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  • Ten thalassemic children in Pakistan get HIV due to transfusion December 4, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 10 Pakistani children suffering from thalassemia have tested positive for the HIV virus after allegedly receiving a transfusion of infected blood. The news about the children aged between 5 and 16 getting the deadly virus due to negligence of medical staff sent shock waves through the healthcare...
  • 2002 hit-and-run case: Experts tell court alcohol content found in Salman Khan's blood was higher than normal December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Salman Khan's blood had alcohol content after he was made to undergo a test in the 2002 hit-and-run case, according to a chemical analysis expert who testified in a Mumbai Sessions Court on Wednesday. The expert claimed in the court that the alcohol content found in Salman...
  • US mulls lifting ban on gay blood donations December 3, 2014

    Washington: A US ban on blood donations by gays could be eased after 31 years, depending on the decision of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that began two days of meetings. Current US law bars any man who has had sex with a man even once since 1977...
  • Angelina Jolie involved in car crash? December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie was reportedly involved in a car crash after her vehicle skidded in the rain here. The 39-year-old was returning from a screening for her new film 'Unbroken' Sunday, when the car reportedly skidded, hit a curb, and two of its tyres burst, reports mirror.co.uk. As per reports...
  • Watch: This 13-year-old girl from Lucknow suffers from a terrifying, undiagnosed medical condition where she cries blood! October 12, 2014

    13-year-old Twinkle Dwivedi from Lucknow is just another teenager who plays with her friends and loves to watch TV. There's one thing that sets her apart from teenagers across the world - her rare disease that still doesn't have a name.Famously known as the 'girl who cries blood', Twinkle has...
  • Clicking the 'Blood Moon' October 8, 2014

    It is your last chance to catch total Lunar eclipse this year, although in India stargazers will only be able to witness its last stage. The eclipse of the moon has begun and will end around 7 pm today, and there is still time to take out your cameras a...
  • Watch live: 'Blood moon' total lunar eclipse October 8, 2014

    If you missed April's total eclipse of the moon, now's your chance.The total lunar eclipse also will be visible across Australia and much of Asia. Only Europe, Africa and the eastern tip of Brazil won't get the show.The moon will appear orange or red, the result of sunlight scattering off...
  • Scientists invent device that uses a magnet to clean bad blood September 15, 2014

    Paris: Scientists said on Sunday they had invented a device that uses a magnet to extract bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, potentially throwing a lifeline to patients with sepsis and other infections. The external gadget tested so far in rats but not yet humans could be adapted one...
  • Ebola survivor gives blood to ill American September 12, 2014

    Omaha: A survivor of Ebola has donated blood to an American aid worker infected with the disease, and doctors treating him at a Nebraska hospital say he has responded well to the aggressive treatment. Dr Phil Smith said that Dr Rick Sacra received blood transfusions from Dr Kent Brantly shortly...
  • AB blood type may increase dementia risk September 11, 2014

    Washington: People with the least common blood type, AB, are more likely to develop thinking and memory problems that can lead to dementia in later years than people with other blood types, says a study. "Our study looks at blood type and risk of cognitive impairment," said study author Mary Cushman...
  • Japan to work with India in finding Sickle Cell Anaemia remedy August 31, 2014

    Kyoto: Japan on Sunday agreed to work with India in inventing treatment to the Sickle Cell Anaemia after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought help for finding remedy to the deadly disease commonly found among tribals in India. Modi, who has been keenly looking for a remedy to the disease since his...
  • Laser device may end pin pricks to measure blood sugar August 22, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have used a specialised laser to measure blood sugar, an advance that could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood. Princeton University researchers have measured blood sugar by directing a specialised laser at a person's palm. The laser passes through the skin cells, without...
  • Woman suffering from rare disease sheds 'blood tears' July 31, 2014

    A 22yearold woman in Kota is suffering from a rare disease which leads to shedding of 'blood tears' from the eyes instead of saline water. Doctors at a government hospital in Kota said Lakshaya Bais has been traced out as the third patient suffering from the rarest of rare disease. Professor in...
  • Scientists can now 3D print human blood vessels July 6, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have figured out how to create blood vessels in 3D printed organs, a breakthrough that may eventually lead to artificial organs. Scientists have been steadily advancing towards the goal of building labgrown organs out of a patient's own cells, but a few major challenges remain. One of them is making...
  • Blood donation can help keep your heart healthy July 4, 2014

