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Cancer warning: Do YOU know these three unlikely risk factors?
CANCER is one of the leading killers in the UK with common causes such as smoking and being overweight. However, there are some more surprising triggers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guns help explain difference in urban and rural suicide rates
(Reuters Health) - Suicides rates may be higher in rural America than in cities at least in part because gun ownership is more common outside of urban areas, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Abbott Hit With $9.9 Million Class-Action Over St Jude Devices Abbott Hit With $9.9 Million Class-Action Over St Jude Devices
The lawsuit alleges St Jude was slow to report a battery-depletion defect in some now-recalled defibrillators, putting third-party payers on the hook for coverage of the defective devices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Soccer star Lauren Holiday celebrate's daughter's birthday
US soccer star Lauren Holiday (right), who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June 2016 when she was five months pregnant, celebrated her daughter (center) turning one on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wes Anderson ’s New ‘Isle of Dogs’ Film Looks Like Nothing We’ve Ever Seen Before
Director Wes Anderson has a reputation for his eccentric yet charming style of filmmaking evidenced by the likes of Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel, but his latest feature, Isle of Dogs, looks unconventional even by his standards. The trailer for Isle of Dogs premiered Thursday, depicting a dystopian future in Japan in which pups are banished to an island made of trash due to their rampant overpopulation and tendency to spread canine flu. The stop-motion animated film will tell the story of a young boy trying to track down his dog Spots on the garbage island with the help of five other exiled hounds. “W...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized movies onetime Source Type: news

Here ’s When Flights to Puerto Rico Will Start Again After Hurricane Maria
All airline service has been put on hold throughout Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island Wednesday. The entire island was left without power, with some areas not expecting to see electricity for months. Airlines are working on determining when they can resume services to and from Puerto Rico. Here is when the airliners are hoping to bring flight service back to the U.S. territory. American Airlines plans to resume service Friday, pending the airport reopening, a spokesperson told TIME. “We continue to reach out to our colleagues in Puerto Rico, which bore the brunt of the storm, but connectivity is...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Source Type: news

The Mexico City Earthquake Is a Warning for Americans
We are only beginning to understand the full damage of the earthquake in Mexico City: at least 230 dead, including at least 21 schoolchildren; nearly 50 buildings flattened; entire communities without power or cell phone coverage. It’s a grim reminder of just how devastating a seismic event can be. But what is particularly chilling is that this quake could have been much worse. Monday’s earthquake was an M 7.1. That M stands for “magnitude,” or the amount of energy released in a quake. Magnitude is measured exponentially: in other words, the 1906 quake that leveled San Francisco, an estimated M 7.8,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kathryn Miles Tags: Uncategorized Disasters Mexico Natural Disasters onetime Source Type: news

BYU Now Sells Caffeinated Soda On Campus and People Are Freaking Out
Brigham Young University has ended a decades-long policy barring caffeinated soft drinks from its campus. To those unfamiliar with the practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that may not seem like a big deal. But to Mormons, students and alumni, the decision is so earth-shattering that some on social media have come to the conclusion that the end of the world must indeed be near. BYU, which is owned by the Church, will now serve sodas on its Provo, Utah, campus as a result of increased demand, perhaps due to clarifications over what drinks can be consumed by members of the Church. The school decided ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized onetime Religion Source Type: news

Taylor Swift Expanded Her Squad to Include This Rat
This article originally appeared on People.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Pasquini / People Tags: Uncategorized celebrity Music Source Type: news

Cans of 'Death Wish' coffee recalled over possible toxin
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Death Wish Coffee Co, a New York coffee maker that sells what it says is the "World's Strongest Coffee," is recalling cans of its Nitro Cold Brew because of the risk that some could contain the deadly toxin botulin. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Black Man Convicted By a Racist Juror Is About to Be Executed
It seems pretty clear that an African American isn’t going to get a fair trial from a juror who calls him a “nigger.” And yet that’s what happened in the case of Keith Tharpe, who Georgia will execute on September 26 for the murder of his sister-in-law, unless the Supreme Court decides otherwise. The fate of Keith Tharpe was entrusted into the hands of a juror who was unconvinced he, as a black person, had a soul. This seems to fall short of the “impartial jury” guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution. In 1998, lawyers seeking to appeal Tharpe’s 1991 conviction inter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shane Claiborne Tags: Uncategorized justice Race Source Type: news

