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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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Duke-NUS and SGH Researchers uncovers way to track Dengue infections

June 21, 2017
Duke-NUS and SGH Researchers uncovers way to track Dengue infections

Dengue fever is a common mosquito-borne viral disease today, where in a severe form, of hemorrhagic fever, can result in death. The disease develops four to seven days after the mosquito bite with patients suffering from fever, headaches, rashes, aches and bleeds. As of now, testing for this disease is complex and time-consuming. Results from [...]

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Cause and symptoms of cervical cancer

June 21, 2017
Cause and symptoms of cervical cancer

Indonesia recently lost one of its celebrities, Julia Perez, due to cervical cancer. Her departure raised awareness about a form of cancer that has been labeled as one of the most lethal by the Health Ministry. Cervical cancer is often associated with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), although it is also linked to other types [...]

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Andhra Pradesh, TUV Rheinland team up to deliver quality medical devices

June 21, 2017
Andhra Pradesh, TUV Rheinland team up to deliver quality medical devices

The Indian subsidiary of German technical services provider TUV Rheinland has collaborated with Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) to create an infrastructure for Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI/EMC) with an investment of Rs850 million over four to five years. The public-private partnership aims to reduce the medical device import, production cost and to help deliver quality medical [...]

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Baby fat is less likely to be outgrown, new study says

June 21, 2017
Baby fat is less likely to be outgrown, new study says

Overweight children are more likely to become overweight adults. Seven in 10 children who are overweight at age seven, will remain that way well into their adult years, according to the latest study on obesity by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), a statutory board under the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore. This flies in [...]

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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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Global drug sale forecasts decline as industry pricing face scrutiny

June 21, 2017
Global drug sale forecasts decline as industry pricing face scrutiny

Analysts’ worldwide drug sale forecasts fell down for the first time in 10 years – going down to US$1.06 trillion in 2022from last year’s US$1.12 trillion forecast – as industry pricing continues to face scrutiny and pressure, especially in the key US market, according to a report. It is the first time in 10 years [...]

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Vaccine that could lower cholesterol starts phase I human trial

June 21, 2017
Vaccine that could lower cholesterol starts phase I human trial

A new vaccine that could potentially help lower high levels of cholesterol is now starting a phase I trial in human patients following successful results in mice. The study is the first to show that it is possible to immunize genetically modified mice with a molecule that causes the body to produce antibodies against an [...]

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