Category Archives: Health issues

Pandemics and Social Responsibility

Wars and epidemics bring the best and the worst in a population. We have witnessed actions which can be described as laudable, even heroic. At the other extreme, we have also sometimes witnessed actions best described as selfish or idiotic … Continue reading

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Global warming and your health

Global warming is not something that will affect us in years to come:  it is already affecting us in various and inescapable ways. And most of us don’t seem to want to know about the risks and the facts which … Continue reading

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Intervista mal-Prof Maurice Cauchi dwar l-interess tiegħu fis-saħħa u s-soċjeta Maltija

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Shining a light on gaming and gambling

Malta is being touted as Europe’s igaming capital of Europe, and this is being hailed as the economic nirvana that shines on the horizon. Everybody likes a bet and, as the poet sings, “hope springs eternal in the human breast”. … Continue reading

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Has the internet ruined our children?

Our internet-dependent children (‘iGeners’) are hooked on electronic gadgetry, and, like fish out of water, cannot live without them. Research has shown that the incidence of depressive disorders in adolescents has practically exploded, in females much more than in males. … Continue reading

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‘Government has role in shaping health habits’

In his latest book Health and Society – Personal and Social Determinant of Health, published by the Malta University Press in 2018, Maurice Cauchi embarks upon the important endeavour of communicating and analysing trends shaping health and disease in Malta. … Continue reading

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