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  • ISIS fighters are stealing blood from civilians

    06/09/2016 8:51:37 PM PDT · by russbart · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | Hollie McKay
    ISIS fighters desperately clinging to the embattled city of Fallujah in the face of an overwhelming liberation force are literally stealing blood from civilians to heal their wounded, witnesses told FoxNews.com.
  • Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Reportedly “Snickering” w/Glee Over Failure of Megyn Kelly Special

    05/22/2016 3:54:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 149 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 09:35 AM | Scott Eric Kaufman.
    New York’s Gabriel Sherman is reporting that in addition to being a ratings and financial failure, Megyn Kelly’s interview with Donald Trump has resulted in her losing most of the leverage she had in her upcoming contract negotiations. Fox executives were willing to consider 9 million viewers a success, but Kelly’s supposedly mainstream appeal didn’t translate to the parent network, and she only netted 4.8 million viewers. It was, as one Fox insider told Sherman, “not good for her at all.” In fact, her boss Roger Ailes was apparently so tickled by the fact that he would not have to...
  • A Rare Blood Infection Is Killing People in Wisconsin and Michigan

    04/30/2016 9:02:35 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 28 replies
    A rare blood infection is claiming lives, and the CDC can't pinpoint the source. The infection, caused by the Elizabethkingia anophelis bacteria, has killed 17 people in Wisconsin since November and just claimed a life in Michigan, the Detroit News reports. Elizabethkingia is often found in water and soil, but – until now – has seldom caused infections. So far, 54 Wisconsin residents have contracted the infection, CNN reports. "We don't see 48 of the identical organism causing an outbreak like this very often," Michael Bell, deputy director for the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease...
  • Migrants Leave Blood, Faeces, Semen Smeared on Asylum Home Walls

    04/26/2016 7:08:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 26, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Asylum seekers have left an asylum home and have smeared blood, vomit and faeces all over the walls according to police. In preparation for the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, riot police in the German town of Hameln needed somewhere for the officers to stay overnight. The police were offered a barracks that previously held migrants but were shocked to discover that the past residents had smeared faeces, vomit and blood all over the walls of the former asylum home reports Junge Freiheit.
  • Glenn Beck: Failure to Elect Ted Cruz Will Leave Us With Blood on Our Hands

    03/18/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · by C19fan · 164 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 18, 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on The Blaze TV, host Glenn Beck told his listeners why he is campaigning for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% and he urged them to do the same because if America goes away, the blood will be on their hands.
  • Trump's pigs blood solution! :-)

    02/20/2016 7:36:39 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 72 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/20/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Muslims Should Be Executed With Bullets Dipped In "Pig's Blood," Trump Says Tyler Durden's picture Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/20/2016 13:26 -0500 Donald Trump MSNBC None South Carolina Donald Trump has no filter - and that’s served him well. Much to the chagrin of the GOP establishment and much to the horror of voters who believe America’s commander-in-chief should aspire to some modicum of political correctness, an endless stream vitriol emanates from Trump’s mouth and none of it, no matter how inflammatory, dents his poll numbers. Over the last nine months, Trump has called Mexicans rapists, derided John McCain’s...
  • FDA issues recommendations to reduce the risk for Zika virus blood transmission in the United States

    02/17/2016 1:39:14 AM PST · by deks · 17 replies
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration ^ | February 16, 2016 | FDA
    While there have been no reports to date of Zika virus entering the U.S. blood supply, the risk of blood transmission is considered likely based on the most current scientific evidence of how Zika virus and similar viruses (flaviviruses) are spread and recent reports of transfusion-associated infection outside of the U.S. Furthermore, about 4 out of 5 of those infected with Zika virus do not become symptomatic. For these reasons, the FDA is recommending that blood establishments defer blood donations from individuals in accordance with the new guidance.
  • Abbas's Fatah urges children to 'water the ground with blood'

    12/29/2015 1:02:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/15 | Ari Yashar
    Leading a new wave of incitement, Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction has called on Palestinian children to "water (the ground) with blood" to destroy Israel. Security Forces official spokesperson Adnan Al-Damiri put a post on Facebook last week from the Fatah Shabiba youth movement addressed to Palestinian children, as translated and revealed by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) on Tuesday. "Teach your children to love the land; Teach them that we live a life of suffering; Teach them that there is a seed in the ground; If they water it with blood, a revolution will flower; Teach them...
  • FDA Cancels Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Males

