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Itochu, Lippo Group to jointly operate hospitals in Southeast Asia

June 23, 2017
Itochu, Lippo Group to jointly operate hospitals in Southeast Asia

Japanese trading house Itochu Corporation will be teaming up with Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group to operate hospitals in the Southeast Asia in a bid to leverage on the region’s increasing demand for advanced medical services from the private sector. Itochu has entered a business partnership with Lippo Karawaci, Indonesia’s largest hospital operator, to set up [...]

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TÜV SÜD to certify medical packaging materials in India

June 23, 2017
TÜV SÜD to certify medical packaging materials in India

TÜV SÜD, a global testing, certification, inspection and training provider, has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Certifying Bodies (NABCB) to issue ISO 15378:2011 certification to manufacturers of primary packaging materials for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. ISO 15378:2011 is an application standard for the design, manufacture and supply of primary packaging materials for [...]

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UK hospitals look to Asia for nurses amid shortage

June 23, 2017
UK hospitals look to Asia for nurses amid shortage

Hospitals in the UK are turning to Asia to for new nurses after a massive drop in applications from Europe after the “Brexit” vote. A team of officials from Whittington Hospital flew out to the Philippines on a head-hunting mission earlier this year, hiring 60 new staff who have already begun work in the ­Highgate [...]

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Breastfeeding shown to reduce chronic pain from C-section operation

June 21, 2017
Breastfeeding shown to reduce chronic pain from C-section operation

Women who breastfeed after a caesarean section (C-section) could decrease the pain experienced after the operation, according to new studies. Around a quarter of all births in Britain, US and Canada, are carried out by C-section, which results in chronic pain after the procedure, that lasts for more than three months, affecting around one in [...]

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Japanese town turn to dogs for help in detecting cancer signs

June 21, 2017
Japanese town turn to dogs for help in detecting cancer signs

The northeastern Japanese town of Kaneyama, with 6,000 residents, is taking part in a research program where dogs are being trained to sniff out signs of cancer. Kaneyama has Japan’s highest fatality rates stemming from stomach cancer, according to local reports. Frozen urine samples from the residents are sent to the Nippon Medical School, just [...]

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India’s North East region has potential to be healthcare hub for SE Asia –Rijiju

June 16, 2017
India’s North East region has potential to be healthcare hub for SE Asia –Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs of India, believes that the country’s North East region has the potential to become a healthcare hub for Southeast Asia. “We can create a medical hub in the North East for our neighbors… Myanmar people want to come to North East for medical treatment and a [...]

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Bhutan, Maldives eliminate measles –WHO

June 14, 2017
Bhutan, Maldives eliminate measles –WHO

Bhutan and Maldives have become the first countries in their region to successfully eliminate the highly contagious disease measles, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed earlier this week. Maldives has not reported any case of indigenous measles since 2009, and Bhutan since 2012, WHO said. “WHO commends them for this momentous public health achievement,” said [...]

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WHO faces Polio vaccination dilemma in Syria

June 12, 2017
WHO faces Polio vaccination dilemma in Syria

The World Health Organization (WHO) is facing a serious vaccination dilemma against polio in Syria as the six-year-old war prevents them from reaching and immunizing majority of the children in the country which could lead to more cases and even an outbreak in the future. Two children have been paralyzed in the last few months [...]

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High-tech farms now producing cold-weather crops in Singapore

June 12, 2017
High-tech farms now producing cold-weather crops in Singapore

High-tech vertical farms in Singapore are now planting cold-weather produce and crops which would not typically survive in Singapore’s climate and are usually grown in temperate countries like the US and Australia. Singapore’s local farms currently produce 12% of the country’s total vegetable consumption, exceeding the 10% target set in 2009, according to a report [...]

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French government sued by air pollution victim

June 9, 2017
French government sued by air pollution victim

A 56-year-old citizen in Paris, France has sued the government for failing to protect her health against the harmful effects of air pollution. Clotilde Nonnez, a yoga teacher, says she has seen her health deteriorate in the 30 years that she spent living in the French capital. However, it became worse than ever when pollution [...]

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