Články / Healthcare

Patients have the right to…

Patients have the right to… 19. 04. 2017 | 15:43

April the 18th is the European Day of Patients' Rights and given the fact that there is a Chart of Patients' Rights in Slovakia's legislation, in force since 2001, Anca Dragu was curious to hear how it ...

A complicated marriage

A complicated marriage 28. 02. 2017 | 12:43

The doctor is king in Slovakia; a country which still very much represents "one of those old-style prescription-driven markets" where patients tend to strictly follow the recommendations of their physi ...

Safer brain surgery

Safer brain surgery 8. 02. 2017 | 17:13

A team of Slovak doctors from the University Hospital in Bratislava led by brain surgeon Andrej Šteňo, managed to develop a new safer technique to operate deep-seated tumors in the brain.

Still waiting for eHealth to take off

Still waiting for eHealth to take off 31. 01. 2017 | 14:33

Imagine you live in Slovakia, suddenly feel an abdominal pain so strong that makes you feel you can't wait until your general practitioner has some slots free for you, and decide you need to visit the ER department.

When the chicken tastes like…drugs

When the chicken tastes like…drugs 13. 01. 2017 | 11:25

Over the past half a year RSI has taken a look at the topic of pathogens' increased resistance to antibiotics, an issue which has been worrying healthcare professionals around the world as they risk ru ...

The enemy within

The enemy within 19. 12. 2016 | 15:18

Imagine you go to a hospital for a routine surgery. Everything seems fine with you until at some point you might have a surprise: an infection which the laboratory says was caused by something with a strange Latin name be it Klebsiella, Staphylococus aureus, Clostridium difficile and so on.

My molecular me

My molecular me 22. 11. 2016 | 15:06

Pieter Cullis is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of British Columbia in Canada and the founder of several biotechnology companies involved in the research and develo ...

Doctors with borders

Doctors with borders 15. 11. 2016 | 15:31

Last year 110 foreign doctors who did not study in Slovakia were registered as practicing medicine here, according to data compiled by Slovak medical chambers.

Dying in peace (or not?)

Dying in peace (or not?) 25. 10. 2016 | 15:18

Although their life expectancy at birth has increased over the past three decades Slovaks are still at the bottom of EU rankings when it comes to the number of years lived in good health.

Quo vadis Slovak paediatrics?

Quo vadis Slovak paediatrics? 5. 10. 2016 | 12:13

Children should be treated in specialized centres of excellence that gather together the top experts for a particular group of diseases and which are organized around the needs of patients and their fa ...

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