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Can Long-Term Care Employers Require Staff Members to Be Vaccinated?

She endorses reimbursing staff members for time and expenses. But, she noted: “There’s good evidence from behavioral economics that offering money signals taking risks. These vaccines really are safe and effective, so we don’t want to solidify people’s fears.” Although Covid-19 cases and deaths are falling in long-term facilities, even those with high vaccination rates …

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Popular Drug Does Not Alleviate Mild Covid-19 Symptoms, Study Finds

Ivermectin, a controversial anti-parasitic drug that has been touted as a potential Covid-19 treatment, does not speed recovery in people with mild cases of the disease, according to a randomized controlled trial published on Thursday in the journal JAMA. Ivermectin is typically used to treat parasitic worms in both people and animals, but scientific evidence …

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Drinking Alcohol and Cancer: Should Your Cocktail Carry a Cancer Warning?

Scientists have known that alcohol promotes cancer for several decades. The World Health Organization first classified alcohol consumption as cancer-causing in 1987. Experts say that all types of alcoholic beverages can increase cancer risk because they all contain ethanol, which can cause DNA damage, oxidative stress and cell proliferation. Ethanol is metabolized by the body …

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