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Tracking the public health effects of the Rio Olympics

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11-Aug-16 Visitors to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are most at risk from waterborne pathogens and mosquito-borne infections. So far in 2016 we have seen 165,000 cases of Zika, 1.3 mn cases of dengue, 137,808 cases of chikungunya and over 6,500 cases of H1N1 influenza, in Brazil alone. To track outbreaks that may result from the Olympics, HealthMap has created a surveillance map. [image: Vector]

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Digital health care services just around corner in Japan

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07-Aug-16 Businesses in Japan are looking to cash in on the potential for smartphones and wearable devices as health care trends toward the digital age. They are especially interested in preventive medicine, an area that could help Japan slash its ballooning medical costs. But the environment for startups in Japan is making it difficult to find a viable business model. [image: IStock / The Japan Times]

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Japan to invest USD3 mn in Cambodia hospital

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04-Aug-16 A Japanese investor has committed USD3 mn to construct a hospital in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Angkor Kyosei Hospital will provide the first ever international care services to tourists visiting the province, focusing on general illness. It will be operated by Cambodian doctors who have been trained in Japan, Thailand and Korea. They will also train Cambodian doctors. [image: Siv Meng]

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Increasing numbers for My Health Record in Australia

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03-Aug-16 The number of people in Australia with a 'My Health Record' has now surpassed four million, or 17% of Australians. Minister for Health Sussan Ley said that every day, one in five GPs see a patient for whom they have little or no information. With My Health Record, they will increasingly have access to basic information about a patient. [image: Technology Decisions]

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India's Apollo introduces a new paradigm in cancer care

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03-Aug-16 Apollo Hospitals has converted its cancer management infrastructure into an independent functional entity, Apollo Cancer Institutes. The institutes in eight cities are networked to leverage specialists and technology across the country. They work on a common platform using standardized protocols ensuring uniform standards of care. [image: Apollo Health City]

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