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Boston Scientific launches Alair asthma treatment in India
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) has launched its Alair bronchial thermoplasty therapy in India, according to an India Blooms report. The device won clearance in the country with indications for treating severe, persistent, drug-resistant asthma in adult patients who’s asthma is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long acting beta antagonists. Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific’s Alair bronchial thermoplasty treatment uses a bronchoscope to deliver radiofrequency energy to reduce the amount of excess smooth muscle tissue in the airways. “There are over 18 million estimated a...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 1 and 10 June 2017 the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported 35 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including three fatal cases and one death among previously reported cases (case number 5 in the Disease Outbreak News published on 6 June 2017). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Never Heard Of 'Dry Drowning?' What You Need To Know About The Deadly Condition
The Question: Dry drowning was recently ruled as the suspected cause of death for a 4-year-old boy from Texas. What is this medical condition and what are the signs that someone might be suffering from it? The Answer: We don’t yet know what happened in the tragic case of the child in Texas, but drowning is an issue of heightened concern in the summer.  About 3,500 people die per year in the U.S. due to unintentional drowning. One in five of those deaths is a child under the age of 14. And there’s a large disparity by race: African-American children between the ages of 5-19 are 5.5 times as likely to drown ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lumacaftor, Ivacaftor Linked to Improved Lung Function in CF
Findings in patients aged 6 to 11 years with cystic fibrosis homozygous for F508del - CFTR (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

More Evidence Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics Best for ARTIs More Evidence Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics Best for ARTIs
A large prospective study showed that narrow antibiotics were as effective as broad ones for acute respiratory tract infections in kids; one expert said the data add very strong support for current guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Firm urges shareholders to vote against Mylan board nominees
Shareholder advisory firm ISS issued a report today urging its clients to vote against 10 of Mylan‘s (NSDQ:MYL) board members and executive pay packages, including chief executive Heather Bresch and chairman Robert Coury. The recommendation comes after a group of influential investors, including the New York City and State pension funds, encouraged other shareholders to vote against 6 board members and Coury. ISS echoed the pension funds’ concerns, writing that the board mismanaged the widespread criticism around Mylan’s pricey EpiPen allergy auto-injector. The company is now the subject of numerous ...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Mylan Source Type: news

Review: Depression Screening As Inpatient Important, Feasible
Still, more research needed to determine effect of screening/treatment on patient outcomes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

