Bulgaria will introduce a full smoking ban, but not earlier than 2012, the country's Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, declared Thursday.
Domestic livestock infected with food-and-mouth disease has been discovered in a fifth village in Southeastern Bulgaria in less than three weeks.
Health Minister Stefan Konstantinov demanded Sunday an all-out smoking ban in spite of Bulgarian ruling party GERB's unconvincing record on introducing anti-smoking measures.
Two thirds of the Bulgarians approve the government's restrictions on smoking in public places, according to a poll by the National Center for Study of Public Opinion (NZIOM).
A new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been found in the village of Granichar, in the Burgas district, experts from the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency announced Thursday.
The first transplantation of stem cells from a non-family member donor in Bulgaria was carried out Tuesday night at the National Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Hematological Diseases in Sofia.
A new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been discovered in Bulgaria's Burgas district, a day before the European Commission was expected to lift the measures, imposed on the area because of the previous FMD cases.
The Bulgarian Health Ministry has announced it will increase the checks for smoking in public places after 5 pm and on holidays.
Lack of funding, corruption and unreasonable distribution of money in Bulgaria's health care system are the top problems in the sector, according to a recent poll.
Bulgaria's health minister has tried to assuage fears of radiation winds reaching the country after Japan nuclear plant blasts, which has spiked demand for the drug potassium iodide.
As Japan races to avoid a nuclear disaster, some Bulgarians are scrambling to obtain potassium iodide, a drug that can protect people from radiation-induced thyroid cancer.
A Bulgarian doctor from the Sofia emergency room is going to be fired one day after he confused symptoms of stroke and flu.
Nearly BGN 50 M, provided for expensive and life-saving medicines for treatment of cancer and other serious diseases, have not reached the patients, but were used for other purposes, showed a check by the Bulgarian National Audit Office.
Bulgaria ranks 30th in Europe by alcohol consumption, according to a study of the World Health Organization (WHO), cited by Darik radio.
Bulgaria's government adopted on Wednesday the national health care map, which has been in the pipeline since 2006, but will definitely fail to turn into the much anticipated launching pad for reforms in the sector.
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