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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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Philips may invest in Indian healthcare technology startups

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07-Apr-16 Dutch consumer electronics and healthcare giant Philips is looking to join the ranks of other global Fortune 500 companies in leveraging India's rapidly evolving startup ecosystem and is initiating moves to set up a venture fund that will look to invest in Indian healthcare technology startups. [image: Economic Times]

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One in three of world’s adults with diabetes is in China, WHO reports

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07-Apr-16 Nearly one in three adult diabetes sufferers is in China, where there has been an explosion in the numbers affected in the past quarter-century, a new WHO report shows. While China accounts for 19% of the world’s population, it had more than 30% of adult diabetes cases in 2014, or 129.3 mn. [image: South China Morning Post]

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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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