Jul
23

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Shop ’till you drop in Seoul with medical treatment and medical tourism

SEOUL is a shopper’s paradise and a cut-rate heaven for anyone wanting to go under the knife for a face-lift, nose job or breast enhancement. The plunging won is tourist magnet, report Cheon Jong-woo and Angela Moon. South Korea’s plunge towards recession is bringing in high-spending tourists by the planeload in search of bargains and beauty. Foreign tourists, mainly from Japan and China, have been pouring into their neighbor to snap up Louis Vuitton bags and get a nose job, sometimes on the same trip. The attraction? Thanks to a Korean won that has fallen in the past year by…

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Jul
23

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Champions Biotechnology, Inc. Establishes UK Subsidiary and Retains General Manager to Expand Its Personalized Oncology Business because of Medical Tourism

BALTIMORE, April 08, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — , a company engaged in the development of advanced preclinical platforms and tumor specific data to enhance the value of oncology drugs, has established a UK subsidiary, Champions Biotechnology UK Ltd. (CBUK), to expand its personalized oncology business. Guy Malchi has been appointed General Manager of the UK subsidiary, which will also have a branch in Israel. "We have been experiencing an increase in activity in all of our business, particularly in our personalized oncology service. Significantly, much of the increased activity in our personalized oncology business is from leading oncologists in Europe as…

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Jul
18

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Stem Cell Research Gives Patients Change of Heart

Author : Medical Tourism Association Doctors didn’t give him more than another year. Now, Jason Williams, who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) when he was 7 years old and is a 30-something these days, doesn’t know how long he’ll last – and that’s a good thing for a big fan who is happy to be watching another season of Cincinnati Reds baseball. Almost a year ago, a team of doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital implanted a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) into Williams during a groundbreaking surgery that had never before been performed on a Duchenne patient in the United States. Duchenne…

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Jul
8

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Why Boomers are Opting for Medical Tourism?

Author : Medical Tourism Association Medical tourism is one of the buzz words in today’s’ travel industry. It has gained massive popularity in the last 10 years as a way to cure health problems and enhance future savings by combing affordable medical treatments with attractive foreign trips. Medical tourism is coming up as a fast growing industry in countries like India, Singapore, and others because people from Europe, Africa, etc. prefer to visit these places for medical treatments due to alarming healthcare costs in their countries. A recent survey depicts that people in European countries are vigilant about ethical government policies,…

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Jul
8

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How to Choose a Medical Tourism Company

Author : Medical Tourism Association With the ever-growing popularity of medical tourism, the number of medical tourism companies has witnessed a sharp rise lately. These medical tourism companies help tourists to obtain medical treatments in foreign countries in exchange for a very economical fee, which makes it convenient for them to consult top and famous doctors of that country. However, before you decide to choose any particular medical tourism company, it is very important for you to consider the following factors: Recognition certificate by a reputed medical tourism organization Before you decide to accept the services of any medical tourism company,…

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Jun
28

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Medical Tourism Stakeholders Attracted to Georgia Republic Workshop

Author : Medical Tourism Association The Medical Tourism Association® (MTA), in collaboration with MedTourGeorgia, presented a daylong workshop on “Opportunities for Medical Tourism in Georgia,” which provided a forum for industry stakeholders to discuss business opportunities, common goals and challenges, June 25, 2013, at Tbilisi State Medical University. “I am confident that this one-day workshop will raise awareness about medical tourism in Georgia and it will become an excellent basis for further activities in this direction,” said Dr. Paata Ratiani, founder and CEO of “MedTourGeorgia” and official MTA representative in Georgia, following site tours and meetings. Attendees received an overview…

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Jun
27

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Wearable Technology: More behind Surgery than Meets Eye

Author : Medical Tourism Magazine American researchers will feast their eyes this week on the first overseas surgery using Google Glass, a cross between a mobile computer and eyeglasses that can both record video and surf the internet, and potentially – more importantly — revolutionize healthcare. A 49-year-old man will enter the record books when he goes under the knife in Madrid, Spain, for a chondrocyte transplant operation, but the tech giant knows there’s more to meet the eye behind the procedure than its traditional surgical protocol — to treat cartilage injuries. The surgery, to be carried out at the capital’s CEMTRO Clinic,…

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