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Calls for Caribbean to invest in medical tourism Caribbean governments, financial institutions and tourist resorts should invest in medical tourism, a former diplomat has claimed.

Big Apple tempts British cosmetic surgery patients Mention the term 'medical tourism' and the majority of people will immediately think of places such as Belgium, Poland and India, all of which have been keen to promote their image among patients seeking treatment abroad.

South Korea to attract more medical tourists A new initiate has been launched by the South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korea Health Industry Development Institute to help attract more medical tourists to the nation.

Costa Rica hospital promotes services A Costa Rican hospital which specialises in medical tourism has launched a new website to provide patients with detailed information on its services.

UK and India strengthen ties in private healthcare The UK and India are planning greater cooperation in private healthcare provision, as Britain explores opportunities for partnership.

New facility to boost Singapore medical tourism Plans to convert a floor of a Singapore shopping mall into a high-tech private healthcare facility are the result of a growing demand for medical tourism provision.

Thailand to host medical tourism event Thailand is preparing to host a conference on the medical tourism, spa and wellness industries as it moves to reinforce itself as a key player in the sector.

A Slovakian ‘medical’ spa was a bit thin on fluffy edges but mud and hot water is a great treatment MISSION: To eliminate lingering pain, post-physiotherapy, in my shoulder, caused by years of hunching over my keyboard, cradling the phone under my chin.

R&R Slovak style - mineral-physical treatment for under a tenner in Slovakia USP: A curative spa in the central European tradition, the mineral-rich thermal waters of Rajecké Teplice come out of the ground at 38 degrees centigrade and are the basis for many of the offered treatments.

Future looks bright for medical tourism in India India could become the most cost-effective healthcare market by 2015, according to an IBM report.

Medical tourism to thrive as foreign doctors leave A decision by the UK not to allow work permit-free visas for non-EU doctors is likely to cause many frustrated patients to seek treatment abroad.

Vietnam enters medical tourism industry Vietnam's first medical tourism resort has now opened in the southern seaside town of Vung Tau.

Brit hails Indian knee replacement a success A British patient who travelled to India for a knee replacement has spoken of her relief following the successful operation.

NHS failings forcing dental patients to Hungary A growing number of British citizens are choosing to travel to European countries such as Hungary to seek dental treatment, a company specialising in treatment abroad has revealed.

Polish dentists 'have better skills and training' The quality of dental treatment in Poland is likely to exceed that found in the UK, a company has claimed.

Polish dentistry impresses on quality and price An increasing number of patients are opting to escape the long queues and high costs of dentistry in the UK and travelling to Poland instead.

Obesity surgery in Brazil is "modern, affordable and safe" The number of overweight people in Brazil is, as in so many countries, growing. But many people are now taking action to increase weight loss.

New Philippines hospital geared for medical tourism A new, state-of-the-art hospital is to be built in the Philippines, providing services for both local people and overseas patients seeking treatment abroad.

Jamaica hospital chief calls for medical tourism Hospitals in Jamaica are urging the nation to make more of an effort to promote its medical services to patients seeking treatment abroad.

UK healthcare system ranked "mediocre" France was announced as the most consumer-friendly healthcare system in Europe at a presentation in Brussels yesterday,

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