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  • In memory of one of our greatest prime ministers

    In memory of one of our greatest prime ministers

    Lord Gerald Strickland, who served as prime minister of Malta between 1927 and 1932, died 75 years ago today. He made a great contribution to the development of Malta and was a pioneer in the area of social legislation. It is no exaggeration to...

  • Heart attack patients ‘at risk by not following lifestyle advice’

    Heart attack patients ‘at risk by not following lifestyle advice’

    Many heart attack patients are not taking the correct steps to look after their heart health and prevent another attack from happening, experts have warned. Cardiologists said they see a noticeable gap between what lifestyle changes patients need...

  • Birth control pills may offer lasting endometrial cancer protection

    Birth control pills may offer lasting endometrial cancer protection

    Women who use oral contraceptives during their reproductive years may gain long-term protection against endometrial cancer, a review of previous research suggests. Researchers analysed 36 studies including more than 140,000 women from around the...

  • Five surprising ways you can be fined while driving abroad

    Five surprising ways you can be fined while driving abroad

    You could be facing a fine of up to €1,500 if you do not learn the rules of the road in the country you are visiting. From turning your lights off during the day to unnecessary use of your car horn, these offences are not as obvious as you might...

  • Heaviest smokers may face biggest weight gain after quitting

    Heaviest smokers may face biggest weight gain after quitting

    Smokers who keep smoking, and those who quit, will all gain weight over time, but those who smoked the most before quitting may gain more, a new study suggests. How much more might also be predicted by the smokers’ starting weights, researchers say.

  • Coffee and alcohol linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer’s

    Statins, anti-inflammatory drugs, alcoholic drinks and coffee have all been linked to a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s, scientists have said. But diabetes, depression and high blood pressure can increase it in certain groups, according to...

  • Fears of explosion in numbers of Alzheimer’s sufferers ‘somewhat overblown’

    Fears of explosion in numbers of Alzheimer’s sufferers ‘somewhat overblown’

    Fears of an Alzheimer’s explosion are unfounded, according to new research showing that dementia rates may be stabilising in the UK and other parts of Europe. Scientists found that the proportion of British people aged 65 and above with dementia...

  • Gary Lineker looks back to bad hair days

    Gary Lineker has turned back the clock to sport his iconic 1980s football look – semi-mullet and all. Luckily though, his drastic fashion transformation is all for show. To celebrate a new crisp campaign he’s revived iconic fashion styles covering...

  • Casting call of confusion

    Casting call of confusion

    TheatreThe AuditionAtriju Vassalli, University of Malta, Msida Plays exposing the inner workings of the theatre business itself have been around for a quite a while, and can often give their audience a closer look at the intimate behind-the-scenes...

  • Delicata’s event in Gozo is back

    Delicata’s event in Gozo is back

    In seven days’ time, Delicata’s 13th Classic Wine Festival will get under way in the heart of Gozo’s viticultural area, Nadur, in celebration of the closing weeks of the Maltese and Gotland grape harvest. Over 20 DOKO and IGT quality wines from...

  • Sir Elton John ends Dolce and Gabbana boycott after IVF comments apology

    Sir Elton John has said he has forgiven Dolce and Gabbana for their comments about IVF children and is looking forward to wearing their clothes again. The singer called for a boycott of designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in March after...

  • Actress Shannen Doherty battling breast cancer

    Actress Shannen Doherty battling breast cancer

    US television actress Shannen Doherty, best known for her roles in "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Charmed," is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, celebrity publication People magazine said. Doherty, 44, told People that she is focusing...

  • ‘Female Viagra’ seen more a pace-setter than moneymaker

    ‘Female Viagra’ seen more a pace-setter than moneymaker

    The first US treatment for low sexual desire in women, dubbed “female Viagra”, is more likely to help build a market for better future rival drugs than achieve the sales seen for Pfizer Inc’s famous little blue pill for men, industry experts...

  • A look at the pink pill

    How does it work? Addyi, known generically as flibanserin, acts on brain chemicals associated with mood and appetite, similar to antidepressant drugs. In fact, it was originally studied as a treatment for depression before being repurposed into a...

  • Working long hours can increase stroke risk

    Working long hours can increase stroke risk

    Staying late at the office for even an hour or two can increase the chances of suffering a stroke, according to research. Working long hours might impress the boss or even win promotion –  but clock-watchers are likely to have the last laugh, a...

  • Cilla Black’s funeral to start with Sir Cliff Richard performance

    Cilla Black will be laid to rest today as family, fans and stars from across the showbiz world gather to say a final tearful goodbye at her funeral. Sir Cliff Richard will pay his own musical tribute, performing his song Faithful One at the start...

  • Did comets bring life to Earth?

    Did comets bring life to Earth?

    Compelling new evidence that life is seeded by comets has emerged from experiments mimicking the bombardment of early Earth. Scientists in Japan generated protein building blocks by recreating impacts by comets containing water, amino acids and...

  • From comedy to action hero

    From comedy to action hero

    Comedy actor Owen Wilson has said he hopes to pull the rug out from under the audience’s feet with his transition to action star in his latest film. The Hollywood stalwart is best known for roles in films such as Wedding Crashers, Zoolander and...

  • Jewish musician’s concert at Spanish festival cancelled

    Jewish musician’s concert at Spanish festival cancelled

    The Spanish government has condemned a Spanish reggae festival’s decision to cancel a concert by an American Jewish musician after he failed to reply to a demand to clarify his position on Palestinian statehood. The cancellation of Matisyahu at...

  • Ed Sheeran tops Spotify list of most influential under-25s

    Ed Sheeran tops Spotify list of most influential under-25s

    British singer Ed Sheeran has scored yet another number one – on Spotify’s list of the top 25 most influential artists under the age of 25. The 24-year-old star was the streaming service’s most streamed artist of 2014, while his ballad Thinking...