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Bulgarian Health Ministry to Increase Smoking Ban Checks

The Bulgarian Health Ministry has announced it will increase the checks for smoking in public places after 5 pm and on holidays.

Society » Health | March 18, 2011, Friday // 13:22 | Viewed: 2015

50% of Bulgarians Believe Health Is at Risk - Poll

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.

Society » Health | March 17, 2011, Thursday // 13:19 | Viewed: 1806

Bulgaria Health Minister: No Grounds for Radiation Pills Craze

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.

Society » Health | March 16, 2011, Wednesday // 10:16 | Viewed: 1788

Radiation Fears Spike Sales of Drug against Thyroid Cancer in Bulgaria

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.

Society » Health | March 16, 2011, Wednesday // 09:17 | Viewed: 2086

Bulgarian Doctor Fired for Confusing Stroke with Flu

A Bulgarian doctor from the Sofia emergency room is going to be fired one day after he confused symptoms of stroke and flu.

Society » Health | March 8, 2011, Tuesday // 15:30 | Viewed: 1951

Bulgaria to Restrict Tobacco Products Advertising

Advertisement of tobacco products in Bulgaria will be strongly restricted, according to the new National Program for Limiting Smoking in 2011-2015, prepared by the Health Ministry.

Society » Health | March 8, 2011, Tuesday // 13:52 | Viewed: 2974

BGN 50 M for Bulgarian Patients Spent on Salaries 2006-2009

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.

Society » Health | March 7, 2011, Monday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1590

WHO Ranks Bulgaria 30th in Europe by Use of Alcohol

Bulgaria ranks 30th in Europe by alcohol consumption, according to a study of the World Health Organization (WHO), cited by Darik radio.

Society » Health | March 5, 2011, Saturday // 14:06 | Viewed: 2551

2 Bulgarian Regions Declare Flu Epidemic

Two Bulgarian regions – the northern Montana and the southern Stara Zagora are under a flu epidemic situation beginning Wednesday.

Society » Health | March 2, 2011, Wednesday // 10:41 | Viewed: 2389

Bulgaria Govt Oks Health Care Map, Delays Reforms

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.

Society » Health | February 23, 2011, Wednesday // 14:17 | Viewed: 1495

Majority of Bulgarians Favor Immediate Full Smoking Ban

A large majority of Bulgarians – 72.3% are in favor of a full smoking ban in public spaces, according to a Health Ministry poll.

Society » Health | February 22, 2011, Tuesday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1723

Bulgaria Launches Patients' Rights Council

Bulgaria's Health Minister, Dr. Stefan Konstantinov, launched Monday a Public Council on Patient's Rights, the Health Ministry press center informs.

Society » Health | February 21, 2011, Monday // 11:41 | Viewed: 1250

Bulgarian Toddler Dies Waiting on Ambulance

A 2-year old girl passed away Friday at the 7th hospital in the Bulgarian capital Sofia while waiting on an ambulance.

Society » Health | February 12, 2011, Saturday // 11:22 | Viewed: 1620

Bulgaria Claims to Have Eliminated FMD

Bulgaria has eliminated the center of foot-and-mouth disease that emerged end of December 2010, according to Yordan Voynov, head of the National Veterinary Medical Service.

Society » Health | February 8, 2011, Tuesday // 18:39 | Viewed: 1630

Bulgarian Minister Urges Patients to Report Corrupted Doctors

Some Bulgarian doctors make thousands of leva per day and this is why they are protesting against the introduction of price cap for selection of medical team, according to Health Minister Stefan Konstantinov.

Society » Health | February 7, 2011, Monday // 11:13 | Viewed: 2005

Bulgaria Marks Record Cancer Morbidity in 2010

An unprecedented 34,000 persons have been newly diagnosed with cancer in Bulgaria for 2010.

Society » Health | February 4, 2011, Friday // 09:17 | Viewed: 1941

Bulgaria Govt Delays Health Care Reforms for after Elections

Bulgaria's national health care map, which has been in the pipeline since 2006, has been drawn up, but will not turn into the much anticipated launching pad for reforms in the sector, the government announced.

Society » Health | February 3, 2011, Thursday // 12:51 | Viewed: 1891

Bulgaria Refuses to Register Anti-Cancer Drug

The use of the medicine against cancer, discovered by the Bulgarian Prodan Hristov, is illegal and the Bulgarian Drug Agency will not register it as a cancer treatment drug, the Health Ministry announced.

Society » Health | February 3, 2011, Thursday // 10:21 | Viewed: 3267

Flu Epidemic Continues Stride Through Bulgaria

The status of flu epidemic is expected to be declared for Bulgaria's Smolyan Region Thursday, while morbidity rates have been subsiding in other parts of the country.

Society » Health | February 2, 2011, Wednesday // 15:41 | Viewed: 1681

18 Bulgarian Districts under Flu Epidemic

The Bulgarian cities of Ruse, Yambol and Montana announced flu epidemic on Monday, the Health Ministry informed.

Society » Health | January 31, 2011, Monday // 17:00 | Viewed: 2025

Bulgarian Surgeons Operate Toddler's Wrong Arm

Doctors from the emergency "Pirogov" hospital in the Bulgarian capital Sofia have done surgery on a toddler's healthy arm, the hospital press center informed.

Society » Health | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 09:24 | Viewed: 1682
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