Healthcare

Obesity in Malta: the Forgotten Epidemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic currently ongoing, it is easy to divert our attention away from long-existing health issue plaguing the Maltese Islands. Being overweight and obese refers to the excessive presence of fat, which presents a risk to one’s health. Since 1975,...

The real uses and risks of Cannabis: what’s all the fuss?

Cannabis (i.e. marijuana) is a euphoriant derived from plants, and has been the centre of much controversy and unrest recently. With an abundance of conflicting information available, what are the real uses of cannabis and are there any risks? There are over 100...

MMSA calls for a sexual education reform

Yesterday the Malta Medical Students’ Association (MMSA), with the endorsement of Doctors for Life and Doctors for Choice, released a statement whereby they criticised the Maltese education system for its lack of complete sexual education. Each year the Standing...
Obesity in Malta: the Forgotten Epidemic

Obesity in Malta: the Forgotten Epidemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic currently ongoing, it is easy to divert our attention away from long-existing health issue plaguing the Maltese Islands. Being overweight and obese refers to the excessive presence of fat, which presents a risk to one’s health. Since 1975,...

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MMSA calls for a sexual education reform

MMSA calls for a sexual education reform

Yesterday the Malta Medical Students’ Association (MMSA), with the endorsement of Doctors for Life and Doctors for Choice, released a statement whereby they criticised the Maltese education system for its lack of complete sexual education. Each year the Standing...

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The COVID-19 Variants: What you need to know

The COVID-19 Variants: What you need to know

When a virus infects and enters a host cell, it replicates itself, with the goal of spreading. In the process of doing so, it must copy its genetic material. Errors in this process of genetic material replication are commonplace, and often do not affect the virus....

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Q&A: the EU COVID-19 Certificate

Q&A: the EU COVID-19 Certificate

Following the global inoculation efforts currently underway, and to potential return to a more normal situation, the EU has issued the following press release, to ease some of the arising concerns and answer any questions regarding travel during this period. The...

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