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  • Does heart disease mean a less active sex life?

    Does heart disease mean a less active sex life?

    Middle-aged adults with recently diagnosed heart disease may be less sexually active than their healthier peers, a UK study suggests. Researchers analysed survey data from about 3,000 men and 3,700 women aged 50 and older, including 376 men and...

  • Why you should reward teens instead of punishing them

    Why you should reward teens instead of punishing them

    Adolescents focus most on rewards and are less able to consider the consequences of alternative actions or learn to avoid punishments, a new study has shown. The study, conducted by University College London, showed that adolescents learned best...

  • Men risk falling off the catwalk

    Men risk falling off the catwalk

    Men are in danger of falling off the catwalk in Europe. Menswear shows, traditionally held months before the women hit the runways later in the year, are being slowly airbrushed from the fashion industry’s calendar and folded into the women’s...

  • Experimental cat allergy treatment flops

    Experimental cat allergy treatment flops

    Circassia Pharmaceuticals lost nearly two-thirds of its value today as its experimental cat allergy treatment failed in a late-stage trial, dealing a major blow to the high-profile British biotech company. Circassia listed on the London stock...

  • Canada legalises euthanasia

    Canada legalises euthanasia

    Canada’s parliament has enacted a law allowing medically-assisted death for the terminally ill. Critics wanted the new law to only cover people with degenerative diseases but the request was denied. The upper Senate voted in favour of the law,...

  • Heart failure hospitalisations spike after major holidays

    The number of people admitted to hospitals for heart failure drops on major holidays but then climbs in the days that follow, a new study suggests. People may avoid going to the hospital on holidays because they don't want to ruin holiday plans or...

  • Scans show differences in brains of problematic teens

    Scans show differences in brains of problematic teens

    Brains of seriously antisocial teenage boys are built differently from those whose behaviour is normal, scientists have discovered. The brain scan study suggests that conduct disorder, a problem recognised by psychiatrists, is more than just a...

  • Sad music provokes tears of joy and sorrow

    Sad music provokes tears of joy and sorrow

    Melancholy music can be enjoyable, provide comfort or cause pain depending on the listener, a study has found. Researchers at Durham University and the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, believed the findings could be beneficial for music therapy...

  • How to wear trainers and look effortlessly chic

    How to wear trainers and look effortlessly chic

    If there is one word that best describes fashion it would most probably be change. What once was a must-have can go out of fashion overnight - and vice versa. Trends come and go, most of them are one season thing, but then there are few exceptions...

  • Freebies galore for MFCC Trade Fair visitors

    Freebies galore for MFCC Trade Fair visitors

    Most people head to fairs with the intention of getting their hands on new things using their hard-earned cash.  But visitors to this year's MFCC Trade Fair could very well find themselves going home with vouchers for groceries and rum, water park...

  • Bar raises €2500 for ALS Malta

    Bar raises €2500 for ALS Malta

    A fundraiser by a popular local bar recently raised almost €2500 for the as-yet incurable condition.  Hugo Chetcuti and his son Luke presented Bjorn Formosa with a cheque of €2467.52 for ALS Malta, the organisation Mr Formosa founded to help...

  • Are antibiotics linked to obesity?

    Are antibiotics linked to obesity?

    Last week we looked at the possibility that the antibiotic prescribing and consuming culture may have got us into an overweight, worldwide problem. We looked at gut issues and how the microbes living there could be responsible for whether or not...

  • A rare forage into nutrition

    A rare forage into nutrition

    A healthy portion of enquiries I receive by e-mail on an ongoing basis have been based on nutrition and healthy eating. Since our focus on this page is exercise and fitness, I tend to steer clear of nutritional concerns altogether. Nutrition...

  • On a safari

    On a safari

    This chunky retro pick-up is actually based on Jeep’s baby, the Renegade. Military and civilian Jeep heritage is the inspiration, and it’s all covered in Beige Against the Machine paint. No, we’re not making this up. A five-foot load bay comes...

  • Malta’s longest serving Police Commissioner – Vivian De Gray

    Malta’s longest serving Police Commissioner – Vivian De Gray

    Dom Mintoff’s dispute with Vivian De Gray brought reactions from among members of the force and the Police Commissioner was given a great ovation when he went to police headquarters after his appointment had been confirmed by the Governor. It was...

  • Redefining the riding experience

    Redefining the riding experience

    Despite the short distances between one place to another, Malta’s busy traffic, easy climate and beautiful views make it a pleasant location to ride around on your motorbike. A ride through Valletta and the Three Cities will treat you to a view of...

  • The Carmelite bishop who started a mission in Peru

    The Carmelite bishop who started a mission in Peru

    Time passes and does not wait for anyone. More than 30 years have passed since the death of our beloved Carmelite Bishop Redemptus Gauci. Several people have encouraged me to write something about him so that his memory will not be...

  • Pure efficiency

    Pure efficiency

    The new Opel Astra, which made its world premiere last year in Frankfurt, has now arrived in Malta. The new model is nothing less than a quantum leap for the compact class in terms of efficiency, connectivity and premium features, packed in a new,...

  • Enter: the title defender

    Enter: the title defender

    Porsche enters the world’s hardest race, the Le Mans 24-Hours, with the 919 Hybrid as a record holder, title defender and leader in both the manufacturers’ and drivers’ world championships. For Porsche it is the third entry in Le Mans after...

  • Fooled by Alzheimer’s cures

    Fooled by Alzheimer’s cures

    Charlatans have shaped history. We are repeating a cycle of people selling us false hopes. But one example stands above all others, and that is the story of a Buddhist monk named Xu Fu. While in the process of selling immortality to the first...

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