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Man infected with coronavirus in Germany after Italy trip: State ministry

first_img“People in close contact with the patient will be kept in home isolation and be asked about their state of health every day,” it said. “As soon as a contact person develops symptoms, they will also be isolated in hospital.”The new confirmed case takes to 17 the total number of coronavirus cases in Germany. There have been no deaths.Separately, newspaper Rheinische Post reported that a married couple in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia had been admitted to hospital in Duesseldorf on suspicion of suffering from the virus. The paper, which did not cite a source, said at least one of them had tested positive.Car supplier Webasto said last month a Chinese employee had tested positive for the virus upon returning to China following a visit to the company headquarters near Munich. The employee apparently infected several German colleagues during the visit.The new coronavirus, believed to have originated from illegal wildlife sold in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, has infected some 80,000 people and killed more than 2,600 people, most of them in China.Neighboring Switzerland confirmed its first case of the coronavirus earlier on Tuesday. Austria also confirmed its first two cases on Tuesday.  Topics : A 25-year-old man living in the southern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday after a trip to Milan, the state’s Health Ministry said.In a statement, the ministry said the man, who had likely become infected during the visit to Italy, had contacted authorities after coming down with flu-like symptoms.He would be taken later on Tuesday to a hospital, where he would be treated in isolation, the ministry said.last_img read more

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Women’s soccer: Badgers tame Nittany Lions in final regular season game

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin’s women’s soccer team took down one of their most formidable foes this season last night in No. 11 Penn State.The game ended in a 1-0 score with the sole goal coming off the leg of freshman forward Cameron Murtha. Murtha capitalized off a free kick header with the assist going to Sammy Kleedtke for her fifth goal of the season.Women’s soccer: Badgers dominate Hawkeyes in final road challengeThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team took down the University of Iowa 3-0 Saturday evening in what was the Read…For Murtha, the goal — which was arguably her most important of the season — came in the 51st minute to give Wisconsin (12-4-2, 6-3-2 Big Ten) the emotional victory heading into the Big Ten tournament. Despite this being her first year on the team, the moment was not too sizable for the young forward.“I still had to stay in the game and I just wanted the rest of the team to be able to focus because anything can happen in 30 minutes, so it was awesome for a second and then I was back in it,” Murtha said.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin treks to Iowa for last away gameThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday night for their final road game Read…While appropriate for Murtha to temper her expectations, she could not have had a much better defense to protect her lead.  Caitlyn Clem was able to record her second straight shutout and ninth of the season to secure the win for the Badgers. The defensive play aided Clem greatly in this contest as the keeper only needed to make one save on the night.Murtha also noted her excitement to compete in postseason play.“I think our team is looking really good right now and we’re very motivated so going into the tournament,” Murtha said. “I expect us to do really well and hopefully we’ll make NCAAs too.”Men’s soccer: Wisconsin to take on non-conference in-state rivalsThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team will take on the Marquette Golden Eagles in an in-state battle between two Read…With both their offense and defense firing on all cylinders the past couple games, Wisconsin could make a run in the Big Ten tournament and beyond.  After struggling for parts of conference play, the Badgers have outscored their last two opponents 4-0 while outshooting them on goal 16-5.Though the win against Penn State (10-4-3, 6-2-3 Big Ten) was significant for morale, their victory Wednesday did not improve Wisconsin’s standings for the Big Ten tournament. The Badgers have secured the six seed and will compete Sunday against the three seed Minnesota in Westfield Indiana.The Badgers will hope to have similar performances going forward as they did last night. In what has been a long season full of ups and downs for the Wisconsin women’s team, it appears as if they are hitting their stride at the perfect time.last_img read more

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MLB trade rumours: New York Yankees in for Gerrit Cole, Didi Gregorius?

