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Dental Antibiotics Could Be Adding to C difficile Cases Dental Antibiotics Could Be Adding to C difficile Cases
Conversations about stewardship have tended to focus on hospitals and leave out dentists. A study finds prescription information often is not being shared between medical and dental providers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ransomware Malware and Other Nasty Viruses.
Join me Saturday October 21 at the ADA in Atlanta. At 12:45pm I will be lecturing on Ransomware Malware and Other Nasty Viruses. This lecture is free in the Tech Expo. Learn about how to protect your office from online threats and HIPAA violations. ContactLiptak Dental for a free HIPAA risk assessment for your practice. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How this company is turning dentist offices into TV studios
A photo booth, like the ones you see at weddings and parties, may seem like an unlikely inspiration for a product that could improve the clinician-patient relationship. But when one Nashville-based company needed to streamline its video-production services, a photo booth in the founder's office is what sparked the idea for a new device. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Placement of Implant in Mandibular Anterior Region: precautions?
I have treatment planned this patient for implants in the mandibular anterior region.  Are there any precautions I should take in terms of possible complications, like bleeding? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Hearing starts for dentist in case of girl who suffered brain damage after procedure
The hearing for an Edmonton dentist begins on Monday, one year after five-year-old Amber Athwal was left with brain damage after a dental procedure. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Research to explore the development of deadly brain tumors
(University of Plymouth) A team led by Dr Claudia Barros from the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has secured £ 163,066 funding from the Brain Research Trust to explore the formation and development of cancer stem cells in glioblastoma -- the most common of malign brain tumours in adults and for which there is no cure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New guidance on dementia-friendly dentistry
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK has published new guidance on the practice of dentistry for patients with dementia. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Beyond the mouthguard: sports dentistry's role in nutrition, prevention and social advocacy - Chang G.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Dentist warning: THIS area of the UK is WORST for getting dental treatment
DENTISTS have paid out more than £28million over the past five years in compensation, according to dental negligence solicitor, the Dental Law Partnership. The worst areas for poor dental work in England and Wales has been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Announces Program to Benefit Dentists Affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Relief program designed to support dentists in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia focuses on long-term recovery of their practices.CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 10, 2017) –Dentsply Sirona announced that it is offering an extra 10 percent discount on MSRP pricing through the end of the year on all equipment sales to dentists affected by Hurricane Harvey in the states of Texas and Louisiana, as well as dentists affected by Hurricane Irma in areas of Florida and Georgia. The program facilitates the donation process for distributors who want to offer financial support to storm victims in affected areas.&ldquo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Insurance Compensation for PRF?
Would anyone with experience share ways of billing for venipuncture and preparation of the PRF to be used in grafting sites? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Regenerative Source Type: news

