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Google unveils India 'health cards' as it eyes vast market

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06-Apr-16 Google is offering doctor-vetted health information on search pages in India. The "health cards" cover more than 400 conditions and give information such as typical symptoms, prevalence and illustrations, in Google's smartphone app. After the US and Brazil, India is the third country to get the health cards. Approximately 5% of Google searches are for health-related information. Even medical professionals rely on Google, with 45% of hospital doctors in India using it 2-3 times a month, according to a Global Growth Markets survey. [image: AFP]

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Asia-Pacific Connected Health market intelligence service, 2016

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Subscriptions to our 2016 Asia-Pacific Connected Health market intelligence research program are now available. Receive accurate market data and reliable insight, access to specific business opportunities and the option to include private custom topics. Covering Devices, Systems and Services, the reports include analysis of: Connected Health ecosystem, government and hospital projects, regulations and reimbursement, industry players, case studies, future market outlook, and specific sales opportunities. 

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Pfizer doubles its web sales in China

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30-Mar-16 E-commerce sales of Pfizer's health products are growing at more than 100% every year in China, the company says. It has been selling since 2012 through an official Tmall storefront, and also sells on JD.com and other online marketplaces including Yhd.com. [image: Alizila]

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new Indian mHealth device to tackle global health

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29-Mar-16 The Swasthya Slate device is a mobile platform that comprises of a hardware device that connects to a digital thermometer, a blood pressure monitor, heart rate sensor, a 3-lead ECG system, and a blood sugar monitor. The goal is to record and store data in the cloud very easily and quickly, says Kanov Kahol, who is credited with conceiving the device. [image: Swasthya]

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NHG looks to gaming to boost healthcare in Singapore

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28-Mar-16 The National Healthcare Group has officially launched the inaugural Health Innovation Technology Challenge in Singapore, in search of apps that can be used to help patients and staff better understand illnesses and treatment. [image: Channel News Asia]

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