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Black pepper could help fight obesity: Research shows it lowers body fat and blood sugar
(Natural News) A new study revealed that black pepper could help fight against obesity by reducing body fat and blood sugar levels. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from Sri Venkateswara University in India. For the study, the research team experimented on obese rats who were administered with a high-fat diet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pomegranate extract found to help mitigate the effects of a high fat diet; when combined with inulin, it also lowers cholesterol
(Natural News) Sometimes the sum is greater than its parts, and scientists have found this to be the case when it comes to the cholesterol-lowering effects of pomegranate and inulin. Both have been found to lower cholesterol individually, but when taken together, they become a force to be reckoned with. Researchers already knew from animal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-lasting adaptations of the innate immune system through the bone marrow
(Radboud University Nijmegen) The immune system not only detects and destroys pathogens such as microbes but also plays a role in the onset of diseases such as arteriosclerosis. Scientists from Radboud university medical center, Bonn, Dresden and Pennsylvania, studied a new mechanism that regulates the immune system's functioning. They discovered that cholesterol inhibitors may prevent infections, that a high-fat Western diet can have a long-lasting effect on our immunity and that even our stem cells can be disrupted. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term
(University of Bonn) The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a study led by the University of Bonn. Unhealthy food seems to make the body's defenses more aggressive in the long term. Even long after switching to a healthy diet, inflammation towards innate immune stimulation is more pronounced. These changes may be involved in the development of arteriosclerosis and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New drug could 'shrink' harmful fat cells
Researchers reveal how blocking an enzyme called NNMT 'shrunk' harmful white fat cells and led to weight loss in mice fed a high-fat diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Keto Diet Last, DASH First In New Diet Rankings
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If you’re a fan of the “fat-burning” keto diet, you’ll be fired up about its ranking in the 2018 list of best diets from US News and World Report: It’s tied for last, along with the relatively unknown Dukan diet. Both stress eating a ton of protein and minimal carbs, putting the dieter into “ketosis,” when the body breaks down both ingested and stored body fat into ketones, which it uses as energy. People on such diets often deal with fatigue and light-headedness as they adjust to a lack of carbohydrates. Though the experts on the US News and Wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Weight Loss Source Type: news

Blood flow –sensing protein protects against atherosclerosis in mice
FINDINGSUCLA scientists have found that a protein known as NOTCH1 helps ward off inflammation in the walls of blood vessels, preventing atherosclerosis — the narrowing and hardening of arteries that can cause heart attacks and strokes.The new finding, from research conducted on mice, also explains why areas of smooth, fast blood flow are less prone to inflammation: levels of NOTCH1 are higher in these vessels.BACKGROUNDNOTCH1 was already known to be a key player in the development of blood vessels in embryos, but researchers weren ’t sure whether it was also critical to adults’ health. In a 2015 study, Lu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Moderate Exercise Can Make Fat Cells Healthier
BOSTON (CBS) – Imagine being able to eat all the fatty foods you want without gaining weight. Researchers say that could one day be possible. There is a pathway of proteins in the body that can inhibit the formation of fat cells, and researchers genetically modified mice to activate these proteins in response to fatty foods. The scientists found that after eating a high-fat diet for 8 weeks, the genetically altered mice gained no more weight than regular mice who were eating a standard diet. Not only that, the altered mice were leaner, had lower blood glucose and were more sensitive to insulin. These were experiments...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A high-fat diet without the weight gain? Study says it's possible
Researchers have discovered that activating the Hedgehog signaling pathway in mice fed a high-fat diet prevented them from gaining weight. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Obesity prevented in mice fed high-fat diet
(Washington University School of Medicine) Washington University researchers activated the Hedgehog protein pathway in the fat cells of mice. After eight weeks of eating a high-fat diet, mice that had been engineered with genes to activate the pathway didn't gain weight, but control animals whose Hedgehog pathways were not activated became obese. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Good News for Ketogenic Diet in Epilepsy More Good News for Ketogenic Diet in Epilepsy
A very-high-fat diet not only curbs seizures but also improves quality of life and other outcomes, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Normalize blood sugar with stem cell boosters
All the patients that I see in my clinic are special… But sometimes there’s a patient who really leaves a mark on you. I recently had a patient like that. He was living 3,000 miles away in Ireland and had seen one of my daily e-newsletters. Right after reading it, he made an appointment, booked a flight and came to my clinic in South Florida. I’ll call him K.O. About 10 years ago, K.O. was diagnosed with dangerously high blood sugar, type 2 diabetes and out-of-control blood pressure. He was 50 years old and taking 10 prescriptions a day. His kidneys were failing him and he was on the short list for a kid...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition blood sugar carbs diabetes energy stem cells Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