Special Lecture At The ADA- LED Medicals Velscope
On Saturday October 21th at 8am I will be discussing 2017 Cellerant Best of Class Award winner LED Medical's Velscope at theADA meeting in Atlanta.Velscope is a 7 time Best of Class Award winner.Velscope has set the standard in oral cancer screening. LED Medical keeps pushing the product with additional helpful attachments and services. If you own a Velscope and want to see how to get the most out of it or just want to learn more about the product then you need to join us.This will be a fun interactive hour where I will be joined by Ebon Turner as we discuss everything the Velscope can do along with highlighting the use wi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Uncovering origins of developmental brain disorders could eventually help treat seizures
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) New research discoveries in the development of brain disorders could pave the way to new therapies for treating seizures, and even some children with autism, says a leading oncologist and researcher at the University of Alberta. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Teaching kitchen’ cooks up basics for health sciences students at UCLA
Spinach, eggs, tomatoes, skillets and spatulas are not typically in a health professional ’s toolkit. But for some UCLA students, they eventually might be.At UCLA Health Sciences, students are learning about nutrition and food preparation in what might seem an unlikely place — not a classroom but rather a kitchen in a store better known for high-end kitchenware: Sur La Table. The store is playing host to a so-called “teaching kitchen,” as part of a pilot program that teaches healthy eating and cooking skills to students in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UC LA, Fielding School of Public Healt...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Implants in maxilla: Depth and orientation?
I placed these 2 implants in the maxilla.  They extend into the maxillary sinus.  Do you think the depth and orientation is okay? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Special Lecture At The ADA- Dentlight
On Friday October 20th at 9:30am I will be discussing 2017 Cellerant Best of Class Emerging Technology Award winnerDentlight's Fusion TwinHeada dual head curing light and their other curing lights and unique products at theADA meeting in Atlanta.Dentlight offers a variety of light based products from curing lights with various attachments that allow you do do bleaching and oral cancer screening with a curing light. Its the Swiss Army Knife for curing your composites.This will be an hour where as we explorer the benefits of dual head curing. Which in my practice makes me more efficient and gives me better composite cures. T...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Special Lecture at the ADA- WEO Media
On Friday October 20th at 8am I will be discussing 2017 Cellerant Best of Class Award winner WEO Media's suite of web based marketing products at theADA meeting in Atlanta.WEO Media is a two time Best of Class Award winner.WEO Media offers custom responsive websites, SEO, PPC, social media, Facebook ads, online patient reviews generation, online reputation management, custom video production, and direct-to-consumer marketing (mailers, radio, TV, print). In addition they offer logo design and branding, patient education videos, design services, email newsletters, email hosting, and much more.This will be a fun interactive h...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Eastman Institute Lands Third Training Grant
The Center for Oral Biology within UR Medicine ’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health has been awarded $2.9 million to expand its renowned training program for oral biologists and dentist-scientists. This award includes Research Training and Research Education grants from the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the N ational Institutes of Health. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

NYU Dentistry receives $2.8 million as part of multi-center study to stop progression of cavities
(New York University) The National Institute of Dental& Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and its collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Help for NHS to recover costs of care from visitors and migrants
The Department of Health has published advice for doctors and dentists to help recover costs of care from visitors and migrants. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Antibiotics Linked To Superbug, Divorce May Be Genetic
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study links antibiotics prescribed by dentists to the superbug C. difficile. Minnesota health officials found almost 40 percent of dentists are not following guidelines and are overprescribing antibiotics. C. difficile is a serious intestinal infection but if patients get symptoms, they are more likely to call their doctors and not their dentist, so dentists aren’t necessarily seeing the bad outcomes. And while it’s completely appropriate for a dentist to prescribe an antibiotic for a dental infection, many are still prescribing them prophylactically to patients with certain heart con...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Antibiotics C. difficile Divorce Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

Dentists warn posh popcorn is cracking teeth
The ever-growing popcorn market, worth around £104 million in Britain, is now considered more harmful to teeth than boiled sweets. Chomping down on uncooked kernels is the main culprit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unknown implant: suggestions to remove attachment?
I tried to unscrew the attachments from the implants but my 1.2 hex driver wouldn't even fit to the screw hole on the top of the attachment. Any suggestions on to how remove the attachments? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Restorative Source Type: news

Special Lectures at the ADA
Looking to learn more about some of the companies and products that have won this years Cellerant Best of Class Award? Come join me as I have the pleasure of presenting some unique informative events.  I will be highlighting them over the next 3 days on the blog. There are other presentations being done by my Cellerant Best of Class selection committee members. These sessions will be taking place on Thursday through Saturday at theADA meeting in Atlanta October 19-21. The sessions are free so please take advantage of this opportunity while at the meeting.Here are the winners: (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Is this implant integrating or is there a complication?
I took a radiograph 3 months after implant placement and I can see bone loss along the mesial surface of implant. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Study: C. Diff Cases Tied to Antibiotics for Dental Work
(MedPage Today) -- Dentists don't necessarily see the adverse effects of antibiotics, researcher says (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Taking Prophylactic Antibiotics Before Dental Procedures Is Rarely Necessary And Can Make You Sick
A new study suggests that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics by dentists plays a role in the growing problem of potentially deadly C. diff infections outside hospitals. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

