Články / Science and healthcare

"Good day, Major Gagarin!"

"Good day, Major Gagarin!"

On 12 April we observed the 60th anniversary of the first man in space. This man was Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet hero, in fact much beloved also in Czechoslovakia.

Plastic waste in the Danube and the effort to clean it up

Plastic waste in the Danube and the effort to clean it up

As plastic waste continues to be a problem globally - with tiny micro-plastic particles contaminating even our drinking water, and the effects on our health unknown - efforts are being made to address the issue, including here in central Europe.

How nanotechnology may help future cancer patients

How nanotechnology may help future cancer patients

The development of so-called 'nanocomposites' - made by combining nanoparticles with other materials - has become a hot topic these days, offering the possibility of new applications which until recent ...

We have a dream... and too many health ministers

We have a dream... and too many health ministers

Slovakia’s faculty and university hospitals which tend to be the largest and most complex healthcare facilities in the country, all suffer from problems with rundown infrastructure. In Martin at the Je ...

Unearthing secrets in the Carpathians

Unearthing secrets in the Carpathians

In the coming months - or in the worst-case, years - a group of Australian archaeologists is planning to conduct research alongside their Slovak colleagues at a site not so far away from the Slovak cap ...

Survey: Patients evaluate hospitals in pandemic

Survey: Patients evaluate hospitals in pandemic

Slovak patients were more satisfied with children's hospitals during the year marked by the coronavirus pandemic, a survey carried out by health insurer Dôvera revealed on Thursday.