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Portronics Launches Fitness Health Key – 3D Digital Pedometer

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Portronics, provider of innovative portable and digital devices introduces its new portable device called, the Health Key, a digital pedometer. It is one of the world’s advanced 3D pedometers. The H-key Digital Pedometer utilises latest generation 3D Technology which allows it to provide superior accuracy in any functional position, unlike other similar products that works accurately only if vertically placed. The H-key Digital Pedometer gives accurate readings whether it’s up, down or flat, on its side or at any angle.

The Health Key Digital Pedometer utilises a Digital 3D Acceleration Sensor which is more accurate than mechanical sensors used in other pedometers.

The H-key Digital Pedometer helps you to record your steps, distance, average speed, calories burned and time spent exercising. The data is displayed on a new bright LCD screen with a dual row display. The Health Key Motion Digital Pedometer filters out vibrations and only begins counting after it detects a sequence of continuous steps for greater accuracy. It runs on Coin Batteries and comes with a bonus strap and an instruction manual.


Gujarat Attracts Global Healthcare BrandsGujarat Attracts Global Healthcare Brands

Gujarat perhaps going to be the next hub of Indian healthcare enterprise. After Vicks and Colgate Palmolive, US-based Abbott Laboratories plan to set up a manufacturing unit in Gujarat to produce its nutraceutical range-Ensure and PediaSure at Jhagadia.
Abbott has acquired 45 acres of land for the plant, which will be its second unit in India. It will be set up with an initial investment of Rs 360 crore.Several leading global pharma and FMCG companies are eyeing the state for greenfield projects. Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries along with the USbased Procter & Gamble is setting up a Rs 500 crore plant to manufacture its Vicks range of products in Sanand.
Scotland-based pharma and lifesciences companies are also eyeing Gujarat for an entry into the Indian market. Mark Dolan, country manager, Scottish Development International attributes the trend to the quick materialisation of discussions. “Gujarati and Scottish businesses hold many common values and attitudes. Every opportunity to meet and discuss business is maximised with discussion quickly getting down to detail.” Dolan met a couple of pharmaceutical and lifesciences companies in Ahmedabad in the first week of August to explore business opportunities.


In the new Dräger Design Center in Mumbai, India, users and planners can work together with Dräger experts to plan and design their medical workplaces under realistic conditions. Located in the Goldline Business Center in Malad (West) in Mumbai, India, the 290 square meters showroom is the ideal setting for medical users, planners and architects to experience cuttingedge Dräger medical technology in real-life setting.

“The opening of our newest design center and showroom marks an open invitation for our customers to come and experience this functional space where we have recreated acute care areas” explains Michael Karsta, President of the region Middle East/Africa. Visitors of the “hospital area” can experience their workplace before it is actually set up. The visitors of the Design Center can trace a patient’s progress through the stages of transport ventilation, resuscitation, induction, surgery, post-operative, recovery and intensive care. This gives visitors first-hand experience with various Dräger devices in action, such as anaesthesia workstations (e.g. Fabius Plus, Primus) as well as ICU ventilation, respiratory monitoring or ceiling supply units. “In addition to the devices, we also showcase other solutions along the clinical pathway, such as a modular operation room”, explains Nikil Rao, General Manager of the medical division in India. Using a 3D computer application, the desired configuration can then be created as a virtual working environment and can be documented. This results in a customized solution that is tailored to the client’s precise specifications, without the need for costly modifications after installation.

The design center offers a training room to accommodate 22 people and an additional meeting facility for 8 people. The
market for medical technology in India is rapidly expanding. The medical technology industry is expected to grow from USD 2.75 Billion in 2008 to USD 14.0 Billion in 2020. This growth is fuelled mainly by demand from major cities.


Alzheimer’s Affects Women More Quickly

A study reveals men can stave off the effects of Alzheimer’s for longer than women, whose condition deteriorate faster when affected by the disease.

The study found that women suffering from Alzheimer’s deteriorate faster than men, even
when both are apparently at the same stage of the disease.

The findings suggest that women sufferers show greater loss of their mental faculties than men, whose brains are better at coping with the ravages of the disease.

The stage of progression of Alzheimer’s is measured using general tests, such as those based on behavior, the ‘Daily Mail’ reported. More detailed tests, such as verbal skills tests, on sufferers who were at an apparently equal stage of the disease suggested men have an advantage in coping with its effects. A man with Alzheimer’s consistently outperformed women sufferers in detailed tests of memory and even verbal ability, where healthy women normally have the advantage.


Study Says 206 Million Indians Use Smokeless Tobacco

Having nearly 275 million tobacco users, India ranks second globally and very close to China (approximately 301 million users). But unlike China, where nearly all are smokers and nearly 95 per cent smoke manufactured cigarettes, India accounts for more of smokeless tobacco users — 206 million, says a study in The Lancet.

The study analysed the data from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) conducted between October 2008 and March 2010. The data from 14 low and middle-income countries that “collectively contribute to most of the disease burden attributable to tobacco use” was compared with that of the U.K and the U.S. The number of people surveyed was different in the case of each country. India had the highest number surveyed, both of men and women.

Chewing tobacco accounted for almost all of the smokeless tobacco consumption in India. “Various forms of loose-leaf chewed tobacco are commonly consumed in the Indian subcontinent,” states the paper. “Smokeless tobacco use is particularly prevalent in India, Bangladesh, and in Thai women.” In the case of India, 23 per cent of men were smokers during 2008-2010. This is comparable with the percentage seen in the U.S. and slightly higher than the U.K figure.

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