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Why overnutrition is a global problem - Australia

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11-Apr-16 There’s been a steep rise in global obesity rates over the past four decades. The number of obese people has risen from 105 mn in 1975, to 641 mn. Globally 1 in 5 adults will be obese by 2025 and in Australia it will be 1 in 3. Australia needs to urgently increase spending on the prevention of chronic diseases resulting from obesity, according to experts. [image: The Blue Room Bupa]

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Harnessing tech to transform diabetes care in Singapore

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07-Apr-16 In Singapore, the number of people with diabetes is predicted to reach 695,000 cases by 2030. Practitioners of mobile health have consistently considered diabetes to offer the strongest market potential for the technology. Singapore General Hospital has developed an app to help diabetes patients who are new to insulin therapy. The app enables hospital staff to monitor the patient’s progress remotely. [image: Medical Design Technology]

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