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WHO: One in four deaths due to unhealthy environment

HealthCare Asia Daily

An estimated 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 – nearly 1 in 4 of total global deaths, according to new estimates from WHO. Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation, contribute to more than 100 diseases and injuries.

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17 Mar 2016

Simply increasing beds won’t work for Singapore’s hospitals, say analysts

Healthcare Asia Magazine

Hospitals must focus on improving efficiency.

Healthcare in the city-state is slated to undergo radical change over the next two decades, which means simply increasing the number of beds over time isn’t a sustainable model.

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15 Mar 2016

Fine-particle pollution linked to higher mortality risk from cancer

HealthCare Asia Daily

Hongkong prolonged exposure to fine air pollutants is linked to a higher risk of dying by any cancer, a study that tracked more than 66,000 seniors in Hong Kong has found.

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03 Mar 2016

Rising obesity among young set to worsen diabetes rate in Singapore

HealthCare Asia Daily

Rising obesity in children and young adults will push up the rate of diabetes in Singapore – already among the highest in the developed world – going by recent studies.

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03 Mar 2016

Ageing population top concern for healthcare in 2050: report

Healthcare Asia Magazine

With Asia projected to make up 45% of the world’s population by 2050, with 810 million from south east Asia by 2020, constant pressure remains on both doctors and healthcare providers to keep the levee from breaking.

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01 Mar 2016

Half the world to be nearsighted by 2050

HealthCare Asia Daily

Half the world’s population, or nearly 5 billion people, will be nearsighted by 2050. Up to one-fifth of them at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue, says a study published in the journal Ophthalmology.

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18 Feb 2016

Singapore should stop fretting over medical tourism woes, say analysts

Healthcare Asia Magazine

Regional competitors are no match for local healthcare providers.

According to a report by OCBC, Singapore healthcare providers need not be fazed right now by regional competitors. Local healthcare players remain strong contenders thanks to their established brand and reputation and their focus on enhancing expertise offering. Also, Singapore healthcare providers target premium-end patients.

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02 Feb 2016

Deadly tropical disease poses serious threat

HealthCare Asia Daily

A deadly and hard to detect disease called Melioidosis is present in more countries than previously though. A study predicts that that melioidosis is present in 79 countries, including 34 that have never reported the disease.

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21 Jan 2016

Malaria treatment fails in Cambodia

HealthCare Asia Daily

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) confirm that dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine, the first-line treatment for malaria infection in Cambodia, failed in certain provinces due to parasite resistance to artemisinin and piperaquine.

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12 Jan 2016

What is Diabetes

Infomedix International

A new study from WHO (World Health Organization) has shown that the number of people with diagnosed diabetes is dramatically increasing worldwide especially in developing countries. Diabetes, even known as the Silent Killer because of its easy-to-miss syntomps, will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.

Article Courtesy of: Infomedix International 1/2016 “What is Diabetes” © Infodent Srl

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01 Jan 2016

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