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  • Yoga as good for low back pain as physical therapy

    Yoga as good for low back pain as physical therapy

    Chronic lower back pain is equally likely to improve with yoga classes as with physical therapy, according to a new study. The study found that 12 weeks of yoga lessened pain and improved function in people with low back pain as much as physical...

  • Seeking optimal HIV treatment

    Seeking optimal HIV treatment

    It has been 30 years since the discovery of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the underlying cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (Aids). This discovery led to the development of antiretroviral therapies that have substantially improved...

  • Five keys to food safety

    Five keys to food safety

    Every year, millions of people globally suffer from food-borne illness, hundreds of thousands are hospitalised and thousands die. In the EU, over 320,000 human cases are reported each year, but the real number is likely to be much higher. Reports...

  • Vanity Fair Governors

    Vanity Fair Governors

    The pair of historical articles on these pages mark the start of a short series of five articles by Christopher Grech that will feature the British Governors of Malta who enjoyed the (sometimes dubious) honour of being caricaturised by Vanity Fair...

  • Summer vibes at Pink fashion show

    Summer vibes at  Pink fashion show

    Models paraded on the catwalk to a beautiful sunset and a summer breeze at the eighth edition of the Pink Fashion Show, a Times of Malta event, which was held at Ray’s Lido in Armier. Models arrived on jet skiis to the shore from a yacht before...

  • Zebrafish make splashing headlines in scientific research

    Zebrafish make splashing headlines in scientific research

    The study of human diseases continues to be a priority in today’s day and age. Many biological research studies have focused their efforts on trying to identify and interpret the underlying genetic cause of both rare and common diseases alike. In...

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  • Petrolheads myths debunked

    Petrolheads myths debunked

    Some people spend their Saturday mornings polishing and waxing their otherwise unremarkable cars, in preparation for the Sunday afternoon ride.  Bucket of water in hand, brand new sponge and expert mechanical advice flowing relentlessly on every...

  • One for the boys

    One for the boys

    What with my impending trip to Milan Menswear Fashion Week as well as the fact that the weather is most definitely on its way to seventh circle of hell territory, I decided to dedicate this week’s article to the boys in the hope that it might...

  • Natural at all times

    Natural at all times

    Chanel’s Les Beiges expands with three new products, as intuitive and on-the go as ever, to set one’s watch to the beige hour whenever one wishes. These are Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation, Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, United States is home to over 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks and other artefacts. As with all museums, a disproportionately large percentage of the...

  • More than 10 percent of young teens are smokers

    More than 10 percent of young teens are smokers

    Roughly 11 percent of youth aged 13 to 15 around the world use tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars, a global survey of students suggests. Tobacco use is the world’s leading cause of preventable death and serious illness, killing an...

  • Unleashing bird flu pandemic

    Unleashing bird flu pandemic

    Scientists have identified three mutations that, if they occurred at the same time in nature, could turn a strain of bird flu now circulating in China into a potential pandemic virus that could spread among people. The flu strain, known as H7N9,...

  • Meditating away stress effects

    Meditation alters the activity of genes linked to stress and depression, a study has shown. Researchers examined evidence for mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi, affecting DNA. Data from 18 studies involving 846...

  • Malta Sail Training Association launches youth development programme

    Malta Sail Training Association launches youth development programme

    The Malta Sail Training Association has launched its 2017/2018 youth development programme with the support of the Alfred Mizzi Foundation. The sail training environment places individuals from all walks of life on an equal footing without the...

  • Hidden risks of poor sleep

    Hidden risks of poor sleep

    Properly treating obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) may have benefits for the heart and for blood sugar, a study suggests. If people with OSA don’t use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) at night to help keep the airway open, measures of...

  • Pink Fashion Show: A taste of Mediterranean summers

    Pink Fashion Show: A taste of Mediterranean summers

    Preparations are in full swing for the eighth edition of The Pink Fashion Show, a sought-after Times of Malta event that has long established itself on the country’s catwalk calendar. The show intends to offer a taste of Mediterranean summers and...

  • Overweight women urged to slim down before conception to avoid birth defects

    Overweight women urged to slim down before conception to avoid birth defects

    Experts have urged overweight women trying to have a baby to slim down before trying to conceive.  The call comes after new research showed a rising risk of serious birth defects as the body mass index (BMI) of mothers increased. Women of...

  • Science may soon be able to provide suntans without harmful UV rays

    Science may soon be able to provide suntans without harmful UV rays

    Sun worshippers might someday be able to get a tan without exposing their skin to the harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation that's responsible for skin cancers, a new study suggests. The goal of the research is to prevent skin cancers by darkening...

  • 30% of global population overweight, study finds

    30% of global population overweight, study finds

    Almost a third of adults and children around the world are overweight, a study has found. Many are at risk of potentially fatal diseases despite not being classified as obese, say researchers. Of four million deaths attributed to excess body...

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