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  • Tobacco companies should be taxed more - UK parliamentary report

    Tobacco companies should be taxed more - UK parliamentary report

    Smoking is costing UK authorities £760 million (€890 million) a year in social care, a new report warns. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health urged the British government to renew its efforts to drive down smoking rates and look...

  • Anxiety and depression could increase risk of cancer death

    Anxiety and depression could increase risk of cancer death

    Suffering anxiety and depression could increase the risk of dying from cancer, research suggests. Experts analysed data for 163,363 men and women who were free from cancer at the start of the study, of whom 4,353 went on to die from the...

  • Sitting less linked to lower risk of diabetes

    People who spend time walking or even just standing instead of sitting may be at lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a UK study suggests. Findings from this study “provide further encouraging evidence” that simply substituting standing for sitting...

  • More personalities who sought refuge in Malta

    More personalities who sought refuge in Malta

    During the British period and right up to the present, Malta continued to serve as a sanctuary to several personalities who were being pursued by the authorities for various reasons. One of the most significant crimes of the 19th century was the...

  • A daughter's tribute to a green finger

    A daughter's tribute to a green finger

    Carmen Chetcuti has retired after 16 years of cultivating endemic and indigenous plants at the Gaia Foundation. Her daughter Graziella pays tribute to her work. After 16 years of hard work, patience and love, Carmen Chetcuti has retired, leaving...

  • Sugar, not fat, real cause of obesity

    Sugar, not fat, real cause of obesity

    It is always helpful to keep updated with how food and drink affect our bodies, so today we are looking at a range of food and the effects on the body. The official health advice to follow a low-fat diet had been one of the biggest mistakes in...

  • How well do you know your teen?

    How well do you know your teen?

    Psychologist Joshua Aquilina, who works with adolescents at the Junior College, says parents can forge a strong relationship with their children mainly by listening to them and understanding them. Simonne Pace learns that it takes more than a...

  • Canine gastritis: upset stomach

    Canine gastritis: upset stomach

    This week I received a phone call asking me to attend to a sick dog at its home. Having heard what the problem was, I urged the owners to bring their dog to the clinic since this was one of those cases where a house call simply would not provide...

  • The incredible invisible woman

    The incredible invisible woman

    Despite the fact that Monica Bellucci publicly stated in a recent interview that ageing was sexy, it would seem that not many fashion and media outlets are on this particular gold-plated bandwagon. In fact, despite the fact that living legends...

  • Myth Debunked: Do humans have extraordinarily large brains?

    Myth Debunked: Do humans have extraordinarily large brains?

    Humans can do incredible things. They have language, literature, art, science and have even changed the planet’s evolution. We normally think that all of these achievements must be linked to our exceptional brains. We must have the largest, most...

  • Effects of exercise on genes

    ‘Genetics’ is a frequently coined word in exercise and fitness, and perhaps even more so in the world of competitive sport. When we think of genetics we tend to perceive something fixed and immutable, a predetermined code that dictates everything...

  • Malta’s newest insect

    Malta’s newest insect

    Insects make the world go round. They pollinate flowers and crops yet gobble them up at the same time. There are over one million species worldwide with 6,000 to 8,000 of them found on the Maltese Islands. Among those, David Mifsud (Institute of...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Scientists have gone “rogue”. In response to the Trump administration placing restrictions on government funded agencies and scientists engaging with the public many twitter media accounts have added “rogue” versions to resist. The movement harks...

  • World sales record

    World sales record

    Under the impetus of the Renault – Drive the Change plan, sales are on the rise for the fourth year running, making Groupe Renault the number-one French automotive group worldwide, with 3,182,625 vehicles registered in 2016. Groupe Renault...

  • An offbeat take on in-car living

    An offbeat take on in-car living

    Citroen has unveiled the new C3, the latest take on a bestseller that has sold more than 3.5 million units since 2002. With its distinctive design and colourful personality, it’s brimming over with an exuberant freshness and optimism that will...

  • Against all odds

    Against all odds

    At first glance, the Abarth 695 looks much like any other Fiat 500 – a little sportier, perhaps, but the chic city car’s DNA is there for all to see. But this is not a Fiat 500. The statistics – 187bhp, 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds and a 143mph top...

  • Standing out

    Standing out

    Michael Debono Ltd has launched the new Toyota C-HR in Malta. The C-HR remains remarkably true to the general features of the concept-cars that attracted so much public attention in Paris in 2014 and in Frankfurt in 2015. Its coupe-like lines are...

  • A strong commitment

    A strong commitment

    Last year was a great one for Opel, represented in Malta by Motors Inc. Ltd. When the brand published the first photos of the Opel GT Concept, the reaction on the internet was overwhelming – the Opel community celebrated the sports car of the...

  • Wild about jaguars

    Wild about jaguars

    Charles Sultana, known as ‘Charlie tal-Jaguar’, is the proud owner of a rare 1934 Triumph Gloria Monte Carlo. But that’s not the only vintage horse in his stable. That the present state of the old motors sector in Malta is a healthy one is beyond...

  • Old favourite, new generation

    Old favourite, new generation

    One of the most iconic nameplates in the global auto industry, the Ford Fiesta was first launched four decades ago and since then, nearly 18 million have been sold worldwide. Fiesta also has been Europe’s top-selling small car for the past four...

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