Malaysia Airlines Berhad has announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council. Under the terms of the deal, Malaysia Airlines will be positioned as MHTC’s preferred healthcare tourism airline with both parties jointly exploring marketing activities to position Malaysia as the premier healthcare destination regionally and globally.
Some of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations are failing EU water laws, new research shows. As millions of people plan their summer holidays, Pisa in Italy, parts of Halkidiki in Greece, Balaton in Hungary and Ayia Napa in Cyprus have been identified as among 6,311 European towns and cities which are not meeting the EU’s environmental standards.
Despite greatly improved safety records in the century since Titanic, the maritime industry faces new challenges driven by the continued growth of worldwide shipping, specialist marine insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has advised.
Celebrity boutique boot camp NuBeginnings is opening its second retreat in the heart of the Loire Valley this October.
Medical tourists travelling from the UK to destinations in Pakistan and India may have contracted a superbug resistant to virtually all known antibiotics, experts warn. A study in The Lancet finds bacteria that make an enzyme called NDM-1 have travelled back with NHS patients who went abroad for treatments such as cosmetic surgery.
The OFT has taken action against four online traders who deceptively sold consumers European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs).
The Philippines Department of Health, Tarlac Provincial Health Office and Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM - News), through its Wireless Reach™ initiative, today announced the successful completion of the Wireless Access for Health project’s pilot phase. The project participants leveraged their expertise and resources in public health, medical care, technology and training to create an electronic health record system that meets the needs of health care decision makers on varying levels, ranging from midwives to doctors to policy makers. Results at the conclusion of the pilot phase, which recorded over 12,000 patient consultations, indicate that such a system is not only feasible and improves patient care in rural health clinics, but also has a real impact for decision makers.
With the football World Cup fast approaching, the sexual health and travel health experts at the Health Protection Agency (HPA) want to remind all travellers to heed safe sex advice and follow good travel health advice to avoid getting sick in South Africa.
In these economically challenging times, many experts say it is vital to invest in preventative healthcare. Better overall health means lower medical bills.