Two sides of the same coin: High fat diets cause anxiety and stress causes digestion problems
(Natural News) A new study from Brigham Young University (BYU) reveals that digestive microorganisms change behavior when the host is under stress. BYU professor of microbiology and molecular biology Laura Bridgewater used male and female mice for the study experiment. She found that when the female mice were exposed to mild stress, their gut microbiota... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yerba mate's beneficial effects on cellular energy and lipid metabolism linked to weight
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have shown that use of the dietary supplement yerba mate over an extended period had significant effects on body weight and weight gain and was associated with lower levels of blood lipids and insulin in obese mice fed a high-fat diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How a high-fat diet helped curb a Laval child's daily seizures
When she was just two years old, Tiana Raposo from Laval started having up to 500 seizures every single day, and nothing seemed to help keep the attacks under control. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Low-Fat Diet May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk for Overweight Older Women
THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 -- A low-fat diet may lower older women's risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. The study included more than 46,000 overweight and obese women between the ages of 50 and 79 who ate high-fat diets when they joined a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Can Ketones Rev Up Our Workouts?
Ketone supplements designed to mimic the effects of a high-fat, low-carb diet have become popular among athletes. One catch: They often cause nausea. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Bicycles and Bicycling Diet and Nutrition Carbohydrates Muscles Oils and Fats Digestive Tract Source Type: news

How a binge eater lost 100 pounds by ditching carbs
A woman suffering from a binge eating disorder credits the low carb, high fat ketogenic diet with helping her recover. She's also lost 100 pounds in just over two years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A high-fat diet encourages the growth of fungi in the gut, which makes for an unhealthy microbiota and contributes to obesity, study finds
(Natural News) A study finds that eating a diet high in fat not only gives you extra calories, but also changes the growth of fungi in the gut, which makes for an unhealthy microbiota and contributes to weight gain or obesity, as reported by the Science Daily. Researchers from the University of Minnesota conducted the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Stress Bad For Gut, Walking Can Help You Live Longer
BOSTON (CBS) – There’s growing evidence that your gut health is closely tied to your overall health. In fact, bacteria and other organisms that live in your gut may affect your weight, your immune system, even your risk of disease. Now a new study finds that stress can be as bad for your gut as junk food. Researchers found that mice who were exposed to stress had gut bacteria that resembled those of mice fed a high-fat diet, but only in female mice. We all get stressed from time to time, some more than others, and this is more evidence that stress doesn’t just affect our psychological health, but that it ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Walking Source Type: news

Cholesterol Vaccine?
I saw this headline not long ago and it made my jaw drop. “Daily statin use to lower cholesterol may soon be a thing of the past.” I thought maybe — finally — the war on cholesterol was coming to an end. It wasn’t. Instead, it turns out Big Pharma is doubling down on cholesterol drugs. They’ve found a new multi-billion dollar scam. Let me explain… Statins have been blockbusters for the drug companies. Worldwide sales hit $34 billion in one year. But most of these drugs have come to the end of their patents. Profits are starting to dip. Big Pharma needs another patent to replace...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Maternal diet may program child for disease risk, but better nutrition later can change that
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Research has shown that a mother's diet during pregnancy, particularly one that is high-fat, may program her baby for future risk of certain diseases such as diabetes. A new study from nutrition researchers at the University of Illinois shows that switching the offspring to a new diet -- a low-fat diet, in this case -- can reverse that programming. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stress may harm gut health as much as junk food
Researchers suggest that the effect of stress on gut microbiota is comparable with that seen with a high-fat diet, but this may only apply to women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Stress is as bad as a high-fat diet for women
Researchers from Brigham Young University found only female mice's guts are affected by stress, which is concerning considering women are more at-risk of depression and anxiety, which is linked to stress. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gut fungi may hold key to metabolic health
Scientists find that feeding mice a high-fat diet changes the structure of fungi in the gut, suggesting that fungi may play a key role in obesity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

