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  • India threatens Philip Morris with 'punitive action' over alleged violations

    India threatens Philip Morris with 'punitive action' over alleged violations

    The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with "punitive action" over the tobacco giant's alleged violation of the country's anti-smoking laws, according to a letter sent to the company by the federal health...

  • Study of e-cigarettes in UK teenagers gives mixed signals

    Study of e-cigarettes in UK teenagers gives mixed signals

    A British study into smoking and e-cigarette use among UK teenagers has produced mixed results, prompting scientists to caution against altering policy decisions or public health advice until evidence becomes clearer. The research, published...

  • Certain jobs tied to higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis

    Certain jobs tied to higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis

    Workers exposed to airborne toxins may have an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, an immune system disorder that causes debilitating swelling and pain in the joints, a Swedish study suggests. Among men, bricklayers, concrete workers...

  • New vaccine could consign polio to the history books

    New vaccine could consign polio to the history books

    A new vaccine that could spell the end of polio has been produced using a genetically modified “drug factory” plant. The leaves of the plant, a close relative of tobacco, contain virus-like particles (VLPs) that mimic the polio pathogen but are...

  • Air pollution ups stress hormones

    ­­Breathing dirty air causes stress hormones to spike, new research suggests, which could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution is associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a shorter life span. Haidong Kan of Fudan University...

  • ‘Fit but fat’ is a myth

    ‘Fit but fat’ is a myth

    The concept of being “fit but fat” is a myth, researchers have said. The comments come after a new study found that even if people have healthy blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, being overweight or obese still carries a higher...

  • Cancer patients face higher risk of heart attack and stroke

    Cancer patients face higher risk of heart attack and stroke

    Patients with cancer have higher risks of heart attack and stroke from blood clots, especially in the first few months after diagnosis, compared with people who don't have cancer, researchers report. "A new diagnosis of cancer is associated with...

  • Philippines warns against killing of migratory birds amid avian flu outbreak

    Philippines warns against killing of migratory birds amid avian flu outbreak

    The Philippines warned citizens not to kill or poach migratory birds that usually fly in from China, the possible source of a virus that triggered the Southeast Asian nation's first outbreak of avian flu, to avoid worsening the situation. There...

  • Francesca Teresa Parlar: A life eminently and exclusively ascetic

    Francesca Teresa Parlar: A life eminently and exclusively ascetic

    Francesca Teresa Parlar was born in Valletta on November 24, 1842, and baptised that same day by Fr Salvatore Pace OP, in the parish church of Our Lady of Porto Salvo, Valletta. Her godparents were Don Luigi Fernandez, parish priest of Żabbar, and...

  • Bacteria in the mouth can cause dementia

    Bacteria in the mouth can cause dementia

    In the Maltese language, the word for both ‘teeth’ and ‘years’ sounds the same – ‘snin/snien’. The words are connected. Although we can tell how old horses are by the rings on their teeth, human teeth are a little bit more difficult to understand...

  • Dog bites and their effects

    Dog bites and their effects

    This week Barry was lucky to survive. Barry is a young seven-month-old wirehaired terrier. His owners had taken him out for a walk when they chanced upon another dog walker and they stopped to allow their dogs to greet one another. Unfortunately,...

  • New sunglasses unveiled at cocktail party

    New sunglasses unveiled at cocktail party

    O’hea Opticians hosted a cocktail party at its outlet at The Strand Gżira featuring the new stock of designer sunglasses from top brands. Special discounts were offered on the night.

  • Combinatorial mathematics in Malta and a conference

    Combinatorial mathematics in Malta and a conference

    Combinatorial mathematics, or combinatorics for short, is the study of structures consisting of a finite number of objects. It mainly has three forms: enumerative (counting the number of structures of a given kind), extremal (establishing how...

  • Three burgers part of new Hard Rock menu

    Three burgers part of new Hard Rock menu

    Hard Rock Cafe Malta launched a number of new burgers which will become part of its menu. Together with the already established dishes, these new additions include the Atomic Burger, Java Lava Burger and Guinness Bacon Cheeseburger. The first two...

  • Myth Debunked: Are men better at math than women?

    Google recently fired the engineer James Damore for a memo that claimed that women on average have more neuroticism and that men in general may be biologically more suited to coding jobs than women. Damore said that “the distribution of...

  • Majestic Skybeach opens

    Majestic Skybeach opens

    Skybeach, the latest luxury lifestyle offering from InterContinental Malta, has opened on the hotel’s 19th floor. Offering dramatic and expansive views across the Maltese Islands, the venue is graced with a glorious infinity pool, along with a...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    A photo of the organisers (this page’s authors) and participants of The Second Malta Conference in Graph Theory and Combinatorics. The opening of the conference was marked by a ceremony addressed by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo, MTA chairman...

  • Follow your instinct

    Chanel’s global creative make-up and colour designer, Lucia Pica, has introduced Ombre Première, a new vision of eyeshadow. The new creations are all about contrast and, with their complete effect, yet nuanced way of dressing the eyelids, they...

  • Why it’s not cool to call Rihanna (or anyone) fat

    Why it’s not cool to call Rihanna (or anyone) fat

    I was recently looking at photos from a film premiere that pop singer Rihanna attended; loving clothes as much as I do, I have a slight obsession with poring over red carpet photos and finding out who wore what. Well, to cut a long story short,...

  • Famille Hugel in Gozo

    Famille Hugel in Gozo

    Marc André Hugel, representing the 13th generation of Famille Hugel, recently visited Gozo to host a dinner at Ta’ Frenċ Restaurant. Head chef Mario Schembri prepared an eight-course menu that was paired perfectly by maître d’ Joseph Tabone. Known...

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