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  • Barbie shapes up with three new looks - curvy, tall and petite

    Barbie shapes up with three new looks - curvy, tall and petite

    Barbie has got a brand new bod. Mattel, the maker of the famous plastic doll, said it will start selling Barbies in three new body types - tall, curvy and petite. She will also come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colours and 24 hairstyles. The toy...

  • HIV uses viral reservoir to ‘bounce back’

    The Aids virus HIV can keep on growing even when it is undetectable in the blood of treated patients, new research has shown. As a result, the virus rapidly bounces back if a patient stops taking the anti-retroviral drugs that keep the infection...

  • Alzheimer’s and other brain disorders ‘may be linked to support cells’

    Alzheimer’s and other brain disorders ‘may be linked to support cells’

    Support cells rather than neurons may underlie some brain disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) and intellectual disability, a study suggests. The cells do not transmit nerve messages but play a vital role protecting and...

  • Are we reliving the Holocaust?

    Are we reliving the Holocaust?

    The international community is today marking the millions that disappeared during the Holocaust. The Holocaust, or Shoah, is the term used to describe the deliberate murder and desecration of millions of people prior to and during World War II in...

  • Heart-healthy sardines pack a bold flavour punch

    Heart-healthy sardines pack a bold flavour punch

    Growing up with a father who suffered from cardiovascular disease, I learned at an early age how to eat healthfully. Hot dogs, fried chicken and steaks rarely graced our dinner table. Instead, we ate boatloads of low-fat and vitamin – and...

  • Eat with a smile

    Eat with a smile

    So you’ve been up since six this morning and have only managed to do less than half of what you had planned. Then you dash out for half an hour but, countless traffic jams later, you end up wasting a couple of hours. And when you return home, you...

  • Turn fitness into a furry tail

    Turn fitness into a furry tail

    We all need a bit of motivation to put on our running shoes, take out our bicycle for a night ride, and stick to our gym schedule. Recruiting a training buddy helps. After all, while we might believe our own excuses to pull out of a long walk or a...

  • From start to finish

    From start to finish

    At the start of the new year, many draw up a list of resolutions that is as long as a shopping list for the January sales. Yet similarly to what happens during the sales, many end up with no spare change and items which they don’t really need. In...

  • Try something new

    Try something new

    If the dank winter weather is muffling your desire to exercise, you need some fresh inspiration to get you moving again. Changing your workout will not only make it more effective by challenging different muscles and building strength, but it can...

  • Getting fit with a view

    Getting fit with a view

    The Sunny Coast Leisure Club in Qawra offers you complete well-being for body, mind and spirit right at the water’s edge. Facilities include a fitness centre, squash court, heated indoor pool and jacuzzi, outdoor pool and jacuzzis, kids’ splash...

  • Reaching new heights

    Reaching new heights

    Even though there are various styles of yoga, ranging from hatha and yin to vinyasa, SUP and aerial, there is one thing that is common to all: they are all practised alone and within your own personal space. Whether this space is your mat,...

  • East meets west

    East meets west

    An increasing number of Maltese people are resorting to our treatments, Xu Jinhua, director of the Mediterranean Regional Centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine, tells Fiona Vella. For many Western societies, health means the absence of disease.

  • Putting on wearables

    Putting on wearables

    The first month of the new year is huffing and puffing to its finish line. You’re pretty much in the same situation – out of breath as you try to stay committed to the resolution you made. Every year, most people make a resolution to lose weight,...

  • Obesity rates need to slim down

    Obesity rates need to slim down

    The Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) presented its final report to the WHO director-general, culminating a two-year process to address the alarming levels of childhood obesity and overweight globally. The ECHO report proposes a range...

  • In real estate terms

    In real estate terms

    What contribution does the property and construction sector give to the local economy? Properties impact the general environment at several levels: they influence the city and region, the estate and neighbourhood, and the individual building...

  • Range for civil engineering applications

    Reliable systems with strong performance characteristics for drainage installations in traffic areas provide a long-term safeguard for our modern infrastructure. Mobility is ever more important in our society. To meet the demand, Hauraton Civils...

  • Generational growth

    Generational growth

    We combine the elements of a family-owned business with modern practices in order to achieve growth, Joseph Tabone and Martin Vella, recently appointed CEO and chairman respectively at the Halmann Vella Group, say. At the entrance to the Halmann...

  • A greener future

    A greener future

    The Building Industry Consultative Council, in collaboration with the Regulator for Energy and Water Services has developed a green building technology website www.ecobuild.gov.mt. The main purpose of this website is to inform the public about the...

  • No sitting on the dock

    No sitting on the dock

    Architect Joanna Spiteri Staines says that the rehabilitation of Dock 1 in Cospicua should serve as a catalyst for holistic urban renewal of Cottonera. Dock 1, a 19th century dock built by William Scamp (1801-1872) in 1848 for the British Navy, is...

  • A home away from home

    A home away from home

    People move abroad for various reasons. However, the one binding factor is usually to find a better quality of life. Admittedly, this means different things to different people – however, whatever the meaning, it’s always rooted in happiness. A...

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