Blood Of 2 Million Babies Found In Indiana Warehouse

For over 20 years, the state of Indiana hoarded the blood of newborns without their parents' consent. If your child was born in Indiana after 1991, chances are his or her blood sample is one of an estimated 2.5-million specimens currently stored in a warehouse, the location of which state officials have not disclosed. » 7/19/14 6:17pm Saturday 6:17pm

Dog 'Donates' Blood to Save a Cat's Life

Veterinarians near Tauranga on New Zealand's north island have recently completed one of the first successful cross-species blood transfusions after one woman's cat fell ill because it accidentally ate rat poison. (Dumb cat! That poison's not for you, ya idiot!) The owner then called a friend who volunteered her own… » 8/21/13 8:30pm 8/21/13 8:30pm

Turns Out, Baby Blood Might Be the Actual Fountain of Youth

Great news, wicked queens of America! Your shit just got hella validated. New research out of Stanford University indicates that the brains of older mice can be rejuvenated by commingling their blood supply with the blood of young mice. Well, KAPOW. "Do I think that giving young blood could have an effect on a human?… » 10/18/12 6:00pm 10/18/12 6:00pm

China Lifts Ban on Lesbians Donating Blood

Apparently, for the past 14 years, the Chinese government has banned not only gay men but lesbians from giving blood—because, in the popular consciousness, "being a homosexual equals AIDS." Oh, China. What are you even talking about? But this week, apparently someone finally clued China in on what "lesbian" actually… » 7/05/12 4:00pm 7/05/12 4:00pm

Let Us All Band Together to Keep Bloodletting From Becoming a Medical…

You'd think there are some health practices from the past that ought to be left in the past, but apparently not. Witness the fact that the old remedy of bloodletting might be making a comeback. Ok, sure, why not? A small study of 33 obese patients with metabolic syndrome—the disease du jour—found that after six weeks… » 5/31/12 10:00am 5/31/12 10:00am

Vaginal Rings and Patches Found to Cause More Blood Clots Than the Pill

For some people, vaginal rings or the patch might be more convenient than popping a pill every day, but there's a new study out that shows they carry increased risk of blood clots. The study was done at the University of Copenhagen and used data from more than 1.6 million women. What the researchers found was that… » 5/11/12 12:50pm 5/11/12 12:50pm

Gay British Men Can Now Give Blood — If They're Celibate

As of November 7, gay men in England, Scotland, and Wales will be allowed to give blood — as long as they haven't had oral or anal sex with a man, with a condom or without, in the last year. Previously, gay men had been completely banned from donating (they're still banned in the US). Carl Burnell of the gay men's… » 9/08/11 5:20pm 9/08/11 5:20pm

Period Etiquette: How To Menstruate Politely

Starting around middle school, many of us learn that periods are awkward. They require special behaviors and products, some of which we need to perform or purchase in public, and yet we're supposed to keep them totally private. Also, there is blood everywhere. But never fear — we're here to help you negotiate your… » 6/30/11 4:10pm 6/30/11 4:10pm