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Costa Rica emerging as medical tourism destination Costa Rica is fast becoming a hot location for patients in search of high-quality cut-price medical care, according to a report released today.

Brazilian cosmetic surgery firm in world-wide expansion A leading cosmetic surgery provider is planning to promote the benefits of medical tourism as part of the company's ongoing expansion.

New book highlights benefits of medical tourism Medical tourism helps to increase patient choice and offers value for money, claims a new book.

International Medical Travel Association formed to safeguard integrity of medical travel industry Asia’s burgeoning medical tourism industry is estimated by some to be worth more than US$4 billion by 2012.

Pensioner hails Indian hip replacement A 70-year old man opted to travel to India to have a hip replacement rather than wait on the NHS.

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.

60% of Cyprus private clinics involved in medical tourism Cyprus is one of many nations benefiting from the potential of medical tourism, with around six in ten of the island's private clinics believed to treat patients from overseas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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