper

    05/25/2012 11:06:27 AM PDT · by Fawn · 12 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 4:29 p.m. EDT, May 24, 2012 | Susan Jacobson, Orlando Sentinel
    A doctor was arrested this week on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after he nearly sideswiped a Florida Highway Patrol captain's car, banged his head on the inside of a patrol car and spat blood into a sergeant's face, a report shows.
  • Otzi the Iceman: scientists find 5,000-year-old blood sample

    05/03/2012 12:42:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Tom Kington
    As cold cases go, it does not get much colder than Ötzi the Iceman, whose body was found frozen solid in the Italian Alps 5,300 years after he died from an arrow wound. Since he was discovered by trekkers in 1991, scientists have mapped his DNA and figured out everything from what ailments he suffered from (Lyme disease and a weak heart) to the last meal he ate (venison and ibex) before he was shot in the back, probably by an enemy tribesman. Now, using advanced nanotechnology, they have located traces of Ötzi's blood, the oldest blood sample ever retrieved....
  • HHS weighs accepting men who have sex with men as blood donors

    03/13/2012 10:54:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill [Washington ^ | 3/13/12 | Rachel Leven
    The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) is seeking comments on designing a pilot program to create “alternative donor deferral criteria” for gay men. Currently, men who have had sex with other men (MSM) since 1977 cannot donate blood due to “higher levels of certain transfusion-transmissible infections” among that population, the notice explains. Members of Congress’s interest and increased accuracy among donor testing have made the department reconsider the ban. “[T]he increased effectiveness of donor testing for [Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)], [Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)], syphilis and other infectious agents has greatly enhanced
  • Pelosi: Girl Scouts' Relationship With Planned Parenthood ‘Very Valuable’

    02/02/2012 2:02:35 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 1, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Planned Parenthood’s relationship with the Girl Scouts of America is “very valuable,” Wednesday, at a congressional reception to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the organization for young girls. Rep. Pelosi was featured at the reception with a group of female government leaders to promote the Girl Scout’s new initiative “To Get Her There,” which seeks to create “gender balanced leadership” in one generation.After the event CNSNews.com asked Pelosi: “The Girl Scouts has had some ties to Planned Parenthood, do you think that’s a valuable relationship to have working together?”“The Girl...