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Health & Fitness

  • Home-cooked meals, hold the TV, linked to less obesity

    Home-cooked meals, hold the TV, linked to less obesity

    Adults who never watch TV during family meals and eat mostly home-cooked food are much less likely than others to be obese, according to a recent US study. Past research has suggested that more frequent family meals are linked to lower obesity,...

  • Obesity firmly linked to 11 types of cancer

    Obesity firmly linked to 11 types of cancer

    Obesity is strongly linked with developing and dying from several types of cancer including malignancies of the breast, ovary, kidney, pancreas, colon, rectum and bone marrow, a research review confirms. Even though excess weight is thought to...

  • Abnormal sleep patterns linked to weight gain in those at risk of obesity

    Abnormal sleep patterns linked to weight gain in those at risk of obesity

    Sleeping too much or too little could increase the likelihood of becoming obese, researchers have found. A study at the University of Glasgow found abnormal sleeping patterns increase the risk of obesity for those who are genetically predisposed...

  • Rolls-Royce develops toy car to drive ill children to surgery

    Rolls-Royce develops toy car to drive ill children to surgery

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has developed a bespoke child-sized version of the luxury model to enable children facing surgery to drive themselves to the operating theatre. The Rolls-Royce SRH takes its initials from its recipient - St Richard's...

  • Four key questions that could help allergy sufferers

    Four key questions that could help allergy sufferers

    Asking people four simple questions could rule out those who mistakenly believe they have an allergy and pursue costly tests, researchers in UK say. A new study found that asking four questions helps identify those who are not allergic with an...

  • Traffic fumes and rubbish may ruin our sense of smell

    Traffic fumes and rubbish may ruin our sense of smell

    Modern life could be putting health at risk by damaging our ancient sense of smell, a leading scientist claims. Traffic pollution, uncollected rubbish and messy homes are all having a harmful effect on the nose, says Kara Hoover, an expert in...

  • Acupuncture might help prevent migraine

    Acupuncture might help prevent migraine

    For people with migraine without aura [vision problems], regular acupuncture may help reduce the frequency of attacks, hints a study from China. Patients with migraine without aura who received five acupuncture treatments per week for four...

  • The theory of snoring

    The theory of snoring

    Every one of us knows someone who snores. You probably do it yourself. I know a couple who have separate rooms to enable a good night’s sleep due to one of them snoring (in this case it is the woman). However, men are more likely to snore than...

  • Exercising through the menopause

    Metabolism has to be one of those most persistently misused terms in the fitness industry. Having a fast metabolism was once the envy of almost every a would-be fitness enthusiast. Having a fast metabolism, instructors said, would mean that the...

  • For men, heavy drinking may damage the heart over time

    For men, heavy drinking may damage the heart over time

    Men with a history of heavy drinking are more likely to have arterial stiffness, an important measure of heart risk, according to a recent study. “Arterial stiffness is an important indicator of cardiovascular aging and is known to be strongly...

  • African app cuts medical costs with community "virtual pharmacy"

    African app cuts medical costs with community "virtual pharmacy"

    A mobile app in Senegal helps families save money and reduce waste through a "virtual pharmacy" where users can exchange leftover medication for new prescriptions. JokkoSante is scaling up after a two-year pilot phase in one Senegalese town and...

  • Acupuncture might help prevent migraine

    Acupuncture might help prevent migraine

    For people with migraine without aura, regular acupuncture may help reduce the frequency of attacks, hints a study from China. Patients with migraine without aura who received five acupuncture treatments per week for four consecutive weeks had...

  • Depression top cause of disability, strikes young and old - WHO

    Depression top cause of disability, strikes young and old - WHO

    More than 4% of the world's population lives with depression, and women, youth and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in...

  • Older Pacemaker recipients can safely get non-chest MRIs, new study shows

    Older Pacemaker recipients can safely get non-chest MRIs, new study shows

    It might be possible for people with an older pacemaker to safely undergo magnetic resonance imaging after all. A new study suggests that avoiding an MRI of the chest and reprogramming the pacemaker before and after the scan can prevent...

  • Many forecast to live beyond the age of 90

    Many forecast to live beyond the age of 90

    Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, breaking through 90 years in some places, and policymakers need to make more efforts to plan for it, according to a large international study. South Koreans are likely to have the...

  • Cancer death rates falling faster for men across Europe

    Death rates from cancer across Europe are falling faster for men than women, a new study has found. Experts have predicted that during 2017, 131.8 men out of every 100,000 across the EU will die from cancer – a dip of 8.2 per cent when compared to...

  • "Alarming" superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns

    "Alarming" superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns

    Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned today. A report on...

  • Detailed MRI scans 'may aid recovery of liver cancer patients'

    Detailed MRI scans 'may aid recovery of liver cancer patients'

    Detailed MRI scans could help improve the recovery of patients with liver cancer, researchers believe. A €1.3 million initiative in the UK is to study the use of advanced imaging technology in assessing possible risks to patients before...

  • Joseph Xuereb, executive chef at The Palace Hotel, wins Chef of the Year Award

    Joseph Xuereb, executive chef at The Palace Hotel, wins Chef of the Year Award

    The executive chef at The Palace Hotel, Sliema Joseph Xuereb won the Chef of the Year Award at the fifth edition of the WRMC (Wines and Restaurants of Malta.com) Restaurants Quality Recognition Awards gala dinner and ceremony. Mr Xuereb has been...

  • People still confuse the common cold with flu

    People still confuse the  common cold with flu

    Seasonal influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses, which circulate in all parts of the world. Yearly influenza epidemics can seriously affect all populations but the highest risk of complications occur in pregnant...

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