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Bulgarian Children Suffer from Obesity, Prefer Tv to Sport

Childhood obesity rates are on the rise due to unhealthy diet and lack of enough movement, according to a survey of dietary and nutritional status of students in Bulgaria.

Society » Health | April 14, 2014, Monday // 12:03 | Viewed: 1165

Bulgarians Spend 6 Times More Money On Their Cars Than On Health

The Bulgarians spend around six times more money for their cars than for their health, shows a study of Siemens Healthcare Sector.

Society » Health | April 7, 2014, Monday // 11:41 | Viewed: 1986

Bulgaria's Doctors to Join Protests on EU Doctors Action Day

Bulgarian doctors will stage a protest on May 15 against financial problems in the system, as part of the Action Day of European Doctors initiative.

Society » Health | April 2, 2014, Wednesday // 11:28 | Viewed: 1170

EC Considers Introduction of 'Traffic Light' Food Labels

The European Commission has suggested the introduction of a uniform food labeling scheme, based on a three color classification.

Society » Health | March 28, 2014, Friday // 12:37 | Viewed: 3540

Nearly 80% of Bulgarians Never Exercise - Eurobarometer

A great part of 78% of Bulgarian citizens never exercise or play sport, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey on sport and physical activity.

Society » Health | March 26, 2014, Wednesday // 13:20 | Viewed: 1937

7 Million People Die of Air Pollution Annually – WHO Report

One in eight of total global deaths is the result of air pollution exposure, according to the new World Health Organization report, released Tuesday.

Society » Health | March 25, 2014, Tuesday // 16:38 | Viewed: 1254

Bulgarians to Use EU Health Insurance Card in Serbia

Bulgarian citizens will be able to use the European Health Insurance Card on the territory of Serbia as of June 1, 2014.

Society » Health | March 25, 2014, Tuesday // 13:09 | Viewed: 1355

Tuberculosis on the Drop in Bulgaria

The number of tuberculosis cases in Bulgaria has dropped by 15% in 2013 compared to the previous year.

Society » Health | March 24, 2014, Monday // 14:42 | Viewed: 1613

Heroin Use in Bulgaria on the Ebb

Drug use in Bulgaria is gradually increasing, according to data from the annual statistics of the National Focal Point on Drugs and Drug Addictions.

Society » Health | March 21, 2014, Friday // 13:15 | Viewed: 1734

Bulgarians Have a Sweet Tooth

Every other Bulgarian consumes way too much sugary products, shows an analysis of the National Public Health Center (NPHC).

Society » Health | March 17, 2014, Monday // 11:29 | Viewed: 1084

Bulgarian Student Wins US Award for Skin Cancer Research

The Bulgarian graduate student Nora Pencheva will receive a US award for cancer research.

Society » Health | March 12, 2014, Wednesday // 13:40 | Viewed: 1851

Bulgaria's Smoking Ban Debate To Be Rekindled Again

The debate on the total smoking ban in Bulgaria would be rekindled again.

Society » Health | March 11, 2014, Tuesday // 15:49 | Viewed: 4311

Bulgaria Ranks First in Unfortunate EU Health Statistics

Bulgaria ranks first in EU terms of stroke mortality rates, according to the Health Strategy 2014-2020.

Society » Health | March 6, 2014, Thursday // 12:09 | Viewed: 4817

Many Bulgarians Travel Over 50 km to See A Doctor

As many as 1.4 M Bulgarians have to travel distances more than 50 km to reach a hospital.

Society » Health | March 4, 2014, Tuesday // 15:27 | Viewed: 2087

Bulgaria and Greece To Set Up Transplantation Network

Bulgaria and Greece will set up a regional network for exchange of organs for transplantation.

Society » Health | February 25, 2014, Tuesday // 17:41 | Viewed: 1217

Half of Bulgaria's Medics Will Retire Within 10 Years

The shortage of medical professionals in Bulgaria will reach dramatic levels in the next 10 years.

Society » Health | February 24, 2014, Monday // 11:27 | Viewed: 1451

Bulgaria Launches Valentine's Day AIDS Campaign

Bulgarian Health Ministry is organizing a nation-wide informational anti-AIDS campaign on Valentine's Day.

Society » Health | February 14, 2014, Friday // 13:54 | Viewed: 1177

Some 2 M Bulgarians Do Not Pay for Health Care

Out of 7.282 million Bulgarian citizens, 2.034 million do not pay their health insurance, according to official data.

Society » Health | February 9, 2014, Sunday // 11:02 | Viewed: 1322

Bulgaria’s Health Ministry Considers Bringing Back Sanitary Aviation

According to a strategy of Bulgaria’s Health Ministry, helicopters can be used to transport patients to university hospitals and to emergency medical centers.

Society » Health | February 4, 2014, Tuesday // 18:23 | Viewed: 1226

Dieticians Want Ban on Margarine Sales in Bulgaria

Dieticians want the sale of margarine in Bulgaria to be banned.

Society » Health | February 4, 2014, Tuesday // 14:50 | Viewed: 2110

Bulgarian MPs Once Again to Propose Lifting Full Smoking Ban

Several Bulgarian MPs of the ruling majority will put forward new amendments to the Healthcare Act, which would lift the full smoking ban in Bulgaria.

Society » Health | February 4, 2014, Tuesday // 12:17 | Viewed: 2097