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“ Behind every thriving enterprise stands a man who dared to take a risk. “ Peter Drucker

Other news MU Varna with a work package from a Euro Commission Project

On the 3rd and 4th of September, a meeting of teams from seven nations took place in the National Assembly building to discuss a Euro Commission project. The meeting was organized by the MU Varna under the patronage of the Parliamentary Commission of Healthcare, according to the EC program for the “Joint Action On Health Workforce Planning And Forecasting”. The Joint Action affects all EU member states and the future of their healthcare systems, with a scope encompassing mobility, access to healthcare for different social groups, education and specialization of medical personnel, and effective distribution of resources in healthcare and human development. The meeting was opened by the director of the program Michel Van Hoegaerden, followed by greetings to all project members from the President of the Commission of Healthcare Dr. Nigyar Jafer; the President of the Commission of Education and Knowledge Prof. Vanya Dobreva; Mrs. Careline Heger, representative of the EU Commission; and the ViceMinister of Healthcare Prof. Dr. Chavdar Slavov. At the end of the work session each participant ”‡…‡‹˜‡†ƒ…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‡ǡ•‹‰‡†„› the Rector of the Mu Varna Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov, the head of Work Package 7 Prof. Todorka Kostadinova, and the director of the program, Michel Van Hoegaerden.

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The new academic year 2013/2014 has began in MU Varna The new academic year 2013-2014 of MU Varna started on September 16, 2013 in Varna with over 3500 students from 34 countries crossing the threshold of the university. After the ceremony the Rector of the Medical University of Varna-Prof. Dr. Krassimir Ivanov, ǡŠ†‡Ž‹˜‡”‡†Š‹•‘’‡‹‰•’‡‡…Š‹™Š‹…Šˆƒ…–•ƒ†ϐ‹‰—”‡•…‘ϐ‹”‡†ƒ”na as one of the most dynamic universities in the country. For the past year the university has won 34 projects totaling over 6 million Ž‡˜ƒ‹–Š‡ϐ‹‡Ž†‘ˆŠ—ƒ”‡•‘—”…‡†‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–ǡ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ǡ‡™ˆ‘”•‘ˆ‡†—cation and research. During this period of career development 12 professors and ƒ••‘…‹ƒ–‡’”‘ˆ‡••‘”•™‡”‡’”‘‘–‡†ǡƒ†ͳͺƒ••‘…‹ƒ–‡’”‘ˆ‡••‘”•ƒ†ϐ‹˜‡ƒ••‹•–ƒ– professors and lecturers from MU Varna issued and published more than 630 scien–‹ϐ‹…’ƒ’‡”•Ǥ Prof. Krasimir Ivanov noted that MU Varna has partnered with 51 universities from three continents , and its supervisors live and work in over 40 countries worldwide. The rector of the university mentioned the massive investments that the university made in the past year related to renovation of dormitories and sports facilities, modernization of classrooms and hospitals and the introduction of the most modern and interactive teaching methods . At the end of his speech, Prof. Ivanov assured the students that they have chosen the best place for their education . The freshmen students with the highest success rate of SSC 2013 of “Medicine”, “Dentistry” “Pharmacy“ and “Health Management” greeted their colleagues and opened the academic year at MU Varna withthe traditional “oath of the freshmen“. In the ritual donning of the white coat, they symbolically welcomed their colleagues of sixth year to the class of medical and health care workers.  ‘‰–Š‡‘ˆϐ‹…‹ƒŽ‰—‡•–•™‡”‡‹‹•–‡”‘ˆ†—cation Prof. Aneliya Klisarova, DSc, Rectors of the Medical University of Varna Prof. Dimitar Kamburov, DSc and Prof. Temelko Temelkov, DSc, regional governor Ivan Velikov, Deputy mayor of Varna Dr. Lydia Marinova, CEO of University Hospital “St. Marina “Varna Prof. Dr. Jeanetta Georgieva, MD, MPs from third Varna multimember district presidents of the regional professional organizations, directors and managers of hospitals and others.


“When a man is certain in his honesty he is not interested in his reputation. “

Greetings to the Rector, staff and students headed by Other news Health Minister Dr Tanya Andreeva, Mr. Sergey Stanishev, MU Varna to host the project „ToyBox” President of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union - professor Ilko Getov r, Rector of the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy and President of the National Union of student councils in Bulgaria.

Freshman party: Medical Inception September has come! The summer vacation has al‘•–ϐ‹‹•Š‡†Ǥ–Š‡ͳ͸–Š‘ˆ‡’–‡„‡”ǡʹͲͳͶ™ƒ•‰‹˜‡–Š‡ start of the new academic year 2013/2014 in MU Varna. And in that spirit we, the members of the Students Union to the MU Varna, arranged the traditional, and one of the biggest parties of the year - “The Freshmen party”. In our opinion this is the best way to say “goodbye” to the summer, say “Hi” to the “golden fall”, and to show the relationship between the students of our university.

From the sixth to the ninth of September, 2013 a meeting on the project “ToyBox” was held in Varna with a consortium of six teams from different countries (Belgium, Germany, Spain, Greece, Poland, and Bulgaria). The team from MU Varna, led by Prof. Dr. Violeta Iotova, proved once again its depth of professional experience, and was granted the right to organize a meeting of teams working on the project in Varna; something which had not been contained within the original project plan.

The host of the party was one of the best night clubs in the seaside capital - Xtravaganzza. The party was held on the 19th of September at 23:00. In addition to the free entry and promotions on alcohol, we organized many games and surprises. The event surpassed our biggest expectations with over a 1000 people Open House for International Students from all the specialities and courses of the MU Varna in attendance. They showed once again that students of the university can have a high quality party life and not only a quality edication!

On the 11th of September, the Medical University Varna hosted an Open House for prospective students from England, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Canada, Iceland, and Turkey. The guest students were welcomed in the 2nd auditorium at 10:00 am by the Vice-Rector of educational affairs Ass. Prof. Albena Kerekovska, after which they were introduced to the university and it’s teaching base. They then visited the faculty of dental medicine and student dormitories, and a little later they had the opportunity to get to know about the Seaside Capitol’s sights.