SLEEP: Helpful Hints From Bed Partner Can Exacerbate Insomnia
Bed partners can unintentionally contribute to the perpetuation of insomnia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Bats Harbor Viruses Linked to Outbreaks in Humans
Two of these are linked to past infections with serious respiratory diseases (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Allergic and asthmatic bronchitis: Causes and treatments
Bronchitis occurs when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed. Learn more about the difference between asthmatic and allergic bronchitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Electromed settles Medicare beef for $1m
Electromed (NSDQ:ELMD) said last week that it settled a beef with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for roughly $1 million. New Prague, Minn.-based Electromed, which makes the SmartVest airway clearance system, said the dispute arose over some 700 Medicare fee-for-service claims it submitted from 2012 through 2015, totaling about $2.9 million. After the government health insurer rejected the claims, Electromed asked for an administrative law judge hearing to reconsider the claims, according to a regulatory filing. The settlement calls for CMS to pony up $1.1 million within 120 days, Electromed said...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Respiratory Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electromed Reimbursement Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lung biopsy procedure: What to expect
What are the different types of lung biopsy and who will need a lung biopsy? Learn about the preparation, risks, recovery, and benefits of a biopsy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Bats Harbor Viruses That Could Cause Outbreaks in Humans
MONDAY, June 12, 2017 -- Bats carry a large diversity of viruses that could potentially cause pandemic outbreaks of serious respiratory diseases in humans, researchers say. Their five-year study covered 20 countries on three continents. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bats are the major reservoir of coronaviruses worldwide
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Results of a five-year study in 20 countries on three continents have found that bats harbor a large diversity of coronaviruses (CoV), the family of viruses that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS). PREDICT is a USAID-funded globally coordinated effort to detect and discover viruses of pandemic potential and reduce risk for future epidemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What are Indications for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)?
DiscussionObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction (obstructive apnea) that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” It is different than primary snoring which is snoring without apnea, sleep arousals, or problems with gas exchange. OSAS symptoms include snoring (often with snorts, gasps or pauses), disturbed sleep (often frequent arousals) and daytime neurobehavioral problems. Sleepiness during the day can occur but is less common in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Gelsemium elegans poisoning: a case with 8  months of follow-up and review of the literature - Zhou Z, Wu L, Zhong Y, Fang X, Liu Y, Chen H, Zhang W.
BACKGROUND: Gelsemium elegans (G. elegans) is a toxic plant indigenous to Southeast Asia. It is highly poisonous due to its strong respiratory depressive effect. However, G. elegans poisoning cases have not been summarized comprehensively and are rarely re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Seawater-drowning-induced acute lung injury: from molecular mechanisms to potential treatments - Jin F, Li C.
Drowning is a crucial public safety problem and is the third leading cause of accidental fatality, claiming ~372,000 lives annually, worldwide. In near-drowning patients, acute lung injury (ALI) or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is one of the m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Exercising with bronchitis: Is it safe?
In this article, learn about exercise and lung health. What are the considerations and precautions for exercising with acute and chronic bronchitis? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Fentanyl: A Briefing Guide for First Responders
U.S. Department of Justice. 06/2017 This 20-page document discusses the significant threat to law enforcement personnel and other first responders who may come in contact with fentanyl and other fentanyl ‐related substances through routine law enforcement, emergency, or life‐saving activities. Since fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin or eyes, any substance suspected to contain fentanyl should be treated with extreme caution as exposur e to a small amount can lead to significant health‐related complications, respiratory depression, or death. (Video or Multi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New Bill With Tort Reforms Will Protect Iowa Physicians
Reforms include limiting noneconomic damages for intangibles, stronger expert witness standards (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Global Climate Change Could Cause Rise in Airway Irritation
Researchers warn about possible increase of Alternaria alternata fungus (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Clinical Senior Lecturer/Reader/Chair and Honorary Consultant in Medicine- Infection Diseases
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Why Does Lung Cancer Spread So Fast?
Title: Why Does Lung Cancer Spread So Fast?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study Says
Title: Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - June 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Omalizumab Protects Against Early, Late Allergic Responses
Significant reduction in early allergic reaction after 4 weeks, with decrease in FEV1, exhaled nitric oxide (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

What Happens to Patients After They Leave the ICU What Happens to Patients After They Leave the ICU
Dr Holley reviews a new study that tracked outcomes at 6 and 12 months post ICU admission for acute respiratory distress syndrome.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

SLEEP: Prolonged Delayed Eating Linked to Weight Gain
Compared with daytime eating, delayed eating also linked to increases in respiratory quotient (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Research Fellowships
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Studentship within the department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Leicester.
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Penicillenols (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2)
Metabolites (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Health System Sees Success With E - Visits Via Patient Portal
Portal offers access to physicians without an office visit for certain common symptoms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, An Source Type: news

APSS: Weekend Sleep Changes Adversely Affect Health Outcomes
For every hour of shifted sleep, an associated 11.1 percent increase in risk of diagnosed heart disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

InCarda touts inhaled flecainide as paroxysmal atrial fibrillation therapy
InCarda Therapeutics touted top-line data today from a Phase I study of its InRhythm inhaled flecainide as a treatment of symptomatic acute episodes of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. InRhythm delivers flecainide via inhalation to get the drug to the heart through the lungs. Flecainide is already approved as an oral anti-arrhythmic drug for patients with PAF. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post InCarda touts inhaled flecainide as paroxysmal atrial fibrillation therapy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory incardatherapeutics Source Type: news

