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China's Ctrip medical tourism grows by 500 percent in 2016

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30-Dec-16 According to China’s leading online travel marketplace, Ctrip, Chinese medical tourism grew to reach 500,000 outbound trips in 2016, and Ctrip's medical tourism business grew by 500%, having been launched in Sep 2015. Health checks made up over 50% of Chinese medical tourism trips in 2016. Among Ctrip’s customers, Japan was the most popular destination followed by Korea. [image: Shutterstock / Jing Daily]

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Four predictions for Singapore's healthcare in 2017

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22-Dec-16 The next step for Singapore is to increase coverage of digital healthcare by making it more accessible and available to a wider pool of citizens: 1. Singapore turns to smart healthcare to tackle its aging population issue; 2. Doctors get support from automation; 3. The app economy comes to healthcare; 4. Singaporeans want easier and better access to healthcare. [image: Singapore Business Review]

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India diabetes care goes digital as RSSDI partners with Wellthy Therapeutics

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21-Dec-16 The Research Society for The Study of Diabetic in India has partnered with Wellthy Therapeutics, a digital therapeutics company focused on improving outcomes through Artificial Intelligence. Wellthy Diabetes is a diabetes health coach for patients and a virtual clinical assistant for doctors. Wellthy will offer the prescription app for all doctors who are members of RSSDI to prescribe. [image: The Hindu Business Line]

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Chinese women spend big on beauty surgery

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19-Dec-16 When it comes to surgical procedures to enhance beauty, Chinese women are twice as generous than their global peers. "I would say Chinese patients are the most dramatic," said Woffles Wu, a prominent plastic surgeon in Singapore. His clinic receives 30 to 40 patients from China every month. A few years ago, the number was in single digits, he said. [image: Feng Haiyong / China Daily]

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Turkey - top destination for hair transplantation

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19-Dec-16 Numbers of hair transplants have undergone a massive rise in Turkey, despite the recent unrest in the country. Turkey was the leading country for hair transplantations in 2015 and the numbers arriving still appear to be growing. According to data from the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council, 746,000 foreign visitors arrived in Turkey for medical treatment in 2015. [imgae: Tourism Review]

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