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  • Tumours and canine mastectomy

    Tumours and canine mastectomy

    Last week Dipsy came in for her first post-surgery check-up. A few days earlier, she had undergone major surgery to have a mastectomy, with most of her mammary glands removed. Dipsy is a small 12-year-old black and white Shih Tzu. Her owner...

  • University traditional Chinese medicine clinic opens its doors

    University traditional Chinese medicine clinic opens its doors

    Acupuncture, one of the modalities used for pain relief, may be used alone or as an adjunct to other treatment methods. However, it has been used to treat a wide range of other conditions such as chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting, postoperative...

  • New boutique hotel opens in Valletta

    New boutique hotel opens in Valletta

    A luxury boutique hotel nestled on the picturesque steps of St Ursula Street in Valletta has opened its doors to the modern traveller expecting a slightly different setting enriched by the character of local culture and history. A stone’s throw...

  • Cannabis drug trial leaves one brain dead, five injured

    Cannabis drug trial leaves one brain dead, five injured

    One person has been left brain dead and five others are in a serious condition after taking part in a clinical trial in western France of an experimental medicine from an unnamed drug company, the French Health Ministry said yesterday. The...

  • Dozens feared exposed as Sierra Leone confirms woman died of Ebola this week

    A woman who died of Ebola this week in Sierra Leone potentially exposed at least 27 other people to the disease, according to an aid agency report yesterday, raising the risk of more cases just as the deadliest epidemic on record appeared to be...

  • The birthday gift of giving

    The birthday gift of giving

    You would think that no birthday party would be complete without gifts. It’s like winter without rain, summer without ice cream and a lunch break without lunch. But then, a few weeks ago, I started reading about a new trend: birthday parties...

  • A new era for treatment of dementia ‘on horizon’

    A new era for treatment of dementia ‘on horizon’

    There may be hope for dementia sufferers in the near future as new treatments are “on target” to be developed within the next decade, a leading expert has said. More than 6,000 people suffer from dementia in Malta, or 1.5 per cent of the...

  • After Ebola, two other tropical diseases pose threats

    A little-known bacterial disease may be killing as many people worldwide as measles, scientists said this week, while a mosquito-borne virus known as Zika is also raising global alarm. The spread of Ebola in West Africa last year shows how...

  • A full year of fitness

    A full year of fitness

    At the turn of 2016, many have probably made a resolution to change their lifestyle by exercising more, getting fit and eating more healthily. Yet how many will truly stick to that goal? Personal trainer Ian Jones says that many give up quickly...

  • One in four children in conflict zones ‘risk losing their future’

    One in four children in conflict zones ‘risk losing their future’

    Nearly one in four children growing up in conflict zones are missing out on education, with South Sudan, Niger, Sudan and Afghanistan the worst-affected countries, the UN children’s agency (Unicef) said yesterday. An estimated 24 million children...

  • New car models at Detroit motor show

    New car models at Detroit motor show

    Several new models have been launched at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, currently under way. Have a look at the gallery above.

  • Computer games ‘may boost pupils’ concentration levels’

    Computer games ‘may boost pupils’ concentration levels’

    Playing computer games could help boost pupils’ concentration levels and improve their results in the classroom, research suggests. The study found that turning learning into a game helps stop the mind from wandering, allowing students to study...

  • Inflammation in brain can drive development of Alzheimer’s

    Inflammation in brain can drive development of Alzheimer’s

    Preventing inflammation in the brain could protect against memory loss and behaviour changes caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to research. The study, led by the University of Southampton, has found that blocking a receptor in the brain,...

  • Gozo – a historical and scenic cornucopia

    Gozo – a historical and scenic cornucopia

    As the smoldering embers of terrorism and expansionist travesties of the Jihad movement engulf most of the eastern Mediterranean region and the North African littoral with savage cruelty, the Maltese islands, particularly the island of Gozo, are...

  • Brand presents ‘Socialised’

    Brand presents ‘Socialised’

    Toni&Guy have named this year’s campaign ‘Socialised’. The new collection of hairdos includes eight women’s cuts and colours and two men’s cuts – all featuring dynamic looks. Using Label.m products, the collection features various styles, from...

  • Maltese contributions to Allied war efforts in 1916

    Maltese contributions to Allied war efforts in 1916

    Michael Galea concludes his review of local newspapers printed in 1916 by highlighting various Maltese contributions to the Allies’ cause in World War I. On the war front, Malta was giving its good share. Capt. A.J. Gatt of the Royal Malta...

  • New Year’s resolution to detox

    New Year’s resolution to detox

    One of the New Year considerations in our endeavours to cleanse, reduce or motivate our bodies is a detox. Although it is a buzzword of the times, the idea of detoxing goes back many hundreds, if not thousands, of years. It is found in many...

  • Minimalist aesthetic

    Minimalist aesthetic

    F&F’s spring/summer collections usher in a minimalist aesthetic with an ultra-modern finish. Womenswear Solid coordinates shape formalwear, as versatile statement pieces update existing favourites. Classic double-breasted jackets in salmon and...

  • Some people in Malta are haunted by phantom bugs

    Some people in Malta are haunted by phantom bugs

    From a point of view of an entomologist and pest controller, phantom bugs are considered to be the hardest cases one has to put up with and are usually very difficult cases to resolve. These phantoms are not related to religion, and in most cases...

  • Walking off the Christmas fat

    Walking off the Christmas fat

    Some unforgiving coaches of yesteryear would famously and universally proclaim to their aggrieved athletes: “Walk it off!” Sprained ankle? Busted ribs? Dry cough? Flaring temper? Bruised ego? No problem, just walk it off! What a wonderful world it...

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