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Brain cancer vaccine success in prolonging patient survival

 - Health & Fitness - Nov 25 SHARE ON:
Brain cancer vaccine success in prolonging patient survival

A trial vaccine for patients suffering from aggressive brain cancer has proven effective at extending survival during its Phrase 3 of trials. 

Vaccine DCVax-L is currently in its third phase of trials at London’s King’s College Hospital, and targets a type of cancer called glioblastoma. 

The vaccine works by helping the body’s immune system recognise and attack the deadly cancer cells. Sufferers in the trials have been living for months or years beyond what was originally projected. 

The results were published in the Journal of American Medical Association Oncology, with a statement from the college saying that this offers fresh hope to patients battling with glioblastoma. 

“The vaccine was shown to prolong life, and interestingly so in patients traditionally considered to have poorer prognosis” read the statement. All of the participants in the trial underwent the standard treatment for glioblastoma of surgery followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy. 

“The long-term survivor group in particular has the potential to further teach us about the basic biology of glioblastomas, given that many patients in this group did not have the usual expected characteristics for good outcomes.”

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Lewis Hamilton goes full Tokyo Drift in Nissan GT-R R34

 - Sports - Nov 25 SHARE ON:
Lewis Hamilton goes full Tokyo Drift in Nissan GT-R R34

Despite not winning a Formula One race this season, Sir Lewis Hamilton is still enjoying his time driving around by going full Tokyo Drift on social media. 

A video uploaded onto his Instagram page shows Hamilton some fast-track action in a Nissan Skyline GT-R R34. Hamilton most probably got behind the wheel when in the city to compete in the Japanese Grand Prix. 

A bucket list item for many car-nuts all over, the Shuto Expressway was free of traffic as Hamilton whips around the legendary performance car to ensure commuter safety. 

 

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Channeling his inner Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Hamilton is absolutely loving the experience, spinning donuts in a parking lot as smoke pours into the cabin through the transmission tunnel. 

‘I only like to drive on track, but I make exceptions’ the racing star caption his Instagram video, amassing a whopping 1.6M likes. 

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Inflation to Environment: What worries Maltese youth most in 2022?

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Inflation to Environment: What worries Maltese youth most in 2022?

A new survey published by EY has unveiled what concerns Malta’s youth most in the 21st century. The EY Generate Youth Survey took up views of millennials aged between 26 and 39 and Gen-Zs aged 16 to 25. Here’s a brief rundown of the most pressing points:

According to the survey, 60% of Malta’s youth are very concerned about inflation. Furthermore, 77% and 72% of millennials and Gen-Zs respectively would rather live and work outside of Malta. 

Only 28% of Gen-Z and 23% of millennials reported that they would rather live in Malta. Of those wanting to live abroad, 58% of Gen-Z and 61% of Millennials want to live elsewhere in Europe whereas the remaining want to live in other continents. 

 

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35% of Gen-Z and 33% of millennials revealed that they would return to Malta after moving abroad whereas 35% and 38% of the same respective groups are uncertain. 

93% of Malta’s youth believe that the environment is getting worse, with only 1% saying it is improving. The rest said that the environment is still the same. 

Most of Gen-Z and millennials follow Maltese politics, albeit not frequently. 53% of Gen-Z and 68% of millennials also attest that they will consider voting for different political parties. 

Check out their full survey here.

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Maltese MEP Cyrus Engerer criticises FIFA for disallowing ‘OneLove’ armbands

 - Local - Nov 24 SHARE ON:

Maltese MEP Cyrus Engerer has publicly voiced his criticism towards football body FIFA and the Qatar World Cup for disallowing the ‘OneLove’ armbands promoting equality.

“Shame on FIFA World Cup to ban the promotion of equality at the World Cup. Our European Parliament will always support equality”, Engerer wrote as he donned the armband in a recent Instagram post.

 

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The ‘OneLove’ armbands were initially launched back in 2020 as part of an initiative by the Royal Dutch Football Association promoting inclusivity.

Captains from various men’s international football teams including England, Wales, Belgium, Germany, Denmark were planning to wear the bands in protest of Qatar’s laws against same-sex relationships. FIFA then threatened to issue yellow cards to players wearing it, effectively blocking any players from wearing it.

In protest of the decision, Germany’s national team covered their mouths during the team photo to send the message that “denying [them] the armband is like denying [them] a voice.”

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