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  • The Melissa McCarthy show

    The Melissa McCarthy show

    Reviews byJohan GaleaTAMMY (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 96 minutesDirected by: Ben FalconeStarring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Dan Aykroyd, Gary Cole, Sandra Oh, Mark Duplass, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Ben...

  • Doubt cast on role of paracetamol

    Doubt cast on role of paracetamol

    Paracetamol painkillers are no better than a placebo for speeding the recovery of people suffering lower back pain, a study has found. Doctors should now look at whether the over-the-counter drug should be the first choice treatment for people...

  • When past and present clash

    When past and present clash

    THE PAST (2013)Certified: 12ADuration: 130 minutesDirected by: Asghar FarhadiStarring: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karimi, Valeria Cavalli, Eleonora MarinoEden...

  • Scientists make autism gene finding

    Autism and intellectual disability could be caused by similar genetic triggers, research suggests. Scientists from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, who studied four families consisting of 16 people, have linked mutations in a...

  • Skin cancer research breakthrough

    Scientists believe they have discovered a new clue about cell growth which could lead to new drugs to tackle the most deadly form of skin cancer. Cancer Research UK scientists at the University of Manchester found that some melanoma cells are...

  • Shift work linked to diabetes risk

    Medics, police officers and firefighters could be at increased risk of developing diabetes, experts have said after new research linked shift work to a heightened risk of being diagnosed with the condition. Compared to normal office hours, working...

  • Diagnosis trial over lung condition

    A €12 piece of medical equipment has gone on trial designed to accelerate the detection of a potentially fatal lung disease. It is hoped the lateral-flow device (LFD), could help offer early diagnosis for the thousands of people struck down with...

  • Sofa, so good, so comfortable

    Sofa, so good, so comfortable

    Whoever invented the sofa deserves a gold medal. Because while every furniture item has its uses, a sofa offers a cushion for all activities. Take a table, for instance. It’s good for eating and working at, but it’s not very good for watching some...

  • Comfortable and stylish

    Comfortable and stylish

    The R Living showroom showcases a vast range of furniture for all rooms, especially for kitchens, bedrooms, dining and living rooms. At R Living, you can also find the full range of Quick-Step laminate parquet flooring. “Our ranges are so vast...

  • Brewing fun

    Brewing fun

    The Farsons Beer Festival started yesterday at the Ta’ Qali National Park and will run until August 3. Beer lovers will be able to savour speciality brews that are available exclusively for export markets, UK bottle-conditioned ales and premium...

  • Walk this way

    Walk this way

    Something as apparently simple as buying a pair of shoes can turn out to be a frustrating exercise. That is because we are all different and what works for one person will not necessarily work for another. Thankfully, there is a variety of...

  • To sleep, perchance to dream

    To sleep, perchance to dream

    Experts have been telling us for so long that we need a good seven to eight hours of sleep every night that we’ve almost dozed off. And yet, even when we do manage to get our eight-hour shift, we still feel that we haven’t slept enough. There are...

  • Go gentle into that good night

    Too much or too little? First of all, assess how much sleep you need. See how you respond to different amounts of sleep and how these affect your energy levels, health and mood. When you have a good idea of your sleep needs, ask yourself how often...

  • A day to remember

    A day to remember

    Break free from all routines and daily stress and spend a day recharging by the pool at the Paradise Bay Resort Hotel. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, the hotel offers a relaxing day to remember, whether you’re with...

  • A tension span

    A tension span

    What are the health benefits of relaxation? Relaxation techniques are a great way to help with stress management. Relaxation isn’t just about peace of mind or enjoying a hobby: it is also a process that decreases the effects of stress on your mind...

  • Shakespeare in Love bows on London stage

    Shakespeare in Love bows on London stage

    The 1998 hit movie Shakespeare in Love wove the Bard’s famous words into a Hollywood romantic comedy. Now it’s back in a stage version that retains the sly humour of Tom Stoppard’s script while making it all seem a bit more Shakespearean. The play...

  • TMYT performing at Glasgow festival

    The Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre (TMYT) will be taking part in the Tin Forest International Theatre Festival being held in Glasgow, Scotland tomorrow. TMYT will be performing Club, a devised piece which they first performed as part of the Żigużajg...

  • Norwegian master of wine visits Delicata

    Norwegian master of wine visits Delicata

    Norwegian Master of Wine Mai Tjemsland visited Delicata’s state-of-the-art winery in Marsa recently. She was in Malta to write an article on local wines. Tjemsland, who resides in Trapani, Sicily, has a weekly column in Norway’s largest newspaper...

  • California legalises ‘sip and spit’ for students

    College students under the age of 21 in California will soon be allowed to drink alcohol in class, as long as they are enrolled in a beer brewing or winemaking programme and they refrain from swallowing, underlegislation signed recently by the...

  • Pan-fried sea bass fillet served with risotto and mussel velouté

    Pan-fried sea bass fillet served with risotto and mussel velouté

    Serves 4 Ingredients175g x 8 fillets of sea bassFor the fish risotto150g risotto900ml fish stock25g spring onion10g butter10g garlicFresh basil and mintFish bones (not oily)Medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced; fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly...

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