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A Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA
Slovenian researchers, along with their German counterparts, have developed and tested a new method to deliver vaccines using mucoadhesive film that sticks to the cheek mucous membrane. This method could offer greater protection against respiratory infections compared to traditional methods, but fu
PM Robert Golob and University of Primorska rector Klavdija Kutnar sign a letter of intent on a new medical school (pictured in the background). Photo: Katja Kodba/STA

Slovenia to get third medical school

Health & MedicineScience & Education
Faced with doctor shortages, long wait times in healthcare and an ongoing doctors' strike, the Slovenian government has decided to back the creation of a third medical school in the country. Joining those in Ljubljana and Maribor, the new school will be part of the University of Primorska.
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UKC Ljubljana performs the targeted radionuclide therapy of prostate cancer. Photo: UKC Ljubljana
The UKC Ljubljana medical centre has recently performed a new treatment for an incurable type of prostate cancer in what was the first time the therapy was rolled out in Slovenia. A major milestone in the fight against the most common cancer in men, the treatment extends life and stops cancer from
Representatives of the Fides trade union of doctors and dentists. Photo: Bor Slana/STA

Mediation to end doctors strike fails

Health & MedicinePolitics
Mediation meant to break the impasse in talks between the government and the trade union of doctors and dentists who have been on strike for almost three months now has failed to produce a result.
The two sides issued a joint statement on 9 April saying they were unable to agree on strike demands d
An electronic cigarette, vaporiser. Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
The National Assembly has unanimously passed a bill banning flavourings in electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products as well as smoking lounges. The main aim of the changes is to try to reduce the appeal of new tobacco products to youth.
In putting forward the legislation, which transposes
The University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases at Golnik, NW Slovenia. Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA
A multi-year study by researchers at the University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases at Golnik, NW Slovenia, has found that patients suffering from life-threatening allergic reactions often have an underlying genetic disease. The discovery has significant implications for clinical practi
A patient in a Ljubljana hospital. Photo: Domen Grögl/STA
Slovenian voters will be asked whether they support the right to assisted dying under a referendum motion initiated by the government that comes amidst heated debates on an assisted dying bill that doctors and conservative parties staunchly oppose in the face of surveys showing a majority of voters
Ceremony at which the 10th Medis Awards were conferred. Photo: Rok Knafelj

Nine doctors and pharmacists from Central and Southeastern Europe, including Slovenia, were honoured for their outstanding research achievements as the International Medis Awards for Medical Research were presented for the 10th time in Ljubljana on 7 March.

Jure Urbančič of the Ljubljana Univ
The Postojna maternity hospital. Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
The gynaecology and maternity hospital in Postojna in the southwest of the country has launched its own infertility clinic, the third of its kind in Slovenia, in a €1.35 million investment.
The centre is key for the survival of the Postojna hospital, which "has been expanding its programme in the l
Women's run. Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA
The latest survey on obesity compiled in cooperation with the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows the obesity rate among Slovenian women is the lowest in central Europe, putting the country 162nd in the world. On a more negative note, Slovenia ranks 63rd in terms of the share of obese men.

Doctors at UKC Ljubljana hospital. Photo: Boštjan Podlogar/STA
Slovenian doctors have been on strike over pay for almost seven weeks but now some of them will stop working overtime, which is expected to disrupt the public health service further. To help care providers ensure uninterrupted services and protect patients, the government has adopted a set of measu
Neurosurgeon Vinko Dolenc pictured in 2015 when he received a state decoration. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Slovenia to pay neurosurgeon Vinko Dolenc €390,000 in pecuniary damages plus costs and expenses because Slovenian courts had recognised Israeli court judgements where Dolenc was found liable for damage caused to his Israeli patient.

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