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18-Sep-16 A growing number of Singaporean women are heading to Malaysia, Thailand and Australia to preserve their fertility, in the hope of having children when they finally marry Mr Right. These women - professionals in their mid-30s to early 40s - are getting their eggs frozen abroad as the procedure is not allowed in Singapore, except on medical grounds. [image: ST Illustration / Adam Lee]Read More
17-Sep-16 Experts warn that plans to address the manpower shortage plaguing Hong Kong’s health system are unlikely to ease the pressure. In recent years, public hospitals have faced a shortage of about 300 doctors, leading to spikes in waiting times and a system stretched to breaking point. Some patients seeking an orthopaedics consultation must wait over three years. [image: South China Morning Post]Read More
15-Sep-16 New guidelines on social media use for medical professionals are part of the updated Ethical Code and Ethical Guidelines released by the Singapore Medical Council on 14-Sep-16. The changes were made to keep up with a "more complex" medical practice, due to factors such as advanced technology, innovative communication, new modes of treatment and changing expectations of patients. [image: Reuters]Read More
15-Sep-16 Biomedical manufacturing contributed just under SGD30 bn (USD41 bn) to Singapore's GDP in 2014. Of this, pharmaceuticals accounted for nearly SGD17 bn and medical technology about SGD11 bn. This sector employs over 18,000 workers, most of whom are highly skilled and technically qualified. [image: ZUU Online]Read More
15-Sep-16 Non-government operators are being sought to redevelop and run five regional public hospitals across New South Wales in Australia. Under the partnership plan, the winning bidders would construct the hospitals then run them on behalf of the State Government. The Health Minister said partnering with non-government operators would allow the Government to provide bigger and faster redevelopments. [image: Chris Coleman / ABC News]Read More
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