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  • Why snacking could be damaging your health

    Why snacking could be damaging your health

    Only until relatively recently in human evolution have we eaten three meals plus snacks every day. Breakfast simply didn’t exist for large parts of history. The Romans, for example, didn’t eat it – usually consuming only one meal around midday –...

  • Nespresso now in Malta

    Nespresso now in Malta

    Nespresso, the pioneer and worldwide reference for highest-quality portioned coffee, has arrived in Malta. Consumers are able to enjoy their assortment of premium coffees, the design and style of their machines and related accessories by ordering...

  • Their waters wrested away, Colombia's island fishermen lament - and learn

    Their waters wrested away, Colombia's island fishermen lament - and learn

    Casting his nylon fishing line into the waters off the Colombian island of San Andres, like generations before him, fisherman Oreste Howard points to the horizon of the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea and shakes his head. "Over there is a bank rich...

  • Philippine taxes on sugary drinks could avert thousands of deaths, WHO study

    Philippine taxes on sugary drinks could avert thousands of deaths, WHO study

    The Philippines could avert 24,000 premature deaths linked to diseases such as diabetes, stroke and heart failure in the next two decades after it adopted taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on...

  • Migrants tend to be healthier, live longer - study

    Migrants tend to be healthier, live longer - study

    Migrants tend to be healthier than the residents of wealthy countries they travel to, such as the United States, and often help fight diseases by becoming healthcare workers in those nations, according to a study published on Wednesday. Populist...

  • Start stirring for Christmas

    Start stirring for Christmas

    Christmas is getting closer and it’s about that time of year when we really start planning for the big day. The Christmas pudding, mincemeat for mince pies and the Christmas cake need time for the flavours to really develop so now’s the time to...

  • Climate change research too limited geographically

    Climate change research too limited geographically

    The first International Polar Year, held over 1882–1883, was an important event for science. The year was the brainchild of Austrian explorer Karl Weyprecht who, after a few years on different research missions, realised that scientists were...

  • Where de Valette met Baby Jesus

    Where de Valette met Baby Jesus

    Grandmaster Jean de Valette would probably have never thought that his oeuvre majeure could be the setting of a Nativity Scene. Yet not only does Valletta and some of its famous landmarks act as a backdrop to a crib, but the grandmaster himself...

  • Are near-death experiences hallucinations? Experts explain the science

    Are near-death experiences hallucinations? Experts explain the science

    In our never-ending quest to understand what happens to us after we die, humans have long seen the rare phenomenon of near-death experiences as providing some hints. People who’ve had a brush with death often report seeing and experiencing...

  • New test could diagnose all cancerous DNA

    New test could diagnose all cancerous DNA

    Researchers have developed a test that could be used to diagnose all cancers. It is based on a unique DNA signature that appears to be common across cancer types. The test has yet to be conducted on humans, and clinical trials are needed before we...

  • World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

    World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

    A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported. The case, published in The Lancet medical journal, involved connecting veins from...

  • Affordable Dubai

    Affordable Dubai

    While I’ve never had any reservations about visiting Dubai, it’s never really been high on my list. Surprisingly, the forward-looking city built on sand won me over in less than 48 hours. Here’s why. A trip to Dubai starts with an Emirates flight...

  • Shine bright like a diamond

    Shine bright like a diamond

    Miss World Malta 2015 winner Katrina Pavia is the face of the upcoming Victor Azzopardi Jewellers exhibition – and what a face it is, too! Her charisma and wit make the model the perfect fit for the stunning pieces she will be showing off, as Anna...

  • Despite innovation, Europeans wait years for new cancer drugs

    Despite innovation, Europeans wait years for new cancer drugs

    Rapid advances in cancer science have increased the number of new oncology drugs being developed, but delays in regulation and approvals mean patients in Europe often wait years to be able to access them, researchers said on Tuesday. A report led...

  • What's your status? Ten facts to mark the 30th World AIDS Day

    What's your status? Ten facts to mark the 30th World AIDS Day

    The global campaign to end AIDS has made significant strides but the epidemic remains one of the world's leading public health challenges, affecting almost 37 million people. Campaigners say one of the biggest challenges in the fight to end AIDS...

  • Pirates ahoy!

    Pirates ahoy!

    Merlin Publishers have gone buccaneer with their latest series of children’s books Il-Pirati and the adventures of Tommy and Marija. Tommy and Marija are not your average siblings. Well they are, in the sense that like every other brother and...

  • 150 years of prayer and service in aid of people in need

    150 years of prayer and service  in aid of people in need

    This year the Sisters of Charity commemorate the 150th anniversary of their presence in Malta. It is an important milestone for the congregation which, in Malta, have come to be associated with people in need and vulnerable people. The Sisters had...

  • Risky behaviour fuelled by mobile apps, social media

    Risky behaviour fuelled by mobile apps, social media

    World AIDS Day, introduced by the World Health Organisation in 1988, is observed annually on December 1 and raises awareness of the pandemic, which is caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It was recently preceded by European...

  • Dürer in Malta

    Dürer in Malta

    Midsea Books’ prestigious publication Dürer in Malta honours one of the greatest German artists. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) worked in various media, but is most renowned for his exquisite copperplate and woodcut engravings. Their outstanding...

  • History, conservation and restoration of the statue of the Immaculate Conception at Cospicua

    History, conservation and restoration of the statue of the Immaculate Conception at Cospicua

    The team of Atelier del Restauro recently completed the conservation and restoration of the titular statue of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary of Cospicua’s collegiate church, which is dedicated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception...