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More than 50 percent of Romanians bribe doctors, medical staff

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Over 50 percent of the Romanians are usually offering money or other gifts to all medical staff categories, from doctors and nurses to stretcher bearers, laboratory assistants and even bodyguards, reveals a study conducted by the Health Ministry and the ...

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Romanians trust bio food, prefer cooked meals


Romanians trust bio food, but they also consider it more expensive, while they feel safer eating cooked meals, as they know the ingredients, Global Health & Wellness Nielsen study shows. Romanians also pledge to buy more fruits and vegetables, water, ...

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The last leper house in EU converted to palliative care center


The last leper house in the European Union operating at Tichilesti, Tulcea County could turn into social assistance or palliative care center. “We are trying to give this center a social medical care use so that it should adjust to ...

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56 pc of Romanians’ Google searches are on health


Romanians tend to self-diagnose themselves and seek information on health online, Google alone last year having recorded 550 million searches in this field, which ranked second after tourism and before the financial and beauty domains, over 56 percent of the ...

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GfK: Only 2 pc of Romanians have health insurance to private clinics

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About 93 percent of Romanians are insured only in the public health system, 2 percent have health insurance to a private clinic fully or partly paid by the employer and other 2 percent have private health insurance, according to a ...

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Medical first in Romania as pregnant woman with cervical cancer undergoes surgery


Doctor Petre Bratila on Tuesday operated a 29-year-old pregnant patient diagnosed with cervical cancer, in a medical first for Romania, as the baby’s life was not affected and neither the mother’s reproductive function. The doctor performed the intervention pro bono ...

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Romania ranks next to last in Europe in healthcare system


Romania ranks second from the bottom, the 35th position, in the European healthcare systems Index (EHCI) 2014, ranking just above Bosnia and Herzegovina and being overtaken by Bulgaria and Serbia. Thus, according to the material published on Tuesday in Brussels ...

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National health insurance card gets compulsory as of April 1

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The national health insurance card will be compulsorily used during consultations at the family physicians, in hospitals and in pharmacies as of April 1. It can be used in turn with the physician referrals and medical certificates during February 1 ...

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Two batches of diphtheria-tetanus vaccine, halted. 53 cases of possible side effects


The Ministry of Health halted two batches of diphtheria-tetanus vaccine and ordered to be analyzed by the National Agency Medicines and Medical Devices, after having been registered 53 cases of possible side effects of the vaccination at students in five ...

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Premiere intervention at Marie Curie Hospital: 1-kilo tumor removed from two-month baby girl

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Three surgeons operated a two-month baby girl removing a 1-kilo tumor from her neck. The intervention was performed at Marie Curie Hospital for Children in Bucharest by doctor Ghali Ghali from Louisiana, USA, by Romanian-born doctor Daniel Petrisor from Oregon, ...

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