Health

Web tool prioritizes health risks for postmenopausal women

A web-based calculator that helps middle-aged women predict their risks of conditions that become more likely with age has been developed by public health, medical and computer science experts from throughout the U.S. and ...

Pediatrics

UTI calculator predicts risk of infant urinary tract infection

(HealthDay)—The newly developed UTICalc calculator can be used to guide testing and treatment in children with suspected urinary tract infection (UTI), according to a study published online April 16 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Overweight & Obesity

The right way to weigh yourself

(HealthDay)—The scale can be your best friend—or your worst enemy—when you're on a diet.

Health

Self-reported function IDs post-op course in elderly

(HealthDay)—Self-reported function is more informative than frailty phenotype in predicting a negative postoperative course in older adults, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in the Journal of the American ...

Cardiology

Electronic alert doesn't up appropriate thromboprophylaxis

(HealthDay)—A computer-based alert system with a Geneva Risk Score calculation tool in the electronic patient chart does not improve appropriate thromboprophylaxis in patients admitted to general medical wards, according ...

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