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MetLife Hong Kong launches overseas medical treatment insurance

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15-Nov-16 MetLife Hong Kong has announced the launch of its new MetLife Borderless Best-in-Health Benefit, which provides seamless overseas access to world-class medical advice and treatment. The plan connects customers to overseas medical experts for a case review and second opinion, and pays for overseas medical treatment costs, as well as travel and accommodation. [image: MetLife Hong Kong]

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Korea develops contact lens that can treat glaucoma

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15-Nov-16 The Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology in Korea has developed a contact lens for glaucoma treatment that improves drug delivery efficiency by adding vitamin to soft contact lenses. Fat-soluble vitamin A and vitamin E lump with each other in the inside of a contact lens and form a concrete surface which absorbs and maintains more glaucoma medication. [image: Business Korea]

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J&J and Stryker announce partnerships with Indo UK Institute of Health

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14-Nov-16 J&J has entered into a collaboration with the Indo UK Institute of Health to deliver medical technology and surgical education in the field of orthopaedics, to the 11 IUIH 'medicities' being established in India. Meanwhile, Stryker announced a 20-year collaboration IUIH as a partner in the orthopaedic areas of hip, knee and trauma. [image: Indo UK Institute of Health / Somer Design]

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Over 30m diabetics in India in one decade

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14-Nov-16 In the last one decade, the number of diabetes patients in India increased by over 30 mn due to sedentary lifestyle and erratic schedule mostly common in the age group of 20-40 years, said the country’s leading diabetic experts. In 2000, there were around 31.7 mn persons diagnosed with diabetes, and by 2015 the figure had increased to 62 mn. [image: Imperial College London]

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