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What’s behind the sudden rise in measles deaths in Europe?
Health 19-07

The recent European outbreaks have been recorded in areas with low vaccination rates, linked to highly vocal anti-vaccination groups and their supporters

Thousands in Malta suffering over extreme restrictions on medical cannabis, says family doctor
Health 19-07

Medical cannabis conundrum: No patients treated yet while reliable oil banned
Time spent on echocardiogram waiting list slashed to three months
Health 14-07

The amount of time patients spend waiting for an echocardiogram over the last few years has been cut down ...
[WATCH] Type 2 diabetes patients to get free insulin sticks next week
Health 11-07

Around 5,000 Type 2 diabetes will start benefitting from free insulin sticks
Heatwave on its way, temperatures to soar to 37 degrees
Health 10-07

Brace yourselves...the scorching summer is about to get hotter 
Bathing discouraged at Xemxija following sewage overflow
Health 07-07

The Environmental Health Directorate has advised the public against swimming at Xemxija due to an overflow of ...
[WATCH] First sectoral agreement covering ECG technicians signed
Health 05-07

Through the agreement signed, the first of its nature for ECG technicians, the workers will enjoy from a direc...
Obesity cost Malta €36.3 million in 2016
Health 05-07

The €36.3 million total is a conservative estimate of seven direct and five indirect obesity-related cost...
Amendments to IVF legislation yet to be drafted
Health 04-07

Amendments to the IVF legislation have yet to be drafted by the Ministry for Health, after which they will be ...
Health ministers call on governments for stronger restriction on unhealthy food
Health 27-06

Health ministers from eight small states of the WHO European region have called on governments on to ensure st...
Rapidly rising temperatures: how to avoid heat wave effects
Health 27-06

With temperatures rising to 36°C, to feel like 38°C, the Health Department has issued a public warning...
New bladder cancer drug on government formulary
Health 22-06

Around 300 cancer patients a year are expected to benefit from the new treatment, health minister says&nb...
Local research on response to medicine cited in reputable scientific journal
Health 22-06

Research by a local scientist studying the influence of genetics in patients’ responses to medicine has ...
Child Commissioner urges for caution in summer months
Health 19-06

The Commissioner for Children has called on all those responsible for children to take the necessary prec...
Breeders, pet owners urged against taking unvaccinated rabbits to l-Imnarja
Health 16-06

Local rabbit breeders and pet owners urged to protect their stock from an uncommonly strong strain of the Vira...
24% of Maltese started smoking before 15
Health 15-06

The Maltese are the second most likely in Europe after the Danes to have started smoking before they were 15