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Number of AIDS deaths among young Asians doubles over past decade: UN

HealthCare Asia Daily

BANGKOK – The estimated number of adolescents dying of AIDS in the Asia Pacific region has more than doubled since 2005, experts said on Monday (Nov 30), warning of a “hidden epidemic”.

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01 Dec 2015

MS treatment market to reach 20 billion by 2024

Medical Device Asia Magazine

The value of the multiple sclerosis therapeutics market will rise slowly from $17.2 billion in 2014 to approximately $20 billion by 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 1.5%, according to research and consulting firm GbbalData.

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30 Nov 2015

Southeast Asian countries plagued with ‘affluence diseases’

Healthcare Asia Magazine

And yes, this is a major challenge.

With a compound annual growth rate of 1.2%, changes in population demographics and disease profiles, the pressure to deliver has never been more apparent. "The total population in south east Asia is estimated to grow from 612 million in 2013 to 657 million in 2019... This is expected to drive the demand for healthcare services and put enormous pressure on healthcare spending in the region,” explains Natasha Gulati of Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific.

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25 Nov 2015

Medical plastics market to reach nearly US$7 bn by 2020

HealthCare Asia Daily

The global medical plastics market is expected to reach more than US$6.9 billion by 2020, driven by the ageing population and increasing the demand for existing and new medical technologies as well as growing application sectors globally. This is an overarching finding from the new report by industry research firm Markets and Markets titled Medical Plastics Market by Type, by Application, and by Region – Forecast to 2020.

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20 Nov 2015

Global Hepatitis B virus therapeutics market value will increase from almost 3 billion in 2014 to 3.5 billion by 2021

Medical Device Asia Magazine

Market growth will be driven primarily by increasing immigration from medium and high-prevalence countries, says report 'Global Hepatitis B Therapeutics Market Value to Grow Slowly to $3.5 Billion by 2021", says GBI Research NEW YORK (GBI Research).

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30 Sep 2015

Funding the top issue Asian hospitals face in patient care

Healthcare Asia Magazine

While Asia’s health industry must address a host of vital issues, analysts agree hospital coffers need the most attention.

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01 Jul 2015

Singapore’s imaging boom

Healthcare Asia Magazine

With the rise of chronic diseases and an increasing elderly population in Singapore, the island’s residents are shifting their medical spending strategy towards early disease detection instead of reactive treatment. This bodes well for advanced diagnostic imaging services, which have seen increased demand. These allow Singaporeans to detect a disease before it progresses into the later, deadlier, stages with higher costs.

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14 May 2015

Private health insurance Asia’s care backbone

Healthcare Asia Magazine

Gone are the days when only a few individuals, mostly the well-to-do, could afford decent medical insurance coverage.

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14 May 2015

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