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New knee replacement technology unveiled by Apollo

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28-May-15 India-based Apollo Hospitals, a top healthcare provider, has unveiled a revolutionary knee replacement technique in the UAE, which can facilitate a replacement that lasts for more than 30 years and is suitable for patients between ages 45-55 and those suffering from obesity. [image: Trade Arabia]

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Samsung to strengthen fitness app S Health

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22-May-15 Samsung has unveiled a new version of its S Health app, capable of measuring heart rate and oxygen saturation. An oxygen saturation-measuring device used to be classified as a medical device. Jointly created by US health insurance service company Cigna, the fitness app provides a customized health management system to users. [image: Business Korea]

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Shanghai Pharma teams up with JD.com to sell drugs online

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18-May-15 State-backed pharmaceutical group Shanghai Pharmaceutical Holding has teamed up with e-commerce company JD.com to further tap China's booming online drug sales market. Shanghai Pharma will operate JD's online prescription drug sales platform under an exclusive agreement, and share drug-sales related data and resources. [image: Reuters]

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India okays plan to monitor medical device safety

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16-May-15 After several horrific cases of malfunctioning medical devices, India's health ministry has approved a materio vigilance program in an effort to ensure safety. Despite being a USD3.1 bn market, India has no system for registering adverse events or tracking safety records. The proposed plan envisages a nation-wide programme involving district hospitals, medical colleges and corporate hospitals. [image: Health Technology]

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Vietnam's hospital networks to be linked

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13-May-15 Vietnamese tech company Links Toan Cau has set an ambitious goal of connecting the information networks of healthcare institutions and hospitals nationwide, hoping to bring bigger benefits to patients. The endeavor has gained initial success with technical support from its Japanese partner, Techno Project Japan Co. [image: The Saigon Times]

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