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Heart Disease Remains Leading Cause of Death in Bulgaria

Nearly one third of all deaths worldwide are caused by cardiovascular diseases, announced by the Bulgarian Society of Cardiology.

Society » Health | September 24, 2014, Wednesday // 12:46 | Viewed: 1541

19% of Bulgarians Paid No Health Insurance Contributions in 2013

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Society » Health | September 18, 2014, Thursday // 12:55 | Viewed: 1136

400 Doctors Left Bulgaria to Work Overseas since January

A total of 400 doctors have left Bulgaria to work abroad since the beginning of 2014, according to Dimitar Lenkov from the Bulgarian Medical Association.

Society » Health | September 16, 2014, Tuesday // 08:47 | Viewed: 1133

Bulgaria Among Countries with Lowest Suicide Rates – WHO

The World Health Organization has released a global report on suicide prevention and it shows that each year more than 800,000 people take their own lives — about one person every 40 seconds.

Society » Health | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 16:10 | Viewed: 1341

Bulgarian Health Insurance Fund Chief Backs New Budget Update by BGN 117 M

Bulgarian hospitals will get BGN 120 M for their activities in September and October, according to Kiril Ananiev, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF).

Society » Health | September 8, 2014, Monday // 18:10 | Viewed: 991

Director of Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate Dismissed

Ognyan Ivanov, Director of the Regional Health Inspectorate in Sofia, has been dismissed.

Society » Health | August 26, 2014, Tuesday // 20:24 | Viewed: 1237

Bulgaria's Health Minister Halts BGN 30 M of Procurement

Public procurement procedures worth BGN 30 M were launched in the healthcare sector during the last days of Plamen Oresharski's cabinet, the interim Health Minister revealed.

Society » Health | August 22, 2014, Friday // 07:33 | Viewed: 1352

Young Bulgarian Doctors Stage Symbolic Protest Carrying Suitcases

Some 80% of young Bulgarian doctors and medical graduates seek job opportunities abroad, according to the alarming results of a patient organizations survey.

Society » Health | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 10:24 | Viewed: 6233

Childhood Obesity in Bulgaria Growing at Alarming Rate

Childhood obesity in Bulgaria has increased from 12.3% in 2008 to 13.9% in 2014, a new study among 3,353 children at the age of 7 has showed.

Society » Health | August 13, 2014, Wednesday // 16:44 | Viewed: 8282

New Medical Standards To Be Introduced for Bulgaria's GPs

New medical standards will be introduced for Bulgaria's GP medics, reports Sega daily.

Society » Health | August 12, 2014, Tuesday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1196

WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak 'International Public Health Emergency'

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency – its highest-level alert possible, Friday.

Society » Health | August 9, 2014, Saturday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1393

No Health Reform Likely Soon, Outgoing Minister Says

Outgoing Health Minister Tanya Andreeva on Monday said Bulgaria is unlikely to soon push through the long-delayed reform of its healthcare sector.

Society » Health | August 4, 2014, Monday // 13:49 | Viewed: 779

Salaries in Bulgarian Healthcare 'Guaranteed Until December'

Deputy Health Minister and National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) Chairman Boyko Penkov announced funding in the sector could only provide salaries until December.

Society » Health | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 15:16 | Viewed: 778

Bulgarian Scientists Prove Beer to Be as Healthy as Fruits

Bulgarian scientists have found more evidence that the moderate drinking of beer is good for one's health thanks to the natural ingredients contained in the ale.

Society » Health | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 12:54 | Viewed: 3873

Parliament Passes At First Reading NZOK Budget Update

Bulgaria's outgoing Parliament passed at first reading the update of the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) budget on Tuesday afternoon, reports Dnes.

Society » Health | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 17:25 | Viewed: 1066

Without Healthcare Reform, NZOK Budget Update Is Pointless - Datzov

A potential increase in funding for National Health Insurance Fund, NZOK, will make no sense now, according to former deputy finance minister Lyubomir Datzov.

Society » Health | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 13:03 | Viewed: 8205

German Transplant Patient to Receive Liver from Bulgarian Donor

A liver from a Bulgarian donor has been transported to Germany as part of the cooperation with the organization for organ exchange Eurotransplant.

Society » Health | July 28, 2014, Monday // 14:20 | Viewed: 709

Unlicensed Dentist Treats Patients in Sofia

An unlicensed dentist treats patients in Sofia in shocking hygiene conditions, shows an investigation of the breakfast show of the national channel Nova TV.

Society » Health | July 26, 2014, Saturday // 14:08 | Viewed: 1765

Bulgarian Citizens Cover 46% of Health Expenses

Bulgarian citizens cover out of their pockets 46% of the expenses for healthcare, shows a survey of the KNSB trade union, quoted by Sega daily.

Society » Health | July 25, 2014, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1349

Bulgaria's Gov't Could Provide BGN 225 M for Health Fund - FinMin

Bulgarian Finance Minister Petar Chobanov said the state could allocate BGN 225 M (EUR 112.

Society » Health | July 14, 2014, Monday // 12:29 | Viewed: 1157

Half Million Bulgarians Admitted in Emergency Care Units Since January

Over 1 million Bulgarians have been hospitalized since the beginning of the year, 49% of whom were admitted to the emergency departments.

Society » Health | July 10, 2014, Thursday // 13:44 | Viewed: 1093