Clinical medicine

Pill halves risk of death in type of lung cancer

A pill has been shown to halve the risk of death from a certain type of lung cancer when taken daily after surgery to remove the tumor, according to clinical trial results presented on June 4.

The results were unveiled in Chicago at the largest annual conference of cancer specialists, hosted by the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Two surgeons handed suspended sentences for medical malpractice

Two surgeons were sentenced to 14 and 11 months in prison respectively, after being found guilty of causing bodily harm through negligence as they forgot a 12.5-centimeter-long surgical needle in the abdomen of a patient during a gynecological operation in a private clinic in Thessaloniki five years ago.

Bulgaria: Flu Epidemic has been announced in the Lovech, Pazardzhik and Gabrovo regions

In connection with the increase in the incidence of acute respiratory diseases and influenza in the territory of the Lovech, Pazardzhik and Gabrovo regions, a flu epidemic has been declared, and temporary anti-epidemic measures are being introduced for the period from January 18 to 24.

Bulgaria: Flu Epidemic in Stara Zagora Region from January 17

The Regional Health Inspectorate in Stara Zagora expects the incidence of influenza and acute respiratory diseases (ARIs) to exceed 330 per 10,000 people in the coming week and suggested to the members of the Regional Influenza Control Staff that an epidemic be declared for the period January 17-23 incl.