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  • Alone together: how mobile devices have changed family time

    Alone together: how mobile devices have changed family time

    There is now widespread concern about the amount of time children spend staring at screens – with many people worried about the negative impacts mobile devices might have on health and well-being. Concerns have also been raised about the influence...

  • Tooth whitening – don’t gamble with your teeth

    Tooth whitening – don’t gamble with your teeth

    People seem to be hypnotised by the lure of having teeth that are whiter than an Oscars ceremony. Studies show that over half of us are dissatisfied with the colour of our teeth. The seemingly insatiable desire for whiter teeth is welcome news for...

  • Theresa May loses another Brexit vote – is it time she just gave up?

    Theresa May loses another Brexit vote – is it time she just gave up?

    With just over two weeks to go until Brexit, Theresa May has once again failed to get her Brexit deal through parliament, leaving complete uncertainty about where the nation goes next. May lost the vote on her deal 391 to 242, a slightly higher...

  • Slovakia's ice church draws visitors closer to heavens

    Slovakia's ice church draws visitors closer to heavens

    A young nun breathes deeply as she peers up at a statue of an angel bathed in softly coloured light streaming through a church, and as she exhales, you can see her breath. Instead of wood or bricks and mortar, this chilly house of worship perched...

  • What makes joints pop and crack and is it a sign of disease?

    What makes joints pop and crack and is it a sign of disease?

    Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is “crepitus”, from the Latin “to rattle”. People of all ages can experience crepitus, although...

  • Web 3.0: the decentralised web promises to make the internet free again

    Web 3.0: the decentralised web promises to make the internet free again

    Have you recently considered deleting your Facebook account, boycotting Amazon or trying to find an alternative to Google? You wouldn’t be alone. The tech giants are invading our privacy, misusing our data, strangling economic growth and helping...

  • Breastfeeding isn't just about the baby – women's bodies matter too

    Breastfeeding isn't just about the baby – women's bodies matter too

    Women are increasingly opening up about their breastfeeding struggles. However, as individual as each story is, many have a core theme – it wasn’t working and no one could tell them why. Given the breadth and depth of medical knowledge, why do...

  • Brexit 'orphan' finds home in EU a la carte champion Denmark

    Brexit 'orphan' finds home in EU a la carte champion Denmark

    Briton Andrew Tristram has been left an "orphan" by Brexit, but he's found another welcoming home in Europe and will soon become a citizen in Denmark, champion of a European Union a la carte. Before June 23, 2016, the thought of obtaining Danish...

  • Gently treating pain with osteopathy

    Gently treating pain with osteopathy

    Osteopathy is increasingly gaining popularity but one must make sure that practitioners are licensed, Robert Grech says. When medications do not give the desired results, many people turn to alternative treatments, while others opt to tread the...

  • Will artificial intelligence be the future of music?

    Will artificial intelligence be the future of music?

    They may never be able to fill a stadium for a rock concert, but computers are making inroads in the music industry, capable of producing songs - and convincingly so - as illustrated at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. Already, an album...

  • How to avoid kidney failure

    How to avoid kidney failure

    Controlling your diabetes and blood pressure could help you avoid kidney failure, which in Malta impacts the lives of 300 people. In marking World Kidney Day, the renal unit was this year raising awareness on prevention, with diabetes and...

  • Hospital infection killed 12 newborns in Tunisia

    Hospital infection killed 12 newborns in Tunisia

    A dozen newborn babies whose deaths at a Tunisian state hospital sparked public outrage are believed to have been killed by an infection acquired in the clinic, the acting health minister said Monday. Sonia Ben Cheikh told a news conference that a...

  • Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?

    Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?

    Barbie Millicent Roberts, from Wisconsin US, is celebrating her 60th birthday. She is a toy. A doll. Yet she has grown into a phenomenon. An iconic figure, recognised by millions of children and adults worldwide, she has remained a popular choice...

  • WHO launches strategy to fight 'inevitable' flu pandemics

    WHO launches strategy to fight 'inevitable' flu pandemics

    The World Health Organisation on Monday launched a strategy to protect people worldwide over the next decade against the threat of influenza, warning that new pandemics are "inevitable". Influenza epidemics, largely seasonal, affect around one...

  • So, whose fault is it?

    So, whose fault is it?

    Unlike abroad, medical practice cases in Malta have somewhat of an infrequent relationship with our courts. There are a few cases instituted, and fewer that actually find the support of our courts and a medical professional is found responsible...

  • Mercedes global sales top 150,000 in February

    Mercedes global sales top 150,000 in February

    Mercedes Benz sold just over 150,000 vehicles across the globe in February, bringing their 2019 total to more than 330,000. The figures are nevertheless 6.7 per cent lower than those of the previous year, with the German car manufacturer...

  • Why Virgin Atlantic’s new makeup policy is mostly concealer and gloss

    Why Virgin Atlantic’s new makeup policy is mostly concealer and gloss

    Airline Virgin Atlantic has decided that female cabin crew will no longer be required to wear makeup during flights. They will also be offered the option of wearing trousers as part of their standard uniform allocation rather than only on request.

  • Michael Jackson: expert weighs in on Leaving Neverland

    Michael Jackson: expert weighs in on Leaving Neverland

    Since Leaving Neverland – the disturbing documentary film about Michael Jackson and the nature of his relationship with two young boys – aired, many of Jackson’s fans have said they cannot believe their idol would commit the abuses alleged by the...

  • Stunning sizzler

    Stunning sizzler

    Stunning looks, perfect balance and awesome performance make the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S one of the best sports cars ever, says Tonio Darmanin. The GT is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. It has everything you would...

  • Mosta Rotunda elevated to the dignity of minor basilica

    Mosta Rotunda elevated to the dignity of minor basilica

    News that the Mosta Rotunda was elevated to the coveted privilege of minor basilica by Pope Francis last May has kindled a sense of satisfaction, joy and gratitude among the parishioners of this populous locality. In a canonical sense, the...