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  • Dementia searches on Google double

    Dementia searches on Google double

    The number of searches on Google about dementia and diabetes have doubled in the past five years, research shows. Looking up stress reached an all-time high in March while searches for information on back pain were three times higher in January...

  • Caine, Fonda act their ages in Cannes’ Youth

    An 82-year-old Michael Caine gets a massage and 77-year-old Jane Fonda’s wig falls off and her make-up is streaked by tears in Youth, a Cannes competition film that shows what a drag it is getting old no matter how wealthy you are. Both actors, as...

  • ‘Heartfelt goodbye’ for host Letterman

    ‘Heartfelt goodbye’ for host Letterman

    Hollywood stars Steve Martin and Tina Fey, comedians Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld and a host of US presidents joined the band Foo Fighters on Wednesday to bid farewell to David Letterman as the veteran Late Show host signed off for the last...

  • Reinforcing the message

    Reinforcing the message

    The message that the sun’s UV rays are harmful cannot be driven home enough, as people are still ignoring all warnings, says Lawrence Scerri, chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Venerealogy. He also tells Stephanie Fsadni that one should...

  • Nivea After Sun Moisturiser

    Nivea After Sun Moisturiser

    Nivea After Sun Moisturiser is a cooling and soothing lotion with aloe vera and enriched with avocado oil. It is easily absorbed and regular application helps increase the skin’s moisture level, resulting in a soft and silky feeling. It also...

  • Eucerin Sun Creme Tinted

    Eucerin Sun Creme Tinted SPF 50+ is an advanced facial sunscreen with light mineral tinted pigments that provides sun protection and an even, natural tan. It also helps prevent further darkening of pigment spots and contains an oil-free cream...

  • All you need to know about sunscreens

    All you need to know about sunscreens

    Confused as regards which is the best sunscreen for you? Wondering which ones might be harmful? Medical student Maria Bonnici gives some advice. The importance of wearing sunscreen has increased in tandem with the rising rate of patients diagnosed...

  • Extra protected

    Extra protected

    Stephanie Fsadni learns from paediatrician Victor Grech that children need to be protected at all times as sunburns in the early years increase the risk of skin cancer in adulthood. If the sun’s rays harm adults, they can damage children’s tender...

  • Calypso After Sun Aloe Vera

    This pump action gel is formulated to cool, soothe and rejuvenate the skin after a day’s exposure to the sun. Aloe vera and witch hazel develop and restore the skin’s moisture to prolonge suntan. An effective insect-repellent ingredient helps...

  • Biotherm UV Defense Sport

    Biotherm Homme has introduced its first sunscreen designed for men and made for action. Outdoor sports call for an extra level of defence. UV Defense Sport body spray has been developed with Quiksilver rider team approval to resist extreme sport...

  • Safeguarding pets

    Safeguarding pets

    Sunshine is important for animals but they need protection too. Veterinarian Trevor Zammit tells Claire Caruana it is crucial they are not exposed to too much sun as this may have an adverse effect. While animals definitely need the sun to...

  • Wine and rock rule at Żejtun music festival

    The fifth edition of the Beland Music Festival, which starts on Wednesday, will include a ‘wine night’ on Friday. Twenty of Delicata’s DOK and IGT quality wines will be available to try at different wine stalls. These include: Pjazza Regina red,...

  • Double protection for the skin

    Double protection for the skin

    As part of its Melanoma Awareness campaign, Persona Med-Aesthetic Centre, in partnership with SkinCeuticals, is giving away a free broad-spectrum sunscreen with the purchase of one of SkinCeuticals’ revolutionary antioxidants until the end of the...

  • Flowering well under way

    Flowering well under way

    Advice to wine growers on sustainable and effective use of foliar sprays is vital at this time of the year, when the flowering of local vines is well under way. In a Chadwick Lakes vineyard growing Merlot grapes, owner Carmel Azzopardi (left), who...

  • Headphones diagnose brain injuries

    Headphones diagnose brain injuries

    Doctors have developed a pioneering brain pressure test using a special set of headphones that can detect life-threatening head injuries and infections without the need for surgery or painful spinal procedures. The technique being used by...

  • 3D films 'may slow brain decline'

    3D films 'may slow brain decline'

    Watching films in 3D exercises the brain, and improves short-term functioning in a similar way to brain-training tests, a group of scientists have claimed. An experiment led by a neuroscientist from Goldsmiths University has found that people who...

  • Maltese short film promoted at Cannes

    Maltese short film promoted at Cannes

    A short Maltese language film called Sħab (To My Little Turtle), by award-winning production company Shadeena Films, is being shown at this year’s Cannes Short Film Corner (CSFC). The production, which is 15 minutes long, is the second project...

  • To heel or not to heel?

    To heel or not to heel?

    Perhaps not since Cinderella lost a glass slipper at the ball has there been such a stir about glamorous footwear as there was on Tuesday in Cannes over a report that women had been turned away from a film premiere for failing to wear...

  • Bullied kids stand higher riskof adult obesity, heart disease

    Bullied kids stand higher riskof adult obesity, heart disease

    Being bullied at school has effects on the body that last for decades and can shorten a person’s life, research suggests. Scientists found a significantly increased risk of stress-induced chronic inflammation in middle-aged men and women who had...

  • Iron levels link to Alzheimer’s

    Iron in the brain may play an important role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, research has shown. The findings suggest that lowering iron levels, possibly with a drug, could delay progression from mild loss of memory and thinking ability...

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