    12/22/2015 8:35:27 AM PST · by chuckee · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 21, 2015
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nullified a 30-year ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. The FDA ban, which went into effect during the 1980s AIDS crisis, prohibited blood from gay men as a way to stop transmission of HIV. Many early cases of AIDS and HIV resulted from blood transfusions, as was the case with tennis superstar Arthur Ashe. However, the new policy will not accept “donations from men who have had sex with another man in the previous year.” Australia and the United Kingdom also use the 12-month window. “Ultimately, the 12-month deferral window is...
  • FDA Lifts Ban on Blood Donations from Men Who Have Had Sex with Men

    12/21/2015 12:02:09 PM PST · by xzins · 123 replies
    Townhall ^ | 21 Dec 15 | Christine Rousselle
    The Food and Drug Administration has lifted the ban on blood donations from men who have engaged in sexual relations with another man. Now, in order to donate blood, a man will have had to have been abstinent for the period of one year prior to donation. This new policy is similar to the deferral period for a woman who has engaged in sexual activity with a man who had previously sexual activity with another man, or for someone who has traveled to a country where malaria is prevalent. The Food and Drug Administration released final rules on Monday that...
  • "The American Blood Is Best, and We Will Taste It Soon"

    11/14/2015 2:55:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Power Line Blog ^ | 11/13/15 | John Hinderaker
    Fox News reports that jihadi web sites are rejoicing over today's terrorist attacks in Paris. The line we have heard more than once from ISIS-related sites is, "The American blood is best, and we will taste it soon." The French are tougher than many realize, but they are not the primary targets of Muslim extremists. This morning, in a burst of bad timing, Barack Obama said on ABC that ISIS is "contained." Far from being contained, ISIS is on a roll, from the Sinai, where they apparently brought down an airplane full of Russian tourists, to Paris, France. No one...
  • Controlling Blood Pressure Requires an Irreducibly Complex System

    09/23/2015 8:15:42 AM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Evolution News ^ | 9-22-15 | Howard Glicksman
    Controlling Blood Pressure Requires an Irreducibly Complex System Howard Glicksman September 22, 2015 12:32 PM | Editor's note: Physicians have a special place among the thinkers who have elaborated the argument for intelligent design. Perhaps that's because, more than evolutionary biologists, they are familiar with the challenges of maintaining a functioning complex system, the human body. With that in mind, Evolution News & Views is delighted to present this series, "The Designed Body." Dr. Glicksman practices palliative medicine for a hospice organization. The body is a multi-cellular organism that requires the circulation of blood within its cardiovascular system to give...
  • Autopsies reveal signs of Alzheimer’s in growth-hormone patients (can you "catch" Alzheimer's?)

    09/16/2015 1:14:29 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Nature ^ | 9/9/15 | Alison Abbott
    Brain plaques may have been seeded by contaminated hormone extracts from cadavers. Only a decade ago, the idea that Alzheimer’s disease might be transmissible between people would have been laughed off the stage. But scientists have since shown that tissues can transmit symptoms of the disease between animals — and new results imply that humans, at least in one unusual circumstance, may not be an exception. The findings, published in this issue of Nature, emerged during autopsy studies of the brains of eight people who had died of the rare but deadly Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD; Z. Jaunmuktane et al. Nature...
  • Roger Ailes Nukes Trump: Attack on Megyn Kelly Is ‘Unacceptable’ and ‘Disturbing’

    08/25/2015 10:14:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 168 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 8/25/15 | Lloyd Grove
    Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes released a statement on Tuesday about Donald Trump's renewed war on host Megyn Kelly. “Donald Trump's surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing. Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at FOX News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise.” -snip- On Tuesday morning Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade fired back, saying Trump is "out of control." At least 10 separate Fox News personalities publically rebuked Trump before noon on Tuesday,...
  • Trump: Megyn Kelly should apologize to me

    08/10/2015 7:51:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Businessman Donald Trump on Monday tried to move beyond his controversial remark that Fox News host Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her ... wherever," saying he was not the one who should apologize. "The fact is she asked me a very inappropriate question. She should really be apologizing to me," the Republican presidential candidate said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • Trump Hits Back: “Only a Deviant Would Think Anything Else” (Trump Statement)

    08/08/2015 8:19:09 AM PDT · by Clyde5445 · 406 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com/ ^ | August 8, 2015 10:23 AM | Alexis Levinson
    Scott Walker weighed in on the latest Donald Trump kerfuffle on Twitter, saying there was “no excuse” for Trump’s remarks about Megyn Kelly. Walker has so far made a point of staying out of the fray, avoiding both engaging with Trump or responding to Trump’s attacks on him. But today he changed tack, taking a jab at the business mogul.
  • Trump Used the Same Blood Expression Toward Chris Wallace

