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  • Hormone injection treatment could replace gastric band

    Hormone injection treatment could replace gastric band

    A hormone injection that imitates the gastric band could be the "most exciting" treatment for obesity. Trials being conducted by scientists at Imperial College London reportedly found that patients ate 30% less food after being given a monthly jab...

  • Spacecraft for detecting 'Marsquakes' set for rare California launch

    Spacecraft for detecting 'Marsquakes' set for rare California launch

    After decades exploring the surface of Mars, NASA is set for the weekend launch of its first robotic lander dedicated to studying the red planet's deep interior, with instruments to detect planetary seismic rumblings never measured anywhere but...

  • Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit 'take longer to become pregnant'

    Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit 'take longer to become pregnant'

    Women who eat less fruit and more fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, a study has suggested. Compared with women who ate fruit three or more times a day in the month before conception, women who ate...

  • Save room for dessert: British royal wedding cake slices to be sold

    Save room for dessert: British royal wedding cake slices to be sold

    As Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle inches closer, public hunger for all things royal will get its dessert as decades-old slices of cake from British royal weddings - including those of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and Prince William...

  • It's ok, you are not going to fall: Spacewalk astronaut reveals heights fear

    It's ok, you are not going to fall: Spacewalk astronaut reveals heights fear

    Nasa astronaut Joseph Acaba has revealed he held on tight while doing a spacewalk during a recent trip to the International Space Station as he is afraid of heights. "If you look at the pictures, I'm holding on to the railing," he told a crowd at...

  • Doubling light activity cuts risk of premature death by almost 30%

    Doubling light activity cuts risk of premature death by almost 30%

    Pretty much everyone knows that taking exercise helps people stay in good health. It staves off chronic ailments like type 2 diabetes and heart disease and – maybe – helps us live longer. Until recently, however, the prevailing view among both...

  • Scirocco chimes Maltese wine at Vinitaly

    Scirocco chimes Maltese wine at Vinitaly

    A wind of change is blowing through the wine world and a new generation of Mediterranean winemakers is offering an exciting kaleidoscope of well-made, distinct wines that don’t fail to attract attention. A full house of curious but serious...

  • Quality journalism has a history of survival

    Quality journalism has a history of survival

    Donald Trump’s insistence that any challenges to the actions and utterances of the president are “fake news” is particularly chilling because it resembles a tactic used by authoritarian regimes seeking ways to silence independent...

  • Scientists devise new, more accurate peanut allergy test

    Scientists devise new, more accurate peanut allergy test

    British scientists have developed a far more accurate blood test to diagnose peanut allergy, offering a better way to monitor a significant food hazard. Peanuts are the most common cause of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis, or severe allergic...

  • A garden of flavours at the Orchard

    A garden of flavours at the Orchard

    Situated in a serene area of Naxxar, the Orchard Restaurant offers an intimate yet casual environment for patrons who want to enjoy a good lunch or dinner in a tranquil setting. Full of natural light, the set-up is also ideal for corporate...

  • US teen praised for prom cheongsam after online dressing down

    US teen praised for prom cheongsam after online dressing down

    A US high school student accused of cultural appropriation for her Chinese-style prom dress is receiving support online from some of the very people her critics say she offended. Photos posted on Twitter by 18-year-old Utah resident Keziah Daum...

  • Ecstasy therapy may help service veterans suffering PTSD

    Ecstasy therapy may help service veterans suffering PTSD

    Combining intensive psychotherapy with a pure form of the party drug ecstasy is safe and could aid recovery in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the findings of a study in military veterans. Scientists who conducted...

  • One in ten men secretly hate their wife's cooking

    One in ten men secretly hate their wife's cooking

    One in 10 men secretly hate their wife's cooking, according to new research. Researchers polled British couples and found as many as 20 per cent think their other half is a terrible cook with a further 60 per cent saying that they are frequently...

  • Two thirds of EU cities have climate change plans

    Two thirds of EU cities have climate change plans

      Around the world, cities endeavour to cut greenhouse gas emissions, while adapting to the threats – and opportunities – presented by climate change. It’s no easy task, but the first step is to make a plan outlining how to meet the targets set...

  • Vitamin D could be a 'game changer' for malnourished children

    Vitamin D could be a 'game changer' for malnourished children

    High-dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and help with the development of language and motor skills in severely malnourished children, our latest study has found. Severe acute malnutrition is the most extreme and visible form of...

  • 'Tip-of-the-tongue' less frequent for older people who are fit

    'Tip-of-the-tongue' less frequent for older people who are fit

    You meet with a friend and tell her about a great book you’re reading. “It’s by a really famous author. Her name is, um … ” But the author’s name doesn’t come to you. This is one of those frustrating tip-of-the-tongue moments that happen when you...

  • Four out of five young mothers feel lonely

    Four out of five young mothers feel lonely

    Four out of five young mothers feel lonely after having a baby and meet their friends less often, a new study shows. Research by the Co-op found that many mothers under the age of 30 feel too tired to go out, or simply want to stay with their...

  • More than 10,000 endangered tortoises rescued in Madagascar

    More than 10,000 endangered tortoises rescued in Madagascar

    International conservationists in Madagascar have been treating more than 10,000 critically endangered radiated tortoises that were seized from traffickers who had crammed them into a house with no access to food or water. The Turtle Survival...

  • A third of all alcohol in the UK consumed by 4.4% of population

    A third of all alcohol in the UK consumed by 4.4% of population

    Britain seems to be slowly changing its relationship with alcohol, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Although alcohol continues to be heavily marketed and advertised, the number of people who are teetotal has...

  • How IVF changed the way we think about infertility

    How IVF changed the way we think about infertility

    To all outward appearances, Louise Brown looked exactly the same as thousands of other babies when her blinking, slightly quizzical gaze met newspaper readers on the morning of July 27, 1978. But as the first child born using the technique of...