The government has adopted a bill banning flavourings in electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco, which appeal to young people in particular. Smoking lounges will also be banned, but only after a five-year transition period.
After the proposal is passed by parliament, only the taste of tobacco wil
Dimitri Krainc, a Slovenian neurologist and scientist, has been elected president of the American Neurology Association (ANA) , the first non-American to head the association in its 150 years. His ambition is to better connect ANA with neurologists around the world, and hopes for more collaboration
Despite global efforts to develop effective cancer treatments, the disease remains a significant problem. While traditional treatments are detrimental to the body, researchers are now exploring modern science to create a more targetted approach. One of them is Nina Kostevšek, who is working on a pr
A bill on the digitalisation of healthcare, put forward by the government in June as the first part of a planned health reform package, has been scrapped to be drafted anew under the watch of the new health minister.
The bill that was set to take effect on 1 January 2024 and aimed to introduce digi
The Ljubljana-based Jožef Stefan Institute has partnered with universities from Germany and France to carry out a new international post-graduate study programme on space medicine, the first of its kind in the world.
Called SpaceMed Erasmus Mundus Joint Master, the two-year programme will focus on
Alice and Žiga Erlač Shepherd, an English-Slovenian couple, will cycle from Maribor to Southampton and back to collect donations for cancer patients in Slovenia and England and to raise awareness about cancer and about the importance of expanding the registry of stem cell donors.
The couple launche
Slovenia is on track to eradicate hepatitis C. A projection made in collaboration with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control shows the country has the lowest hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence rate in the EU.
An estimated 0.07% of Slovenia's population is still infected with the vir
The National Assembly has passed a bill that transforms supplementary health insurance, a flat-rate monthly payment that is voluntary but needed for most health services, into a mandatory contribution attached to regular health insurance premiums. From next year, the payments will no longer be coll
Pharmaceutical giant Novartis has so far invested just over EUR 3.4 billion in Slovenia and together with the purchase consideration for Lek the figure amounts to over EUR 5.4 billion. This proves that Novartis is committed to staying active here, says country president of Novartis Slovenia Aymeric