The Malta Independent 20 February 2017, Monday


To declaw cats or not? New Jersey could be first with ban

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 16:19 Last update: about 5 days ago

Cats would keep their claws under a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to prohibit declawing. The measure, which cleared the lower chamber of the Legislature last month, bans...

UN: China moves to stop taking organs from prisoners

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 16:18 Last update: about 5 days ago

The World Health Organization says China has taken steps to end its once-widespread practice of harvesting organs from executed prisoners but that it's impossible to know what is happening across the...

Study finds new bacterial strain can contaminate shellfish

Friday, 17 February 2017, 16:18 Last update: about 5 days ago

Scientists studying oysters along the Atlantic Coast have discovered a critical clue to understanding why more seafood lovers are getting sick from eating shellfish. Researchers at the University...

Malaria parasite may trigger human odor to lure mosquitoes

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 16:17 Last update: about 5 days ago

Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria. Mosquitoes prefer biting people already sickened by malaria, apparently attracted by...

Clinic falsely told dozens they had Alzheimer's, suits say

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 16:16 Last update: about 5 days ago

Shawn Blazsek knew a string of concussions from high school football and boxing was catching up with him. He would go days without sleeping and was forgetting how to tie his shoes. Still, at age 33,...

Dandruff – true or false?

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 12:27 Last update: about 5 days ago

Dandruff, the tiny little flakes that fall on to our shoulders after a constant and uncontrollable itching on the scalp, is very often caused by a genetic condition known as seborrheic dermatitis....

122,000 unaware of HIV infection in Europe - Alfred Sant

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 07:54 Last update: about 6 days ago

Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said it is estimated there are some 122,000 in Europe living with HIV who are unaware of their infection and keep on transmitting it to others. Dr Sant, adressing the...

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