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More takers for partial knee replacement in Madurai, India

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22-Sep-15 More people with arthritis are opting for partial instead of total knee replacement in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, as it is much more effective and less painful. Hospitals have started recommending partial knee replacement, which currently accounts for only 3% of knee replacements, particularly for younger people, including people in their 40s.
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India's SmartRx gears up to launch novel tele-health app

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22-Sep-15 Indian IT healthcare company SmartRx is launching an innovative mHealth app, expected to be among the best available. It will support online chat, video and audio consultation, notes and records, prescription and payment. “We have estimated that 20-30% of consultations will move to mobile and tele-health app platforms in the next 3-4 years" said Anil Kumar, CEO of Smart Rx. [image: SmartRX]

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Brazilian government to reduce healthcare spending to break budget deficit

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20-Sep-15 The Brazilian government will reduce the healthcare sector disbursement of USD997 mn in 2016. To break the overall budget deficit, government has announced nine measures, which includes job cuts in the public sector, reduction in salaries of civil employees, reductions in funding to pace growth programme, suspension of tenders, reduction in discretionary spending, reduction of ministries and other measures. [image: SASBE 2012]

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Compumedics builds booming Asian portfolio

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21-Sep-15 Compumedics has further strengthened its Asian footprint with a A$1 million three-year sleep diagnostic and monitoring systems contract in China. The deal with long-term Shanghai-based distribution partner ZhiNuo will result in deployment of Compumedics technology in and around Shanghai. [image: Compumedics]

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Danish hearing aid producer sets up in Malaysia

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25-Sep-15 GN ReSound, a leader in hearing technologies, has inaugurated a manufacturing and distribution facility in Johor, Malaysia. “The search... included a number of factors, including a favourable economic and political climate, a modern infrastructure that provides easy access to global markets, a well-educated and high performing workforce," the company said. [image: ScandAsia]

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