    London: Shift workers, take note! Donating blood could be an easy way to reduce your risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Austrian researchers have found that jet lag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers. However, these effects...
  • Decline of hearing ability: Indian, US experts find gene role June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In a pathbreaking research which may have implications for those suffering from a decline of their cognitive and hearing abilities, Indian and American experts have established the role of a specific gene in triggering such conditions. Experts of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and University of Louisville School of Medicine...
  • 'True Blood' headed for a musical afterlife June 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Like the vampires it portrays, "True Blood" won't seem to die. Even if it means breaking out in song. After the final scene of the upcoming final season of "True Blood," fans may be able to take another fresh bite out of the HBO vampire drama. In the works: "True...
  • Blood banks in each district in three years: Harsh Vardhan June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the high rate of maternal mortality in the country due to want of safe blood during pregnancy, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that the government will work to ensure that each district soon has a blood bank. "Almost 88 per cent of...
  • 3Dprinted blood vessels coming soon June 2, 2014

    New York: One of the major challenges in building labgrown organs out of a patient's own cells has been making blood vessels that deliver essential nutrients and dispose of hazardous waste from the system to keep our organs working properly. This obstacle may soon wither away as researchers have made significant...
  • Body of a man found in abandoned truck in Agra May 3, 2014

    A body covered in blood was found in an abandoned truck here Saturday, police said. The truck was parked on M.G. Road near St. John's College. Passersby noticed the blood and informed police. Police took away the body to mortuary for examination. It was identified as that of a man working in...
  • VHP leader Togadia launches 'Blood 4 India' mobile app May 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia launched a dedicated mobile app for those citizens "who either want to donate or seek blood in emergency". During the launching ceremony, Togadia, who is also a cancer surgeon, claimed that the app called 'Blood 4 India' "will bridge a gap between donors and...
  • Watch live: Rare 'Blood Moon' lunar eclipse April 15, 2014

    A total lunar eclipse visible from North America will begin early in the morning of April 15 at about 2 AM EDT (11:30 AM IST). In this rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its colour from bright orange to blood red to brown,...
  • Scientists develop method to generate stem cells from just a drop of blood March 22, 2014

    London: In a major breakthrough, a team of scientists has developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from just a drop of finger-pricked blood. As hiPSCs exhibit properties remarkably similar to human embryonic stem cells, they are invaluable resources for scientific research. Earlier methods to generate hiPSCs generally...
  • Kejriwal has high blood sugar level, to start insulin course: Doctor January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been dogged of late by health problems, was on Monday examined by his family doctor at the Secretariat here and started a course of insulin to bring down his high blood sugar levels. Dr Bipin Mittal, Kejriwal's family doctor, said that the Delhi...
  • Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church January 27, 2014

    Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Franca Corrieri said she had discovered a broken window early on Sunday morning and had called the...
  • Gujarat: IAS officer weighed in 79 litres of blood donated by villagers January 6, 2014

    Spearheading a blood donation drive for last many years, an IAS officer on Monday was weighed in 79 litres of blood donated by 513 people at a village near Ahmedabad. Gujarat Home Department Additional Chief Secretary Sudeep Kumar Nanda on Monday was given the 'Rakta tula sanman' (honour of weighing in...
  • Makers of 'Raaz 4' hunting for child artist December 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Mahadkar is all set to direct fourth installment of 'Raaz', a remake of 1976 Hollywood hit 'The Omen', says he is desperately looking for a child artist to play a vital role in his film. In the Hollywood horror thriller, said to be one of the best in...
  • Kerala: Heart patient dies allegedly after wrong blood transfusion November 26, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A patient died allegedly due to wrong blood transfusion at the Thiruvananthapuram medical college in Kerala, a state that boasts of high health standards. The police have registered a case based on the complaint of the patient's relatives. Sreekumar underwent a bypass surgery at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College last...
  • 5 offbeat films everyone's talking about and you need to watch in 2014 November 22, 2013

    New Delhi: You might have heard about these films, but there is a possibility that you haven't watched them yet since they didn't get wide releases as some of their contemporary Bollywood counterparts. Two of these five films are still awaiting their release. I have liked these films for various reasons,...