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RUDN University scientists have approved the role of zinc in type 2 diabetes mellitus
(RUDN University) Researchers from RUDN University and P. G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University have demonstrated the association between changes in the concentration of trace elements in blood (especially zinc) with prediabetes -- a condition preceding the disease. The obtained data suggest that zinc metabolism disorders play an important role in the development of the disease. The results of the study were published in Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Causes White Nails?
Discussion The nail matrix covers the area of the nail plate, and extends proximally in a crescent moon shape with the edges of the crescent extending proximally and inferiorly toward the underlying bone. The nail matrix is a multilayered epithelium that physiologically produces keratinization and gives rise to the nail plate. The distal matrix forms the lower 2/3s of the nail plate and the proximal matrix forms the upper 1/3 of the nail plate. the thickness of the nail plate is proportion to the matrix’s thickness. The nail plate’s free edge contour follows the shape of the nail’s lunula. Melanocytes occ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sex warning: A lack of RED MEAT in in your diet could be causing THIS bedroom issue
SEX drive in men could wane because of a lack of red meat in their diet. Unlike some other meats, it is rich in zinc - a nutrient known to maintain testosterone levels and boost fertility. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers greenlight gas detection at room temperature
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Russian researchers proposed sensors capable of operating at room temperature. Their new nanocomposite sensors are based on zinc and indium oxides, and their efficiency is maximized by green light illumination. The proposed device could be used to detect combustible, explosive, or poisonous substances in the atmosphere even at low concentrations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Zinc
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc battery breakthrough may allow homes to efficiently store energy for off-grid use
(Natural News) Since the early 1990s, scientists have attempted to create a battery that would replace the standard lithium-ion variety. The difficulty in such a project lay in the energy density of the power source. Scientists found that while other materials proved to be more energy-efficient, their cycles were, if anything, pathetic. Hope was sparked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six signs of zinc deficiency: Are YOU getting enough?
(Natural News) Next to iron, zinc is the most abundant mineral found in the human body. This mineral is essential in cellular metabolism, immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell division. Moreover, zinc enhances better growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence. Zinc is also essential for proper functioning of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best anti-ageing supplements: Taking THESE three nutrients could ward off grey hair
ANTI-AGEING supplements to add to your cupboard include zinc, copper and vitamin B12 since being deficient in the nutrients could accelerate greying hair. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc supplements found to protect against esophageal cancer
(Natural News) A new study finds that zinc supplements can help prevent cancer in the esophagus, as reported by Science Daily. Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) evaluated the reaction of human esophageal cancer cells and healthy human cells to zinc. They discovered that zinc supplements slowed down the growth of esophageal cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This weekend
Americans love to celebrate weekends at the beach or by the pool. If that’s your plan, I hope your day includes a dose of sunshine. However, I have an important message before you cover yourself in sunscreen. Don’t do it! If you’re shaking your head in disbelief, I get it… What I just said goes against everything you’ve heard for the last 40 years or so from doctors, dermatologists and the mainstream media. But I’ve been telling my patients for decades that covering themselves in commercial sunscreen is bad advice.   In fact, since the start of the media campaign to push sunscr...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

This diet advice could kill you
The American Heart Association says sodium in salt raises blood pressure. They say it increases the risk for heart disease and stroke.  But the latest science says otherwise… A British review of 34 clinical trials showed that cutting down on salt reduced blood pressure only slightly for people with hypertension.1  And a new study in The Lancet found that some low-salt diets could put you at GREATER risk of heart disease and death.2 Researchers analyzed data from 133,118 people. They wanted to see if there was a link between high sodium and heart attack, stroke and death The results were startling. People...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Health Heart Health Men's Health Nutrition Women's Health Source Type: news

