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Koreans seek cosmetic surgery solutions The long holiday break associated with the Lunar New Year has afforded South Koreans an ideal opportunity to undergo cosmetic surgery, it has been revealed.

Pensioner chooses India for knee surgery An 80-year-old knee replacement patient has revealed how he decided to seek treatment abroad after he lost a leg in a previous operation on the NHS.

New hospital to cater for medical tourists in Abu Dhabi Work has begun on a new hospital in Abu Dhabi that will cater for both locals and foreign patients seeking treatment abroad.

Koreans choose cosmetic surgery for career success A vast number of Koreans go under the knife to improve their appearance, a report in the Financial Times reveals.

Egypt offers 'quality' medical tourism service Medical tourism is growing in popularity, with many patients seeking to avoid waiting lists or expensive treatment in their own countries.

British dentists 'most expensive in Europe' Costly UK dental care could lead more patients to seek treatment abroad, a report suggests.

NHS-weary patients seek Polish dentistry Poland has reportedly become the destination of choice for many Scottish patients seeking dental treatment.

NHS pays for private treatment abroad A woman has won a three-year legal battle to force her local NHS Health Trust to pay for her private treatment abroad.

Vietnam offers latest cosmetic surgery technology The medical tourism industry has really taken off in Vietnam thanks to the opening of additional specialised clinics and the latest technologies, it has been reported.

Hip replacement in Malta after NHS refusal A British woman has undergone life-changing hip replacement surgery in Malta after the NHS refused to treat her.

India To Invest $6.5bn In Medical Tourism The Indian government has announced that it plans to invest $6.5 billion (£3.14 billion) to encourage medical tourism in India.

Buttock Enlargement Surgery In Thailand Consumers who are dissatisfied with their flat, un-shapely bottom could benefit from a trip to a Plastic Surgery Clinic in Bangkok, Thailand which is offering to enhance this asset.

Taiwan to promote medical tourism Private hospitals in Taiwan are to promote the country for medical tourism and hope to generate US$215.52 million within three years.

Malta popular with UK medical tourists Medical tourism is becoming a sizeable industry in Malta thanks to growing frustration with long NHS waiting lists in the UK and patients' desire to avoid the risk of MRSA in British hospitals, it has emerged.

Korea mulls medical tourism complex A new complex designed to cater specifically for tourists seeking treatment abroad is being considered by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in Korea.

Medical tourism means demand for translators Medical tourism means demand for translators

'No more stigma' attached to male cosmetic surgery The number of men opting to have cosmetic surgery is on the rise and there is no longer a stigma attached to undergoing procedures, according to one contented patient.

Medical tourism saves you thousands, but do your research The rapid growth of medical tourism has allowed Britons to save thousands of pounds on medical procedures.

Increasing number of Britons going on a 'nip and tuck holiday' During 2006, more than 50,000 Brits travelled abroad for low cost medical treatments, with cosmetic surgery and dentistry at the top of most people's holiday itinerary, according to an independent survey commissioned by medical tourism company Treatment Abroad.

Medical tourist, Michael Owen, makes swift recovery after double hernia operation in private German clinic With England facing Estonia at Wembley on October 13th, followed by a return match against Russia four days later in Moscow in the European Championship qualifying matches, top football striker Michael Owen's hernia problem has been attracting much media attention.

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