Last Updated 26 | 09 | 2014 at 14:41

Lifestyle / Health & Fitness

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  • E-cigarette criticisms 'alarmist' say researchers

    According to the University College London team, for every million smokers who switch to e-cigarettes, more than 6,000 lives a year could be saved. However in the meantime, another group of London-based experts has attacked criticism of e-cigarettes as "misleading"....
  • Your Hair: Seduction, Power and Physical Strength

    Curled, coloured, treated with oxygen and then shortened, scaled, collected or withheld by hairpins. Very few inanimate things are as full of life as our hair. It is perhaps for this reason that, in the genealogy of fetishes, the protein filament which resides on the...
  • Understanding Insect Stings: What to Do When They Bite

    Insect stings and bites are the order of the day in summer. ‘Most of the insects, with the exception of Hymenoptera (bees, wasps and hornets), bite or sting because they feed on blood and release allergens that cause allergic reactions.
  • Does cycling cause Prostate problems?

    Are men who are bike lovers exposed to an increased risk of urogenital disturbances? The dispute has been open for a long time. Can pedalling for many hours per week cause serious problems such as erectile dysfunction, infertility or even prostate cancer?
  • Eating Fish Helps to Sleep Better

    Sleeping problems? Eating fish may help. To suggest this is a study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Researchers at the University of Bergen (Norway) tested the effects of the consumption of fatty fish during sleep. This was done in order...
  • New tooth decay treatment; no fillings, allows teeth to repair themselves

    We all dread he sound of the drill at the dentist however scientists at Kings College in London may have found a way to do away with it all together. The two-step process, called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation (EAER), and it involves a small...
  • EU's top court may define obesity as a disability

    The EU’s top court is debating a test case at the present time which could oblige employers to treat obesity as a disability after a male child minder said he was sacked for being too fat. Karsten Kaltoft, who weighs about 160kg  told the BBC that "bad habits" had made...
  • Multiple Sclerosis walk on Sat 31 May

    The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Malta – VO/0043 – is raising funds and awareness by organising a walk from Sliema (Burger King) to Manoel Island, on Saturday 31 May at 10:00. Some people will run from San Anton gardens to Manoel Island (starting at 09:00)....
  • World Asthma Day: GSK Supporting Patients to Control their Asthma

    GSK is supporting World Asthma Day, to be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, to raise awareness of the condition. This year’s theme is ‘You Can Control Your Asthma’.
  • Stress Management and Self-care

    Sedqa Prevention Services, in collaboration with the head of school Ms Mary Attard and the senior Mangament team of Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary, this morning facilitated a seminar for lecturers and adminstration staff of this post-secondary educational school,...