Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

NMC Health Stock Start 2020 as they Ended 2019: Down

One of the most heavily shorted stocks in the FTSE 100 and United Arab Emirates’ largest private healthcare provider share price dropped significantly in December and January. More than £2bn was wiped from the value of NMC Health PLC (LON: NMC) after there were “serious doubts” about the group’s finances in a report by US…

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Can Google stay Fit(bit)?

Google has recently announced the acquisition of fitness tracker company Fitbit for $2.1 billion, around a 19 per cent premium of Fitbit’s share price. Deals involving healthcare and technology are only set to increase and it has been estimated by Statista that by 2020, healthcare technology could be worth $24 billion. Therefore, what is the…

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How China is Striving to have the World’s Best Healthcare

As recently as 5 years ago, China’s healthcare system was of such poor quality that many of the wealthiest residents would leave the country for medical treatments, and a bad diagnosis for some of the poorest residents would be considered a death sentence. The Chinese government has therefore implemented a number of reforms, with one…

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GlaxoSmithKline Outperform FTSE 100 Trend

Shares in FTSE 100 pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have registered solid growth, building on the increasingly positive momentum shown by the share price since the beginning of 2019 and now reaching a 17-year high. This recent remarkable trend is attributed to its strong third quarter performance. It has a market capitalisation of £88.1 bn, with…

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Artificial Intelligence – The Ultimate Doctor

The role of Artificial Intelligence in our normal lives has been consistently increasing. From driverless cars to mobile phone assistants, it is almost guaranteed that AI will play a prominent role in the advancement of society. As companies start to realise the importance of innovation, recent trends have indicated an ever-growing increase in deals to…

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A Major Year for the Water Industry – 2019 by Durrat Adnan

The reviewed business plans for 2020 to 2025 promise dynamic and passionate strategies delivering real benefits to customers, the environment and the country as a whole. “The next decade will see profound changes in customers’ expectations and we are pushing the water sector to be at the forefront of that” announced Ofwat (Office of Water…

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Antibiotic resistance as a Global Threat by Aram Andreasyan

For the past decade, antibiotic resistance (ABR) has become an increasingly threatful and potentially disastrous global issue. The high use of antibiotics world-wide, emergence and rapid spreading of multidrug-resistant bacteria and lack of innovative and effective antibiotics resulted in a fast-impending menace for health systems and global development. ABR is currently responsible for 700,000 deaths…

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