BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39289.560278.BD1 (Published 02 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:266

Minerva is always on the lookout for good pictures that are educational and which tell an interesting story accompanied by 100 words. Readers may be interested to know that we are more likely to accept a great picture of a relatively common condition than pictures of very rare or traumatic conditions, and we are not interested in pictures of foreign bodies or those that simply show “textbook” presentations. For more information go to http://resources.bmj.com/bmj/authors/types-of-article.

Medical tourism thrives partly as a result of consumers (patients) who are dissatisfied with care in their home countries. The expansion in international medical travel has spawned a whole industry of service providers, providers of medical care, and medical travel agents, and now there's even a specialty journal. The first issue of the International Medical Travel Journal has hit the shelves and is also available on line at www.imtjonline.com.

Some women waiting for embryo transfer after in vitro fertilisation say that they are more worried about having no pregnancy at all than about the risks of giving birth to a child with a disability as a result …

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