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  • Paralysed woman hikes 1,500km alone

    Paralysed woman hikes 1,500km alone

    A determined woman won’t give up on her favourite sport despite being paralysed from the chest down, according to Qevaz. Stacey Kozel, 41, from Ohio, USA, was diagnosed with lupus when she was 19 years old. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease...

  • California gets closer to legalising marijuana

    California gets closer to legalising marijuana

    The state of California may legalise recreational use of marijuana, as the California Secretary of State's office said the issue could be put up to vote in November. Recreational use of marijuana is legal in most Western states in the US. The use...

  • World must act to stop children dying – Unicef

    World must act to stop children dying – Unicef

    The United Nations’ children’s agency has warned that 69 million under-fives will die from preventable causes between now and 2030 unless countries speed up action to improve health and education for the most disadvantaged. Unicef’s annual State...

  • Air pollution ‘to kill millions more’ without change of energy policy

    Air pollution ‘to kill millions more’ without change of energy policy

    Premature deaths from air pollution will continue to rise to 2040 unless changes are made to the way the world uses and produces energy, the International Energy Agency said yesterday. Around 6.5 million deaths globally are attributed each year to...

  • Female pet owners may be less susceptible to stroke

    Female pet owners may be less susceptible to stroke

    Women with pets may be less likely to die of a stroke. Generally healthy US women over age 50 were less likely to die of a cardiovascular event, such as a stroke, if they had a cat or a dog, a new study found. Owning a dog requires more physical...

  • Pool party makes €700 splash for Puttinu Cares

    Pool party makes €700 splash for Puttinu Cares

    A pool party organised in aid of the Puttinu Cares Foundation raised €700 for children suffering from cancer. The EuroBridge event was held on June 25 and followed from a similar event last year, during which the company redecorated and...

  • Homme sweet homme, it's Paris Men's Fashion Week

    Homme sweet homme, it's Paris Men's Fashion Week

    Caroline Paris is in the French city of love for Paris Men's Fashion Week.  This week in Paris, designers exhibited the Spring/Summer 2017 collections. I travelled to Paris over the weekend and watched a few of the shows and spent some time...

  • Fighting sex trafficking with a smartphone

    Fighting sex trafficking with a smartphone

    Exchange Initiative, an organization fighting back against sex trafficking has developed a new smartphone app, available on iOS and Android, that can help the fight against sex trafficking. The app, called TraffickCam, is designed to identify...

  • Workplace ‘cake culture’ fuels obesity and poor dental health

    Workplace ‘cake culture’ fuels obesity and poor dental health

    ‘Cake culture’ in the workplace is fuelling the obesity epidemic and contributing to poor dental health, a dental leader will warn. Workers should bring fruit platters into the office instead of doughnuts, cookies and biscuits, the dean of the...

  • Vittoriosa proclaims its European ethos

    Vittoriosa proclaims its European ethos

    Unlike the gate-less entry to the walled city of Valletta, Città Vittoriosa still boasts of its majestic three-gate bent entrance to the city, the only such military stratagem still surviving in Europe, spearheaded by its Advanced Gate, also known...

  • The Maltese sailor who died on HMS Grafton

    The Maltese sailor who died on HMS Grafton

    Malta’s role during World War II was of great importance in swaying the tide in favour of the Allies. This is recorded in history books for all to see. But the suffering of families and the courage and fortitude of individual Maltese people during...

  • Protect yourself from elder abuse

    Protect yourself from elder abuse

    A few years ago Police Inspector Sylvana Briffa reported some 400 cases of abuse of elderly people for the year ending in 2014. In reality, that figure is likely to be much much higher. A recent report from Europe indicated that one in 20 older...

  • Myth debunked: Do we only use 10% of our brain?

    Myth debunked: Do we only use 10% of our brain?

    No one knows for sure where this myth originates from. A popular theory has it that the journalist Lowell Thomas helped spread the myth in his preface to Dale Carnegie’s blockbuster self-help book How to Win Friends and Influence People. Thomas...

  • Zero energy homes

    Zero energy homes

    The motivation behind building homes is ultimately to protect ourselves from adverse climatic conditions and to obtain a neutral thermal comfort level. However, the local built environment does a very bad job at dealing with heat in summer and...

  • Benefits of drugs vs supplements

    Benefits of drugs vs supplements

    A way of diagnosing disease used in Russian clinics could be up to 23 per cent more accurate than western screening technologies, such as X-rays and mammograms, a new study has claimed. Strannik Virtual Scanning (SVS), which uses light and colours...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of  the week

    This stunning picture of where the Namibian coast meets the Atlantic Ocean is the first taken by the thermal-infrared camera of ESA’s Sentinel-3A satellite. Reddish shades represent hot dunes, and dark blue shades at the bottom left reveal how...

  • Exercise good for medical conditions

    Exercise good for medical conditions

    It is with alarmingly high frequency that complaints are made by so many these days about nagging aches and pains, chronic tiredness and other niggling physical abnormalities that just don’t seem to go away. Low back pain, muscle tension, aching...

  • Scientists predict thousands of heat deaths as New York City heats up

    Scientists predict thousands of heat deaths as New York City heats up

    More than 3,000 New Yorkers could die each year from intense heat due to climate change beginning about 60 years from now, researchers said. The number of hot days is expected to triple by the year 2080 and beyond, causing death by heat...

  • Landmark Brussels hotel is brought to life by Corinthia

    Landmark Brussels hotel is brought to life by Corinthia

    Corinthia Hotels recently brought a landmark hotel in Brussels back to life with a dinner to celebrate the group’s recent acquisition of the Grand Hotel Astoria in Rue Royale. Guests included dignitaries, members of the Brussels community and the...

  • ASOS site crashes for more than 12 hours

    ASOS site crashes for more than 12 hours

    The Sterling is down, the European Union's general mood is down, and one of Europe's biggest online clothing retailers is down too. ASOS' website crashed overnight, leaving Brits desperate for a spot of retail therapy - and wily Europeans out to...

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