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Cardiovascular disease high in Vietnamese youths

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20-Jul-16 Vietnam has recorded an increasing number of young people suffering from cardiovascular disease, which kills 200,000 people per year. According to Director of the Vietnam National Heart Institute Do Doan Loi, the situation is attributable to objective reasons like physical inactivity, drinking alcohol and smoking, and subjective ones including stress and pressure of living. [image: Vietnam+]

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Digitising health records in India

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19-Jul-16 Adoption of EHR in India is inconsistent and more prevalent in private hospitals. Systems not always meeting interoperability norms, and incomplete coverage of Aadhar (ID numbers) pose significant issues. 35% of people rely on private points of care which often do not adopt EHR due to the cost, and connectivity in rural health centres also remains poor. [image: The Hindu]

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Indian government plans to table Medical Device Act

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19-Jul-16 India's government is planning to table a new Medical Device Act in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament. In a 11-Jul-16 meeting on the Make in India initiative for medical devices, attended by leading associations, issues such as ease of doing business, regulation, fiscal imperatives, scaling manufacturing, promoting exports, encouraging innovations and making India attractive for investment were discussed. [image: Business Standard]

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Chinese embrace online healthcare

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19-Jul-16 Chinese people, now becoming increasingly tech-savvy, are embracing Internet-based medical care, according to a recent survey by Accenture. 70% had opted for online medical services via a mobile app or WeChat. 75% had searched for medication and information on medication online. Up to 60% said they had used “online doctor” consulting services. [image: Long Wei / China Daily]

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