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  • Effective body fat testing

    Effective body fat testing

    The term ‘weight-loss’ has to be one of the biggest misnomers of the century. Strange that, especially when you consider the weight-loss industry in the US alone has an estimated worth of over $60 billion (€53bn). How could such a huge and...

  • Malta Artisan Market to hold Easter edition

    Malta Artisan Market to hold Easter edition

    The Malta Artisan Market, organised by The Definitive(ly) Good Guide, is back with its Easter edition. The market, which features locally made arts and crafts by independent artists, as well as handmade delicacies using local ingredients, prides...

  • Oscars prove Hollywood is not about effortless glamour

    Oscars prove Hollywood is not about effortless glamour

    To the outside world, Hollywood might ooze effortless glamour, but just about anyone who makes films will say the process is a long grind, and a continual blow to the ego and bank account. That might explain why two films that embody the inherent...

  • Music to take centre stage in show

    Lady Gaga will perform in a sure-to-be eye-catching outfit, Tim McGraw adds a little country to Hollywood, Adam Levine brings rock-star swagger and pop duo Tegan and Sara team up with The Lonely Island for child favourite Everything is...

  • Revenge Maltese style

    Revenge Maltese style

    PHOBIA (2015)Certified: 12ADuration: 107 minutesDirected by: Louis CuschieriStarring: Ray Abdilla, Veronica Farrugia, Peter Galea, Vince Micallef Pulè, Moira Muscat, Joseph Galea, Dorian Micallef, Stephanie Grech Mallia, Graziella Casha, Elliot...

  • Campbell event raises Ebola funds

    Supermodel Naomi Campbell hit the catwalk to raise money for the fight against Ebola at her star-studded charity event, Fashion for Relief. She was joined by The Duchess of York, Jourdan Dunn, Pixie Lott, and a string of other celebrities at the...

  • UK women ‘hit hardest by dementia’

    Women are hit hardest by the dementia epidemic sweeping Britain, according to a study. The illness is not only the leading cause of death among British women, but they are also far more likely to end up as carers of those with dementia,...

  • Skin damage continues hours after exposure

    Skin damage continues hours after exposure

    Here’s a warning to sunbathers everywhere. Scientists have found that the skin damage caused by UV rays does not stop once you get out of the sun. Researchers said yesterday much of the potentially cancer-causing damage wrought by ultraviolet...

  • Powered pruning takes the strain

    Powered pruning takes the strain

    With Delicata’s winter grapevine pruning programme well under way, many growers are increasingly switching to the use of electronic pruning shears rather than the traditional manual shears to snip through what can be thousands of vines a...

  • Kasabian score hat-trick

    Kasabian score hat-trick

    Kasabian made up for their Brits snub by picking up three gongs at the NME Awards. The rockers, who did not get a single Brits nomination, were hailed as the best British band at the event at Brixton Academy in London. They also carried off best...

  • ‘City of wine’ to close down

    ‘City of wine’ to close down

    If you are a wine enthusiast, and one of the things listed on your bucket list was to visit Vinopolis in London, you need to plan it in for this year, as the ‘city of wine’ will be closing its doors for good at the end of 2015. The wine venue...

  • You Tube paid music service

    Google Inc.’s You Tube is set to launch its long-awaited paid monthly subscription service called You Tube Music Key in a few months, said Robert Kyncl, the online video service’s head of content and business operations, at the Code/Media...

  • Global progress against obesity ‘unacceptably slow’

    Global progress against obesity ‘unacceptably slow’

    Global progress towards tackling obesity has been “unacceptably slow”, health experts said, with only one in four countries implementing a policy on healthy eating before 2010. In a series of studies published in The Lancet medical journal,...

  • Fight against dementia ‘must be stepped up’

    Fight against dementia ‘must be stepped up’

    The battle to combat dementia would be helped if governments around the world committed at least one per cent of their country’s cost of care to researching the condition, experts have suggested. Governments should also look into ways of...

  • Inducing babies at 37 weeks ‘boosts newborn’s health’

    Inducing babies at 37 weeks ‘boosts newborn’s health’

    Inducing pregnant women once they reach 37 weeks can lower the chance of neonatal death, asphyxia and cerebral palsy, a study has suggested. The research suggests the practice of proactive labour induction has improved outcomes for babies in...

  • Gel to prevent HIV spread

    Scientists are to begin trials to test how vaginal gels could be used by women to prevent the spread of HIV. Currently the gels, known as microbicides, only contain one of two antiretrovirals (ARVs) – drugs which work against the virus. For the...

  • Mad hatter interview

    Mad hatter interview

    The Interview (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 112 minutesDirected by: Seth RogenStarring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park, Diana Bang, Timothy Simons, Anders Holm, Charles Rahi ChunKRS Releasing Ltd After all the hullabaloo with...

  • A visually rich space opera

    A visually rich space opera

    Jupiter Ascending (2015)Certified: 12ADuration: 127 minutesDirected by: The WachowskisStarring: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Terry Gilliam, David Ajala, James D’Arcy,...

  • Penn and Theron on soggy red carpet

    Penn and Theron on soggy red carpet

    Hollywood couple Sean Penn and Charlize Theron braved London’s wet and windy weather tonight as they graced a soggy red carpet together for his new film, The Gunman. The pair, who arrived arm in arm, were joined at the BFI Southbank by Penn’s...

  • Iranian leader raps American Sniper

    Iran’s supreme leader has criticised the film American Sniper, saying the movie about a US soldier fighting in Iraq encourages violence against Muslims, a state-run newspaper has reported. The comments by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, published in the...

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