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Bulgarian Pharmacies to Stop Sale of Reimbursed Medicines

Bulgarian pharmacies will stop selling medicines that are reimbursed by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) until the end of December.

Society » Health | December 14, 2010, Tuesday // 11:41 | Viewed: 2231

International Activists Rally during Global AIDS Fund Forum in Sofia

More than 600 international activists staged a protest rally in Bulgaria's capital Sofia where the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is holding a meeting.

Society » Health | December 13, 2010, Monday // 19:21 | Viewed: 2413

Bulgarian PM Inaugurates Top-of-Line Diagnostic Ward

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, launched Monday the most modern image diagnostic ward in the country, located at the University Hospital "St. Ivan Rilski" in Sofia.

Society » Health | December 13, 2010, Monday // 18:00 | Viewed: 1991

Slimming Diet 'Kills' Bulgarian Teenage Girl

A teenager from the northeastern Bulgaria city of Targovishte had died from viral meningitis, the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, informs.

Society » Health | December 13, 2010, Monday // 12:45 | Viewed: 2484

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry Proposes New Healthcare Prices

Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry has proposed new prices for healthcare, which are supposed to come into force from January 1, 2011.

Society » Health | December 10, 2010, Friday // 11:40 | Viewed: 1777

Sofia Ambulance Breaks Record, Arrives 5 Hours Late

An ambulance from the emergency room took over five hours to arrive at an address in Sofia's central "Lozenets" district, from the time the first call was placed.

Society » Health | December 9, 2010, Thursday // 09:11 | Viewed: 3507

Bulgarian Pharmacies Suffer Shortage of Life-saving Medicines

Bulgarians might be left without life-saving medicines because of another delay in the payments of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) to pharmacies, Bulgaria's private TV channel bTV informed.

Society » Health | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 20:46 | Viewed: 1764

Bulgaria's Health Minister Prepares Concept for Better Healthcare

Enough number of referrals from the GP in order to consult with a specialist, 24/7 doctors cabinets, and specific rules on when and how much patients pay doctors are included in the concept for better healthcare of Bulgaria's Health Minister Stefan Konsta

Society » Health | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 19:57 | Viewed: 1350

EC: Bulgarians Smoke Like Hell, Drink Moderately

Bulgaria maintains its position as the second most smoking EU nation behind undisputed leader Greece, according to a comprehensive health study released by the European Commission and OECD.

Society » Health | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 14:43 | Viewed: 2829

Bulgarians, Romanians Live Shortest in EU

Bulgaria and Romania have the shortest life expectancy among all EU member states, according to the first Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) "Health at a Glance" report.

Society » Health | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 10:17 | Viewed: 1459

Bulgarian Study Claims Boys Enter Puberty Earlier

A study conducted in Bulgaria has shown that boys today enter puberty faster than their fathers' generation, reaching the milestone an average of a year earlier.

Society » Health | December 7, 2010, Tuesday // 11:50 | Viewed: 2522

Bulgarian Hospital Head Keeps Job despite Baby Death

The municipal council of the town of Gorna Oryahovitsa has decided against firing Dr. Mirolyub Kozhuharov, the head of the local hospital, over the death of a prematurely born baby which caused a scandal last week.

Society » Health | December 6, 2010, Monday // 21:03 | Viewed: 1877

Bulgaria Ministry Defends Graphic Anti-HIV Ad, Cites Foreign Experience

The controversial new anti-HIV campaign advertisement, which has unleashed angered responses in Bulgaria, seeks to provoke people into using condoms and was modeled on US and European examples, the health ministry said.

Society » Health | December 2, 2010, Thursday // 15:27 | Viewed: 3257

Row Erupts in Bulgaria over Vulgarly Graphic Anti-HIV Ad

A controversial new campaign advertisement in Bulgaria tries to encourage people to use condoms by graphically explaining the way HIV is contracted - and gets caught in a backlash.

Society » Health | December 1, 2010, Wednesday // 16:08 | Viewed: 2870

4 000 Bulgarians Live with AIDS

There some 4 000 Bulgarians living with AIDS compared to the 1 252 officially registered ones by November 25, the Bulgarian Health Ministry announced Monday.

Society » Health | November 29, 2010, Monday // 15:04 | Viewed: 1364

Bulgaria's Doctors Come out On Fresh Protests

Bulgarian doctors have called a nationwide protest to be held Friday in Sofia in front of the Parliament building.

Society » Health | November 19, 2010, Friday // 08:08 | Viewed: 1714

Bulgarian Health Minister Vows to Put House in Order

It is crucial that clear rules concerning payment and treatment be established in all hospitals, according to the newly appointed Bulgarian Health Minister.

Society » Health | November 12, 2010, Friday // 11:03 | Viewed: 1427

Bulgarian Scientists Invent Revolutionary Robot for In Vitro Fertilization, Cancer Research

A team of 34 Bulgarian scientists have invented a "faultless" nanorobot that is expected to revolutionize in vitro fertilization and other medical procedures.

Society » Health | November 6, 2010, Saturday // 16:01 | Viewed: 4600

Bulgarian Cabinet Approves Indoors Smoking Restrictions

Smoking restrictions in public spaces in Bulgaria are going to become effective in the beginning of 2011, according to amendments of the Health Act, dating from the beginning of 2010.

Society » Health | November 3, 2010, Wednesday // 16:20 | Viewed: 2016

Life-Saving Cash for Bulgaria Hospitals amid Raging Protests

Bulgaria's health ministry has allotted BGN 20 M to hospitals as doctors are staging a second day of relay protests against the deteriorating conditions of the sector.

Society » Health | November 2, 2010, Tuesday // 12:44 | Viewed: 1404

Bulgaria Doctors Keep Up Protests over Health Care Funding

Doctors in Bulgaria's coastal town of Burgas will take over on Tuesday the one-hour relay protests, which their colleagues in Sliven initiated a day earlier, against the sorry state of the country's hospitals.

Society » Health | November 2, 2010, Tuesday // 08:55 | Viewed: 1872
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