The Collaboration Of Research And Commercialisation Will Pave The Way For An Innovative Future

Recently the Australian government announced that it will invest AU$20 billion into a Medical Research Future Fund. The associated press release says the funding will “help realise the huge opportunities for research to boost illness prevention and promote early intervention, reducing health costs while improving health outcomes and delivering better quality of life”. While it is pleasing to see more

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Wireless Technology – Transforming the Future of Healthcare

The widespread adoption of new digital health information technologies such as electronic medical records, mobile health applications, and even stimulation technology used in surgery is driving change in the way physicians, payers, patients and other stakeholders interact.  More importantly, it is empowering patients to take control of their health in self-treatment and self-diagnosis. I had the pleasure of moderating more


The Role That In Vitro Maturation (IVM) Can Play In The Future Of Infertility Treatments

A pre-symposium at the 5th Congress of the Asia Pacific Regional Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) was held in Brisbane, Australia, 4-6 April 2014. The meeting addressed new and exciting research breakthroughs and the current clinical approaches and improvements in IVM and was chaired by Assoc. Professor Jeremy Thompson and also included presentations by Assoc. Professor Robert Gilchrist and Assoc. more

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Prevalence of Smoking in China – Interview Series with Dr. Christopher Hui

The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest health care challenges that China faces, causing approximately one million deaths per year in China alone[1]. It is the leading preventable cause of death and is on track to cause three million deaths in China by 2050[2]. This time round, Healthscope Asia interviews Dr. Christopher K M Hui, Specialist in Respiratory more

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Ageing in Place: Changing the future of ageing in Hong Kong

Ageing population is a pervasive, profound and enduring tide sweeping across the globe and Hong Kong is no exception[1]. The ageing population in Hong Kong is forecasted to increase at a faster pace than previously expected according to the consultation document by the Steering Committee on Population Policy (SCPP)[2]. The latest projection reveals that the number of elderly people more

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Over Prescription of Antibiotics Causing Resistance Crisis

Escalation of antibiotic resistance burdens global healthcare The discovery of penicillin was celebrated as one of the most important medical milestones  of our time, drastically reducing morbidity  and mortality from bacterial infections, and ushering in a new era in which life  expectancy climbed[1] and advanced surgical  procedures became possible [2]. Resistance to  antibiotics, however, is threatening to  unravel these developments and more

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