Health

Deaths due to tainted herbal medicine under-recorded

A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist is warning that potentially harmful substances found in herbal medicines may be playing a bigger role in deaths of 'health tourists' than previously thought.

Surgery

CDC warns of dangers of plastic surgery in Dominican Republic

(HealthDay)— 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 ...

Health

Should health systems send patients abroad to save money?

While various options can be explored to rationalize resources in the health sector, delegating certain medical services to foreign hospitals should be assessed in an interdisciplinary context, says Catherine Régis of the ...

Surgery

Dubai cuts profile as Mideast plastic surgery hub

Dubai, the emirate known for its celebration of over-the-top glamour and luxury, is racing ahead to dominate the Middle East's plastic surgery market with plans to attract half a million medical tourists in six years.

Health

EU top court sees no fault in 'medical tourism'

The EU's top court, ruling on a so-called "medical tourism" case, said patients seeking treatment in another member state should have the cost covered by their home authorities if local care is not available in "good time."

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