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FDA Okays New Blood Typing Examinations

Washington: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 15 new blood typing examinations intended to perk up the safety of blood transfusion.

The tests that were previously unavailable in the US are called blood grouping reagents.

The FDA has stated that the tests find out the blood type of blood donors, a vital step in guaranteeing safe blood transfusion for patients. If incompatible blood is administered to a patient, it may cause a grave and possibly deadly reaction.

Pamela Anderson paid off $125,000 poker debt with sexual favours!

London, Sept 14: Pamela Anderson cleared a poker debt of 125,000 pounds by sleeping with the man she owed the sum to.

American Idol judges lend Britney a helping hand

Washington, Sept 14: ‘American Idol’ judges have offered to help Britney Spears.

The singer’s career is said to be doomed after her disastrous comeback performance at MTV Video Music Awards.

American Idol boss Simon Cowell also gave a scathing verdict on the Sept 9 show. 
Now, Cowell and his team have decided to bring the pop star back

Shakira’s brushing up on her history

Washington, Sept 14: Colombian pop superstar Shakira has quietly enrolled at Los Angeles University UCLA to study the history of western civilization.

The Hips Don't Lie hitmaker has been going for classes for the past month and is studying with professor Robert Cleve, according to Peopleenespanol.com.

The curvy singer, who made her debut album ‘Magia’ at the age of 14, is a two-time Grammy Award winner and eight-time Latin Grammy winner.

Brighter tumours indicate poorer prognosis

Washington, Sept 14: A new study of cervical cancer patients has revealed that irrespective of being big or small, if a tumour glows brightly in a PET (positron emission tomography) scan, it is likely to be more dangerous than dimmer tumours.

The study conducted by Washington University School of Medicine researchers reveals that PET ‘can reliably identify patients who have a poorer prognosis’.

Osama is in Yemen or Somalia, not Pakistan: US counter-terrorism expert

Washington, Sept 14: The Bush Administration’s former chief counter-terrorism adviser, Richard Clark, has claimed that Osama bin Laden is either in Yemen or Somalia, and not in Pakistan.