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Meeting Malaysia's healthcare needs

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28-Apr-16 Foreigners continue to flock to Malaysia for treatment, attracted by competent medical personnel and high quality facilities, and lead by Indonesians who make up 62% of Malaysia's medical tourists. The country generated MYR587 mn (USD150 mn) in healthcare travel revenue in Jan-Sep 2015. But the reality is many Malaysians, especially in rural areas, still lack access to quality healthcare. [image: Soft Adventure Tourism]

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China: Obesity 'explosion' in rural youth

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27-Apr-16 Obesity has rapidly increased in young rural Chinese, a study has warned, because of socioeconomic changes. Researchers found 17% of boys and 9% of girls under 19 were obese in 2014, up from 1% in 1985. The study said China's rapid socioeconomic and nutritional transition had led to an increase in energy intake and a decrease in physical activity. [image: AFP / Getty Images]

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All numbers up - LG Household & Health Care

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26-Apr-16 LG Household & Health Care reported record high results in the first quarter of 2016. Net sales of KRW1.5 tn (USD1.3 bn) and operating profit of KRW234 bn (USD199 mn) represent growth of 17% and 31% respectively. Sales of Health products increased 6.5% and operating profit increased 12%, due to steady growth in both personal and home care segments. [image: LG]

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Japanese public-private team to build hospital chain in China

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26-Apr-16 The Japanese government will work with medical device maker Nihon Trim to set up a chain of hospitals in China, to promote medical exports while helping to alleviate the shortage of facilities there for treating lifestyle diseases. Mitsubishi Corp and other major companies are considering contributing through such steps as developing meals for diets designed to prevent diabetes. [image: Reuters]

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Raffles Medical Group eyes expansion into Chinese cities

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25-Apr-16 Singapore's leading private medical provider, Raffles Medical Group, is seeking opportunities to open hospitals and medical centers in China's top cities. The group plans to open a 400-bed facility in Shanghai in 2018, adding to existing clinics in seven cities in China, including Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing and Dalian. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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