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  • Street art puts dogs in the limelight

    Street art puts dogs in the limelight

    A new public art installation in San Ġwann launched earlier this month shows dogs that are happy and relaxed. What is unusual is that the artistic work shows settings that are associated with making many dogs uncomfortable, such as sharing space...

  • German franchise Butlers comes to Malta

    German franchise Butlers comes to Malta

    German brand Butlers has opened its first shop in Malta, offering colourful, affordable and high-quality home accessories and gifts. Butlers, which has more than 150 stores throughout Europe, offers customers the possibility to immerse themselves...

  • Unexpected exercise

    Unexpected exercise

    Sometimes we find inspiration where we least expect to. Sometimes help comes from the most unlikely of sources. We all know life can take sudden and unexpected twists and turns. While we do our best to plan and prepare for the challenges we create...

  • Lung cancer can remain hidden for 20 years

    Lung cancer can remain hidden for 20 years

    Lung cancer can lie dormant for more than 20 years before turning deadly, helping explain why a disease that kills more than 1.5 million a year worldwide is so persistent and difficult to treat, scientists said. Two papers detailing the evolution...

  • Blood clots in leg and lungs leading cause of premature death

    Blood clots in leg and lungs leading cause of premature death

    World Thrombosis Day (WTD), being celebrated on Monday, aims to raise awareness of the largely preventable disease as a comprehensive science review and a public survey reveal large gaps in public’s knowledge. While the world’s top two...

  • Choices of life and death

    Choices of life and death

    If I Stay (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 106 minutesDirected by: R.J. CutlerStarring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley, Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Stacy Keach, Lauren Lee Smith, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds, Aliyah O’BrienKRS Releasing...

  • Painted caves challenge history of art

    Painted caves challenge history of art

    Prehistoric paintings at least 40,000 years old that depict animals − including one known as a ‘pig-deer’ − and the outline of human hands in seven caves on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi are rewriting the history of art. Scientists said...

  • It’s a vicious circle

    It’s a vicious circle

    We are all used to modern commodities and luxuries and often turn a blind eye to the repercussions these are having on our health. Medical student Gianluca Fava takes a look at the effect of modern lifestyles on the air we breathe and how we...

  • Advocating a smoke-free world

    Advocating a smoke-free world

    Stephanie Fsadni learns that women are more prone to breathing problems than men. Respiratory consultant Josef Micallef explains why they are more predisposed to suffer from asthma, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

  • Rucola poached eggs on toast

    Rucola poached eggs on toast

    Ingredients:2 eggs2 slices breadFew rucola leavesPinch of salt and pepperOlive oilBalsamic reductionFew thyme leaves and cherry tomatoes to garnish Method In a medium pot, pour some water, add some salt and leave it to boil slowly but not to a...

  • The breathing mechanism

    The breathing mechanism

    Ever wondered what the exact purpose of breathing is? And how humans actually breathe? The respiratory system is a beautifully constructed system of mechanics enabling organisms to satisfy one of the vital functions of life in a very efficient...

  • Red wine ‘fights acne’

    Red wine ‘fights acne’

    Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have suggested that by combining resveratrol, a key antioxidant present in red wine, with the acne medication benzoyl peroxide, its ability to kill the bacteria is improved, which could...

  • Exercise is good for you... even if you are asthmatic

    Exercise is good for you... even if you are asthmatic

    Contrary to popular myth, experts say exercise forms part of good asthma management. Stephanie Fsadni talks to a young rugby player who suffered severely from asthma as a child and who believes sports has helped improve his condition...

  • Sommelier drowns in barrel of wine

    Sommelier drowns in barrel of wine

    Nerea Pérez, niece of winemaker Raul Pérez, died last month after suffocating on gasses in the family winery at the Spanish village of Salas de Los Barrios. According to police Nerea, 25, fainted while inspecting a wine vat during fermentation and...

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a common and debilitating condition and can affect people at any age, although it is most prevalent from middle age onwards. In OSA the upper part of the air passage behind the tongue narrows and often blocks...

  • Ghostbusters to be remade with ‘hilarious women’

    If there is something strange in the neighbourhood, who are you going to call? “Hilarious women,” quipped film-maker Paul Feig. Bridesmaids film-maker Feig said he is working on a new Ghostbusters film for Sony Pictures and co-writing the...

  • Manoel and Astra partner in an opera workshop

    Manoel and Astra partner in an opera workshop

    Astra Theatre has announced its latest educational initiative, a workshop with directors and soloists from the forthcoming production of Nabucco.Aimed at opera lovers, singers and students, ‘Behind the Opera Curtain’, is being held at the Manoel...

  • Grilled chicken escalopes served on an artichoke salad

    Grilled chicken escalopes served on an artichoke salad

    Serves 4 Ingredients2 artichoke globeshalf a lemon80g Parmesan shavings4 chicken breasts100ml olive oil2 tbsps rosemary25g pine kernels, toasted Method Snap off the coarse, outside leaves of the artichokes. Using a stainless steel knife, gently...

  • Talking to your car is dangerous

    Talking to your car is dangerous

    Voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making drivers even more distracted, new studies have found. The systems let drivers tune the radio, send a text message, or make a phone call while keeping their eyes on the...

  • Bond villain Holder dies

    Bond villain Holder dies

    Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning director, actor, painter and choreographer who during an eclectic show business career led the groundbreaking show The Wiz to Broadway, pitched 7UP on TV and played a scary villain in the James Bond film Live...