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

Indian hospital agrees medical tourism initiative A hospital in India has signed a deal which will extend its medical tourism activities.

Do your homework before seeking treatment abroad Many countries offer an excellent standard of cosmetic surgery, but patients are advised to do plenty of background research before choosing a clinic in order to be in a position to make informed choices.

Turkish hospital provides infertility answers The UK has one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world and many people would be surprised to learn of hard-to-obtain treatments being routinely available in other countries.

Tourists combine Croatian sightseeing with dentistry Stretched availability of NHS dental treatment is leading many people to seek private treatment, but the cost of UK treatment can be prohibitive for many.

Scots go under the surgeon's knife in India Scottish holidaymakers are swapping hours on the beach for time under the surgeon's knife, according to one travel firm.

Mexican hotel enters medical tourism with luxury package Spa resorts around the world are joining the medical tourism trend and providing packages for visitors to obtain medical checks while on vacation.

Patients travel to Singapore for specialised procedures The number of medical tourists travelling to Singapore from the Middle East for treatment has increased by 20 per cent this year, according to new figures.

Tunisia eyes 'extraordinary' medical tourism boom Tunisia might not be at the top of people's lists when they research medical tourism destinations.

Indian hospitals and airlines contemplate combined medical tourism deals Hospital groups in India are considering striking up partnerships with foreign airlines to help bring in medical tourists.

Dental patients return smiling from Hungary A growing number of patients are travelling to Hungary for dental treatment in response to the cost and scarcity of NHS dentists in the UK.

Silicone breast implants approved by FDA in US Silicone gel breast implants have been approved for use in breast reconstruction and augmentation procedures by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), following a 14-year ban.

Foreigners flock to Thailand for quality treatment at low prices Millions of foreigners have been flocking to Thailand for hospital treatment in recent years, helping to make the country a hotspot for medical tourism.

Australia promotes cosmetic surgery holidays The breast enlargement ambassador of Australia has started a campaign to lure forigners to Australia for their surgery.

Philippines proves ever more popular for cosmetic surgery The Philippines has already earned an estimated $200 million from medical tourists this year, according to Health Department figures released this week

Tourists dabble with cosmetic surgery in Argentina The number of tourists visiting Argentina has increased in recent years, but it seems many of these globetrotters are being attracted by more than just the culture and scenery.

Indian city hospitals in modernisation drive Private hospitals in Agra, India, are currently being modernised in a bid to attract more medical tourists.

New heart centre to boost medical tourism in the Philippines The race to be the top medical tourist destination will get a new player shortly after a new Philippine Heart Centre will open in Quezon City, reports the Manila Standard.

Indians turn to a nip and a tuck ahead of Diwali Many Indians hope to put on a new face for Hindu festival Diwali, and are lining up at the cosmetic surgeon to do it.

India increasingly popular for medical tourism The demand for cheap and efficient healthcare is drawing medical tourists from western countries to India for their surgeries.

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