The Malta Independent 18 August 2017, Friday


Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementia

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 15:46 Last update: about 1 day ago

Seek a good education. Control blood pressure and diabetes. Get off the couch. There are some hints, but no proof yet, that these and other lifestyle changes just might help stave off dementia. A...

FIRST: Three Maltese fashion designers

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 08:21 Last update: about 20 hours ago First Magazine

Carla Grima, 28, Iklin - the Maltese Resort Princess I missed seeing Carla Grima at the Malta Fashion Week, but we were invited to her show at Broadside Terrace at Corinthia Palace. It was...

Science Says: Not all cancers need treatment right away

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 16:43 Last update: about 9 days ago

The biopsy shows cancer, so you have to act fast, right? Not necessarily, if it's a prostate tumor. Men increasingly have choices if their cancer is found at an early stage, as most cases in the...

Older people dying on job at higher rate than all workers

Friday, 11 August 2017, 16:42 Last update: about 9 days ago

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics. It's...

Man's mammogram: AP writer gets test usually done on women

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 16:41 Last update: about 9 days ago

When I arrived for my first mammogram it didn't take long for my sense of secrecy to shatter. Behind the counter were five young women, unoccupied and anxious to help. "Andrew Dalton,...

Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer's? Hints, no proof

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 16:40 Last update: about 9 days ago

There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia...

How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child's brain

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 16:34 Last update: about 9 days ago

A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. The safe spaces, quiet...

My Ta’ Sannat – Part one

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 09:06 Last update: about 21 days ago

A feast  Last week, the village of Ta' Sannat, on the south of the island of Gozo, celebrated the feast of St Margaret Virgin and Martyr - the patron saint of the village, but, above all the...

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