Now dentists are being blamed for the antibiotic crisis...
Researchers from The Minnesota Department of Health found unnecessary tooth infections prescriptions are fueling the growth of the deadly superbug C.diff, which does not respond to drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentist warning: UNNECESSARY antibiotics prescribed by dentists spreading superbug C. diff
DENTISTS prescribing unnecessary antibiotics could be spreading an antibiotic-resistant superbug infection, researchers have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retainers should be worn for life, dentists warn
The British Orthodontic Society said new research showed that after teeth had been straightened, they can start to slip out of position. The end result is a return to crooked teeth, it said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wide diameter immediate post-extractive implants vs delayed placement of normal-diameter implants in preserved sockets in the molar region: 1-year post-loading outcome of a randomised controlled trial.
Eur J Oral Implantol. 2017;10(3):263-278.AbstractPURPOSE:To compare the effectiveness of 6.0 to 8.0 mm-wide diameter implants, placed immediately after tooth extraction, with conventional 4.0 or 5.0 mm diameter implants placed in a preserved socket after a 4-month period of healing in the molar region.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Just after extraction of one or two molar teeth, and with no vertical loss of the buccal bone in relation to the palatal wall, 100 patients requiring immediate post-extractive implants were randomly allocated to immediate placement of one or two 6.0 to 8.0 mm-wide diameter implants (immediate group; 50 p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Immediate Loading: Are we lowering the odds?
What are the criteria of immediate loading? According to Prof. Branemark, the concept of immediate loading was not acceptable. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Vitamin D may prevent asthma worsening for some
Conclusion This review gathers the available trial evidence to address the specific question of whether giving people with asthma vitamin D supplements could have an effect on how many asthma exacerbations they have. The review has many strengths. It only included double-blind trials, where participants and assessors didn't know if people were taking vitamin D or a placebo. Researchers also made careful attempts to gather all relevant data and information on confounding factors, and all but one trial had a low risk of bias. But there are some limitations to bear in mind: With the relatively small number of trials and par...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

School of Dentistry creates endowed chair for oral and maxillofacial surgery
A new endowed chair at theUCLA School of Dentistry will support the recruitment and retention of a faculty member in oral and maxillofacial surgery and help ensure UCLA ’s continued leadership in that field.The Alumni and Friends Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Endowed Chair is the result of a fundraising effort launched by Dr. Howard Park, a graduate of the school ’s postgraduate training program and a part-time faculty member. Led by Park’s efforts, 20 alumni and supporters — including BioHorizons, a Birmingham, Alabama-based maker of dental implants and biologics — funded the endowed chair, ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Treating High-Caries Risk Occlusal Surfaces in First Permanent Molars through Sealants and Supervised Toothbrushing: A 3-Year Cost-Effective Analysis
Caries Res 2017;51:489-499https://doi.org/10.1159/000477822AbstractWe conducted a 3-year cost-effectiveness analysis on the cavitated dentine carious lesion preventive capabilities of composite resin (CR) (reference group) and atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) high-viscosity glass-ionomer cement (HVGIC) sealants compared to supervised toothbrushing (STB) in high-risk first permanent molars. School children aged 6-7 years in 6 schools (2 per group) received CR and ART/HVGIC sealants or STB daily for 180 days each school year. Data were collected prospectively and cost estimates were made for sample data and a projectio...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Russian dentist extracts his own wisdom tooth
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dr Rustam Yakhyaev, 24, from Surgut, central Russia, can be seen injecting himself with anaesthetic in the eye-watering clip. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fixed vs removable complete arch implant prostheses: A literature review of prosthodontic outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS:Multiple factors must be considered when determining whether an implant-fixed complete denture or implant overdentures are best suited for patients with completely edentulous jaws. Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare they have no conflicts of interest. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Gingival Hyperplasia with Hybrid bridges: comments?
Hybrid bridges have presented some problems over the years with gingival hyperplasia due to excessive pressure from the gingival surface of the bridge. The tissue swells up and upon removing the bridge one can see the imprint of the bridge with hyper plastic tissue in some areas on the perimeter. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