    08/08/2015 9:34:40 AM PDT · by ElainaVer · 51 replies
    During the 31 minute interview on CNN with Don Lemon . . Trump used the same verbiage against Chris Wallace . . the ones that are being touted as 'sexist' against Megyn Kelly. The 'sound bites' aren't including that part of his interview. Donald talked about being friends with Mike Wallace and that his son Chris Wallace was not nearly like his Dad. Trump said, "There's a big difference between Mike Wallace and Chris Wallace. You know, I watched him last night too, blood pouring from his eyes." This clarifies that Trump's intent was to describe ANGER . . not...
  • Support for a Young Earth? Scientists Baffled by Preserved Dinosaur Blood Cells [Psalms 85:11]

    07/09/2015 9:48:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 110 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/15/2015 | Garrett Haley
    LONDON – The discovery of well-preserved blood and proteins in a supposedly 75-million-year-old dinosaur fossil has stumped secular scientists and led one Christian apologist to herald the findings as evidence of a young Earth. A team of scientists at the U.K.’s Imperial College London carefully examined eight Cretaceous dinosaur bones discovered in North America, scrutinizing the bones’ interiors with an electron microscope. The researchers were stunned when they discovered what appeared to be red blood cells in one of the specimens. Upon closer examination, the British scientists identified an internal structure within the dinosaur cells, complete with nuclei and amino...
  • Disturbing video shows Florida State QB punch woman in bar incident

    07/07/2015 5:04:50 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 134 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Jul 6, 2015 | Luke Zimmermann
    The State Attorney's Office in Tallahassee, Fla., released surveillance video on Monday showing FSU quarterback De'Andre Johnson punching a female student at a bar a month ago.
  • Man Facing Charges For Having Sex With Minor & Making 3 Girls Drink Blood

    06/30/2015 3:28:38 PM PDT · by windcliff · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | 6-30-2015 | Ralph Iannotti
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Westmoreland County man is facing a string of charges after police said he had sex with an underage girl, told a witness to lie to police, and then cut the arms of several girls, licked their blood, and had them do the same to him. Jonathan Ryan Davis, 21, of Vandergrift is facing charges that include statutory rape, witness intimidation, and corruption of minors. Vandergrift Police Officer Joseph Gray told KDKA TV’s Ralph Iannotti “there were some ritualistic issues from the summer and fall of last year, some blood-letting…where victims (juveniles) cut their own wrists, and...
  • Blood-Filled Sculpture Protests FDA Ban on Gay Blood Donations

    06/28/2015 5:48:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Kathleen Brown
    (CNSNews.com) -- The American University Museum in Washington, D.C. will host an art exhibition this fall that protests the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) current ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with other men (MSM).The museum says the exhibit, entitled “Blood Mirror", will feature a “powerful sculpture created from the blood of 9 gay men." Viewers of the sculpture will be able to see themselves reflected on the surface of the encased blood.​Gay artist Jordan Eagles said in a press release that he preserved the blood within a seven-foot-tall monolith to show “that this blood could have been used...
  • 7 Key Events That Are Going To Happen By The End Of September

    06/16/2015 8:19:48 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 50 replies
    End Of The American Dream.com ^ | 11JUN2015 | Michael Snyder
    Is something really big about to happen? For months, people have been pointing to the second half of this year for various reasons. For some, the major concern is Jade Helm and the unprecedented movement of military vehicles and equipment that we have been witnessing all over the nation. For others, the upcoming fourth blood moon and the end of the Shemitah cycle are extremely significant events. Yet others are most concerned about political developments in Washington D.C. and at the United Nations. To me, it does seem rather remarkable that we are seeing such a confluence of economic, political...
  • First In Fish: 'Fully Warm-Blooded' Moonfish Prowls The Deep Seas

    05/18/2015 12:38:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 05-15-2015 | Bill Chappell
    Over decades of studying the oceans' fishes, some species have been found to have partial warm-bloodedness. But scientists say the opah, or moonfish, circulates heated blood — and puts it to a competitive advantage. "Nature has a way of surprising us with clever strategies where you least expect them," according to NOAA Fisheries biologist Nicholas Wegner, who works in the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, Calif. In a news release about the finding, Wegner said, "It's hard to stay warm when you're surrounded by cold water but the opah has figured it out." The opah is not a...
  • FDA recommends ending lifetime ban on gay men donating blood

    05/12/2015 11:49:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The Obama administration is calling for the end to a lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, acknowledging that the policy “is perceived by some as discriminatory.” The Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules on Tuesday that would roll back the ban, though it still restricts gay men from donating blood if they have had sex with another man within a year. The proposal still marks the country’s biggest step yet toward changing the 30-year-old prohibition. Critics of the ban, which was enacted during the national AIDS epidemic in 1983 and last updated in 1992, say...
  • Obama FDA Considers Lifting Ban on Sodomites Donating Blood

