Malta’s busiest road turns pink for breast cancer month

Malta’s busiest road has turned pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Kappara Flyover on the Regional Road was illuminated a bright shade on Thursday night to mark Pink October. It was among a number of Maltese landmarks that has turned pink to raise awareness of breast cancer, including the Hompesch Gate in […]

Fruit juices and sugary drinks linked to cancer risk

Just a third of a can of fizzy drink a day can raise your risk of cancer, research suggests – and fruit juice is just as risky. Experts found that just 100ml of sugary drink could raise your risk of the disease by 18 per cent – a typical can is around 330ml. Among women, […]

Hospice Malta to launch national fundraising campaign

Hospice Malta is launching a national fundraising campaign to build on its excellent work. The charity – which provides care to terminally ill patients in Malta and Gozo – will make an appeal to the public on the television programme Xarabank on Good Friday. Maria Gatt from Hospice Malta told 89.7 Bay: ‘We believe that […]

Experts say this is the healthiest diet to follow

Just say no to junk food. Unhealthy eating now claims more lives than tobacco, according to new findings published in The Lancet. They revealed that one in five deaths a year, or 11 million worldwide, are a result of a bad diet. The researchers used nearly 20 years of data from 195 countries, including Malta. They said […]

Maltese cyclists to raise funds for cancer research

Maltese cyclists will travel more than 1,200km from Oslo – through Hamburg and finishing in Amsterdam in just a week – from the 14th till the 21st of July. The objective for this  7th edition  is to raise funds for cancer research conducted at the University of Malta. The ALIVE Charity Foundation chairman Nicky Camilleri told […]

Smoking ‘STOPS your body from fighting cancer’

Cigarettes could limit the body’s ability to fight skin cancer, according to worrying new research. Patients with melanoma who have a history of smoking are 40% less likely to survive the disease than those who have never smoked, a study published in journal Cancer Research found. Researchers from the University of Leeds said the findings […]

89.7 Bay’s 28-hour charity radio marathon is on!

Two 89.7 Bay presenters are hosting a marathon 28-hour radio show to raise money for charity. The special show started at 6.30am this morning. Hosts Daniel and Ylenia from Bay Breakfast will be on-air non-stop until Saturday morning at 10am. The show features music, competitions, prizes, lots of special guests and interviews with personalities. It’s […]

Chelsea and Italy football legend reveals cancer battle

Former Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli has revealed he battled cancer for almost a year but is now ‘very well’. The 54-year-old has written about his illness in a new book, and told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera he hopes his experiences can be useful to others. He said: ‘I’m fine now, very well indeed. It’s […]

Maltese bikers raise cash to fight cancer

More than 100 Maltese bikers are expected to take to the roads this weekend to raise money for charity. The event is in aid of the Alive Charity Foundation which helps to fund cancer research. The bike ride will start at 9.30am on Sunday at the Luxol Grounds in St Andrew’s and finish outside Malta […]