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Statins: BMJ investigates claims over side effects

<b>Two articles claiming cholesterol-reducing statins may be unsafe are to be investigated and could be retracted by the British Medical Journal.</b><p>The authors have withdrawn figures suggesting up to 20% of users would suffer harmful side effects such as liver disease and kidney problems.<p>About 7m people …

Thousands strike over Turkish mine disaster

Thousands of Turkish protesters have gone on strike to express their fury over the country's worst mining accident, with the toll from the disaster rising to 283 and scores still trapped underground.<p>Police forces fired tear gas and water cannon to break up a demonstration in Izmir, the nearest …

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Double-Decker Armrest Could End Battle For Elbow Room On Airplanes

Armrest design is second to everything for the airline industry, which clearly doesn’t give two hoots about the unpleasantness of touching your neighbor’s elbows and, worse, encountering his or her sweaty skin. It’s downright unseemly in an era when most airplanes have $10,000 televisions on the …

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Nick Clegg rejects call to quit if Lib Dems wiped out in European elections

Nick Clegg has acknowledged that the Liberal Democrats may be left with "zilch" MEPs after next week's elections, and hinted that his party may be willing to sign up to David Cameron's pledge to hold an EU referendum in a future coalition.<p>The deputy prime minister said he hoped the Lib Dems would …