    12/01/2014 4:08:35 AM PST · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | November 20, 2014 | Timothy Brown
    Again, this is another move under the Obama administration to put the American public in danger while promoting what is clearly an unhealthy lifestyle. The Food and Drug Administration advisors will be meeting the first week in December to talk about lifting a thirty year old prohibition on sodomites donating blood. ------------- Let me ask you America, would you be willing to run that risk of a sodomite donating blood with the slim chance that he may just give you HIV? Wouldn't that be like me offering you a coke with the possibility that it contained only 1% poison? Would...
  • Hillary bloodied Bill Clinton...after learning of Monica Lewinsky affair

    04/07/2015 11:45:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-6-15 | Dave Boyer
    Just as Hillary Rodham Clinton is preparing to launch her presidential campaign, a new behind-the-scenes book about life at the White House is providing a fresh look at her bitter fights with husband-President Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, including a bloody clash in the first couple’s bedroom. “There was blood all over the president and first lady’s bed,” writes former White House reporter Kate Anderson Brower. “A member of the residence staff got a frantic call from the maid who found the mess. Someone needed to come quickly and inspect the damage. The blood was Bill Clinton‘s. The...
  • Temple Mount Faithful sacrifices lamb in pre-Passover ritual [Isaiah 66:6]

    04/04/2015 1:22:39 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 47 replies
    YNet News ^ | 4/1/15 | Dr. Ruchama Weiss, Rabbi Levi Brackman
    It looked like a scene from year 200 BCE, or the end of days – yet it all played out just two days ago, on Monday, not far from the Temple Mount. Kohanim in authentic attire blessed the excited crowd, Levites sang hymns, and a young lamb was offered up as a Passover sacrifice in keeping with all the dictates of the ancient ritual. This "dress rehearsal," staged every year by members of the Temple Mount Faithful movement, is designed to present the public with an accurate rendition of the ritual that was in practice during the time of the...
  • 'Mystic' rabbi issues ominous warning on eve of blood moon [44th President]

    04/04/2015 12:17:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 46 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/3/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    Christians are not the only ones looking for meaning in the plethora of signs aligning in the heavens. A rare alignment of four blood moons and a total solar eclipse unfolding during a Shemitah year and on biblical feast days, has a Jewish rabbi in Israel asking for special prayer. Rabbi Amram Vaknin, described as a “mystic rabbi living in southern Israel,” is urging all Jews to pray and repent as the third Blood Moon of a tetrad cycle approaches, according to a report in Breaking Israel News. Vaknin is not easily dismissed because he reportedly predicted the events of...
  • The First Palestinian State (2003 article, very relevant)

    09/14/2011 6:39:07 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies
    Americans for a Safe Israel ^ | December 9, 2003 | E. Winston
    WINSTON MID EAST ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY - December 9, 2003 THE FIRST PALESTINIAN STATE by Emanuel A. Winston, a Middle East analyst & commentatorOh. You didn’t know there was a First Palestinian State? It’s not necessary to go back to 1964 when, with Egypt’s help, Yassir Arafat formed up the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) - with the sole intent of engaging in Terror for the purpose of conquering the Jewish State, with the assistance of all the Arab/Muslim nations. Those goals of the PLO have NOT changed. (1) Arafat was elected Chairman of the PLO in 1969.But, Arafat and his...
  • "Anti-terror" invention designed to spray Muslims with PIG BLOOD is "deeply offensive" ...

    03/05/2015 7:53:01 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    (UK) Mirror ^ | March 4, 2015 | Jasper Hamill
    Complete Headline: "Anti-terror" invention designed to spray Muslims with PIG BLOOD is "deeply offensive", says faith group An American inventor has unveiled an offensive "anti-terror" system designed to spray Muslims with pig blood. [Snip] His invention involves placing containers of clearly labelled pig blood in sensitive areas, in the hope suicide attackers would avoid detonating a bomb nearby for fear of getting covered in it. These vials of blood could be attached to trip wires and spray Muslims with the forbidden substance if they enter a certain area. "It will keep suicide bombers from blowing themselves up near the container...
  • GOD Economics

