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Private operators sought to redevelop, run five regional NSW public hospitals

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15-Sep-16 Non-government operators are being sought to redevelop and run five regional public hospitals across New South Wales in Australia. Under the partnership plan, the winning bidders would construct the hospitals then run them on behalf of the State Government. The Health Minister said partnering with non-government operators would allow the Government to provide bigger and faster redevelopments. [image: Chris Coleman / ABC News]

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Prostate cancer cases in India to double by 2020

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15-Sep-16 Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men worldwide. The projection data shows that the number of cases will double by 2020. "With the increased migration of rural population to the urban areas, changing lifestyles, increased awareness, and easy access to medical facility, more cases of prostate cancer are being picked up [in India]," said Dr Kumar, head of Urology at Safdarjang Hospital. [image: The Indian Express]

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Aussies to gain faster access to breakthrough medicine

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15-Sep-16 The Australian government has announced it will speed up the approval process for new medicines so that Australians can gain faster access to drugs. Currently, Australians are forced to wait up to two years longer than in other nations, but the new rules will allow drugs to be "fast-tracked" if approved by a regulator such as the USFDA. [image: News Corp Australia]

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Intermountain, Asia Genomics partner for personalized medicine

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13-Sep-16 Intermountain Precision Genomics of the US and Singapore-based Asia Genomics are joining forces to deliver personalized medicine. First up is a test in Southeast Asia. Under the collaboration deal, the first for Intermountain outside the US, the firms are contracting to offer ICG100 testing. [image: Healthcare IT News]

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US investor eyes hi-tech hospital in Vietnam

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13-Sep-16 The US’s Quantus Inc is planning to invest in a hi-tech hospital at Saigon Hi-Tech Park in Vietnam. The project will have 25-storey and 12-storey buildings, with a hi-tech hospital, a life science research and development institute, a residential area for patients' relatives, a VIP area, and a trade center. [image: SHTP]

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