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“ Failure has a thousand explanations. Success doesn’t need one. “ Alec Guinness

Other news XIII national conference of coloproctology

The end of September was met with an important educational event in the sphere of coloproctology. The eighth national conference of coloproctology was held in Hotel Admiral in Golden Sands with international attendance. Lectors from 10 countries were invited and actively participated, including the USA, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Jordan, and Macedonia.The conference ƒ––”ƒ…–‡† •‹‰‹ϐ‹…ƒ– ‹–‡”‡•–ǡ with over 350 registered attendees. The conference was opened in the archeological museum in Varna by the Rector of the MU Varna and President of the organizational committee of the conference Prof. dr. Krasimir Ivanov. Among the themes of the conference were malignant diseases of the colon, ”‡…–— ƒ† ƒ—•ǡ ‹ϐŽƒƒtory diseases of the color, and surgical treatment of liver metastases from colorectal cancer. The latest advances in coloproctology were also presented.

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New recruits in the Students Union for the specialities Medicine, Dental medicine and Pharmacy

On the 30th of september 2013 in the interval between 8:00 and 17:00 o’clock the partial ‡Ž‡…–‹‘•ˆ‘”–Š‡“—‘–ƒ•‘ˆ–Š‡–—†‡–•‹‘ˆ‘”–Š‡ϐ‹”•–ƒ†•‡…‘†…‘—”•‡•‘ˆ ‡†‹…‹‡ǡƒ†ˆ‘”–Š‡ϐ‹”•–…‘—”•‡•‘ˆ‡–ƒŽ‡†‹…‹‡ƒ†Šƒ”ƒ…›™‡”‡Š‡Ž†ǤŠ‡ election day went smoothly, and we have to point out that this was a very interesting event for the new students of the university. The evidence lies in the number of candidatures for the quotas - 20 for the three specialities. At the end of the election day, after the members of the Election committee counted the votes, there were 197 electors, of which:    

ȈͳͲͳ˜‘–‡†ˆ‘”‡†‹…‹‡ϐ‹”•–…‘—”•‡ȋͺ‹˜ƒŽ‹†„ƒŽŽ‘–•Ȍ ȈͷͲ˜‘–‡†ˆ‘”‡†‹…‹‡•‡…‘†…‘—”•‡ Ȉ͵ͺ˜‘–‡†ˆ‘”‡–ƒŽ‡†‹…‹‡ϐ‹”•–…‘—”•‡ Ȉͺ˜‘–‡†ˆ‘”Šƒ”ƒ…›ϐ‹”•–…‘—”•‡

Due to the fact that on the end of election day two candidates were tied with 24 votes each - Yasen Todorov Petrov and Plamena Zhivkova Svetoslavova, on the 7th of october a runoff which that was won decisively by Yasen Petrov. The new representatives for the following specialties are:


“ Light travels faster than sound. This is the reason why some people look smart before they start talking. “

Other news New additions to the team of Studens Union - representatives of the Medical University Varna - Branch in Sliven

On 23rd of September, 2013, Monday, in front of the dramatic theater “ Stephen Kirov” in Sliven was the opening of the new academic year at the Medical University Varna – Branch in Sliven. During the academic ʹͲͳ͵ȀʹͲͳͶ›‡ƒ”‹–Š‡”ƒ…Š–Š‡ϐ‹”•–…Žƒ••‘ˆ–™‡–›—”•‡•ƒ†–™‡–›‹†wives will be taught. Guests of the event, including the Mayor and governor of district Sliven, members of current and former National Assembly, directors of •…Š‘‘Ž•ƒ†Š‡ƒŽ–Šˆƒ…‹Ž‹–‹‡•ƒ†…‹–‹œ‡•‘ˆ–Š‡…‹–›™‹–‡••‡†–Š‡‘ˆϐ‹…‹ƒŽ‘’‡ing ceremony. Under the solemn sounds of the Student anthem led by the person who carried the scepter of the University all Academic leadership of the Medical University of Varna came out dressed in togas. Ceremony for health and wellbeing was performed by the bishop of Sliven Yoanikii. The Rector of the Medical University of Varna - Prof. Krasimir Ivanov, deŽ‹˜‡”‡†ƒ™‡Ž…‘‹‰•’‡‡…Šˆ‘”–Š‡•–—†‡–•ƒ†–Š‡‘ˆϐ‹…‹ƒŽ‰—‡•–•Ǥ Š‹••’‡‡…Š he stressed the success of the project as a result of the teamwork, strong will and desire of the Sliven public that after surveys proved that the region has a great need for medical staff, nurses and midwives. Prof. Krasimir Ivanov gave thanks to the previous and the current regional government of Sliven, to the municipal government and the mayor of the town, the deputies of Sliven, to the leadership of the Hospital “Dr. Ivan Seliminski“ and Hospital “Hadji Dimitar “ . Hospital “ Dr. Ivan Seliminski“ will provide the branch with part of its facilities, and the practical part of the training will be placed in hospital “Hadji Dimitar “. A bit later , after –Š‡‘ˆϐ‹…‹ƒŽ…‡”‡‘›‘ˆ‹‹–‹ƒ–‹‘‘ˆƒ•…Š‘‘Ž›‡ƒ”ǡ–Š‡’”‡•‹†‡–‘ˆ–Š‡–—†‡–• Union at MU Varna greeted all freshmen , wishing them luck and success . Immediately thereafter two representatives of the Student Council of the Branch Sliven were selected. As representatives of the SU were selected Donka Angelova and Teresa Kocheva, showing their interest in the structure and willingness to help .

