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New smartphone app is able to detect Zika virus in 30 minutes

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21-Mar-17 Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in the US have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated, diagnostic device for the detection of Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. The new device eliminates the need for laboratory testing and reduces wait times from several days, to around 30 minutes and would cost in the region of USD100. [image: ET Healthworld]

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Insurers focusing on healthcare in Korea

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21-Mar-17 Korea's NongHyup Life Insurance has signed an MOU with KT to develop new insurance products and healthcare services using big data and IoT. The companies will launch a product for elderly people in 2018. The product is characterized by smart bands checking their pulse and movements and providing notifications for families, insurers and public health centers. [image: Business Korea]

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Indonesia's Siloam plans to double number of hospitals

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21-Mar-17 Indonesia's Siloam International Hospitals aims to double its hospitals to 50 by 2019. The country's largest hospital operator expects to expand into remote areas, including New Guinea, now that the universal healthcare system allows low-income people to seek medical treatment. The company will also look to expand via acquisitions. [image: Shinya Sawai]

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Why medical tourists go to Dubai

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20-Mar-17 Four medical specialities have taken a large number of medical tourists to Dubai in the last two years: orthopaedics, dental, eye surgery and IVF treatment. More than 298,000 medical tourists from outside the UAE visited Dubai in 2015. [image: The Middle East Magazine Online]

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