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  • Marijuana and alcohol tied to lower college grades

    Marijuana and alcohol tied to lower college grades

    A new study links heavy use of alcohol and marijuana to lower grades among college students. Substance abuse has long been tied to poor achievement, worse graduation rates and difficulties finding and keeping good jobs. The current study takes a...

  • Victims of perceived weight discrimination less likely to exercise, UK study shows

    Victims of perceived weight discrimination less likely to exercise, UK study shows

    People who think they are discriminated against because of their weight are less likely to exercise than those who do not, a new study suggests. Those who felt stigmatised because of their weight had higher odds of being inactive, according to the...

  • Facebook in hot water over sexualised photos of children

    Facebook in hot water over sexualised photos of children

    Facebook has come under fire for allegedly failing to remove sexualised pictures of children from its website. Damian Collins, chairman of the UK's Culture, Media and Sport Committee, expressed "grave doubts" at the social media giant's ability to...

  • Environmental pollution is killing 1.7m children a year

    Environmental pollution is killing 1.7m children a year

    World Health Organisation report issued yesterday shows that one in four deaths of children under five years attributable to unhealthy environments A quarter of all global deaths of children under five are due to unhealthy or polluted environments...

  • Mediterranean diet ‘cuts deadly breast cancer risk by 40%’

    Mediterranean diet ‘cuts deadly breast cancer risk by 40%’

    A Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of a deadly form of breast cancer by 40 per cent, a large study has found. Scientists monitored more than 62,000 women over a period of 20 years to see how their breast cancer risk was affected by what they...

  • Facebook and Twitter make you lonely, say psychologists

    Facebook and Twitter make you lonely, say psychologists

    Social media sites designed to help people connect are actually causing them to feel more alone, say psychologists. The more time young adults spend on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pintrest, the more likely they are to feel cut off...

  • Almost 500 animals die at zoo in just four years

    Almost 500 animals die at zoo in just four years

    Councillors have refused a licence application for a zoo where almost 500 animals died within four years. Zoo founder David Gill applied to renew his licence for the South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, in the UK. The application...

  • Mediterranean diet can cut deadly breast cancer risk by 40 per cent

    Mediterranean diet can cut deadly breast cancer risk by 40 per cent

    A Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of a deadly form of breast cancer by 40 per cent, a large study has found. Scientists monitored more than 62,000 women over a period of 20 years to see how their breast cancer risk was affected by what they...

  • Milan Fashion Week: Bags and shoes

    Milan Fashion Week: Bags and shoes

    Chiara Ferragni Chiara’s name and brand continue to grow from strength to strength and judging from the number of people that turned out at her opening of her popup shop at Milan Fashion Week, her new AW 17 shoe collection should do very well...

  • Honouring the memory of Maltese sailors lost on HMS Glorious

    Honouring the memory of Maltese sailors lost on HMS Glorious

    In the afternoon of June 8, 1940, the British navy suffered one of its worst naval disasters. The aircraft carrier HMS Glorious along with its two destroyer escorts HMS Ardent and HMS Acasta were sunk in battle by two German battleships Gneisenau...

  • Church modelling gaining popularity

    Church modelling gaining popularity

    Church modelling is considered as one of our folkloristic hobbies. It dates back to the 16th or 17th century when our islands were ruled by the Knights of Saint John. The Knights were a Religious Order approved by the Pope, so they tried to instil...

  • From florals to silhouettes

    From florals to silhouettes

    I’ve always thought of February as a month of new beginnings primarily because January has always offered a pretty glum comedown from the Christmas festivities. While many of us spend January trying to lose our festive fat, February is usually the...

  • Vitamin C for cancer treatment

    Vitamin C for cancer treatment

    Vitamin C used intravenously for the treatment of cancer has been a controversial subject for some time. Now the therapy is finally on track for approval. This is 50 years after Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling and Scottish physician Ewan...

  • Race, class, sex... what’s your unconscious bias?

    Race, class, sex... what’s your unconscious bias?

    You and I pride may ourselves on being fair in our judgements and open-minded to other people’s ideas and practices. And we assume that everybody else, or at least the majority, share these views and practise these mores. So how is it that all...

  • Myth debunked: Shaving hair will make it thicker…or not?

    Myth debunked: Shaving hair will make it thicker…or not?

    Through the course of history, men and women alike have fixated on how coarse hair is. So how did this myth perpetrate itself? Maybe it was planted in people’s heads from the idea that pruning trees makes them stronger and able to grow new...

  • Design it, build it, race!

    Design it, build it, race!

    University of Malta Racing (UoMR) is a student’s association with a difference in that it designs and builds racing cars. Its history goes back to 2007, when it used to be known as the Maltese Falcon Racing Team, which took part in the first...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    The following image was taken during one of the dynamic events of the competition in Italy, the one with the highest weighting in terms of competition points. Timothy Debono is seen tackling the endurance event, consisting of 28 laps in which four...

  • British brand launched in Malta

    British brand launched in Malta

    March 11 is a big day for the local high street retail market. Matalan, a leading British retail clothing and homeware chain, will be celebrating the opening of its first two stores in Malta at The Strand, Sliema and Żabbar Road in Fgura. Offering...

  • Improved nappy leaves baby dry all night long

    Improved nappy leaves baby dry all night long

    Pampers launched new and improved Baby-Dry nappies, which now include three absorbing channels designed to help keep babies wake up as dry in the morning as the night before, with less of saggy, wet overnight bulk. The new nappy was unveiled...

  • Lip oil balm for shine

    Lip oil balm for shine

    The Lip Oil Balm by 3INA combines the nourishing properties found in a lip balm with the high-impact shine of one’s favourite lip gloss. Infused with shea butter, rich essential oils and available in six lightly-tinted flavours, The Lip Oil Balm...

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