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Health & Fitness

  • The risk of complications

    The risk of complications

    If influenza is not treated properly, a number of complications may develop, leading to serious health problems. Claire Caruana highlights the most common ones – asthma flare-ups, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis and ear infections. Asthma...

  • Boosting the immune system

    Boosting the immune system

    Eating healthy may boost one’s immune system, says nutritionist Daniel Petre. He tells Stephanie Fsadni one can actually select foods that are loaded with specific immune-boosting nutrients. A weakened immune system is just what a flu bug needs to...

  • ‘Not a safe alternative’

    ‘Not a safe alternative’

    E-cigarettes generate toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco and may harm the lungs and immune system, research suggests. The findings, from a study of mice, indicate that ‘vaping’ is far from being a safe alternative to smoking...

  • Review calls for global fund to fight dangerous superbugs

    A global fund should be created to speed development of much-needed new antibiotics to counter the growing threat of drug-resistant superbugs, a British-government backed review said yesterday. The review, headed by the leading economist and...

  • Blood from survivors of Ebola could help spur new treatments

    Blood from survivors of Ebola could help spur new treatments

    After successfully treating four Ebola patients last year, Emory University in Atlanta is now leading a government-funded project that will use blood from survivors of the deadly virus to test a novel way of treating infectious...

  • Only 40% of funds reached target countries

    Only 40% of funds reached target countries

    Almost $2.9 billion was pledged by the end of 2014 in donations to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, yet only around 40 per cent had actually reached affected countries, researchers said. A study by the UN Office for the Coordination of...

  • Dornan wins 'sexiest man' accolade

    Dornan wins 'sexiest man' accolade

    Jamie Dornan and Benedict Cumberbatch have topped a list of the world's sexiest men. Fifty Shades Of Grey and The Fall star Jamie, who won fans as a model before gaining success as an actor, took first place in Glamour magazine's annual...

  • Obesity, pre-pregnancy health link

    Obesity, pre-pregnancy health link

    The health of a mother before she conceives affects the chances of the child becoming obese later in life, according to new research. The study by the University of Southampton suggests that having a greater number of early life ‘risk factors’ is...

  • What is bursitis?

    Bursitis describes inflammation in a specific bursa or bursae. A bursa is a structure within the body made up of a small enclosed fluid-filled sac found around muscles, ligaments tendons and bony prominences. More than 150 bursae can be found...

  • Taking care of our body

    Taking care of our body

    Everybody is aware of the old adage that a stitch in time saves nine. On the other hand, it seems to be an inherent characteristic of human nature that a healthy body is an ignored body. Unlike servicing a car at regular intervals from the very...

  • Studying food processes

    Studying food processes

    Regular health advice includes avoiding processed food. However, sometimes we are not aware what processed food really is, or even what makes it ‘processed’. A new book has been published which offers an insight into the myths and facts about food...

  • Fighting sabre-toothed stress

    Fighting sabre-toothed stress

    Stress; it’s a seemingly normal phenomenon these days, but was it always this way? I often enjoy visualising how things must have been a long, long time ago. Our physically robust distant ancestors, running around hunting woolly mammoths and...

  • Third of children in UK overweight

    Third of children in UK overweight

    More than a third of children in the UK are overweight or obese, according to a 20-year study of electronic health records. However, a rapid rise in the problem may be starting to level off, at least in younger children, the findings indicate,...

  • Tips from the top

    Tips from the top

    For many, working out is a daunting task, but for Nicola Muscat, Elaine Genovese and Mark Herrera, it’s a rigorous daily affair. They tell Claire Caruana that while tough at times, their training regime makes them happy while keeping them...

  • Read before you eat

    Read before you eat

    In the past few years we’ve all been hearing a lot about eating natural, healthy and organic food. But do these categories actually refer to less processed food which contains more fibre and nutrients and less artificial additives? The term...

  • Getting a head start

    Getting a head start

    The benefits of an active lifestyle go well beyond body toning and slimming. Apart from enhanced levels of physical fitness, regular exercise is linked to positive impacts on psychological well-being such as favourable moods and healthy...

  • Enhance athletic performance

    Enhance athletic performance

    When training you need a beverage with flavour and electrolytes to help your body hold on to the fluids you put back into it. Gatorade, the world’s leading sports drink brand, is scientifically formulated and proven to quench thirst, replace...

  • Thirst for action

    Thirst for action

    The Vodafone Malta Marathon will this year be taking place on Sunday, February 22 and San Michel is once again confirmed as the official water for Malta’s largest and most popular athletic activity. A growing number of Maltese and foreign runners...

  • In your defence

    In your defence

    If the cold rain and blistering wind are not a sure sign that this winter is a harsh one, then the number of people sneezing and coughing surely is. When asked about their ailments, most people will blame sickness on overdoing it, getting little...

  • Power plants

    Power plants

    Do you frequently feel exhausted before the day is over? Are you too tired to commit to a daily exercise routine? Do you rarely get to enjoy a good night’s sleep or still feel worn out after an eight-hour rest? If your answer is in the affirmative...

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