first_imgLast Updated: 28th November, 2019 23:59 IST MLB Trade Rumours: New York Yankees In For Gerrit Cole, Didi Gregorius? MLB rumours: In this edition of the MLB trade rumours, New York Yankees are rumoured to be after Gerrit Cole, Tim Hill and others in the ongoing trade season. 11 months ago Pawan Sehrawat sets Pro Kabbadi record with 39 raid points in a match Daniel Arambur FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Tim Hill would be a good addition to the Yankees bullpen that wouldn’t cost much. He had a strong GB% of 57% last season, on top of a .186 OBA against LHH and .238 OBA against RHH and 8.9 K/9— Dan Federico (@DanJFederico) November 27, 2019 Also Read | Trump intends to uphold tradition of presidents and baseballAlso Read | ‘Howdy Modi’: Baseball player Karan Patel welcomes PM Modi to Houston What’s Miguel Andujar’s future with the Yankees look like? https://t.co/lGPuX1gilk @bykristieackert pic.twitter.com/pDS3D97bdq— NY Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports) November 20, 2019 New York Yankees are rumoured to be interested in left-arm pitcher Tim Hill. The talented pitcher boasts a 57.3 per cent rate worm burner rate, struck out 8.85 batters per nine and walked 2.95. That consistency helped the 29-year old to a 3.63 ERA/3.84 FIP across 39 2/3 innings. Hill, who has a 90.2 mph average fastball, could be a solid addition to the New York Yankees squad.Also Read | MLB to look into umpire tweet referencing gun, Trump criticsMLB trade rumours: Gerrit ColeHighly-rated Gerrit Cole finished his career-high year with a 20-5 record and held the lowest ERA in the American Baseball League at 2.50. Gerrit Cole also held the most strikeouts in Major League Baseball at an impressive 326 over 212.1 innings pitched. In addition to the New York Yankees, the Anaheim Angels have also been linked with the possibility of landing Gerrit Cole in the ongoing trade season.Also Read | ‘Go back to baseball’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms Galaxy exitMLB trade rumours: What does Miguel Andujar’s future with New York Yankees look like? LIVE TV 10 months ago Dream11, Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas: Playing 11 and predictioncenter_img First Published: 28th November, 2019 23:59 IST COMMENT 10 months ago PKL 2019: Bengal Warriors’ road to playoffs, performance and results Written By WE RECOMMEND 11 months ago Kiren Rijiju shares a throwback memory from the 2008 Beijing Olympics 9 months ago MLB trade rumours: Jacoby Ellsbury released by New York Yankees, what’s next for him? WATCH US LIVE The New York Yankees are on the lookout for a top-level free agent over the course of the offseason. There have been several renowned names that have been linked to the Yankees in recent weeks. New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner have already said that they carefully weighing out all the options available to them, especially the big names. Here are some New York Yankees Major League Baseball (MLB) trade rumours which have gained momentum in the last few days.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Jacoby Ellsbury Released By New York Yankees, What’s Next For Him?MLB trade rumours: Tim Hilllast_img read more

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State Highlights Sutter Blue Shield Resolve Calif Health Care Contract Dispute Hawaiian

