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  • 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...

  • Accessories for the well-heeled

    Accessories for the well-heeled

    Accessory presentations get their moments of fame throughout fashion week too. Held in different venues around London, these events are generally set up in an elaborate manner meant to convey the story behind the collection. In general, this...

  • Colour at play at London Fashion Week

    Colour at play at London Fashion Week

    The end of February can only mean one thing in London and that’s lots of traffic, lots of beautifully dressed people congregating in one place and lots of frantic hailing of taxis - fashion week. It’s the Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 collections that...

  • 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...

  • Frederick W. Ryan – An Irishman who fell in love with Malta

    Frederick W. Ryan – An Irishman   who fell in love with Malta

    The 1930s were as politically turbulent for Malta, and Frederick Ryan, though seemingly unwilling to challenge doctrines then still current on the redeeming destiny of the em­pire, had genuine sympathy for those Maltese who did not suffer colonial...

  • Know your fats and carbs

    Know your fats and carbs

    The idea that saturated fats cause heart disease was promoted by Ancel Keys, a researcher at the University of Minnesota. It started to change public health policies after Keys published his famed Seven Countries Study in 1970, which suggested...

  • Think of your body as one unit

    Probably one of the most useful pieces of advice I’ve ever received in sport and exercise is to consider the body as one unit. We often tend to break it up into constituent parts, focusing on specific muscles or segments when carrying out...

  • Extreme heat, cold can kill older adults in their homes

    Extreme heat, cold can kill older adults in their homes

    Both extreme cold and hot weather kill older adults. The US Centres for Disease Prevention and Control report that between 2006 and 2010 deaths from cold weather for older adults (aged 65 and older) were three times those caused by heat. Cold...

  • Myth debunked: Interstellar: fact or fiction?

    Myth debunked: Interstellar: fact or fiction?

    In Interstellar, director Christopher Nolan takes Matthew McConaughey and his team on a trip through a worm hole to find a habitable planet for humanity but what’s the science behind it? A worm hole is simply a black hole that connects two...

  • Voucher vultures

    Voucher  vultures

    While I love buying presents for my nearest and dearest, I’m not equally enthusiastic about gift-giving when it comes to people whose tastes I’m not particularly familiar with. The truth is that while receiving something is always lovely, I can’t...

  • Dark matter, the strongmen keeping the galaxies together

    Dark matter, the strongmen keeping the galaxies together

    On clear nights in non-light polluted areas, maybe after a tasty barbecue or out camping, one can view the majestic starry night. If the conditions are right, a foggy white band will be visible (especially in areas such as Dwejra and Miġra l-Ferħa).

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    This example of a Hoag-type galaxy is 600 million light years away and found in the constellation of Serpens. The circular gas ring appears to be the result of a nearby dwarf galaxy being stretched round the central galaxy. This may shed light on...

  • Our second chance at love

    Our second chance at love

    Kristina Chetcuti and Marielouise Caruana Galea talk openly about their respective second chances at love and the building of their big, blended families.  Publishing editor and columnist Kristina Chetcuti's partner is Opposition leader Simon...

  • Children identify problems with psychiatric healthcare

    Children identify problems with psychiatric healthcare

    Children who make use of mental health services say they are happy with the care received, despite identifying a number of shortcomings in the present system, a report published recently shows. Addressing a mental health conference organised by...

  • Fathers get depressed during and after pregnancy, too

    Fathers get depressed during and after pregnancy, too

    Women aren't the only ones who may feel depressed when welcoming a newborn- a new study from New Zealand finds that some men also experience depressive symptoms during and after their female partners' pregnancies. In the study of almost 4,000 men,...

  • Air pollution linked to 2.7 million premature births a year

    Air pollution linked to 2.7 million premature births a year

    Curbing outdoor air pollution may help prevent 2.7 million premature births a year, a condition that threatens children's lives and increases their risk of long-term physical and neurological problems, scientists said on Thursday. Fine particles...

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