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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: 2858

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: 1482

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: 2591

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: 1939

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: 3346

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: 2980

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: 1396

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: 1749

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: 4702

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: 2054

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: 1423

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: 1941

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: 3292

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: 1993

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: 2383

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: 1896

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: 1449

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: 1837

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: 1279

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
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