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Treatment abroad news : May 2007

Treatment Abroad keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment and mediocal tourism abroad.
  • India promotes monsoons and medical tourism India - monsoon rainIndia is currently promoting itself to tourists in the hopes that it can lure people interested in experiencing both the monsoon rains and medical treatment.The subcontinent witnesses its monsoon...
  • India's medical tourism to grow in 'leaps and bounds' India Taj MahalAn international seminar held in India last week concluded that medical tourism could flourish if the hospitality industry, travel agents, state government and local people work together.Abhijeet...
  • Croatia grows as dental destination CroatiaCroatia's reputation as a destination for dentistry is growing, with patients increasingly travelling to the country for treatment.Tourists from Germany, Sweden and Norway have reportedly long known...
  • New medical tourism breaks for Scots Scottish consumers will be able to book new medical tourism holidays this summer, thanks to a new range of deals from Barrhead Travel.The company, which was founded by Bill Munro, plans to launch new...
  • Medical tourism was 'best thing I ever did' Plastic surgery abroadPatients are being forced to travel abroad in order to receive medical treatment as the NHS struggles to keep its finances afloat, it has emerged.One such patient, 52-year-old Sylvia Clarke,...
  • More Brits to travel to Poland for treatment abroad Tatra Mountains, PolandThe number of patients travelling to Poland for private treatment is set to increase by ten to 20 per cent a year, according to forecasts.Around three per cent of the 15.2 million tourists travelling...
  • 'Friendly' Turkey adds to medical tourism boom Turkey flagMany countries have been developing their own medical tourism industry to order to cash in on the increasing demand for treatment abroad.Turkey is no exception, and the country believes that it has...
  • Medical insurance for treatment in India? Indian flagAccording to official figures, at least 150,000 people travel from 55 countries to India for medical treatment. These official figures are an under-estimate of the real figures of 175,000 in 2005...
  • China offers revolutionary cerebral palsy treatment Imperial City BeijingChinese doctors are offering a radical new approach to treating cerebral palsy.The BBC reports that the country is home to a procedure in which stem cells are injected into a patient's spine.The...
  • Medic extols Singapore medical tourism Singapore mapSingapore welcomed over 400,000 medical tourism patients from all over the world in 2006, according to one of the country's medics.According to Dr Joseph Yap, over half of the clientele of some of...
  • Bangkok clinic offers new cosmetic surgery solution Thai flagA clinic in Bangkok, Thailand, has announced that it is to offer a new medical tourism procedure - cosmetic surgery designed to correct protruding or irregularly shaped ears.The Bangkok Plastic...
  • Obesity surgery first for Vietnam Vietnamese flagA hospital in Vietnam has performed obesity surgery on a female patient for the first time.Surgeons at Hanoi's Viet Duc Hospital carried out the procedure on a 38-year-old unnamed woman who weighed...
  • Australia considers medical tourism Australlian flagAustralia could become the latest nation to make a serious investment in medical tourism.A national lobby group is urging the federal government to help boost the country's medical tourism...
  • Koreans prepare for interviews with cosmetic surgery South Korea FlagYoung Koreans are increasingly going under the knife in a bid to boost their chances of success at job interviews, it has been revealed.According to Kim Sung-Min, chief cosmetic surgeon at Imi...