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No more needles - new Japanese vaccination technology

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21-Jul-15 Vaccination no longer has to be a painful process, as researchers from Japan's Osaka University have developed a new technique that can deliver vaccines without needles. Through this technology, vaccines are delivered simply by laying a tiny patch onto a person's finger, before it dissolves into their skin. [image: BioSpectrum]

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Telstra goes live with 'doc around the clock'

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02-Jul-15 Telstra Health has gone live with its ReadyCare telemedicine service, offering phone and video consultations with Australian GPs 24 hours a day. A JV with Swiss telemedicine provider Medgate, ReadyCare is initially targeted at health funds, mining companies, state governments and corporates. It has signed its first big contract with travel insurance firm Cover-More, which handles 35,000 medical episodes annually. [image: Gettty Images]

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mHealth information for all: a global challenge

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15-Jul-15 A survey of 1,700 mHealth projects shows that none provide actionable, offline guidance for the user addressing acute situations in low-resource settings. The opportunity for mHealth is constrained by three challenges: Lack of smartphones; shortage of appropriate content; and getting content onto devices. Collaboration between content providers, phone manufacturers, network operators, application developers and international health organisations is needed. [image: United Nations Foundation]

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Taiwan cancer clinic develops fully electronic radiation process

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14-Jul-15 The Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center in Taiwan has established an entirely paperless and filmless clinical process in radiation oncology. Designed to enhance patient safety and operational efficiency, the new oncology system automates the essential tasks, safety-checks and centralized patient information for the clinical team. [image: Healthcare Innovation]

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Fujifilm, 9 others plan regenerative medicine center

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22-Jun-15 Ten companies with medical-related operations in Japan are looking to team up with overseas biotechnology concerns to develop regenerative medicine treatments using cultured cells. The companies, including Fujifilm, CellSeed, Astellas and Janssen, will set up a development center to pool their technologies. [image: The Japan Times]

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