Former Novartis executives cleared of bribery; 15 doctors charged

Four former executives of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis and a former politician were cleared on Monday of bribery and direct complicity in the offense, as part of a probe into allegations that doctors and public officials had accepted kickbacks from the company in a period spanning 2006 to 2015.

Cyprus sets sights on the forefront of medical research

A new research center focusing on fighting cancer was inaugurated at the campus of the University of Cyprus earlier this week, aiming to bring together leading scientists working across different areas of biology and medical sciences to develop an internationally competitive program of research on cancer.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 173 New Cases in the Last 24 hours

The new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria for the last 24 hours are 173, according to the data of the Unified Information Portal.

2,941 tests were performed, which means that the proportion of positive results is 5.88 percent.

Three patients with confirmed coronavirus infection have died.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 27 New Cases in the Last 24 hours

Twenty-seven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Bulgaria in the last 24 hours, one person who was not vaccinated died, according to the data published in the Unified Information Portal.

For the detection of the new cases, 439 tests were performed, which means that the proportion of positive tests is 6.15%.

Toddler run over by father dies

A 2.5-year-old girl who was run over by her father when he put his pickup truck on reverse without noticing she was behind the vehicle died Saturday afternoon.

The accident happened Tuesday.

The girl, who had severe brain injuries, was on a ventilator in an intensive care unit at the Iraklio University Hospital on the island of Crete.