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China to investigate hospital dying student found on search engine

China's health ministry will investigate a hospital that a university student turned to for cancer treatment after seeking information on the Baidu Inc search engine.

China to investigate Baidu over student's death, shares dive

China's Internet regulator said it will send a team to investigate Baidu Inc over the death of a university student who used the Chinese search engine to look for treatment for his cancer.

Brazil to launch anti-Zika app for Olympics

Brazil’s health ministry said it will launch a smartphone application to track the Zika virus during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and help visitors detect the disease.

Google teams with UNICEF to map Zika virus spread

Google said that it is working with UNICEF to map the spread of Zika and pitching in a million dollars to support the group’s efforts on the ground.

Traffic app says not at fault for Israel troops losing way

Google-owned traffic app Waze hit back at suggestions its directions led Israeli soldiers into a Palestinian refugee camp where they were attacked, sparking bloody clashes.

Indian drug retailers protest against e-pharmacies

Indian drug retailers shut up shop for the day on Oct 14 to protest against the country's growing online pharmacy industry, and threatened to close indefinitely if the federal government did not shut down e-pharmacies.

India bets on mobiles in battle on maternal, child deaths

India is betting on cheap mobile phones to cut some of the world's highest rates of maternal and child deaths, as it rolls out a campaign of voice messages delivering health advice to pregnant women and mothers.

Health checks by smartphone raise privacy fears

Authorities and tech developers must stop sensitive health data entered into applications on mobile phones ending up in the wrong hands, experts warn.

Deregulation at heart of Japan's new robotics revolution

Neurosurgeon Tetsuya Goto had just begun testing a robot to perform brain surgery when he discovered Japan was moving to tighten regulations that would shut down his seven-year project.

French watchdog urges no 3D for under sixes

A French health watchdog has recommended that children under six be denied access to 3D films, computers and videogames, and that those up to 13 have "moderate" access.