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Australia's health spending reaches AUD6,248 per person

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02-Feb-16 The cost of Australian healthcare has grown about 4% annually over a decade to AUD6,248 (USD4,449) per person. This was not due to either inflation or population growth rates, which were both factored in to the results. The growth was driven by a range of factors, including medical advances, the ageing population and an increase in people suffering chronic illnesses. [image: Alex Ellinghausen]

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China’s diabetes boom promises UD23 bn pot for drug makers

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30-Jan-16 How big is the potential market for diabetes drugs in China? As big as the entire populations of Australia, Canada and Argentina combined. And it's growing. Only about half of China’s diabetics have been diagnosed, and only 15% of those diagnosed are receiving comprehensive treatment, said Jakob Riis, head of China at Novo Nordisk, the world’s largest insulin maker. [image: AFP / Getty Images]

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World’s first voice recognition system for diabetes management developed in Korea

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28-Jan-16 Seoul National University Bundang Hospital kept track of 99 diabetes patients aged 60+ for six months and found that those managed with its voice-recognition U-healthcare system showed a glycated hemoglobin level 8.5% lower than that of the control group. According to the hospital, this system can improve blood sugar management efficiency and help prevent diabetic complications. [image: Business Korea]

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