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Nearly five percent of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate of up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study.
Liu Chunming almost died after a car crash in July in Taihe, a remote county in China's southeast Jiangxi province, but survived serious abdominal injuries thanks to specialist doctors who led his treatment from 1,000km (621 miles) away.
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.
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.
Authorities and tech developers must stop sensitive health data entered into applications on mobile phones ending up in the wrong hands, experts warn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.