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Healthcare organizations under massive attacks from cyber thieves ...

Healthcare organizations under massive attacks from cyber thieves ... | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
(NaturalNews) If the failings of Obamacare haven't been bad enough, especially in terms of losing more of your privacy, now healthcare organizations are increasingly coming under hack attacks that phish for, and steal, ...
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As reported by the Chicago TribuneThe study was conducted by Norse, a Silicon Valley cybersecurity firm, and SANS, a security research institute. In the report, the groups found from September 2012 to October 2013 that 375 healthcare organizations in the U.S. had been compromised, and in many cases are still compromised because they have not yet detected the attacks.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/044130_cyber_thieves_personal_information_healthcare_organizations.html##ixzz2uoh9kBNt

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Medical Tourism Industry is a Serious Business | MTBuzz @1OHWW

Medical Tourism Industry is a Serious Business | MTBuzz @1OHWW | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
More than 10,000 medical tourists flew into Australia last year for procedures, pumping more than $26 million into the national economy, new figures show.
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Data from Tourism Research Australia, the federal government's agency in charge of tracking trends, shows 10,739 people came to Australia for medical reasons in the year to September 2013 - double the number in 2006. The data, which models information from surveys of 40,000 people in Australian airports each year, found medical tourists spent about $26 million in 2013, up from $12.7 million in 2006. This figure did not include their airfares and packages they had already purchased.

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Nigeria's insufficient medical care causes increase in medical ...

Nigeria's insufficient medical care causes increase in medical ... | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
This persistent brain drain problem, coupled with the lack of competent doctors and updated medical facilities has sent desperate Nigerian patients seeking cures to greener pastures – more specifically, India, where medical tourism thrives.
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Where is Healthcare Headed in 2014?

Where is Healthcare Headed in 2014? | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
We expect 2014 to be a banner year in the healthcare industry. Where is healthcare headed in 2014? Here are our top predictions: (Where is Healthcare Headed in 2014?
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MPCIRHC.ORG's curator insight, July 15, 2014 2:32 PM

A new trend to watch is that second and third tier nations such as Cuban with excellent healthcare systems have begun to be major players in Medical Tourism. Those patients in need of major surgeries from top tier nations such as the USA will save money and time by getting much needed care in 'so called' bottom tier nations. 2014 will see an increase in Medical Tourism.

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Researchers warn of the 'myths' of global medical tourism - The Almagest

Researchers warn of the 'myths' of global medical tourism - The Almagest | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
A team of British researchers, led by the University of York, is warning governments and healthcare decision makers across the globe to be wary of the myths and hype surrounding medical tourism.
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"Researchers warn medical tourism is not a market worth investing in" - Agree or Disagree?

"Researchers warn medical tourism is not a market worth investing in" - Agree or Disagree? | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
British researchers say the myths of medical tourism -- that it is an increasing global market and governments can boost the numbers -- is not backed by data.
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Medical Tourism 101 - The Traveling Pharmacist - What Boundaries Travel

Medical Tourism 101 - The Traveling Pharmacist - What Boundaries Travel | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
Medical Tourism 101 - The Traveling Pharmacist (Medical Tourism 101 - The Traveling Pharmacist http://t.co/zcdMbh8OUl via @What_Boundaries)
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CM extends help to private hospitals - The Times of India

CM extends help to private hospitals - The Times of India | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
The state government has chalked out a master plan to set up 1,500 primary health centres and sub-centres across the state.
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Syria targets hospitals, denies healthcare as 'weapon of war': UN - Reuters

Syria targets hospitals, denies healthcare as 'weapon of war': UN - Reuters | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
Syria targets hospitals, denies healthcare as 'weapon of war': UN
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GENEVA | Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:44am EDT.
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China's nouveau riche boost medical tourism sector | ONE HealthCare Worldwide News

China's nouveau riche boost medical tourism sector | ONE HealthCare Worldwide News | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
China's nouveau riche boost medical tourism sector WantChinaTimes South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan have been pursuing the development of their medical tourism industry, capitalizing in part on the growing demand for their services...
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Have scalpel, will travel: Alberta surgeons operate abroad to bypass wait times

Have scalpel, will travel: Alberta surgeons operate abroad to bypass wait times | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it

Retired nurse Marlene Driscoll spent the holiday season celebrating a different kind of gift: a brand: For this type of medical tourism, surgeon flies with you.