Drug Combo Found Helpful in End-of-Life Delirium (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lorazepam add-on lessened agitation; but were patients overtreated? (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This device aims to tackle ventilator-associated pneumonia
VAP is a lung infection that might happen when people are on mechanical ventilation breathing machines in hospitals. Thus, Coeo Labs began in October 2014. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual touch changes the brain, hormone study says
Studying mice, German researchers found females touched on their genitals had changes their brain and earlier puberty. They warn this shows sexual abuse leaves a lasting mark on the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sales of Essure Contraceptive Halted Outside of US Sales of Essure Contraceptive Halted Outside of US
Bayer, the manufacturer of the permanent birth-control device, said it made the decision for commercial, not safety reasons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s the Story of How David S. Pumpkins Became Your Halloween Hero
David S. Pumpkins is one of the great unsung heroes of our time. Besides becoming a notorious Halloween icon after being brought to life by Tom Hanks on an episode of Saturday Night Live, David S. Pumpkins also became a popular Halloween costume and a hypeman in a memorable SNL rap video starring Kenan Thompson. However, it turns out that Hanks’ beloved turn as the spooky character almost didn’t happen. According to a story told by SNL alum Bobby Moynihan on Late Night With Seth Meyers, who wrote the sketch with Mikey Day, Hanks wasn’t sure if the sketch was going to work and even went so far as to sugges...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized Bobby Moynihan Chris Hemsworth David S. Pumpkins Late Night Television Saturday Night Live SNL Tom Hanks Source Type: news

Better Clinical Care Contributing to Fewer Carotid Surgeries Better Clinical Care Contributing to Fewer Carotid Surgeries
Medicare data show a downward trend in carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in the US, likely due to improvements in prevention and clinical management, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Publication released to help clinicians fight the opioid epidemic
The National Academy of Medicine has released a new publication guide to help healthcare professionals battle the U.S. opioid epidemic. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Undetected fractures linked to back pain in older men
(Reuters Health) - About three in five older men with tiny spinal fractures related to osteoporosis reported new or worsening back pain in a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Good Design Can Help People With Dementia Live Better  Lives
1. Good design can help people with dementia live better lives. This app can help. By the University of Stirling 2. Why is flying so hard on our bodies and brains? By Richard Gray in BBC Future 3. Big ideas are getting harder — and more expensive — to find. By May Wong at Stanford University 4. Pet and pest allergens might actually reduce your baby’s asthma risk. By the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 5. Is climate change making our food less nutritious? By Helena Bottemiller Evich in Politico Magazine The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Was...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Aspen Institute Tags: Uncategorized Asthma climate change Dementia Five Best Ideas Flying Innovation Source Type: news

The Baby of a Mother Who Refused Chemo to Give Birth Has Died
(DETROIT) — The baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forgo chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died, a relative said Thursday. Sonya Nelson said her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Life’s mother, Carrie DeKlyen, died Sept. 9, three days after giving birth to her sixth child. Relatives said Life had been doing better than expected after being born prematurely at 1 pound, 4 ounces (567 grams). Nelson told The Associated Press the baby had good and bad days at the hospital, but “took a turn for the worse” this week. &ld...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeff Karoub / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Michigan onetime Source Type: news