Varna Echo 6

From the eleventh to the thirteenth of October the yearly symposium “Varna Echo 6” was held in hotel Riviera Beach near Varna. The forum was organized by the society of echography specialists “VARNAECHO” with the work group for echocardiography of the Society of Cardiologists in Bulgaria, and the MU Varna. The themes of this year’s symposium were left atrium, congenital heart defects in adults, and diseases of the pericardium. Practical and theoretical courses on diagnosis of the deformation of the left ventricle and left atrium (strain and strain rate) were also organized. Among the international lectors invited were: Prof. Jens-Uwe Voit, Leuven, Belgium; Prof. Werner Budts, Leuven, Belgium; Prof. Arsen Ristich, Belgrade, Sebia and Dr. Alexander van der Bruaene, Leuven, Belgium. Many Bulgarian specialists in echocardiography were also present.

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“ The number of stupid things made by the will of reason, is much larger than that of those, done by pure stupidity. “ Charlie Chaplin

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Varna – host of the international conference on otology and rhinology

On the 18-19 October, the conference “Functional Surgery in Otology and Rhinology” was held in the resort complex St. Constantine and Elena. The conference continues the tradition of international forums in the ϐ‹‡Ž†• ‘ˆ ‘–‘Ž‘‰› ƒ† ‡—”‘Ǧ otology held in Stara Zagora for the past 13 years. The event was held on the day of Bulgaria’s patron saint, St. Ivan Rilski, and the day of the Bulgarian doctor, October 19th. The forum was attended and greatly enriched by the attendance of the world famous surgeon in the ϐ‹‡Ž† ‘ˆ ‘–‘Ž‘‰› ƒ† ‡—”‘Ǧ otology Prf. Dr. Jacque Manion from Marseille, and the top authority and specialist in –Š‡ ϐ‹‡Ž† ˆ”‘ —Ž‰ƒ”‹ƒǡ ”‘ˆǤ Dr. Pavel Dimov. The French specialist helped to introduce new forms and European guidelines to the Bulgarian education system. Prof. Dr. Jacque Manion is the founder of the European Academy of Otology and Neuro-Otology and is a longstanding president of the World organization of otorhinolaryngology. The conference was held with the patronage of the rektor of the MU Varna, Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov and the rector of the Thracian University - Stara Zagora, Prof. Dr. Ivan Stankov.

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52 years Medical University Varna On September 30, 2013 we celebrated the 52nd anniversary of Medical University “ Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov” Varna ! The whole team of the Student Union thanked the management of the university for the daily work they do , so that we , the students of the university, can be proud that we receive our education in one of the most prestigious universities in the country! We wish you health , prosperity and professional success ! Always be so creative in your work , so productive and equally helpful ! History ... The Medical University of Varna was founded as the Medical Institute in 1960. October 1, 1961 is considered „‹”–Š†ƒ›‘ˆ‡†‹…ƒŽ‹˜‡”•‹–›‘ˆƒ”ƒǤ ––Š‡ϐ‹”•–•…Š‘‘Ž †ƒ›‘ˆ–Š‡ϐ‹”•–ƒ…ƒ†‡‹…›‡ƒ”‹–Š‡ϐ‹”•–—‹˜‡”•‹–›‘ˆ medicine in northeastern Bulgaria. The creation of the third medical university in Bulgaria was in response to –Š‡‰”‘™‹‰’—„Ž‹…†‡ƒ†ˆ‘”Š‹‰ŠŽ›“—ƒŽ‹ϐ‹‡†‡†‹…ƒŽ staff and specialized medical assistance to the population of this region of Bulgaria . —”‹‰–Š‡ϐ‹”•–ͳͲ›‡ƒ”•ƒŽŽƒŒ‘”†‡’ƒ”–‡–•ƒ†…Ž‹‹…•†‡˜‡Ž‘’‡†ƒ„ƒ•‡ˆ‘” educational and research purposes. Much attention was paid to the continuous improvement of the practical training. With the expansion of the Institute the construction of new hospital buildings for training purposes and the needs of health care in northeastern Bulgaria was organised. An obstetric hospital, a psychiatric hospital (the largest on the Balkan peninsula), an ophtalmology Hospital and the Therapeutic Hospital ( called now: University Hospital ,, St. Marina “ Varna EAD ). The creation of the Medical Academy in 1972 (existing until 1987) and the inclusion of all higher medical institutions in the country in its structure gave new opportunities for all-round development. In 1978 revealed a Branch of Medical University Varna was founded in Dobrich (Tolbuhin) for the training of medical students from third to sixth year. Medical University of Varna emerged as a major center for training medical staff, for research and medical diagnostics, for consultative, organizational and methodological assistance . It has a modern and valuable equipment.


“Medicine is similar to philosophy. It is both a practical and a theoretical art. “

Avicenna

In 1995, the Medical Institute of Varna was renamed to Other news A new vision for psychiatric Medical University of Varna. In 2002, the university was healthcare in Bulgaria under disnamed after Prof. Paraskev Stoyanov. Through the years cussion at a conference in Golden the Medical University of Varna established itself as an Sands. ‹•–‹–—–‹‘™‹–Š’”‘˜‡”›™‘”–Š‹–Š‡ϐ‹‡Ž†‘ˆ‡†—…ƒ–‹‘ and science, and is becoming ever more European. Since 2006, graduates receive a European Diploma Supplement which is valid in the EU Member States. In 1993/1994 a new specialty was introduced, Management in health and social care, thereby students were prepared proactive for the future reform in the Bulgarian Healthcare System. In 2001, with a decree of the Council of Ministers the Faculty of Public Health was revealed. Four years later it became a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in Europe (ASPHER). In 2002, MU Varna received the “ International Gold and Silver Quality Award 2002 “ in Mexico City. In 2004, in Maastricht, Netherlands, MU Varna was approved as a full member of one of the most prestigious international associations -the Association of European Universities . In 2006, the University opened the newest and most modern Faculty of Dental Medicine in the Balkans. In 2007, through a project funded by the Ministry of Education , in MU Varna Nutrigenomics Laboratory was established, equipped with modern equipment for molecularbiological research. In 2008, the new Faculty of Pharmacy was created. With the opening of two new faculties - the Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Pharmacy , MU Varna acquires the complete structure of a traditional university in those regulated professions.

