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  • Coffee, classical music and vitamin deficiency

    Coffee, classical music and vitamin deficiency

    After a bad night’s sleep the tendency is to drink coffee in the morning to help you wake up. The same happens the next night, and the next and the next.  However, the stimulating effects of coffee seem to stop working after the third bad night of...

  • Renewable energy on water

    Renewable energy on water

    A research team from the Department of Industrial Electrical Power Conversion at the University of Malta has designed and built a solar catamaran. This shows the viability of renewable energy and water transport, Prof. Joseph Cilia from the...

  • ‘Social stories alleviate anxiety’

    ‘Social stories alleviate anxiety’

    A social story is just what it sounds like – a very short story that teaches a child what to expect in a social situation and how to behave appropriately. Social stories were first introduced in 1991 by Carol Gray to help teach social skills to...

  • The benefits of laughing fits

    The benefits of laughing fits

    For some, assuming a healthier and more physically active lifestyle might be considered such an impossibility that it is almost laughable. If you currently scoff at the prospect of donning sports gear and hitting the gym or promenades to lift...

  • A dog’s nose: wet or dry?

    A dog’s nose: wet or dry?

    This week, I was asked one of those enduring questions all vets get. The patient was a six-month-old female English pointer named Molly. Molly had orange and white markings with a beautiful high nose that is characteristic of her breed. Molly’s...

  • Tackling eternal ‘model vs man in the street’ body issue

    Tackling eternal ‘model vs man in the street’ body issue

    A few days ago, a photograph which looked like it was shot for a clothing campaign was posted on the World Wide Web. The photo consisted of four women standing in a row one behind another wearing what would be safe to describe as...

  • On cancer and sugar

    On cancer and sugar

    ‘Cancer thrives on sugar’ is one of the many myths associated with cancer as a leading culprit. A cancer tumour is made up of cells as is the rest of our body. All cells in our body need energy to function regardless of where they are found. Sugar...

  • Myth debunked: Do races exist?

    Myth debunked: Do races exist?

    A common argument given by certain politically correct advocates trying to incite peace between races is that “there is only one race: the human race”. Now this might seem as some sort of liberal rant to some. Of course races within human beings...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Hundreds of years ago, owls gobbled down small mammals called Nesophontes and regurgitated pellets of their remains. That mammal is now extinct, but an analysis of the pellets reveals how it evolved from some of the earliest mammals 70 million...

  • Serious injuries rare at popular obstacle courses

    Serious injuries rare at popular obstacle courses

    Obstacle course runs like Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash are becoming more popular and are relatively safe for participants, a Canadian study suggests. Only about 1 percent of participants are injured during these races, and most of the injuries...

  • Colours, bags and a snake at London Fashion Week

    Colours, bags and a snake at London Fashion Week

    In London, many events happen throughout the same period but if you happen to pass by a fashion event you will always know. The giveaways are - primarily the dress code, this is most definitely not standard formal wear, then there is the amount of...

  • People do gain weight over the holidays, study confirms

    People do gain weight over the holidays, study confirms

    A new study has confirmed what your waistband has told you all along - you gain weight during the holidays. It also concluded that people who weigh themselves frequently seem to lose those extra kilos faster. The trend was seen in 1,781 Americans,...

  • Prestige Yachts Picks up top award at the Cannes Yachting Festival

    Prestige Yachts Picks up top award at the Cannes Yachting Festival

    Prestige Yachts designer Vittorio Garroni was named 2016 World Yacht Trophy 'Designer of the Year' at the 2016 Cannes yaching festival.  Mr Garroni won the award for his Prestige Yachts line on September 10.  Prestige motor yachts showcased one of...

  • Grandmaster Cotoner gets the Marsovin treatment

    Grandmaster Cotoner gets the Marsovin treatment

    Winemakers Marsovin are about to release the 17th vintage of the prized Grand Maître, produced from grapes grown in Għajn Riħana. ‘Annata Fra Raphael de Cotoner’ is to be released on Tuesday October 4. This 2014 vintage is dedicated to Grand...

  • Codeine not safe for kids – doctors

    Codeine not safe for kids – doctors

    Codeine is not safe for children and should not be used to ease pain or relieve coughs, a leading US pediatricians group warns. Codeine has been prescribed for decades for both purposes, despite mounting evidence that it does not always work and...

  • Jonas Blue to wrap up Café del Mar's summer season

    Jonas Blue to wrap up Café del Mar's summer season

    Having hosted some of dance music's biggest names this summer, Café del Mar is now preparing for its End of Summer special. The venue has seen acts such as Sigala, Seeb, Bakermat, Kungs and Martin Solveig over the past months, and it will now be...

  • A linen revival at London Fashion Week

    A linen revival at London Fashion Week

    The London Fashion Week collections for next summer are proving to be very interesting - there is less emphasis about everything being all about floral patterns and bohemian influence and far more focus on creating structure and good...

  • GSK cuts vaccine price for refugees, following pressure from health charities

    GSK cuts vaccine price for refugees, following pressure from health charities

    GlaxoSmithKline is cutting the price charged for its pneumococcal vaccine when given to refugees, following complaints about the product's "exorbitant" cost by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres. The British drugmaker said today it would...

  • Remembering those who forget

    Remembering those who forget

    I recently locked myself out – I had left the front door keys on the kitchen table as I was going out and only realised my mishap on my return home. We all suffer such instances of forgetfulness. But what if these became regular occurrences? And...

  • What's hot at London Fashion Week

    What's hot at London Fashion Week

    A new fashion week season has rolled around once again bringing with it a host of new trends to absorb. During this period, the frenzy literally takes over Soho in London and industry players fly in from all over the world. It is time for us to...

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