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10 Most Common Conditions Medical Cannabis Was Prescribed For During 2018, Outside of Thailand

Thailand has legalized Medical Cannabis in 2019 for prescribed medical use only. The penalty for recreational use of cannabis in Thailand a very serious matter, where those found in possession of 10 kilograms of herb or less can expect to do up to five years in prison. Anything more and you’re facing life in prison. No inform...Read More

Fun Fact 106: A Brief History of Medical Tourism

16th and 17th century – spa towns such as Bath were popular destinations for the upper classes as places for healing 1980s and 1990s – cost of healthcare increases, countries such as Cuba began to attract people from countries such as Latin America and Europe. In 1990, Cuba had around 2000 medical tourists. 1997 – Asian Financial C...Read More

Thailand Medical Tourism, 2018: Reviewed

It continues to be another busy year for Thailand’s private hospitals, clinics and dental facilities, with the seemingly endless arrival of international patients from across the globe. Whilst the volume begins to subside a little as the year comes to a close, we’ve put together our analysis from a sample of 1,000 English-spe...Read More

Thailand, Third Biggest Medical Tourism Destination in the World

In the process of shrugging off its reputation for cheap back-alley plastic surgeries, Thailand is quickly catching up to South Korea as the world’s prime destination for cosmetic surgeries and treatments. Home to 64 JCI-accredited medical facilities – three times more than Singapore and 6 times more than Malaysia. JCI is the indus...Read More

Fun Fact 104: There’s such a thing as Mommy Makeover?

Tired of all that flabby skin around your stomach and thighs? Why not try the Mommy Makeover (MM)? As the name literally suggests, this “makeover” consists of procedures that are targeted at helping Mum’s return to their pre-pregnancy figures.  The MM is usually done in one go and can consist of a number of the following proc...Read More

Fun Fact 103: 3 Different Types of Facelift Surgery

Rhytidectomy, also known as facelift surgery is performed to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and the signs of aging. The underlying muscles of the face is lifted and then tightened and excess pockets of fat and skin are removed to give the patient a younger look. Let’s have a look at 3 of the more popular facelift procedur...Read More

Fun Fact 102: All You Want To Know About Botox

Botox, a diluted form of Botulinum Toxin is a substance that is injected into the targeted area and it restricts muscle movements which prevents wrinkles from developing or worsening. Nerve signals of certain muscles are blocked resulting in the relaxation of these muscles and thus the appearance of wrinkles is lessened. Botox effe...Read More

Fun Fact 101: Labiaplasty

Terms you should know: Labia Minora – also known as vaginal lips, two flaps of skin on either side of the vaginal opening in the vulva Vulva – the outer part of the female genitals Labia majora – the larger outer folds of the vulva Labiaplasty – a procedure that reduces the length of the labia minora Designe...Read More

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