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Could a blood test in middle age predict dementia risk?
Conclusion Inflammation in the body is a response to injury or disease. But if the body is constantly in an inflammatory state, it can harm blood vessels and lead to heart disease. This study suggests high levels of inflammation over the long term might also damage the brain. That's not surprising – what's good for the heart is usually good for the brain, and we already know exercising, avoiding high blood pressure and eating healthily may help protect the brain. Studies like this will help researchers work out more precisely what's happening in the brain when people experience memory loss or dementia. But this study...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Brain scans of toddlers reveal impact of childhood neglect
These scans show the brains of two toddlers who are the same age – yet they look very different. They have been shared by Professor Bruce Perry from Texas Children's Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siemens completes 1st U.S. Vida 3T MRI installation
Siemens Healthineers has completed its first U.S. installation of Magnetom...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Reuters: Siemens Healthineers IPO moves ahead Siemens to install 7-tesla MRI scanner at Mayo Clinic FDA clears 7-tesla MRI scanner from Siemens Siemens to launch RT version of Vida MRI scanner Siemens launches new application for Acuson SC2000 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Accessory branch of inferior alveolar nerve: clinical significance?
The CBCT scan shows a prominent accessory branch emerging from superior cortex of right inferior alveolar canal distal to #45. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Chuck Norris Says MRI Contrast Agent Poisoned Wife
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, action star Chuck Norris alleges his wife was poisoned by a chemical used in MRI imaging scans. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Just Found a Hidden Chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza
(CAIRO) — Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs. In an article published in the journal Nature on Thursday, an international team said the 30-meter (yard) void deep within the pyramid is situated above the structure’s Grand Gallery, and has a similar cross-section. The purpose of the chamber is unclear, and it’s not yet known whether it was built with a function in mind. The scientists made the discovery using cosmic-ray imaging, recordin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian Rohan / AP Tags: Uncategorized Archaeology Egypt onetime Source Type: news

Why Chuck Norris wants to roundhouse kick this S.F. health care giant
Actor and martial arts star Chuck Norris is taking on a legal fight while seeking justice for people, including his wife, who believe they have been poisoned by common MRI scans. A lawsuit, filed Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court by Gena and Chuck Norris, seeks unspecified damages, coverage of past and future medical expenses, which the Norrises say have totaled more than $2 million over the past five years, and compensation for loss of income, including movie role s the 77-year-old Norris… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

AHN begins cardiac MRI program in Wexford
Allegheny Health Network will now make cardiac MRI services available at its Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion. This is the first satellite location for the magnetic resonance imaging program in place at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, according to a news release. Using the technology, 3-D and still images of a patient's heart and circulatory system can be created to help diagnose patients. "Tha nks to a software upgrade on the existing MRI scanner at the Pavilion, we are now able to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Chuck Norris says MRI chemical poisoned his wife
Action star takes on medical device manufacturers in a lawsuit alleging a chemical used in MRI imaging scans poisoned his wife (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unmasking class II membrane fusion
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Biochemistry twis Source Type: news

More than half of adult women in Canada have experienced 'unwanted sexual pressure,' online survey suggests
The online survey on sexual harassment was intentionally conducted in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal with hopes that women would feel more 'empowered to answer these questions honestly,' the chair of a research company says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Chuck Norris claims MRI scan poisoned his wife
Chuck Norris, 77, has filed a lawsuit against a plethora of medical manufacturers on behalf of his wife of 19 years, former model Gena Norris, for producing  gadolinium contrast dye. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electronic health records point to CT scanner as infection source
(Reuters Health) - Researchers used electronic health records to hunt down the source of a potentially deadly hospital-acquired infection at the University of California, San Francisco. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Can brain scans predict suicidal tendencies?
Research shows that scans may be able to identify when people are having suicidal thoughts. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Can brain scans predict suicidal tendencies?
Small but intriguing study suggests certain tests may be able to identify when people are having suicidal thoughts (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Butterfly IQ gets FDA clearance for chip-based, smartphone-connected ultrasound
New York City and Guilford, Connecticut-based Butterfly IQ has received FDA clearance for an iPhone-connected portable ultrasound scanner that uses an easy-to-manufacture semiconductor chip rather than the  piezoelectric crystals used by traditional ultrasounds. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Brain Scans May Identify Potential For Suicide
Brain scans may be able to identify when people are having suicidal thoughts, researchers report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Verasonics buries hatchet with Alpinion
Research ultrasound technology developer Verasonics said it has reached a settlement...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.S. court confirms Verasonics arbitration award Alpinion unveils new ultrasound system Verasonics claims arbitration win against Alpinion Alpinion unveils new ultrasound scanner Alpinion introduces new portable ultrasound scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nutrient drink for Alzheimer's has disappointing result in trial
Conclusion This trial provides valuable evidence about the effects of a nutrient drink, Souvenaid, on memory in individuals with early signs that they may develop Alzheimer's disease. Importantly, the researchers found no significant effect on the main outcome their study looked at (memory). They did find less brain shrinkage and slightly better cognitive scores in the experimental group, but this still didn't lead to any reduction in the number who were diagnosed with dementia by the end of the study. This trial therefore provides no evidence that Souvenaid/Fortasyn Connect can help to prevent or slow Alzheimer's developi...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

