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  • Diabetes: the good news and the bad news – and what next for the future

    Diabetes: the good news and the bad news – and what next for the future

    Alarming stories about the diabetes epidemic that threatens millions of lives – and the NHS itself – have become commonplace, and with good reason. Around 4.6m people in the UK are living with diabetes while a further 12.3m are at increased risk...

  • Breakthrough could end animal testing in carcinogen research

    Breakthrough could end animal testing in carcinogen research

    Animal testing has been at the heart of chemical safety assessments since the 1970s. Looking at the most recent figures, in 2011, more than a million animals were used to test whether chemicals would be harmful to humans in Europe alone. While in...

  • GSK's two-drug HIV treatment proves itself in key tests

    GSK's two-drug HIV treatment proves itself in key tests

    GlaxoSmithKline's simple two-drug treatment for HIV works as well as standard triple therapy, even in people with relatively high levels of the virus that causes AIDS, clinical study results presented on Tuesday showed. Doctors and investors alike...

  • Death: why children should be taught about it in school

    Death: why children should be taught about it in school

    Have you ever thought about how you’d like your funeral to be? Or what dying might feel like? Or what should happen to your body? If you’re anything like the majority of people living in the Western world, chances are you haven’t given much...

  • Virtual reality games could help young patients­ with cancer treatment

    Virtual reality games could help young patients­ with cancer treatment

    Virtual reality games could be used in hospitals to help children deal with the pain of cancer treatment, artificial intelligence lecturer Alexiei Dingli believes. International studies have confirmed that virtual reality has a strong effect on...

  • Down the culinary trail

    Down the culinary trail

    Just like a woman can make a man fall in love with her by cooking him good meals, Germany is putting all its exquisite traditional and regional food and drink on the table to lure visitors. Ray Bugeja had a good taste of it. The baroque church of...

  • Forest bathing: taking a bath without water

    Forest bathing: taking a bath without water

    The scent of pines mingles with that of moist grass and earth. Sunlight filters through the trees. And the only sound is a slight rustle of leaves, and my footsteps. In traditional Japanese culture, what I’m doing is known as Shinrin-yoku, or...

  • On a mission: Professor Cleghorn and the de Meuron Regiment

    On a mission: Professor Cleghorn and the de Meuron Regiment

    During the French Revolutionary Wars (1793-1802) and the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815), Great Britain embarked on a number of strategies for defeating France and its allies: one was to engage foreign regiments as mercenary forces in the pay of the...

  • Celebrating the arrival in Malta of the Schranz artists’ family in 1818

    Celebrating the arrival in Malta of the Schranz artists’ family in 1818

    John Schranz’s epilogue, the 12th in his series of articles that have appeared in The Sunday Times of Malta over the past 26 months, follows the closure, five days ago, of the Heritage Malta exhibition at Fort St Elmo marking the bicentenary of...

  • Exploring Paris in four days

    Exploring Paris in four days

    When you’ve been hearing praises and stories about somewhere your whole life, actually visiting that said spot seems not only unreal, but also undoable. The pervasive feeling that there is so much to see, do and experience takes over your entire...

  • Off to a good start

    Off to a good start

    64 Gun113, St John’s Street,VallettaTel: 2106 5203 Food: 7/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8/10 I realised that I don’t drink as much wine as I used to. This is no effort on my part to save grapes from their destiny or to minimise...

  • Wedding vitriol

    Wedding vitriol

    I’m really at a loss with certain people; actually, let me rephrase that, I’m really at a loss with certain women. In a time when we should be lifting each other up, where we should be drawing from each other’s histories and experiences, where we...

  • Can we stay alive longer?

    Can we stay alive longer?

    In healthcare, there is no more noble act than that of saving lives. Ask anyone working in the clinical field why they do this type of work and they will consistently answer: to save lives, help others, ease pain and improve lives. But on...

  • The sound of music

    The sound of music

    The ‘athleisure’ trend has made its way to the festival arena, proposing a style that is in perfect harmony with the needs of the moment: comfort, relaxation and coolness. Sportswear that has been adapted for moments of leisure and mixed with...

  • The Catch by Merkanti launched

    The Catch by Merkanti launched

    June 27 marked the launch of Hilton’s latest seasonal restaurant, The Catch by Merkanti. Guests were treated to an array of delicious starters such as pan-fried baby calamari, Spanish style prawns and steamed mussels complimented with Merkanti’s...

  • Brain technology for independence

    Brain technology for independence

    Individuals with significant physical impairments rely on assistive technology to communicate and control devices within their environment. Any reliable movement or muscle activation that the individual can perform can be used to activate...

  • The Villa, Balluta’s gem, is back

    The Villa, Balluta’s gem, is back

    The Villa, the 19th century gem of Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel & Spa, has been completely transformed and is back in business with two culinary and beverage concepts to tantalise taste buds. Boasting views of Balluta Bay, the restoration of The...

  • Myth Debunked: 7 human years equivalent to 1 dog year?

    Every dog owner is aware that dogs age differently than humans; that is that one dog year is equivalent to seven human years. Reality is not as clear and the origins of this myth are quite vague. Some say it was a marketing strategy to educate the...

  • Staying safe this summer

    Staying safe this summer

    Prohealth markets two of the most sought-after sunscreens on the island, Ideal Soleil by Vichy Laboratories and Anthelios by La Roche-Posay. As advocates of sun awareness, Prohealth’s aim over the summer months is to increase awareness about the...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Recording of brain electrical activity through electroencephalography (EEG). This uses a set of non-invasive electrodes which are held in place through a cap that might require some electrode gel, if at all, and records the brain signals in real...