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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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Shanghai’s rich pursue advanced health care

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08-Sep-16 Demand for sophisticated healthcare is high among the rich in Shanghai as their satisfaction with their own health and care for their parents are slightly below the national average. Over half of the rich people in Shanghai would like to try private hospitals and Internet-based health care services as alternatives to public hospitals. [image: Shanghai Daily]

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Cisco targets India with strategic digital solutions

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08-Sep-16 Global networking heavyweight Cisco is making strategic moves to strengthen its market in India. The company has announced a tie-up with Bengaluru-based Narayana Health, a multi-speciality tertiary level healthcare service provider, to deliver affordable specialty healthcare services remotely using Cisco’s Virtual Expertise Digital Solution. [image: Priyanka Parashar / Mint]

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Russia faces HIV epidemic with 1 mn cases

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07-Sep-16 Russia has reached a shocking milestone, with over 1 mn people officially registered with HIV. Infection rates are growing at over 10% a year. AIDS experts are worried, and the hospitals are overwhelmed. The Kremlin has banned sex education in schools and teachers who mention sex or HIV to children under the age of 15 can be punished. [image: Kim Traill]

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Turkey, Pakistan agree to cooperate on healthcare

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09-Sep-16 Turkey and Pakistan have signed a new deal on healthcare cooperation. "We have signed a very comprehensive agreement aiming at improving health facilities such as health management, service of patients, procurement of medicine, drop-testing labs, training nurses," Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif said. [image: AA]

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