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Medical tourism in Asia for ophthalmology services grows

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25-Dec-17 There is a rise in 'incidental medical travel' from the US, of people who are planning to travel anyway, and seek medical care while away. Opthalmology has a growing share, although still well behind cosmetic surgery and dentistry. [image: Ophthalmology Business]

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Japan's births plumb record low in 2017

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23-Dec-17 Japanese births are expected to total 941,000 in 2017, the lowest tally in statistics going back to 1899, likely resulting in a natural decline in population of more than 400,000 as deaths mark a postwar peak. [image: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare / Nikkei Asian Review]

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China looks to West to help it boost healthcare provision

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20-Dec-17 China regards its health care system a matter of national importance and with the country's healthcare market expected to reach USD2.3 tn by 2030, it is increasingly encouraging private providers, even foreign ones, to offer healthcare services. [image: International Investment]

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Why Japan’s low birth rate makes economic sense

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17-Dec-17 Japan’s low birth rate is often framed as its definitive crisis, as a shrinking population constricts the labor force and exacerbates elderly care costs. But with the shift to AI and automation, a reduced birth rate makes anticipatory sense. [image: The Japan Times / ISTOCK]

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Digital healthcare gets a boost in Iran

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16-Dec-17 Internet-based healthcare startups are emerging on the Iranian landscape as leaders. Some of the companies in the space now are Online Lab, that provides home laboratory services, and Medical Appointment, that offers online medical appointments. [image: Financial Tribune]

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