High-Fat Diets Can Endanger Young MS Patients
These regimens raised the risk for disease relapse, study found (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Fat Diets Could Pose Danger to Young MS Patients
These regimens raised the risk for disease relapse, study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Multiple Sclerosis, Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Fat Diets Could Pose Danger to Young MS Patients
TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 -- A fatty diet may up the risk of relapse in children with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study. But eating a diet rich in vegetables could cut relapse risk in half, the researchers found. The findings may provide... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High Fat Intake Linked to Risk for MS Relapse in Kids (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD High fat intake is associated with increased risk for multiple sclerosis relapse in children, while high vegetable intake might be … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Black tea may help with weight loss, too
UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut. In a study of mice, the scientists showed that black tea alters energy metabolism in the liver by changing gut metabolites.The research is published in the European Journal of Nutrition.The study found that both black and green tea changed the ratio of intestinal bacteria in the animals: The percentage of bacteria associated with obesity decreased, while bacteria associated with lean body mass increased.Previous studies indicated that chemicals in green tea called polypheno...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

TALK-1 channels control {beta} cell endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ homeostasis
Ca2+ handling by the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) serves critical roles in controlling pancreatic β cell function and becomes perturbed during the pathogenesis of diabetes. ER Ca2+ homeostasis is determined by ion movements across the ER membrane, including K+ flux through K+ channels. We demonstrated that K+ flux through ER-localized TALK-1 channels facilitated Ca2+ release from the ER in mouse and human β cells. We found that β cells from mice lacking TALK-1 exhibited reduced basal cytosolic Ca2+ and increased ER Ca2+ concentrations, suggesting reduced ER Ca2+ leak. These changes in Ca2+ homeostasis were pre...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Vierra, N. C., Dadi, P. K., Milian, S. C., Dickerson, M. T., Jordan, K. L., Gilon, P., Jacobson, D. A. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Want to live longer and be stronger? Choose fat over carbs
(Natural News) An animal study published in Cell Metabolism revealed that following a high-fat diet or ketogenic diet may help promote longevity and improve physical strength. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the University of California Davis examined mice that were split into three groups. One group received a regular rodent high-carb... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet to help you live longer - high fat diet food could boost memory and life expectancy
LIFE expectancy could be boosted by eating a diet high in fat - said to increase physical strength and longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New insight into how excess belly fat may increase cancer risk
Conclusion This animal and laboratory study investigated the possible cellular relationship between excess body fat – specifically fat around the body organs – and cancer risk. It seems one key mechanism by which excess visceral fat could stimulate healthy cells to develop into cancerous ones could be through FGF2 levels. The researchers hope their study could pave the way for possible cancer prevention strategies by stopping FGF2 production in obese people with excess belly fat. They even go as far as suggesting that blocking FGF2 receptors could be one part of a treatment approach after a diagnosis of breas...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

HealthWatch: A New Gene Therapy For Leukemia; A Study On Carbohydrates
This study does not mean you can now eat a ton of butter and steak without worry, but you probably don’t need to feel guilty about eating some fat. In terms of carbohydrates, the study did not distinguish between refined carbs and complex carbs, so further study is needed. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Cancer Research Dr. Mallika Marshall Leukemia Source Type: news

Results of global fats and carbs study not very relevant for UK
Conclusion The results of the study have been presented in the media as if they overturn all current dietary guidelines. In the UK at least, that is completely misleading. The study results support the UK guidelines, having found that people who get around 50% of their calories from carbohydrates and 35% from fat, as recommended by Public Health England, were likely to live the longest. There are some limitations to the study, not least that observational studies cannot prove cause and effect. For example, the very low fat and high carbohydrate levels of diets found among some participants in the study might simply repres...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

