Imaging Detects Preoperative Cardiac Changes in Children With OSA Imaging Detects Preoperative Cardiac Changes in Children With OSA
Cardiac imaging measures were similar between pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea and controls after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures, despite preop differences.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Heavy Snoring in Early Pregnancy Linked to Insulin Resistance Heavy Snoring in Early Pregnancy Linked to Insulin Resistance
A new study suggests severe maternal sleep-disordered breathing increases insulin resistance, which may take place as early as the first trimester of pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Oral appliance-generated malocclusion traits during the long-term management of obstructive sleep apnea in adults
Conclusions: Based on a very low evidence level, inevitable anterior teeth positional changes seem to be a common long-term adverse effect of OAs. The magnitude of those changes could be considered clinically irrelevant for most pretreatment occlusions, but in occlusions with limited OJ and OB, it may be worth clinical consideration.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Characteristics of Pulmonary Hypertension With Sleep Apnea Characteristics of Pulmonary Hypertension With Sleep Apnea
How common is obstructive sleep apnea in patients with pulmonary hypertension? What are the clinical characteristics of these patients?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

CPAP May Not Be Effective in Very Old Patients With OSA CPAP May Not Be Effective in Very Old Patients With OSA
Continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) may not be effective in very old patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, according to an exploratory analysis of data from clinical trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Effect of obstructive sleep apnea on the risk of injuries-a nationwide population-based cohort study - Cheng AC, Wu GJ, Chung CH, Wu KH, Sun CA, Wang ID, Chien WC.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been reported to increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents. However, only few studies have investigated the effects of OSA on overall risk injury. The aim of study is to investigate whether OSA increases the risk of ove... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Upper airway stimulation therapy restores couple's restful nights
Many mornings, Jerry Wojtkiewicz woke up more tired than when he went to bed. So did his wife, Sally Wojtkiewicz. Jerry was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea in 2016, but he had never adjusted to his continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, getting tangled in the hose and constantly fighting with the mask. "I don't know what was worse ― Jerry's snoring or the noise of the machine," Sally says. Then in 2019, Jerry, 77,… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 26, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea and risk of suicide and self-harm: a Danish nationwide cohort study - Udholm N, Fuglsang M, Lundbye-Christensen S, Bille J, Udholm S.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: In this nationwide study, we used the unique Danish registries to estimate the risk of suicide and deliberate self-harm in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: We identified all Danish citizens receiving a diagnos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Roundup: HelloLyf patient management software comes to India, ShutEye's latest update features snoring detection, and more briefs
Also, AXA Hong Kong is offering limited time free trial of Mind Healer online mental health consultation on its mobile app. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Give the gift of good health this Christmas: The festive presents that show you care
These earbuds deliver sounds to help induce sleep while also blocking out intrusive noises such as a snoring partner or the road outside that may disturb you during the night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Common sleep disorder that increases your risk – how you snore could be a sign
IT IS common for sleep habits to change as you advance in age, but certain sleep habits in earlier life could increase your risk of developing Alzheimer's in later life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OSA Linked to White Matter Hyperintensities OSA Linked to White Matter Hyperintensities
Individuals diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea have higher volumes of white matter hyperintensities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Is There a Permanent Way to Stop Snoring
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High Triglycerides in Normal-Weight Men With Sleep Apnea High Triglycerides in Normal-Weight Men With Sleep Apnea
Healthy weight individuals with obstructive sleep apnea may require clinical attention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Slumber disruptions caused by obstructive sleep apnea can take a toll on health
For most people, getting a full night of deep, restful sleep can be difficult every once in a while. For many others, it’s downright impossible every night. That’s because of obstructive sleep apnea, the temporary but repeated stoppage of breathing during sleep. During the night, symptoms typically include heavy snoring and gasping for air while during the day drowsiness, fatigue and difficu lties with concentration and memory. Left untreated, the condition can lead to some critical health issues. Unfortunately,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: news