Judge Approves $10.32M Deal Between EPA, Smelter Operators To Pay Cleanup Costs
TULSA, Okla. - A federal judge in Oklahoma on Sept. 26 approved a consent decree in which two companies will pay a combined $10,323,727 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Oklahoma for remediation costs associated with lead and zinc contamination of soil and groundwater (United States of America, et al. v. Doe Run Resources Corporation, et al., No. 15-CV-0663-CVE-TLW, N.D. Okla.; 2017 U.S. LEXIS 157505). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Do you need more zinc?
These signs of zinc deficiency could be the reason your hair isn ’t as thick as it used to be and for those spots on your nails or chin. Experts reveal who’s at risk and how to fix it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Zinc may help to prevent, treat esophageal cancer
Zinc can halt the growth of esophageal cancer cells by inhibiting overactive calcium signaling, according to the results of a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer breakthrough: Taking THIS supplement could halt growth of deadly cells
CANCER of the oesophagus is a deadly condition, with symptoms including indigestion and difficulty swallowing. But taking a regular zinc supplement could stop cancerous cells in their tracks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New med-tech zinc sensor developed
(University of Adelaide) A new zinc sensor has been developed by researchers, which will allow for a deeper understanding of the dynamic roles that metal ions play in regulating health and disease in the living body.The research, published in the journal ACS Omega reports that the newly designed chemical sensor can detect and measure zinc levels in cells. It also has the functionality and portability to take continuous or repeated measurements within a single biological sample. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTA study says zinc can halt the growth of cancer cells
(University of Texas at Arlington) Zinc supplements can significantly inhibit the proliferation of esophageal cancer cells, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Texas at Arlington researcher. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bulk vs. Nano ZnO: influence of fire retardant behavior on sisal fibre yarn - Sheshama M, Khatri H, Suthar M, Basak S, Ali W.
Flame retardant functionality was imparted in sisal (leaf fibre) yarn whereas a strong scientific finding has been established between fire retardant efficacy of bulk and nano zinc oxide based formulations. Bulk and nano ZnO treated sisal yarns have been c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Hurricane Maria Slams Into Puerto Rico With Life-Threatening Winds of Up to 155 Miles Per Hour
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday as officials warned it would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria made landfall early Wednesday in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph) winds, and it was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said. Maria had previously been a Category 5 storm with 175 mph (281 kph) winds. “This is going to be an extremely viol...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Neurotoxicity of zinc - Morris DR, Levenson CW.
Zinc-induced neurotoxicity has been shown to play a role in neuronal damage and death associated with traumatic brain injury, stroke, seizures, and neurodegenerative diseases. During normal firing of "zinc-ergic" neurons, vesicular free zinc is released in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Dementia news: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's sufferers have more of THESE nutrients in brain
DEMENTIA types include Alzhiemer's disease and Parkinson's disease, and scientists have found sufferers of both have higher levels of iron and zinc in their brains. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc transporter key to fighting pancreatic cancer and more
(Michigan State University) Patients suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease harbor significantly higher levels of zinc and iron in their brains than healthy patients. Those with pancreatic cancer have an unusually high amount of a specific zinc transporter. So, controlling those levels could be an effective plan of attack against these diseases and others, said Jian Hu, Michigan State University biochemist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New science reveals "consensus" theory of how Earth was formed is TOTALLY WRONG... but scientists are sure they're not wrong about anything else
(Natural News) A new scientific discovery debunks the popular “consensus” theory of how the Earth was formed. Researchers at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris simulated the formation of the Earth’s mantle and discovered a zinc to sulfur ratio different from current thinking. The discovery suggests that the Earth was NOT made from solar system materials, as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Response to Comment on "Active sites for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol on Cu/ZnO catalysts"
In their Comment on the our recent Report, Nakamura et al. argue that our x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis was affected by the presence of formate species on the catalyst surface. This argument is not valid because the reactant gases were evacuated at temperatures from 525 to 575 kelvin, conditions under which formate is not stable on the catalyst surface. An analysis of the XPS results obtained after exposing zinc oxide/copper (111) [ZnO/Cu(111)] surfaces to hydrogen (H2) and mixtures of carbon dioxide (CO2)/H2 show an absence of carbon (C) 1s signal, no asymmetries in the oxygen (O) 1s peak, and a Zn:O int...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kattel, S., Ramirez, P. J., Chen, J. G., Rodriguez, J. A., Liu, P. Tags: Chemistry, Online Only t-comment Source Type: news

Comment on "Active sites for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol on Cu/ZnO catalysts"
Kattel et al. (Reports, 24 March 2017, p. 1296) report that a zinc on copper (Zn/Cu) surface undergoes oxidation to zinc oxide/copper (ZnO/Cu) during carbon dioxide (CO2) hydrogenation to methanol and conclude that the Cu-ZnO interface is the active site for methanol synthesis. Similar experiments conducted two decades ago by Fujitani and Nakamura et al. demonstrated that Zn is attached to formate rather than being fully oxidized. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nakamura, J., Fujitani, T., Kuld, S., Helveg, S., Chorkendorff, I., Sehested, J. Tags: Chemistry, Online Only t-comment Source Type: news

