Healthcare

The Scent of Disease

The human body constantly produces and excretes hundreds of odorous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) via several routes. The complement of compounds excreted reflects the metabolism of an individual and may vary significantly. Evolutionarily, it has been hypothesised...

Education, Cannabis, and Harm Reduction: How to get it right?

Insite asked ReLeaf Malta: Should cannabis be legalised, how can education about the positive and negative effects of it be implemented in the school curriculum? If we may rephrase this question, as follows: What type of educational messages and information related to...

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,...
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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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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