The Malta Independent 17 October 2018, Wednesday


APNewsBreak: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 09:16 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and...

Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 09:14 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen's abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she'd be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of...

Exciting study tour in Germany

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:02 Last update: about 4 days ago

A group of University of Malta undergraduate Engineering students and postgraduate students following the M.Sc. in Integrated Product Development course recently participated in an...

UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

Friday, 12 October 2018, 09:15 Last update: about 9 days ago

Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not...

Missed October Taste&Flair - Get it Friday 19 October

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 13:51 Last update: about 5 days ago

Missed the October issue of Taste&Flair last Sunday? Get it Friday 19th October with The Malta Independent Daily.   It's our colourful autumn inspired issue. Have a look at our...

Simple blood test could read people's internal clock

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 09:13 Last update: about 9 days ago The Conversation

In life, timing is everything.  Your body’s internal clock – the circadian rhythm – regulates an enormous variety of processes: when you sleep and wake, when you’re...

Early results boost hopes for historic gene editing attempt

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 09:12 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it...

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