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Robotic surgery benefitting paediatric patients in India

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27-Jul-15 Chennai-based Apollo Children’s Hospital Surgeries is using robotics for surgeries. The technology provides a 3D view that helps doctors to navigate in a targeted manner and complete a procedure without affecting neighbouring cells and tissues, which is crucial in paediatrics. This in turn provides patients with advantages including quicker discharge time, minimal scarring, smaller incisions and less blood loss. [image: International Centre for Robotic Surgery]

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Doctors, dentists find private path healthier in China

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27-Jul-15 Increasing numbers of Shanghai’s more experienced doctors and dentists are leaving the city’s public hospitals to set up private group practices. One dentist who recently set up a private practice calls the current public hospital system unsustainable. He describes "a noisy and crowded environment, low income, excessive workloads, bad patient-doctor relationships and a ridiculous evaluation system.” [image: Shanghai Daily]

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Koreans feeling huge medical expenditure burden

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23-Jul-15 Korea's Ministry of Health & Welfare compared the Korean National Health Accounts and Total Health Expenditure data for 2014 to the OECD’s Health Data and announced that the Korean government’s public financial resources accounted for 55% of the country’s national health expenditures. Conversely, the average of the 34 OECD member countries was as high as 72%. [image: Business Korea]

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Singapore's hospitals turn to robots for healthcare assistance

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23-Jul-15 With Singapore's ageing population there will be more seniors needing care, but not enough carers. This is why hospitals are turning to robots. A robot can help recovering patients exercise; another can keep dementia patients occupied. The idea is to "take the manual out of healthcare", said Ms Selina Seah, director of the Centre for Healthcare Assitive & Robotics Technology. [image: Straits Times]

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