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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

4 000 Bulgarians Live with AIDS

There some 4 000 Bulgarians living with AIDS compared to the 1 252 officially registered ones by November 25, the Bulgarian Health Ministry announced Monday.

Society » Health | November 29, 2010, Monday // 15:04 | Viewed: 1395

Bulgaria's Doctors Come out On Fresh Protests

Bulgarian doctors have called a nationwide protest to be held Friday in Sofia in front of the Parliament building.

Society » Health | November 19, 2010, Friday // 08:08 | Viewed: 1743

Bulgarian Health Minister Vows to Put House in Order

It is crucial that clear rules concerning payment and treatment be established in all hospitals, according to the newly appointed Bulgarian Health Minister.

Society » Health | November 12, 2010, Friday // 11:03 | Viewed: 1454

Bulgarian Scientists Invent Revolutionary Robot for In Vitro Fertilization, Cancer Research

A team of 34 Bulgarian scientists have invented a "faultless" nanorobot that is expected to revolutionize in vitro fertilization and other medical procedures.

Society » Health | November 6, 2010, Saturday // 16:01 | Viewed: 4693

Bulgarian Cabinet Approves Indoors Smoking Restrictions

Smoking restrictions in public spaces in Bulgaria are going to become effective in the beginning of 2011, according to amendments of the Health Act, dating from the beginning of 2010.

Society » Health | November 3, 2010, Wednesday // 16:20 | Viewed: 2049

Life-Saving Cash for Bulgaria Hospitals amid Raging Protests

Bulgaria's health ministry has allotted BGN 20 M to hospitals as doctors are staging a second day of relay protests against the deteriorating conditions of the sector.

Society » Health | November 2, 2010, Tuesday // 12:44 | Viewed: 1422

Bulgaria Doctors Keep Up Protests over Health Care Funding

Doctors in Bulgaria's coastal town of Burgas will take over on Tuesday the one-hour relay protests, which their colleagues in Sliven initiated a day earlier, against the sorry state of the country's hospitals.

Society » Health | November 2, 2010, Tuesday // 08:55 | Viewed: 1932

Poisonous Bulgarian Mushrooms Put Rome Inspectors on Alert

The Italian food safety authorities have discovered a shipment of poisonous mushrooms from Bulgaria intended for supermarkets in Rome.

Society » Health | October 27, 2010, Wednesday // 14:42 | Viewed: 3201

Bulgarian Health Minister Backtracks on Hospitals' Closure

Bulgaria's new and latest Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, extended Tuesday the deadline for the closure of hospitals that have under the minimum required number of beds.

Society » Health | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 17:17 | Viewed: 1990

Sofia Registers First Positive Population Growth in 17 Y

In 2009, the Bulgarian capital registered a positive natural growth for the first time since 1992, the director of the Regional Health Center in Sofia has announced.

Society » Health | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 13:23 | Viewed: 2367

Bulgarian Health Ministry Launches Hospital Closure

The Bulgarian Health Ministry has issued a decree ordering the closure of small multifunctional municipal and private specialty hospitals across the country.

Society » Health | October 25, 2010, Monday // 07:59 | Viewed: 1888

Bulgarians Smoke Less than Before - Study

The smoking rate in Bulgaria, which has been traditionally high compared to other European countries, has decreased by 5 percentage points, according to a study.

Society » Health | October 21, 2010, Thursday // 15:17 | Viewed: 1446

Doctors from Bulgaria’s Sliven Announce Protest

At a special meeting of the Bulgarian Doctors Union, physicians from the Bulgarian town of Sliven have decided to start an effective protest.

Society » Health | October 17, 2010, Sunday // 17:54 | Viewed: 1835

Bulgaria Rejects Informed Consent of Living Donors

Bulgaria's Parliament has rejected at first reading the proposal to restore the so-called informed consent of living donors in the Human Organ Transplant Act.

Society » Health | October 15, 2010, Friday // 12:33 | Viewed: 1276

Calls in Canada for Registry of Bulgaria-Treated MS Patients

Canada may consider setting up a registry, which will gather information about the condition of multiple sclerosis patients, who have received a controversial treatment in foreign countries, including Bulgaria.

Society » Health | October 15, 2010, Friday // 12:10 | Viewed: 1680

Bulgarian Receives Organ from Foreign Donor

For the first time a Bulgarian citizen has received an organ from a foreign donor, the Bulgarian Health Ministry has announced.

Society » Health | October 15, 2010, Friday // 11:26 | Viewed: 1914

Bulgaria's In Vitro Fund Gets BGN 5 M Shot

Bulgaria's new Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, announced additional resources for the "Assisted Reproduction Fund" in the amount of BGN 5 M.

Society » Health | October 14, 2010, Thursday // 14:06 | Viewed: 2013

More MS Patients in Canada Pin Hopes on Bulgaria

A controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis patients, which is available in Bulgaria, is gaining popularity in Canada, all the more so after the country's major federal funding agency refused to provide money for it.

Society » Health | October 10, 2010, Sunday // 19:37 | Viewed: 3381

New Bulgarian Health Minister Vows to Implement Reform

Bulgaria will purchase foreign-manufactured software to use it in determining prices of hospital care, new Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, says.

Society » Health | October 9, 2010, Saturday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1592

Bulgarian Doctors Keep Strike Alert

The Bulgarian Medical Association passed a resolution Tuesday it is still ready to strike should the government fail to take up resolute actions to restore failing finances of the health care system.

Society » Health | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 19:15 | Viewed: 1408
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