Fund cheap supplement for degenerative eye disease, NHS urged
Antioxidant and zinc combo effective for slowing wet age-related macular degeneration Related items fromOnMedica Dementia risk no higher in people with AMD Age-Related Macular Degeneration First patient receives new treatment for AMD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supplement may slow vision loss in seniors with macular degeneration
An inexpensive over-the-counter antioxidant/zinc supplement that may help preserve vision in older people is also cost effective, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc May Help Against Vision Loss in Seniors
But no large studies prove the inexpensive pill slows age-related macular degeneration, eye expert says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplement May Help Against Vision-Robbing Disease in Seniors
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 -- An inexpensive over-the-counter antioxidant/zinc supplement that may help preserve vision in older people is also cost effective, a new study suggests. The combo pill has been dubbed the " Age-Related Eye Disease Study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Clinical and radiographic comparison of biodentine, mineral trioxide aggregate and formocresol as pulpotomy agents in primary molars
ConclusionMineral Trioxide aggregate and Biodentine® showed more favourable results than formocresol. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Overdosing on this mineral could lead to prostate cancer
SUPPLEMENTS can give you a nutritious boost if you struggle to absorb all the essential vitamins and minerals you need from food. However, taking too much zinc could cause memory loss and even prostate cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottish man loses feeling in legs because of false teeth
The unidentified Scottish patient used four tubes of denture fixative containing zinc each week to glue them down, he told doctors at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc warning: Man, 62, lost feeling in arms and legs after doing THIS for fiteen years
Zinc in denture paste was the reason a 62-year-old man slowly lost the feeling in both his legs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing Fatigue in EMS
Fatigue is a fact of life in modern society.  Fatigue in EMS is constant and, sadly, all too accepted by both employers and employees.  I taught a class recently and easily half of the soon-to-be instructors (who had to try and retain a lot of new information) survived the class on an endless stream of coffee and energy drinks. I still wonder how much of the key information was retained. This is a constant theme in all my classes. I still remember being on the other side of the table: in uniform struggling to stay awake. Leading EMS organizations are finally addressing the problems of fatigue and shift work, so c...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT-P (ret.) Tags: Operations Source Type: news

Taking vitamin supplements may slow down the progression of a common eye disease
Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking a multivitamin supplement that includes vitamin E, carotenoids (beta-carotene or lutein or zeaxanthin), vitamin C, and zinc may slow down the progression of the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).See additional resources at the bottom of the pageAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive and sight-threatening disease affecting the central area of the retina and affects large numbers of people across the world. Population-based studies suggest that in older people (80 years and older), approximately one in three people...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 28, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Accenture’s AI-powered app to help the visually impaired to Rayovac getting clearance from Health Canada, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but still thought were worth mentioning. 1. Accenture touts AI-powered app for visually impaired Accenture announced in a July 28 press release that it has developed an artificial intelligence–powered way to help the visually impaired experience their surroundings. The method involves a program called Drishti that is a smartphone-based assistant that uses AI technology like image recognition, natural language processing an...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical 4WEB Medical Accenture AGFA Healthcare Cogstate MedTech Orofacial Therapeutics Quantel Medical Rayovac Source Type: news

Lack of effects of a "sobering" product, "Eezup!", on the blood ethanol and congener alcohol concentration - Wunder C, Hain S, Koelzer SC, Paulke A, Verhoff MA, Toennes SW.
INTRODUCTION: The lifestyle product 'Eezup!' appeared on the German market and promised to normalize energy metabolism. Among vitamins (B1, B2, B6, C, E and zinc), rice protein and fructose the addition of alcohol dehydrogenase and catalase enzymes is a no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Flight into the furnace of Mercury could bring us closer in hunt for alien life
Investigation will give clues about where to look for habitable planetsA tiny world that is battered by intense radiation and incredible heat, Mercury is one of the most inhospitable places in our solar system. Zinc would melt on its surface. Yet this scorched planet is set to play a crucial role in one of science ’s most important quests: the search to find life on other worlds in our galaxy.Astronomers believe that Mercury ’s proximity to the Sun could provide them with crucial insights about the prospects of finding worlds that can support living organisms. And they hope these insights will be revealed by Be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Mercury Space Science European Space Agency Alien life Source Type: news

