A novel twist on medical tourism to avoid the high cost of U.S. health care saves an employer money and even earns the patient a bonus

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This briefing note from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics examines the ethical issues that can arise when patients and doctors wish to use experimental treatments

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Using online platforms such as GoFundMe to solicit donations for health-related needs can help people access legitimate health services and avoid medical debt. But this kind of medical crowdfunding also raises funds for a multitude of scientifically unsupported procedures

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It is hard to recommend taking a 19-hour flight with a toddler to get a root canal with a straight face. But after going on just such a mission in December, I will aim to get all future dental work done in Thailand

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…Instead of pursuing the traditional routes for treatment—surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy—she spent two weeks at a private clinic in Tijuana, which offered a variety of treatments rarely administered in the United States: a compound known as cesium carbonate, infusions of vitamin C, a variety of immune boosters, and the drug Laetrile, sometimes referred to as vitamin B-17, which was declared illegal by the FDA

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ohn Zhang, MD, medical director and founder of New Hope Fertility in New York City, led a team that performed a new technique called spindle nuclear transfer. This technique is a form of mitochondrial manipulation technology that involves removing the nucleus from the mother’s oocyte and transferring it to an enucleated donor oocyte that is then fertilized with the father’s sperm

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Have you ever been to Mosonmagyarovar? Thought of visiting Sopron? They’re two of Hungary’s hot new tourist destinations — but not for the scenery or the food. Hungary has more dentists per capita than any other country, and Mosonmagyarovar and Sopron have the highest concentration of dental clinics of any city

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“There was a lot of excitement about it,” said Ms. Agrawal, the chief executive of Health Flights Solutions, adding that if Americans start traveling to Cuba for affordable medical treatments, it could mean a big economic boost for the country’s health system

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