Blood

  • Watch live: Rare 'Blood Moon' lunar eclipse 15-04-2014 06:56 AM

    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 22-03-2014 03:59 PM

    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...
  • Kejriwal has high blood sugar level, to start insulin course: Doctor 27-01-2014 10:31 PM

    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...
  • Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church 27-01-2014 07:14 PM

    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...
  • Gujarat: IAS officer weighed in 79 litres of blood donated by villagers 06-01-2014 01:57 PM

    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...
  • Makers of 'Raaz 4' hunting for child artist 01-12-2013 03:37 PM

    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...
  • Kerala: Heart patient dies allegedly after wrong blood transfusion 26-11-2013 04:00 PM

    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 off-beat films everyone's talking about and you need to watch in 2014 22-11-2013 12:54 PM

    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...
  • Woman's body found in neighbour's septic tank 13-11-2013 08:31 AM

    The body of a 32-year-old woman was recovered from the toilet tank of her neighbour's house in Kavinagar area in Ghaziabad, police said on Tuesday. The body of the deceased, identified as Sarita, bore several stab wounds, they said, hinting at an extra-marital affair between the woman and her neighbour...
  • 'Blood Money' director Vishal Mahadkar set to make a horror film 04-11-2013 05:38 PM

    Mumbai: 'Blood Money' helmer Vishal Mahadkar is all set to direct a horror film with newcomers. The film will be backed by the Vishesh Films. "I am making a horror film, it is not going to be in 3D. I can't reveal too much about the project. We would go...
  • Israel secretly provided arms to India in 1971 war, claims book 01-11-2013 06:02 PM

    Israel secretly provided India weapons and instructors in 1971 as it prepared for the war with Pakistan that led to the emergence of Bangladesh even though the two countries did not have diplomatic relations, according to a new book by an American journalist. "The Blood Telegram" by Gary Bass, which...
  • Ahead of 1971 war, Nixon branded his envoy to India as traitor 18-10-2013 04:34 PM

    Washington: Reluctant to hear anything against then Pakistan president Gen Yahya Khan and his army ahead of the 1971 war, the then US President Richard Nixon branded his own envoy to India as a "traitor" and an "Indian mouthpiece", says a new book based on declassified documents. In fact, Nixon...
  • 'The Blood Telegram,' a powerful statement on American hypocrisy 16-10-2013 12:01 PM

    Apart from the local leaders, who played a pivotal role in the liberation of Bangladesh? The obvious answer is the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. Who else? According Gary J Bass' compelling book 'The Blood Telegram' - Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide' , Indira Gandhi's Principal advisor...
  • Fire In The Blood: Why this documentary is so important 15-10-2013 09:21 AM

    New Delhi: Dylan Mohan Gray's hard hitting documentary 'Fire In The Blood' has generated a good buzz throughout the globe. Now, the film has been released in India and is receiving rave reviews. Dylan speaks about the struggle and the wide canvas he covered during the research for 'Fire In...
  • Write your review: 'Fire In The Blood'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Fire In The Blood' tells you how YOU can help save lives. What do you say? Write your own review and win...
  • 'Fire in the Blood' review: It tells you how YOU can help save lives 11-10-2013 10:46 PM

    Director: Dylan Mohan Gray Why are millions of AIDS-infected patients dying in Third World countries when there is affordable treatment available? Because they are poor. That is the simple answer, but I urge you to listen to the complex and uncomfortable questions that the powerful documentary Fire in the Blood...
  • Long monsoon spreading dengue, says Ghulam Nabi Azad 01-10-2013 06:30 PM

    Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday attributed the rise in the number of dengue cases, which have already crossed 2,000, to the long monsoon in the capital. "This year the monsoon has been going on since June, and we have had rainfall even in September....
  • Health Minister calls for organising frequent blood donation camps 01-10-2013 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: In view of widening gap between demand and supply of blood for transfusion, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday encouraged people for voluntary donation while stressing on the need to organise frequent donation camps. "The increased number of surgeries conducted in super speciality hospitals has led to...
  • Five deaths, 1,000 cases of dengue reported in NCR 26-09-2013 08:57 AM