Sleep positions: The best and worst sleep positions for snoring, back pain and headaches
SLEEP is vital not only for boosting energy levels but also for our overall health. According to experts, there are some positions that could be particularly beneficial to health, and others that could increase your risk of ailments. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The plaster that can spot if you're a snorer
A chin plaster that monitors facial movements during sleep has been developed to detect sleep apnoea - a snoring condition that raises the risk of heart disease and stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These high-tech head rests promise to help your condition. So what do our experts say? 
Pillows with health benefits? Whether they claim to ease tinnitus or stop you from snoring, Adrian Monti asked experts to look at a selection. We then rated them.  (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More white-matter hyperintensity equals greater parkinsonism risk
Higher white-matter hyperintensity visible on MRI scans in older adults is associate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI links obstructive sleep apnea and dementia AI can differentiate parkinsonism on DWI-MRI MRI measurements can change Parkinson's diagnosis SNMMI: Cerebrovascular risk tied to Alzheimer's disease JAMA: No link between gadolinium and parkinsonism (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Characteristics of the Most Common Skeletal Dysplasia?
Patient Presentation A 4-year-old female came to clinic for her health maintenance examination. She had achrondroplasia and a history of otitis media but was otherwise well. She was doing well in preschool and there were no specific questions or concerns. The family history showed that her achondroplasia was from a new genetic mutation. The pertinent physical exam showed a smiling female who was
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 1, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Risk factors for sleepiness at the wheel and sleep-related car accidents among patients with obstructive sleep apnea: data from the French Pays de la Loire Sleep Cohort - Sabil AK, Bignard R, Gerv ès-Pinquié C, Philip P, Le Vaillant M, Trzepizur W, Meslier N, Gagnadoux F.
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine the risk factors of sleepiness at the wheel among patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and to determine factors that were independently associated with reported sleep-related near-miss accidents or car accidents. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Vivos Therapeutics and Candid Announce Strategic Collaboration to Deliver A Comprehensive Sleep Apnea and Orthodontic Treatment Solution
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. ( " Vivos " or " the Company " ) (NASDAQ: VVOS), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative diagnostic and treatment modalities for patients suffering from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring, and Candid Care Co. ( " Candid " ), a digital platform for oral healthcare, today announced a new collaboration that will seek to provide patients with a comprehensive, whole-mouth solution to diagnose and treat OSA in adult patients and provide ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Linked to Lower Stroke Mortality After Thrombectomy Sleep Apnea Linked to Lower Stroke Mortality After Thrombectomy
Obstructive sleep apnea is paradoxically associated with lower risk for mortality and in-hospital complications after thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

How to stop snoring at night - Does mouth taping ACTUALLY work for snoring?
SNORING can be more destructive than you'd think, affecting 30 million people in the UK - including the people they share a bed with. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a single-center retrospective study - Santilli M, Manciocchi E, D'Addazio G, Di Maria E, D'Attilio M, Femminella B, Sinjari B.
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a sleep breathing disorder that often remains undiagnosed and untreated. OSAS prevalence is increasing exponentially. Starting on the dentist's role as an epidemiological and diagnostic "sentinel", the purpose of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Tonsil Size and Mallampati Score as Clinical Predictive Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity in Children
 J Contemp Dent Pract. 2021 Jul 1;22(7):850-853.AbstractAim and objective: The aim of this study was to determine the clinical utility of body mass index (BMI), tonsil size, and Mallampati scoring in predicting both the presence of and severity of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).Materials and methods: This prospective cross-sectional study comprised 78 growing children in the age range of 11-14 years with polysomnography (PSG)-proven OSA and 86 non-OSA corresponding controls. BMI, tonsil size (Friedman grading scale), and Mallampati score were determined for both groups, and related differences ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evidence may be lacking for automated MRI analysis in dementia
There's currently a "significant evidence gap" for the use of many availabl...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI links obstructive sleep apnea and dementia MRI shows link between white-matter hyperintensities and brain health Tau PET bests amyloid PET, MRI in Alzheimer's prognostic study MRI study looks for signs of Alzheimer's disease MRI links air pollution to dementia risk in women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI links obstructive sleep apnea and dementia
Brain MRI findings suggest treating people with obstructive sleep apnea coul...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Brain MRI shows link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline MRI shows link between white-matter hyperintensities and brain health PET/MRI study looks at head injuries and Alzheimer's disease MRI shows slimmer tongue reduces sleep apnea MRI shows less gray matter in kids with sleep apnea (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cryosa raises $21.5M to further development of sleep-apnea treatment
Cryosa, a medical device startup developing therapies for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), announced Thursday it raised $21.5 million in a Series B funding found. The Arden Hills-based company is working on a minimally invasive therapy for OSA that doesn't require daily patient compliance. The round was led by Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Solas BioVentures, with additional funding from Santé Ventures and Tokyo-based HOYA Corp. Cryosa said it will use the funding to continue its human clinical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea screening, diagnosis, and treatment in the transportation industry - Das AM, Chang JL, Berneking M, Hartenbaum NP, Rosekind M, Gurubhagavatula I.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common, identifiable, and treatable disorder with serious health, safety, and financial implications - including sleepiness-related crashes and incidents - in workers who perform safety-sensitive functions in the transpor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Enhancing public health and safety by diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea in the transportation industry: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement - Das AM, Chang JL, Berneking M, Hartenbaum NP, Rosekind M, Ramar K, Malhotra RK, Carden KA, Martin JL, Abbasi-Feinberg F, Aurora RN, Kapur VK, Olson EJ, Rosen CL, Rowley JA, Shelgikar AV, Trotti LM, Gurubhagavatula I.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may lead to serious health, safety, and financial implications - including sleepiness-related crashes and incidents - in workers who perform safety-sensitive functions in the transportation industry. Evidence and expert consen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Instruments for screening obstructive sleep apnea in drivers of commercial vehicles: a systematic literature review - Lelitasari, Kurniawidjaja LM, Modjo R.
BACKGROUND: Undiagnosed Obstructive sleep apnea in commercial vehicle drivers has the potential to causetraffic accidents. Polysomnography is the gold standard for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea, but it isexpensive, impractical, and not available in pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Akili releases ADHD video game therapy on Android and more digital health briefs
Also: Fitbit may be able to tell you how much you snore, and  psychedelic-focused startup Mind Cure Health joins the DTx Alliance.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The impact of aging on driving performance in patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnea - Cori JM, Gordon C, Jackson ML, Collins A, Philip R, Stevens D, Naqvi A, Hosking R, Anderson C, Barnes M, Howard ME, Vakulin A.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of age on sleepiness-related driving performance in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). DESIGN: Extended wakefulness protocol comparing simulated driving performance in younger and older individuals... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

