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  • 5 summer wedding outfit ideas

    Summer in Malta often means way too many wedding invitations from friends, acquaintances and family members start flowing in. By your third one you run out of all wedding-appropriate outfit options in your wardrobe. What to do then? Whether it's a...

  • Patients on social media cause ethics headache for doctors

    Patients on social media cause ethics headache for doctors

    As more and more sick patients are going online and using social media to search for answers about their health, it's raising a lot of thorny ethical questions for doctors. "The internet and ready access to vast amounts of information are now...

  • Dom Mintoff – on the centenary of his birth

    On August 6, 1916, Ċetta tax-Xiħ from the heart of Il-Bastjun, Cospicua, gave birth to her third child, her first son. It was the day of St Dominic’s demise, but the feast of Our Saviour according to the liturgical calendar. She and her husband...

  • Dormition of the Blessed Virgin

    Dormition of the Blessed Virgin

    In the western Gozitan countryside, known as Id-Deżert, lying west of the Citadel of Victoria, on a rise at the edge of an inland cliff, there arose a chapel of unknown date. The chapel lay near the hamlet of Ta’ Għammar, between the village of...

  • Climax to triple anniversary year

    Climax to triple anniversary year

    As President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca arrives for the Pontifical High Mass at the Basilica of St Dominic in Valletta this morning, she will be leading the congregation in the climax of celebrations in this parish’s triple anniversary year. The...

  • New Master degree shifts focus to teaching practice in schools

    New Master degree shifts focus to teaching practice in schools

    Teaching is becoming a more demanding and complex undertaking and assessing learning that takes place even more so. In the midst of all the developments taking place within the profession, locally and internationally, teacher educators play a...

  • Treating Maltese limestone

    Treating Maltese limestone

    Our landscape of stone. We readily connect with the beautiful ones. Those in the historical palaces of the city, the parish churches of the older villages and those shaping the cliffs on the coast. We disconnect just as quickly however, when those...

  • Back to back

    Back to back

    I am looking at back pain again. Mainly because the latest innovation in back pain treatment is less interested in where it hurts than in which of your movement habits, built up over a lifetime, are responsible for the pain. The theory is that...

  • Myth debunked: Detoxing

    Myth debunked: Detoxing

    We all feel the aftermaths of a few days of heavy eating on junk food or the odd beer session. However, do detoxing juices and meals help in any way? No, but first of all what exactly are toxins? Toxins are the chemicals in our bodies that...

  • The dangers of sitting down

    The latest research tells us that sitting down is bad for us. People who spend more time sitting down face higher risks of adverse health reactions and premature death. If it is the actual act of sitting down that is dangerous when carried out to...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    The pink iguana is only found on one of the Galápagos islands. It is one of the species Charles Darwin used as evidence for his theory of evolution and is now classified as an endangered species. Credit: Larry Moore

  • New drug could be 'game changer' in battle against asthma

    New drug could be 'game changer' in battle against asthma

    The first new asthma drug for nearly 20 years could have the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition, researchers have found. The new drug, which has been hailed as a "game changer", could reduce the number of people who die...

  • Independent pathways connect brain and gut in irritable bowel syndrome

    Independent pathways connect brain and gut in irritable bowel syndrome

    There might be independent gut-to-brain and brain-to-gut pathways in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers from Australia report. "This is an exciting time as the causes of IBS and other functional gastrointestinal disorders...

  • US closer to using genetically modified mosquitoes that could fight Zika

    US closer to using genetically modified mosquitoes that could fight Zika

    The United States has taken another step toward clearing the way for a trial of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida as a way of reducing populations of mosquitoes that carry Zika. The US Food and Drug Administration said today that a field...

  • Brains of overweight people look 10 years older

    Brains of overweight people look 10 years older

    The brains of middle-aged, overweight people look 10 years older when compared to those of their lean counterparts. Human brains naturally shrink with age, but a new study found that being overweight may affect the onset and progression of brain...

  • Scientists rehash evidence on sunscreen and skin cancer

    Scientists rehash evidence on sunscreen and skin cancer

    There isn't much evidence to conclusively prove that daily sunscreen use can prevent most skin cancers, a research review concludes. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't use sunscreen, doctors say. It just means it's unethical to do experiments...

  • Positive attitude about aging makes one more resilient to stress

    Positive attitude about aging makes one more resilient to stress

    Older adults with a positive attitude about aging may be more resilient to stress, according to a new study. "Previous research has generally found the same thing - that a more positive attitude is beneficial," coauthor Jennifer Bellingtier, of...

  • Free Zika virus tests being offered to pregnant women in Florida

    Free Zika virus tests being offered to pregnant women in Florida

    Pregnant women in Florida have been offered a free test to determine whether they have been infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus. State governor Rick Scott directed officials on Wednesday to make the tests available at county health...

  • Women without appendix ortonsils more fertile, says study

    Women without appendix ortonsils more fertile, says study

    Findings challenge myth of effect of appendectomy on fertility but do not mean that removing appendix directly increases chances of pregnancy Women who have their appendix or tonsils removed when they are young are more likely to get pregnant, and...

  • UK mum celebrates surviving tumour op by buying lottery ticket - and wins millions

    UK mum celebrates surviving tumour op by buying lottery ticket - and wins millions

    A mother who felt lucky after surviving a tumour operation in the US has described how she rang her daughter back home to insist she bought a lottery ticket - and won £61.1 million. Sonia Davies, 53, who was in Florida with partner Keith Reynolds,...

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