    New Delhi: The dengue scare is back with more than five deaths and over 1,000 cases have been reported in the national capital region itself. What's more worrisome is that that medical experts say the number of cases this time round has doubled since last year. Five deaths and 1,355...
  • UN inspectors reach Syria gas victims despite coming under fire 27-08-2013 01:48 AM

    Beirut/Amman: UN chemical weapons experts interviewed and took blood samples on Monday from victims of last week's apparent poison gas attack in a rebel-held suburb of Syria's capital, after the inspectors themselves survived sniper fire that hit their convoy. In a clear warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary...
  • US defends study of blood transfusions for premature babies 24-08-2013 06:51 AM

    A government-supported study of blood transfusion levels in premature infants adheres to the highest ethical and clinical standards, the National Institutes of Health said this week in response to advocacy group Public Citizen, which has called for the study to be stopped. The Transfusion of Premature (TOP) trial aims to...
  • Man gets life term for murdering male partner who refused physical advances 14-08-2013 12:15 AM

    A sessions court on Tuesday convicted a man and sentenced him to life imprisonment for brutally murdering his male partner after the latter refused to have sex with him. Shaukat Ali had stabbed his 55-year-old partner Jamel Qureshi 18 times in the latter's butcher shop in Mumbai on October 20,...
  • Hindu, Muslim couples swap kidneys for transplant 07-08-2013 05:25 AM

    Rising above religious and sectarian divide, a Hindu couple and a Muslim couple swapped their kidneys for transplantation, as the blood groups of their spouses did not match, a leading specialty hospital official said in Bangalore on Tuesday. "We have carried out a historic swap kidney transplant involving two couples...
  • Hepatitis B carrier state has no symptoms: Dr Vivek Raj 30-07-2013 05:00 PM

    Dr Vivek Raj, director of department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Max Healthcare, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on hepatitis in India and the available preventive technologies. Q. I am hepatitis B positive and non reactive. My fibroscan suggest 6.5 Kpa stiffness. Liver Biopsy shows possibility of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis/no...
  • MP: Meet Sharad Kumre, the man who has donated blood 50 times 29-07-2013 10:08 AM

    Hoshangabad: A 42-year-old man in Madhya Pradesh has donated blood 50 times and has organised almost 90 blood donation camps. Sharad Kumre is also an environmentalist who carries out plantation drives in the remote villages of Madhya Pradesh. "I have motivated many people to donate blood. Those who feared earlier,...
  • Hrithik Roshan to undergo a surgery for blood clotting 07-07-2013 01:04 PM

    Mumbai: Hrithik Roshan, one of the reigning stars of the Hindi film industry, will undergo a brain surgery Sunday at Hinduja Hospital. Reportedly the actor's surgery will take place around 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. Hrithik's father, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, told IANS: "It's a clot between brain and skull. So,...
  • Bangalore: Woman dies after blood transfusion in a govt hospital 05-07-2013 08:20 PM

    Yet another case of alleged medical negligence in Bangalore. A young woman who went for a simple blood transfusion in a hospital died after she was given blood of a wrong group. ...
  • Bangalore: Woman given wrong blood at a government hospital, dies 05-07-2013 01:44 PM

    Bangalore: In a tragic case of medical negligence, a 25-year-old woman has lost her life after allegedly being given the wrong blood by a lab technician. The incident happened at a prominent government hospital in Bangalore. Her family has lodged a police complaint of negligence and an investigation is on....
  • Blood bank in-charge, 2 others suspended on AIDS case 17-06-2013 01:31 AM

    Guwahati: The in-charge of the blood bank and two laboratory technicians at Mangaldai Civil Hospital, where four persons were transfused HIV-infected blood, were suspended on Sunday. "Darrang Deputy Commissioner today suspended Jiten Saharia, in-charge of the blood bank at Mangaldai Civil Hospital and two laboratory technicians Ranjit Chandra Deka and...
  • Gandhi's personal effects, documents fetch over 300,000 pounds 21-05-2013 09:40 PM

    London: Mahatma Gandhi's personal effects and documents, including his prayer beads, blood sample, leather chappals and the iconic leader's last will and testament, went under the hammer on Tuesday fetching a whopping 300,000 pounds. The last will and testament of Mahatma Gandhi proved to be the highlight of the auction...