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Indignant Bulgarian Doctors Ready to Strike

Bulgarian doctors are ready to come out on protests in September in response to cuts in hospital funding, announced the head of the Bulgarian Medical Association Tsvetan Raychinov.

Society » Health | August 11, 2010, Wednesday // 17:32 | Viewed: 1446

Bulgaria's Health Insurance Fund: Hospitals Speculate with Money Cuts

The head of the Bulgarian National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) has announced that the hospitals are speculating with their complaints about the lack of money.

Society » Health | August 11, 2010, Wednesday // 12:48 | Viewed: 1745

Deadly Mosquitoes Infect 16 in Greece

The number of people affected with the West Nile virus in Greece has reached 16.

Society » Health | August 10, 2010, Tuesday // 13:17 | Viewed: 3536

Bulgarian Fund Proposes Age Limit of 45 for 'In Vitro'

The Bulgarian Fund for Assisted Reproduction has proposed that women over 45 years of age should not receive state funding for a free "in vitro" procedure.

Society » Health | August 10, 2010, Tuesday // 10:23 | Viewed: 1733

Bulgarian Hospitals Limit Planned Surgery

Bulgarian hospitals shall stop performing planned surgeries, except in cases where the patient herself pays the expenses for materials, announced Monday the chair of the Bulgarian Medical Association Tsvetan Raychinov.

Society » Health | August 9, 2010, Monday // 19:22 | Viewed: 1630

Health Ministry: No Deadly Mosquitoes in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Health Ministry has not detected any deadly mosquitoes, carriers of the West Nile virus, and has not registered any cases of this infection.

Society » Health | August 9, 2010, Monday // 17:31 | Viewed: 3214

Bulgarian Hospitals Angry about State Funding Cuts

A new drastic cut of state funding leaves hospitals with money, covering only the salaries of the staff, while the rest should be paid by the patients.

Society » Health | August 9, 2010, Monday // 16:43 | Viewed: 1344

Bulgaria Might Face Deadly Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes, infected with the West Nile virus have killed three people for three days in Greece.

Society » Health | August 9, 2010, Monday // 11:44 | Viewed: 2338

Bulgarian Court Cancels 'In Vitro' Conception Age Limit

The Sofia Administrative Court has canceled the order by the Bulgarian Fund for Assisted Reproduction, which has imposed an age limit of 43 years to women who want to conceive "in vitro".

Society » Health | August 8, 2010, Sunday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1740

Bulgaria's Health Minister: We Need More Doctors

The Bulgarian Health Minister has stated that a problem in the country is not the lack of ambulance cars, but the deficiency of doctors.

Society » Health | August 6, 2010, Friday // 10:17 | Viewed: 1868

Bulgarian MPs Pass New Health Care Budget at 1st Reading

The Bulgarian Parliament passed Wednesday, at first reading, the updated budget of the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) for 2010.

Society » Health | July 21, 2010, Wednesday // 12:09 | Viewed: 1465

Bulgarian Health Ministry Warns of Harmful US Food Supplements

The Bulgarian Health Ministry warns about 65 harmful food supplements from the US, containing steroids or steroid substances, sold over the internet.

Society » Health | July 15, 2010, Thursday // 18:15 | Viewed: 2269

Bulgaria's Health Minister Calls for More Hospitals

The Bulgarian Health Minister Anna-Maria Borisova has announced that 430 hospitals are not enough for 7,5 million people.

Society » Health | July 12, 2010, Monday // 20:29 | Viewed: 1686

Bulgaria to Treat Children with Autism, Dyslexia in New Center

A new institute for treating children suffering from dyslexia and autism opened doors Wednesday in Sofia.

Society » Health | June 30, 2010, Wednesday // 18:27 | Viewed: 4781

Bulgarian Patients, Doctors Protest Delegated Budgets

Representatives of patient organizations and the Bulgarian Medical Association gathered to protest in front of the Council of Ministers building against the introduction of delegated budgeting for hospitals.

Society » Health | June 30, 2010, Wednesday // 12:36 | Viewed: 1722

Experts Predict Boom in Amphetamines Use in Bulgaria

Kids in Bulgaria are starting to take drugs at an increasingly lower age and are resorting to new types of narcotics, according to experts.

Society » Health | June 25, 2010, Friday // 19:26 | Viewed: 2751

Bulgarian Oncology Doctor Raises Alarm over Lack of Cancer Screening

Bulgaria is the only country in the EU that does not have a screening program for cancer, the Director of the National Oncology Hospital, Zdravka Valerianova announced.

Society » Health | June 25, 2010, Friday // 17:57 | Viewed: 2698

Bulgarian Teenagers to Receive Sexual Education

A Bulgarian pharmaceutical company and the Ministries of Education and Health will start an educational campaign on "Modern contraception".

Society » Health | June 21, 2010, Monday // 14:23 | Viewed: 2639

Bulgaria Moves to Protect Children from GMO

A ban of all genetically modified products and ingredients for preparation of children foods in Bulgaria has been proposed Wednesday in an amendment in the Bulgarian Food Act.

Society » Health | June 16, 2010, Wednesday // 15:10 | Viewed: 5943

Bulgaria Ranks Last in Europe for Blood Donation

No more than 20-22 people out of 1000 donate blood voluntarily in Bulgaria, which leaves the country at the bottom of the ranking for blood donation in Europe.

Society » Health | June 14, 2010, Monday // 14:22 | Viewed: 2309

Bulgarian PM Vows to Become Organ Donor

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, opened Friday the second national sports competition for people with transplants and on dialysis.

Society » Health | June 4, 2010, Friday // 15:26 | Viewed: 1554
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