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MPCIRHC.ORG's curator insight, July 15, 2014 2:34 PM

A new kind of doctor 'house call' for the 21st Century.

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Lord Mayor supports medical tourism bid - Brisbane | @1OHWW

Lord Mayor supports medical tourism bid - Brisbane | @1OHWW | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
Lord Mayor supports medical tourism bid
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Lord Mayor supports medical tourism bid (00:30).
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Hospital Choices - Booming Medical Tourism in Brazil

A continuation of existing trends could see the total number of UK medical tourists in 2010 reaching 250,000.These are all privately paying patients, as the trend in the United Kingdom is towards more and more people prepared to pay for private...
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Pop culture, wealthy Chinese spur medical tourism in Asia | Malaya Business Insight

Pop culture, wealthy Chinese spur medical tourism in Asia | Malaya Business Insight | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
SEOUL - It is one of Asia’s fastest growing industries and shows no signs of losing steam even as the global economy wobbles.
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MPCIRHC.ORG's curator insight, July 15, 2014 2:28 PM

Medical Tourism has been increasing over the past decade. The cost of health care is nations such as the United States makes it economical to seek health assistance elsewhere. Corporations are looking more closely at allowing their employees to choose medical tourism destinations for care. The patient wins and the corporation saves money. 

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CMAJ: Medical tourism driving health care disparity in Thailand

CMAJ: Medical tourism driving health care disparity in Thailand | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
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Health tourists now cost NHS £2million per month - Express.co.uk

Health tourists now cost NHS £2million per month - Express.co.uk | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
Health tourists now cost NHS £2million per month Express.co.uk NHS cancer surgeon Professor J Meirion Thomas, a leading campaigner against health tourism, said: “Most hospital trusts employ people to check if patients are entitled to free care but...
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UCLA researchers' smartphone 'microscope' can detect a single virus, nanoparticles

UCLA researchers' smartphone 'microscope' can detect a single virus, nanoparticles | MEDICAL TOURISM | Scoop.it
Your smartphone now can see what the naked eye cannot: A single virus and bits of material less than one-thousandth of the width of a human hair. Aydogan Ozcan, a professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and his team have created a portable smartphone attachment that can be used to perform sophisticated field testing to detect viruses and bacteria without the need for bulky and expensive microscopes and lab equipment. The device weighs less than half a pound. "This cellphone-based imaging platform could be used for specific and sensitive detection of sub-wavelength objects, including bacteria and viruses and therefore could enable the practice of nanotechnology and biomedical testing in field settings and even in remote and resource-limited environments," Ozcan said. "These results also constitute the first time that single nanoparticles and viruses have been detected using a cellphone-based, field-portable imaging system." In a paper published in ACS nano, Ozcan details a fluorescent microscope device fabricated by a 3-D printer that contains a color filter, an external lens and a laser diode. The diode illuminates fluid or solid samples at a steep angle of roughly 75 degrees. This oblique illumination avoids detection of scattered light that would otherwise interfere with the intended fluorescent image. Using this device, which attaches directly to the camera module on a smartphone, Ozcan's team was able to detect single human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) particles. HCMV is a common virus that can cause birth defects such as deafness and brain damage and can hasten the death of adults who have received organ implants, who are infected with the HIV virus or whose immune systems otherwise have been weakened. A single HCMV particle measures about 150–300 nanometers; a human hair is roughly 100,000 nanometers thick. In a separate experiment, Ozcan's team also detected nanoparticles — specially marked fluorescent beads made of polystyrene — as small as 90–100 nanometers. To verify these results, researchers in Ozcan's lab used other imaging devices, including a scanning electron microscope and a photon-counting confocal microscope. These experiments confirmed the findings made using the new cellphone-based imaging device.
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