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More resources needed to improve ‘grossly inadequate’ health services for skin disorders in Hong Kong, dermatologist warns

To veteran dermatologist Tommy Luk Nai-ming, a 23-year-old Hong Kong woman’s suicide note last month saying her eczema left her feeling she would be better “dead than alive” underscored how distressing skin disorders could be. “Skin diseases can lead to many psychological problems,” said Luk, who retired in 2015 after spending more than 20 years treating skin conditions in Hong ... Read More »

Transforming health care for all in Indonesia

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — many of which are related to unhealthy lifestyle choices — are on the rise. (Shutterstock/File) Indonesia has set itself an ambitious goal of establishing universal health care by 2019, a move commended by the United Nations as part of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. While its goals are noble, we are coming up against the reality ... Read More »

Cells From Man’s Pancreas Implanted In His Liver

In a path-breaking medical case, insulin-making beta cells were successfully removed from the pancreas of a 19-year-old motorbike accident victim and transplanted to his liver by doctors in Italy, saving the man from the risk of becoming diabetic. In the pioneering case, surgeons at Brescia’s Civil Hospitals performed a laparoscopy to remove the head and tail of the man’s pancreas, ... Read More »

Sony brags about the Xperia XZ2 Premium’s high ISO video recording in latest promo

Sony Android Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium might not be cheap at all, but it packs some neat goodies. Here’s an example: it has the world’s highest ISO sensitivity video recording in a smartphone, namely ISO12800. Did you know that? If not, Sony wants to tell (or rather, show) you all about it. Hence it’s created a new promo video for the handset, which you ... Read More »

Heart attack warning, 4 or more drinks in a row can put youngsters at severe risk

Here’s a heart health advisory every youngster would do well to keep in mind. If you want to keep your heart healthy and stay away from heart attacks and other diseases, stop binge drinking. According to a new study, binge drinking, or having more than four drinks in row, can increase the risk of heart diseases in young adults later in their life. Almost 5,000 young ... Read More »

Moto E5 Plus to Launch in India on July 10; Will Be an Amazon Exclusive Phone

HIGHLIGHTS The upcoming launch of Moto E5 Plus has been confirmed by Motorola The smartphone is expected to be in the budget segment Pricing details are currently not available Motorola is all set to launch the Moto E5 Plus as the company’s latest smartphone in India. The Lenovo-owned brand at its product launch event held in Brazil in April this year announced a ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications, Key Features Detailed in Hands-On Coverage

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications and key features detailed Russian tipster Eldar Murtazin has brought the new information The new model is said to have not many differences over its predecessor Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications and key features have been detailed in a hands-on coverage by Russian tipster Eldar Murtazin. The new development emerges just after Samsung officially revealed the second edition ... Read More »

Honor 7X Price Cut in India, Gets Update With Game Suite, Ride Mode, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Honor 7X price has been dropped in India The handset is now available with a starting price of Rs. 11,999 Honor has also brought a new software update Honor 7X has received a price cut of Rs. 1,000 in India. With the latest move, the handset is available with a price tag of Rs. 11,999 for the 32GB storage configuration, ... Read More »

Xiaomi Said to Target as Much as $6.1 Billion in Honk Kong IPO

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp is planning to raise up to $6.1 billion (roughly Rs. 41,500 crores) from a Hong Kong IPO launching this week, people with knowledge of the matter said, in what will be one of the biggest tech floats globally of recent years. Xiaomi, which also makes Internet-connected devices, plans to sell about 2.18 billion shares including about 65 ... Read More »

Unisoc SC9863, SC9832E SoCs With Machine Learning and AR/ VR Support Launched in India

China-based fabless semiconductor company Unisoc (formerly Spreadtrum Communications) on Wednesday launched its latest system-on-chip mobile processors, SC9863 and SC9832E, for smartphones requiring machine learning and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) related applications in India. The two new SoCs were launched at an event in New Delhi. The newly-launched Unisoc SoCs deliver high-end user experience, power efficiency, 3D face ID, and support ... Read More »