Mouthguards and their use in sports: report of the 1(st) International Sports Dentistry Workshop, 2016 - Lloyd JD, Nakamura WS, Maeda Y, Takeda T, Leesungbok R, Lazarchik D, Dorney B, Gonda T, Nakajima K, Yasui T, Iwata Y, Suzuki H, Tsukimura N, Churei H, Kwon KR, Choy MMH, Rock JB.
There appears to be much confusion or misinformation worldwide regarding mouthguards and their use in sports. In an effort to clarify where the international dental community stands on mouthguards and mouthguard research, the workshop looked at some import... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

What type/brand of implant is this?
Patient is from Ireland. Any idea what implant this is? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - October 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Hawaii Dental Association launches philanthropic foundation
The Hawaii Dental Association launched the Hawaii Dental Association Foundation on Tuesday. The HDA, which represents 90 percent of Hawaii’s practicing dentists, said the new foundation will help “strengthen HAD’s focus on the organization’s dental philanthropic and charitable activities.” “It’s an exciting time for all of us – HDA has been giving back to the community f or a very long time, and launching the foundation this year gives us a better, wider avenue for HDA’s charitable… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Imaging agents developed to better monitor growth of tumours
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) UAlberta researchers have created two new imaging agents that could help physicians visualize the formation of tumour-associated blood vessels, keep track of tumour growth and possibly generate new therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Imaging agents developed to better monitor growth of tumors
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) UAlberta researchers have created two new imaging agents that could help physicians visualize the formation of tumor-associated blood vessels, keep track of tumor growth and possibly generate new therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hawaii Dental Association launches philanthropic foundation
The Hawaii Dental Association launched the Hawaii Dental Association Foundation on Tuesday. The HDA, which represents 90 percent of Hawaii’s practicing dentists, said the new foundation will help “strengthen HAD’s focus on the organization’s dental philanthropic and charitable activities.” “It’s an exciting time for all of us – HDA has been giving back to the community f or a very long time, and launching the foundation this year gives us a better, wider avenue for HDA’s charitable… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Accuracy of digital implant impressions with intraoral scanners. A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS:According to the results of this systematic review and based on mainly in vitro studies, digital implant impressions offer a valid alternative to conventional impressions for single- and multi-unit implant-supported restorations. Further in vivo studies are needed to substantiate the use of currently available IOS, identify factors potentially affecting accuracy and define clinical indications for specific type of IOS. Data on Data on accuracy OF digital records, as well as accuracy of printed or milled models for implant-supported restorations, are of high relevance and are still lacking. Conflict-of-interest ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Heat-tempered magnesium alloy a strong choice for implants
(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) In a study published in the Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, NYU School of Medicine, and NYU Dentistry found, through in vivo testing, that T-5 heat treatment of magnesium alloy confers titanium-like strength and resistance to degradation and resporption. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Microneedles can increase the effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in dentistry
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Method aims at ensuring anesthesic substances a deeper penetration inside the mucosa; in tests, patients showed greater tolerance to pain derived from injected anesthesia. Its development was only made possible through S ã o Paulo Research Foundation international seed funding program, which brought together researchers from Brazil and Texas who recently presented their Project in a symposium that took place in USA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Misfit of implant prostheses and its impact on clinical outcomes. Definition, assessment and a systematic review of the literature.
Eur J Oral Implantol. 2017;10 Suppl 1:121-138.AbstractBACKGROUND AND AIM:Compromised fit between the contact surfaces of screw-retained implant-supported fixed dentures (IFDs) is thought to create uncontrolled strains in the prosthetic components and peri-implant tissues, thus evoking biological and technical complications such as bone loss, screw loosening, component fractures and, at worst, loss of implants or prostheses. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the impact of marginal misfit on the clinical outcomes of IFDs, and to elucidate definition and assessment methods for passive fit.MATERIALS AND METHODS...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Half of dentists plan to quit the NHS within five years
Dental services face a crisis as half of dentists plan to leave the NHS in five years, amid reports of salary reductions despite an average £100,000 earning among dentists in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news