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Iran, Russia sign three medical MOUs

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21-Feb-16 Iran and Russia have inked three memoranda of understanding to boost medical cooperation, ranging from exchanging knowledge and technology to importing and exporting medications. Iranian pharma companies are eager to export their products to Russia and Russian officials are optimistic. [image: Tehran Times]

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Chinese hospitals to require advance bookings

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19-Feb-16 Non-emergency patients will soon have to make advance appointments to attend 22 major hospitals under the Beijing Municipal Commission of Health & Family Planning. The hospitals will stop issuing registration tickets on arrival and patients will have to make appointments online, by phone or at ticket machines in the hospitals. The measure is hoped to reduce excessive crowds. [image: Xinhua]

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Health firmly in the long-term category as Telstra aims for growth

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18-Feb-16 Australia's Telstra will continue to invest in its Telstra Health division to allow it to grow in scale, capability and reputation, Telstra said as it released its half-year financial results, which showed net profit USD2.1 bn. Activities in the half included acquiring Health IQ, which supplies patient flow software, and community care software firm EOS Technologies. [image: Pulse + IT]

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Abbott’s glucose monitoring system gains approval in Australia

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17-Feb-16 The Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia has granted Abbott approval for its new glucose monitoring system, FreeStyle Libre. The technology removes the need for finger pricks and monitors glucose levels through a device worn on the back of the arm and secured by an adhesive pad. A handheld reader is scanned over the sensor to get a glucose result. [image: Abbott]

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Elsevier launches ClinicalKey mobile app

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11-Feb-16 Elsevier has launched a ClinicalKey mobile app that enables rapid access to evidence-based, peer reviewed clinical information via a mobile device. Elsevier designed the mobile app to allow users to select access to ClinicalKey or ClinicalKey for Nursing. The app is available to customers in more than 40 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and South America. [image: ClinicalKey / Elsevier]

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