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

Bird flu detected at poultry farm in southern Bulgaria
Bulgaria has reported an outbreak of bird flu virus on a farm in the southern district of Plovdiv, the national food safety agency said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria: Health System Review.
Authors: Dimova A, Rohova M, Koeva S, Atanasova E, Koeva-Dimitrova L, Kostadinova T, Spranger A Abstract This analysis of the Bulgarian health system reviews developments in its organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. With the 2015 National Health Strategy 2020 at its core, there have been ambitious reform plans to introduce more decentralization, strategic purchasing and integrated care into the Bulgarian social health insurance system. However, the main characteristics of the Bulgarian health system, including a high level of centralizati...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports outbreak of virulent bird flu
An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to a farm in southern Bulgaria, the Balkan country's food safety agency said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports its first outbreak of African swine fever
Bulgaria has confirmed its first outbreak of African swine fever, among backyard pigs in the northeastern village of Tutrakantsi, close to the border with Romania, the national food safety authority said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bovie Medical closes $97m sale of core electro-cautery biz to Symmetry Surgical
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX) said today it closed the $97 million sale of its core electro-cautery business, including the Bovie brand, to Symmetry Surgical. The all-cash sale comes as Clearwater, Fla.-based Bovie looks to pivot toward the cosmetic surgery market, and includes transition services, patent licensing, disposables supply and generator manufacturing agreements. The deal also includes terms which will position Bovie as an OEM supplier to Symmetry for at least 10 years. The sale, originally announced last month, leaves the advanced energy business and a pair of sites in Clearwater and Sofia, Bulgaria under the c...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Surgical Bovie Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Five Still Critical after Fatal Bulgarian Bus Crash
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Five people still have life-threatening injuries Sunday, a day after their tourist bus flipped over on a Bulgarian highway, killing at least 16 people and leaving 18 injured, authorities said. Dr. Nikolay Gabrovski from Sofia's emergency hospital spoke Sunday about the victims' injuries. Police said the bus was carrying 33 pilgrims from the village of Bozhurishte and a driver on a weekend trip to a nearby Orthodox monastery. It overturned Saturday and dropped down onto a side road below the highway about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Sofia, the capital. Police said Sunday that 13 people die...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Trauma News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Five Still Critical after Fatal Bulgarian Bus Crash
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Five people still have life-threatening injuries Sunday, a day after their tourist bus flipped over on a Bulgarian highway, killing at least 16 people and leaving 18 injured, authorities said. Dr. Nikolay Gabrovski from Sofia's emergency hospital spoke Sunday about the victims' injuries. Police said the bus was carrying 33 pilgrims from the village of Bozhurishte and a driver on a weekend trip to a nearby Orthodox monastery. It overturned Saturday and dropped down onto a side road below the highway about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Sofia, the capital. Police said Sunday that 13 people die...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Trauma News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Bulgaria to build wild boar fence on Romanian border
Bulgaria is building a fence along its border with Romania to keep out wild boars that could carry the deadly infection African swine fewer to farm pigs and threaten the country's pork industry, the agriculture minister said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports another case of ovine rinderpest
Bulgaria reported on Thursday another case of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) close to the border with Turkey. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgarian farmers protest against mass livestock slaughter
Hundreds of farmers from around Bulgaria rallied in the capital Sofia on Wednesday against the government-ordered mass slaughter of livestock following the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria slaughters 1,800 head of livestock after PPR outbreak
Bulgarian authorities said on Wednesday they had slaughtered 1,800 animals following the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bovie Medical to deal core electro-cautery biz to Symmetry Surgical for $97m
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX) shares rode a roller coaster today on the news that it’s dealing its core electro-cautery business to Symmetry Surgical for $97 million and is on track to beat estimates with its second-quarter sales. Clearwater, Fla.-based Bovie, which is making a pivot toward the cosmetic surgery market, said the all-cash deal for the electrosurgical and cauteries business includes its namesake brand. It also involves transition services, patent licensing, disposables supply and generator manufacturing agreements; Bovie said the latter term sets it up as an OEM supplier to Symmetry “at least...
Source: Mass Device - July 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Mergers & Acquisitions Surgical Wall Street Beat Source Type: news