What should be the “New long-term concept for psychological health”? This was the theme discussed by Bulgarian and international psychiatrists from the 18th to the 20th of October at the 21st annual conference of the Bulgarian Psychiatric Association. The event, held at the hotel Admiral in Golden Sands, was attended by close to 250 specialists from Bulgaria France, England, Macedonia, and Germany. The conference aimed to form a work group of ‡š’‡”–•‹–Š‡ϐ‹‡Ž†‘ˆ’•›…Š‹ƒtry who, in the course of the next 3 months, are to develop a long-term vision for changes to the politics of psychiatric healthcare in Bulgaria for the next 15-20 years. The conference was held under the patronage of the Rector of the MU Varna, Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov. The ‘ˆϐ‹…‹ƒŽ ‘’‡‹‰ ™ƒ• ‘ –Š‡ 18th of October, from 19:30 in the conference hall of hotel Admiral.

 ʹͲͲͺ ǡ ˆ‘” –Š‡ ϐ‹”•– –‹‡ ‹ ‘—–Š‡ƒ•– —”‘’‡ǡ –Š‡ ƒ…—Ž–› ‘ˆ ‡†‹…‹‡ „‡‰ƒ teaching a new elective subject - “Maritine Medicine “.

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“ Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not? ” George Bernard Shaw

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The third class of dentists from the MU Varna receive their diplomas

On the 19th of Oc–‘„‡”ǡ ƒ– ͳͲǣ͵Ͳ ‹ –Š‡ ϐ‹”•– auditorium of the Festival Complex Varna, the graduation for the class of 2013 in dental medicine took place. The Saturday was a long-awaited and festive moment for the 66 young dentists, as they recited the Hippocratic Oath. The third class of the newest and most modern dental faculty in Bulgaria will be remembered in the history of the university as one of the most active. On the initiative of students, the ϐ‹”•– ‡˜‡” …ƒ’ƒ‹‰ ˆ‘” –Š‡ prevention of oral cancer “If you have doubts, check” was held. Members of the class of 2013 represented the MU ƒ”ƒ ‹ –Š‡ ϐ‹”•– –‡”ƒtional Conference for Young Dentists in Dubai. During the ceremony the Dean’s award for academic excellence was presented in the name of Prof. Dr. Slavcho Davidov. Among the invited guests were the Minister of Education, the mayor of Varna, national representatives, the rector of the MU Varna other universities, as well as representative of medical and professional organizations.

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Science , health, sport and music - an unexpectedly good combination in the Researchers’ Night To change public opinion and attitude towards scientists and to show their fun side “ science is what we scientists do in their spare time “ - this was the task at this year’s European Researchers’ Night 2013 MU Varna . Entitled: “Science , health, sport and music - an unexpectedly good combination ,” the night of scientists was held for the second consecutive year in the university .

The event was opened by the Vice Rector of career development, research and postgraduate educa–‹‘Ǧ”‘ˆǤ”Ǥ‹ƒŽ†‘Š‹•Š‘˜Ǥ –Š‡ϐ‹”•–’ƒ”–•–—dents and teachers had to face each other to check their knowledge of anatomy , physiology , chemistry and ’Š›•‹…•Ǥƒ–—”ƒŽŽ›•‘‡•…‹‡–‹ϐ‹…†‹•’—–‡•ƒ”‘•‡†—”‹‰ the quiz . In the second part of the event, current and future scholars competed in several sports and musical disciplines , sending the message of the importance of movement and sport in everyday life - a prerequisite for a healthy mind and a healthy body. At the end of the evening all participants had the opportunity to experience the healing tea from the Bulgarian herbs elderberry and agrimony which was prepared by teachers from the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine and Nutrigenomics . According to a research study done in the department , some Bulgarian herbs have even greater antioxidant properties than the well-known green tea and honeybush . The relationship between health and food was also covered by other European research projects involving researchers from MU Varna . Calling for food to be our medicine and medicine to be our food, as said Hippocrates , the moderator invited guests and participants to restore their energy balance with fresh fruit and vegetables , nuts and whole grain crackers .


³$WULÀLQJGHEWPDNHVDPDQ\RXUGHEWRUDODUJHRQHPDNHVKLPDQHQHP\³ Seneca the Younger

On September 27, for the eighth consecutive year, sev- Other news eral universities and research institutes in the country The MUV basketball team wins again opened its doors, to present their research results and to check closely the human face of the scientists , their humor, their talents outside of science , the way of communication and the enjoyment of their work. The event, which took place on the same day for the ninth consecutive year across Europe to raise awareness of the role of researchers and science ‹‘—”†ƒ‹Ž›Ž‹˜‡•ǡ–‘‡…‘—”ƒ‰‡›‘—‰’‡‘’Ž‡–‘–ƒ‡–Š‡’ƒ–Š‘ˆƒ•…‹‡–‹ϐ‹……ƒ”‡‡”Ǥ European Researchers’ Night is funded by the European Commission under the Saturday, the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development , 26th of On September 2013, subroutine , “people“. the gymnasium “Hristo Bo-

New leaders/managers and members of the Accomodation council of 35th block On October 2, 2013 in 35th block elections were held for the new president and members of council homes. The election discussion was aimed to highlight the most pressing issues and problems in the block, which will be carefully looked at and included in the program of the new leadership of the council homes. Assembly elections were conducted by the President of the Student Council - Boris Andonov. The counting of votes showed Vladimir Vulov as Chairman of the Board with 43 votes. His opponent Emil Dobrev gathered 31 votes. Other members elected were: Ȉ Emil Dobrev Ȉ Plamena Petkova Ȉ Georgi Georgiev Ȉ Kristian Vasilev

risov” was host to the 2nd round of the amateur basketball league “Black Sea”. The MU Varna team, coached by Vladimir Marinov, and made up of Daniel Hinev (captain), Selim Ibishev, Mert Simit, Plamen Bekyarov, Dimitre Markov, Venelin Purvanov, Julian Philipov, Desislav Pushev, Ivan Kovachev, Ivailo Tanchev, Burak Salgam, Georgi Kluchev, and Philip Kiriakov, went up against one of the favorites of the 1st division, the team from the Naval Academy. The hotly contested ‰ƒ‡ ϐ‹‹•Š‡† ™‹–Š ƒ ˜‹…–‘”› for our boys, with a result of 85-70. We congratulate the whole team and wish them further sporting success! The amateur basketball league “Black Sea” 2013-2014 season includes 11 teams, among them the Varna Free University and Naval Academy. Teams play in two meetings, with each team playing against all other –‡ƒ•Ǥˆ–‡”–Š‡ϐ‹ƒŽ…Žƒ••‹ϐ‹cation there is a playoff to determine the top three teams. All games are played in the gymnasium “Hristo Borisov”.

