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Sports Med thrives in India

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10-Aug-16 The trend of sports other than cricket becoming more demanding is giving rise to a new breed of medical specialists in India: sports medicine. Hospitals are seeing a spike in sports-related injuries. Dr Raghu Nagaraj from Hosmat Hospital said, "A couple of years ago we used to see only 15 to 18 surgeries a month, but these days we perform close to 45." [image: Bangalore Mirror]

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Investors should explore China’s medical gloves industry

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11-Aug-16 Malaysian and Chinese investors should enter into joint ventures to tap the huge potential for rubber medical gloves in China, given the country’s huge population and low usage of such gloves currently, Malaysia's Plantation Industries & Commodities Minister has said. China's current use of rubber medical gloves is three pairs per capita, compared with 25 pairs per capita globally. [image: The Star]

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Atomo Diagnostics secures AUD4.5 mn in funding

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11-Aug-16 Australian medical device innovator Atomo Diagnostics announced it has raised AUD4.5 mn in new equity from professional investors. Former Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Allan Moss said, "Atomo has developed a remarkably user-friendly and accurate testing device which has the potential to assist greatly in detecting HIV and other diseases in Africa and globally." [image: Atomo Diagnostics]

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Elderly healthcare yet to meet demand in Vietnam

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11-Aug-16 Elderly healthcare in Vietnam has yet to meet the needs of aging patients due to lack of medical staff and resources for geriatric wards. Only 36% of provincial hospitals have geriatric wards. The Ministry of Health plans to enhance the capacity of geriatric wards, aiming at comprehensive health care services at hospitals. [image: The Voice Of Vietnam]

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