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  • Cleaning products and perfumes ‘are a big source of air pollution’

    Cleaning products and perfumes  ‘are a big source of air pollution’

    Chemicals in household cleaning products, paints and perfumes could now rival motor vehicles as the top contributor to urban air pollution, a study has said. Scientists in Los Angeles found that the amount of chemical vapours emitted into the...

  • Film company shines light on taboo subjects

    Film company shines  light on taboo subjects

    Mike Tabone, a young doctor who set up a maverick film company five years ago, talks to Simonne Pace about the creativity behind this exciting venture and its latest production, Cancer Warriors. Five years ago, a bunch of creative minds got...

  • Female hormones may be linked to asthma

    Fluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a report suggests. Analysis of studies involving more than 500,000 women noted a link between asthma symptoms and key life changes such as puberty...

  • Intriguing stories behind John Wilson Carmichael’s The Grand Harbour of Malta from the Corradino Point painting

    Intriguing stories behind John Wilson Carmichael’s The Grand Harbour of Malta from the Corradino Point painting

    A few months ago, I had the good fortune to view an oil painting that had just been cleaned and conserved. The painting, in its ornate carved and gilded frame, is splendid; it depicts an early morning view of the Grand Harbour; however, in...

  • Kids need fun during exams

    Kids need fun during exams

    After dry January, or ‘Veganuary’, depending which generation you form part of, parents of school-going children enter February dragging their heels. A colleague of mine recently remarked that the phenomenon of shouldering the responsibility of...

  • Alcohol: take steps to stay safe

    Alcohol: take steps to stay safe

    Alcohol consumption in many societies is a common feature of social gatherings or events. However, it can become a habit, and drinking too much alcohol can harm people’s health. The impact on people and society is determined by the volume...

  • The trappings of entitlement

    The trappings of entitlement

    We are a people imbued with entitlement. Our students expect stipends till kingdom come, people supporting either side of the house expect to be handed jobs they are not remotely qualified or capable of doing and, in the latest twist in our sordid...

  • Fashion and fragrance join hands at launch party

    Fashion and fragrance join hands at launch party

    The Malta debut of new fragrance Boss Black The Scent - Parfum Edition took place at the Hugo Boss Malta flagship store in St Julian’s. Bringing the best of fashion and fragrance together, Boss Parfums and Boss menswear and womenswear have...

  • 2018: the Year of Multimodality

    2018: the Year of Multimodality

    Change is coming to transportation and some early adopters have already been, or are currently, testing innovative technologies within the transport sector. These technologies are set to change the way we plan and pay for our journey and how we...

  • New look for make-up store in Sliema

    New look for make-up store in Sliema

    NYX Professional Make-Up has re-opened its store in Tower Road, Sliema with a brand new design, aligning the design and products offered by NYX Professional Make-up at the Maltese store with the brand giant across the world. Named after the Greek...

  • Myth debunked

    In practical terms, there isn’t any road – narrow or wide – that can’t be made safe and attractive for cycling. The solutions aren’t always politically simple, but physical space is rarely an insurmountable problem. It is true that some roads may...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    This drone is designed using an origami-inspired structure that makes it light and at the same time capable to deliver packages of 500 grams for distances of up to 2km. It is intended to be used in real life search and rescue situations and can be...

  • Alliance worried over mental health sector

    Alliance worried over mental health sector

    Mental health organisations are questioning the government’s decision not to fulfil its electoral pledge of building a new psychiatric centre and, instead, rehabilitate Mount Carmel Hospital. Times of Malta was told late last year several patients...

  • The Year of the Dog ushered in with style

    The Year of the Dog ushered in with style

    Hundreds joined the Chinese community at the Mediterranean Conference Centre to usher in the Year of the Dog, which is being celebrated worldwide today, with festivities in Asia continuing for around two weeks. The Chinese New Year celebration in...

  • Will the EuroMillions €151 million jackpot be won in Malta tonight?

    Will the EuroMillions €151 million jackpot be won in Malta tonight?

    The EuroMillions €151 million jackpot is still up for grabs and now that there is the possibility to bet online from Malta, it is easy to try your luck at the jackpot. Curious how you can try your luck? Place your bet in three simple steps: - Go...

  • Athletes need coaches in the kitchen too

    Athletes need coaches in the kitchen too

    Athletes’ training regimes extend far beyond the pitch, track or ski run. They have a unique relationship with food, too. This is not just a matter of loading up on pasta and protein shakes. For those at the top of their game, every morsel is...

  • Perfume, cleaning products as harmful as vehicle emissions - study

    Perfume, cleaning products as harmful as vehicle emissions - study

    Chemicals in household cleaning products, paints and perfumes could now rival motor vehicles as the top contributor to urban air pollution, a study has revealed. Scientists in Los Angeles found that the amount of chemical vapours emitted into the...

  • Traditional Ħadd in-Nies spearheads Lent pilgrimages

    Traditional Ħadd in-Nies  spearheads Lent pilgrimages

    Charles Meilaq takes a look at the history of the popular Żabbar pilgrimage which has drawn devotees of Our Lady of Graces from all over Malta for centuries. Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona, in the absence of Archbishop Charles Scicluna who will...

  • Pot Pharm - Booming Canada weed sector plots next-wave medicines

    Pot Pharm - Booming Canada weed sector plots next-wave medicines

    Canopy Growth Corp, one of the world's biggest medical marijuana producers, now wants to take on the world's pharmaceutical giants. The Canadian firm launched Canopy Health Innovation in late 2016 to build a portfolio of patented and federally...

  • Why it can be difficult to celebrate love

    Why it can be difficult to celebrate love

    Lots of people celebrated love on Wednesday, but not all of those in same-sex, interracial or reconstituted relationships could express affection in public because of antagonism from society, their in-laws or even their children. These realities...