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Malaysia's medical tourism revenue hit MYR1 bn in 2016

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16-Mar-17 Malaysia’s medical tourism industry grew by almost 25% in 2016, raking in an estimated MYR1.15 bn (USD260 mn) in hospital revenue, revealed the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council. CEO Sherene Azli said medical tourists were the biggest spenders among tourists in the country. “Our medical tourists mostly come from Indonesia, China, India, Australia, the United Kingdom and the Middle East,” she said. [image: Free Malaysia Today]

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BDMS unit opens medical lab in Yangon

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16-Mar-17 N Health, a unit under Thailand's BDMS hospital group, has launched a medical laboratory in Yangon, Myanmar, with local partners, to tap growing opportunities there. Since the civilian government started in 2011, health expenditures have risen over 10 times and this is just the beginning," said Dr Win Zaw Aung, managing director of Sea Lion Group. [image: Bangkok Post]

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Reducing pollution in China may save 3 million lives each year

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15-Mar-17 China could prevent three million premature deaths each year by enforcing tighter air quality standards and reducing particulate matter to the level recommended by the WHO. Air pollution appears to have a much greater impact on deaths due to cardiorespiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic lung disease (COPD), than it does on deaths due to other causes. [image: ET Healthworld]

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