Malawi: Malawi Cannabis Regulatory Body Issues 86 Licences for Industrial Hemp Cultivation
[Nyasa Times] Officials from the Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) say they have issued 86 licenses to 35 companies and cooperatives to venture into cannabis cultivation for industrial hemp production. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Newton welcomes a new kind of hemp business
The company, with less than a year in Kansas, is moving to Newton under an agreement between the company, the city and Harvey County. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Kirk Seminoff Source Type: news

How hemp and CBD can impact animal health
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) Scheduled for May 18-19, the conference will be presented online. More information about scheduled sessions, including speaker biographies and abstracts, is available at vetmed.tennessee.edu/ce/hemp. More than twenty experts from the fields of veterinary medicine, animal feeds, food science, toxicology, clinical nutrition and hemp use are slated to lead sessions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

#1 Hemp Brand in America, Hempvana, Easy & Pain-Free Skin Tag...
Hempvana releases easily usable and painless product to remove skin tags.(PRWeb March 18, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/_1_hemp_brand_in_america_hempvana_easy_pain_free_skin_tag_removal_product/prweb17735362.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Introducing Viapure: America ’s Only CBD Brand Sold Exclusively Through...
Viapure is a new wholesale CBD brand launching a line of wellness products with premium 0.00% THC, broad spectrum hemp extract and a business model...(PRWeb March 10, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/introducing_viapure_americas_only_cbd_brand_sold_exclusively_through_retailers/prweb17751858.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Small Biz Spotlight: District Hemp Botanicals
The cannabidiol store has grown to three locations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Vandana Sinha Source Type: news

Assessing hemp-containing foodstuff
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC orΔ-THC) is a psychoactive cannabinoid that can be found in hemp-containing foods. Above a certain intake, the substance can have undesirable health consequences, such as mood swings and fatigue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This Drug Gets You High, and Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country
A once-ignored derivative of hemp has become a hot seller for people looking for a loophole around marijuana laws. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Hemp Marijuana Drug Abuse and Traffic Law and Legislation Medical Marijuana Hashish Cannabis Foods and Products Farm Bill (US) Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Texas Georgia Source Type: news

What Is Delta-8-THC?: The Hemp Derivative That's a Hot Seller
A once-ignored derivative of hemp has become a hot seller for people looking for a loophole around marijuana laws. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Hemp Marijuana Drug Abuse and Traffic Law and Legislation Medical Marijuana Hashish Cannabis Foods and Products Farm Bill (US) Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Texas Georgia Source Type: news

Congress introduces bill to push FDA to approve CBD use in supplements
(Natural News) Congress has introduced a legislation to compel the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve cannabidiol (CBD) for use in dietary supplements. House Resolution 841, also called the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2021, was introduced by Democratic Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader and Republican Virginia Rep Morgan Griffith,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characterization of a new type of mead fermented with Cannabis sativa L. (hemp) - Romano R, Aiello A, De Luca L, Sica R, Caprio E, Pizzolongo F, Blaiotta G.
Mead, one of the oldest existing drinks, is a fermented product based on honey, water, and the possible addition of spices and selected yeasts. In this work, various parts (inflorescences, leaves, and steams) of Cannabis sativa L. at different concentratio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Shango Joins MGO ’s Elite ‘Cannabis 50’
Prestigious List Honors Companies for “Reshaping and Inspiring the Continued Growth of the Cannabis, Hemp Sectors”(PRWeb February 10, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/shango_joins_mgos_elite_cannabis_50/prweb17717991.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global Industrial Hemp Market 2020-2024: Post-Pandemic Industry Planning Structure of the Industrial Hemp Market
Shape strategic responses through the phases of industry recovery 22nd Century Group Inc., Aurora Cannabis Inc., and Bombay Hemp... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hemp Synergistics doubles footprint with new long-term lease agreement in Leetsdale, announces $2 million seed funding raise
According to Hemp Synergistics, the company's lab space will now reach 52,000 square feet and it will retain the option to grow even further to 100,000 square feet should demand require it. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Nate Doughty Source Type: news

