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Health & Fitness

  • Maintaining vulnerable people’s independence

    Maintaining vulnerable people’s independence

    EmCare is offering special discounts till the end of the month on its healthcare solutions that are aimed at ensuring peace of mind, preventing accidents and maintaining the independence of vulnerable people who live alone in their home, such as...

  • Useful lifestyle mini-facts

    Useful lifestyle mini-facts

    This week I’m sharing a few mini-facts, which are useful to absorb into your thoughts and lifestyle. Fasting is an interesting concept which, if utilised correctly, can help the body. Taken to extremes, it can harm our health. However, going on a...

  • Fitness is cooler than ever

    Whether it’s the rising temperature of a body engaged in physical activity, or that of the northern hemisphere as the North Pole tilts towards the sun in summer season, it’s never been a better time to be cool. But according to modern urban...

  • Melanoma awareness

    A number of free mole assessment consultations will be offered by Persona Med-Aesthetic Centre, in collaboration with its team of dermatologists, throughout this month, dedicated to melanoma awareness. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that...

  • Use of e-cigarettes up by 500,000 in the UK

    Nearly half a million people have switched smoking tobacco for e-cigarettes in the last year as they try to kick the habit, research shows. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) said there are now 2.6 million vapers in Britain, up from 2.1 million in...

  • Study offers prostate cancer hope

    Study offers prostate cancer hope

    A landmark genetic study described as the ‘Rosetta Stone’ of prostate cancer has opened up a new era of hope for men with advanced forms of the disease. The findings could lead to a plethora of personalised medicines that target specific gene...

  • Dementia searches on Google double

    Dementia searches on Google double

    The number of searches on Google about dementia and diabetes have doubled in the past five years, research shows. Looking up stress reached an all-time high in March while searches for information on back pain were three times higher in January...

  • Reinforcing the message

    Reinforcing the message

    The message that the sun’s UV rays are harmful cannot be driven home enough, as people are still ignoring all warnings, says Lawrence Scerri, chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Venerealogy. He also tells Stephanie Fsadni that one should...

  • Nivea After Sun Moisturiser

    Nivea After Sun Moisturiser

    Nivea After Sun Moisturiser is a cooling and soothing lotion with aloe vera and enriched with avocado oil. It is easily absorbed and regular application helps increase the skin’s moisture level, resulting in a soft and silky feeling. It also...

  • Eucerin Sun Creme Tinted

    Eucerin Sun Creme Tinted SPF 50+ is an advanced facial sunscreen with light mineral tinted pigments that provides sun protection and an even, natural tan. It also helps prevent further darkening of pigment spots and contains an oil-free cream...

  • All you need to know about sunscreens

    All you need to know about sunscreens

    Confused as regards which is the best sunscreen for you? Wondering which ones might be harmful? Medical student Maria Bonnici gives some advice. The importance of wearing sunscreen has increased in tandem with the rising rate of patients diagnosed...

  • Extra protected

    Extra protected

    Stephanie Fsadni learns from paediatrician Victor Grech that children need to be protected at all times as sunburns in the early years increase the risk of skin cancer in adulthood. If the sun’s rays harm adults, they can damage children’s tender...

  • Calypso After Sun Aloe Vera

    This pump action gel is formulated to cool, soothe and rejuvenate the skin after a day’s exposure to the sun. Aloe vera and witch hazel develop and restore the skin’s moisture to prolonge suntan. An effective insect-repellent ingredient helps...

  • Biotherm UV Defense Sport

    Biotherm Homme has introduced its first sunscreen designed for men and made for action. Outdoor sports call for an extra level of defence. UV Defense Sport body spray has been developed with Quiksilver rider team approval to resist extreme sport...

  • Safeguarding pets

    Safeguarding pets

    Sunshine is important for animals but they need protection too. Veterinarian Trevor Zammit tells Claire Caruana it is crucial they are not exposed to too much sun as this may have an adverse effect. While animals definitely need the sun to...

  • Double protection for the skin

    Double protection for the skin

    As part of its Melanoma Awareness campaign, Persona Med-Aesthetic Centre, in partnership with SkinCeuticals, is giving away a free broad-spectrum sunscreen with the purchase of one of SkinCeuticals’ revolutionary antioxidants until the end of the...

  • Headphones diagnose brain injuries

    Headphones diagnose brain injuries

    Doctors have developed a pioneering brain pressure test using a special set of headphones that can detect life-threatening head injuries and infections without the need for surgery or painful spinal procedures. The technique being used by...

  • Bullied kids stand higher riskof adult obesity, heart disease

    Bullied kids stand higher riskof adult obesity, heart disease

    Being bullied at school has effects on the body that last for decades and can shorten a person’s life, research suggests. Scientists found a significantly increased risk of stress-induced chronic inflammation in middle-aged men and women who had...

  • Iron levels link to Alzheimer’s

    Iron in the brain may play an important role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, research has shown. The findings suggest that lowering iron levels, possibly with a drug, could delay progression from mild loss of memory and thinking ability...

  • Video gamers ‘risk mental illness’

    Video gamers ‘risk mental illness’

    People who spend a long time playing video games could be at greater risk of developing mental disorders such as Alzheimer’s, research suggests. Scientists conducted a study of people who spent up to six hours a week playing action games, a genre...