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Britons look to save on cosmetic surgery by going abroad

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13-Sep-17 The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reported a 40% drop in visits to high-end UK facilities in 2016, as patients increasingly go abroad to locations such as Thailand and Dubai for low cost, high quality, patient-focused care. [image: The Telegraph]

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Boston Scientific starts production at Malaysian plant

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11-Sep-17 Boston Scientific has launched operations at its Penang (Malaysia) facilities, the medical device company's first Asian manufacturing site. The plant is designed to produce both cardiovascular and endoscopy products, with plans to expand into urology products in 2018. [image: Boston  Scientific]

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Keeping one's heartbeat on a finger in Korea

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10-Sep-17 Korean tech startup Sky Labs has set out to increase early detection of arrhythmia, or an irregular heartbeat, with a smart ring that continuously tracks a person’s pulse with high precision and stability. [image: Park Hyun-koo / The Korea Herald]

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UnitedHealth proposes buying Chile's Banmedica

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09-Sep-17 Chilean healthcare company Banmedica SA, which operates health insurance, clinics and other services in the sector, has signed a non-binding agreement to sell all of its shares to US-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. [image: Empresas Banmedica]

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