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  • Common gestational diabetes risk factors

    Common gestational diabetes risk factors

    Nearly half of all cases of diabetes during pregnancy could be prevented if young women eat well, exercise regularly and stop smoking before and during pregnancy, according to a study. Gestational diabetes is a common pregnancy complication that...

  • Mothers’ smoking ‘hits fertility’

    Mothers’ smoking ‘hits fertility’

    Mothers who smoke during pregnancy could damage the future fertility of their sons, new research has found. Experts used mice to test the long-term effects of mothers smoking during pregnancy and breastfeeding. They discovered that male pups...

  • Grilled aubergine parcels with tomato and basil salsa

    Grilled aubergine parcels with tomato and basil salsa

    Serves 2 Ingredients200g aubergine slices100g feta cheese200g baby spinach50g onions3g nutmegFor the tomato and basil salsa200g plum tomatoes5g basil5g garlic50ml olive oil Method In a pan, sweat the onions and the baby spinach. Add the nutmeg and...

  • Original score of Mozart sonata found in library

    Original score of Mozart sonata found in library

    Flipping through a dusty folder of unidentified music scores in Budapest’s national library, Hungarian scholar Balazs Mikusi’s heart skipped a beat when he came across four pages of the score of a famous Mozart sonata – written by the composer...

  • Combined cancer treatment hailed

    Combined cancer treatment hailed

    Treating cancers with immunotherapy and radiotherapy at the same time could stop them becoming resistant to treatment, according to research published yesterday. Scientists found combining the two treatments helped the immune system hunt down and...

  • Clooney wedding pic fee for charity

    Clooney wedding pic fee for charity

    George Clooney and his new bride will donate the money made from the sale of their wedding photos to charity, according to reports. People magazine are featuring the coveted snaps of Hollywood heart-throb George and British barrister Amal...

  • Diabetes in pregnancy risk factors

    Diabetes in pregnancy risk factors

    Nearly half of all cases of diabetes during pregnancy could be prevented if young women eat well, exercise regularly and stop smoking before and during pregnancy, according to a study. Gestational diabetes is a common pregnancy complication that...

  • Reopening that żipp

    Reopening that żipp

    Coryse Borg learns why after six years, Unifaun is once again staging this hilarious play by prolific writer Trevor Żahra… with a few new twists and tweaks here and there. “Friends tell me I should do more theatre in Maltese,” says Unifaun founder...

  • A new dimension in horror

    A new dimension in horror

    Anton Grasso’s second edition of Mejt (Dizziness) was recently published by Horizons Communications. The first edition of this book was published in 1988. Grasso is one of Malta’s most prolific writers and considered the best horror writer in the...

  • Meting out justice

    Meting out justice

    The Equalizer (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 131 minutesDirected by: Antoine FuquaStarring: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Haley Bennett, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, David Meunier, Johnny Skourtis, Alex Veadov,...

  • A tour of Paris’s underworld

    A tour of Paris’s underworld

    As Above, So Below (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 93 minutesDirected by: John Erick DowdleStarring: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil, Marion Lambert, Ali MarhyarKRS Releasing Ltd As Above, So Below is a found footage movie,...

  • For the love of dolphins

    For the love of dolphins

    Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)Certified: 107 minutesDirected by: Charles Martin SmithStarring: Harry Connick, Jr, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman, Julia Jordan, Austin Stowell, Cozi ZuehlsdorffKRS Releasing Ltd Sawyer Nelson...

  • The age of stone

    The age of stone

    What stories do you tell in Construct, your new exhibition? Rather than actual stories, I think what I want to say is what grabs me about a particular scene. Sometimes I’m standing in a space – it needn’t be your traditional picturesque square –...

  • Capital comic

    You first visited Malta, and Valletta, in 2004. What inspired your choice of destination? My father is a former anthropologist and history buff and visiting Malta was on his list of life goals. When he was diagnosed with lymphoma, the doctor told...

  • A life of prayer

    A life of prayer

    Outside, Republic Street is loud with life. But inside the monastery of the Augustinian cloistered nuns of St Catherine, Fiona Vella finds peace. The concept of life as a cloistered nun has often intrigued people. How could one choose to deny...

  • Building impressions

    Building impressions

    Valletta is a beautiful creation of the late Renaissance: a rigid grid plan punctuated with palaces, baroque churches and bastions walls modelled around the natural site. Two architects speak to Veronica Stivala about their favourite features in...

  • Camera-friendly

    Camera-friendly

    Valletta must be one of the most photo-graphed locations in Malta. What makes it such an attractive subject? Joe Smith: Valletta is steeped in history and rich in architectural heritage. There is something to discover in every corner and even for...

  • A grand start

    A grand start

    The start sequence of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is one of the most spectacular in the world. The boats fight for position, masters of wind and waves. Then the cannons fire from the grandiose saluting battery and they’re off: a spectacular scene...

  • Vegetable rice salad

    Vegetable rice salad

    Ingredients250g long grain rice250g bunch asparagus,cut in bite-size pieces1 red pepper, seeded and chopped2 marrows2 tomatoes3 tbsps olive oilGrated zest and juice of one lemonTwo 125g packs mini mozzarella, halved (or two 125g balls mozzarella,...

  • The street of eat

    The street of eat

    During Notte Bianca, the streets of Valletta will have a name: L-Ikla t-Tajba. Consulting chef David Darmanin lists the ingredients of the project. L-Ikla t-Tajba: how did it all start? It all started rather by accident. Some years ago, the...

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