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Claire Caruana

  • Malta's teenage boys still the fattest in Europe

    Malta's teenage boys still the fattest in Europe

    Teenage boys in Malta have been classified by the World Health Organisation as the fattest in Europe, with girls not far behind. In a report on the health situation across Europe, the organisation found that of all 13-year-old boys, 36 per cent...

  • Patients in chronic pain face month-long wait

    Patients in chronic pain face month-long wait

    Patients enduring chronic pain have to wait at least a month to receive treatment at hospital, Times of Malta has learnt, with over 300 people currently on the waiting list. Sources who spoke to the Times of Malta said that their doctors were...

  • 70 non-EU trained nurses to join health sector

    70 non-EU trained nurses to join health sector

    A change in the law will see some 70 non-EU trained nurses added to the public health sector after they had to work as carers for months. The move comes amid repeated calls to address the nurse shortage at hospitals and health clinics. The Times...

  • Manuel Mallia's attempt to oust Caruana Galizia murder monitor fails

    Manuel Mallia's attempt to oust Caruana Galizia murder monitor fails

    A request by former Labour home affairs minister Manuel Mallia to withdraw the mandate of Dutch MP Pieter Omtzigt as Council of Europe rapporteur monitoring investigations into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder has been rejected.  Reacting to the...

  • Adults have one to two alcoholic drinks a day

    Adults have one to two alcoholic drinks a day

    Adults in Malta consume between one and two alcoholic drinks every day, a study published in world-renowned medical journal The Lancet has found. Drinkers’ prevalence was notably higher in Malta than the global average, which, according to the...

  • Residents accuse cultural heritage superintendence of ‘inconsistency’

    Residents accuse cultural heritage superintendence of ‘inconsistency’

    A group of Attard residents have accused the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage of being inconsistent after it sought assurances that the Wignacourt Aqueduct would not be damaged during work on the €55 million central link project. They claim...

  • Measles warning may have caused vaccine spike

    Measles warning may have caused vaccine spike

    A warning of a measles outbreak by the health authorities seems to have jolted parents into getting their children vaccinated against the highly infectious disease, with well over 2,000 jabs administered at health centres in two months. Official...

  • Social media is a growing headache for teachers, union boss says

    Social media is a growing headache for teachers, union boss says

    Educators are constantly having to deal with issues unrelated to teaching as a result of the ever-growing influence of social media, teachers’ union head Marco Bonnici told the Times of Malta on Friday. The Malta Union of Teachers president was...

  • Rescue plane stopped from flying two months before being officially grounded

    Rescue plane stopped from flying two months before being officially grounded

    Migrants rescue aircraft Moonbird has not been allowed to fly since the end of May, despite the authorities only formally blocking its operations two months later. According to representatives of Sea-Watch, the German sea rescue NGO, the Moonbird...

  • Casa calls on Moneyval to investigate 17 Black information

    Casa calls on Moneyval to investigate 17 Black information

    MEP David Casa has called on the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering monitoring body, Moneyval, to investigate the FIAU’s handling of information on Dubai company 17 Black. In a letter to the Council of Europe body’s executive secretary,...