Nathalie De Cock, a researcher at the University of Ghent, has won the Alpro Foundation Award for best publication for her study. She is receiving this award for her publication "Adding a reward increases the reinforcing value of fruit" which was part of the REWARD project. De Cock studied how the reinforcing value of fruit can be increased for adolescents and therefore, how rewarding desirable behaviour can lead to behavioural change. It is important to increase the reinforcing value of healthy nutrition, as a way of improving the dietary habits of adolescents. The study was published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
Junk food ads are shown more frequently on TV at times when many children are watching, new Heart Foundation-funded research shows.
Extreme hot and cold weather increase the number of deaths and emergency room visits but affect specific at-risk populations differently, according to new research from the U.S. and Japan.
Pulseless electrical activity (PEA) is a form of cardiac arrest, whereby, despite the ECG showing an organised heart rhythm, there is no cardiac output. Researchers at MedUni Vienna's Department of Emergency Medicine have now shown for the first time via a retrospective study of a large collective of data from more than 500 patients that the heart rate measurable by ECG can be used to predict survival in the case of PEA.
In this interview, coordinated by Dr Ian Ellul, we meet Dr Alice May Moore MD, MRCP(UK). Dr moore is currently working at Mater Dei Hospital as a Higher Specialist Trainee in the Cardiology Department. She has a special interest in Heart Failure and in November 2016 she will be embarking on a one year training fellowship in this field at King’s College Hospital, London.
F or this issue, Marika Azzopardi meets up with Colonel Chevalier Dr Raymond Benċini to talk about his long and rewarding career in the British Army. The first time she met him was in 2002 when she reviewed his book “Hitler’s Deputy was One of my Patients - A Maltese Doctor in the British Army.” This time round, Dr Benċini speaks candidly about his personal experiences as a military doctor.
S hort accounts of interesting cases, some medical disasters, involving pathology and clinical practice, from the recollection of Prof. Albert Cilia-Vincenti.
There was a day and age when medicines were not mass produced, but handmade to doctor’s orders by none other than the village pharmacist. Marika Azzopardirekindles some memories during a visit to Malta’s only pharmacy museum. She interviews Mr Michael Bonnici.