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Babies to don wearable tech in India

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01-Aug-16 Researchers in India from Robert Bosch Center for Cyber Physical Systems and St John's Research Institute have developed a wearable sensor which picks up temperature abnormalities in newborn babies. It transmits remotely to the phone of a health worker or raises an audible alarm to alert a family member, either immediately or if no corrective action is taken. [image: Bangalore Mirror]

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China’s public hospital doctors to lose iron rice bowls

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01-Aug-16 For decades, working as a public hospital doctor in China was considered an “iron rice bowl” job – a career with salary guaranteed until retirement. Now the Ministry of Human Resources & Social Security is studying hiring practices in public hospitals and universities, as it aims to shift all such jobs, including public hospital doctors, to contract positions. [image: SMCP]

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Philips ​launches ​connected ​wearables​ globally​

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01-Aug-16 Philips announced the global availability of wearable technologies and the first in a series of personal health programs that empower consumers to take greater control of their health. The medical-grade health monitoring devices - a health watch, connected scale, blood pressure monitor and thermometer - and a fully integrated companion HealthSuite Health App are available from 1-Aug-16. [image: Philips]

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Studies boost for Allergan in China

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29-Jul-16 Allergan Optive Fusion eye drops have shown rapid and continued improvement in dry eye in a study presented at the 2016 Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress in China. Allergan’s Ophthalmology director, Damon Cooke, said: “Dry eye disease is impacting increasing numbers of people as we spend more time looking at screens and living in air conditioned environments.” [image: Allergen Optive Fusion]

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China's online healthcare market proving tough pill to swallow

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29-Jul-16 Chinese conglomerates Fosun and Alibaba are betting big on the country’s reforms of the healthcare system. But so far the country’s rigidly-regulated market is proving a more bitter pill to swallow than expected, say experts. Ali Health's plans took an early setback in Jun-16 when the government unexpectedly halted online drug sales by third-party platforms. [image: SMCP]

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