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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: 1976

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: 3021

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: 2727

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: 1675

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: 2231

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: 1733

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: 3056

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: 1961

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: 2405

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: 2205

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: 2422

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: 4619

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: 1896

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: 2254

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: 2036

500 Bulgarian Doctors Found Jobs Abroad in 2010

More than 500 Bulgarian doctors left the country to go work abroad in 2010, according to the Secretary General of the Bulgarian Doctors Union, Dimitar Lenkov.

Society » Health | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 16:30 | Viewed: 3731

Bulgarian PM Announces New Smoking Ban Deadline

The option to introduce full smoking ban in establishments in Bulgaria in 2013 is on the table, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, informs.

Society » Health | January 25, 2011, Tuesday // 16:19 | Viewed: 3420

Flu Epidemic to Overtake Entire Bulgaria

There is a strong possibility a flu epidemic would b declared for the entire country by the end of the week, the Head of the "Monitoring of Contagious Diseases" Department at the Bulgarian Health Ministry, Dr.

Society » Health | January 25, 2011, Tuesday // 11:12 | Viewed: 2906

Full Smoking Ban in Bulgaria On Hold until 2014 - Report

The full smoking ban in Bulgaria has been postponed for January 1, 2014, the private TV Channel bTV announced.

Society » Health | January 24, 2011, Monday // 09:01 | Viewed: 2914

Flu Epidemic Spreads across Bulgaria

A flu epidemic has been declared in Bulgaria's regions of Shumen and Varna on Monday.

Society » Health | January 24, 2011, Monday // 08:02 | Viewed: 4601

Bulgaria Braces for All-out Flu Epidemic

A flu epidemic has been declared in Bulgaria's capital Sofia Saturday, expectations being that his status will befall the whole country in the next few days.

Society » Health | January 22, 2011, Saturday // 11:31 | Viewed: 2773
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