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  • Fats from fish and plants may help older adults live longer

    Fats from fish and plants may help older adults live longer

    Older adults who eat plenty of fish and vegetables may live longer than people who don’t, a large Swedish study suggests. Among more than four thousand 60-year-old men and women, those with the highest blood levels of polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs),...

  • Dalai Lama Glastonbury trip slammed

    The Chinese government has spoken out about the Dalai Lama’s appearance at the Glastonbury Festival, saying it is strongly opposed to any organisation which gives the exiled spiritual leader a platform. The 79-year-old Tibetan is set to appear at...

  • New drug tackles eye degeneration

    New drug tackles eye degeneration

    Eye experts are leading a landmark trial in the UK of a new drug that could slow the progression of an untreatable form of blindness. Patients who have suffered some visual loss due to geographic atrophy (GA) – an advanced form of dry age-related...

  • Rowling announces Harry Potter play

    Rowling announces Harry Potter play

    Boy wizard Harry Potter is heading for a new adventure on stage, following his outings in print and on the big screen. Author JK Rowling has announced that a new play, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, will open in London in summer 2016. The...

  • Rolling Stones history 'rewritten'

    Ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has forced a local council into changing the wording on a blue plaque honouring the band after he condemned it as “disgusting”. The plaque at Dartford railway station in Kent said Mick Jagger and Keith Richards...

  • Speedy test created to tackle Ebola

    A new test that can diagnose Ebola in minutes is expected to play a major role in containing the deadly disease. The ReEBOV bedside test is as sensitive as the conventional laboratory-based method used during the recent Ebola outbreak in Sierra...

  • Computer game 'helps weight loss'

    Computer game 'helps weight loss'

    A simple computer game has been shown to help people lose weight by turning them off high-calorie snacks. Scientists believe the online training game, which could in future be played on smartphones, may help to change bad eating habits and combat...

  • A change for the better

    A change for the better

    Today, the word ‘green’ has taken on different connotations. Many technologies and products are being given a shade of green to make them appear environmentally friendly and more acceptable to the consumer. There is also greater awareness of the...

  • A wealth of art and architecture

    A wealth of art and architecture

    When was ReCoop set up and with what aims? ReCoop was set up just under 12 years ago by a group of conservators who had just graduated from the University of Malta’s very first bachelor’s degree in conservation which was offered by the Malta...

  • Home and away

    Home and away

    Holidays are all about the sights, the sounds and the food: a spread of tapas at midnight in Madrid, a romantic stroll along the Pont Neuf in Paris, holding your loved one’s hand, and a whizz on a Vespa along the streets of Rome – against the...

  • Check in to comfort

    Check in to comfort

    From loud announcements and cramped seats to nothing to watch on the tiny screen, flights can be uncomfortable. Here is how to find the short way to long-haul relaxation. It’s that time of year again. After weeks of planning, budgeting and trying...

  • In the shadows

    In the shadows

    Spring is called the beautiful season. However, summer is even more beautiful, especially in Malta. Towns and villages are quiet in the morning and vibrant in the evening, the sea is a constant blue, and the sand between our toes is a reminder...

  • High-profile Italian launch

    High-profile Italian launch

    Mente, an innovative system for children with autism developed by Maltese company AAT, was officially launched in Italy by the Italian Red Cross CRI – Rome and Consorzio Promosalute, Mente distributors for Italy. The launch took the form of a...

  • On the lookout

    On the lookout

    Home security is a critical issue: yet how many homeowners are willing to invest in a home security system? Security in general is one of the most important and basic needs for mankind. Securing your own home is one of the first steps to fulfil...

  • Finding your comfort zone

    Finding your comfort zone

    It’s Monday, you have a series of conference calls lined up and a weekend’s worth of e-mails waiting for your attention. But don’t get frazzled because relaxing can be as easy as counting to 10. 1: My tea is green Green tea is a source of various...

  • Keeping your home cool

    Keeping your home cool

    The summer heat has already settled into its steady bake, making us seek cool refuge in our homes. While our homes are generally designed to keep the heat out, they could function better. Citadel Insurance offers a few tips on how we can make our...

  • To sleep, perchance

    To sleep, perchance

    Sleep apnoea occurs when the walls of the throat come together during sleep, blocking off the upper airway. Breathing stops for a period of time which can be from about a few seconds but can be as long as one minute. This sends a signal to the...

  • The garden of delights

    The garden of delights

    Over hundreds of years, the Mediterranean garden has bloomed into a pragmatic yet beautiful design that celebrates nature and outdoor living. A Mediterranean garden is a thing of beauty. But not only – it’s the proverbial marriage between form...

  • In comfort and in health

    In comfort and in health

    Comfort is a term that is often used in relation to sofas, armchairs and beds and denotes an expected satisfaction quality. It’s a quality that refers to the level of rest, relaxation, body support and the sense of release from pressure and stress...

  • Shelter from the rain

    Shelter from the rain

    Protecting our homes from water is not an easy task and while roofs present problems, so do walls. In fact external walls can be even more difficult to waterproof because we want them to also look good. Thus external walls have a dual function:...

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