Interconnection between driving style, traffic locus of control, and impulsivity in Bulgarian drivers - Totkova Z.
The need for research in the field of transport psychology in Bulgaria has become more tangible in recent years, due to both the increased public intolerance to aggressive driving and the very high number of injuries and fatalities in road accidents in the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Serbia reports outbreak of African swine fever in boars
Serbia has seen an outbreak of the pig disease African swine fever (ASF) in wild boars in the east of the country, close to the country's borders with Bulgaria and Romania, the state Tanjug news agency said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria to cull another 40,000 pigs in new African swine fever outbreak
Bulgarian veterinary authorities said on Wednesday they would cull 39,656 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a farm in the northeast, the second industrial farm in the country to be hit by the virus in the last five days. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria to cull 24,000 pigs in African swine fever outbreak
Bulgarian veterinary authorities said on Friday they would cull 24,000 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a pig farm in the northeast of the country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Bulgarian Version of the Multidimensional Driving Style Inventory: psychometric properties - Totkova Z, Racheva R.
Road safety is one of the main priorities for the European Union. Different strategies and policies strive to increase the level of road safety across Europe and although this level has increased in the last couple of years the number of injuries and fatal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018; Surveillance Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 12/2019. This three-page report on cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on September 10, 2019. For 2018, European Union/European Economic Area countries reported eight cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. Bulgaria reported six locally-acquired confirmed cases, Greece one travel-related confirmed case, and Spain one locally-acquired probable case. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Understanding how resurrection plants control their water structure to survive long periods of drought
(Natural News) Resurrection plants possess the ability to survive for months or years of drought before making a full recovery once water becomes available again. Japanese and Bulgarian researchers learned how one such species pulled it off by comparing it with a non-resurrecting relative. Their findings showed that the Orpheus flower (Haberlea rhodopensis) got ready... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statistics and Stories – Time to Change the Refugee Narrative?
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Nov 25 2019 (IPS) Statistics and stories. When aid agencies appeal for funding to tackle the latest refugee crisis and journalists do their reporting, then these are the two narratives most chosen — one impersonal and the other upfront and individual. The sheer numbers can feel overwhelming. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says more than 70 million people are currently displaced by conflict, the most since the Second World War. Among them are nearly 26 million who have fled their countries (over half under the age...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Does nationality matter for the gunshot brain injury? Ten-year retrospective observational cadaveric comparative study for gunshot TBI between Greece and Bulgaria - Nikova AS, Karakasi MV, Pavlidis P, Birbilis T, Dimitrov I.
OBJECTIVE: Penetrating brain trauma (PBT) caused by gunshot is one of the most lethal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and its management and confrontation is of great importance. METHODS: The authors searched retrospectively the archives from 2 sim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scientists Have Found the Oldest Example of an Upright Ape
BERLIN (AP) — The remains of an ancient ape found in a Bavarian clay pit suggest that humans’ ancestors began standing upright millions of years earlier than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday. An international team of researchers says the fossilized partial skeleton of a male ape that lived almost 12 million years ago in the humid forests of what is now southern Germany bears a striking resemblance to modern human bones. In a paper published by the journal Nature, they concluded that the previously unknown species — named Danuvius guggenmosi — could walk on two legs but also climb like a...
Source: TIME: Science - November 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: FRANK JORDANS / AP Tags: Uncategorized Paleontology Source Type: news

Crime and terror of social exclusion: the case of 13 imams in Bulgaria - Panayotov B.
According to conventional wisdom, radicalization is explained through the presence in a city of, for example, organized crime, melting pots, illegal drugs and arms trafficking. However, the Bulgarian case (and specifically the precedent of 2014) challenges... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

"The Western feminists want to make us gay": nationalism, heteronormativity, and violence against women in Bulgaria in times of "anti-gender campaigns" - Darakchi S.
This study investigates discourses and notions that reject the concepts of "gender" and "gender-based violence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

How Common is Lyme Disease Globally and in Urban Settings?
Discussion Lyme disease (LD) is caused by several genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi senu lato that are transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes ricinus complex. In the U.S. and Europe it is the most common vector-borne disease. It is named for Lyme, Connecticut in the 1970s when it was “discovered,” but there are reports of LD-type disease in Europe since 1883. There are 18 distinct genospecies with B. afzelii, B. garinii and B. burgdorferi sensu stricto being the 3 most common ones causing human infection. There are many species of Ixodes ticks but only 4 commonly bite humans. Ixodes ricinus mainly in Europe, I, p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Interpersonal violence and abuse in young people's relationships in five European countries: online and offline normalisation of heteronormativity - Aghtaie N, Larkins C, Barter C, Stanley N, Wood M, Øverlien C.
Qualitative interviews with 91 young people aged 13 ‐18 in Bulgaria, Cyprus, England, Italy and Norway explored their experiences of intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA). Some young women experienced extensive offline sexual pressure and young women... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Best Way to Save Nature? More Nature
Avocets, terns and gulls swoop down onto Wallasea Island on England’s eastern coast, searching for food between blades of grass ruffled by the summer sea breeze. Aside from the wind, and the odd chirp or squawk, it’s quiet—the kind of peaceful scene that seems like it’s been going on for centuries. Yet five years ago, these wetlands didn’t exist. The mud the birds have landed on once lay under the streets of central London. In 2015, as part of a railway project, a construction crew scooped more than 3 million metric tons of dirt out from beneath the capital, drove it 50 miles east and piled it...
Source: TIME: Science - September 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: By Ciara Nugent / Wallasea Island, U.K. Tags: Uncategorized Climate 2019 climate change europe Source Type: news

