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‘Promising’ solutions for myopia control under study in China, Taiwan

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10-Sep-16 Studies in Taiwan and China have shown reductions in incident myopia of 25-50% when children spend an additional 40-80 minutes outdoors. In Taiwan, two hours of outdoor activity has been added to school programs. “Evidence that children who spend more time outdoors... are less likely to be or become myopic has been presented,” said Nina Jacobsen MD. [image: Zeiss]

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Santen announces launch of ophthalmology JV in China

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31-Aug-16  Japanese ophthalmology specialist Santen Pharmaceutical has announced the start of operations of its joint venture with state-owned Chinese group Chongqing Kerui. This partnership, which will involve the establishment of China’s largest manufacturing site for eye care treatments in the city of Chongqing, promises to provide people in China with affordable ophthalmic products. [image: Santen Pharmaceutical]

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KT signs MOU to improve Kazakhstan’s medical care

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09-Sep-16 KT, Korea’s second-largest telecom company has announced it has formed a consortium with Pusan National University Hospital and Busan Techno Park and signed an MOU with four Kazakhstani to carry out a digital healthcare demonstration project. The project is designed to improve the medical care environment in Kazakhstan with an ICT-intensive mobile healthcare diagnosis solution and Korea’s medical assistance. [image: Business Korea]

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Single-person households account for nearly 30% of Korea’s population

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08-Sep-16 Korea’s population increased by 1.36 mn from 2010, reaching 51 mn in Nov-15. South Jeolla Province is the first region to become 'hyper-aging' (>20% over 65 years old). Single households accounted for 27% of the total population, and the youth population is decreasing with the acceleration of low birth rates, while the middle-aged and elderly are rapidly increasing. [image: Business Korea]

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