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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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12 Healthcare growth markets stories from 2015, month-by-month

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18-Jan-16 As the healthcare industry considers the possibilities - and challenges - of the year ahead, here's a look back at 12 notable Healthcare growth markets stories from 2015 you may have missed, month-by-month, including "China’s physicians encouraged to take up second jobs", "Vietnam achieves healthcare Millennium Development Goals", "World's biggest healthcare facility financed in Turkey" and more.

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LG's new diabetes drug to begin global sales

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21-Jan-16 LG Life Sciences will start selling Korea's first diabetes treatment Zemiglo in the global market this year. The Korean drugmaker sealed licensing partnerships with Sanofi and Stendhal in 2013, and will begin selling the new treatment in India and five countries in Central America from March 2016. [image: LG / Business Korea]

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Four trends in healthcare in Southeast Asia for 2016

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21-Jan-16 Smart Health, more holistic lifestyles including wellness management, growing trust in digital health, and cross-vertical collaborations on the rise (eg. between healthcare providers and car-hailing service companies), are four trends predicted for Southeast Asia's healthcare landscape in 2016. Smart Health involves technologies that help to close the gap between care-givers/doctors and patients. [image: Yahoo News]

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China to open 20 overseas TCM centers

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21-Jan-16 China plans to open 20 Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) collaboration centers overseas in 2016. The centers will be based on the various needs for TCM in different countries and will require local partners, including hospitals, research institutions and pharma companies. The international market for TCM is valued at USD50 bn. [image: Bao Kangxuan / Asianewsphoto]

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