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  • Drinking four cups of coffee a day poses no health risks, study says

    Drinking four cups of coffee a day poses no health risks, study says

    A new study has found that consuming four cups of coffee a day is not a threat to your health, according to London's The Independent.  There is a lot of controversy surrounding the effects of coffee on one's health, however, a group of researchers...

  • 'Exercise pill' which builds muscle moves step closer

    'Exercise pill' which builds muscle moves step closer

    A muscle-building "exercise pill" that could reduce visits to the gym has come a step closer after a new study focusing on a protein that keeps us weak. Scientists found that suppressing production of the protein myostatin increased muscle mass...

  • Lifestyle changes while pregnant 'could cut unborn child's obesity risk'

    Lifestyle changes while pregnant 'could cut unborn child's obesity risk'

    A child's risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA while in the womb caused by their mother's "health, diet and lifestyle", according to new research. Scientists at the University of Southampton have found...

  • Scientists develop fluid-filled artificial womb to help premature babies

    Scientists develop fluid-filled artificial womb to help premature babies

    Scientists in the United States have developed a fluid-filled womb-like bag known as an extra-uterine support device that could transform care for extremely premature babies, significantly improving chances of survival. In pre-clinical studies...

  • ‘Smart Teeth’ gives you the chance to learn from a dentist

    ‘Smart Teeth’ gives you the chance to learn from a dentist

    Malta Café Scientifique are offering everyone the opportunity to gain insight into the future of teeth regeneration, an art which proves vital in today’s world. Next week's event Smart Teeth will offer audiences the chance to learn from and...

  • Valletta-based IBB hotel group to open new hotel in Germany

    Valletta-based IBB hotel group to open new hotel in Germany

    Valletta-based hotel group IBB Hotel Collection is on track to open a new hotel in Germany this coming June.    The hotel, in the centre of historic town Ingelheim, will be the eleventh in the IBB Hotel Collection and will be geared towards...

  • Faithless DJ set by Sister Bliss to delight the crowds this Friday

    Faithless DJ set by Sister Bliss to delight the crowds this Friday

    Sister Bliss will delight Gianpula crowds with a 90-minute set including anthems from legendary electronic act Faithless this coming Friday, as Sunglasses at Night celebrates its eighth birthday.  The world-famous DJ has been handpicked by the...

  • Regular 45 minute workouts boost brain power in over-50s

    Regular 45 minute workouts boost brain power in over-50s

    Exercising for at least 45 minutes several times a week can boost brain power in the over-50s, research suggests. Several types of exercise help improve thinking, attention, memory skills and executive function (mental skills that help people get...

  • ‘Massacre and terrorism from the air’

    ‘Massacre and terrorism from the air’

    Eighty years ago tomorrow, Guernica in Spain was heavily bombed during the Spanish Civil War. The attack gained infamy because it involved the deliberate targeting of civilians by a military air force. Charles Debono says that the aircraft being...

  • Potential breakthrough for Multiple Sclerosis

    Potential breakthrough for Multiple Sclerosis

    A major new discovery has been made towards finding the cause of multiple sclerosis - potentially paving the way for new treatments. Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the disease and a potential hallmark which could be...

  • Malta and World War I – January-May 1917

    Malta and World War I – January-May 1917

    Charles Debono, curator of the National War Museum, takes readers back a century to the first few months of 1917 through some of the most significant or poignant wartime stories appearing in local newspapers of the time. Collections for welfare of...

  • Urethral plugs: a critical emergency

    Urethral plugs: a critical emergency

    This week, Dante’s problem finally cleared up. Dante is a seven-year-old ginger tom-cat who was rescued off the streets with a broken hip, nursed back to health and adopted by a loving family complete with nine other cats and a dog. His owners...

  • The big hoax

    The big hoax

    Following an article that appeared in this newspaper last Sunday about a new film linking the MMR vaccine to autism, consultant paediatrician Victor Grech explains why the claims are utterly false. Massive research (at the taxpayers’ [our!]...

  • Vintage is the new vogue

    Vintage is the new vogue

    I remember the first time I showed my vintage finds to my mother and her less than enthusiastic reaction. I had happened upon a tiny shop while I was ambling around the vicinity of school during some free lesson and, true to character, what...

  • The colours of performance

    The colours of performance

    Silver, red and black are the colours of Audi Sport – and of the new special edition R8 Coupé model bearing its name. Along with specific components in the cockpit and body, the colours heighten the car’s motorsport feeling. Audi unveiled the...

  • Cleaning comfort

    Upholstery and interior textiles get a lot of wear through dust, road dirt and everyday soiling. But the Sonax interior care specialists ensure comfortable seating and a pleasant atmosphere while driving. To clean your car’s interiors, first...

  • Added personality

    Added personality

    The new Hyundai i10 is a city car that feels more grown up than its size would suggest. The new i10 is all about size and ease of use – it’s a nimble car with perfect dimensions and apart from being short enough to be able to park almost anywhere,...

  • Fun in the sun

    Fun in the sun

    Summer is upon us and the Fiat 124 Spider is the ideal car for enjoying the rugged landscape of Costa Brava to the fullest, with the hood down and the wind in your hair. These feelings were captured in a exciting report taking the Fiat 124 Spider...

  • High five

    High five

    Ford Performance listened to feedback from supercar owners to develop a Ford GT that is as easy to use day-to-day as it is exhilarating on the racetrack. Each drive mode is specially tuned for a unique driving environment. Leveraging learnings...

  • Making its mark

    Making its mark

    There are no signs of the SUV popularity diminishing – from coupe variants and convertibles to high-performance racers and supermini-sized crossovers, the SUV market is close to a veritable peak. Yet there is a subtle difference between these...

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