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    SEPT. 24, 2020. . . (STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE) — It’s been almost three months since the slots parlor and casinos in Massachusetts reopened and regulators said Thursday that each of the gambling facilities are now starting to expand their offerings. As of Thursday, Encore Boston Harbor in Everett reopened its spa, beauty store and a retail outlet, MGM Springfield plans to reopen its steakhouse to diners on weekends beginning Oct. 2 and Plainridge Park Casino is planning to go back to 24/7 operations starting Oct. 9, officials from the Gaming Commission said. Karen Wells, the commission’s executive director, said Thursday that the new offerings must comply with all state and commission COVID-19 safety guidelines and that the commission will...
    (CNN)Several thousand people in northwest China have tested positive for a bacterial disease, authorities said on Tuesday, in an outbreak caused by a leak at a biopharmaceutical company last year. The Health Commission of Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province, confirmed that 3,245 people had contracted the disease brucellosis, which is often caused by contact with livestock carrying the bacteria brucella. Another 1,401 people have tested as preliminarily positive, though there have been no fatalities reported, the city's Health Commission said. In total, authorities have tested 21,847 people out of the city's 2.9 million population.The disease, also known as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever, can cause symptoms including headaches, muscle pain, fever and fatigue. While these may subside, some...
    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming county commission voted to sell its medical center to Banner Health, which will add the facility to its growing heath care system. The Natrona County Commission approved the $200 million deal for Wyoming Medical Center in Casper Thursday, The Casper Star-Tribune reports. The five-member commission unanimously approved the agreement with the national organization after the hospital's separate nonprofit board gave its approval. Banner will absorb $50 million in debt remaining from the medical center’s construction and the purchase of Mountain View Regional Hospital two years ago. Banner also committed to investing $100 million in the medical center over the next decade. The county will receive $120 million, with about $40 million directed to the...
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in a city in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia have quarantined a village after a resident there who had caught an intestinal type of plague died, the health commission of the city said on Thursday. Cases of plague are not uncommon in China, although outbreaks have become increasingly rare. From 2009 to 2018, China reported 26 cases and 11 deaths. Baotou city has sealed off the village where the dead patient lived and quarantined the patient's close contacts, who have tested negative for the disease so far and taken preventive medicines, the health commission said in a statement on its website. The city has also put the district where the village is located on the...
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported 37 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for August 5, up from 27 a day earlier, the country's health commission said on Thursday. Seven of the new infections were imported cases, versus five a day earlier, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. The commission also reported 20 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 24 a day earlier. As of August 5, mainland China had 84,528 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 4,634. (Reporting by Emily Chow and Wang Jing; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    The European Commission is launching a full investigation into Google’s acquisition of Fitbit. EU regulators are worried that the deal will entrench Google’s position as a market leader in online advertising by giving the search giant access to data collected from Fitbit’s health tracking hardware that can be used for personalized advertisements. “The data collected via wrist-worn wearable devices appears … [to] be an important advantage in the online advertising markets,” wrote the commission in a press release. “By increasing the data advantage of Google in the personalization of the ads it serves via its search engine and displays on other internet pages, it would be more difficult for rivals to match Google’s online advertising services.” In recent months,...
    A coalition of leading dementia experts has identified three new risk factors for the debilitating brain condition: excessive alcohol consumption, traumatic brain injury and air pollution. In 2017, a commission convened through medical journal The Lancet identified nine risk factors for dementia: less education, high blood pressure, hearing impairment, smoking, obesity, depression, physical inactivity, diabetes and low social contact. Less education in early life, hearing loss in midlife and smoking later in life are associated with the greatest shares of dementia cases, the commission says. Together, the panel estimates these 12 risk factors account for about 40% of worldwide dementia cases – meaning the potential to prevent or delay dementia is high, and could make a particular difference in low-...
    Cecile Young has been named the new head of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission as the agency fights an ever-growing number of coronavirus cases in the state. Young, who has more than three decades of experience working in state government, including several top roles at HHSC, will take the helm of an agency of nearly 37,000 employees as it navigates a worsening pandemic that has seen Texas become a national hot spot, a years-old crisis in its care for foster children and ongoing criticism of its contracting procedures. “Cecile will provide immediate leadership to help solve the health care challenges facing our state during this pandemic,” said Gov. Greg Abbott, who announced Young’s new role Monday. Young has...
