Blood

Guantanamo: The First Postmodern Institution

Tom Johnson | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

Future horizons shine flecked with gold and freedom in the American dream. The continued existence of Guantanamo tarnishes it with blood.

PICTURES: What Caused This River In Northampton To Turn Blood Red?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Picture the scene: An idyllic stroll through the Northampton countryside to mark the start of a brand new year. Birds chirp in the trees, hedgehog...

The Day I Got My Kit Off for a Pop Video

Hugh Carswell | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hugh Carswell

When we came to think about making the video for the single 'Take Hold', which is all about that incredible feeling of liberation, I wanted to try to capture a bit of that spirit - and the idea was born that we should feature some swimming, in particular, some underwater swimming.

Women With Airborne Allergies May Be More At Risk Of Blood Cancer, Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Women with airborne allergies - particularly in relation to plants, grass and trees - may be at higher risk of blood cancer than others, a recent stud...

Easing of the Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood? I'm Still Insulted

Daniel W Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel W Smith

In terms of equal rights this blood ban, whether it be a year or on a more permanent basis massively holds the UK back from granting full and complete recognition to the LGBT community as equal citizens.

WATCH: Man Covered In Blood Leads Police To Dead Body

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

A man drenched in blood spotted walking down a street led police to a blood-soaked apartment where they found another man’s dead body. The man, ...

Nine Ways Gamification Could Increase Blood Donations

Andrew Tipp | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tipp

Only four per cent of people in the UK actually donate, and NHS Blood and Transplant reported that over the summer stocks dipped significantly. That leaves a lot of the population depending on a relatively small number of donors. So how can we encourage more people to start giving a pint of the red stuff? My suggestion is gamification.

DVD Reviews - Despite Financial Constraints Why Is Money Wasted on Unbelievably Poor Productions ?

Clive Botting | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

Raising finance is not easy but some productions are so mediocre that I'm loath to believe that so much money is wasted. Even multi-million dollar US productions can be so unbelievably poor that you have to pinch yourself to ensure that it's not a bad dream.

Scared Of Needles?

Huffington Post | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech

If you don't like needles then this could be your worst nightmare - a blood-sucking robot. But before you run away and vow never to enter a medical...

Do You Know What Vasculitis Is?

PA | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The parents of a teenager who died from a rare disease have launched the first online resource for people living with the chronic illness. Lauren C...

Syringes, Bloody Tubes And Pig Snouts Being Dumped On Harley Street

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

Syringes, bloodied tissues and pig snouts are being ditched on the pavements of Harley Street by exclusive medical clinics, according to Westminster C...

First Patient Uses Machine To Filter Out Bad Cholesterol

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Patients suffering from heart disease could benefit from a new machine developed to filter bad cholesterol from the blood, according to a report by I...

Third Of Women Think Cervical Cancer Symptoms Are 'Normal'

PA | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Only a third of women would visit a GP if they experienced a common symptom of cervical cancer, figures suggest. Just 33% of women would go to see ...

PHOTOS: Boxing Day Swim Turns Bloody

SWNS | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

A traditional Boxing Day swim looked like a scene from a horror show on Wednesday as swimmers emerged from the sea covered in blood. This year saw ...

Halloween 2011: Our Favourite Costumes In Pictures

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

It’s been extremely hard to whittle it down, but we think we’ve found our favourite Halloween costumes ever. And for a change, this gallery is...

Care and Consent: Who Are NHS Organ Donation Nurses?

Graeme Keeton | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Keeton

The national consent rate for organ donation from the relatives of the terminally ill is around 60% and with three people in the United Kingdom dying every day because of lack of tissue and organs, it's up to specialist organ donation nurses to try and increase the numbers.

Not For The Faint Hearted…Look What Snake Venom Does To Your Blood (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

They’re not the cuddliest of creatures but this video of what occurs when hemotoxic snake venom comes into contact with blood is truly disturbing. ...

Breathe Without Breathing: Scientists Can Keep You Alive By Injecting Oxygen Into Blood

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists have invented a way to help patients breathe without actually breathing - by injecting oxygen directly into the blood. Patients who are ...

VIctorian Vampire-Slaying Kit Sold For Thousands

Huffington Post UK/PA | Felicity Morse | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK

A Victorian vampire-slaying kit has sold at auction for £7,500. There were bids a-plenty for the bloodthirsty box, according to auctioneers in Nor...

Blood Test Could Offer New Hope For Ovarian Cancer Treatment

www.bbc.co.uk | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A chemical in the blood could one day help doctors spot early signs of ovarian cancer, research suggests....

Casualties From the War on AIDS

Philip Dayle | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK Politics
Philip Dayle

When AIDS became known in the early 1980's, there was huge uncertainty about how HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was transmitted. A sense of fear characterised the way the public responded to the disease. From the public health policies that were made in response to AIDS, the one that remains the best example of utter panic is the ban on gay men giving blood. The war-on-AIDS view is flawed because it stigmatises gay men, as wanton sex fiends, all given to dangerous sexual activities. It also supports the fallacy that the HIV virus may be contained simply by eliminating those who are considered to be the main carriers, from activities of a communal nature. It is this reasoning that leads policy makers to believe that maintaining a discriminatory gay blood ban, serves a useful public health purpose.