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  • Menswear trends from London

    Menswear trends from London

    London relaunched its menswear fashion week last Friday with a new name and quirky designs as the city seeks to hold on to its status as a creativity hub following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. In contrast to fashion capital rivals...

  • 'Weekend warrior' workouts linked to longer life

    'Weekend warrior' workouts linked to longer life

    When it comes to workouts, exercising only on the weekends is still better than doing nothing at all, a new study suggests. Compared with inactive adults, people who get any amount of exercise may live longer, according to the study of middle-aged...

  • Poorer quality second embryo can hamper IVF pregnancy chances

    Poorer quality second embryo can hamper IVF pregnancy chances

    Putting two embryos back during IVF can cut the chance of falling pregnant by more than a quarter if one is poor quality, new research suggests. A study of almost 1,500 embryos that were implanted in women of all ages found that putting back a...

  • IVF embryo environment can impact future health

    IVF embryo environment can impact future health

    The environment in which an IVF embryo spends its first few days can have an impact on whether it will go on to be genetically normal, research suggests. A new study found that chromosomal problems can arise as an embryo starts to divide, with...

  • New Bentley is world's fastest four-seat car

    New Bentley is world's fastest four-seat car

    Bentley has announced its fastest and most powerful production model to date: the new Bentley Continental Supersports. A top speed of 209 mph (336 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds) make the new Continental...

  • A look at sugar

    A look at sugar

    We know that sugar causes many health problems in the body. However, the latest evidence suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is, effectively, ‘diabetes of the brain’. Some researchers claim the two illnesses are so similar that Alzheimer’s should...

  • Celebrating 180 years of the P&O-Malta connection

    Celebrating 180 years of the P&O-Malta connection

    P&O Cruises’ Aurora will call at Malta after she leaves Southampton on January 9 for a circumnavigation of the globe. The cruise, which has been described as having been 180 years in the making, will celebrate the foundation of P&O in 1837. Aurora...

  • Exercising with a slipped disc

    I often come across people living with the uncomfortable and often painful effects of disc herniation, or as it is more colloquially termed ‘slip disc’. Not to be confused with what we might normally think of when hearing the word ‘hernia’, this...

  • Help your child excel in life

    Help your child excel in life

    A resilience programme targeted at vulnerable and marginalised children helps foster the skills needed to overcome difficulties and adversity in the real world. Simonne Pace discovers how perseverance can be nurtured. As much as academic...

  • Peril at the Post Office

    “As I approached the desk with my palms sweating and a tight knot in the pit of my stomach, I dreaded the worst. Never knowing the outcome of my decisions was an anxiety that I wasn’t sure I could live with much longer…” One would be forgiven for...

  • Myth Debunked: Is Pluto a planet?

    What really is a planet? Our solar system is host to thousands of objects ranging from planets to asteroids to comets, and many others. In recent years, however, there’s been a focus on how many planets the solar system contains, eight or nine? On...

  • The accelerating universe: dark energy or new physics?

    The accelerating universe: dark energy or new physics?

    Looking out at the universe we see stars and galaxies, as well as many other less luminous objects, but what’s interesting to cosmologists is how and why they are moving. On small scales such as in the solar system we see planets orbit about the...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    The supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* is seen towards the centre of the photo of our Milky Way galaxy’s galactic core. Taken with NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory satellite the photo reveals a neighbourhood of young massive stars near this...

  • These boxes are nothing to snuff at

    These boxes are nothing to snuff at

    Respect and enthusiasm lie at the core of curating prestigious collections, according to Heike Zech, senior curator of the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Originally from Munich, Dr Zech will be...

  • Kids should eat peanuts early and often to cut allergy risk, new guidelines say

    Kids should eat peanuts early and often to cut allergy risk, new guidelines say

    Parents should feed babies creamy peanut butter or puréed food with nut powder when infants are 4 to 6 months old to help lower the risk of life-threatening allergies, new US guidelines urge. For most babies - kids without severe eczema or egg...

  • Brexit eats into Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurants

    Brexit eats into Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurants

    Jamie Oliver is to close six Jamie's Italian restaurants as the celebrity chef is hit by a combination of rising Brexit cost pressures and tough trading. The closures will impact 120 staff, although the company will attempt to place those affected...

  • Driverless cars could increase congestion on UK roads - report

    Driverless cars could increase congestion on UK roads - report

    Driverless cars could increase congestion on some UK roads for several years, according to a Department for Transport study. Delays on motorways and major roads during peak periods are expected to rise by 0.9% when one in four cars are automated,...

  • Bad to the bone?

    Bad to the bone?

    The festive season isn’t over yet – it is a time when we get together with family and friends and often have more social gatherings than during other times of the year. Invariably, getting together involves eating and sometimes consuming excessive...

  • As the Tritons area is revamped...a glimpse back in time

    As the Tritons area is revamped...a glimpse back in time

    The Department of Information today issued this picture, taken in 1959, when the Tritons Fountain was being set up just outside City Gate in Valletta. The fountain was erected on the site of a section of the fortifications (St Magdalen Ravelin,...

  • Partners drag down each other’s efforts to reduce alcohol intake

    Partners sabotage each other’s attempts to cut down on drinking, with men worse than women, new research suggests. Drinkers struggle to reduce their alcohol intake due to their partner suggesting one more drink or encouraging them on nights out, a...

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