    01/11/2015 10:46:09 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible , the joshua chronicles ^ | 1-11-15 | Jedediah
    My Kingdom Economics are derived through "Thanksgiving"for it was in this manner the waters parted for Moses and the snakebites were of no consequence(I will lift my eyes to the hills) for as The Son Of God is lifted up doors open and miracles begin ! My endowment to Him( Jesus) is you( My children of Light ) and so it is as your love for Us is poured out ," Truly " it is returned flowing down upon your heads pressed down shaken together and flowing over into My very Will. So enter My Courts with Thanksgiving "YES" but...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasts FDA proposal on gay sex (calls it too restrictive)

    12/24/2014 3:43:50 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | December 23, 2014 | Trevor Eischen
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize the FDA’s proposed new policy on blood donations from gay men, saying that while the recommendation is a “step forward” it is still “discriminatory.” The liberal legislator and potential 2016 presidential candidate tweeted that the FDA must “have courage to set policies based on science” in order to “commit to building a bigger, safer blood supply through risk-based screenings.” The policy, introduced Tuesday by FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, would replace a 30-year-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men with a new rule permitting donations from men...
  • The U.S. Government Should Stop Discriminating Against Gay Blood Donors (New Republic)

    12/23/2014 12:16:17 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 16, 2014 | Elaine Teng
    ... Currently, the FDA bans men who have had sex with other men “at any time since 1977 (the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the United States)” from giving blood based on their heightened risk for HIV. Because it still takes about two weeks after exposure to detect HIV—and up to several months in rare cases—the HHS recommends the one-year deferral period to be safe, following in the footsteps of the U.K., Sweden, Australia, and Japan. The new rule would be a step in the right direction from a government that has long clung to outdated conceptions of HIV...
  • F.D.A. Lifting Ban on Gay Blood Donors

    12/23/2014 11:05:08 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 254 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 23, 2014 | SABRINA TAVERNISE
    The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that it would scrap a decades-old lifetime prohibition on blood donation by gay and bisexual men, a change that experts said was long overdue and could lift the annual blood supply by as much as 4 percent. The F.D.A. enacted the ban in 1983, early in the AIDS epidemic. At the time, little was known about the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes the disease, and there was no quick test to determine whether somebody had it. But science — and the understanding of H.I.V. in particular — has advanced in the intervening...
  • Obama's 'propaganda' pushed people to 'hate the police,' Giuliani says

    12/22/2014 7:02:24 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 21, 2014 | By Justin Sink
    President Obama has engaged in “propaganda” encouraging people to “hate the police,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) charged a day after two city police officers were shot and killed in their patrol car by a man who posted anti-police messages to his social media account.
  • Government could ease 31-year-old ban on blood donations from gay men

    11/29/2014 7:53:09 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/29/2014 | Brady Dennis
    The federal government is on the brink of lifting restrictions put in place more than three decades ago when regulators, alarmed by the spread of the virus that causes AIDS, barred men who had sex with other men from donating blood. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will begin a two-day meeting on the issue Tuesday, amid growing calls from medical groups, gay rights activists and lawmakers to jettison the ban as outdated and discriminatory.
  • Stolen Ebola Blood 'Lost for Good' Says Guinea

    11/24/2014 3:37:49 PM PST · by wtd · 5 replies
    NDTV ^ | November 25, 2014 03:33 IST | Agence France-Presse
    Stolen Ebola Blood 'Lost for Good' Says Guinea Conakry, Guinea: Guinea said on Monday a cooler carrying a stolen blood sample infected with the deadly Ebola virus, stolen en route to a test centre, was unlikely ever to be found. A gang of robbers held up a taxi last week near the town of Kissidougou which was transporting the sample from central Kankan prefecture to southern Gueckedou, around 265 kilometres (165 miles) away. "We are confident of not being able to find this cooler. With the media attention around the case, we are confident that the bandits would have...
  • Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

    11/21/2014 7:23:50 AM PST · by Raebie · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 21, 2014 | BOUBACAR DIALLO
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the unidentified robbers to hand over the samples that were stolen from the minibus taxi during its 265-kilometer (165-mile) trek from central Kankan prefecture to a test site in southern Gueckedou. Four Red Cross officials accompanied the samples, that were drawn from a single person and stored in a...
  • Gay Blood Donation Ban Could Be Lifted: Gay men may donate blood if abstinent for a year.

    11/14/2014 7:17:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 11/14/2013 | By Nikki Schwab
    Gay men just got a step closer to being able to donate blood. Since 1983, men who have had sex with men anytime since 1977 were barred from donating blood, a policy put in place because of the HIV/AIDs epidemic, which especially ravaged the gay community in its early years. But on Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety voted 16-2 to tweak the ban, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, suggesting instead that men who have had sex with men could give blood, but with a caveat. They’d have to be abstinent for...
  • 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 · 8 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.