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“ Follow your own road, and let the people talk. ” Dante Alighieri

Other news Questions on human genetics

From the 10th to the 20th of October, in Bled, Slovenia, was held the 10th Balkan congress on human genetics and the 2nd Alpe Adria meeting on human genetics. Attendees from 16 European countries and company representatives from the USA discussed the most high-tech advances in molecular genetics connected with the next generation of genome sequencing, usage of exon sequencing in clinical practice, and the instruments to enable the usage genomics for the improvement of public health. Among the opening lectures was the presentation of Prof. Han Brunner from the Institute of Genetics in Nijmegen, Netherlands, on the topic of “How genomic sequencing is changing medicine” and the presentation of Prof. Gerd Mathias from the Center for Human Genetics of the university of Leuven Belgium on the topic “Diagnostics in the genome era – are we ready?”. A satellite symposium was also held on pharmacogenetics, on the subject of introducing the advances in pharmacogenomics to developing EU members. The congress was organized by the Slovenian Association of Medical Genetics.

New leaders/managers and members of the Accomodation council of the 3rd block On the October 3rd, 2013 the Faculty of Dentistry held elections for council homes in the third block of MU Varna . During the meeting, which was led by the President of the Student Council - Boris Andonov, discussed questions were from those present in the audience. Questions included were the problems arising from repair, appropriate ways to resolve them were offered. Outgoing President , and also the only candidate for this year Nedialko Nedialkov submited a detailed report on the activities carried out during the past 2012/2013 school year. After the voting and counting of votes, the members unanimously reelected Nedialko Nedialkov Chairman of Council homes in the third block. Other members elected were : Ȉ ˜ƒ†”‡‡˜ Ȉƒ†‘•–‹‘’…Š‹›•‹

Попълване на квотите в Студентски съвет за МК Варна и ФОЗ On October 10, 2013, in the time between 08:00 and 17:00, in Varna Medical College and the ƒ…—Ž–›‘ˆ—„Ž‹… ‡ƒŽ–Š™‡”‡‡Ž‡…–‹‘•–‘ϐ‹ŽŽ‹–Š‡ quotas. Election day enjoyed record turnout, the total number of voters was 248 people.

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“ What is hard to do, should be done with great urgency. “ Confucius

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ˆ–‡”–Š‡‡Ž‡…–‹‘Â?–‘Ď?‹ŽŽ–Š‡“—‘–ƒˆ‘”–Š‡Ď?‹”•–ƒÂ?†•‡…‘Â?†…‘—”•‡‹Â?‡†‹…‹Â?‡ǥ‡Â?tistry and Pharmacy , a record number of submitted applications was received - 20 candidates , another record was seen among those ot he Medical College Varna and the Faculty of Public Health - 18 candidates.

Educational standards in chemistry

At the end of election day , the results were:

Theater group â€?Infarktus “ performs “Roman Bathâ€? On the 21st of October and 22nd of October 2013 the Medical University of Varna’s theater group “Infarktus “ presented in front of a full audience the play “Roman Bathâ€? by Stanislav Stratiev. Once again the talents of the University showed their acting skills and charmed their colleagues in two consecutive days. More about the play: Dz‘Â?ƒÂ? ƒ–Š Dz ‹• ƒ ’Žƒ› ™”‹––‡Â? „› –ƒÂ?‹•Žƒ™ –”ƒ–‹‡˜ Ǥ – ϔ‹”•– •Š‘™…ƒ•‡† ‹Â? –Š‡ ƒ–‹”‡ Š‡ƒ–”‡ ‘Â? ‡„”—ƒ”› ͡͡ǥ ͡ͿͽͺǤ Dz‘Â?ƒÂ? ÂƒÂ–ÂŠÇł ‹• ‘Â?‡ ‘ˆ –Š‡ Â?‘•– ’Žƒ›‡† •Š‘™• ‹Â? –Š‡ ”‡’‡”–‘‹”‡‘ˆ–Š‡–Š‡ƒ–‡”Ǥ Â?͡Ϳ͞ͺǥ–Š‡•Š‘™™ƒ•Š‘Â?‘”‡†™‹–Š–Š‡Dz™ƒ”†‘ˆÂ‘Ď”Â‹ÂƒDzǤ Â?͡Ϳ͟͞ǥDz‘Â?ƒÂ? ÂƒÂ–ÂŠÇł ”‡’”‡•‡Â?–‡† —Ž‰ƒ”‹ƒ ƒ– –Š‡ DzŠ‡ƒ–”‡ ‘ˆ ƒ–‹‘Â?•dz ˆ‡•–‹˜ƒŽ ‹Â? ƒÂ?…›ǥ ”ƒÂ?…‡Ǥ

“Educational standards and literacy in the natural sciencesâ€? was the theme at the 45th National Conference of teachers of chemistry, with international attendance, which was held in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, between the 25th and 27th of October. Within this event was also held the yearly conference of the Bulgarian association for chemistry education, history and philosophy of chemistry. The event was attended by close to 100 chemistry specialists. The main themes of the conference were: Current problems and tendencies in the normative documents for chemistry education; natural sciences literacy and education in chemistry in primary education; European perspectives on chemistry education in primary and secondary education. The department of chemistry of the Mu Varna was represented by Dr. Zlatina Peteva with a report on the theme “Increasing the interest in chemistry among students through context-oriented approaches in the English language program of the Medical university varnaâ€?. The three day forum was organized by the Ministry of Education and Â?‘™Ž‡†‰‡ǥ –Š‡ ‘Ď?‹ƒ Â?‹˜‡”sity “St. Kliment Ohridskiâ€? department of chemistry and pharmacy, the Union of Bulgarian Chemists, and the regional inspectorate of Education for Gabrovo.

