Tour de France 2020
Tour de France 2020

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Slovakia places 21st in Health for Money Index 2020

Slovakia places 21st in Health for Money Index 2020

Slovakia has placed 21st out of 25 European countries in the Economic and Social Analysis Institute's (INESS) Health for Money Index 2020. Analysts at the Bratislava-based think tank measured a total ...

Insufficient amount of flu vaccines

Insufficient amount of flu vaccines

This autumn there might be a problem with flu vaccines. If the interest of Slovaks in vaccination increases, according to the Slovak Chamber of Pharmacists not everyone will be able to get it. The Heal ...

Who is a front-line fighter against COVID-19?

Who is a front-line fighter against COVID-19?

Bonuses earmarked for front-line fighters against COVID-19 shouldn't concern doctors, Prime Minister Igor Matovič (OLaNO) stated on Monday, explaining that when it comes to medical staff, they should b ...

What’s the buzz around Bratislava?

What’s the buzz around Bratislava?

This year, everything started at the end of June when the Morava River overflowed its banks and flooded the river's floodplain. Two weeks later, Slovak media began to be flooded too, but with headlines ...

Where lies the value of ecosystems?

Where lies the value of ecosystems?

Even though nature protection is slowly becoming one of the world's top priorities, it seems that the real value of nature remains an abstract concept to many people.

Women over 40 with no coverage for abortions

Women over 40 with no coverage for abortions

Women over the age of 40 who want to have an abortion on demand will not have the procedure covered by regular health insurance anymore, according to a new proposal by the Health Ministry.

Fancy a spa day?

Fancy a spa day?

Being immersed in a pool with warm mineral water while gazing on the surrounding nature. Who wouldn't enjoy a spa! The healing benefits of bathing in mineral water were known already in ancient times, and today the method of treating diseases by such bathing is called balneotherapy.

Looking for potential in digital health

Looking for potential in digital health

Slovakia is a country of paradoxes in the area of digital health: It still has many healthcare facilities where appointments are made only by classical phone calls picked up by a nurse who is not on ...