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A 29-year-old doctor in Wuhan has become the latest victim of the coronavirus as worldwide panic about the pandemic continues to grow, The Guardian has reported.
Healthcare company Oue Lippo Healthcare has announced a profit of S$3.2 million ($2.3 million) for 2019, which compares to a loss of S$9.3 million reported for 2018.
Beijing-based China Jo-Jo Drugstores has reported a small net profit of $456,000 for the third quarter of its 2020 fiscal year, ending 31 December 2019, compared to a net loss of $2.2 million reported for Q3 2109.
The head of a leading hospital in Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak, has died of the disease, according to China’s state television.
New Delhi-based Hempstreet, a research-to-retail healthcare start-up that focuses on cannabis uses in Ayurvedic medicine, has raised $1 million in pre-series A funding.
Sydney-based George Clinical, a global clinical research organisation, has appointed James as chief executive, replacing Glenn Kerkhof who becomes chairman.
Thomson Medical Group’s pre-tax profit for 2019 was $14.7 million, down 33% from the $22 million reported for 2018.
Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company has announced a 2019 loss of ¥746.7 million ($107.1 million), which compares to a net loss of ¥913.1 million announced for 2018.



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L.E.K. Consulting’s Fabio La Mola tells HealthInvestor Asia about a healthcare market going through major changes – creating significant opportunities for investors in the region.
Edwin Tong, senior minister for health, explains how the Ministry of Health in Singapore is supporting the growth in the number of seniors with Alzheimer's.
Penny Wan, regional vice-president and general manager, Japan and APAC, Amgen, writes about the public health challenge of cardiovascular diseases.
French-based international ophthalmic optics company Essilor has signed Letters of Intent with the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Central Monastic Body to strengthen the country’s vision care infrastructure.
April Chang, country manager at Cigna Singapore, argues that wellness programmes at work can lead to reduced absenteeism, higher productivity and increased morale among employees.
Steven Fang understands how to set up a healthcare company. Not only is he chief executive and founder of ASX-listed oncology company Invitrocue, he was also the founder of Singapore-based Cordlife Group, a healthcare company which provides cord blood and cord lining banking services.
Imagine a world in which you can consult with your doctor via video. She asks for a blood sample, which can be collected and analysed from a device in your home. After that is diagnosed, the prescription is automatically sent to the pharmacy and Uber then picks it up. The time from diagnosis to drugs at your home is only 60 minutes.
The digitisation of health data through blockchain technology is a groundbreaking solution that will empower patients and provide them with better access to healthcare.


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Fabio La Mola L.E.K. Consulting's Fabio La Mola tells HealthInvestor Asia about a healthcare market going through major changes - creating significant opportunities for investors in the region.

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