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‘She Taxis’ to double up as mobile health providers in Kerala

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14-Dec-14 Mobile health and wellness clinic mobD is tying up with She Taxi in the Indian state of Kerala, the country’s first technology-enabled, women-only taxi. The She Taxis will be equipped with basic health facilities to provide immediate help in the event of an illness, including first-aid kits and digital glucometers. [image: The Hindu Business Line]

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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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Hony, Goldman lead USD610 million investment in China’s Neusoft

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12-Dec-14 Shenyang-headquartered Chinese IT solutions and service provider Neusoft Corp says it intends to sign an agreement with an investor consortium including Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital and Goldman Sachs, to help the company transform its healthcare businesses. [image: China Money Network]

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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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