Brain Scans May Have Spotted People Thinking About Suicide
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Doctors: When the Doctor ’ s Mother Has Cancer
I braced myself for what would come next: The beginning of every cancer story, when the seemingly innocent cough or dizziness takes a sinister turn. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D. Tags: Lung Cancer Tests (Medical) Brain Cancer Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scans) Leukemia Surgery and Surgeons Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic System Chemotherapy Radiation Source Type: news

New Study Shows Improved Peritoneal Mesothelioma Survival
Patients with malignant peritoneal mesothelioma who completed a novel, two-stage cytoreduction and intraperitoneal chemotherapy regimen had a median overall survival of 6.65 years. Almost 30 percent of those patients had a survival estimate of more than 10 years after the second stage of treatment, according to a study published recently in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. The study involved 113 patients from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Researchers demonstrated the therapeutic advances concerning this once unbeatable cancer. While progress has been slow in improving current pleural me...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 31, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: Columbia University Medical Center Dr. Michael Kluger Dr. Paul Sugarbaker HIPEC for peritoneal mesothelioma New York-Presbyterian Hospital peritoneal mesothelioma treatment Source Type: news

Brain Scans May Have Spotted People Thinking About Suicide
TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 -- Brain scans may be able to identify when people are having suicidal thoughts, researchers report. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults in the United States, but suicidal risk is difficult to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gran's tumour shrinks to eighth of size with cannabis oil
Lin Coxon, 69, from Derby, took the £39 oil claims scans showed her 33mm tumour had shrunk and is now 4mm. Experts from St George's, University of London, are now looking at her case. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI shows football position, career length affect the brain
MRI scans of 61 former college and professional football players have found...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows concussion effects can linger in athletes MRI helps shed light on concussion causes, effects in soccer DTI-MRI charts brain changes in young football players Brain MRI shows lingering effects of concussion DTI-MRI predicts who will recover from concussions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Machine learning pinpoints suicidal individuals on fMRI
Using machine-learning algorithms and functional MRI (fMRI) scans, researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DTI-MRI poses new cause for schizophrenia fMRI sheds light on depression MRI finds mental illness risk genes in infants (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mid Staffs finally abolished after decade of scandal
The hospital trust at the centre of one of the worst care scandals in the NHS’s history will finally be dissolved tomorrow after three years as a shell organisation costing taxpayers £2.5m. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brain scans can spot suicidal thoughts with 91% accuracy
While suicide is the second-leading cause of death among young people in the US, it is notoriously difficult to predict. But this study by Carnegie Mellon has shown it can be spotted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belly Fat Widens Odds of Emergency Surgery Troubles
MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 -- Excess belly fat dramatically increases the risk of complications and death after emergency surgery, a new study finds. The research included more than 600 patients who had emergency surgery and underwent CT scans of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Driving with hemianopia V: do individuals with hemianopia spontaneously adapt their gaze scanning to differing hazard detection demands? - Alberti CF, Goldstein RB, Peli E, Bowers AR.
PURPOSE: We investigated whether people with homonymous hemianopia (HH) were able to spontaneously (without training or instructions) adapt their blind-side scan magnitudes in response to differing scanning requirements for detection of pedestrians in a dr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Woman with nose bleeds in China finds tooth in nose
A patient, known as Xia, thought she had rhinitis. But a scan at a hospital in in Changsha, in south central China, showed a strange circular object lodged in the 57-year-old's nasal cavity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA offers ambulatory stroke care with mobile CT
In a pilot project, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Health has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mobile stroke units, spectral CT take spots on ECRI watch list Mobile stroke unit with CT scanner speeds care in Cleveland CT hits the road in Houston with stroke ambulance project Ambulance with mobile CT cuts stroke treatment times Stroke victims not receiving timely imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Brace yourself: "Dirty cop" Robert Mueller attempting desperate indictment to distract from Uranium One scandal and Hillary Clinton treason
(Natural News) We interrupt our usual editorial coverage to give you a heads up on what’s coming this week from the lying mainstream media, which has proven again and again that it has no morals, no ethics, no dedication to facts and no real journalism whatsoever. Brace yourself for a barrage of fake news from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anatomics ’ custom 3D-printed sternum implant used in US 1st replacement procedure
Anatomics said this month that a custom 3D-printed implant it created was successfully implanted to replace the sternum and partial ribcage of a 20-year old patient who had lost significant bone mass to Chondrosarcoma, touting the procedure as a 1st for the US. The implant was composed of composite titanium and porous polyethylene designed using high-resolution CT scans of the patient’s chest, approved by an operating surgeon. The implant was only the 2nd of its kind to use the company’s PoreStar technology, though Anatomics has been innovating in the field of 3D printing for over 2 decades. Anatomics has been ...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Implants Research & Development Surgical anatomics Source Type: news

