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Moves to fuse TCM with Western medicine gaining traction

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28-Sep-16 With the active ingredients in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) now far better understood than ever before, a new range of hybrid TCM/Western treatments are wooing even the most cynical with their efficacy and lack of side-effects. Advances in research and development have enabled companies to integrate many of TCM's treatments and protocols with the latest technology and medical understanding. [image: HKTDC Research]

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AIA Korea, SK C&C to develop digital health and wellness platform

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28-Sep-16 AIA Korea and SK Holdings have announced an MOU to develop Korea’s leading customer centric integrated digital health and wellness ecosystem. The companies aim to help motivate customers change and adopt a healthier lifestyle to reduce major chronic illnesses stemming from smoking, drinking, poor diet and lack of physical exercise. [image: Business Korea]

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Hong Kong Eye Hospital sets sights on boosting cornea transplants

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26-Sep-16 The Hong Kong Eye Hospital will hire four additional staff members for its eye cornea donation team in the hopes of boosting transplant cases by 25%. The public hospital, which runs the city’s only eye bank, currently has a 15-member team responsible for coordinating cornea donations for some 400 eye patients. [image: South China Morning Post]

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Hospitals in India to collaborate for pan India services

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26-Sep-16 Small specialised hospitals in India are planning to collaborate to expand services across the country by pooling medical expertise for maximum efficiency. “We have strong investment backing... We have planned expansion to increase to 1,000-bed facilities, from the current 108-bed hospital in Bangalore,” said Dr Anil Mehta, MD of Bangalore-based Nandana Healthcare. [image: Medical Dialogues]

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Merck’s Keytruda finds fast entry into China via medical tourism

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23-Sep-16 Merck’s immunotherapy cancer drug Keytruda is finding its way into China as the first imported drug approved for use under a pilot program on the resort island of Hainan intended to boost medical tourism. The zone in Boao is likely to attract patients who would otherwise travel to Hong Kong or Macau for drugs yet to be approved in China. [image: Anthony Wallace / AFP / Getty Images]

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