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“ A man learns as long as he is alive. After that, the medical students learn from him. “

Other news A new form of university admission exam in biology for medicine, dental medicine and pharmacy

The upcoming admission campaign for 20142015 in the MU Varna will see changes to the admission exam format in biology for medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. Until now the biology exam was written, encompassing the material from the 8th, 9th and 10th class. In the upcoming exam the material from 8th grade will be in the form of a multiple choice test, covering a combination of questions on human anatomy. The combination of test questions will be decided on the day of the test, with the questions coming from the exam prep workbook which will be issued by the MU Varna. In addition to the test on the 8th grade subjects, candidates will be required to write topics on the 9th and 10th grade subjects, as has been the case until now. The questions for this section will be identical to the syllabus questions, and the questions will be determined on the day of the exam.

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Campaign “Together in the fight against breast cancer” For the 28th consecutive year, humanity has marked October as the World “Fight breast cancer“ month. This month is not only dedicated to raise awareness, but also to provide information on how to help a patient diagnosed with breast cancer. For the second consecutive year on the 29th October Varna Medical University, the Student Council and AMSB Varna, organized their campaign “Together ‹–Š‡ϐ‹‰Š–ƒ‰ƒ‹•–„”‡ƒ•–…ƒ…‡”dzǡ™Š‹…Š™ƒ•ƒ‹‡†ƒ––”ƒ‹‹‰›‘—‰†‘…–‘”•ƒ† students basic preventive measures and criteria for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Teams were situated at four key city points: Mall Varna; Grand Mall; Regional Hospital and University Hospital St. Marina”.  ˜‡”› ‘‡ ‘ˆ –Š‡ Šƒ† ˜‘Ž—–‡‡”• ™Š‘ †‹•–”‹„—–‡† ‹ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ Ž‡ƒϐŽ‡–• and were accompanied by a specialist, who with his valuable knowledge, discussed preventive measures to combat the disease with any interested citizens. The campaign ended with a lecture, which took place later on that day in the second Auditorium of Medical University “Prof. Dr. . Paraskev “ Varna, and was led by prof . Radoslav Radev , MD Head of the Clinic for Thoracic Surgery , University Hospital “St. Marina “ and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.


“ Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies. “ J.K. Rowling

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Evening Enlighteners with Club brightest talents November 1st - Day of National Leaders is one of the brightest Bulgarian holidays. Like last year, the students prepared something special for the occasion. For a second consecutive year, with the support of the management of the Medical University of Varna and the Student Council, the “Club of brightest talents Dr. R. Golden. Radev “© arranged a poetic - musical and prosaic performance evening entitled “Enlighteners 2013”. On October 30, 2013 the audience once again was engulfed in the spirit of art and poetry! As tradition, the teacher of Pathophysiology at the Medical University of Varna - Dr. Radko Radev was the initiator and hosted the show. He gathered the most active representatives of students with artistic skills and talents to jointly showcase with poems and prose, music and songs, theatre and comic skits that the spirit of students and teachers, mothers and nurses.

An insulin pump for the youngest diabetic patient in Bulgaria

With insulin pump therapy available for over 20 years in many countries, not just in the EU but worldwide, Bulgaria remains the only EU member state that does not reimburse any part of the treatment. An insulin pump is an apparatus for uninterrupted subcutaneous injection of fast acting insulin analogue with a speed determined by individual insulin needs. This type of treatment is becoming more and more popular and widespread as it most closely matches human physiology, especially when paired with a sensor that measure glucose levels and signals the pump to release as needed, resulting in near normoglycemia. On the 12th of November between 9:00 and 10:00 o’clock in the Pediatric clinic of the university hospital St. Marina in Varna, an insulin pump was placed on the youngest patient ever in Bulgaria, and 8 month old baby. The procedure was done by Prof. Violeta Iotova, head of the clinic. In Bulgaria, the number of diabetic children is around 1500, with 70 of those treated by insulin pumps bought and paid for by their families. Most of them are under 6 years old.

Halloween party in club 4as pik On 31st of October 2013 the traditional Halloween party was organized. This time the ghostly night was hosted at one of the best night clubs of the city - 4as pik. Once again, the students of the Medical University of Varna showed that in addition to studying and demonstrating high knowledge during university they can also have fun. page 13


“ When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody notices, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps. “ John Lennon

Other news Freshman party in the Sliven Branch of the MUV

Our colleagues impressed all with their premium selection of spooky costumes and the best two of them, respectively male and female, won a spa weekend. The winners were determined by audience applauses. ‘™Â?ƒÂ?›‘ˆ›‘—Â?Â?‘™–Š‡‘”‹‰‹Â?ƒÂ?†Š‹•–‘”›‘ˆ ƒŽŽ‘™‡‡Â?ÇŤ

At the end of the month of September, students from the first class of the Sliven branch of the Mu varna held the first Freshman party. Part of the party was a pageant for “Miss Sliven Branch� organized by students, teachers, and administrators of the branch. All attendees were given bracelets, bought for charity by donors, including outside members from Hollywood bar, where the party was held. The pageant participants had to showcase not only their beauty, but their intellect, with the first task being a recital of any Bulgarian poem, which most participants performed flawlessly, reciting Botev, Yavorov, and Develyanov. The second task was a performance of a traditional Bulgarian folk dance, which did not slow down any of the contestants. The third task was for each contestant to give their opinion on what the collected donations should be used for. The jury’s selection was not easy, but despite this they determined the three favorites. Aisun Hasanova received the crown to thunderous applause, and she promised to wear it with care, and to hand it over to the next year’s winner. The runners-up were Danaya Stoyanova, and Julia Solakova.