Thomson Reuters Launches Startup Incubator
Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of Thomson Reuters Labs™ – The Incubator.  Located in Switzerland, the Incubator will host early-stage entrepreneurs building next-generation products in big data, advanced analytics, distributed ledgers, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other transformational technologies.  As part of the official program, startups will receive access to Thomson Reuters world-class data and content sets, mentoring from experienced executives and networking opportunities for investment and commercialization. The Incubator is the next horizon of the company&r...
Source: News from STM - July 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Source Type: news

High-dose zinc supplements found to speed recovery from colds and flu by 300%
(Natural News) A new study conducted at the University of Helsinki and published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases found that simple, low-cost zinc supplementation greatly speeds recovery from colds and influenza infections. The study, authored by Harri Hemilä, James T. Fitzgerald, Edward J. Petrus and Ananda Prasad, pursued a meta-analysis tracking of the recovery progress... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby teeth link autism with metal uptake, in NIEHS-funded study
Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less zinc and manganese than in children without autism, say NIEHS-funded researchers. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Fortification of staple foods with zinc for improving zinc status and health outcomes
New Cochrane evidence indicates that effects of adding zinc to staple foods are unclearLow levels of zinc, or zinc deficiency, is a common problem in children and women living in low- and middle-income countries. Cereal-based foods and legumes are rich in dietary fibre and phytates, which reduce absorption of zinc from the intestine. As people in low-income households derive majority of their nutritional intake from only these foods, they are more likely to develop zinc deficiency. Adding zinc to common staple foods, alone or in combination with other vitamins and minerals, has been proposed as an intervention to increase ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 24, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Detecting Zinc Release Induced by Mu-Opioid Receptor Agonists in Brain Slices
After iron, zinc is the second most abundant transition metal in living organisms and it is known to be a contributory factor in a series of neurological disorders. In biological systems zinc exists as either bound Zn2+, representing the majority of the total zinc in tissues, or free (chelatable) Zn2+. Several fluorescents dyes have been developed to detect free zinc when it is released from zinc-binding proteins, which occurs via redox mechanisms in response to the stimulation of a number of neurotransmitter receptors, including the μ opioid receptor. Here we describe a detailed protocol to detect drug stimulated intra...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Pharmacology/Toxicology - October 9, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Carbon Pollution Could Make Your Sandwich Less Healthy
MoreNational Climate Report Is a Study in ExtremesObama Administration Releases Major Climate Change ReportStudy: The Latest Victims of Climate Change Are Snail ShellsThe massive National Climate Assessment (NCA) that came out yesterday was full of sobering lessons about the way that human-caused global warming is changing life around us. That includes human health: the report found that rising temperatures could exacerbate air pollution and allergies, including asthma, while worsening wildfires and killer heat waves. More extreme weather—including frequent heavy downpours—can raise the risk of food and waterbo...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 7, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized climate change CO2 Corn Environment Global Hunger global warming harvard university malnutrition national climate assessment nutrients protein rice wheat zinc Source Type: news

Low Zinc Levels Associated With Depression
Can a zinc supplement treat depression?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - January 16, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Dale Archer, M.D. Tags: Depression Diet Health Media diet and depression mental health zinc zinc supplements Source Type: news

Zinc sulfate, sugar alcohol zinc sprays improve apple quality
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Researchers calculated the response of apple fruit quality to sprays of zinc sulfate and sugar alcohol zinc to determine whether continuing to supply zinc to trees could increase the fruit quality of "Fuji" and "Gala" apples. Results showed that, although the apple trees showed no zinc deficiency symptoms and the leaf zinc nutrition was at a low level, continuing zinc sprays throughout the growing cycle was necessary to increase fruit quality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 19, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Zinc raises $850,000 for ear lobe sensor, stress relief app
Dublin, Ireland-based Zinc Software recently announced a seed round of about $850,000 (€650,000) in funding from Kernel Capital, AIB Seed Capital Fund, and Enterprise Ireland. Zinc is developing wearable health sensors, including the Zen Sensor, which clips to a user’s ear lobe to collect heart rate data. The Zen connects to an iPhone or iPad app [...] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 10, 2013 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Dolan Tags: Uncategorized AIB Seed Capital Fund Autom weight loss Enterprise Ireland HeartMath Inner Balance investment digital health Kernel Capital MetaWatch Zen Sensor Zinc Software Source Type: news