first_img Kaiser Health News: California Ranks Last In Spending On Diabetes Prevention, Audit Finds California’s ambitious effort to save billions of dollars by changing how the state’s costliest patients get treated is on the ropes. The Obamacare program was designed to reduce medical costs by putting more of the nation’s 11 million most challenging and expensive patients into tightly managed care. But the rollout in California — one of the first states spearheading the effort — has been marred by widespread confusion, enrollment glitches and a revolving door of health officials. (Terhune, 1/31) Health insurance provider Blue Shield of California and the Sutter Health network of doctors and hospitals have reached agreement on a new contract, ending a dispute that threatened to force nearly 280,000 consumers in Northern and Central California to find new doctors. The companies announced the two-year contract on Friday. It means Blue Shield patients will be able to continue using Sutter doctors and hospitals without going out of their coverage network. (1/31) The Associated Press: Kaiser Permanente Workers In Hawaii Begin 6-day Strike Ending a monthlong standoff that rattled 284,000 health care consumers, Blue Shield of California and Sutter Health on Friday announced they had reached an agreement for a new two-year contract that will allow the insurer’s patients to continue to use Sutter doctors and hospitals. (Seipel, 1/30) [Alison] Hymes was no ordinary patient. Before landing at Western, she spent years urging others with mental illness and their families not to let doctors, judges and social workers make decisions for them. She was part of a state task force charged with reforming civil commitment laws at the time of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, serving alongside doctors, academics, and law enforcement officials. The daughter of a prominent University of Virginia linguist, Hymes argued vehemently — and unsuccessfully — against loosening the state’s commitment criteria. Hymes, now 58, believed those changes made it easier for authorities to involuntarily commit her in 2011 and again in 2013. (Shin, 1/31) Bob Jeske grew up on a farm and always wanted to practice rural medicine. But it didn’t hurt that a state program covered some of his student loans to do just that. State lawmakers in both parties want to expand the program that takes a big chunk out of Jeske’s $182,500 in medical school debt. Their plan is one of many approaches to solving a looming shortage of doctors and other health care professionals expected to hit hardest in rural Minnesota. (Farhang, 2/2) A bipartisan proposal would seek $5 million of state funds to continue giving intrauterine contraceptive devices to teenagers, a program state officials say has dramatically reduced the teen birth rate. The proposed bill is one of two legislative measures aimed at preventing teen pregnancies in Colorado. The other, already introduced, would expand a pilot education program. (Draper, 1/30) Hospitals that refuse to treat severely intoxicated patients and instead have them arrested would face steep fines of up to $300,000 per incident under a controversial bill unveiled Friday. (Calefati, 1/30) Reporting for Kaiser Health News, Barbara Feder Ostrov writes: “California spends less per person than any state on diabetes prevention programs, even as one in 12 California adults is estimated to suffer from the chronic disease, according to a new report from the California State Auditor. Using only federal grants, California spent just 3 cents per person on diabetes prevention in the 2012-2013 fiscal year, compared to New York’s 42 cents per person in state and federal money that year, the report noted.” (Ostrov, 2/2) Los Angeles Times: Hospital Chain Prime Healthcare Faces A Fight To Grow The Associated Press: California Health Care Contract Fight Resolved Under health care reform, Medicare bonuses are going to hospitals that are getting things right, at least from the federal governments perspective. Medicare data shows 1,700 hospitals, more than half graded, will reap extra payment in 2015. In Colorado, where 44 hospitals participated in the program, 57 percent received bonuses, or increased Medicare payments in 2015, while 43 percent will have penalties, or reduced payments. None broke even. (Draper, 1/30) Workers at Hawaii’s largest health care organization started a six-day strike early Monday, union spokeswoman Paola Rodelas said. Licensed practical nurses, medical assistants and housekeepers were among those joining the work stoppage at Kaiser Permanente. The strike will last through Saturday. (2/2) State Highlights: Sutter, Blue Shield Resolve Calif. Health Care Contract Dispute; Hawaiian Health Workers Start 6-Day Strike A selection of health policy stories from California, Hawaii, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Virginia. The Des Moines Register: Community Slams Plan To Close Mental Hospital center_img State administrators are wrong when they say many patients at the state psychiatric hospital here could obtain similar services from private agencies in southern Iowa communities, mental-health professionals and patients alleged Saturday. Department of Human Services Director Charles Palmer told the crowd that new mental health treatment options are being considered as part of the statewide redesign of the overall system. He explained that new regional authorities, including the one that covers the Clarinda area, are considering opening short-term “crisis centers” or “step-down units.” (Leys, 1/31) The Kansas Health Institute News Service: Nursing Practice Bill Heats Up In Kansas Buried in debt, Centinela hospital of Inglewood was on the verge of bankruptcy in 2007. It had lost $50 million in four years, and local officials worried that it might close — following the path of several other South Los Angeles hospitals. But where others saw risk, cardiologist Prem Reddy saw opportunity. Reddy’s company, Prime Healthcare Services Inc., bought Centinela and quickly turned it around, cutting expenses and increasing revenue. Centinela lost $63 million in 2007. Six years later, it made $39 million. Today it’s rated among the better-performing hospitals in the state. (Pfeifer, 2/1) The Denver Post: Proposal Seeks $5M To Give Contraceptives To Colorado Teens San Jose Mercury News: Sutter Health, Blue Shield Reach Two-Year Agreement Groups representing nurses and doctors met several times over the summer and fall but couldn’t reach a compromise on legislation to allow nurses with advanced training to practice on their own. The failed negotiations threw the dispute back into the laps of Kansas lawmakers, who don’t appear eager to settle it. (McLean, 1/30) The New York Times: Medical Costs Rise As Retirees Winter In South The Washington Post: She Fought For Patients’ Rights, Then She Was Put In A Hospital Against Her Will Bay Area News Group: Hospitals’ Dumping Of Drunk Patients Would Be Barred By Controversial California Bill The Associated Press: At Capitol, Plans Abound For Addressing Rural Health Care The Denver Post: Colorado Hospitals Win, Lose In Medicare Reform Sweepstakes Los Angeles Times: California Stumbles At Shifting Care For Costly Patients Like many retirees, one couple from upstate New York visit doctors in their winter getaway in Florida. But on a recent routine checkup of a pacemaker, a cardiologist there insisted on scheduling several expensive tests even though the 91-year-old husband had no symptoms. … The couple’s experience reflects a trend that has prompted some doctors up north to warn their older patients before they depart for Florida and other winter getaways to check in before agreeing to undergo exams and procedures. And some patients have learned to be leery after being subjected to tests — and expenses — that long-trusted physicians at home never suggested. (Rosenthal, 1/31) This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.last_img read more

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