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Bulgarian Expert on Baby Death: No Pressure, Baby Was Dead

We have solid proofs that the baby was born dead, said Stanislav Hristov, who participated in the preparation of the expert opinion on the death of the prematurely-born baby from the town of Gorna Oryahovitsa.

Society » Health | December 23, 2010, Thursday // 09:39 | Viewed: 1585

Bulgaria Introduces Mandatory Breast, Prostate Cancer Tests

Mandatory tests for breast and prostate cancer are going to be introduced in Bulgaria in 2011, the Health Ministry announced Wednesday.

Society » Health | December 22, 2010, Wednesday // 15:19 | Viewed: 2226

Smoking Ban Widely Ignored in Bulgaria

Even though a smoking ban in public places came into force in Bulgaria five days ago, reporters' checks across the country have shown that it is being widely ignored.

Society » Health | December 22, 2010, Wednesday // 11:33 | Viewed: 1894

Report Claims Bulgarian Premature Baby Born Dead

The prematurely-born baby by a 17-year-old girl in the Bulgarian town of Gorna Oryahovitsa has been born dead, states the forensic report by experts from Sofia, the Bulgarian National Radio informed.

Society » Health | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 12:25 | Viewed: 2018

Bulgaria's Right-Wing Party: Interior Minister Should Announce Report on Baby Death

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition demanded from the Interior Minister, Tsevtan Tsvetanov, to announce the forensic report on the case of the death of a prematurely-born baby from the town of Gorna Oryahovitsa.

Society » Health | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 12:07 | Viewed: 1715

Public Space Smoking Ban Checks in Bulgaria to Begin January

Even though the smoking ban in public places became effective Sunday, checks will begin after January 3, 2011, the Bulgarian daily newspaper Standart has reported.

Society » Health | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 08:18 | Viewed: 1727

Public Space Smoking Ban Becomes Effective in Bulgaria

The smoking ban in public spaces became effective Sunday, the Bulgarian Health Ministry informs.

Society » Health | December 19, 2010, Sunday // 17:56 | Viewed: 2787

Bulgarian Doctors Set to Receive November Pay

The National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) is beginning to pay Monday the November money to doctors and hospitals.

Society » Health | December 19, 2010, Sunday // 13:14 | Viewed: 1648

Food Safety Agency Launched in Bulgaria by New Year

The entire country is now ready for the Food Agency to begin functioning in Bulgaria, Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, informed Friday.

Society » Health | December 17, 2010, Friday // 17:57 | Viewed: 1740

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: 2251

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: 2433

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: 2013

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: 2508

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: 1791

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: 3530

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: 1773

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: 1361

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: 2835

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: 1466

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: 2551

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: 1895
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