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Sarah Carabott

  • Watch: Virtual Reality game to reduce pain in children undergoing treatment

    Watch: Virtual Reality game to reduce pain in children undergoing treatment

    The first-ever virtual reality game that makes treatment less painful for children while adjusting to their anxiety and boredom levels, is being developed at the University of Malta. The €113,000 cutting-edge technology project aims to reduce pain...

  • Eight operations a day postponed after nurses’ union directives

    Eight operations a day postponed after nurses’ union directives

    Directives issued by the nurses’ union and which came into force on Monday have led to an average of eight operations a day being postponed at Mater Dei Hospital’s main operating theatre, Times of Malta is informed. Nurses at the hospital...

  • Mayor questions timing of Balluta beach project

    Mayor questions timing of Balluta beach project

    St Julian’s mayor is questioning the timing of work aimed at enlarging the Balluta Bay beach, echoing complaints of bathers and residents that dredging kicked off at the height of summer and coincided with the locality’s festa. “While the council...

  • New drug to replace valsartan ‘in days’

    New drug to replace valsartan ‘in days’

    The health authorities will be distributing a replacement for the blood-pressure drug valsartan in the coming days. Those who take the drug have been advised to contact their doctor after the European Medicines Agency raised the alarm over a key...

  • Cyclists pedal more than 1,000km to raise cancer research funds

    Cyclists pedal more than 1,000km to raise cancer research funds

    A group of 29 cyclists have pedalled more than 1,000 kilometres in a week hoping to raise awareness about much-needed funding for cancer research. Over five years, the Alive Foundation has raised €525,000 for all kinds of local cancer research and...

  • Touring van will give people chance to express their fears

    Touring van will give people chance to express their fears

    For those who have something to say about issues such as mental health and unaffordable housing, but have not yet felt comfortable speaking their mind, a touring van will be doing the rounds, collecting feedback on the well-being of...

  • Most paediatricians don’t have training in child protection

    Most paediatricians don’t have training in child protection

    Three-quarters of Maltese paediatricians have never received training in child protection, a local study has found. This compares to the at least 75 per cent worldwide who, according to international surveys, have received such training. The...

  • Directive for nurses may hit operating theatres

    Directive for nurses may hit operating  theatres

    Nurses at Mater Dei Hospital’s main operating theatre will not participate in medical interventions in cases of staff shortages, this newspaper has learnt. The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses’ directive started this morning and applies to some...

  • Watch: Swimmer completes 70km swim around Malta

    Watch: Swimmer completes 70km swim around Malta

    Swimmer Neil Agius completed a gruelling 70-kilometre swim around Malta in under 22 hours on Saturday, raising awareness about marine litter. Together with Gilbert Bartolo and Richard Zerafa, Mr Agius jumped in the water at Marfa on Friday for a...

  • For Gozitan patients treated in Malta, home is a long way away

    For Gozitan patients treated in Malta, home is a long way away

    Accommodation should be provided to Gozitan patients receiving treatment in Malta and also to the relatives of those on their deathbeds, a recently established NGO is urging. The National Patients’ Organisation has written to the Finance Ministry...