Lifespan Up With Adoption of Four Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors
Increased survival times for men, women adopting four healthy behaviors versus none or one behavior (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Inpatient Progress Note Content Often Cut and Pasted
About half of the content is pasted from elsewhere by medical students, residents, hospitalists (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Abnormal Chest Radiograph in Active Uveitis Often Sarcoidosis
Fifteen percent of patients with active uveitis of unknown origin have abnormal chest radiographs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC: Legionella Present in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing
Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Novavax touts nanoparticle RSV vaccine in women of child-bearing age
Novavax Inc. (NSDQ:NVAX) touted data today from the second Phase II trial of its RSV F nanoparticle vaccine candidate in women of child-bearing age. The research was published in the journal Vaccine. Novavax’s nanomedicine vaccine is being developed to protect infants from the respiratory syncytial virus. The Gaithersburg, Md.-based company presented top-line data from the Phase II trial in April 2014. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Novavax touts nanoparticle RSV vaccine in women of child-bearing age appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pediatrics Wall Street Beat Women's Health Novavax Inc. Source Type: news

Unmet Need: Keeping Patients with SSc-Associated PAH Alive (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Median survival only 4 years, worse with monotherapy (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

First Balkan Conference on Medical Mycology and Mycotoxicology - Balkan Fungus 2018
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017Year: 2018Location: Timisoara (Romania) (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Perioperative Ventilation in Obese Versus Non-obese Patients Perioperative Ventilation in Obese Versus Non-obese Patients
This study used a novel respiratory volume monitor to better understand differences in metabolic demand in obese patients.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sometimes It Is Just a Cigar, But the Nicotine?
Nicotine amounts aren't constant among cigar brands Even smokers of the same brand may be exposed to varying doses of nicotine and other smoke constituents. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Joyce Frieden Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

ASCO: Novel Meds Show Promise in Advanced NSCLC
Results presented from two phase III trials (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

This wearable patch detects sleep apnea
Results of a definitive clinical trial show that a new, disposable diagnostic patch effectively detects obstructive sleep apnea across all severity levels. [Image from Somnarus, Inc.]A disposable diagnostic patch can detect all types of sleep apnea, according to new clinical trial results. The results showed that the SomnaPatch device had a clinical agreement between the patch and standard polysomnography of 87.4%, with 95% confidence interval of 81.4% to 91.9%, according to its maker Somnarus. SomnaPatch weighs less than 1 ounce and is a diagnostic patch that sticks to the skin. It records nasal pressure, blood oxygen sat...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics MedTech sleep apnea Somnarus Source Type: news

Genomic Testing Helps Cancer Patients -- When Results are Used
(MedPage Today) -- Also, liquid biopsy can ID drug-responsive tumors (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

CDC director: Too many Legionnaires cases in health care settings
Over forty years ago, a group of American Legionnaires returning from a convention in Philadelphia were sickened with a mystery respiratory disease. Sadly, some died, and many others were hospitalized. This sudden illness prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to launch the agency's largest outbreak investigation to date, sending more than twenty disease detectives into the field to try to find the source and activating hundreds at headquarters to evaluate specimens in order to find the source of the severe pneumonia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Positive Clinical Effects Seen for Placebos Without Deception
Findings based on five studies involving patients with IBS, depression, allergic rhinitis, back pain, ADHD (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Taking NOACs for A - Fib May Not Be Getting Right Dose
Study of newer medications finds 16 percent receive too much or too little (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Three Saudi hospitals report MERS outbreaks since April, WHO says
GENEVA (Reuters) - Three Saudi hospitals have reported outbreaks of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) since April 21, with 12 people catching the potentially deadly disease from infected patients who later died, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar
Between 21 April and 29 May 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 25 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including six fatal cases. On 16 May 2017, the IHR NFP of the United Arab Emirates reported two (2) additional case of MERS-CoV. On 23 May 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar reported one additional case of MERS-CoV. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news