Advert

Health & Fitness

  • Doctors think you don't use enough sunscreen

    Doctors think you don't use enough sunscreen

    Even though most dermatologists recommend sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and premature aging of the skin, nearly all of them believe patients aren't getting the message, a US study suggests. "There is an understandably long list of reasons most...

  • Obesity - Teach children to cook, parents say

    Obesity - Teach children to cook, parents say

    Children should be given more opportunities to learn how to cook in a bid to curb the growing number of obese youngsters, a new UK poll suggests. More than a quarter of parents (28%) believe that giving children more opportunities to learn to make...

  • Keeping sodium intake low ‘could prolong life’

    Keeping sodium intake low ‘could prolong life’

    Keeping sodium intake low may prolong life according to a study that set out to clarify the long-term risk of eating too much sodium and the benefits of cutting down. Based on following more than 3,000 people with elevated blood pressure for over...

  • PepsiCo sets global target for sugar reduction

    PepsiCo sets global target for sugar reduction

    PepsiCo Inc has set a target for reducing the amount of sugar in its soft drinks around the world as part of a suite of goals aimed at tackling problems ranging from obesity to climate change. The New York-based company will announce today that...

  • Why parents are stressed out by smartphones

    Why parents are stressed out by smartphones

    Parents searching for a work-life balance may see smartphones and tablets as a way to escape the office in time to be home for dinner each night. However, these gadgets can also be a huge distraction and source of stress, a recent study...

  • Beauty sleep and your diet

    Beauty sleep and your diet

    A good night’s sleep is the most important requirement in our lives. Ask anyone who hasn’t slept through the night for months, or years, and they would give anything to place their head on the pillow at night and wake up eight hours later.  Sleep...

  • Step-counting without gadgets

    Step-counting without gadgets

    Instead of focusing on the benefits of physical activity, researchers have been busy turning their attention to the dangers of falling victim to its polar opposite: the phenomenon of physical inactivity. Take the dangers of sitting down too much...

  • Fast food choices influence kids' soda and calorie consumption

    Fast food choices influence kids' soda and calorie consumption

    Children who order a combination meal at fast-food restaurants are more likely to get a sugary drink that ups the meal's total calories, according to a new study. Researchers found those beverages such as soft drinks, sweet tea and flavored milk...

  • Parents are stressed out by their own smartphones - study

    Parents are stressed out by their own smartphones - study

    Parents searching for elusive work-life balance may see smartphones and tablets as a way to escape the office in time to be home for dinner each night, but these gadgets can also be a huge distraction and source of stress, a recent study...

  • Sympton-checking apps still not a patch on doctors, study shows

    Sympton-checking apps still not a patch on doctors, study shows

    Doctors are much better than symptom-checker programs at reaching a correct diagnosis, though they are not perfect and might benefit from using algorithms to supplement their skills, a small study suggests. In a head-to-head comparison, doctors...

  • Early detection saves lives

    Early detection saves lives

    Cancer of the breast is the most common malignancy and the leading cause of cancer-related death in women. In Malta, over 300 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Risk factors for breast cancer include a previous history of breast...

  • Working for the well-being of breast cancer patients

    Working for the well-being of breast cancer patients

    Europa Donna Malta has worked closely with the General Workers’ Union to draft proposals for the introduction of special medical leave and a moratorium on mortgages to be granted to cancer patients for the duration of their treatment. The NGO,...

  • Ensuring financial peace of mind

    Being diagnosed with cancer brings not only physical, psychological and emotional hardship but also puts an extreme financial burden on the patient and his family. “Cancer is a scarer,” says GlobalCapital CEO Reuben Zammit. “It drains you morally...

  • New immunotherapy drug described as ‘game changer’

    New immunotherapy drug described as ‘game changer’

    An immunotherapy drug could soon offer new hope to patients with currently untreatable head and neck cancers. Nivolumab was hailed a potential “game changer” after it was found to extend the lives of relapsed patients who had run out of therapy...

  • Little evidence antibiotics help open surgical wounds heal

    Little evidence antibiotics help open surgical wounds heal

    There are no high-quality trials assessing whether using antibiotics or antiseptics on open surgical wounds speeds healing by slowing the growth of dangerous microorganisms, according to a new Cochrane review. While most surgical incisions are...

  • Broccoli combats eyesight loss

    Broccoli combats eyesight loss

    Some surprising research has been revealed regarding foods and the support for our health. We have always known that broccoli is good for us; it is being tested as a cancer fighter. However, researchers now think that it could also combat...

  • 'New day' for lung cancer treatment as drug shines in trials

    'New day' for lung cancer treatment as drug shines in trials

    Merck & Co have scored a double hit, with new clinical data showing its Keytruda immunotherapy offered big benefits in previously untreated lung cancer patients, either when given on its own or with chemotherapy. As a monotherapy, Keytruda halved...

  • Weighing the risk of breast cancer: where do you stand?

    Weighing the risk of breast cancer: where do you stand?

    Risks expose you to danger, harm or loss.  Knowing about the causes of breast cancer can help you offset them. Yet this doesn’t mean that when you are exposed to or are susceptible to a known risk factor, or even several, you are sure to get...

  • Health gains ‘hide rise in illnesses and deaths’

    Health gains  ‘hide rise  in illnesses  and deaths’

    Health gains around the world mask a rising tide of illness, disability and death due to non-communicable disease, a major study has found. Seven out of every 10 deaths in 2015 were caused by conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes,...

  • Humans may have already reached their maximum lifespan

    Humans may have already reached their maximum lifespan

    When she turned 120 years old in 1995, plucky Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment was asked what type of future she expected. "A very short one," she replied. But Calment lived two more years, dying at age 122 with the longest documented lifespan of any...

Advert
Advert