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Reducing pollution in China may save 3 million lives each year

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15-Mar-17 China could prevent three million premature deaths each year by enforcing tighter air quality standards and reducing particulate matter to the level recommended by the WHO. Air pollution appears to have a much greater impact on deaths due to cardiorespiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic lung disease (COPD), than it does on deaths due to other causes. [image: ET Healthworld]

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J&J CEO is optimistic about China's healthcare market

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14-Mar-17 Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson said: "We believe that the macro trends - a large population, urbanisation, growing middle class, demand for healthier lifestyles and care choices - remain favourable for... China's healthcare industry. J&J has a legacy of translating technological innovation and medical science breakthroughs into industrial outputs that address the needs of patients and consumers." [image: China Daily]

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China's next wave of bubbles will be from health apps

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13-Mar-17 A classic internet land grab is underway in China, with over 2,000 well-funded companies launching health related apps into the market. With players ranging from giants such as Tencent to true start-ups, most are expected to fail and and the ones remaining will have to hope that the government decides to trust in market forces rather than taking over itself.  [image: Digital Graphiti]

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Korean researchers develop skin-attached diabetic patch

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13-Mar-17 A team of Korean researchers at Nanoparticle Research Group have developed a skin-attached patch for diabetics that can measure blood sugar from a small amount of sweat without drawing blood. The team has also developed a patch to work with the blood sugar assessment patch, that can administer appropriate amounts of drugs, offering users some control over blood glucose levels. [image: Business Korea]

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Private hospitals target Southeast Asia's middle class

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12-Mar-17 Private healthcare institutions in emerging Asian economies are cutting costs to offer high-quality care at 50-70% the price of large private hospitals. QualiMed in the Philippines has kept labor costs down by hiring young doctors who cannot afford a hospital space. Columbia Asia keeps operating costs low by focusing on high-demand fields. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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