Infectious diseases experts offered guidance on the use of antibody tests in practice, a remdesivir trial showed disappointing results, the CDC recommended flu vaccination for people six months and up, and a study reported post-ICU outcomes of patients with COVID-19.
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Researchers studied women ages 50 years or older who took bisphosphonates and were enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health care system.
A 72-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine visit. She has a 30-pack-year smoking history and quit 5 years ago. A screening low-dose chest CT scan shows a peripheral 9-mm solid pulmonary nodule in the left upper lobe and emphysema. What is the most appropriate management?
A meta-analysis and review found that honey relieved symptoms such as cough better than usual care, but it had not been proven superior to placebo in a randomized, controlled trial.
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