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Technology News on May 5, 2011

Red wine, grapes and nuts can fight radiation sickness
Scientists have found that an antioxidant found in red wine, grapes and nuts - a substance similar to resveratrol - could protect against radiation sickness. ANI

Swearing can ease pain, if you don't do it too often!
Prior studies have shown that swearing can ease pain, but a new study has now claimed that it is possible only if you don't curse regularly in everyday life. ANI

Soon, a cheap drug to stop people from losing vision
A groundbreaking study may offer a cheap drug to people who are losing their sight. ANI

More knowledge about heart failure may depress women with disease
A new research has indicated that women with congestive heart failure who repress their emotions, especially anger, are more likely than emotionally expressive women to experience symptoms of depression associated with knowledge about their disease. ANI

Researchers test Cola's natural flavouring claims
Scientists have reported development and successful testing of a new way to determine whether cola drinks that claims to be made with natural ingredients really do contain natural flavouring. ANI

How protein contributes to weight gain
Weizmann Institute scientists have shown that how and why a certain protein that is active in a small part of the brain contributes to weight gain. ANI

Air pollution near schools hurts student's health, academic performance
A new study has warned that air pollution from industrial sources near public schools jeopardizes children's health and academic success. ANI

Robot with corkscrew 'legs' travels well across rough terrain
Robots that have wheels are not known to do so well outdoors where the terrain is rough, but now a new kind of robot with corkscrew "legs" has been developed that is suited to all terrains. ANI

Contraceptive pill, HRT may protect women against cerebral aneurysm
A research has revealed that women who develop cerebral aneurysms are less likely to have taken the oral contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy, suggesting taking oestrogen could have a protective effect. ANI

High-fat diet improves heart's ability to pump
A study at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has indicated that contrary to what we have been told, eliminating or severely limiting fats from the diet may not be beneficial to cardiac function in patients suffering from heart failure. ANI

Soon, a new gel-based contraceptive to protect against STIs, pregnancy!
A new gel-based contraceptive that will protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as preventing pregnancy is being developed by Australian scientists. ANI

Heidelberg Man 'was common ancestor of Neanderthals, humans'
A new study has shed light on what the species that gave rise to both Neanderthals and Homo sapiens looked like. ANI

Spouse's health waxes and wanes closely with those of their partners
Spouses have a much greater impact on their partner's health than previously known, according to a new study. ANI

Now, a blood test to help detect Alzheimer's early
Researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre have developed a new blood test that could help diagnose Alzheimer's disease in its early stages. ANI

Depression also carries positive effect
Sadness, apathy, preoccupation are all what comes to mind when we think about depression, but a new study has suggested that depression has a positive side-effect. ANI

Battle scars on ancient sea monster suggest it had a tough life
Based on the scars discovered on the jaw of a 120 million-year-old marine reptile, scientists have suggested that life might not have been that easy in the ancient polar oceans. ANI

Playing video games makes teen boys eat more
A new study has found that teenage boys eat more food after playing a video game. ANI

Wall Street too turning to Twitter for stock market predictions
To gain a trading edge, Wall Street too is now turning to Twitter and other social media to wring useful intelligence out of the words, opinions, rants and even smiley faces posted on it. ANI

Asteroid shows power to synthesise life's essential chemicals
Rocks from an asteroid, which fell to Earth on 28 September 1969 landing on the outskirts of the village of Murchison in Victoria, Australia, have been shown to power the synthesis of life's essential chemicals. ANI

The fruit juice cocktail 'super-smoothie' that cuts heart disease risk!
French scientists have created a cocktail of seven fruit juices that could help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke and - tastes good. ANI

White House bunker during Bin Laden raid virals sweeping the web
Witty pictures of White House bunker during Bin Laden raid and about his demise are sweeping the Internet. ANI

Caffeine's antioxidants can fight Alzheimer's, heart disease
A team of researchers has found evidence that coffee is one of the richest sources of healthful antioxidants in the average person's diet - protecting against conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and heart disease on the most fundamental levels. ANI

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