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Ancient Celts had welcomed their New Year Samayn in late October. They had lived with the delusion that on the New Year’s Eve the last year deceased haunted the earth ‹Â?•‡ƒ”…Š‘ˆŽ‹˜‹Â?‰„‘†‹‡•‹Â?™Š‹…Š–‘†™‡ŽŽǤ‡Ž–•Šƒ†‡š–‹Â?‰—‹•Š‡†ϔ‹”‡‘—–„”‡ƒÂ?•ƒÂ?† Šƒ†–”‹‡†–‘Ž‘‘Â?ĥˆ”‹‰Š–‡Â?‹Â?‰ĥ’‘••‹„Ž‡–‘’”‘–‡…––Š‡Â?•‡Ž˜‡•Č‚–Š‡›Šƒ††‘Â?Â?‡† ƒÂ?‹Â?ƒŽ•Â?‹Â?•ƒÂ?†ÂŠÂ‡ÂƒÂ†Â•ÇĄŠ‘’‹Â?‰–‘•…ƒ”‡‰Š‘•–•ǤŠ‡›Šƒ†‰ƒ–Š‡”‡†ƒ”‘—Â?†ϔ‹”‡•Ž‹–„› –Š‡†”—‹†’”‹‡•–•ǥ–Š‡›Šƒ†ƒ””ƒÂ?‰‡†ƒ—‰—”‹‡•ƒÂ?†Šƒ†Â•ÂƒÂ…”‹ϔ‹…‡†ƒÂ?‹Â?ƒŽ•Ǥ —” ƒÂ?…‹‡Â?– ’ƒ‰ƒÂ? ”‹–—ƒŽ ‹• •‹Â?‹Žƒ” –‘ –Šƒ– ƒÂ?† ‹– ‹• …ƒŽŽ‡† —Â?‡”•–˜‘Ǥ – •Š‘™• –Š‡ •ƒÂ?‡ƒ––”‹„—–‡•ÇŚÂ?ĥÂ?•™‹–ŠŠ‘”Â?•ƒÂ?†‡‡”‹‡‡š’”‡••‹‘Â?ÇĄƒÂ?‹Â?ƒŽ•Â?‹Â?•ƒÂ?†–Š‡‰‘ƒŽ ‹•…Šƒ•‹Â?‰‡˜‹ŽǤŠ‡•‡ǥ‘ˆ…‘—”•‡ǥƒ”‡Â?‘Â?ÇŚŠ”‹•–‹ƒÂ?Â’Â”ÂƒÂ…Â–Â‹Â…Â‡Â•ÇĄ•‘Ž‡–ǯ•Šƒ˜‡•‘Â?‡ˆ—Â?‘Â? –Š‡ ƒŽŽ‘™‡‡Â?Â’ÂƒÂ”Â–Â›ÇĄ„—–†‘Â?‘–ˆ‘”‰‡––Šƒ–‘Â?–Š‡˜‡‘ˆ…–‘„‡”͚͡•–‘—”ƒÂ?…‡•–‘”• Šƒ˜‡„‡‡Â?‰‘‹Â?‰–‘ƒ˜‹‰‹Ž–‘…‡Ž‡„”ƒ–‡–Š‡ƒ›‘ˆƒ‹Â?– ‘ŠÂ?‘ˆ‹ŽƒÇŚ–Š‡ϔ‹”•–Š‡ƒ˜‡Â?Ž› ’ƒ–”‘Â?‘ˆ—Ž‰ƒ”‹ƒÂ?’‡‘’Ž‡Ǥ


“ When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the aeroplane takes off against the wind, not with it .” Henry Ford

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“Blood Donation” Campaign 2013 On 7th of November 2013, between 10:00-15:00, the traditional “Blood Donation” campaign was conducted. It was organized by the Regional Centre for Haematology and Transfusion Varna, with the kind cooperation of the Student Union at Medical university of Varna. The campaign once again enjoyed great interest from the students of the University, evidence of which was the great number of well-wishers – 37 blood donors. It is important to note that participation in the campaign took students from the English-language courses. This year, like every other, Ist and IInd year students ™‡”‡ƒ‹Ž›‹˜‘Ž˜‡†‹–Š‡‘”‰ƒ‹œƒ–‹‘‘ˆ–Š‡…ƒ’ƒ‹‰ǤŠ‡‘ˆϐ‹…‡‘ˆ–Š‡–—†‡– Union literally was “seething” with life – drop after drop the cooperation between the two teams on RCHT – Varna and the representatives from the Student Union was accomplishing.

“Diabetes” Campaign 2013 This fall, Medical University of Varna carried out the annual “Diabetes” campaign, which took place on 14 of November, 2013 on the occasion of the World Diabetes Day. This was the sixth campaign organized by the Student Union, the Association of Medical Students in Varna, the Association of Dental Students – Varna, the Association of Pharmacy Students Varna and the Clinic of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the University Hospital St. Marina Varna. A special program for the event was organised on November 13th (Wednesday) at 18.00 in Grand Mall Varna which included: - Practical module for those who have not participated in such a campaign, in which they learned “What is diabetes?” and “How to work with a glucometer and with a survey card”.

On the next day the suggestions for the usage of the donations were read to all students. “These funds were collected with a lot of heart, empathy, and generosity, which means that they have to be given to those who need exactly that. Most of us wish for things which most people can’t even think to afford, because or them there is something more important and precious, and that is health and real family. These children are more than we can imagine, and it is a fact that they exist. I won’t name a place or a person; for me the only place where these funds must be donated is “Those who are in need” and believe me they are not few!” These were the words of the second runner up of the pageant. The future nurses and midwives of the Branch voted as one to donate the collected sum to the “House for children in social need” in Sliven. After visiting the house and speaking with the director, it was decided to buy medicines which the house sorely needed. The organizers have decided to continue this tradition of donating proceeds to social causes for all future parties.

