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    Thousands of people attended a motorcycle rally in Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri last week despite growing concerns regarding super-spreader events during the coronavirus pandemic.  Bikefest 2020 drew thousands of people to the area from Sept. 16 to Sept. 20, with dozens of live music events, "biker-friendly" bars and attractions.  "If I was worried about...
    Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is calling for full transparency when it comes to the cost of healthcare. In an opinion piece published in Politico, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations blasted the “current system of hiding health care prices” calling it an “insult to Americans.” She highlighted the unaffordable hospital bills...
    LANSING (AP) — The state health department wants to hear how opioid problems have affected Michigan residents in an effort to find solutions for each region of the state. Two online meetings are planned this week, one for the northern Lower Peninsula on Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and another for the Flint...
    The Emotions singer Pamela Hutchinson has died at 61 after years battling 'health challenges' the group shared on Facebook.  Hutchinson - who sang "Best of My Love' in the R&B outfit with her sisters - died Friday, they announced Sunday.  'In loving memory, we are saddened to announce the passing of our sister, Pamela Rose...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota health officials reported 937 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and four additional deaths. The Minnesota Department of Health says the state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is at 90,942. Of them, nearly 82,174 no longer require isolation. A total of 255 people are currently in Minnesota hospitals, a number which...
    TOWSON, MD. (WJZ) — Baltimore County will continue to align with the state’s reopening actions, and will allow restaurants to increase to 75 percent capacity starting Monday at 5 p.m. Baltimore County’s positivity rate is at 2.3 percent as of Monday. “Baltimore County continues to see progress in major health metrics as we have gradually...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 967 new cases of Coronavirus and 48 additional deaths over the last 48 hours. The statewide total number of cases has risen to 150,812 since Saturday’s report, according to the state’s data. The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday the demand for COVID-19 tests had reduced after some people were denied tests because of what some officials said was a shortage of processing capability in laboratories. "I'm glad to report ... that since last week when we debated, discussed the very sharp rise...
    Marathi actress Aashalata Wabgaokar has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. She along with another crew members of the popular TV show, Aai Mazi Kalubai, have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. The reports also say that she is currently taking treatment for the same in the state. There were rumours floating around her health that said...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state health department wants to hear how opioid problems have affected Michigan residents. Two online meetings are planned this week, one for the northern Lower Peninsula on Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and another for the Flint area and Thumb region on Friday, from 3:30 p.m. to 5...
    PHOTO VIA ADOBE IMAGESFlorida’s top insurance regulator on Friday announced approval of a statewide average 3.1 percent rate increase for health insurance plans sold through the federal insurance exchange next year, with most of the increase driven by the projected impact of COVID-19. The 10 insurance companies that participate in the so-called Obamacare market...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 116 new Coronavirus cases out of 2,175 test results in the last 48 hours, but no additional deaths. Of the newly reported cases, all are confirmed. New cases range in age from 4 to 92 years with a median age of...
    MICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) – Henry Ford Health System provides an advisory chronicling the latest developments in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The advisory is now issued once a week on Mondays. Henry Ford says because they value the privacy of their patients, they are not disclosing specific details about individual patients. Here’s the list...
    [The stream is slated to start at 11:00 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] The World Health Organization is holding a press briefing Monday on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 31 million people worldwide and killed at least 961,200 people, according...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state health department wants to hear how opioid problems have affected Michigan residents. Two online meetings are planned this week, one for the northern Lower Peninsula on Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and another for the Flint area and Thumb region on Friday, from 3:30 p.m. to 5...
    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials report 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus but no additional deaths. The Navajo Department of Health said Sunday the number of known COVID-19-related deaths remains at 548 since the pandemic began. The total number of confirmed cases is now 10,119 on the vast reservation that covers...
    LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerian health workers who went on strike in mid-September for a hazard allowance for treating coronavirus patients returned to work on Monday, their union said, without their demands being met. The Joint Health Service Unions (JOHESU), representing nurses, midwives, radiologists and others, had called for life insurance, full access to protective equipment...
    WASHINGTON -- A poll released Sunday by ABC News/Ipsos shows the majority of Americans do not trust President Donald Trump to confirm the safety of a potential COVID-19 vaccine.A total of 69 percent of people surveyed did not trust the president to vouch for the safety of a vaccine. Sixteen percent of those said their...
    SAN ANTONIO – A taco restaurant on the city’s north side was found operating without a valid, current food permit on site earlier this month, Metropolitan Health records confirm. Taco Wey, which has a listed address of 223 Vance Jackson, was given a score of 74 after an inspector also found scooping utensils being stored...
    Incogmeato, the plant-based food brand of Kellogg Co. has partnered with Walt Disney Co., for plant-based Chick’n Nuggets in the shape of Mickey Mouse. “We saw a craving for more family friendly plant-based options and as a mom myself I knew we had a big opportunity with Incogmeato,” said Sara Young, General Manager, Plant-Based Proteins...
    ABERDEEN, Md. (WJZ) — The coronavirus testing site that was operating at the Forest Hill VEIP station will move to Aberdeen on October 1. The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health operated the COVID-19 testing site in Forest Hill for seven months, The testing will now take place in a temporary climate-controlled building on the...
    British TV personality Davina McCall took to Instagram to update fans with a new photo of herself. The 52-year-old who is currently a panelist on The Masked Singer in the U.K. expressed how happy she is after gracing the latest cover of Women’s Health magazine. McCall stunned in a white bodysuit that featured a turtleneck....
