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Health & Fitness

  • The final frontier of fat

    The final frontier of fat

    Our title may sound a little too much like an epic movie saga, but today’s topic is no less dramatic for those it concerns. Have you already lost weight but seem to find it harder and harder the more you lose? Do not fear for you are far from alone.

  • Commute by bike ‘to lose weight’

    Commute by bike ‘to lose weight’

    People who switched from driving to work to using public transport, cycling or walking instead lost significant amounts of weight, a study in England has found. Research led by the University of East Anglia saw 4,000 participants describe their...

  • Vitamin D aids weight loss - study

    Vitamin D aids weight loss - study

    Taking vitamin D supplements has been found to aid weight loss in obese and overweight people who are deficient in the vitamin, research has found. Previous studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency is associated with developing obesity and the...

  • Ingredients to beautiful, healthy skin

    Ingredients to beautiful, healthy skin

    Medical student Erika Babatunde takes a look at the ingredients found in skincare products that can boost the health and appearance of our skin. The average person uses many different skincare products every day. However, many are not fully aware...

  • Acne may be a cause of angst for many teens

    Acne may be a cause of angst for many teens

    Acne may not only leave scars but affect teenagers psychologically, especially as regards self-esteem. Claire Caruana learns from psychotherapist Mariella Dimech how important it is for parents to understand and communicate with their children if...

  • Keep your hands off your face

    Keep your hands off your face

    Not messing about with your pimples is important if you do not want to be left with scars, says dermatology specialist Eileen Borg. She tells Stephanie Fsadni that it is also imperative to follow the recommended treatment, even if it takes time to...

  • Keeping eczema under control

    Keeping eczema under control

    More education on eczema would reduce its symptoms among sufferers. Lawrence Scerri, chairman of the Department of Dermatology, tells Stephanie Fsadni about the triggers to avoid and misconceptions to dispel. Eczema or dermatitis may be a common...

  • ‘You are what you eat’

    ‘You are what you eat’

    Naturopath Sara Gatt claims that our skin reflects what we eat and that the Western diet, which includes many refined carbohydrates, is not doing us any good. Our skin is amazing. It protects us from infection, radiation and dehydration and it...

  • Glycolic Power Exfoliating Lotion

    Glycolic Power Exfoliating Lotion

    Glycolic Power Exfoliating Lotion is a skin-renewing lotion for skin that is immediately purer, smoother, more radiant and more even. It is exclusively distributed by Chemimart, tel: 2149 2212.

  • HR Pure Ritual Care-In-Lotion

    HR Pure Ritual Care-In-Lotion

    Through the combination of Pure Ritual technology and a powerful complex combining hyaluronic acid, adenosine and Hepes, Care-In-Lotion purifies the skin for 12 hours. Tap the skin with your fingertips to stimulate penetration of the lotion and...

  • Europe set for anobesity epidemic

    Europe set for anobesity epidemic

    Europe will face an obesity crisis of vast proportions by 2030, according to new World Health Organisation (WHO) projections, with many countries likely to see far more than half of adults above the healthy weight limit. The figures, which predict...

  • Fathers have big influence on teens’ drinking habits

    Parents’ influence on teens’ drinking varies in girls and boys, suggests a study from Taiwan. While the drinking behaviours of both genders were mostly influenced by fathers, the behaviours of girls were also somewhat influenced by their mothers,...

  • Overweight diabetes patients ‘live longer than slimmer ones’

    Overweight diabetes patients ‘live longer than slimmer ones’

    Patients with type 2 diabetes who are overweight but not obese outlive diabetics of normal weight, scientists reported, in another example of the ‘obesity paradox’. Although public health officials issue dire warnings about the consequences of...

  • Washington is world’s most dangerous rich city for babies – charity

    Washington is world’s most dangerous rich city for babies – charity

    Washington has the highest infant mortality rate of all the world’s richest capitals, according to a survey highlighting the failure of the world’s wealthiest country to prevent high rates of child deaths among its poorest citizens. Save the...

  • Early birth ‘hampers brain wiring’

    Early birth ‘hampers brain wiring’

    Premature birth can alter the wiring in key parts of a baby’s brain, a study has found. The discovery could help explain why being born too early increases the risk of neurodevelopmental problems – including autism and attention deficit disorders,...

  • Researchers reveal ‘secrets’ to longer life

    Researchers reveal ‘secrets’ to longer life

    If you want to live to 100, stop smoking, keep your cholesterol down, and drink no more than four cups of coffee a day. Those are the three top tips from scientists who analysed data on 855 Swedish men born in 1913, including 10 who celebrated...

  • Trade sitting for walking

    Trade sitting for walking

    Trading just two minutes of sitting for walking can help you live longer, scientists claim. Getting motivated for that much time of every hour otherwise spent languishing on a sofa or remaining stuck behind a desk reduced the risk of dying by a...

  • Work tasks ‘impact brain health’

    Work tasks ‘impact brain health’

    Professional jobs that challenge the brain may provide the best protection against mental decline in old age, research suggests. Memory and thinking ability is better preserved by solving problems, developing strategy, conflict resolution and...

  • New for men: broga yoga

    New for men: broga yoga

    Men who crave the benefits of yoga, but recoil at sharing the experience with a room full of women are turning to Broga, a rugged take on the 3,000-year-old practice of movement and breath. Broga celebrates the physical over the spiritual, and...

  • Sweatworking mixes business with exercise

    Sweatworking, the growing practice of meeting clients for a walk, a run or a fitness class, is elbowing networking out of bars and restaurants and into boutique fitness studios. A yoga, barre or spin class has become the new nine holes of golf,...

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