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Acer showcases cloud-based remote healthcare

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07-Jan-16 Taiwan's Acer Inc showcased its achievements in smart medical devices at CES recently. Acer's solutions can measure vital signs or home air quality through blood pressure and air quality monitors. The data can be uploaded to a platform for clinicians to analyze. Those who do not require intensive medical care can interact with medical professionals through smart devices for remote diagnosis. [image: Revolve Robotics]

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Bengal's health sector on right track, say private hospitals

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07-Jan-16 With the addition of 25,000 hospital beds and a 5x increase in health budget, the health sector in West Bengal is on the verge of a turnaround. Sick newborn care units have increased to 45 from six, medicines have been made free for the poor, and a number of fair price diagnostic centres have been set up. [image: Hospital Directory Asia]

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12 notable Medtech growth markets stories from 2015, month-by-month

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18-Dec-15 There's been a lot going on in emerging markets in 2015. Here's a look back at 12 notable Medtech growth markets stories you may have missed, month-by-month, including "India’s medical devices sector opens up", "Telstra's investment in e-health tops AUD100 mn", "Brazil medical equipment consumption down 4%", "China’s private hospital sector believes in Digital Health" and more.

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Welcome Cure to launch 150 hybrid e-clinics in India

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06-Jan-16 Welcome Cure, the Indian alternate medicine platform focused on homeopathic treatments, launched physical e-clinics in Dec-15. The company plans to open over 150 e-clinics across India over the next 18 months as a part of its expansion and to cater to the high Internet non-savvy population in the country. [image: Welcome Cure]

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Pneumonia kills 200,000 kids annually in India

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06-Jan-16 A new study in the Lancet’s special series on Antimicrobial Resistance shows that only 12.5% of India’s under-five children with suspected pneumonia are actually receiving treatment, resulting in 210,000 deaths every year. “Access to effective antimicrobials: A worldwide challenge” goes on to conclude that India could avert 80.7% of these deaths by universalizing access to antibiotics. [image: The Tribune]

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