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Doctors in Vietnam urge correct use of medicines

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10-Mar-15 The over-use of antibiotics stemming from both healthcare providers and patients, low-quality antibiotics and incorrect dosages have led to a serious increase in antibiotic resistance in Vietnam. As a result, healthcare costs and treatment times have both risen. Doctors are urging correct use of medicines to avoid an escalation in diseases such as pneumonia. [image: Vietnam News]

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Chronic disease self-management is the norm in China

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10-Mar-15 The connectivity of chronic disease patients discharged from hospital to their healthcare professional in China is virtually non-existent. Third-party websites are now emerging to fill this gap, but until healthcare reform starts to address patient care outside the hospital by funding disease management programs, patient self-management will remain critical. [image: eyeforpharma]

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Wearable technology transit cards on Beijing metro

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21-Feb-15 Wearable technology has arrived for Beijing commuters in the form of a wrist strap that doubles as a transit card and health monitor. They also provide health-related recommendations. The new contactless cards can be connected to mobile phones wirelessly, and are expected to be rolled out to 400 cities across the country. [image: Malaymail Online]

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Middle East welcomes Korean doctors, medicine

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05-Mar-15 Thanks to the Korean President’s recent trip to the Middle East, four Korean pharma companies signed MOUs with Saudi firm Sudair Pharmaceutical, in deals worth about $182 million. Yonsei University Severance Hospital and Korea’s Green Cross Laboratories also signed deals with Saudi hospital operators. Korea has become one of the most popular medical tourism destinations for Middle Eastern countries. [image: Business Korea]

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Vietnam plans to extend health cover to 75%

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05-Mar-15 Vietnam hopes to achieve 75% health insurance coverage this year and 80% by 2020, up from 72% in 2014. The 2014 target mandated by the National Assembly was originally 75%. The government is also making strong efforts to relieve overloading on hospitals by improving healthcare administration. [image: The Voice of Vietnam]

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