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Bulgarian Cab Drivers to Pass First Aid Training

Taxi drivers from around Bulgaria will participate in a first aid training program organized by the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC).

Society » Health | June 7, 2014, Saturday // 14:59 | Viewed: 1378

Emergency Care Protests Continue in Sofia

Emergency care staff are on the streets again Tuesday to protest against the dire state of their unit.

Society » Health | June 3, 2014, Tuesday // 09:19 | Viewed: 1609

12 Children Hospitalized for Food Poisoning in Bulgaria's Razlog

12 children have been hospitalized with food poisoning symptoms in the southwestern town of Razlog.

Society » Health | June 1, 2014, Sunday // 13:31 | Viewed: 2438

On World No Tobacco Day - 2 M Bulgarians Are Active Smokers

More than 2.1M Bulgarians, or about 30% of the population, are active smokers, according to a survey of the World Health Organization on occasion of May 31, World No Tobacco Day.

Society » Health | May 31, 2014, Saturday // 11:36 | Viewed: 2077

Emergency Care Doctors in Sofia Continue Protests

Over 100 doctors staged a protest in front of the Emergency Care unit in Sofia to oppose the calls for a resignation of their director, Georgi Gelev.

Society » Health | May 30, 2014, Friday // 12:02 | Viewed: 1593

Emergency Care Doctors in Sofia Resign Collectively In Protest

All doctors from the Emergency Care unit in Sofia have resigned collectively.

Society » Health | May 29, 2014, Thursday // 11:57 | Viewed: 1377

Over 12 Thousands Bulgarians Suffered Workplace Injuries in 2013

Some 12.1 thousand Bulgarians suffered injuries in the workplace or in work related accidents, of which 8.7 thousand or 71.8% were men.

Society » Health | May 22, 2014, Thursday // 12:52 | Viewed: 865

Average Life Expectancy in Bulgaria Grows, Still Among Lowest in EU

Life expectancy of Bulgarian population calculated for the period 2011-2013 has increased by 0.5 years and has reached 74. 5 years.

Society » Health | May 16, 2014, Friday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1645

Bulgarian Medical Workers Stage Protest against Funding Shortfall

Bulgarian healthcare workers across the country are staging a one-hour symbolic protest against the insufficient funding for the sector.

Society » Health | May 15, 2014, Thursday // 10:44 | Viewed: 3621

Fifty Bulgarian Hospitals 'Facing Bankruptcy'

Fifty hospitals in towns and municipalities are facing bankruptcy, Bulgaria's Health Minister Tanya Andreeva has announced.

Society » Health | May 10, 2014, Saturday // 16:15 | Viewed: 3078

WHO: Global Maternal Mortality on the Drop

Maternal deaths have fallen by 45% worldwide since 1990, statistics of the UN and the World Health Organization (WHO) show.

Society » Health | May 7, 2014, Wednesday // 15:19 | Viewed: 2170

Medical University in Pleven Implements 2-nd Da Vinci Robot

The Medical University in Pleven implements a second Da Vinci Surgical System for mini invasive surgery.

Society » Health | April 29, 2014, Tuesday // 15:49 | Viewed: 1636

Bulgaria To Expand Its Stem Cell Bank

By the end of 2015 Bulgaria will have a larger capacity stem cell bank, said professor Elisaveta Naumova of Alexandrovska Hospital in Sofia, quoted by Standart daily.

Society » Health | April 24, 2014, Thursday // 10:16 | Viewed: 1113

Bulgaria 6th in EU for Child Obesity

Bulgaria ranks 6th in the European Union for childhood obesity.

Society » Health | April 22, 2014, Tuesday // 12:17 | Viewed: 1857

Ambulances To Leave from Sofia Gas Stations

In the beginning of May Sofia will test a new system in which ambulances will leave for addresses from various gas stations.

Society » Health | April 22, 2014, Tuesday // 11:47 | Viewed: 8354

Bulgaria's GERB Spent BGN 1.4B on Pensions – Deputy Health Minister

Bulgaria's Health Insurance Fund reserve of BGN 1.4B has been spent on pensions during GERB's office, according to Deputy Health Minister Dr. Boyko Penkov.

Society » Health | April 17, 2014, Thursday // 16:02 | Viewed: 1476

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: 1296

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: 2038

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: 1204

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: 7439

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: 2033