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US Army-developed Zika vaccines work in mice after one shot

HealthCare Asia Daily

A promising preclinical study of two Zika vaccine candidates has been completed by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and collaborators at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, suggesting that an effective human vaccine is feasible.

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29 Jun 2016

WHO: Fractional dosing for yellow fever vaccine proposed for emergencies

HealthCare Asia Daily

An approach, known as fractional dosing, is under consideration as a short-term measure in case of yellow fever vaccine shortages for use in emergencies.Experts agreed with the proposal at a meeting convened by WHO to consider potential shortages in yellow fever vaccine due to the outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of theCongo.

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20 Jun 2016

Exercise may improve post-learning processes

HealthCare Asia Daily

A series of Dutch experiments linked aerobic exercises that are completed four hours after a memorization to improved recall. According to the study team, newly-learned information turns into long-term knowledge through a process of stabilization and integration of memories. This requires certain brain chemicals that are also released during physical exercise, including dopamine, noradrenaline (norepinephrine) and a growth factor called BDNF.

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20 Jun 2016

Scientists can predict disease outbreak using climate, population changes

HealthCare Asia Daily

According to British scientists from the University College London’s genetics, evolution and environment department, they have developed a model that can predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those such as Ebola and Zika that jump from animals to humans – based on changes in climate.

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13 Jun 2016

Alarming rise of youth obesity in China due to rapid socioeconomic changes

HealthCare Asia Daily

In 1985, only 1% of the boys and 1% of the girls under the age of 19 in China were obese. But a 29-year study that was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that in 2014, these numbers escalated to 17% of the boys and 9% of the girls. The study involved nearly 28,000 students in Shandong province. It also used a stricter cut-off of the Body Mass Index (BMI) than the World Health Organization standard.

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27 Apr 2016

Deadly diabetes in ‘unrelenting march’

HealthCare Asia Daily

The world is facing an “unrelenting march” of diabetes which now affects nearly one in 11 adults, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

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06 Apr 2016

Asthma Therapeutics Market in Asia-Pacific Region to Hit $5.6 billion by 2021

Medical Device Asia Magazine

The asthma therapeutics market in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region will grow from $3.5 billion in 2014 to $5.6 billion by 2021, at a strong Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.2%, according to business intelligence provider GBl Research.

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31 Mar 2016

Peripheral Vascular Interventions Market will Climb to $3.4 billion by 2022

Medical Device Asia Magazine

The global market for peripheral vascular interventions, including lower extremity stents, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloons, PTA drug-eluting balloons (DEB), carotid stents, and renal starts, will rise from $2.1 billion in 2015 to $3.4 billion by 2022, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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31 Mar 2016

Hospital wars heat up as Singapore hikes healthcare spending

Healthcare Asia Magazine

Private players will have to splurge on robotics too.

Private hospitals in Singapore will be up against stiffer competition after the government revealed that healthcare spending will rise to a staggering $11b in 2016, according to a report by OCBC.

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29 Mar 2016

Stress Management Prevents Heart Attack Repeat

HealthCare Asia Daily

Adding stress management treatment in their treatment could cut the risk of a repeat heart attack in half, according to research from Duke Health.

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22 Mar 2016

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