High fat diet linked to lower risk of death than diet high in carbs
Current global dietary guidelines need to change emphasis, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica High-quality carbs and unsaturated fats lower heart risks Low-carb diets appear to be safe for short-term use Fibre-rich diet linked to lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritis Diet, lifestyle and cardiovascular disease Plant-based diet not always best for heart health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A high-fat diet can help you live longer - but carbohydrates linked to higher death risk
FOODS such as meat and cheese are good for you compared to carbohydrates, says a study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PURE Shakes Up Nutritional Field: Finds High Fat Intake Beneficial PURE Shakes Up Nutritional Field: Finds High Fat Intake Beneficial
The new study of dietary habits in 135,000 people around the world found that high fat intake, including saturated fat, was associated with a reduced risk of mortalityMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Replacing High Fat with High Carbs Seems a Bad Tradeoff (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD People with the highest carbohydrate intake fared worse in terms of mortality than those with high fat intakes, according to a Lancet … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Enzyme produced in the liver promotes obesity, fatty liver disease and insulin resistance
In mice given a high fat diet, an increased production of the enzyme DPP4 by the liver promotes an increase in body fat, the development of fatty liver disease and insulin resistance. According to the study, published in Molecular Metabolism, DPP4 production is therefore a cause rather than result of fatty liver and insulin resistance.Science Daily  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Enzyme produced in the liver promotes obesity, fatty liver disease and insulin resistance
(Deutsches Zentrum fuer Diabetesforschung DZD) In mice that are given a high-fat diet, an increased production of the enzyme DPP4* by the liver promotes an increase in body fat, the development of fatty liver disease and insulin resistance. These were the findings of a current study by DZD-researchers in Potsdam and T ü bingen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: Sponge implants may reduce blood sugar and weight gain
Scientists find that implanting a spongy material into fat tissue of type 2 diabetic mice reduces blood glucose and lessens weight gained on high-fat diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

4 Ways to Jazz Up Your Salad
THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 -- Salads are a diet staple for good reason -- they're low calorie and filling. But they can also become boring, and if you need high-fat dressings to jazz them up, you defeat their purpose. Here are four ways to rethink... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Elvis Presley ate his emotions
Research shows some are more susceptible than others to overeating high-fat, high-sugar foods. Colorado State University food scientist Melissa Wdowik explores what drove Elvis's obsession. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Elvis ate his emotions
Research shows some are more susceptible than others to overeating high-fat, high-sugar foods. Colorado State University food scientist Melissa Wdowik explores what drove Elvis's obsession. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reports that antibacterials in pregnancy are 'harmful' unfounded
Conclusion This experimental study in mice demonstrates the ability of TCC, a substance found in some antibacterial soaps, to transfer from mother to baby across the placenta and through breast milk. Moreover, this had signs of developmental effects on new-born mice, reducing brain size. It also increased body weight, which was associated with poorer fat metabolism in the female mice. This research adds to the body of research suggesting that triclocarban, like the antiseptic triclosan, has potentially harmful effects and should not be used in consumer products. However, the study was carried out on mice and they are ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

TRIF-dependent Toll-like receptor signaling suppresses Scd1 transcription in hepatocytes and prevents diet-induced hepatic steatosis
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) includes a spectrum of diseases that ranges in severity from hepatic steatosis to steatohepatitis, the latter of which is a major predisposing factor for liver cirrhosis and cancer. Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling, which is critical for innate immunity, is generally believed to aggravate disease progression by inducing inflammation. Unexpectedly, we found that deficiency in TIR domain–containing adaptor-inducing interferon-β (TRIF), a cytosolic adaptor that transduces some TLR signals, worsened hepatic steatosis induced by a high-fat diet (HFD) and that such exacerbati...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Chen, J., Li, J., Yiu, J. H. C., Lam, J. K. W., Wong, C.-M., Dorweiler, B., Xu, A., Woo, C. W. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

High-fat Diet Linked to Lung Cancer Risk High-fat Diet Linked to Lung Cancer Risk
People who eat a lot of saturated fat are more likely to develop lung cancer than individuals on low-fat diets, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news