AHA Targets Rising Prevalence of Sleep Apnea in Children AHA Targets Rising Prevalence of Sleep Apnea in Children
Obstructive sleep apnea is becoming more common in children and adolescents as the prevalence of obesity increases, but it may also be a preventable risk factor for cardiovascular disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA Statement Addresses Impact of Childhood OSA on Heart Health
THURSDAY, Aug. 19, 2021 -- The impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on cardiovascular health in children and adolescents is addressed in a scientific statement published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Carissa M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk of work-related injury in workers with obstructive sleep apnea: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Chou KT, Tsai YL, Yeh WY, Chen YM, Huang N, Cheng HM.
The objective of this study is to elucidate the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the risk of work-related injuries (WRIs), synthesize the latest clinical evidence and conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis adhering to Preferred... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Galaxy Watch 4: 48 hours with Samsung's new smartwatch
Wear OS, body analysis, snore tracking, Bixby, rotating bezels and lots of nice watch faces -- here are some observations on living with... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Sleep Dentistry?
Doctors, sleep specialists, and dentists are increasingly working together to ease sleep apnea and snoring symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Sudden Death
MONDAY, Aug. 9, 2021 -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for all-cause mortality and cardiac mortality, according to a review recently published in BMJ Open Respiratory Research. Emily S. Heilbrunn, from Penn State Health in Hershey,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea and risk of motor vehicle accident - Pocobelli G, Akosile MA, Hansen RN, Eavey J, Wellman RD, Johnson RL, Carls G, Bron M, Dublin S.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and risk of motor vehicle accident (MVA). METHODS: We conducted a cohort study at Kaiser Permanente Washington using electronic health plan data and linked Washington Stat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Diagnostic accuracy of the Berlin questionnaire and the NoSAS score in detecting risk for obstructive sleep apnea in rotating shift workers - de Menezes J únior LAA, Fajardo VC, do Nascimento Neto RM, de Freitas SN, de Oliveira FLP, Pimenta FAP, Machado-Coelho GLL, Meireles AL.
BACKGROUND: Data on the validity of tools for sleep apnea risk detection in rotating shift workers are limited. The aim was to evaluate the Berlin questionnaire (BQ) and the Neck, Obesity, Snoring, Age, Sex (NoSAS) score for the detection of obstructive sl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

More Activity, Less Sitting May Cut Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Prospective cohort study shows more hours of physical activity, fewer hours sitting at work/away from home may lower risk for OSA (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 2, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

More Activity, Less Sitting May Cut Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 -- The incidence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is negatively associated with physical activity and positively associated with sedentary hours, according to a study published online July 21 in the European Respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sleepiness behind the wheel and the implementation of European driving regulations - Mcnicholas WT.
Sleep disturbance and sleepiness are established risk factors for driving accidents and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most prevalent medical disorder associated with excessive daytime sleepiness. Because effective treatment of OSA reduces accident r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Health: People who spend more than four hours a day watching TV are 78% more likely to snore
The health and physical activity levels of some 138,000 people were monitored for 10-18 years by researchers from the Harvard Medical School. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Large-scale study finds greater sedentary hours increases risk of obstructive sleep apnea
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital examined the relationship between active lifestyles and the risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Large-Scale Study Finds Greater Sedentary Hours Increases Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Study finds that maintaining an active lifestyle can reduce the risk of OSA, encourages physicians to recommend exercise-based interventions for those at risk (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 21, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

More exercise and fewer hours watching TV cuts sleep apnoea risk
(European Lung Foundation) Being more physically active and spending fewer hours per day sitting watching TV is linked to a substantially lower risk of developing obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), according to new research published in the European Respiratory Journal. The study of more than 138,000 US men and women is the first to simultaneously evaluate physical activity and sedentary behaviour in relation to OSA risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When is Post-Operative Bleeding Most Likely to Occur after a Tonsillectomy?
Discussion Tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the US with pressure equalizing tubes and circumcisions also being among the top procedures. About 500,000 are performed yearly in the US in children under 15 years. Primary indications are recurrent throat infections (e.g. “
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news