Here’s how you can save a life in Malta

Pupils at some schools in Malta and Gozo have been learning how to perform CPR. The lessons were part of World Restart A Heart Day. They were shown how they might be able to save the life of someone who is having a cardiac arrest. The theme of the day was ‘everyone in the world […]

Pizza for breakfast ‘is better for you than some cereals’

We all feel a bit guilty for those rare occasions that we have pizza in the morning. But now a New York dietitian claims that the morning pizza you once felt embarrassed about might even be better for you than a typical bowl of breakfast cereal. Leading food expert Chelsey Amer told ABC News: ‘Surprisingly, […]

Glass of wine or two before bed ‘can help weight loss’

Is it too early to be talking about wine? Possibly – but if you need a little motivation to get you through the day, then this could be it. If you’ve ever felt a little twinge of guilt about the calorific content of a glass of wine, then new findings from the University of Alberta […]

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 […]

Eating a bar of dark chocolate every day ‘is good for you’

Chocolate lovers have new reason to celebrate. Scientists have discovered the sweet treat is good for us. Eating just a few squares of dark chocolate every day lowers blood pressure in just one month, a study suggests. While milk chocolate has its benefits, 90 per cent cocoa was found to have the strongest effect. Researchers […]

Malta’s teachers protest over school pastizzi ban

Teachers have told 89.7 Bay that new rules banning pastizzi in Malta’s schools are ‘ridiculous’ and ‘draconian’. The country’s biggest teaching union called on its members to take industrial action after Malta’s favourite snack was outlawed as part of a new healthy eating policy. The Ministry of Education in Floriana ordered pastizzi to be taken […]

Malta is ranked among the world’s happiest nations

Malta has been ranked among the world’s happiest nations in a new survey. Malta also scored well for personal safety, security and freedom in the latest Global Prosperity Index. London-based charity The Legatum Institute looked at more than 100 different factors to determine the most ‘prosperous’ country on the planet. Overall, Malta was ranked the 19th […]

Malta among the world’s laziest nations, says study

The Maltese are among the laziest people in the world with almost a half failing to get enough exercise. Malta ranked 17th out of 168 in a World Health Organisation list of the least active countries — and fourth worst of the 28 EU nations. Some 42 per cent of people in Malta are putting […]