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, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]