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  • iPad game helps schizophrenics

    iPad game helps schizophrenics

    A brain-training iPad game has been developed to help people with schizophrenia. Researchers at the University of Cambridge said slow progress is being made towards developing a drug treatment and the game, called Wizard, can help where drugs have...

  • Golf ball-sized heart pump could help dying patients

    Golf ball-sized heart pump could help dying patients

    An artificial heart pump the size of a golf ball could transform thousands of dying patients’ lives, the surgeon who implanted the first in the world has said. Retired father-of-three Harry Chivers, 63, was the first person to have the...

  • Texting and walking ‘changes pace and gait’

    Texting and walking ‘changes pace and gait’

    People walk slower while texting on their mobile phones to try to avoid accidents, according to research. And they often make large, exaggerated movements to negotiate crowds and compensate for their diminished vision. One of the researchers,...

  • Low milk supply in mothers is a myth

    Low milk supply in mothers is a myth

    As we roll into another World Breastfeeding Week celebration, which takes place every year between August 1 and 7, we will look into why many mothers stop breastfeeding before they reach their goal because of presumed low milk supply. In reality,...

  • Active smoking and alcohol risk factors of heart condition

    Active smoking is a well-known risk factor of myocardial infarction. Research carried out on the Maltese population has revealed that smokers run three times the risk of myocardial infarction compared with non-smokers. Stopping smoking reduces...

  • High-heeled conviction

    High-heeled conviction

    From Britain’s Next Top Model to the catwalks of LA Fashion Week, high heel guru Chyna Whyne has helped thousands of women walk in stilettos. Now, ahead of her return to Malta, she tells Jo Caruana all about her techniques. As a woman who totters...

  • Great paintings of the Order of St John

    Great paintings of the Order of St John

    One of the highlights of the age-old conflict between Christians and Muslims was during the Crusades in the Holy Land. The Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller, born to provide medical assistance to pilgrims, soon turned into an...

  • Pharmacognosy and herbal products course

    Malta University Consulting Ltd will be offering a 28-hour course on pharmacognosy and herbal products, scheduled to start on September 9 at the University Residence, Robert Mifsud Bonnici Street, Lija.The course is aimed at those working in the...

  • More notes for a history of photography in Malta

    More notes for a history of photography in Malta

    The revolutionary invention of photography in 1839 turned an image-starved civilisation into the image-glut society we today take for granted. I find the origins and development of photography in Malta thoroughly fascinating, and that enthrallment...

  • No after-dinner snack, no glucose

    No after-dinner snack, no glucose

    It is always worth taking a look at studies linking health issues with food. Today we are going to look at a variety of these links and see which ones affect your lifestyle. Some people can’t resist a midnight snack. However, let’s look at it with...

  • Family business is 125 years old

  • A scratching post for cats

    Last week I had a very interesting conversation with Holly’s owner. Holly is a two-and-a-half-year-old female ginger cat rehomed from the SPCA when she was four months old. According to her owner, Holly has turned out to be a super pet, gentle but...

  • ‘I don’t need to train because...’

    We fitness professionals appear to be on a constant crusade to convince all and sundry to jump on our exercise and fitness band­wagon. In our efforts we quote all known benefits of exercise, including getting healthier, losing weight, or looking...

  • Underweight babies ‘more likely to be neurotic adults’

    Underweight babies ‘more likely to be neurotic adults’

    Babies born very prematurely or severely underweight are at an increased risk of becoming introverted, neurotic and risk-averse as adults, research suggests. Scientists say such a personality profile could help explain the higher rates of career...

  • Protein ‘biomarkers’ discovery throws light on what drives cancer

    A new mechanism behind cancer spread has been discovered that challenges the conventional view about what drives tumours. Scientists investigating ovarian cancer found that a protein imbalance within cells switched on a biological circuit...

  • Opel registrations up in 20 European countries

    Opel registrations up in 20 European countries

    Opel remains on a successful course in Europe. According to the preliminary numbers for June 2015, new car registrations increased by more than 9,800 vehicles compared to the same month last year (an increase of nine per cent), resulting in new...

  • 2015 International Engine of the Year

    2015 International Engine of the Year

    An international panel of experts comprising 65 automotive jour­nalists voted the Audi 2.5 TFSI the winner in its class. According to the jury reliable Audi quality and excellent tuning make this engine a genuine pleasure to drive. “No...

  • New look for the VW Touareg

    New look for the VW Touareg

    The VW Touareg combines the comfort and convenient features of a superior SUV with the all-terrain attributes of a sophisticated off-road vehicle. This configuration of the four-wheel drive Volkswagen sports utility vehicle, which doubles as a...

  • Raising the bar yet another time

    Raising the bar yet another time

    Pierre Fava is one of the first to test-drive the 2.0 litre TDI Diesel version of the all-new VW Passat, a car that has its roots strongly entrenched in the demanding executive car segment. The new 2015 Volkswagen Passat is an all-new model which...

  • From housing explosives to hosting classic cars

    From housing explosives to hosting classic cars

    Ever since its formation 25 years ago, the Old Motors Club (Malta), otherwise known as the OMC, was constantly on the lookout for suitable and appropriate headquarters for its more than 300 members. Elected committees of the OMC have, over the...