Nigeria: Medical Tourism - Minister Reads Riot Act to Doctors
[This Day] The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has frowned at the rate of medical tourism among Nigerians and has threatened to sanction any medical doctor in a public hospital who refers a case that could be treated in the country abroad. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ICYMI: Explaining Ted Cruz's Face And A Zika Conspiracy Theory
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read up on companies using their employees' health data to help workers get healthier, reduce health care costs and improve their bottom lines. On its face, this might seem like a good thing for everyone involved, but the possibility that the data could also be used for hiring and firing decisions is cause for concern. And in lighter news, a neurologist answered a question the American people have been wondering since Ted Cruz first appeared on the political stage: What is it about Cruz's expression that's so unlikeable? Read on and tell us in the comme...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Politicizing the 'Rule Of Law' in China -- And the U.S.
Ironies abound. While America is engaged in a bitter partisan battle during this election season over who will control the "non-partisan" U.S. Supreme Court, China's Communist Party authorities are arresting lawyers in the name of establishing the "rule of law." The politicization of America's highest court will play itself out over the coming months, potentially leading to a constitutional crisis if the Republican-dominated Senate resists timely confirmation of President Obama's nominee. The framers of the U.S. Constitution created a Supreme Court that was independent from the political branches of government and insula...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country Loses Over U.S.$28 Billion to Birth Tourism Annually
[Leadership] Nigeria loses over 28 billion United States dollars annually to medical tourism, and risks losing more this year, as over 23 percent of pregnant Nigerian women insist on having their children abroad, in spite of the stern warning by the Ministry of Health that babies of pregnant travellers to the United States and Latin America, risk contracting the deadly Zika fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Medical Tourism - FG Marshals National Health Agenda - Minister
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government says it is adopting a three-point strategic approach to stop medical tourism in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hospitals in New York State and throughout the United States Are Advertising to Attract the Growing Number of Medical Tourists from Canada
Syracuse, New York, aims to position itself as the healthcare destination of choice for Ontarians right across the border who are weary of waiting for free healthcare from their provincial health service There is a new twist in medical tourism! United States hospitals are advertising to Canadians who are frustrated by increasingly long waiting times […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 27, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Bacchus Barua clinical laboratory cnn David Mankiewicz Electric Strategies Fraser Institute Managed Ca Source Type: news

Florida's health facility growth laws push patients away, study says
Certificate of need — a Florida law that requires hospitals, nursing homes and other health care entities to get state approval before building or expanding a facility or service — may be hindering the state's ability to grow medical tourism, a new study suggests. The study, which was published Jan. 12, highlights the impacts certificate of need laws have on access to care. Its findings show that patients in states that restrict services and facilities have between 20-30 percent fewer provider… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 14, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rachel Williams Source Type: news

Bionic eye surgery to prompt medical tourism to Hawaii, doctor says
The Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii demonstrated the success of its first retinal bionic implant this week, which restored some vision to a patient with retinal blindness. “The patient has been training and going through rehabilitation and learning how to use it,” said Dr. Gregg Kokame of the Retina Consultants of Hawaii, who performed the Asia-Pacific region’s first implant of the Argus II artificial retina in March. “She was able to demonstrate that publicly for the first time… she was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 22, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lorin Eleni Gill Source Type: news

Resorts And Hospitals Partner Up To Make Medical Tourism Luxurious In Asia
Hotel guests now need more than a body scrub and a foot massage to feel pampered when they stay at a five star resort. Travellers are now opting for whole body checkups, complete with an on-site physician and dietician to make sure they are receiving the ultimate treatment during their vacation. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 8, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michelle Yuan Source Type: news

Indian medical tourism industry to touch $8 billion by 2020: Grant Thornton
According to a CII - Grant Thornton white paper, cost is a major driver for nearly 80 per cent of medical tourists across the globe. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: End Medical Tourism Brain and Cash Drain
[The Star] President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has been attending the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, has told Indian investors Kenya is prepared to offer them land if they help develop facilities in this country to boost medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ministerial Nominee Decries Nigeria Loss of About N3 Billion to Medical Tourism Annually
[Vanguard] Abuj -Prof. Adewole Folorunso, a ministerial nominee, has said that Nigeria lost between one and three billion naira annually to medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Medical Tourism Bad for Nigeria's Image - Kano Emir
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said that Nigerians travelling abroad for medical care is bad for the nation's image. Sanusi, while speaking at the commissioning of Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre at (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ondo Plans Heavy Investments in Health Sector, Says Mimiko
[Guardian] ONDO State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has promised that his government would continue to invest in the state's health facilities until it is established as a point of reference in medical tourism in Nigeria and beyond. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kidney Transplants - Private Hospitals Can Help Check Medical Tourism
[Daily Trust] Private hospitals are leading state-run facilities in the race to make Nigeria a hub of kidney transplants and reduce the number of patients going abroad for the procedure, a urologist, Dr Olusola Ajamu has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news