‘Good’ cholesterol doctrine may be flawed, says study

  • PARIS: Researchers challenged a tenet of modern medicine that higher levels of "good" cholesterol automatically boost cardiovascular health.In a study published in The Lancet, investigators said they found no evidence to back the belief that higher levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL)...
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Evidence of a 'particle' milestone for mankind

  • GENEVA: To cheers and standing ovations, scientists at the world’s biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle yesterday, calling it “consistent” with the long-sought Higgs boson that helps explain what gives all matter in the universe size and shape....
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Sugary drinks: The big culprits in obesity?

  • New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic....
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Alzheimer’s can be detected early

  • PARIS: Researchers said yesterday they had seen the earliest-ever warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease — among a high-risk group of 20-somethings — in the ongoing quest for early detection and prevention. A major problem in the search for a cure for this debilitating form of dementia is that...
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New strain of norovirus spreads around the world

  • LONDON: A new strain of the winter vomiting disease norovirus has spread to France, New Zealand and Japan from Australia and is overtaking all others to become the dominant strain in Britain, health officials said yesterday....
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Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot

  • STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Emelie Olsson is plagued by hallucinations and nightmares. When she wakes up, she’s often paralyzed, unable to breathe properly or call for help. During the day she can barely stay awake, and often misses school or having fun with friends. She is only 14, but at times she has...
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MINI Paceman debuts in the Kingdom

  • The all-new MINI Paceman has arrived. With all the driving excitement of a sports activity coupe and the hallmark MINI go-kart fun driving experience, the seventh addition to the MINI family is set to turn heads when it goes on sale in Saudi Arabia this month (May)....
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BMW adds all-new 6 Series Gran Coupe to racing stable

  • Strikingly sporty, M-Powered version of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe joins the M6 family in Saudi Arabia....
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KSA tops privacy exposure risks from phone apps

  • Saudi Arabia, which is the largest market for mobile phone’s Android applications, is also the top country at risk for its users to lose their privacy, according to a recent study.Any game downloaded by Saudi users is an invitation for hackers to swarm Android app platforms with malicious ones...
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2013 Toyota Auris Touring Sports: Equipped with segment’s most powerful powertrain

  • COMBINING stylish design with segment-best loadspace and functionality, the new Toyota Auris Touring Sports is the segment’s first wagon bodystyle available with a full hybrid powertrain in addition to a range of petrol and diesel alternatives....
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