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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: 1612

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: 1848

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: 1677

Bulgarians Drink Like Fish- Experts

Bulgarians drink 3 to 5 times more hard liquor than the average for Europe, according to experts.

Society » Health | July 14, 2011, Thursday // 14:28 | Viewed: 2283

Over Half Million of Bulgarians Have Hepatitis

Bulgarians who have hepatitis B are 450 000, while those with hepatitis C – 100 000, according to data from the National Association against Hepatitis – "Hepassist.

Society » Health | July 14, 2011, Thursday // 10:53 | Viewed: 1533

Iceland Mulls Almost Full Ban on Cigarette Smoking

A legislative proposal has been tabled to the Parliament of Iceland proposing to ban all sales of cigarettes, except for cases in which a medical prescription has been issued.

Society » Health | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 11:34 | Viewed: 1300

Bulgarian Medics Remove Huge Tumor, Save Life of British Tourist

An ovarian tumor weighing 15 kg was removed from a British tourist Sunday by medics working at the southern Bulgarian Black Sea hospital of Burgas.

Society » Health | July 3, 2011, Sunday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1904

E.coli Outbreak Claims Four New Victims

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Society » Health | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 11:23 | Viewed: 1386

Sofia Residents Give Ardent Support to Active Life Campaign

Thirty thousand residents of the Bulgarian capital Sofia participated Sunday in the Live Actively campaign organized by the Sofia Municipality in order to make walking and cycling more popular as means of transportation in the city.

Society » Health | June 19, 2011, Sunday // 18:04 | Viewed: 1401

4 Workers Exposed to Strong Gamma Radiation in Southern Bulgaria

Four workers of the Gitava company, based near the Southern Bulgarian town of Stambolyiski, have been exposed to strong gamma radiation.

Society » Health | June 17, 2011, Friday // 14:04 | Viewed: 5804

'Half-Cured' Bulgarians Good Target for Clinical Trials

A US company specializing in bio medicines has started a campaign in Bulgaria for finding subjects for extensive clinical trials, motivating its move with the bad state of the Bulgarian health care system.

Society » Health | June 14, 2011, Tuesday // 09:27 | Viewed: 1223

Animal Anthrax Discovered in Turkey Near Bulgarian Border

Several cases of anthrax on livestock have been discovered near the Turkish-Bulgarian border in the village of Yeni Kadin, Odrin Region, Turkey.

Society » Health | June 13, 2011, Monday // 18:14 | Viewed: 1875

Bulgaria Moves to Merge Military, Interior Hospitals in 2012

The Military Medical Academy (MMA) and the Ministry of Interior Hospital (MIH) in Sofia will be merged as of January 01, 2012, Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov announced during a round table discussion Monday at the Council of Ministers.

Society » Health | June 13, 2011, Monday // 17:03 | Viewed: 1576

Drugs for Gastric, Peptic Disorders Best Selling in Bulgaria

Medicines for stomach ulcer, heartburn, gastritis, constipation and diarrhea are the best-selling drugs in Bulgaria, announced Prof.

Society » Health | June 13, 2011, Monday // 14:59 | Viewed: 2847

Bulgaria Decisively Refutes 'E. Coli Death' Claims

The second test carried out after the suspicious death of a 66 year-old man in the southeastern Bulgarian town of Haskovo Friday proved the deadly E. Coli bacteria was not the cause.

Society » Health | June 13, 2011, Monday // 11:15 | Viewed: 1657

Bulgarian Authorities: Radioactive Mushrooms Isolated, Not Chernobyl-Related

The shipment of Bulgarian mushrooms destroyed in the UK due to excessive radioactivity is an isolated case that has nothing to do with the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster, according to the head of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency.

Society » Health | June 11, 2011, Saturday // 16:51 | Viewed: 3232

UK Raises EU Alert over Radioactive Bulgarian Mushrooms

Authorities in Britain seized and destroyed a ton of Bulgarian dried wild mushrooms after discovering excessive levels of radiation in them.

Society » Health | June 11, 2011, Saturday // 11:37 | Viewed: 3476

Anger in Sofia over Poor Water Quality, Loss

Half a year after it was acquired by France's Veolia Environnement, Sofiyska Voda, the company operating water supply and treatment services for the Bulgarian capital Sofia, has been criticized for the poor quality of the vital liquid.

Society » Health | June 10, 2011, Friday // 17:28 | Viewed: 2183

Bulgaria's National Liquor Rakia Touted as Cure for Deadly E. Coli

New data released in Bulgaria strongly suggests that the locally produced alcoholic drink rakia may be an efficient cure for the outbreak of E. coli, which involves a previously unknown strain of the bacterium.

Society » Health | June 10, 2011, Friday // 14:55 | Viewed: 5436

63% of Bulgarians Back Full Smoking Ban

A total of 63% of Bulgarians are in favor of the introduction of a full smoking ban in all public places, according to 2008 data freshly provided by the country's Health Ministry.

Society » Health | June 10, 2011, Friday // 13:22 | Viewed: 1313

Dead Man in Bulgaria Tested for E. Coli

The body of a 66 year-old man who died in the southeastern Bulgarian town of Haskovo Thursday is being tested for the deadly E. Coli bacteria.

Society » Health | June 9, 2011, Thursday // 20:30 | Viewed: 1242