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Seasonal flu brings large increase in admissions to hospital

The Health Department announced today that flu cases have increased in the past couple of weeks. The department said that more than 200 “very sick people” were admitted to Mater Dei hospital as in patients between New Year’s Eve and up to 4pm today, Tuesday, the 4th of January,. The Health Department went on to [...]
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December euro area inflation estimated at 2.2%

Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 2.2% in December 2010 according to a flash estimate issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. It was 1.9% in November. Euro area inflation is measured by the Monetary Union Index of Consumer Prices (MUICP). To compute the MUICP flash estimates, Eurostat uses early [...]
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Prices on a range of 38 medicines are reduced in price

The Secretariat for Consumer Affairs has announced that the prices of 38 medicines have been reduced. The prices have been lowered from between 3% and 28%. The prices reflect the average cost of these particular medicines being sold in the other EU countries. Medicines included in the 38 are those that treat high blood pressure, [...]
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Public Health Dept warns against Miracle Mineral Solution

The Public Health Regulation Department has said that is has been informed that a product called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) is available for sale in Europe and over the internet. The product is also often referred to as Miracle Mineral Supplement. This product is being sold in Europe and over the internet as an oral [...]
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Shelter for domestic violence victims being set up in Gozo

The Fondazzjoni Kenn u Tama said that it has acquired two apartments in shell form in Victoria, Gozo. The apartments will be called Dar Emmaws, are intended to be converted into shelters for victims of domestic violence and their children This is the first shelter for victims of domestic violence for many years. The Foundation [...]
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Gift of Life objects to fiscal incentives for embryo freezing

The Gift of Life foundation said it strongly objects to the suggestion Nationalist MP DR. Jean-Pierre Farrugia was reported to have made in relation to ‘fiscal incentives’ to encourage couples to implant or adopt frozen human embryos left over after IVF treatment. The foundation said Dr. Farrugia’s statement in this regard is in itself an [...]
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MUM seeks contol of inductions at Mater Dei Hosptial

The MUMN has called for the Health Division to introduce regulations and guidelines for the control of Inductions at Mater Dei Hospital. The nurses union said that overcrowding at the maternity department at Mater Dei hospital, could jeopardize the mother and baby. That is why it is appealing to the health division to take the [...]
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November cruise passenger traffic down by 6.9%

In November, total cruise passenger traffic amounted to 48,581, down by 6.9 per cent compared to the corresponding month in 2009. On average there where 1,567 passengers per vessel. Throughout November, cruise passengers in transit amounted to 96.5 per cent of the total, whereas passengers embarking from Malta totalled 832. Most of the passengers were [...]
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Small dog found on the back road between Xewkija and Qala

A stray dog was found roaming on the back road between Xewkija and Qala on New Year’s eve. The dog is a small female with long hair and is a creamy tan colour with a slight limp on front left leg. She is a very affectionate dog and appears to have been kept well groomed [...]
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‘La Cavalcata dei Magi ‘ held in Xaghra for the 2nd year

On Sunday, the feast of the Epiphany was celebrated in the village of Xaghra. A couple depicting Mary and Joseph carrying the baby Jesus made their way to their place in front of the Basilica, with a shepherd and lamb following. The shepherd paid homage to baby Jesus and then took his place next to [...]
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