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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.

Germany – an attractive option for medical treatment Medical tourism is becoming a major growth industry in Germany, with patients from many different parts of the world recognising the benefits of seeking treatment abroad.

Singapore offers visitor discounts for treatments Singapore is promoting itself as a medical tourism location by offering a ten per cent discount on a range of treatments for delegates visiting the country this week.

Philippines government promotes medical tourism The Department of Health in the Philippines is currently working to promote the nation as a major health tourism destination.

French surgeon was 'brilliant', says medical tourist The European Commission has unveiled plans to enable European citizens to seek medical treatment abroad and then bill the NHS.

German spa hotels provide post-op relaxation A growing number of tourists are travelling to Germany for medical treatment, fuelled by a desire to escape UK hospital waiting lists.

Switzerland is first EU country to approve blindness drug Switzerland has become the first European country to approve Lucentis, a new drug from Novartis, as a treatment for vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

India is 'nation of choice' for medical tourists India's minister for tourism and culture, Smt Ambika Soni, has highlighted the need for the country to promote itself as the emerging medical value travel destination for overseas patients

Over-confident Brits overlook travel jabs Complacent Britons are putting their health at risk by travelling abroad without the recommended travel vaccinations.

India gets new, less invasive hip implant Medical tourists considering travelling to India for orthopaedic treatment now have the option of an innovative new hip implant which is said to last longer and be less painful.

India is medical tourism destination of choice India is the top global destination for medical tourism, according to a new market research report.

NHS funding for patients opting for treatment abroad The European Court of Justice has today (Tuesday 16 May, 2006) ruled on the case of Yvonne Watts, a British grandmother from Bedford who claimed compensation from her Primary Care Trust after she paid £3,900 to have her hip operation in France,

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