Mother has Lady Gaga's fibromyalgia disorder
Darla Fowler Tarpey, 53, from Massachusetts was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 13 years ago. She suffers from the same disorder Lady Gaga is speaking about in her new Netflix documentary. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primal screams, blood and burns: What it ’ s like to survive a lightning strike
Rain and hail were pelting down, and a thunderclap roared across a lake in central California. From afar, the fiery lightning strike that came with it looked like an explosion, darting down a tree trunk before it hit a father and his two young children who had hunkered down beneath it. “It hit that person. It hit a person,” […]Related:She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it. (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tenth death confirmed after Florida nursing home left without A/C
Ten people have died after a Florida nursing home failed to evacuate its residents, who suffered for days in oppressive heat with no air conditioning after Hurricane Irma, according to the Hollywood Police Department. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Brain fog' in MS patients is reduced by winning money
Monetary rewards stimulate an area of the brain that controls cognitive problems and improves symptoms, a surprising study by US and Dutch researchers has discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.
The headaches began in March. The couple didn’t think much of them — until Carrie DeKlyen began vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in her brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a pathology exam revealed a more grim diagnosis. The 37-year-old mother of five from Wyoming, […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeIvanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it. (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Montana set to take over deadly asbestos cleanup site
State and local officials have begun preparations to take over management of the cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mum's regret after taking epilepsy drug
Three of Julie Marjot's children have been affected by sodium valproate. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen suffers vision loss after parasite found living in his eye
The rare infection led to what may be a permanent loss of vision for the 17-year-old boy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health days aren't helping, psychiatrist claims
Sir Simon Wessely, former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, warned the NHS is unable to cope with patients. Campaigns would only convince more people they are ill, he said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns of death, liver injury risks from Intercept's drug
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned on Thursday that Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug Ocaliva was being incorrectly dosed in some patients with a rare liver disease, increasing the risk of liver injury and death. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stanford researchers halt brain cancer growth with absence of protein
Research at Stanford University suggests the growth of specific brain tumors -- high-grade gliomas -- can be stopped by cutting off access to a signaling molecule. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epilepsy drug's safety reviewed over pregnancy risk
Women whose children have been harmed by sodium valproate will give evidence to a European panel. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

President Trump Just Hit North Korea With New Sanctions
(NEW YORK) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea, while U.S. allies have called for enforcing existing international sanctions as the best way to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program. The sanctions are not expected to further target oil, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters. Tensions have risen over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests, despite intense pressure from world powers. The U.N. Security Council has unanimously imposed nine rounds of sanctions on North Korea since 2006, the latest earlier...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom / Reuters Tags: Uncategorized North Korea north korea sanctions onetime president trump Trump Administration United Nations White House Source Type: news

5 Lottery Winners Who Got in Trouble With the Law
One of New Jersey’s richest Powerball winners was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a child, prosecutors said, landing him on a growing list of lottery winners who have either befallen misfortune or been accused of a crime. Pedro Quezada, 49, won $338 million — one of the state’s biggest Powerball jackpots in history — in 2013. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting a young girl for about three years when the child was between 11 and 14 years old, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said in a statement. The alleged crimes took place before Quezada won the lotter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Crime Lottery onetime Source Type: news

U.S. safety board: Train-crash engineers had sleep disorders
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from undiagnosed sleep disorders, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Game of Thrones ‘ Melisandre Just Shared an Epic Behind-the-Scenes Photo
The Game of Thrones‘ scene in which Melisandre gave birth to a murderous shadow demon is one of the show’s most memorable moments. But for Carice van Houten — who plays the Red Priestess — it seems safe to assume that delivering her first real child was a more momentous occasion. The 41-year-old actor welcomed her son Monte with her husband, Guy Pearce, in August 2016 — just six weeks before she was due back to film the seventh season of Thrones. But as is evidenced by the behind-scenes photo she shared on Twitter Wednesday, van Houten tried to be a good sport about it. “Game of Thrones ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized game of thrones Television TV Source Type: news

Everyone Thought The New Taylor Swift Song Sounded Like I ’m Too Sexy. Right Said Fred Made a Mashup.
This article originally appeared on EW.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nick Maslow / Entertainment Weekly Tags: Uncategorized celebrity Music Source Type: news