Legionnaires Disease: What is disease that has killed two people after visiting Bulgaria?
TWO BRITISH holidaymakers have died from Legionnaires ’ disease after staying at the same hotel in Bulgaria, but what is Legionnaires disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU fights 'urgent challenge' of African swine fever spread
The European Union faces an urgent challenge in tackling an outbreak of African swine fever which threatens Bulgaria's pig breeding industry, a Commission spokeswoman said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria has failed to halt spread of African swine fever in threat to pig industry
Bulgaria has failed to contain the spread of African swine fever, its deputy agriculture minister said on Wednesday amid concerns that the Black Sea country could lose its entire 600,000 pig breeding industry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria to compensate owners who cull pigs to help stamp out swine fever
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said the Balkan state's government will compensate owners who voluntarily cull their domestic pigs, as the country works to stamp out an outbreak of the highly contagious African swine fever. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

African swine fever hits sixth pig farm in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's veterinary authorities said on Friday they would cull 8,253 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm in the northeast of the country, the sixth industrial farm in the Balkan nation to be hit by the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fifth Bulgarian pig farm hit by African swine fever
Bulgarian authorities said on Wednesday that they would cull 17,000 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm in the north of the country, the fifth industrial farm hit by the fast-spreading virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fourth Bulgarian pig farm hit by African swine fever
Bulgarian veterinary authorities said on Tuesday they would cull 17,000 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm in the northeast, the fourth industrial farm hit by the fast-spreading virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Third Bulgarian pig farm hit by African swine fever
Bulgarian veterinary authorities said on Friday they will cull 30,000 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm in northern Bulgaria, the third industrial farm hit by the fast spreading deadly virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Greece bans pork imports from Bulgaria due to African swine fever
Greece has banned imports of pork from its northern Balkan neighbor Bulgaria due to outbreaks of African swine fever, Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

African swine fever hits another pig farm in Bulgaria
Bulgaria has detected another outbreak of African swine fever at a pig breeding farm near the north eastern city of Ruse, after the deadly virus was discovered earlier this month, the food safety agency said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

African swine fever hits pig farm in northeast Bulgaria
Bulgaria reported on Saturday an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm for pigs near the Danube city of Ruse in the north east of the Balkan country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria steps up measures to prevent spread of African swine fever
Bulgaria has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of deadly African swine fever and protect the country's 600-million lev ($344 million) pig-breeding industry, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Freight firm digitalises and creates jobs
A EUR 2.4 million loan extended under the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and backed by the European Investment Fund has helped Bulgarian freight transporter Discordia digitalise, develop an innovative business model and create jobs. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 17, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports six new outbreaks of African swine fever
Bulgaria has reported new outbreaks of African swine fever among backyard pigs in six villages in the northern region of Pleven, the national food safety agency said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports new case of African swine fever
Bulgaria has confirmed a new case of African swine fever among backyard pigs in the village of Novachene near the town of Pleven in the north of the country, the national food safety agency said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria confirms two cases of African swine fever
Bulgaria has confirmed two cases of African swine fever among backyard pigs in the village of Zhernov near the town of Pleven in the northern part of the country, the national food safety agency said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Worsening symptoms in patients may just be a sign of caffeine or nicotine withdrawal, doctors warn 
Going cold turkey on coffee and cigarettes can leave smokers and coffee drinkers with nausea, headaches and vomiting for up to two weeks, researchers in Bulgaria said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports new bird flu outbreak
Bulgaria's food safety agency authorities reported on Wednesday an outbreak of the bird flu virus on a duck farm in the village of Yoglav in central Bulgaria and said birds on the farm were being culled. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Costs and outcomes for individuals with psychosis prior to hospital admission and following discharge in Bulgaria - Ignatova D, Kamusheva M, Petrova G, Onchev G.
PURPOSE: To examine the cost of psychotic disorders in Bulgaria prior to hospital admission and following discharge from two perspectives: healthcare and societal; and to evaluate the association between the costs and the patient's characteristics. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports bird flu outbreak at duck farm
Bulgaria's food safety agency reported on Thursday an outbreak of the virulent bird flu virus H5 on a duck farm in the village of Lisets in a central region of the Balkan country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Unsung Hero: Magdalena
My name is Magdalena Simeonova. I am 28 years old and I have two children who are 9 and 5. I was born and raised in the Nadezhda neighborhood in the Bulgarian town of Sliven. We only moved out of the ghetto a year ago to settle in Sini Kamani. I got married when I was 14. Today, I am strongly opposed to people getting married so young, but the environment in the Nadezhda neighborhood influences your decisions. I had lovely parents who wanted me to continue with my education and I had good grades at school, but I was influenced by my environment. I met my husband and wanted to get married, but my parents were firmly against...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samantha Armstrong Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

