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Elderly health costs to rise tenfold in Singapore

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25-Aug-16 Elderly healthcare costs in Singapore are projected to rise tenfold over the next 15 years to more than USD49 bn annually. This means an average of USD37,427 will be spent on healthcare for each elderly person by 2030, the highest in the Asia-Pacific region, just ahead of Australia. [image: Tiffany Goh / The Straits Times]

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Crisis in China's elderly care as nurses are hard to find

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24-Aug-16 While China is ramping up elderly care services, there are not enough nurses to care for the growing aging population. In a nation that traditionally sees the family as the primary care giver, elderly care homes are in their infancy. While many graduates spurn nursing jobs, nursing homes prefer workers who have more experience and are paid less. [image: Shanghai Daily]

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HCMC to set up emergency aid stations, train paramedics

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22-Aug-16 Ho Chi Minh City plans to set up emergency aid stations to provide first aid more effectively. The health department has proposed cooperation with an Australian university to train paramedics to man the 25 planned stations. The health department said setting up such centres is appropriate for a city prone to traffic jams. [image: An Bang]

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Mexico grabs USD915 mn FDI for medical device production

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19-Aug-16 Mexico received USD915 mn in FDI for the production of medical devices over 2013-15. The medical devices sector is one of the country's most dynamic manufacturing sectors. Public health organizations provide 70-80% of healthcare services. Mexico is a major producer of medical devices and the largest exporter of medical devices to the US. [image: EuTech]

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$100m system to beat cancer with less harm in Singapore

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19-Aug-16 To treat cancers Singapore is investing close to SGD100 mn on a proton beam therapy system which causes much less damage to healthy tissue than current radiation therapy. With about three in five cancer patients requiring radiation, the National Cancer Centre Singapore has been studying the technology for a decade, but cost and size have been major inhibitors. [image: Tiffany Goh / The Straits Times]

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