The Malta Independent 22 May 2019, Wednesday


How measles is making a return in New York and elsewhere

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 10:08 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered mandatory vaccinations for measles in a part of Brooklyn that is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community. The city took the...

Brain scans may reveal concussion damage in living athletes

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:07 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they're alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that's been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels...

Study: Safe to transplant hepatitis C-infected hearts, lungs

Friday, 17 May 2019, 08:58 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

Doctors can safely transplant hepatitis C-infected lungs and hearts into people desperate for a new organ, say researchers who may have found a way to protect those patients from getting the risky...

Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences Dean’s award

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 10:29 Last update: about 5 days ago

On 3 May, the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta held the first edition of the Dean's award. The event was addressed by the dean of the Faculty, Prof. Noellie...

¬Introducing a new analytical tool to local scientists

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 10:28 Last update: about 5 days ago

A seminar on the introduction of a new analytical tool for local scientists was recently organised by the University of Malta and Aquabiotech. The seminar, which focused on potential ecological...

Study challenges health benefits of moderate drinking

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 08:56 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

It might just be enough to kill your buzz: A new study challenges the idea that a drink or two a day could actually be good for you. In a study conducted in China, the researchers found that...

People living with incurable cancers urge more research

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 08:53 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

Tom Smith hesitated to buy light bulbs guaranteed for up to 10 years, thinking they'd outlast him. Terry Langbaum debated filling a prescription for a $13,000-a-month drug that keeps cancer from...

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