Gene editing of human embryos in UK reveals new fertility clue
The DNA of human embryos has been altered and studied for the first time in the UK, offering new insight into the early stages of human development. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apparently Jake Gyllenhaal Really Wants to Be a Dad
It’s a fact well acknowledged that Jake Gyllenhaal does not want to discuss his former flame and maple latte enthusiast Taylor Swift, but you know what topic he will avidly want to discuss? His strong desire to be a father. In an interview with People to promote his new movie Stronger, in which he plays Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman who wrote the memoir of the same name, Gyllenhaal voiced his affinity for fatherhood and a family. “I want to continue becoming more of an adult than I already am,” Gyllenhaal said. “Hopefully with a family of my own.” He also shared that he’s ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Jake Gyllenhaal Newsfeed viral Source Type: news

Leonardo DiCaprio Explains What Happened When He Met Donald Trump
We presented him with a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change, while also simultaneously harnessing the economic potential of green jobs,” DiCaprio recalled, in remarks reported by the Hartford Courant. “We talked about how the United States has the potential to lead the world in clean-energy manufacturing and research and development.” But DiCaprio’s efforts proved in vain: Trump subsequently said the U.S. would pull out of the Paris Agreement and appointed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. “We should not have people in office who do not believe in facts and trut...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized celebrities climate change Donald Trump Environment Leonardo DiCaprio onetime Source Type: news

Tooth decay vaccine could end visits to the dentist
The jab, developed by a team of Chinese scientists, offers a dose of proteins that are effective at removing build-ups of plaque responsible for cavities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has died
Life's Lynn DeKlyen mother, Carrie DeKlyen, died Sept. 9, three days after giving birth to her sixth child (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: No magic pill for alcohol dependence
A new study has found no reliable evidence for using certain medications to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Inventor of Android On the Future of Smartphones and Beyond
When Andy Rubin sold his startup Android to Google in 2005, the tech landscape looked vastly different. Our phones had clunky keypads, barely functional cameras, and mini screens that didn’t support touch input. They also couldn’t run the same apps. It’s hard to remember what that felt like in a world where Android-powered mobile devices are everywhere, each one built on the same software foundation. More than a decade later, Rubin is trying to crack the next big platform war that’s brewing in the consumer tech space. “There were so many frickin’ operating systems for phones,” Rubi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Eadicicco Tags: Uncategorized Android Andy Rubin Artificial Intelligence Essential self-driving cars Smartphones Source Type: news

Premature baby dies 12 days after Michigan mom passes
Life DeKlyen died today at two weeks old from low oxygen levels. She was born premature in hopes to save her and mother-of-six Carrie, 37. The Michigan mother died two weeks ago from a glioblastoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fever in under 5s: assessment and initial management: Clinical guideline [CG160]
This guideline covers the assessment and early management of fever with no obvious cause in children aged under 5. It aims to improve clinical assessment and help healthcare professionals diagnose serious illness among young children who present with fever in primary and secondary care. In August 2017, recommendation 1.2.1.2 was added to cross-refer to the NICE guideline on sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management. Recommendation 1.4.3.3 was also added, to highlight that clinicians should not use a response to antipyretic therapy alone as a means to differentiate between serious and non-serious infection. A foot...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibacterial Agents in Clinical Development: An analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis
This report focuses on the lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. The report found very few potential treatment options for those antibiotic-resistant infections identified by WHO as posing the greatest threat to health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduced rate of intensive care unit acquired gram-negative bacilli after removal of sinks and introduction of'water-free' patient care
This article concluded that removal of sinks from patient rooms and introduction of a method of'water-free'patient care is associated with a significant reduction of patient colonization with gram-negative bacilli, especially in patients with a longer ICU length of stay. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of qSOFA and SIRS for predicting adverse outcomes of patients with suspicion of sepsis outside the intensive care unit
The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) Task Force recently introduced a new clinical score termed quick Sequential (Sepsis-related) Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) for identification of patients at risk of sepsis outside the intensive care unit (ICU). This research article concludes that in patients with suspected infection who eventually required admission to the ICU, qSOFA calculated before their ICU admission had greater accuracy than SIRS for predicting mortality and ICU-free days. However, it may be less clear whether qSOFA is also better than SIRS criteria for predicti...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news