NHS trust woes set to boost private sector

Survey says financial pressures will lead to new business openings

Innovation that exploits the past

Gambling that a rare flash of genius will generate a new, viable idea is expensive

DHDFN2 London, UK. 7th November 2013. a 3D printed implant by Andrew Darwood on display at the 3D Printshow at the Business Design Centre in London. Eric Moger had a large part of his face removed after developing a tumour. © Piero Cruciatti/Alamy Live News

Surgeons embrace 3D printed implants

Advances mean technology has bigger role to play in healthcare

Obesity: $2tn strain on economy

Costs are similar to those of war or smoking – and are growing

India should empower not sterilise women

Mass fertility campaign is a bad remedy for a non-existent problem

Sterilisations kill eight Indian women

Concerns raised over government-sponsored family planning programme


Scheduling sex with an app

A device to help couples prevent or plan pregnancies

A woman enters an office of GlaxoSmithKline in Beijing, China, Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Corruption a symptom of healthcare ills

Beijing plans to improve care for its 1.4bn citizens, but distrust of private hospitals is a hurdle

Japan sets template for private sector care

Companies such as Mitie spy opportunity amid government cuts

Technology used to assist with navigation

Talking bollards can detect an individual’s presence

Japan embraces future of robot carers

Devices set to fill the gap left by a shrinking number of workers

The cost of a search for what’s not there

In matters of health, it pays to place trust in the incentive

Priory to open City psychotherapy clinic

Business being urged to increase awareness of employees’ mental health problems

NHS chief seeks inflation-plus spending

Funding needs to keep pace with ageing population, says Stevens

A modern plague spread by love and fear

Vaccines and drugs are unlikely to save west Africa from Ebola

14 Care UK homes face investigation

Private equity-owned healthcare business also under threat of strike in Doncaster

Nigeria uses Twitter for Ebola campaign

Vibrant social media spurs community initiative to combat virus

Regulator hits at ‘lottery’ of hospital safety

Standards in 4 out of 5 inspected inadequate or needing improvement

Investors see huge scope as better healthcare is promised in China

Opportunities eyed in a sector that is both a national priority and increasingly a destination for private consumption

Millions join Indonesia’s insurance scheme

Government pay premiums on behalf of poorest 96m of the country’s 250m population


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insulin vials ©Jacob Ehrbahn Combating Diabetes

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