FDA Head Says the Federal Government May Have to Set Vaccine Policies If State Laws Continue to Allow Outbreaks
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the federal government might someday regulate vaccine policies if “lax” state vaccine laws “force [its] hand” by allowing the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles to continue. Vaccine laws are currently decided at the state level. While all 50 states require certain vaccines for students, all but three — California, Mississippi and West Virginia — allow non-medical exemptions for people who have either religious or philosophical beliefs contrary to vaccination. But with preventable diseases like me...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports new case of African swine fever in wild boar
Bulgaria has confirmed a new case of African swine fever in a wild boar near in the northeastern town of Devnya, the national food safety authority said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017: Crimean –Congo Haemorrhagic Fever
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2/2019. This three-page report on cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on December 10, 2018. For 2017, Bulgaria reported two confirmed cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports new birdflu outbreak
Bulgaria's food safety agency reported an outbreak of the virulent bird flu virus H5N8 on Wednesday on a backyard farm in northwestern Bulgaria. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A trip to Mars would heavily irradiate astronauts with potentially deadly doses of cosmic radiation
(Natural News) Dr. McCoy of Star Trek once described space as disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence. The fictional character is now being echoed by Bulgarian researchers, who claim that manned deep-space missions to Mars will face extreme dangers far greater than those encountered by the Apollo missions. The researchers based their claims... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergence and development of LGBTQ studies in post-socialist Bulgaria - Darakchi S.
This article explores the development of LGBTQ studies and scholarship in Bulgaria. In part, it brings to the forefront the personal experiences of some of the first Bulgarian scholars working on LGBTQ studies. The personal is interpreted in part through e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Bulgaria detects bird flu at two duck farms
Bulgaria's food safety agency reported an outbreak of the virulent bird flu virus on Monday on two duck farms in southern Bulgaria. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

I can see Odysseus lashed to the mast of this ship, struggling to resist the Sirens ’ song | Natalie Haynes
The eerily beautiful wreck discovered in the Black Sea takes us right back to Homer ’s GreeceIn 399BC, Socrates drank hemlock to fulfil the orders of the Athenian law court, which had sentenced him to death for impiety and corrupting the young.His friends begged him to leave Athens instead, accompanying them into banishment. He refused and died as he had lived for 70 years, arguing the ethical superiority of his own decision. The scene was immortalised by Plato in his dialoguePhaedo and later by artists such as Jacques Louis David,whose paintinghangs in New York ’s Metropolitan Museum.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Haynes Tags: Archaeology Homer Science Classics and ancient history Education Books Bulgaria Europe World news Heritage Culture Greece British Museum Source Type: news

The Guardian view on Black Sea shipwrecks: discovering our past | Editorial
Three years of research have produced astonishing results, including the remains of 65 vessels, one thought to be ancient Greek. This should be only the startThe seabed produces archaeological wonders. TheMary Rose, which sank in the Solent in 1545, and theVasa, which capsized in 1633 in the harbour of Stockholm, are just two of the famous ships that have been lifted from the deep. There is a long history of fishermen finding classical bronzes in the Mediterranean: the great statue of Zeus (or Poseidon) in the Athens Archaeological Museum was chanced upon in 1928 off Cape Artemision. Still entrancing and puzzling researche...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Archaeology Science Oceans Environment Bulgaria Europe World news Source Type: news

'Left like stones in the middle of the road': narratives of aging alone and coping strategies in rural Albania and Bulgaria - Conkova N, Vullnetari J, King R, Fokkema T.
OBJECTIVES: We explore and compare older adults' lived experiences and coping strategies in two post-communist countries - Albania and Bulgaria. Wholesale youth outmigration and economic and institutional regional decline have led to decaying rural areas w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Scientists Discovered the World ’s Oldest Intact Shipwreck. It’s 2,400 Years Old
(LONDON) — A team of maritime archaeologists, scientists and surveyors has discovered what it believes to be the world’s oldest intact shipwreck — a Greek trading vessel whose design had previously been seen only on ancient pottery. The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology project says it found the wreck off the Bulgarian coast at a depth of 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) in oxygen-free conditions that preserved its components. The group says the vessel has been carbon dated to more than 2,400 years ago. The project has spent three years surveying the area using technology previously available largely to oil companie...
Source: TIME: Science - October 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized archeology london onetime Science U.K. Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports bird flu outbreak on two farms in south
Bird flu has broken out on a duck farm and a poultry farm in southern Bulgaria, the country's food safety agency said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China bans imports of Bulgarian pigs due to African swine fever
China banned imports of pigs, wild boars and products from Bulgaria following an outbreak of African swine fever in the European country, Chinese customs said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China bans imports of Bulgaria pigs, wild boars, products over African swine fever
China banned imports of pigs, wild boars and products from Bulgaria following an outbreak of African swine fever in the European country, Chinese customs said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news