Chrissy Teigen Open Up About Why She Shared Baby-Loss Photos

  Chrissy Teigen has opened up about the loss of her baby and explained why she wanted to share the pictures from her terrible time in hospital – when together with her husband John Legend, she announced that they had lost their son, Jack, late last month. While many praised Chrissy’s gesture and full transparency […]

Why you should always look on the bright side of life

Looking on the bright side of life can help you live up to 15 years longer, according to a new study. Researchers found that people who enjoy simple pleasures, have a sunny disposition and a positive outlook on life are much less likely to have heart attacks and strokes. Optimists are also 70% more likely […]

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, […]

Angela Merkel seen shaking for third time in month

Angela Merkel has been spotted shaking uncontrollably again amid growing concerns for her health. The German chancellor, 64, appeared to tremble as she formally welcomed Finland’s prime minister Antti Rinne to Berlin. As the national anthems played, Mrs Merkel’s hands were seen to grip into fists and her mouth set in a determined, thin expression. […]

Parents jailed for putting baby daughter on vegan diet

A couple have been jailed for putting their toddler on a vegan diet ‘that nearly killed her’. Doctors said the 18-month-old girl weighed around half the normal weight for her age when she was brought unconscious to a children’s hospital in Sweden. Her parents had fed her a strict diet of just breast milk, fruit, […]

Wine can PREVENT sore throats, scientists reveal

If you’ve ever heard someone tell you that alcohol is good for your health, it turns out they might be right. Scientists have discovered that a glass of wine is a fantastic disinfectant for germs, including those that cause sore throats. The study was intended as a follow up to research carried out in 1988 […]

Singer Bebe Rexha admits she is ‘bipolar’

Bebe Rexha has revealed she has bipolar disorder, saying it sometimes leaves her feeling unable to work. The singer, 29, opened up about the illness on Twitter, saying she no longer feels ‘ashamed’ to talk about her mental health. She tweeted: ‘I didn’t understand why I felt so sick. ‘I felt lows that made me […]

7 health benefits of using olive oil in your recipes

Olive oil is an essential part of a healthy Mediterranean diet and it tastes so delicious on salads, in pasta and on fish. But now scientists have claimed that drizzling olive oil on your food at least once a week lowers your risk of blood clots. It’s long been known that the Mediterranean diet – of which olive […]

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 […]

Eating pizzas and burgers ‘increases risk of fatal diseases’

Eating too many pizzas and burgers can knock years off your life, according to scientists. A study of almost 45,000 people found that deaths from cancer, heart attacks and other illnesses were linked to eating ‘ultra-processed foods’ such as chips, sausages, doughnuts and biscuits. Researchers claimed that artificial sweeteners – which are present in most […]

People in Malta are ‘living longer than ever’

People in Malta can expect to live to a ripe old age, according to a health study by the European Commission. It said that the average person in Malta can expect to live until they are at least 82 years old – three years more than in 2000. The Maltese life expectancy figure is also higher than […]

Turn off children’s gadgets ‘an hour before bedtime’

Parents should avoid letting their children use mobile phones or tablets an hour before bedtime, according to experts. Doctors said there was now ‘clear scientific evidence’ that looking at screens such as smartphones and laptops can disrupt sleep and impact children’s health. They c;aimed that spending long periods on gadgets was also directly linked to […]

This is what happens to your body if you stop smoking

Is 2019 the year you finally plan to quit smoking? If it is, it’s going to be difficult. The health benefits from giving up smoking will be amazing. In Malta, the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate runs a series of free stop smoking programmes to help you quit. To get expert help, call the Malta […]

Prime Minister opens first phase of Gozo medical school

The first phase of Gozo’s new state-of-the-art medical school has been officially opened by the Prime Minister. Joseph Muscat hailed the opening of the Barts Anatomy Centre as ‘a major milestone’. He said: ‘Today we are turning Gozo into a centre of medical excellence.’ Dr Muscat said 59 medical students had already started their studies in […]

Maltese girls are among Europe’s biggest binge-drinkers

Teenage girls in Malta are some of the biggest binge-drinkers in Europe, according to research. Malta was ranked in the top 10 of a boozing league table of European nations for adolescents. Some 27.9 per cent of Maltese teenage girls said they had got sozzled at least twice – more than double the number than […]

Why living in Malta ‘is good for your health’

Living in Malta is good for your health, according to a study. Researchers found Maltese people live on average 90 per cent of their life in good health, better than any other EU country. Life expectancy in Malta was also higher than anywhere else in Europe. Maltese men live on average until the age of […]