I'm not ill but I can't taste anything: DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
Mrs C. Hemp, 72, from Ruislip, Middlesex, asks Dr Martin Scurr why she has had no sense of taste since December and a coating on her tongue but does not believe she has had covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: New Cannabis Law Opens Doors for Big Business
[The Herald] Recently, the Government gazetted Statutory Instrument 218 of 2020 [CAP. 18:24 Agriculture Marketing Authority (Industrial Hemp) Regulations, 2020 that regularised the growing, processing and supply of industrial hemp (cannabis) by farmers in Zimbabwe for industrial purposes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study
(Natural News) Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113 organic compounds in the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as hemp. Previous studies on CBD have focused on its medicinal uses for pain relief, epileptic seizures, insomnia and Parkinson’s disease. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) found that CBD could also benefit children... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seed Investments for Hemp Farm Over $18M
BioAg Group Inc. of Fayetteville is the managing partner of three LLCs, each having raised or in the process of raising $6.25 million for a California hemp farming operation. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 31, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Breakthrough for law enforcement to rapidly distinguish hemp vs. controlled marijuana
(Purdue University) Hemp Synergistics, LLC, a biotechnology company dedicated to transform the way consumers use hemp-derived cannabinoid-based formulations, has formed a partnership with leading forensic scientists at Purdue University Northwest's newly formed Center for Crime, Forensics, and Security Analysis. After a year of research, development, and testing, the teams have developed a new THC Rapid Field Test Kit that gives law enforcement an easy-to-use tool to distinguish hemp from marijuana in less than five minutes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

👉 The CBD-fueled hemp boom has gone bust via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIST to help labs achieve accurate THC, CBD measurements
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a program to help laboratories accurately measure key chemical compounds in marijuana, hemp and other cannabis products including oils, edibles, tinctures and balms. The program aims to increase accuracy in product labeling and help forensic laboratories distinguish between hemp, which is legal in all states, and marijuana, which is not. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vireo Health sells equity in Pennsylvania Medical Solutions for $37M
Two weeks removed from ousting its Executive Chairman Bruce Linton, Vireo Health International Inc., is  selling its equity in Pennsylvania Medical Solutions. Vireo, the Minneapolis-based commercial cannabis company that owns Minnesota Medical Solutions, announced Monday it reached an agreement with cannabis and hemp company Jushi Inc., a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Jushi Holdings, Inc. The $37 million deal includes $16.3 million in cash and an 18-month option for Jushi to purchase equity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Morrisville firm that bet big on hemp files for bankruptcy; CEO pledges 'stronger' company will emerge
The company had transformed itself from its tobacco roots to focus on hemp products. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

High Grade Hemp Seed Announces International Distribution in Europe
High Grade Hemp Seed, in partnership with Swiss Cannabinoid, now offers full catalog of premiere hemp strains to customers throughout the Europe(PRWeb June 17, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/high_grade_hemp_seed_announces_international_distribution_in_europe/prweb17191181.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Content versus label claims in cannabidiol (CBD)-containing products obtained from commercial outlets in the state of Mississippi - Gurley BJ, Murphy TP, Gul W, Walker LA, Elsohly M.
Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are now available throughout the United States, but their quality is oftentimes questionable. The CBD and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of 25 commercially available hemp oil products, obtained throughout the s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Legal Cannabis hemp oil effectively treats chronic neuropathic pain
(University of New Mexico) Researchers examine the effectiveness of consuming hemp oil extracted from the whole Cannabis plant using a chronic neuropathic pain animal model. Researchers at The University of New Mexico (UNM) showed that legal Cannabis hemp oil reduced mechanical pain sensitivity 10-fold for several hours in mice with chronic post-operative neuropathic pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

