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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

Survey uncovers Czech cosmetic surgery trends British consumers who are considering visiting the Czech Republic for breast enlargement surgery may be reassured to know that the country's surgeons are highly experienced in the procedure.

EU law makes dental tourism easier New European Union legislation should make it easier for British consumers to avoid the difficulties with finding an NHS dentist and seek private dentistry abroad instead, it has been claimed.

Dubai government to attract medical tourists The government in Dubai is preparing the nation for an influx of medical tourists, it has been revealed.

Australia seeks to cash in on medical tourism The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has established an industry panel to help develop the nation's health and wellness travel sector, it has been reported.

Medical tourists choosing Malaysia There has been a noticeable rise in the number of people seeking treatment abroad in Malaysia, figures from a recent survey show.

Frustrated patients travel to Bulgaria for dental treatment More and more people are travelling to Bulgaria for dental treatment, having failed to secure an NHS dentist at home, it has been claimed.

Majority of fertility patients would consider treatment abroad The majority of couples undergoing infertility treatment would consider receiving treatment abroad to avoid waiting lists and the high cost of treatment in the UK, a new survey has revealed.

Medical tourism a 'shining star' for Thai tourism industry Thailand's tourism industry benefits hugely from medical tourism, a top official has claimed.

Number of medical tourism Brits doubles in two years The state of Goa in India is becoming a major medical tourism destination, both among foreign patients and Bollywood hopefuls who want to keep their surgery a secret, reports reveal.

Macau to open medical tourism facility Macau looks set to continue to establish its reputation as a destination for treatment abroad with the opening of a new clinic and spa.

Number of medical tourism Brits doubles in two years The number of British patients seeking treatment abroad has nearly doubled over the past two years, according to reports.

Korea to attract medical tourists amid economic slowdown Korea's cosmetic surgery industry is becoming a victim of the nation's economic slowdown, with many residents deciding to delay surgery until their finances are in better shape, it has emerged.

Polish cosmetic surgeons see UK as 'main market' So many British patients are now opting to visit Poland for cosmetic surgery that surgeons now see the UK as their main market for medical tourism it has been claimed.

Indian hospital launches joint replacement technology A new joint replacement technology has been launched by the Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Miot) Hospitals in India.

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