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New hospital bed technology in Singapore helps prevent bedsores

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23-Jan-15 Students from Singapore Polytechnic have devised a system that can automatically adjust hospital bed temperature to reduces moisture, and thereby minimise bedsores. It comprises a sensor and a self-calibrating system to maintain an optimal temperature of 25°C. [image: WA Today]

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Jakarta to build cancer hospital and develop palliative care

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21-Jan-15 The Jakarta Health Agency is to build a 30-storey cancer treatment hospital in West Jakarta, with doors expected to open in 2017. It will also choose three doctors and two nurses from each of 10 hospitals in Jakarta to receive palliative care training from Singaporean doctors. [image: Care Bright]

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India still lacks reliable basic healthcare data

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20-Jan-15 In India, there is a need for healthcare providers and policy-makers to generate reliable data on basic healthcare indicators. As yet there has been no fool-proof epidemiological study of every aspect of health. Parameters need to be tracked for another decade to produce data that can be relied upon. [image: The Hindu]

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China's FDA will allow online drug sales soon

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09-Jan-15 The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) plans to allow online sales of prescription drugs soon. If approved, the policy could seed a market worth more than USD160 billion as sales shift from hospitals to online platforms such as Alibaba and JD.com. [image: Reuters/Stringer]

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12 notable Medtech & Healthcare growth markets stories from 2014, month-by-month

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31-Dec-14 There's been a lot going on in emerging markets in 2014. Here's a look back at 12 notable Medtech and Healthcare growth markets stories that you may have missed, month-by-month, including "Indonesia’s new national health insurance scheme", "Korea to nurture medical device industry", "Turkey’s pharma market is ripe for profit", "China healthcare draws investors" and more.

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