    Michael Kopech Files for Divorce from Pregnant Riverdale Star Vanessa Morgan After 6 Months of Marriage Maine woman killed in possible shark attack UFCs Corey Anderson blames commission after he blacked out, smashed face following KO loss © Provided by MMAJunkie It’s been a rough past five months for Cory Anderson. In a Facebook post on Monday, Anderson (13-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC), a UFC light heavyweight contender, revealed a handful of health issues he sustained as a result of passing out after his UFC on ESPN+ 25 loss to Jan Blachowicz in February. Anderson was knocked out in brutal fashion in Round 1. “It’s been a long road back.. BUT never the less we are back!,” Anderson wrote. “…...
    Lisa Song - Mollie Simon July 25, 2020 4:58PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on ProPublica. Back in April, when public health officials were still helping lead Utah's response to the coronavirus, the spread of the disease had slowed, stabilizing at fewer than 200 reported cases a day. Then came a shift in power, and priorities. State legislators who felt Gov. Gary Herbert was not moving quickly enough to lift restrictions on businesses created a commission to set guidelines to reopen. "It's not meant to give economic outcomes a higher weight, but it is time to give them some weight," said Sen. Daniel Hemmert, a Republican who sponsored the bill and took his seat on the commission alongside other...
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Back in April, when public health officials were still helping lead Utah’s response to the coronavirus, the spread of the disease had slowed, stabilizing at fewer than 200 reported cases a day. Then came a shift in power, and priorities. State legislators who felt Gov. Gary Herbert was not moving quickly enough to lift restrictions on businesses created a commission to set guidelines to reopen. “It’s not meant to give economic outcomes a higher weight, but it is time to give them some weight,” said Sen. Daniel Hemmert, a Republican who sponsored the bill and took his...
    Nearly 100 anti-mask protesters filed into a Utah county meeting Thursday to oppose mask mandates for children when school reopens, forcing officials to reschedule a vote on the rule. Prior to the vote, Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee addressed a maskless crowd of protesters, taking off his mask to applause and cheers. Lee said that although he supports wearing a mask to protect against coronavirus, he does not support a mandate by Gov. Gary Herbert. That rule would require students in K-12 schools wear masks in the classroom and on school buses once school reopens. MORMON CHURCH ASKS MEMBERS IN UTAH TO WEAR FACE MASKS IN PUBLIC Thursday's vote was to petition the Utah County Health Department to grant the county “compassionate exemption from the one-size-fits-all...
    PROVO, Utah (AP) — County commissioners in Utah postponed a meeting Wednesday where they were expected to discuss mask mandates after people packed the room and ignored social distancing guidelines. The Utah County commissioners cited public safety concerns as the reason for abruptly canceling the meeting, Fox-13 reported. The commission had to postpone a vote on whether or not to ask for a partial exemption from the statewide mask mandate for schools. Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee had proposed writing a letter to the county’s health director, directing him to ask state officials for a “compassionate exemption” from the mandate Gov. Gary Herbert issued last week. Attendees booed after the commissioners opted to push the vote to a later date...
    SAN ANTONIO – The Federal Trade Commission is warning people about a new scam involving people who pretend to work as COVID-19 contract tracers for health departments. Here is how you can spot the scam: Real contact tracers won’t ask you for money. Contact tracing doesn’t require your bank account or credit card number. Contract tracers won’t ask you for your Social Security number. Real tracers won’t ask for your immigration status. Do not click on a link in a text or email that you don’t recognize. Watch out for these COVID-19 scams Kandace Morris said she gets bombarded with spam calls every day. She says she’s disappointed that people would take advantage of a situation like this....
    Coronavirus — The Chinese Health Commission reported only three new cases of COVID-19, all in Beijing, the lowest number in three weeks. The Chinese capital completely monopolized the statistics of new infections coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the Asian country with 3 new positives this Tuesday, the lowest number since June 12, the National Health Commission reported today. Health authorities detailed that all infections were caused by local transmission. Beijing detected a regrowth of the virus early last month in a market city ​​wholesaler and that to date has infected at least 328 people, according to official figures. The 3 total cases represent a fall in the trend of new infections, which were 19 on Monday, 12 on Sunday, and...
    Combative, sometimes moved, Agnès Buzyn defended herself for four hours Tuesday at the National Assembly to have lacked “anticipation” and “reactivity” to prepare France for the coronavirus crisis. “You can not say that we have not been reactive,” hammered the former Minister of Health before the commission of inquiry charged with evaluating the management of the epidemic. “Anticipation” of the coronavirus epidemic was “out of all proportion with other European countries” and “always ahead” of alerts from international organizations, she said, citing decisions taken before even the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern on January 30. Agnes Buzyn confirmed that she alerted the Elysée and Matignon “around January 11”, as she had mentioned...