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  • Can I grow a new brain to put an end to dementia?

    Can I grow a new brain to put an end  to dementia?

    So the good news is that all of us, especially if you are older than 65, have dementia. Yes, that is the good news. Because although we all have some of the biological mess in our brain, we deal with this on a daily basis and overcome these...

  • Myth debunked: Chewing on dietary myths

    Myth debunked: Chewing on dietary myths

    Most people enjoy eating and loathe dieting. It is perhaps unsurprising that given this popular activity many food and nutrition-related myths have surfaced through the ages. Here are some food facts for you to digest. Many are fed the myth that...

  • The real price of NOT buying a Chanel bag

    The real price of NOT  buying a Chanel bag

    Based on current spending trends, the average woman under the age of 25 will probably spend in the region of €200,000 in her lifetime on bags, clothes and shoes. This seemingly outrageous sum translates to around 145 handbags, 185 dresses and...

  • Tackling kidney disease – towards a new era

    Tackling kidney disease – towards a new era

    Kidneys are bean-shaped organs that primarily serve to filter blood from waste products and extra water in the body, producing urine. When this filtering mechanism fails to function properly, high levels of waste may accumulate in the blood, which...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    The most spectacular supermoon since 1948 has lit up the sky on Monday, November 14, 2016, appearing 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual. In this photo, taken by Albert Camilleri (@albertcamilleri), the supermoon watches over a...

  • A little exercise can reduce type 2 diabetes risk by 30 per cent

    A little exercise can reduce type 2 diabetes risk by 30 per cent

    Ninety per cent of the Maltese adult population is either overweight or obese further perpetuating the risk of diabetes, according to diabetologist Stephen Fava. Malta has one of the highest rates of type 2 diabetes in the world, and the World...

  • China inspects barbecues, closes some factories to battle smog

    China inspects barbecues, closes some factories to battle smog

    Provincial governments across China are taking measures ranging from inspecting outdoor barbecues to halting production at industrial plants to reduce worsening air pollution, the official Xinhua news agency said. China has adopted various...

  • WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

    WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

    The World Health Organization declare that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency, but it stressed a need for a long-term effort to address the virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications. Officials...

  • World's first malaria vaccine set for 2018 release as UN secures funding

    World's first malaria vaccine set for 2018 release as UN secures funding

    Funding for phase one of pilot deployments of the world's first malaria vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa has been secured and immunisation campaigns will begin in 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday. The vaccine, known as RTS,S...

  • Getting board

    Getting board

    In an age of smartphones, video games and tablets, new ideas and designs with an emphasis on teamwork are fuelling a boom in board game sales worldwide. It is Ronald Cassar’s turn to play. Social media, Pokémon Go, Netflix, Twitter and the...

  • US surgeons separate Nigerian conjoined twins

    US surgeons separate Nigerian conjoined twins

    12-month-old twin girls Miracle and Testimony Ayeni, who were born fused together at the lower half of their bodies, are separated after an 18-hour operation in Memphis. See video above.

  • One billion people suffer from high blood pressure

    One billion people suffer  from high blood pressure

    The number of people with high blood pressure has almost doubled in 40 years to over 1.1 billion worldwide, scientists said yesterday, with the burden of the condition shifting from the rich to the poor. In the largest study of its kind analysing...

  • ‘Heredity is not destiny’ when it comes to heart attacks – study

    If heredity puts you at higher risk for a heart attack, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can bring that risk down, below the risk faced by some people whose genes would normally protect them from heart disease, according to an analysis of more than...

  • Beer meets oak casks as barley wine hits local market

    Beer meets oak casks as barley wine hits local market

    To discerning drinkers, oak casks are synonymous with wine, cognac and whiskey.  But the sight of wooden casks in craft breweries is becoming more commonplace, with brewers keen to impart earthy aromas and smooth the taste of some of their choice...

  • Are you among the 1 billion people suffering from hypertension?

    Are you among the 1 billion people suffering from hypertension?

    The number of people with hypertension has almost doubled in 40 years to over 1.1 billion worldwide, scientists have said, with the burden of the condition shifting from the rich to the poor. In the largest study of its kind analysing blood...

  • Watch: Pink catwalk showcases the season’s top fashion trends

    Watch: Pink catwalk showcases the season’s top fashion trends

    The season’s top trends were showcased yesterday to live baroque and classical music at The Pink Fashion Show, a Times of Malta event held at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta. An established and sought-after event on the local catwalk calendar, the...

  • The Manoel Theatre becomes a catwalk tonight

    The Manoel Theatre becomes a catwalk tonight

    The Manoel Theatre is being transformed to host The Pink Fashion Show, a Times of Malta event, this evening, where 30 models are busy getting ready to showcase the top brands in a unique setting that is not accustomed to this scene. The backstage...

  • Dementia, Alzheimer's are leading cause of death in UK for first time

    Dementia, Alzheimer's are leading cause of death in UK for first time

    Dementia and Alzheimer's disease has become the leading cause of death in England and Wales for the first time, new figures show. An ageing population and better diagnosis of the condition has led to dementia and Alzheimer's knocking ischaemic...

  • Weekend shake-up

    Weekend shake-up

    The daily grind getting just a little bit too much to handle? Had it up to here with traffic jams and work quandaries? Need to get away from it all? Some of these questions are just the sort that prompt us to consider taking holidays in the hope...

  • Anthony Buhagiar – a lifetime’s service with the Royal Navy

    Anthony Buhagiar – a lifetime’s service with the Royal Navy

    Born at Vittoriosa on March 7, 1915, Anthony Buhagiar was one of eight siblings. His father Lorenzo was a Malta Dockyard engineer and Buhagiar was encouraged to join the firm. But the young man was drawn to the sea. On his father’s demise he tried...