The missing link in plant biotech
With EU backing and contributions from German research groups and the Bulgarian government, a project is laying the foundations for a pioneering new centre focused on plant systems biology and biotechnology, to bridge pure and applied knowledge in this fascinating and growing scientific field. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 9, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Common Heart Drug Recalled In 22 Countries For Possible Cancer Link
(CNN) — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the company that originally developed the drug, said Sandoz valsartan and valsartan/HCT film-coated tablets are being recalled since they “do not meet our high quality standards.” Pharmacies in the UK are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. The recall involves about 2...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Work ability of aging teachers in Bulgaria - Vangelova K, Dimitrova I, Tzenova B.
OBJECTIVES: The work ability of aging teachers is of special interest because of high risk of stress. The aim of the study was to follow the work ability of aging teachers and compare it with that of aging non-teacher professionals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports first outbreak of ovine rinderpest in EU
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria on Thursday reported the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), on livestock farms in the village of Voden in southeastern Bulgaria, close to the border with Turkey. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports another outbreak of virulent bird flu
SOFIA (Reuters) - An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to another farm in northeastern Bulgaria, the national food safety agency said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Role of intravascular ultrasound imaging in detection of acute aortic syndrome
(Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications) Misdiagnosed Aortic Intramural Hematoma and the Role of Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging in Detection of Acute Aortic SyndromeIn the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications, Niya Mileva, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria and other researchers from Poland and Italy present a case study of misdiagnosed aortic intramural hematoma and the role of intravascular ultrasound imaging in detection of acute aortic syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports H5N8 bird flu outbreak in duck farm
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's authorities reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a duck farm in the southeastern region of Yambol, the food safety agency said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Julia Kristeva was communist secret agent, Bulgaria claims
Renowned psychoanalyst and philosopher alleged to have become collaborator in 1970sThe renowned Bulgarian psychoanalyst and philosopher Julia Kristeva worked as an agent and collaborator with the Balkan country ’s secret services during the communist era, a state commission has claimed. Kristeva, 76, is the author of more than 30 books and worked alongside leading French intellectuals such as Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan and Roland Barthes.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Reuters in Sofia Tags: Bulgaria France Psychology Philosophy Europe World news Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm in the northeastern district of Dobrich, the national food safety agency said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The driver behaviour questionnaire in South-East Europe countries: Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia - Stanojevic P, Lajunen T, Jovanovic D, S ârbescu P, Kostadinov S.
Using data from three samples and more than 1000 participants, this study have examined the psychometric properties of the Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ) in three countries from South-East Europe. Differences in driving behaviour between countries we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports two more outbreaks of virulent bird flu
SOFIA (Reuters) - A virulent bird flu virus has spread to two more regions in Bulgaria prompting veterinary authorities to announce a cull of nearly 8,000 ducks, the Balkan country's food safety agency said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports two outbreaks of H5 bird flu: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Bulgaria has reported two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How an Outlaw Became the ‘Turkish Lawrence of Arabia’
This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today. In the twilight of the Ottoman Empire, 100 years ago, a restless Turkish prisoner of war languished in Malta, then a British possession. With copious leisure time forced upon him, Eşref Bey began to write his adventures as an officer in the Ottoman army. His biography has not survived, yet, from the archival material that has, we can imagine what it might have included: a string of increasingly momentous assignments for the Committee of Union and Progress (Ottoman patriots opposed to the policies of the sultan) and...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin C. Fortna / History Today Tags: Uncategorized People Source Type: news

‘A Kind of Immortality.’ Carl Sagan’s Widow Ann Druyan on Voyager 1’s 40th Anniversary
The greatest conceptual art pieces ever mounted have been on exhibit for nearly 40 years now. The admission is free and the art is first rate, but you’re never going to get a chance to enjoy it — not unless you can figure out a way to travel nearly 13 billion miles from Earth. That’s how far away the Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched 40 years ago on Sept. 5, 1977, currently is, but it won’t hold that position for long; it’s speeding outward all the time at about 38,000 mph, according to NASA. Its sister ship, Voyager 2, launched on August 20, 1977, is almost as far away — more than 10 billi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized space space 2017 Source Type: news

Bulgaria found to be the laziest country in Europe
Some 78 per cent of Bulgarians say they don't exercise at all, according to a new survey. But at the other end of the spectrum, the cold landscape of Sweden was found to be the move active. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young people's online and face-to-face experiences of interpersonal violence and abuse and their subjective impact across five European countries - Barter C, Stanley N, Wood M, Lanau A, Aghtaie N, Larkins C, Øverlien C.
OBJECTIVE: This paper explores the experiences and interconnection of young people's online and offline (face-to-face) experiences of interpersonal violence and abuse (IPVA) victimization across 5 European countries (i.e., Bulgaria, Cyprus, England, Italy ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why Bulgaria is training UK doctors
Zarina Brady explains why she and others from the UK are heading to Bulgaria to study medicine. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bulgaria to press EU over 'double standards' in food products
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria has found that food products sold by multinational companies in the country contained different ingredients to identical-brand products sold in Austria and Germany, and said it would press the European Union to tackle this "double standard". (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Verona to study RPL554 in Phase IIb trial for COPD in five European countries
UK-based biopharmaceutical firm Verona Pharma has secured regulatory approval to start a Phase IIb clinical trial of RPL554 in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the UK, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - June 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bulgaria to Conduct Food Product Checks Amid Quality Concerns Bulgaria to Conduct Food Product Checks Amid Quality Concerns
Bulgaria said on Saturday it would conduct checks on different food products of multinational companies sold in the Balkan state and compare them with food sold in richer western European countries, amid concerns over quality.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Bulgaria to conduct food product checks amid quality concerns
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria said on Saturday it would conduct checks on different food products of multinational companies sold in the Balkan state and compare them with food sold in richer western European countries, amid concerns over quality. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Europe's Inaction Is Bad News For The Mental Health Of Refugees And Migrants
Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants continue to languish in camps and informal settlements across Europe, waiting for word on what their next move will be. The uncertainty these predicaments create are placing even more weight atop already fragile mental states, those working with them on the ground say. “Nearly 75,000 refugees and migrants, including an estimated 24,600 children, currently stranded in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Western Balkans are at risk of psychosocial distress caused by living in a protracted state of limbo,” UNICEF warned Thursday in a press release. It’s impossibl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Europe: 24,600 refugee children'in limbo' at risk of mental distress, UNICEF warns
Nearly 75,000 refugees and migrants, including an estimated 24,600 children, currently stranded in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Western Balkans are at risk of psychosocial distress caused by living in a protracted state of limbo, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Theraclion touts 2-year Echopulse data from breast fibroadenoma study
Theraclion (EPA:ALTHE) this week released 2-year results from a trial of its Echopulse non-invasive ultrasound system for treating breast fibroadenoma. Study results were published in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound, the French company said. The 20 patient study examined the use of the Echopulse system, an ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound device, in reducing the volume of 26 breast fibroadenomas, or benign tumors. Data indicated that mean BFA volume was reduced by 77.32% after a single procedure and 90.47% after 2 procedures at 2 years. No cases of re-growth o...
Source: Mass Device - April 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Ultrasound Women's Health Theraclion Source Type: news

