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Mobile phone microscope being tested in India, Vietnam and Nepal

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14-Dec-14 CellScope's objective is to establish mobile digital microscopy as a diagnostic platform that can be used by non-experts in remote settings. The mobile phone-based device can rapidly capture images or patient samples and transmit data wirelessly, allowing remote diagnosis followed by treatment at the point of care. [image: News 18]

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Obesity responsible for increasing chronic disease deaths in Latin America

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12-Dec-14 Non-communicable diseases were the cause of 78% of deaths in Latin America in 2008, estimated to rise to 84% by 2030. Obesity is at the heart of these deadly diseases, as a trigger for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Mexico has the highest obesity growth rate in the world and the highest proportion of child obesity. [image: Global Health Intelligence]

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Medtronic and other foreign medical device players face more competition in China

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11-Dec-14 Medtronic will turn over more than USD900 million in China this year, up from only USD50 million ten years ago. Its China strategy is multi-faceted, involving imports, local R&D, patient education and M&A. Despite this success, the advantage Medtronic - along with other foreign device makers - has carved out, is increasingly under pressure from local players, whose ability to innovate and drive costs down via frugal engineering is creating a new standard of excellence. [image: China Business Review]

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