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  • Best foot forward

    Best foot forward

    Our feet are one of most important parts of our body. Some people spend as much as 80 per cent of their waking hours on their feet. The condition of our feet is important to our physical and emotional well-being. Painful feet can affect our...

  • Up the green wall

    Up the green wall

    Many discuss energy efficiency at home as an investment. And indeed it is. First of all, you will recover your initial financial outlay through savings on your utility bills. And secondly, society benefits from the use and waste of less energy...

  • For quality sleep

    In 1947, Joe M Galea, a co-founder of Form, set up a bedding business, importing the revolutionary Dunlopillo latex foam mattresses and pillows. Since then and to date, the brand and bedding have remained one of the core products of Form. Today,...

  • A good day at the office

    Roses planted at the perimeter of vineyards are an indicator of the vines’ health and an early warning of impending stress or disease. It’s not just agriculture that uses a system of indicators and early warnings. Even the economy, when analysed...

  • The house that dreams built

    The house that dreams built

    Read on only if you agree to a premise: that you’re a millionaire. Or at least, that you’re working and dreaming hard to become one. Now that dreams have entered the argument, what do you dream about? That you can fly or that one day you’ll...

  • Quality, style and comfort

    Quality, style and comfort

    Natuzzi Italia recently launched a bedding collection that is finding increasing appreciation worldwide from those looking for that something new and different in bedroom design. With the new designer bedroom collection, Natuzzi continues its...

  • Green label – the next generation

    Green label – the next generation

    After 18 months in the making, Delicata is launching its contemporary ‘next generation’ of repackaged Green Label and Red Label wines on to the Maltese market this week. Over the years, these two wines have formed a solid foundation upon which...

  • Aerobic exercise seems to curb asthma severity and improves quality of life

    Aerobic exercise seems to curb asthma severity and improves quality of life

    Aerobic exercise seems to curb the severity of asthma symptoms and improves quality of life, finds a small study published online in the BMJ journal Thorax. It should be routinely added to the drug treatment of moderate to severe asthma, suggest...

  • Nearly half of Hispanics with high cholesterol don’t realise it

    Nearly half of Hispanic adults with high cholesterol are unaware they have the condition, and only a third of them get treatment, a US study finds. Researchers reviewed data on more than 16,000 Hispanic adults aged 18 to 74 and found that younger...

  • Fifty Shades DVD whips up a frenzy

    Fifty Shades Of Grey looks set to notch up another record and become the fastest selling DVD of the year so far. The erotic drama has shifted 379,000 copies after three days on sale, according to the Official Charts Company. If its popularity...

  • Foul-mouthed, drinking teddy bear back in Ted 2

    Ted, the foul-mouthed and hard-drinking bear, returns to the silver screen in a sequel to the 2012 comedy hit about a man and his talking teddy. Ted 2 sees the bear, also known for his womanising, married to his girlfriend Tami-Lynn and the couple...

  • Mixed emotions over Gibb grandchild

    Robin Gibb’s widow, Dwina, has spoken of her sadness at him not being there to share the birth of their second grandchild. Their son, Robin-John and his wife, Megan, announced the arrival of their second baby, a little boy named Theodore-Alexander...

  • UK doctors seek helium balloons ban

    Doctors will campaign for an end to the “frivolous” use of helium in party balloons as they fear a shortage of the non-renewable gas could jeopardise its vital use in medical equipment. Anaesthetist Tom Dolphin said using helium in balloons was a...

  • Young men urged to freeze sperm

    Young men urged to freeze sperm

    Younger men should consider freezing their sperm to avoid their children suffering genetic disorders if they choose to have them later in life, according to an expert. Freezing eggs from women planning families when they are older is not unusual,...

  • Glastonbury date for Dalai Lama

    After months of speculation, the Dalai Lama has confirmed he will make an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival this weekend. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader will speak on Sunday where he will promote his message of “compassion, non-violence...

  • Coldplay guitar sells for £18,000

    Chris Martin’s first acoustic guitar – used during the recording of Coldplay’s debut album – has fetched more than £18,000 at auction. The musician bought the Vicente Tatay Tomas acoustic from Bill Greenhalgh’s shop in his hometown of Exeter,...

  • Essential vitamin linked to acne

    Essential vitamin linked to acne

    Vitamin B12 may be an underlying cause of acne, new research has shown. The essential nutrient, found in meat, fish, eggs and dairy products, alters the activity skin bacteria leading to unsightly spots and pimples in susceptible individuals,...

  • ‘Twerk’ dates back to 1820 - Oxford Dictionary

    ‘Twerk’ dates back to 1820 - Oxford Dictionary

    “Twerk”, the word describing the dance popularised by Miley Cyrus, can be traced back to as early as 1820, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The word is one of 500 new entries, including “twitterati” (describing users of the social media...

  • Saliva test hope for mouth cancers

    Saliva test hope for mouth cancers

    Saliva tests may provide a new way of diagnosing mouth cancers, new research has shown. Scientists found that it was possible to measure DNA shed by head and neck tumours in both saliva and blood. Lead researcher Nishant Agrawal, from Johns...

  • Glowing coral may help cancer fight

    Glowing coral may help cancer fight

    Coral which glows with a rainbow of colours despite being found in deep water reefs could be used to help trace cancer cells, according to scientists. Experts discovered the coral in the Red Sea and they believe the pigments which create the...