He grows hemp. He makes CBD oil. Now he's importing millions of medical masks
The mask and equipment importing has kept Owen Martinetti busy while his other business, CBD processing, is operating with a reduced staff. CBD production has dropped off since New York ordered all nonessential businesses to shut down. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

Native Roots Hemp - 606247 - 04/06/2020
Unapproved Products Related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 7, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Source Type: news

Cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol concentrations in commercially available CBD E-liquids in Switzerland - Grafinger KE, Kr önert S, Broillet A, Weinmann W.
Cannabidiol (CBD) rich hemp and hemp products low in Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (less than 1%) are legally available in Switzerland. Besides herbs for smoking and oils, liquids (e-liquids) for smoking in electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) have r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Labeling of cannabidiod products becoming a public health concern
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The need for accurate and informative labeling of hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products is a critical public health issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EssenceHempoil.com launches products from two top brands
EssenceHempoil.com, the new online hemp oil superstore has now added to their stock products from two industry titans, Hempura and Hemp King.(PRWeb March 22, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/essencehempoil_com_launches_products_from_two_top_brands/prweb16939998.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Don't Believe All the'Science' on CBD Products
MONDAY, March 16, 2020 -- Cannabidiol -- commonly known as CBD -- might not be all it is touted to be, new research suggests. Instead, existing evidence on the potential benefits of the compound found in marijuana and hemp has often been backed by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Woman's Place: Cannabis Industry Promotes Female Ownership
Feminine hands are everywhere in the medical marijuana and hemp industries, up and running in the state for less than a year. Their roles range from co-owning $10 million cultivation centers to staffing dispensary counters as budtenders. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 16, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

100% THC-Free Hemp & CBD Oil Company's 2020 Launch
Stellarbound Launches 0% THC Product Line and Gives a Percentage of Proceeds to Charitable Causes.(PRWeb March 12, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/100_thc_free_hemp_cbd_oil_company_s_2020_launch/prweb16973403.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Root Sciences announces Scitek as distribution representative
Root Sciences and Scitek announce distribution agreement to provide world-class extraction and distillation technologies to the cannabis/hemp industries in Australia and New Zealand(PRWeb February 19, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/root_sciences_announces_scitek_as_distribution_representative/prweb16915449.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical cannabis and cannabis-based medicines: an appeal to doctors, journalists, health insurance companies and politicians for responsible treatment - Hauser W, Hoch E, Petzke F, Thomasius R, Radbruch L, Batra A, Sommer C, Havemann-Reinecke U.
On the basis of the law on "amendment of narcotics law and other regulations" of 06.03.2017, doctors of all disciplines without special qualification can use cannabis flowers (so-called medicinal hemp) and cannabis-based medicines in Prescribe Germany. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Is it hemp or marijuana? New scanner gives instant answer
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) Hemp is technically legal in Texas, but proving that hemp is not marijuana can be a hurdle, requiring testing in a licensed laboratory. Now, a team of Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have created a 'hemp scanner' that could easily fit in a police cruiser and distinguish hemp and marijuana instantly, without damaging any of the product. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hemp 'goes hot' due to genetics, not growing conditions
(Cornell University) As the hemp industry grows, producers face the risk of cultivating a crop that can become unusable -- and illegal -- if it develops too much of the psychoactive chemical THC. Cornell University researchers have determined that a hemp plant's propensity to 'go hot' -- become too high in THC -- is determined by genetics, not as a stress response to growing conditions, contrary to popular belief. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Leading Independent Pharmacy Buying Group Provides Member Access to...
New AAPA CBD AdvantEdge™ program provides members with access to high-quality, hemp-sourced CBD infusions with the industry’s most aggressive discount.(PRWeb January 28, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/leading_independent_pharmacy_buying_group_provides_member_access_to_the_world_s_most_competitive_pharmacist_formulated_cbd_product_line_and_price_structure/prweb16861181.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

