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  • Beauty sleep is a real thing, research finds

    Beauty sleep is a real thing, research finds

    A recent study has found that beauty sleep is no myth, according to The Independent. The study published by Royal Society Open Science Journal suggests that those who do not get a proper night's sleep appear less attractive to those around...

  • Ditch the beer and opt for water

    Ditch the beer and opt for water

    Swapping a daily beer for a glass of water cuts the risk of obesity by a fifth and aids weight loss, research suggests. Replacing a glass of sugary soft drink with water can also cut the chance of obesity by 15 percent, a study found. The new...

  • 'Healthy' obesity is a myth, scientists say

    'Healthy' obesity is a myth, scientists say

    The idea of "healthy obesity" is a myth, a study of 3.5 million Britons suggests. Having excess fat increases the risk of suffering heart disease by half even when blood pressure and cholesterol levels are normal, according to the research. People...

  • The volunteer rescuer – a unified approach

    The volunteer rescuer – a unified approach

    A multinational two-day conference The Volunteer Rescuer – A Unified Approach, was held by the Emergency Fire and Rescue Unit last weekend as part of the Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships. The project has been bringing together volunteering...

  • Walking linked to improved cognitive function

    Walking linked to improved cognitive function

    A moderate-intensity walking regimen may improve cognitive function in adults with mild vascular cognitive impairment, a small study suggests. Participants with vascular cognitive impairment who walked three hours per week for six months had...

  • Diesel fumes lead to unreported deaths

    Diesel fumes lead to unreported deaths

    Excess emissions of nitrogen oxide exhaust gases linked to 38,000 premature deaths worldwide due to damage to lung tissue and by aggravating lung diseases Diesel driven cars, lorries and buses churn out far more air pollution than standard testing...

  • Potential cancer cure found in breast milk

    Potential cancer cure found in breast milk

    New research has found that a mother's breast milk may hold a compound which functions as an effective and targeted means of abolishing cancerous tumour cells, according to The Independent.  The numerous health benefits of breast milk have long...

  • Brother Louis Camilleri FSC – a legacy to be remembered

    Brother Louis Camilleri FSC – a legacy to be remembered

    Some think that sanctity is to close your eyes and to look like a holy icon. No! Sanctity is something greater. Indeed, it is precisely in living with love and offering one’s own Christian witness in everyday affairs that we are called to become...

  • Why an eye test is important

    Why an eye test is important

    Eyes are said to be the ‘window to the soul’ but they can also offer insight into our health. In fact, an examination by an optometrist could reveal anything, from cataract to diabetes, glaucoma and high blood pressure. Eye examinations are not...

  • A tiny but precious puppy

    A tiny but precious puppy

    This week I visited a precious puppy. The patient was a female Yorkshire terrier of only four days and weighing about 100 grams.  She was so young that she had not yet opened her eyes and not even been given a name. This tiny puppy was not...

  • A night out to remember

    A night out to remember

    Women’s Secret has done something original and old school at the same time. It hosted a group of fashion bloggers, influencers and people from the fashion industry to a pyjama party and a fun night out. A group of fashionistas met up at the...

  • Maltese-themed fragrance unveiled

    A Maltese-themed fragrance called Mare di Malta has just been launched. The perfume was conceived by two Italian entrepreneurs of Wings Group, developed in Milan by Betafarma, a top research laboratory, and locally distributed by Vivian...

  • Power duo for a lineless future

    Power duo for a lineless future

    La Prairie’s has launched its latest innovation towards a lineless future – Line Interception Power Duo. A total intervention to fight all types of wrinkles in 14 days and 14 nights, La Prairie’s new creation is a 24-hour beauty experience as an...

  • Anti-wrinkle foundation

    Anti-wrinkle foundation

    Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation is an ultra-light, naturally-covering foundation that helps ‘blurring’ out unevenness and reduces fine lines and wrinkles while boosting the skin with hydration for a supple and flexible make-up that...

  • How to survive fashion week

    How to survive fashion week

    With fashion week just a sashay and click of the heels away, I thought I’d take a moment to share a few tips about how to survive the jungle that is Malta Fashion Week and be front row ready (even if your feet and head are killing you). ■ It’s the...

  • Supernovae: the stellar explosions in the cosmos

    Supernovae: the stellar explosions in the cosmos

    The renewed threat of an arms race has elicited a revision to the dreaded Doomsday Clock, a harbinger to nuclear and climate change disaster. The clock now stands at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight, the closest to midnight since 1953, when...

  • First injectable treatment for improving skin quality

    First injectable treatment for improving skin quality

    Allergan’s Juvederm Volite was launched during a seminar for med-aesthetic doctors at The Clubhouse, Gianpula. The event also included a live workshop. A new addition to Vivian Corporation’s well-being portfolio, Juvederm Volite is the first...

  • Myth Debunked: Why is the sky blue?

    Since ancient times, many have questioned why the sky appears blue, rather than any other colour, especially since the sun gives off light in all the different ranges of visible light. It was initially thought that the sky appears blue because of...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Stephen Brincat, a Maltese astrophotographer, captured this image of a Type 1a supernova (SN2014J) which occurred in the Cigar galaxy in 2014. At just 11 million light years away, this supernova was one of the closest to earth for the last few...

  • Women using long-acting contraception less likely to use condoms

    Women using long-acting contraception less likely to use condoms

    College women using long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) may be less likely to get pregnant but more vulnerable to sexually transmitted disease compared to peers not on LARCs, a US study found. Among sexually active women, those who used...

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