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  • Photo of the week

    Photo of  the week

    The world’s largest Christmas tree is found in Rio de Janeiro. The Christmas tree here is unusual in that it isn’t grounded. In fact, this wonder floats on the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. Illuminated by 2.5 million lights, this gorgeous tree holds...

  • Over the counter painkillers linked to hearing loss

    Over the counter painkillers linked to hearing loss

    Regular use of pain relievers over many years may increase the risk of hearing loss, a recent study suggests. Researchers analyzed long-term data on almost 56,000 US women and found using non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) like naproxen...

  • Couples bloom on Christmas Eve – study

    Couples  bloom on  Christmas Eve – study

    A recent survey of 10,000 people shows that 31 per cent of people think that Christmas Eve is the most romantic day of the year to propose, followed by New Year’s Eve, that is  preferred by 19 per cent. These figures chime with  the surge in...

  • A gathering to remember

    A gathering to remember

    People who are hosting somebody with dementia for Christmas lunch or dinner are being urged to think about how they set the table to reduce stress levels. New tips suggest allowing people with dementia to graze on items such as sausage rolls and...

  • Watch: Warning issued as e-cigarette battery explodes in man's pocket

    Watch: Warning issued as e-cigarette battery explodes in man's pocket

    Fire crews have released CCTV footage of the moment an e-cigarette battery exploded in the user's pocket - inches from a baby's pram. Images captured inside the Trinity shopping centre in Leeds show the man casually unaware of the plume of smoke...

  • Children's choir adds to the festive spirit at the Intercontinental

    A children's choir is singing a series of carols in the lobby of Intercontinental hotel every evening this week all the way to Christmas Eve.  Led by Tiziana Calleja, the CentreSTAGE choir is adding to the festive fun by singing seasonal classics...

  • It's Bella Italia at the Corinthia this New Year's Eve

    It's Bella Italia at the Corinthia this New Year's Eve

    New Year's Eve will take a glamorous turn at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa this year as the That's Amore! spectacular takes a leaf from 1950s Italy. Following last year’s sell-out success, That’s Amore! guests will be dazzled by live...

  • US police more likely to kill black men, study finds

    US police more likely to kill black men, study finds

    A new analysis of death certificates calculates that black males were almost three times more likely than whites to die at the hands of US police, but the study fails to fill gaping holes in national law-enforcement reports about deadly use of...

  • What do you want for Christmas?

    What do you want for Christmas?

    Aarush Anand, seven, was tasked with writing a letter about his Christmas wishes and said the recent events in Aleppo were in his mind as he put pencil to paper. In the letter, the year three pupil at Nottingham High School said: “The only thing I...

  • ‘The indefaticable Maltese artist Antonio Schranz’

    ‘The indefaticable Maltese artist Antonio Schranz’

    John Schranz’s fourth article leading to the 2018 Schranz Artists Bicentenary celebrations focuses on Anton Schranz’s second son Antonio Schranz – a true bohemian and impassioned Romantic, whose boundless energy enabled him to undertake...

  • Telling the lithium story

    Telling the lithium story

    For decades, lithium was the ‘go-to’ treatment for bipolar disorder. To this day, it still clinically outperforms widely prescribed, expensive pharmaceuticals which are better known (JAMA Psychiatry, 2016). Many physicians – including Jeffrey...

  • What is it really like to be fit?

    A very long time ago, in a place where most educated people held dear the ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body, ancient philosophers would enjoy busying themselves with deep and thought-provoking discussions of essence. Roots in the ground, a...

  • Caring for a bundle of joy

    Caring for a bundle of joy

    This week an old friend who I had not seen in a while visited the clinic bearing a Christmas present in his arms. The gift, I should quickly add, was something that he had bought for himself: a beautiful blue-eyed grey weimaraner puppy named Sir...

  • ‘Veil of secrecy’ over mental health issues in the cockpit

    ‘Veil of secrecy’ over mental health issues in the cockpit

    Thousands of airline passengers are being flown by depressed and suicidal pilots, a study suggests. Findings from an anonymous global survey of 1,848 pilots showed more than 12.6 per cent met the criteria for clinical depression. Of this group,...

  • Myth debunked: Does sugar cause hyperactivity in kids?

    Myth debunked: Does sugar cause hyperactivity in kids?

    Do a Google search for: ‘sugar causes hyperactivity in kids’ and the first result nodded towards sugar and carbs entering the bloodstream quickly rapidly changing blood sugar levels that just might make your kid run around like a nutter. Scroll...

  • A lush velveteen dream

    A lush velveteen dream

    Long held to be the fabric of choice for goths, rockers and queens of the underworld thanks to 1990s cult classics such as The Crow and The Craft, my first brush with velvet came in the form of a red dress that my mother would put me in around the...

  • Communicating science in Malta

    Communicating science in Malta

    Worldwide decades of science popularisation have not worked effectively. Citizens’ knowledge of science has not massively increased, nor is the education system producing enough STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics) graduates with...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Researchers wanted to study how birds interacted with the air around them while flying. To protect their eyes from the powerful lasers they needed to map particle movement around the birds, they dressed the birds up in goggles.

  • Study ties pubic hair grooming to sexually transmitted infections

    Study ties pubic hair grooming to sexually transmitted infections

    Before scheduling a bikini wax, or shaving down there, consider the results of a new study. Men and women who trimmed or removed their pubic hair were nearly twice as likely to report having had a sexually transmitted infection (STI) compared with...

  • Fancy jumping into the water for a cause?

    Fancy jumping into the water for a cause?

    December is a time of helping people in need and the Thomas Smith Christmas Charity Swim aims to do just this as it raises funds in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund. The annual event started in 1999 when Anton Buttigieg, general manager of...

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