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Chinese pharma growth slowed again in 2014 but still impressive

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25-Jan-15The Chinese pharmaceutical sector saw lower growth in 2014 due to a host of challenges including slowing overall economic growth, regulatory shakeups, cost containment measures and price cuts, as well as healthcare reform turbulence. However, the market is still estimated to have grown 13% in 2014, to reach USD200 billion. [image: My Jungle Blog]

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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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