Africa: Is Medical Tourism Good or Bad?
[Citizen] To some, this word "medical tourism" might sound strange or even new. But it simply means travelling abroad in search of healthcare that is either less expensive or more accessible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morning Rounds: Supplements, medical tourism, cosmetic surgery
CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula and her husband, plastic surgeon Dr. David Cangell, join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss dangerous ingredients that are found in dietary supplements sold around the country and the health risks of traveling abroad for medical care. Also, Dr. Cangell explains how patients can avoid looking unnatural after cosmetic surgery. < div class="feedflare" > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=GtGsqrLE0-c:yHZQilA8jPU:w--LzT5DBIM" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?i=GtGsqrLE0-c:yHZQilA8jPU:w--LzT5DBIM" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http:/...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC warns of dangers of plastic surgery in Dominican Republic
Randy Dotinga, HealthDay News The CDC is warning against "medical tourism" after 18 U.S. women were infected with a disfiguring bacteria following plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Warns About 'Medical Tourism' Dangers
Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic
THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 -- U.S. health officials are warning about the dangers of "medical tourism" after at least 18 women from the East Coast became infected with a disfiguring bacteria following plastic surgery procedures they had in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The Evolving World Of 'Money Is No Object' Medical Tourism
In the global world of healthcare, ?money no object? medical tourism is going to thrive. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Russ Alan Prince Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Local Investors in Promoting Medical Tourism
[Ethiopian Herald] Development of the preventive and promotive components of health care, development of an equitable and acceptable standard of health service system that will reach all segments of the population within the limits of resources, among others, are the two general principles of Ethiopia's health policy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Vindicates Akpabio Over Ibom Specialist Hospital
[This Day] The All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government has vindicated Senate Minority Leader and former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio over his decision to construct a World Class Specialist Hospital in the state, stressing that with the facilities at the Ibom Specialist Hospital, medical tourism would become a thing of the past. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Canada Looks to Legalize Physician-assisted Suicide: Should the U.S. Follow Suit?
Earlier in April, the government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation to legalize physician-assisted suicide for Canadian citizens. The momentum for such a law has been building since the fall, when the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down a criminal ban on the practice. With the Liberal Party's control of Canada's Congress, the House of Commons, the bill is expected to pass in the next few months. Given the geographic and ideological similarities between Canada and the US, is it time for the US to implement a similar law? The history of physician-assisted suicide -- also known as "...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada Looks to Legalize Physician-assisted Suicide: Should the U.S. Follow Suit?
Earlier in April, the government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation to legalize physician-assisted suicide for Canadian citizens. The momentum for such a law has been building since the fall, when the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down a criminal ban on the practice. With the Liberal Party's control of Canada's Congress, the House of Commons, the bill is expected to pass in the next few months. Given the geographic and ideological similarities between Canada and the US, is it time for the US to implement a similar law? The history of physician-assisted suicide -- also known as "...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: FG, NSIA to Drive Investment in Health Sector
[Vanguard] The Federal Ministry of Health, yesterday, entered into an agreement with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, managers of the nation's sovereign wealth fund, to launch a comprehensive healthcare investment programme covering all six geo-political regions of the country that will also help stem the loss of over $1 billion per year spent by Nigerians on medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Coming Boom In Health Tourism
In 2015, medical tourism – a component of healthcare tourism – generated between U.S. $60 and U.S. $70 billion. Within five years, it is very likely that health tourism will generate at least twice these revenues. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Russ Alan Prince Source Type: news

World Medical Tourism Market is Expected to Reach $143.8 Billion by 2022
Major factors that boost the market growth include, affordability, availability, and accessibility of superior quality healthcare services (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 21, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Tourism Source Type: news

Wellness, Well-Being... And What About Spa?
Recently I spoke at the Washington Spa Alliance Symposium in Washington, D.C. What drew me to participate was their theme: "The New Language of Spa". This is a topic about which I have thought a great deal over my many (don't ask how many!) decades in this industry. So I feel uniquely qualified to address what is now becoming an ongoing question: "What's the difference between wellness, and well-being...and where does that leave spa?" If you go by the book, here is how Merriam-Webster makes the distinction: "Well-being: the state of being happy, healthy, or successful" "Wellness: the quality or state of being healthy" "Sp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news