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  • Keep your pet safe this Christmas

    Keep your pet safe this Christmas

    Last week, I had several visitors to the clinic with Christmas on their mind. Mixer, a four-month-old kitten, had just been adopted from an animal shelter as a Christmas present for a little girl. Captain the Boxer was brought in suffering from...

  • See genetics as a starting line

    See genetics as a starting line

    While the subject of genes and DNA is truly fascinating, I have to admit there’s something about the word genetics that very often irks me. “It’s all down to your genetics,” many like to say. If you have ever striven for a physical fitness goal...

  • Cancer is mostly due to environmental factors, not bad luck, study finds

    Cancer is mostly due to environmental factors, not bad luck, study finds

    Cancer is overwhelmingly a result of environmental factors and not largely down to bad luck, the BBC reported today. Earlier this year, researchers sparked a debate after suggesting two-thirds of cancer types were down to luck rather than factors...

  • French bird flu poses no risk to humans – minister

    French bird flu poses no risk to humans – minister

    The bird flu virus found in five regions of southwest France over the past three weeks has no risk of spreading to humans, the French farm minister said, basing his statement on a study released by the food and health agency. Two new outbreaks of...

  • Young scientists in aid of well-being

    Young scientists in aid of well-being

    Students who represented Malta at this year’s EU Contest for Young Scientists in Milan are presenting their projects today at St Aloysius Sixth Form Hall at 6.30pm. “Today more than ever, we need our youngsters to study and be imaginative; we need...

  • Nurofen admits misleading consumers over pain relief

    Nurofen admits misleading consumers over pain relief

    Australian court orders drug maker to stop selling several versions of popular painkiller identical to standard ibuprofen pills but nearly twice as expensive An Australian court ordered Reckitt Benckiser yesterday to pull several of its Nurofen...

  • First Greek ‘hotspot’ struggles to manage migrant flow to Europe

    First Greek ‘hotspot’ struggles to manage migrant flow to Europe

    The young Syrian woman beamed with relief: She had just been fingerprinted, photographed and granted permission to stay in Greece for six months to apply for asylum. But Bushra had no intention of doing so, any more than thousands of other...

  • Women surgeons face gender discrimination

    Women surgeons face gender discrimination

    Women surgeons working at university medical centres say they have faced more gender discrimination as staff surgeons than they did as medical students or residents, according to a new study in Canada. But the women surgeons still rated their...

  • Ready for party nights

    Ready for party nights

    Through its latest autumn/winter knitwear collection, Stradivarius focuses on effortless chic looks for party nights. The mix of textures is key in its outfits with a casual touch. Stradivarius distances itself from the classic party style,...

  • New skin ranges for Christmas

    New skin ranges for Christmas

    Lierac Malta is reducing its skincare products with discounts of up to 40 per cent. Christmas gift packs are available. The new Hydragenist range, inspired by tissue oxygenation, can be used to hydrate, replump and give radiance to the skin. The...

  • Created for different moments and desires

    Created for different moments and desires

    J’adore Touche de Parfum is a new olfactory and sensory experience created by perfumer François Demachy. More than a fragrance, it is an unexpected invitation, a creative and sensual approach that leaves women free to tailor their J’adore...

  • Green light for electric Porsche

    Green light for electric Porsche

    The fully electric Porsche Mission E featured in last month’s issue of MOTORING is on the way, in a move that marks a radical departure for the performance-focused German brand. But enthusiasts shouldn’t abandon hope just yet – the electric sports...

  • Inspired by confidence and nonchalance

    Inspired by confidence and nonchalance

    Boss The Scent, the brand’s new masculine fragrance, features the aphrodisiac African maninka fruit. A perfect balance between confidence and nonchalance, the fragrance is set on a leather base. For trade enquiries, call V. J. Salomone Marketing...

  • Wolfsburg press shop takes top position in 2015 Harbour Report

    Wolfsburg press shop takes top position in 2015 Harbour Report

    In this year’s issue of the productivity comparison Harbour Report, the press shop at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant has once again taken some top positions and proved its outstanding performance. The Harbour Report, issued by US management...

  • Raw yet noble

    Raw yet noble

    Dior Sauvage is a fresh composition that is raw and noble at the same time. Natural ingredients, selected with extreme care, prevail in excessive doses. Top notes burst with juicy freshness of bergamot, while ambroxan, derived from ambergris,...

  • Worthy rival

    Worthy rival

    Renault has finally climbed onto the family-sized crossover bandwagon after watching the Nissan Qashqai run away with sales for the past years. And the new Kadjar has a good starting point: it’s based on the same chassis as the dominant...

  • Exhuberant and sunny perfume

    Exhuberant and sunny perfume

    Vibrant and sensual, the Roberto Cavalli fragrance mesmerises from the very first contact. At its heart, one finds orange blossom. The perfume belongs to the ambery floral family. It is an exuberant and sunny fragrance whose top notes, lit by pink...

  • Jürgen Klopp changes club but not his company car

    Jürgen Klopp changes club but not his company car

    Opel brand ambassador Jürgen Klopp was recently presented as the new manager of Liverpool FC. After seven seasons as coach with Mainz and Dortmund respectively, this is Klopp’s first post abroad. New club, new players, new league, new language and...

  • A floral, fresh adventure

    A floral, fresh adventure

    Olympéa is an adventure, set at the crossroads between the sensuality of a salty vanilla accord and the freshness of floral notes. A fresh oriental scent of green mandarin, boosted by the floral and aquatic essences of ginger lily and hydroponic...

  • Jaguar XE to include Apple Watch connection

    Jaguar XE to include Apple Watch connection

    The Jaguar XE is to come with a direct link to the Apple Watch in a raft of technological upgrades for the new model year. Everyone knows someone who still insists that there’s a point to owning a so-called smart watch, and for that person it’s a...

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