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Smoking Ban Widely Ignored in Bulgaria

Even though a smoking ban in public places came into force in Bulgaria five days ago, reporters' checks across the country have shown that it is being widely ignored.

Society » Health | December 22, 2010, Wednesday // 11:33 | Viewed: 1916

Report Claims Bulgarian Premature Baby Born Dead

The prematurely-born baby by a 17-year-old girl in the Bulgarian town of Gorna Oryahovitsa has been born dead, states the forensic report by experts from Sofia, the Bulgarian National Radio informed.

Society » Health | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 12:25 | Viewed: 2041

Bulgaria's Right-Wing Party: Interior Minister Should Announce Report on Baby Death

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition demanded from the Interior Minister, Tsevtan Tsvetanov, to announce the forensic report on the case of the death of a prematurely-born baby from the town of Gorna Oryahovitsa.

Society » Health | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 12:07 | Viewed: 1733

Public Space Smoking Ban Checks in Bulgaria to Begin January

Even though the smoking ban in public places became effective Sunday, checks will begin after January 3, 2011, the Bulgarian daily newspaper Standart has reported.

Society » Health | December 21, 2010, Tuesday // 08:18 | Viewed: 1761

Public Space Smoking Ban Becomes Effective in Bulgaria

The smoking ban in public spaces became effective Sunday, the Bulgarian Health Ministry informs.

Society » Health | December 19, 2010, Sunday // 17:56 | Viewed: 2866

Bulgarian Doctors Set to Receive November Pay

The National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) is beginning to pay Monday the November money to doctors and hospitals.

Society » Health | December 19, 2010, Sunday // 13:14 | Viewed: 1666

Food Safety Agency Launched in Bulgaria by New Year

The entire country is now ready for the Food Agency to begin functioning in Bulgaria, Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, informed Friday.

Society » Health | December 17, 2010, Friday // 17:57 | Viewed: 1751

Bulgarian Pharmacies to Stop Sale of Reimbursed Medicines

Bulgarian pharmacies will stop selling medicines that are reimbursed by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) until the end of December.

Society » Health | December 14, 2010, Tuesday // 11:41 | Viewed: 2268

International Activists Rally during Global AIDS Fund Forum in Sofia

More than 600 international activists staged a protest rally in Bulgaria's capital Sofia where the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is holding a meeting.

Society » Health | December 13, 2010, Monday // 19:21 | Viewed: 2465

Bulgarian PM Inaugurates Top-of-Line Diagnostic Ward

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, launched Monday the most modern image diagnostic ward in the country, located at the University Hospital "St. Ivan Rilski" in Sofia.

Society » Health | December 13, 2010, Monday // 18:00 | Viewed: 2040

Slimming Diet 'Kills' Bulgarian Teenage Girl

A teenager from the northeastern Bulgaria city of Targovishte had died from viral meningitis, the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, informs.

Society » Health | December 13, 2010, Monday // 12:45 | Viewed: 2527

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry Proposes New Healthcare Prices

Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry has proposed new prices for healthcare, which are supposed to come into force from January 1, 2011.

Society » Health | December 10, 2010, Friday // 11:40 | Viewed: 1811

Sofia Ambulance Breaks Record, Arrives 5 Hours Late

An ambulance from the emergency room took over five hours to arrive at an address in Sofia's central "Lozenets" district, from the time the first call was placed.

Society » Health | December 9, 2010, Thursday // 09:11 | Viewed: 3597

Bulgarian Pharmacies Suffer Shortage of Life-saving Medicines

Bulgarians might be left without life-saving medicines because of another delay in the payments of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) to pharmacies, Bulgaria's private TV channel bTV informed.

Society » Health | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 20:46 | Viewed: 1796

Bulgaria's Health Minister Prepares Concept for Better Healthcare

Enough number of referrals from the GP in order to consult with a specialist, 24/7 doctors cabinets, and specific rules on when and how much patients pay doctors are included in the concept for better healthcare of Bulgaria's Health Minister Stefan Konsta

Society » Health | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 19:57 | Viewed: 1376

EC: Bulgarians Smoke Like Hell, Drink Moderately

Bulgaria maintains its position as the second most smoking EU nation behind undisputed leader Greece, according to a comprehensive health study released by the European Commission and OECD.

Society » Health | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 14:43 | Viewed: 2849

Bulgarians, Romanians Live Shortest in EU

Bulgaria and Romania have the shortest life expectancy among all EU member states, according to the first Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) "Health at a Glance" report.

Society » Health | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 10:17 | Viewed: 1476

Bulgarian Study Claims Boys Enter Puberty Earlier

A study conducted in Bulgaria has shown that boys today enter puberty faster than their fathers' generation, reaching the milestone an average of a year earlier.

Society » Health | December 7, 2010, Tuesday // 11:50 | Viewed: 2586

Bulgarian Hospital Head Keeps Job despite Baby Death

The municipal council of the town of Gorna Oryahovitsa has decided against firing Dr. Mirolyub Kozhuharov, the head of the local hospital, over the death of a prematurely born baby which caused a scandal last week.

Society » Health | December 6, 2010, Monday // 21:03 | Viewed: 1927

Bulgaria Ministry Defends Graphic Anti-HIV Ad, Cites Foreign Experience

The controversial new anti-HIV campaign advertisement, which has unleashed angered responses in Bulgaria, seeks to provoke people into using condoms and was modeled on US and European examples, the health ministry said.

Society » Health | December 2, 2010, Thursday // 15:27 | Viewed: 3321

Row Erupts in Bulgaria over Vulgarly Graphic Anti-HIV Ad

A controversial new campaign advertisement in Bulgaria tries to encourage people to use condoms by graphically explaining the way HIV is contracted - and gets caught in a backlash.

Society » Health | December 1, 2010, Wednesday // 16:08 | Viewed: 2952
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