My Father ’s Passport
Against the advice of his oncologist, my father was unplugging himself, demanding to be released not only from the hospital, but from life as we know it. It felt like a victory. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Hemp Tags: Hospitals Chemotherapy Death and Dying Families and Family Life Road Trips Source Type: news

HEMP & CBD CONNEX CONFERENCE- Portland, Oregon
GROWING HEMP IS NOT THE “FIELD OF DREAMS” What you need to know before you grow: From seed to harvest to shelf, invest in two days in educating yourself in all aspects of the industry(PRWeb January 18, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/hemp_cbd_connex_conference_portland_oregon/prweb16843226.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry
Hemp was ushered in as a federally legal agricultural crop under the groundbreaking 2018 Farm Bill (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Want to Calm Your Anxious Pet With CBD? Some Products Are All Bark and No Bite: Study
Companies have unleashed hundreds of CBD pet health products accompanied by glowing customer testimonials claiming the cannabis derivative produced calmer, quieter and pain-free dogs and cats. But some of these products are all bark and no bite. “You’d be astounded by the analysis we’ve seen of products on the shelf with virtually no CBD in them,” said Cornell University veterinary researcher Joseph Wakshlag, who studies therapeutic uses for the compound. “Or products with 2 milligrams per milliliter, when an effective concentration would be between 25 and 75 milligrams per milliliter. There a...
Source: TIME: Health - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary Esch / AP Tags: Uncategorized animals onetime Source Type: news

YEAR IN REVIEW: Medical marijuana industry sprouts in Ohio
Ohio patients bought nearly $50 million worth of medical marijuana in the first year of legal sales in the state as a new industry is being built from the ground up. Going into 2020, state regulators are grappling with the shifting nature of the industry as huge publicly traded cannabis companies seek to scoop up Ohio licensees. And recreational sales are set to start in Michigan, testing the resolve of Ohio's lawmakers who have traditionally opposed the idea. The legislature did warm to hemp,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Year in Review: Medical marijuana industry sprouts in Ohio
Ohio patients bought nearly $50 million worth of medical marijuana in the first year of legal sales in the state, as a new industry is being built from the ground up. Going into 2020, state regulators are grappling with the shifting nature of the industry, as huge publicly traded cannabis companies seek to scoop up Ohio licensees. And recreational sales are set to start in Michigan, testing the resolve of Ohio's lawmakers who've traditionally opposed the idea. The legislature did warm to hemp,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Comparing milks: Which is best for you?
(Natural News) In recent years, an increasing number of people have switched from cow’s milk to nondairy, plant-based alternatives, including coconut, rice, almond, hemp, oat, soy, quinoa and spelt milks. The reasons for this switch vary, with everything from ethical concerns to the need to avoid lactose motivating people to make the change. Since these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert Offers Predictions For The Hemp-Derived CBD Market in 2020
A year ago the Farm Bill legalized hemp and CBD, triggering a surge of products in both of these markets. An expert offers his predictions on how the hemp-derived CBD market might fare in 2020. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Iris Dorbian, Contributor Source Type: news

Ten Predictions for the Hemp-Derived CBD Industry in 2020
ValidCare CEO Patrick McCarthy discusses what’s in store for the the hemp-derived product market in 2020 and beyond.(PRWeb December 20, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/ten_predictions_for_the_hemp_derived_cbd_industry_in_2020/prweb16802815.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hemp Starts Here: Colorado Hemp Connection Becomes Alterra Hemp
Colorado Hemp Connection is pleased to announce a rebranding of their innovative business that better reflects their expansion nationwide.(PRWeb December 19, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/hemp_starts_here_colorado_hemp_connection_becomes_alterra_hemp/prweb16799992.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The five key diet trend predictions for 2020
While 2019 was all about kombucha, hemp seeds and 'moon' milk, these are all set to take a back seat in 2020 in favour of plant-based whole foods and stone-ground ancient grains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news