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  • Drink water instead of soft drinks to help prevent cancer

    Drink water instead of soft drinks to help prevent cancer

    Drink water and avoid sugary drinks to help prevent cancer, leading scientists have urged. The call comes as part of a string of recommendations on health and lifestyle choices, dubbed a "blueprint to beat cancer", published by the World Cancer...

  • Scared of revenge porn? Send Facebook your naked photos

    Scared of revenge porn? Send Facebook your naked photos

    Facebook is encouraging UK users to send the social network their naked photos as part of a new tool that will block the images from being shared online. As part of a trial scheme designed to tackle revenge porn, the social media giant is working...

  • Smelly passengers, rowdy children top air passengers' complaints

    Smelly passengers, rowdy children top air passengers' complaints

    Smelly passengers and out of control children have emerged as the leading complaints of passengers in the annual www.Airlineratings.com "Passengers from Hell" survey. Airlineratings.com, the global airline safety and product ratings website,...

  • What your poo says about your health

    What your poo says about your health

    Opening your bowels is a basic function of life. But despite the fact we all do it, pooing is not often thought to be a topic suitable for polite conversation. However, recent popular interest in gut health and the composition of poo – as well as...

  • Memorja project reaches out to people and the past

    Memorja project reaches out to people and the past

    For hundreds of years, the recording of the past focused on public records, statistical data and the lives of prominent people. Yet in recent decades, the spotlight turned onto the public and its memories in order to provide a more accurate...

  • 'Don't drink' message too simplistic for pregnant women

    'Don't drink' message too simplistic for pregnant women

    How much do you know about the guidance on drinking in pregnancy? Most are aware of the “don’t drink” message. But if you’re an expectant mother, or someone who’s job involves giving advice, our new study shows that the abstinence message can feel...

  • One in three elderly do not take medication properly after hospital discharge

    One in three elderly do not take medication properly after hospital discharge

    More than one in three older patients suffer "medication-related harm" after being discharged from hospital, a new study suggests. Researchers found at least 10% of these cases are preventable. A new study, led by experts from Brighton and Sussex...

  • Pulse rate could help detect risk of strokes in elderly

    Pulse rate could help detect risk of strokes in elderly

    Thousands of strokes could be prevented if GPs check the pulse rate of elderly patients, a new study suggests. Encouraging GPs to check the pulse rate of patients over 85 could lead to increased detection of an irregular heart beat, also known as...

  • Ditching car may reduce risk of dying by a third

    Ditching car may reduce risk of dying by a third

    Swapping your car for more physically active forms of travel may reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death, our latest research shows. Walking, cycling and even using public transport are all more physically active than using...

  • Pilgrim’s progress

    Pilgrim’s progress

    Having just completed the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail, Josette Falzon feels alive and invigorated. She tells Simonne Pace that the friendships she has built on this amazing journey will walk with her forever. Everyone sets goals and nurses...

  • Maltese author nominated for 19th Golden Trailer Awards

    Maltese author nominated for 19th Golden Trailer Awards

    Maltese author James Vella-Bardon has made international headlines after the trailer of his debut novel The Sheriff’s Catch was nominated in the category of Best Trailer for Book or Novel at the Golden Trailer Awards. Since its inception in 1999,...

  • An egg a day could keep the doctor away, research suggests

    An egg a day could keep the doctor away, research suggests

    An egg a day may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests. Consumption of up to one egg daily was linked with lower rates of strokes and heart disease, according to the research published in journal Heart. Daily consumers...

  • UAE company turns camel milk into baby formula

    UAE company turns camel milk into baby formula

    A company based in the UAE, which recently unveiled a baby formula made with camel milk, says its unique products are due to hit local markets soon.  "Generally, camel milk is very healthy and has a lot of great benefits which are...

  • Can a Kim Kardashian lollipop help you lose weight?

    Can a Kim Kardashian lollipop help you lose weight?

    Kim Kardashian West has been heavily criticised for promoting “appetite suppresant” lollipops on her Instagram account. Despite the criticism, more than a million people have liked her post, showing the extent of her influence, especially over her...

  • Emirates marks 20 years of operations in Malta

    Emirates marks 20 years of operations in Malta

    Since its first flight to Malta from Dubai in 1998, Emirates has carried nearly 900,000 passengers between Dubai and Malta. Paul Fleri Soler, Emirates Country Manager in Malta, talks about the airline’s 20-year presence on the island. Malta was...

  • Brunch is served

    Brunch is served

    The Phoenix RestaurantThe Mall, Valletta Food: 9/10Location: 10/10Service: 9/10Value: 9/10Overall: 9/10 Nothing is ever less than tasteful here. Every Saturday, The Phoenix restaurant at the Phoenicia Hotel is whipping up a gourmet breakfast. It...

  • Sir Francis Douglas: a forgotten Governor?

    Sir Francis Douglas: a forgotten Governor?

    Francis Campbell Ross Douglas served as Governor Malta for a period just short of three years: from July 10, 1946, to June 16, 1949, and despite the fact that the first Constitution granting self-government to Malta was implemented during his...

  • More contemporary works of art of teachers’ patron saint

    More contemporary works of art of teachers’ patron saint

    Considered to be Mosta’s Don Bosco, Dun Anġ Camilleri was a man who dedicated over 50 years to the apostolate among children and young people, and undoubtedly was of inspiration to many others. His name remains most deeply engraved in the history...

  • Malta: a refuge for Italian exiles

    Angela Picca: Pugliesi per l’Italia Unita, dalla Rivoluzione Partenopea (1799) a Porta Pia (1870) 2v Roma, L’Esagramma, 2012-2017 This is an attractive, very readable and nicely illustrated addition to the vast literature on the Italian Risorgimento.

  • Tackling the obesity problem

    Tackling the obesity problem

    Yesterday marked European Obesity Day. The aim of this day is for European countries to make efforts to bring together healthcare, patient and political communities who are keen to raise awareness of obesity and the many other diseases on which it...