Archive for 'Medicine'

ALS ice bucket challenge? A little more about it in Polish Posted by on Aug 22, 2014

If you are on the social media (and probably 95 % of us are) you most likely heard about ALS bucket challenge.  Almost all of social media pages have been deluged lately with videos and pictures of friends, family and random celebrities dumping buckets of ice-cold water over their heads. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge…

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World’s first life-saving face transplant by Polish doctors! Posted by on May 24, 2013

Polish doctors have carried out the world’s first life-saving face transplant (przeszczep twarzy), weeks after a 33-year-old man was disfigured by a machine in a workplace accident. It is Poland’s first face transplant and also the first in the world done to save the patient’s life. The man, an employee at a stonemason’s workshop and…

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Abortion in Poland? Posted by on Oct 1, 2012

The battle lines over the contentious issue of abortion were drawn up again after two parties tabled contrasting bills hoping to change the Poland’s abortion law. The Law and Justice (PiS) splinter party United Poland (SP) has proposed a tightening of the already restrictive abortion law (ustawa o aborcji) while the socially liberal Palikot Movement…

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Dr. Irena Eris Posted by on Mar 22, 2012

Does the name sound familiar? When it comes to cosmetics (kosmetyki), Dr. Irena Eris knows how to make people look and feel beautiful. A driving force in the Polish beauty business – with numerous high-tech factories, an arsenal of top-quality skin- and personal care products (produkty do pielęgnacji ciała) and a fast-growing network of spa…

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Not so typical spas in Poland Posted by on Mar 17, 2012

What comes to mind when you think of the word spa? White fluffy bathrobes, reviving facials and relaxing massages in tranquil surroundings? In Poland however, “spa” means so much more, with many spa resorts offering a wider selection of treatments than anywhere else in Europe – ranging from luxury pampering to more medical-oriented care for…

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Operacje kosmetyczne Posted by on Mar 15, 2012

As the concept of travelling overseas for dental and medical treatment becomes more acceptable, Poland has emerged as a popular destination for cosmetic surgery (operacje kosmetyczne), with clinics (kliniki) across the country welcoming an increasing number of patients (pacjenci) from the United Kingdom and Ireland, other European countries and even USA. Once the preserve of…

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Drug Sales Grow in Poland Posted by on Feb 9, 2012

Pharmaceutical sales rocketed in Poland ahead of the introduction of new drug reimbursement regulations and changes to the official list of subsidized drugs. Under the reimbursement law adopted by parliament last year and introduced this January, the Ministry of Health will negotiate the so-called fixed refundable price of a drug with its manufacturer. On the…

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