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  • Mars Chocolate recalls UK bars over salmonella fears

    Mars Chocolate recalls UK bars over salmonella fears

    Mars in the UK and Ireland is recalling some bars of Galaxy, Maltesers Teasers, and bags of Minstrels "due to the potential presence of salmonella", the chocolate maker said.There are fears some of the products may carry the potentially deadly...

  • Menopause symptoms may be harsher for obese women

    Menopause symptoms may be harsher for obese women

    Obese women may suffer more severe menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats than their slimmer peers, a Brazilian study suggests. Researchers compared menopause symptoms for women at a healthy weight to women who were either overweight...

  • Teen drunkenness linked to premature death, study finds

    Teen drunkenness linked to premature death, study finds

    Those who get drunk for the first time before their fifteenth birthday are more likely to die prematurely than people who do not drink excessively or at least avoid getting drunk until they are older, a US study suggests. Researchers examined data...

  • The Pink photo shoot - behind the scenes

    The Pink photo shoot - behind the scenes

    The photo shoot of the June issue of Pink offers a taste of the trends that are hitting the magazine’s upcoming catwalk show, a Times of Malta event – now an established date on the country’s fashion calendar. Set by the beach at Ray’s Lido in...

  • Chronic pain tied to faster memory decline in old age

    Chronic pain tied to faster memory decline in old age

    Elderly individuals with chronic pain may experience a faster deterioration of memory and a greater risk of dementia as they age, a recent study suggests. Researchers analyzed more than a decade of regular surveys of cognitive abilities and pain...

  • Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure, study finds

    Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure, study finds

    Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scientists found. In a 30-year study that looked at the brains of 550 middle-aged heavy drinkers, moderate...

  • ‘Agostino of the crucifixes’

    ‘Agostino of the crucifixes’

    If one tours the Maltese islands, attends village feasts or visits our churches, one is bound to come across a statue by renowned sculptor Agostino Camilleri. Born on May 2, 1885 in Victoria, to Joseph and Catherine née Bonnet – who both hailed...

  • Pregnancy after breast cancer does not raise recurrence risk, study finds

    Pregnancy after breast cancer does not raise recurrence risk, study finds

    Women who have had breast cancer often forego pregnancy for fear that it will increase the risk of recurrence. But a study of more than 1,200 women, presented on Saturday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago, now...

  • New tech brand hits local market

    New tech brand hits local market

    A&A Mizzi Ltd marketing manager Karl Vassallo speaks to the Times of Malta about the company's new brand Anker. What makes Anker portable battery chargers a wise investment? Our lives have become busier than ever before. There is barely enough...

  • Brisk walk everyday 'may cut risk of dying from cancer'

    Brisk walk everyday 'may cut risk of dying from cancer'

    Brisk walking may cut the risk of dying from cancer, even in more advanced stages of the disease, research suggests. Two new studies presented at the world's biggest cancer conference show that exercise could be a powerful tool, helping to slow...

  • Scientists hail blood test that detects cancer years ahead of symptoms

    Scientists hail blood test that detects cancer years ahead of symptoms

    A universal blood screening test that detects cancer years before symptoms appear could revolutionise treatment, scientists say. Researchers attending the world's biggest cancer conference in Chicago unveiled studies showing that a blood test...

  • The fate of a young, polite, fair-haired man

    The fate of a young, polite,   fair-haired man

    HMS Rodney was commissioned in September 1835, and under the command of Captain Hyde Parker, formed part of the British Fleet assigned to patrol British interests in the Mediterranean. Rodney had an official complement of 720, but it usually...

  • Fast-track actions on HIV across Europe

    Fast-track actions on HIV across Europe

    Never assume that people do or do not have HIV because of their nationality, gender, sexual orientation or lifestyle choices. No one comes with a label, so always practise safer sex. It is essential that educators and parents alike transmit this...

  • Trans, gender nonconforming people report poorer health

    Trans, gender nonconforming people report poorer health

    People who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming may have higher than average rates of poor or fair health, a new study suggests. “There is little research on this population, because people haven’t been asking them to identify...

  • Attard boutique – from clothes to art

    Attard boutique – from clothes to art

    In 2014, Stefania Vella introduced her passion for intimate gourmet, creating a concept outlet, Stefania’s, just off Attard’s main square – an interesting combination of a clothes boutique and an art gallery. Having focused more on the fashion...

  • Chamilia Malta Fashion Awards

    Chamilia Malta Fashion Awards

    The first night of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Malta and Chamilia Malta Fashion Awards saw Rosemarie Abela in the first show of the week, together with Yana’s Jewellery with a new exhibition, Sarah Caruana Dingli with Pas De Deux and Nilara...

  • Confirmation bias

    Confirmation bias

    Human opinions are formed through rational, objective analysis. Wrong. In reality, we cannot provide a neutral filter for any information we absorb. This data weathers a storm of ignorance, emotions, value judgements and cognitive biases. One of...

  • Serum that transforms skin

    Serum that transforms skin

    Liftactiv Supreme is a new generation of anti-ageing care created to counteract over-day ageing and all that this brings along, including more pronounced wrinkles, a dull-looking complexion and sagging features. Containing fragmented hyaluronic...

  • Myth debunked: Does sunscreen cause cancer?

    Myth debunked: Does sunscreen cause cancer?

    Over the last hundred years, skin cancer risk rates have increased by a factor of 10. Many have linked this to the use of sunscreen rather than increased exposure to the sun. The blame has mostly been placed on a bunch of nasty sounding chemicals...

  • Rediscovering the pleasure of make-up

    Rediscovering the pleasure of make-up

    For the past 35 years, Dermablend by Vichy Laboratoires has provided the ideal coverage for most complexion flaws – from redness and dark circles to uneven complexions, vitiligo, hyper-pigmentation and even scars. It also covers up veins,...

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