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  • Fitness trends

    Fitness trends

    Piloxing Piloxing is a non-stop cardio mix that incorporates different fitness techniques to burn the maximum amount of calories, build lean muscles and increase stamina. The workout combines Pilates and boxing and in this manner burns fat while...

  • Malta and World War I during the first months of 1916

    Malta and World War I during the first months of 1916

    1916 opened with the final phase of the evacuation of the Allied troops from Gallipoli, in the Ottoman Empire. The last troops left Cape Helles beach on January 9 without loss of life. The evacuations were the most successful part of a campaign...

  • The first Maltese pilot, 100 years ago

    The first Maltese pilot, 100 years ago

    Wyndham Levy-Grech was born in 1890, the son of Mr and Mrs T. Levy Grech of Valletta. He graduated in law from the University of Malta in 1913 and proceeded to England where he joined the Royal Flying Corps and was gazetted a 2nd Lieutenant...

  • The silent killer in cats

    The silent killer in cats

    Last week, unfortunately, Diamond’s results came back. I say unfortunately because it really was very bad news and quite unexpected: a client came in with two of the most beautiful British Shorthair cats I have ever seen. One male, called Diamond,...

  • Introducing mindfulness in schools

    Introducing mindfulness in schools

    In Malta, as in most countries around the world, we are seeing an increase in young people drinking more alcohol, experimenting with drugs and self-harming. All these behaviours stem from the effects of anxiety, stress and depression. Mindfulness...

  • Diabetes awareness talk on World Health Day

    Diabetes awareness talk on World Health Day

    Narrative Structures, in collaboration with the Parliamentary Secretariat for Health and the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Department, organised two talks to mark World Health Day. The topic, diabetes, was remarkably supported by the...

  • Tinker, Maker: How to build your own airbrush

    Tinker, Maker: How to build your own airbrush

    Have you ever wanted to spray paint your own wall? Cannot afford an airbrush or spray paint cans? Fear not. You can use this not-quite-the-same-but-good-enough technique. First, dissolve some watercolors in a glass of water. Then cut a straw in half.

  • Life after having a hysterectomy

    Life after having a hysterectomy

    Chronic back pain has many causes, including sprains, injury and trauma, age, weight gain, disc degeneration or rupture, spinal compression, infection, pregnancy, kidney stones, poor posture, poor core strength, arthritis, osteoporosis,...

  • Dinosaurs: decline 50m years earlier

    Dinosaurs: decline 50m years earlier

    The mass extinction of dinosaurs has been featured in movies, books and cartoons. Usually an asteroid smashes into the earth and wipes them out. Recent studies now show that this may not be the only reason. Through the use of new analytical...

  • Put on your running shoes

    Put on your running shoes

    It has been a very exciting week for sport and physical activity across the Maltese islands. Whenever the upper echelons of national sport and exercise management and administration get together in the same room and start discussing stuff like...

  • Photos of the week

    Photos of the week

    Top: First demonstration of sexual selection in dinosaurs identified in Protoceratops andrewsi. Pictured is a cast of a skeleton of Tyrannosaurs Rex in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Right: First demonstration of sexual selection...

  • Mriehel to get a new fitness centre

    Mriehel to get a new fitness centre

    Healthy living is still something of an afterthought in Maltese workplaces, five-time National Bodybuilding champion Ralph Decelis has said.  "Studies clearly show that employees perform better when they are living a healthy life," the onetime...

  • Testosterone may explain why men have more heart attacks

    Testosterone may explain why men have more heart attacks

    Testosterone may be one of the reasons why men are more prone to heart attacks than women, research suggests.Scientists at the University of Edinburgh examined the effects of testosterone on blood vessel tissue and found it triggered the...

  • Latest battle to wipe out polio begins with vast vaccine switch

    Latest battle to wipe out polio begins with vast vaccine switch

    In a huge immunisation effort in 150 countries, health teams on Sunday launched what they hope will be the final push against polio. Malta suffered two epidemics of the viral disease, one in 1918 and the other one between 1942 and 1943. The...

  • Humble Gozitan priest with a generous heart

    Humble Gozitan priest with a generous heart

    A great amount of literature has been written about the life and ecclesiastical career of the late Mgr Ġużeppi Mercieca, who was archbishop of Malta from 1976 to 2006. Charles Buttigieg’s monumental biography of Mgr Mercieca, Ilkoll Aħwa Fi Kristu.

  • Full attack mode

    Full attack mode

    The new Porsche 911 GT3 is here. The new, however, is only up to a point because some things, reassuringly, aren’t new at all. There’s the badge for starters, which denotes not necessarily the fastest 911 in a straight line but the most focused,...

  • A new breed of bike

    A new breed of bike

    There was a time when Harley-Davidsons were all hideously expensive, and not even being the epicentre of a cultural phenomenon could offset the wallet-crushing figures There are still top-end Harleys that will require the lion’s share of your...

  • Anything but a careless whisper

    Anything but a careless whisper

    Hot hatches may have been the favoured sporting cars during the 1980s, but there were still those discerning individuals who hankered after a sleeker coupe. Just for them, Volkswagen followed up its popular Scirocco with the more rounded and...

  • The Morris man

    The Morris man

    The highlight of the annual general meeting of the Old Motors Club is the presentation of the Events Attendance Trophy, which goes to the member participating in most club events. This year the coveted award went to Joseph Zerafa, who despite...

  • Step into the future

    Step into the future

    Mercedes-Benz is taking a big step into the future with the new E-Class. The tenth-generation executive saloon delivers stylish highlights with its distinct, emotive design and high-grade, exclusive interior. This new E-Class also marks the world...

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