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Monday, October 13, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

Body contouring after bariatric surgery helps obese patients keep weight off

Posted: 11 Oct 2014 02:21 PM PDT

Patients who have plastic surgery to reshape their bodies after bariatric procedures are able to maintain 'significantly greater' weight loss than those who do not have surgery, according to a new study.

Oral capsule as effective as invasive procedures for delivery of fecal transplant

Posted: 11 Oct 2014 02:21 PM PDT

A noninvasive method of delivering a promising therapy for persistent Clostridium difficile infection appears to be as effective as treatment via colonoscopy or through a nasogastric tube.

Detecting depressive states in elderly with on-line monitoring devices

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 01:36 PM PDT

Detecting depression in older adults through monitoring their daily routine has become a reality thanks to a new system developed by researchers. This technology can be used as an auxiliary tool for the care of elderly people, who for various reasons, such as family abandonment of or a chronic condition, tend to fall into a depressed state.

Launch of new sensor device on Hudson River set to 'wire' river for cleaner water

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 01:33 PM PDT

In the race to find solutions to critical water issues, the launch of a new cost-effective water quality sensor device is the first step in overcoming hurdles of historically prohibitive costs for long-term water resource monitoring, scientists say.

GPA, GRE inadequate for evaluating non-traditional students for graduate school admissions

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 12:41 PM PDT

Traditional measures such as Graduate Records Examinations test scores and undergraduate grade point average are not adequate for predicting success for non-traditional students who are returning to school after spending several years in the workforce, a new study says.

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