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20% of Bulgarians Have Never Been To a Health Checkup

One fifth of all Bulgarians have never been to a general medical examination, shows a survey of the Open Society Institute in Sofia.

Society » Health | June 16, 2014, Monday // 15:16 | Viewed: 766

Bulgarian Red Cross To Train Taxi Drivers for First Aid

The Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) will train 80 taxi drivers in first aid courses,   the BRC chairperson Hristo Grigorov told Focus news agency.

Society » Health | June 14, 2014, Saturday // 12:16 | Viewed: 1028

New Medical Teams To Join Sofia Emergency Care Center

The new teams of doctors from hospitals in Bulgaria's capital of Sofia that will provide help to the city emergency care unit will be set up, Tuesday.

Society » Health | June 10, 2014, Tuesday // 09:53 | Viewed: 1132

Sofia's Emergency Care Protesting Again, Despite Pay Raise Talks

Bulgarian Sofia Emergency Care staff are protesting against the low salaries and the long-lasting structural problems in their unit again, Monday morning.

Society » Health | June 9, 2014, Monday // 10:05 | Viewed: 1237

Bulgarian Cab Drivers to Pass First Aid Training

Taxi drivers from around Bulgaria will participate in a first aid training program organized by the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC).

Society » Health | June 7, 2014, Saturday // 14:59 | Viewed: 1317

Emergency Care Protests Continue in Sofia

Emergency care staff are on the streets again Tuesday to protest against the dire state of their unit.

Society » Health | June 3, 2014, Tuesday // 09:19 | Viewed: 1564

12 Children Hospitalized for Food Poisoning in Bulgaria's Razlog

12 children have been hospitalized with food poisoning symptoms in the southwestern town of Razlog.

Society » Health | June 1, 2014, Sunday // 13:31 | Viewed: 2216

On World No Tobacco Day - 2 M Bulgarians Are Active Smokers

More than 2.1M Bulgarians, or about 30% of the population, are active smokers, according to a survey of the World Health Organization on occasion of May 31, World No Tobacco Day.

Society » Health | May 31, 2014, Saturday // 11:36 | Viewed: 1956

Emergency Care Doctors in Sofia Continue Protests

Over 100 doctors staged a protest in front of the Emergency Care unit in Sofia to oppose the calls for a resignation of their director, Georgi Gelev.

Society » Health | May 30, 2014, Friday // 12:02 | Viewed: 1517

Emergency Care Doctors in Sofia Resign Collectively In Protest

All doctors from the Emergency Care unit in Sofia have resigned collectively.

Society » Health | May 29, 2014, Thursday // 11:57 | Viewed: 1260

Over 12 Thousands Bulgarians Suffered Workplace Injuries in 2013

Some 12.1 thousand Bulgarians suffered injuries in the workplace or in work related accidents, of which 8.7 thousand or 71.8% were men.

Society » Health | May 22, 2014, Thursday // 12:52 | Viewed: 776

Average Life Expectancy in Bulgaria Grows, Still Among Lowest in EU

Life expectancy of Bulgarian population calculated for the period 2011-2013 has increased by 0.5 years and has reached 74. 5 years.

Society » Health | May 16, 2014, Friday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1268

Bulgarian Medical Workers Stage Protest against Funding Shortfall

Bulgarian healthcare workers across the country are staging a one-hour symbolic protest against the insufficient funding for the sector.

Society » Health | May 15, 2014, Thursday // 10:44 | Viewed: 799

Fifty Bulgarian Hospitals 'Facing Bankruptcy'

Fifty hospitals in towns and municipalities are facing bankruptcy, Bulgaria's Health Minister Tanya Andreeva has announced.

Society » Health | May 10, 2014, Saturday // 16:15 | Viewed: 2080

WHO: Global Maternal Mortality on the Drop

Maternal deaths have fallen by 45% worldwide since 1990, statistics of the UN and the World Health Organization (WHO) show.

Society » Health | May 7, 2014, Wednesday // 15:19 | Viewed: 2100

Medical University in Pleven Implements 2-nd Da Vinci Robot

The Medical University in Pleven implements a second Da Vinci Surgical System for mini invasive surgery.

Society » Health | April 29, 2014, Tuesday // 15:49 | Viewed: 1366

Bulgaria To Expand Its Stem Cell Bank

By the end of 2015 Bulgaria will have a larger capacity stem cell bank, said professor Elisaveta Naumova of Alexandrovska Hospital in Sofia, quoted by Standart daily.

Society » Health | April 24, 2014, Thursday // 10:16 | Viewed: 981

Bulgaria 6th in EU for Child Obesity

Bulgaria ranks 6th in the European Union for childhood obesity.

Society » Health | April 22, 2014, Tuesday // 12:17 | Viewed: 1683

Ambulances To Leave from Sofia Gas Stations

In the beginning of May Sofia will test a new system in which ambulances will leave for addresses from various gas stations.

Society » Health | April 22, 2014, Tuesday // 11:47 | Viewed: 1273

Bulgaria's GERB Spent BGN 1.4B on Pensions – Deputy Health Minister

Bulgaria's Health Insurance Fund reserve of BGN 1.4B has been spent on pensions during GERB's office, according to Deputy Health Minister Dr. Boyko Penkov.

Society » Health | April 17, 2014, Thursday // 16:02 | Viewed: 1333

Bulgarian Children Suffer from Obesity, Prefer Tv to Sport

Childhood obesity rates are on the rise due to unhealthy diet and lack of enough movement, according to a survey of dietary and nutritional status of students in Bulgaria.

Society » Health | April 14, 2014, Monday // 12:03 | Viewed: 1119
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