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China's bulging health problems open door for Omron drugstore move

Blood pressure gauge maker to open 1,000 quick-testing centers nationwide

An Omron health center in Shanghai: Staff check visitors for such conditions as glaucoma, which is a higher risk for diabetics. (Photo courtesy of Omron)

KYOTO -- As China faces a rise in diabetes and other diseases associated with aging and obesity, one of Japan's biggest makers of blood pressure gauges plans a nationwide chain where a quick check can lead to early detection.

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