Salmonella holiday from hell for couple in Bulgaria resort
Paul Gallagher, 45, and wife Lesley, 48, from South Lanarkshire, Scotlan, were  struck down with diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach cramps at a luxury resort. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Borislav Dimitrov obituary
Our friend and colleague Borislav Dimitrov ( “Bobo” to his close friends and family), who has died aged 50 after a stroke, was associate professor of medical statistics at the University of Southampton.Borislav was passionate about clinical research and teaching, and had accomplished much in his academic career. Organised and reliable, he used his clinical knowledge in both applied and biomedical research, and established collaborations with leading clinicians in Southampton, Dublin, Bulgaria, Italy and the US.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tom Fahey and Paul Roderick Tags: Medicine Education Health Society Bulgaria Europe World news UK news Medical research Science Source Type: news

Antibe signs distribution agreement with Acbel for ATB-346 drug
Antibe Therapeutics has signed a licensing and distribution agreement with Laboratoires Acbel for the drug ATB-346 in Greece, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania, Algeria and Jordan. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - February 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bulgarian firms are keen to invest in the pharmaceutical sector in Assam
Industries and Commerce Minister assured the Bulgarian Ambassador of full cooperation and support to facilitate their investment in Assam. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bulgaria grants $5.3 million to foie gras producers to curb bird flu
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria is providing 9.7 million levs ($5.3 million) to poultry farmers to help contain a bird flu virus outbreak and protect its position as the world's second biggest producer of duck foie gras, the government said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports virulent bird flu at over 50 farms, culling 430,000 poultry
SOFIA (Reuters) - A virulent bird flu virus has spread to 55 poultry farms in Bulgaria prompting the veterinary authorities to announce a cull of some 430,000 birds since it was first detected in the middle of December, agriculture minister Dessislava Taneva said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Number of farms in Bulgaria hit by bird flu doubles in under a week
SOFIA (Reuters) - A bird flu outbreak in Bulgaria has spread to at least 26 farms, the Agriculture Ministry said, nearly double the figure announced on Dec. 30. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ducks culled in Bulgaria after bird flu found on three farms
SOFIA (Reuters) - More than 4,000 ducks were culled in Bulgaria over the past few days after bird flu was found on three farms, the Bulgarian food safety agency said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Seven Killed, 29 Injured in Bulgarian Tanker Train Explosion
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A derailed tanker train exploded Saturday and decimated a village in northeastern Bulgaria, killing seven people and leaving least 29 injured, many with severe burns, the Interior Ministry said. Authorities said about 50 buildings in the village of Hitrino were destroyed when containers of gas exploded at 5:40 a.m. Video footage showed many houses in the village of 800 on fire and ambulances taking the injured to hospitals. Hitrino Mayor Nuridin Ismail told reporters that children had been buried under the rubble of a house that collapsed. Two tanker cars carrying propane-butane and propylene ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 12, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: VESELIN TOSHKOV, Associated Press Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Emergency Response to Bulgaria Train Explosion
(Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - December 12, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations Slideshow Source Type: news

Bulgarian orphan's transformation from brink of death to adoption by American couple
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Bulgarian orphan Ryan Morse weighed just eight pounds when he was adopted last year by David and Priscilla Morse of Tennessee. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

230 collaborators from 49 countries join to announce the official launch of Cochrane Rehabilitation
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch ofCochrane Rehabilitation.Cochrane Rehabilitation is a global network of individuals, involved in the production, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-informed clinical practice inrehabilitation.The new Cochrane Field will promote and advocate for using the best evidence within the rehabilitation world, including physical therapy, speech and occupational therapy, prosthetics and orthotics, psychology, and physical medicine to inform clinical decision-making.With more than 230 collaborators from 49 countries expressing their willingness to join, Cochrane Rehabil...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 5, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news