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Staggering Majority of Bulgarians Avoid Fitness, Sports

Only 6% of all Bulgarians in employment age (18-65) are actively engaged in fitness and sports, according to a study of the country's Ministry of Sports and Youth.

Society » Health | November 22, 2011, Tuesday // 15:09 | Viewed: 4728

Nearly One Third of Bulgarians Live without Health Insurance

By August 31, 2011 the number of Bulgarians without health insurance has reached the staggering 1 931 662 people.

Society » Health | November 21, 2011, Monday // 11:09 | Viewed: 1218

Bulgaria Patients: Health Care 2012 Budget Life-Threatening

Bulgaria's health system will be plagued by chronic underfunding next year, putting at risk the life of all Bulgarian citizens, who need medical aid, patients have alarmed.

Society » Health | November 20, 2011, Sunday // 15:52 | Viewed: 1928

Campaign for Full Smoking Ban Kicks Off in Bulgaria

A string of organizations launched an awareness project aimed at limiting smoking in public places in Bulgaria Thrusday, on the World Smokefree Day.

Society » Health | November 17, 2011, Thursday // 18:13 | Viewed: 1426

Bulgarian Health Minister: Patients Are Top Priority

To think that emergency care ends with ambulances is absurd; it continues inside hospitals, says Bulgaria's Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov.

Society » Health | November 13, 2011, Sunday // 13:47 | Viewed: 1202

Bulgaria's Emergency Care Centers to Be Integrated into District Hospitals

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said that Emergency Care Centers must become units of district hospitals, although the step will cause 1300 people to lose their jobs.

Society » Health | November 3, 2011, Thursday // 15:37 | Viewed: 1335

Nearly 900 Bulgarians Need Vital Organ Transplantations

A total of 860 Bulgarian citizens are waiting for vital organ or tissue transplantations in Bulgaria, it has been announced.

Society » Health | October 22, 2011, Saturday // 19:02 | Viewed: 1290

Majority of Bulgarians Unaware of Patient Rights - Poll

The large majority of Bulgarians are unaware of their patient rights, according to a recent poll of the Center for Protection of Patients' Rights (CZPZ).

Society » Health | October 10, 2011, Monday // 17:43 | Viewed: 2409

Bulgarian Team Performs Breakthrough Bloodless Urology Surgery

A team of Bulgarian physicians has conducted for the first time in the country two successful urological surgeries with the use of the robot da Vinci.

Society » Health | October 4, 2011, Tuesday // 18:45 | Viewed: 16056

Bulgarian Govt Assuages Fears about Contaminated Cantaloupes

Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov confirmed Friday that no cantaloupes imported from the US were sold on the Bulgarian market, adding that if there were imports of that type of fruit, they arrived from neighboring countries.

Society » Health | September 30, 2011, Friday // 17:07 | Viewed: 1052

Bulgaria Can Boost Its Medical Tourism - Study

Bulgaria is among the countries that can provide low-cost medical services and health professionals with considerable experience, which can turn it into an attractive tourist destination, a new study has shown.

Society » Health | September 30, 2011, Friday // 08:37 | Viewed: 1901

60s Bulgarian Antismoking Pill to Make Medical Breakthrough

A pill, which was developed in Bulgaria during the time of the Communist regime, can make medical breakthrough by helping millions of smokers to give up the habit safely and cheaply

Society » Health | September 29, 2011, Thursday // 10:31 | Viewed: 16201

Bulgaria's First Liver Transplant Safely Starts School

Little Pamela from the town of Kula, in Bulgaria's Vidin Region, had her first day of school Thursday, September 15, when school in Bulgaria traditionally kicks off.

Society » Health | September 15, 2011, Thursday // 18:14 | Viewed: 1686

Council of Europe Suggests Keeping Baby's Gender Secret to Prevent Selective Abortion

The Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly, made up of MPs from the 47 member states of the human rights body, including Bulgaria, have suggested barring parents from knowing the sex of their unborn baby.

Society » Health | September 12, 2011, Monday // 12:37 | Viewed: 3189

Bulgarian PM Opens Linear Accelerator in Plovdiv Hospital

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, officially launched Thursday the new linear accelerator at the University Hospital "St. George" in the second largest city of Plovdiv.

Society » Health | September 8, 2011, Thursday // 15:30 | Viewed: 1732

UN Warns of Potential Bird Flu Resurgence

The United Nations has warned of a possible resurgence of the deadly bird flu virus, saying that a mutant strain is spreading in Asia.

Society » Health | August 29, 2011, Monday // 17:16 | Viewed: 1698

Roma Ghetto in Southern Bulgarian City Struggling with Hepatitis A Outbreak

The Regional Health Inspection in Bulgaria's southern city of Plovdiv has registered a total of 144 cases of hepatitis in August.

Society » Health | August 25, 2011, Thursday // 13:31 | Viewed: 3649

Over Half Million Bulgarians Deprived of Doctors Care

Over half million Bulgarians or a total of 582 809 people don't have the option of selecting a general physician in the village where they live.

Society » Health | August 20, 2011, Saturday // 16:10 | Viewed: 1818

Bulgaria's Amputated Arm Case Doctor Faces Malpractice Fine

There are serious violations in the doctor's treatment of Milko Mihlaev, leading to the amputation of the patient's right arm.

Society » Health | August 3, 2011, Wednesday // 08:57 | Viewed: 1621

Bulgarian Police Bust Online Store Offering Counterfeit, Banned Medicines

Bulgarian police forces have captured the creators of a website selling fake or banned medicines.

Society » Health | July 29, 2011, Friday // 16:37 | Viewed: 1897

Bulgarian Patients Rights NGO Outraged by Doctor's Blunder

The Bulgarian National Patients Rights Organization demands termination of the right to practice medicine of a doctor from the Black Sea city of Varna over an irreversible mistake.

Society » Health | July 26, 2011, Tuesday // 15:34 | Viewed: 1679