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Initial outcomes of Vietnam's satellite hospital project

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24-Aug-15 Within two years of Vietnam's satellite hospital program, the rate of patients sent to central hospitals has declined sharply and several satellite hospitals are now performing advanced medical procedures. Khanh Hoa hospital’s director said heart patients in the province now have very little need to go to Ho Chi Minh City for treatment. [image: healthplus.vn]

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Regulation reins in stem cell therapy

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26-Aug-15 China is aiming to control “wildly” growing stem cell therapy, issuing its first regulation covering the largely controversial medical procedure. “Only eligible hospitals can work with stem cells in clinical trials for research and there must not be fees or advertising,” said the National Health and Family Planning Commission. [image: Liu Haifeng / Xinhua Press / Corbis]

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