    KELLY Clarkson admitted to wearing an eye patch because of doctor's orders in a new promo for her show. The daytime talk show host said without the patch her eye looks 'weird and gross' after fans expressed worry about health. 9Kelly Clarkson admitted to wearing an eye patch because of doctor's orders in a new...
    The grim milestone of 200,000 reported COVID-19 deaths is a reminder of how quickly the coronavirus can spread and a warning of what could happen as the nation enters autumn. Indeed, the fall could see a new "wave" of the virus and not a "surge." A surge is merely a spike in COVID-19 cases within...
    When it comes to dabbling in ancient healing traditions, there’s quite a bit to learn before jumping in. For instance, have you ever heard of red clover? This flowering plant is widely used in many ancient traditions including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurvedic healing, and even in North American medicines. It’s used to treat a...
    It’s important to recognize risk and be able to make smart decisions during the coronavirus pandemic. Even a few days of high-risk activities, when you’ve been doing low-risk steps for a while, can have negative consequences. Infectious disease expert and MD Dr. Sandra Kesh said of the activities, “With most of these activities there is relative risk...
    Olympic bid scandal linked to former IOC members son Inexpensive products to relieve sore muscles Illumina Nears Deal to Buy Health-Care Startup Grail (Bloomberg) -- Genetic sequencing giant Illumina Inc. agreed to acquire Grail Inc. in a deal valuing the cancer-detection startup at $8 billion. © Bloomberg A technician prepares a sample inside the...
    By KAREL JANICEK, Associated Press PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government moved Monday to appoint an epidemiologist as the new health minister as the country struggles with a surge of new coronavirus infections. The outgoing minister, Adam Vojtech, resigned from his post on Monday, saying his departure was meant to create space for a possible...
    PRAGUE – The Czech government moved Monday to appoint an epidemiologist as the new health minister as the country struggles with a surge of new coronavirus infections. The outgoing minister, Adam Vojtech, resigned from his post on Monday, saying his departure was meant to create space for a possible different approach to the pandemic. Prime...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of novel coronavirus infections in Iran has risen by 3,341 in the past 24 hours, the highest daily tally since early June, taking total cases to 425,481, the health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Monday. Sima Sadat Lari said 177 people had died in the past day, pushing the...
    (Reuters) - A panel set up by Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said on Monday it had submitted a report to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detailing health and safety protocols, hoping to set sail again after a long halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cruise...
    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas health officials on Sunday reported 2,466 new coronavirus cases and 45 more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. There are a reported 688,534 total cases and 14,893 deaths, up from 686,068 confirmed cases and 14,848 deaths reported Saturday, according to the state health department. The true number...
    (CNN)"Airborne viruses, including COVID-19, are among the most contagious and easily spread," the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says in an updated guidance page on its website.Scientists have noted the likelihood of the transmission of coronavirus through viral particles in the air for months, pushing health agencies to acknowledge it. The CDC...
    Leonard C. Goodman September 21, 2020 11:30AM (UTC) This article was produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute. I recall being devastated when I learned that the professional wrestling I watched as a kid was fake. How could combatants show such contempt for their opponents in the ring and yet...
    Maximizing physical distancing by seating students in every other seat isn’t the only COVID-19 safety precaution being weighed by local school systems and they prepare for transporting students to school — many will open the bus windows. “When we resume transporting students to school, it will be with windows open,” said Todd Watkins, transportation director...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could return to pre-lockdown normal by next summer if a vaccine succeeds and was rolled out in the early part of 2021, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday, adding that the most vulnerable might be vaccinated at the end of this year. "For the mass rollout we're talking about the...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday that he wanted schools to remain open and avoid a return to mass home schooling, as the government was considering new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. "Schools aren't where a lot of the transmission happens, it's more about people socialising," Hancock said...
    The coronavirus pandemic might have been prevented if not for Chinese cover-ups in the early days of the outbreak and the World Health Organization “parroting” Beijing propaganda, according to a damning audit from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The 96-page report — obtained by The Post ahead of its planned Monday release — says the...
    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide who was the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times has died at age 72 after a long illness, family members said. Ang Rita, among the first Sherpa guides to receive international fame for his accomplishments, had suffered from health problems for many years and...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. Given the steep number of COVID-19 deaths and cases in nursing homes and lack of PPE there; the recent inability to see loved ones in assisted living and retirement communities as well as the poor pandemic communication between many operators and families of their residents, is it...
    PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Health Minister Adam Vojtech said on Monday he had submitted his resignation following criticism over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as the central European country sees a surge in cases. Prime Minister Andrej Babis thanked Vojtech for his work in a message on his twitter account, saying he could have...
    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' president has eased an overseas travel ban on Filipino nurses and other medical workers to allow more to take jobs abroad, his spokesman said on Monday, as his government believes it has its coronavirus outbreak under control. Thousands of health workers, who call themselves "priso-nurses", had appealed to the government...
    (Reuters) - Coronavirus infections slowed in Australia and New Zealand, while Britain said it was at a "tipping point" on COVID-19 as European countries mulled tightening restrictions to curb a sharp resurgence in cases. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread, open https://tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser. * For a...
    NEW DELHI — India has recorded nearly 87,000 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, with another 1,130 deaths. With the Health Ministry announcement Monday, India now has more than 5.4 million reported cases since the pandemic began and within weeks is expected to surpass the United States, currently the country with...