A cancer survivor bought 26 tickets to Lady Gaga. After her death, her family is keeping her concert dream alive
After scans showed she had beaten breast cancer at the end of 2016, Melissa Dabas did what anyone with a new lease on life would do: She celebrated. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zebra Medical vision looks to offer AI-assisted imaging scans for $1
Israeli machine-learning radiology firm Zebra Medical Vision said today it plans to launch its AI1 automated imaging analytics tools to healthcare providers for approximately $1 per scan. The company said it has developed a deep learning engine platform that can detect various medical findings from image scans on its own, including the detection of liver, lung, cardiovascular and bone disease. Zebra Medical Vision said it is also planning to introduce new capabilities that would cover breast cancer, lung cancer, brain trauma, hypertension and other clinical areas. “With this new model, we hope to facilitate adop...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Zebra Medical Vision Source Type: news

Zebra offers AI reads of medical images for $1 per scan
Big-data visualization software developer Zebra Medical Vision has launched...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Teleradiology Solutions partners with Zebra Medical Zebra unveils deep learning in Australia, New Zealand Intermountain adopts Zebra Medical machine learning Zebra unveils new software algorithm Zebra Medical, Clalit Health complete bone density algorithm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Align Technology shares soar on solid Q3 beat
Shares in Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN) have risen over 15% today after the orthodontic device maker beat expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter results. The San Jose, Calif.-based company posted profits of $82.6 million, or $1.01 per share, on sales of $385.3 million for the 3 months ended September 30, for bottom-line growth of 60.7% while sales grew 38.3% compared with the same period last year. Earnings per share were well ahead of the 82¢ consensus on Wall Street where analysts were expecting to see sales of $359.8 million for the quarter. “I’m pleased to report another strong quarter ...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental MassDevice Earnings Roundup aligntechnology Source Type: news

Lab notes: strange news from another star as physics melts the internet
First up, this just in: astronomers havedetected a mysterious space rock hurtling past the sun, and believe it could be the first object that can be traced back to another solar system. It ’s not aliens, but it’s pretty exciting. You know what else is exciting?The release of Stephen Hawking ’s 1966 PhD thesis online. People really went wild for it: demand was so huge it crashed Cambridge ’s repository website. Oops. No less exciting is a freshbreakthrough in DNA base editing, or “chemical surgery”, which brings hope of potential treatment for huge number of diseases that arise as a resul...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 27, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From RadiaDyne’s FDA expansion to NuVasive launching its new implants, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA expands indications for RadiaDyne’s OARtrac dose monitor RadiaDyne announced in an Oct. 24 press release that it has received additional FDA clearance for its upcoming OARtrac. The OARtrac allows physicians to routinely monitor brachytherapy radiation dose as well as being able to reuse the OARtrac Plastic Scintillating Detector sensor cable no more than five times on one patient. 2. FDA clears Ortek’s e...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Catheters Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Implants Neurological Research & Development Alcyone Lifesciences Implanet MedTech Nuvasive Ortek Therapeutics radiadyne Tau Consortium Varian Medical Syst Source Type: news

