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Korea allows hospitals to market to medical tourists The government in Korea has approved a bill allowing hospitals to use marketing tactics to encourage overseas patients, it has been revealed.

Governor backs Indian city for medical tourism The governor of the Indian state of Punjab, General Sunith Francis Rodrigues, has set out plans for bolstering Chandigarh's image as a medical tourism destination.

Gastric balloon 'popular' in India The gastric balloon has emerged as a popular form of obesity treatment in India, it has been revealed.

India becoming medical tourism hub India's medical tourism market is growing quickly thanks to its low treatment costs and large number of competing private companies, reports reveal.

Orlando seeks to attract overseas patients The Florida city of Orlando is looking at ways to attract more patients from overseas in order to bolster the state's medical tourism industry.

Hyderabad hospitals to focus on medical tourism Hospitals in Hyderabad already welcome many foreign patients who want medical treatment abroad and are likely to attract many more in the future, an official has claimed.

Australian IVF centre to cater for medical tourists Fertility specialists in Australia are soon to open a five-star luxury resort which will offer infertility treatment for overseas tourists.

Travel to India for a hip replacement - send the bill to the NHS? An Edinburgh man has just flown back from India where he had a hip operation at a fraction of the cost of private treatment in Scotland.

Cross border healthcare plans: advice for patients The BMA has broadly welcomed plans to allow greater mobility for patients from within the EU to travel abroad for healthcare services.

32 year ols Iraqi lady set to go back to Iraq after a complicated heart surgery at Wockhardt After a complicated heart surgery at Wockhardt Hospitals Bangalore, Orubah Abdulshah, 32 year old Iraqi lady is all set to go back to Iraq with a new lease of life.

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India's image issues 'do not reflect quality of healthcare' Images of India being a nation plagued by poverty do not reflect the excellent quality of its healthcare, an expert has said.

Dental tourists urged to do their research People who are considering seeking dentistry abroad must do their research first to avoid problems, the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) has advised.

Medical and Wellness Tourism Industry: Challenges and future perspectives While the global economy is struggling to recover, people worldwide are careful about how they spend their money and are reducing vacation-expenses.

Embargo: 1 April. Paper published by IJCP on 1 April outlines the new theory of Evidence-Based Flyin Embargo: 1 April. Paper published by IJCP on 1 April outlines the new theory of Evidence-Based Flying, which is based on Evidence-Based Medicine and has been developed by New-York Professor Leslie Citrome, who has nearly 200 published papers to his name.

Philippines enjoys 'new wave' of medical tourism The Philippines is experiencing a 'new wave' of travellers seeking medical treatment abroad, according to former health secretary Alfredo Bengzon.

International SOS signs agreement with PICC 11 November 2010 Hong Kong - International SOS, the world’s leading international healthcare, medical assistance, and security services company, has signed an agreement with the People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China Ltd (PICC) to provide emergency medical services for the 16th Asian Games (XVI Asiad) taking place in Guangzhou and co-hosted in Dongguan, Foshan and Shanwei.

Malaysian medical tourism sector is expected to grow at the CAGR of 20% during 2009-2012 According to our latest report “Malaysia Medical Tourism Outlook 2012”, Malaysian health tourism sector has managed to attract large number of tourists, despite financial slowdown

Choice Alternatives in Medical Care Available World Wide with MediBid Nashville, TN - 3/31/11 –, The Marketplace for Medicine®, is already known to be a source for patients to connect with facilities in the US, Costa Rica, and Mexico for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) Therapy, but what some patients are finding is that is also a source for alternative treatments they may not have known about.

'Butt lift' demand on the rise Most parts of the body can now be enhanced by cosmetic surgery and the rear end is no exception.

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