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  • Men stocking up on Viagra for Valentine's Day

    Men stocking up on Viagra for Valentine's Day

    International Andrology, a London-based men's health clinic, has experienced a surge in men enquiring about erectile dysfunction (ED) treatments and drugs in the lead up to Valentine's Day. Over the past two weeks the clinic has seen a 300%...

  • Immune system an important cancer predictor

    Immune system an important cancer predictor

    It has long been known that cancer arises when genes mutate and start producing abnormal proteins, or no protein at all. However, our latest research, published in PNAS, suggests that there is another, equally important mechanism by which cancer...

  • 'I live with two rats'

    'I live with two rats'

    Tell people that you got two new pets, and it’s all smiles and “Aww, photos please”. Whip out your phone to oblige and, as soon as they realise that said new pets are rats, the smiles are replaced with shudders of fear or disgust. Yup. Ratties do...

  • E-cigarettes could result in 20,000 new quits each year

    E-cigarettes could result in 20,000 new quits each year

    Hospitals should sell e-cigarettes to patients and switch smoking shelters to vaping lounges, health officials have said. Patients should be allowed to vape in private rooms and purchase e-cigarette devices in hospital shops, Public Health England...

  • Language can give clues to depression

    Language can give clues to depression

    From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a...

  • Is it a good idea to ban piercings for under 18s?

    It is now an offence for under-18s in Wales to get any intimate piercings – meaning tongue, genitals and nipples. One of the main arguments for this ban is that young people under 18 are still physically developing and that these kinds of...

  • New ward at Simblija care home helps residents find their way

    New ward at Simblija care home helps residents find their way

    This week Simblija Care Home in Naxxar has opened its Memory Support Unit, designed to provide residents suffering from dementia a safe and comfortable, home-like environment. It is situated on the ground floor providing easy access to the...

  • Fighting together

    Fighting together

    Cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries. Each one of us could be directly or indirectly affected at some point in our life. It could be us, a relative or a friend. Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, we can all take various...

  • Malta and World War I – snippets from April-November 1918

    Malta and World War I – snippets from April-November 1918

    In March 1918, 778 Maltese ratings were enlisted into the Royal Naval Air Service based at HMS St Angelo. This scheme was received with great acclaim, and a training camp for Maltese recruits was established at Spinola. A month later, in April...

  • Today is World Cancer Day: Fresh findings set new hope to predict and fight cancer

    Today is World Cancer Day: Fresh findings set new hope to predict and fight cancer

    Cancer research is a challenging endeavour, mainly due to the various causal factors and origin of the malignancy. Cells within our body are constantly impacted by external and internal environmental conditions. These conditions can vary depending...

  • My dry-cleaning dilemma

    My dry-cleaning dilemma

    It’s no secret that I’m handbag obsessed. Big bags, small bags, bags that you can barely fit a credit card and a prayer in; the sky is truly the limit. With use, comes wear and I am finding it ever more frustrating that, while the rest of the...

  • A new weapon in our arsenal against cancer

    A new weapon in our arsenal against cancer

    These are exciting times for scientific research in our fight against cancer. An effective cancer therapy directly targets tumour cells without being toxic to health tissue. The latter has been a long-standing limitation of conventional therapies,...

  • Myth debunked: Three states of matter?

    Everything in the universe is made up of matter, small non-visible particles called molecules and atoms. At school, we were taught that there are three states of matter; solid, liquid and gas. Examples of solids include objects such as a table,...

  • Revlon launches Live Boldly campaign

    Revlon launches Live Boldly campaign

    Revlon launched its new Live Boldly campaign in New York City, introducing four new global ambassadors, who join iconic actress Gal Gadot. Ashley Graham, Adwoa Aboah, Imaan Hammam and Raquel Zimmermann were chosen to represent Revlon’s new...

  • Photo of the week

    Artist representation of the Immune Synapse. Upon detecting tumour cells or pathogens, immune cells within the body orchestrate an immunological response through molecular interactions that take place in a nanoscale gap termed the immune synapse.

  • Feminine touch

    Feminine touch

    Rose Gold, the feminine fragrance by Monsoon, hit Maltese stores this week. Top notes of sparkling lemon, soft fruit and ozonic scents are layered with velvety rose, tuberose, neroli and cyclamen, and are further underpinned with base notes of...

  • Legendary fragrances

    Legendary fragrances

    Les Monstres de Nina Ricci brings out the monster slumbering in us and the Belles de Nina. Once liberated, it is a dance of demons, just like Nina, just like Luna, singular, unique, unchained. In the swirl of an enchanted forest, charming snakes,...

  • Biker jackets by Jennyfer

    Biker jackets by Jennyfer

    Jennyfer Women’s Biker Jacket in light pink suede, at €39.99. Also available in a selection of colours. Visit Jennyfer stores in Tower Road, Sliema; Baystreet, St Julian’s; Savoy, Valletta; or Arkadia, Victoria.

  • More than 23,000 MRI interventions at Mater Dei in 2017

    More than 23,000 MRI interventions at Mater Dei in 2017

    More than 23,000 MRI interventions were carried out at Mater Dei Hospital in 2017, the Health Minister said on Saturday. Chris Fearne was speaking during the Joint Surgical and Radiological Symposium aimed at raising awareness about radiology. Mr...

  • Radiofrequency radiation exposure tied to tumours in rats - US report

    Radiofrequency radiation exposure tied to tumours in rats - US report

    High exposure to radiofrequency radiation of the type emitted by cell phones has been linked to tumours in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to a draft of US government studies...