80% of women with high breast cancer risk are not screened
Doctors at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington believe the reason may be they are 'too busy', rather than fearing what an MRI scan might show up. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zebra Takes Healthcare To Next Level With $1 Image Scans
With two billion people expected to join the middle class in the next decade a healthcare crisis is imminent. Only by adopting new technology that can enhance the capabilities of radiologists, can this be mitigated. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Monty Munford, Contributor Source Type: news

Uganda:Wakiso Officials in Shs500m Scandal
[Monitor] Wakiso -Wakiso District top officials have been accused of diverting more than Shs300m meant for refurbishing Mpumudde Health Centre III in Nakawuka Parish, Kajjansi Town Council. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An Entrepreneur Aims To Peer Inside The Body With A Small, Simple, Cheap Device
The entrepreneur who helped ignite a revolution in DNA sequencing is setting his sights on a new disruption: reimagining the ultrasound scans that are a standard way for doctors to take pictures of what is going on inside the human body. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:GE Source Type: news

Biomarkers can reveal traumatic brain injury, even when concussions don ’t show up on CAT scan
FINDINGSUCLA researchers have identified four biomarkers that could help doctors diagnose brain trauma and concussions through a simple blood test. The biomarkers are proteins, from brain cells called astrocytes, which are released instantly into the bloodstream when astrocytes ’ outer membranes rupture from blunt impact or whiplash trauma.BACKGROUNDMild traumatic brain injuries, also called concussions, often go undiagnosed, but they can lead to lasting neurological impairment, especially after repeated occurrences.Currently, doctors use CT scans or a standard scoring system to describe the level of consciousness in...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Reuters: Siemens Healthineers IPO moves ahead
German industrial giant Siemens AG continues to make progress in planning for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens to install 7-tesla MRI scanner at Mayo Clinic FDA clears 7-tesla MRI scanner from Siemens Siemens to launch RT version of Vida MRI scanner Siemens launches new application for Acuson SC2000 Siemens inks research deal with Houston Methodist (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

In Vitro Efficacy of Essential Oil Mouthrinse versus Dentifrices
ConclusionsWithin typical exposure times, the EO-containing mouthrinse can penetrate deep into the accumulating plaque biofilm compared to the chemotherapeutic dentifrice slurries, and may provide an efficacious alternative to triclosan, when used as an adjunct with a mechanical oral care regimen.Clinical SignificanceUsing viability mapping and CLSM, this study demonstrated that EO-containing mouthrinse penetrates and kills microorganisms deeper and more effectively in plaque biofilm in typical exposure times when compared to dentifrice chemotherapeutic agents, providing an efficacious alternative to triclosan or stannous ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Iradimed wins FDA nod for MR-compatible patient monitoring system
iRadimed (NSDQ:IRMD) said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its 3880 MR-compatible patient monitoring system. The 3880 device is designed to allow patients to be transported from critical care units for magnetic resonance imaging scans without interruption to vital signs monitoring. Winter Springs, Fla.-based Iradimed claims it as the smallest and most-portable MRI monitor on the U.S. market. “We are excited to announce receipt of FDA 510(k) clearance and launch our revolutionary MRI-compatible patient vital signs monitoring system to U.S. customers,” president & CEO Roger Susi said i...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Iradimed Corp Source Type: news

Many High-Risk Women Skip MRI Breast Cancer Screenings
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Health Screening, MRI Scans (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NLP Logix, Mayo Clinic partner for AI analysis
Jacksonville-based NLP Logix rolled out its first medical use for artificial intelligence in partnership with Mayo Clinic, deploying the technology on brain MRI scans. The company announced in July that it was partnering with Mayo to develop AI that could confirm stroke diagnoses. The current technology, unveiled Tuesday at the Mayo Clinic Convergence Neuroscience 2017 Conference in Atlanta, can identify white matter hyperintensities (WMI), which is a critical factor to monitor in patients with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Will Robinson Source Type: news