03 Apr '11, 11pm

Health care at your fingertips: SINGAPORE hospitals are set to launch a slew of medical applications, or apps, f...

More than 10,000 health-care apps were available for download on mobile devices last year, two times more than the year before. -- ST PHOTO: TERENCE TAN SINGAPORE hospitals are set to launch a slew of medical applications, or apps, for mobile devices. They range from the informative to those that enable individuals to track and manage conditions like diabetes - or even their diets. More than 10,000 health-care apps were available for download on mobile devices last year, two times more than the year before. Trader Darien Tan, 34, for example, is a fan. At the gym, he uses Netter's Anatomy to find out which muscles he has worked on and how to soothe them. Before taking pills, he uses Epocrates to find out what side effects they may have when combined with other chemicals. Consulting firm research2guidance estimates that by 2015, 500 million people, a third of all smartphone...

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