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Slovenia and seven other countries have succeeded in their bid to get midwifery on the UNESCO list of intangible heritage in the latest round of inscriptions.
Meeting in Kasane, Botswana, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage decided on 6 December

Students simulate dental treatment in space

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Slovenian students have successfully completed a simulation of dental treatment in space during parabolic flight above the Atlantic Ocean as part of a project called SpaceDent which is looking to make dental treatment viable during multi-year missions into space.
The students conducted experiments
Slovenia's longest-running population-based cancer screening programme, Zora, has helped prevent and detect cervical cancer in thousands of women since it was launched two decades ago. Officials are confident that the country is on track to root out the disease in the coming decades.
An average of
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

Trojan horse developed to treat cancer

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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

Key health reform bill shelved

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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

Unique space medicine study programme launched

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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

Law passed to transform top-up health insurance

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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