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  • Fighting plastic: countries round the world taking action to curb waste

    Fighting plastic: countries round the world taking action to curb waste

    The British government has claimed the UK is taking a lead on tackling plastic waste, but countries from Costa Rica to Rwanda are already on the case. The latest plans could see plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds banned from sale in...

  • Feast your senses at the Westin's Terrace

    Feast your senses at the Westin's Terrace

    There’s a whole menu of reasons why The Terrace at the Westin Dragonara Resort is Malta’s favourite buffet restaurant. Now fully renovated, The Terrace is ideal for various occasions. The outside dining option in the Terrace Garden makes al fresco...

  • As fruit trees fall, a hunger threat looms in Kenya

    As fruit trees fall, a hunger threat looms in Kenya

    When Leah Mutembei was growing up in Kajuki, a village in central Kenya, most farms were dotted with avocado and mango trees. "But now they have all gone," the 32-year-old maize farmer said from her homestead, gesturing to the barren land...

  • Palumbo hosts event at its Senglea yard

    Palumbo hosts event at its Senglea yard

    Antonio Palumbo of Palumbo Superyachts Refit recently held a cocktail party at the dock in Senglea. The evening included a fashion show by Gilda featuring the spring/summer collections. Make-up was by Diego Della Palma, hair by Tony&Guy, the event...

  • Returnable bottles for earth-friendly wines

    Returnable bottles for earth-friendly wines

    These days, in a culture where nearly everything is disposable, the decision of whether or not to toss tradition into the garbage bin is an easy one for Malta’s eco-conscious winery Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker. The Delicata winery has been reusing...

  • Letters written on Titanic rescue ship set to fetch €9,200 at auction

    Letters written on Titanic rescue ship set to fetch €9,200 at auction

    A pair of letters written onboard a ship that came to rescue survivors of the Titanic are set to fetch up to €9,200 at auction. Eleanor Danforth, a passenger of RMS Carpathia, described seeing the "glimmer" of the iceberg the liner struck on April...

  • Patients can cut death risk by exercising after heart attack

    Patients can cut death risk by exercising after heart attack

    Heart attack patients should be prescribed exercise to reduce their risk of death, researchers have said. Patients who become more physically active in the year after a heart attack can significantly reduce their risk of death, a new study has...

  • More than half of world's wealthy expect to live to 100 -survey

    More than half of world's wealthy expect to live to 100 -survey

    More than half of wealthy investors around the world expect to live to the age of 100, with almost two in three planning to work longer in life to afford a comfortable retirement, according to a survey on Thursday. The UBS Investor Watch, which...

  • Four athletes complete gruelling Sahara marathon for charity

    Four athletes complete gruelling Sahara marathon for charity

    The sweltering heat of the Sahara Desert was no match for four Maltese endurance runners who successfully completed the Marathon des Sables, a race made up of several stages in Morocco. The four athletes – Daniel Agius, Steve Chetcuti, Ben Mifsud...

  • Heavy exercise does not compromise your immune system

    Heavy exercise does not compromise your immune system

    It is commonly believed that some forms of exercise, such as endurance events, suppress your immune system and leave you at risk of infections, like the common cold. However, our latest review of the evidence suggests that this is probably not true.

  • Airlines mishandling 70.5% fewer bags over last decade - report

    Airlines mishandling 70.5% fewer bags over last decade - report

    Airlines are improving their baggage management practices, with the rate of mishandled bags falling by 70.5 per cent over the last decade to a record low as technology allows for better tracking, according to a report released on...

  • Artificial pancreas systems safe for insulin-dependent diabetics

    Artificial pancreas systems safe for insulin-dependent diabetics

    Artificial pancreas systems are "safe and effective" for people with type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests. Type 1 diabetes patients' immune systems destroy their insulin-producing pancreatic cells and they need to inject insulin to stay alive. To...

  • Self-injected drug may ease pain for migraine sufferers

    Self-injected drug may ease pain for migraine sufferers

    A self-injected smart drug holds out new hope for migraine sufferers who until now have had to grit their teeth and bear the pain of thunderclap headaches. Trial results show that the antibody drug erenumab can cut episodic migraine attacks by...

  • First new treatment in almost 60 years for inflammatory disease

    First new treatment in almost 60 years for inflammatory disease

    Health officials in the UK are set to give the green light to a new treatment for a condition which has not seen any advances in almost six decades. The British National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is to issue guidance recommending...

  • Queen saddened by the death of Willow, her last corgi

    Queen saddened by the death of Willow, her last corgi

    The Queen has been left saddened by the death of her last corgi, Willow. The dog, who was almost 15, was put to sleep at Windsor Castle on Sunday after suffering from cancer, according to the Daily Mail's Richard Kay. Willow was the 14th...

  • 90% don't wash and dry hands after handling raw chicken

    90% don't wash and dry hands after handling raw chicken

    Given that up to half of foodborne illnesses may come from the home kitchen, understanding food safety practices, and how to prevent this kind of sickness, is absolutely vital. But while we all may say that we’re being safe and healthy, and know...

  • Audrey Hepburn's pearl earrings go up for auction

    Audrey Hepburn's pearl earrings go up for auction

    Screen star Audrey Hepburn's pearl earrings and a pair of her pale pink ballet pumps are going under the hammer. Christie's is holding an auction of more than 200 items that once belonged to the Oscar-winning Breakfast At Tiffany's actress, to...

  • Teaching kids to cook reduces fast food intake

    Teaching kids to cook reduces fast food intake

    Being able to cook with confidence leads to fewer fast food meals, more meals as a family, and more frequent preparation of meals with vegetables in adulthood, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and...

  • 'Queen of Everest' aiming for ninth successful trip to top of the world

    'Queen of Everest' aiming for ninth successful trip to top of the world

    A US-based dishwasher is determined to live up to her reputation as the "Queen of Everest" by scaling the world's highest mountain for the ninth time. Lhakpa Sherpa, who was born in Nepal, already holds the record for a woman of eight ascents and...

  • Royals, celebrities, scientists join renewed call to tackle malaria

    Royals, celebrities, scientists join renewed call to tackle malaria

    The global fight against malaria hits the spotlight on Wednesday when science and business leaders, Britain's Prince Charles and Bill Gates join forces to push for new commitments to end the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every two...