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What happens with dangerous hospital waste?

-Information module - those who have already participated in the campaign (consultants) informed the visitors of Grand Mall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Varna about details of the upcoming screening campaign. -The FLASH MOB was held, where each participant must have a blue element in clothing as a symbol of the campaign. Stations of the campaign were located in:

Every year we throw out 58 million plastic cups and between 500 billion and 1 trillion nylon bags, plastic bottles amounting to 200 million liters, and billions of tons of industrial, toxic and technical waste. In the week between 28th of October and the 2nd of November, the MU Varna supported the initiative â&#x20AC;&#x153;How dangerous hospital waste is controlled in Varnaâ&#x20AC;?, organized by the Public center for nature and sustainable deÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2019;Â?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;ÇĄ Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020; Â&#x2122;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160; Ď?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x192;Â?cial support of the Varna city hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youth Projects 2013â&#x20AC;?. Within the timeframe of the initiative was featured not only an exhibition, but also a round table discussion and debate on the problem. A showing was also held of the documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trashedâ&#x20AC;? with famous and award winning English actor Jeremy Irons. The goal of the initiative is to give more information to students, doctors, teachers, workers and guests about the waste problem, in particular hospital waste, by showing alternatives and long-term solutions which protect human health and the environment.

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Č&#x2C6;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x203A; Â&#x2018;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2013;ǤÂ&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x192; Č&#x2C6; DzÂ&#x201D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;ǤÂ&#x201D;ǤÂ&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2DC;ÇłÂ&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192; Č&#x2C6;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192; Č&#x2C6; Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2014;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2021; Č&#x2C6;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2022;Č&#x201A;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192; On the 14th of November (Thursday) at 18.30 in the IInd Auditorium in Medical University â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Varna a lecture module was held, which presented a summary of the campaign and the results of the previous campaign, and advice and guidance on prevention of diabetes in Varna were given. Prof. Dr. Stefan Ivanov from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology spoke on the topic of gestational diabetes. Prof. Cyril Hristosov from the Department of Internal Medicine closed the event and Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x203A;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;ͳ͡ͲÂ&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2018;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2014;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2122;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2019;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2039;pation.  Â&#x203A;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2021; Í´ Â&#x2020;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022; Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022; Â&#x192; Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x203A; Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2030;Â?Â&#x2039;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2013; Â&#x2021;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026; Â&#x2020;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;ÇĄÂ&#x2122;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x160; Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022; Â&#x2122;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2019;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2020; Â&#x2039;Â? Â&#x2014;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2030;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Ǥ Â&#x2018; Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021; Â&#x192;Â? Â&#x2021;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021; Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020; Â&#x2019;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030; Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2030;Â&#x160;Â&#x2013; Â&#x192;Â&#x2030;Â&#x192;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013; Â&#x2020;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;ÇĄÂ&#x2039;Â&#x2013; must be taken to a State policy to include information campaigns, regular check-ups and strict control of the disease. The students reinforced that prevention is the best treatment for any disease, especially to this that progress slowly and do not have such acute symptoms like those of type 2 diabetes mellitus.


â&#x20AC;&#x153; In life some are dealt great cards at the very beginning, others â&#x20AC;&#x201C; weak ones. But as it is in poker, the best hand doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always win, but the best player. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Brian Sher

Rectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cup The winter semester of the academic 2013/2014 year was a successful one for student sport in Medical University Varna. There were many non-university sporting events in which teams of the university performed exceptionally. Meanwhile the annual domestic tournament â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cup of Rectorâ&#x20AC;? organized by the Student Council at the Medical University of Varna was held. In this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tournament students had the opportunity to show their skills in the following sports: football, basketball, tennis, cross and sprint0, bench press, chess, backgammon, as well as in the new competitions which are bowling and tennis. The event was attended by over 300 students. Desire to win was clearly seen and emotions escalated quickly, but in the end it all ended with a very positive mood and smiles during the award ceremony in Sport bar Playground. Football. Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022; Â&#x203A;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;ÇŻÂ&#x2022; Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x201E;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D; Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013; Â&#x2122;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022; Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2020; Â&#x2018;Â? Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; Â&#x2022;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022; Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2020; Â&#x2039;Â? DzÂ&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;dzǤ Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013; Â&#x2039;Â? Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; Ď?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x17D; Â&#x201D;Â&#x192;Â?Â?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;  Â&#x2122;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022; Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â?  Dz Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013; Team MU â&#x20AC;&#x153; captained by Ali Ali , which played an incredibly close game with â&#x20AC;&#x153; Team of Mert â&#x20AC;&#x153; ( Captain Mert Saidov ) . Both regular and extra time were not enough, and the result was equal - 3:3, but after a penalty shootout Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â?DzĎ?Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â?DzÂ&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â?Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2019;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;ǤÂ&#x2014;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2030; play by the captain of the vice-champions , he was invited to join the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team, where he contributed to winning the gold medal in the tournament â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cup of December 8 â&#x20AC;&#x153;, organized by the municipality of Varna . Third place in the internal tournament was taken by â&#x20AC;&#x153;second team of MUâ&#x20AC;? with captain Dian Hristov. Basketball. The basketball tournament was held at the renovated gym at the Medical University of Varna, which was completed just days before the tournament was held. First among the basketball teams was ranked team â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ephesusâ&#x20AC;? which was captain Selim Ibishev. The opÂ&#x2019;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2122;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2014;Â?Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;ÇŚÂ&#x2014;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â?Dz Â&#x201D;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x201E;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2021;ÇłČ&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x201E;Â&#x203A;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D; Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;Č&#x152;Ǥ The bronze medal went to the team â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Oneâ&#x20AC;?.

Other news International partnership in biomedicine, education and research

From the 30th October to the 3rd of November an international seminar in biomedicine was held in the medical university and the university hospital St. Marina in Varna. The seminar included representatives of the universities of Haifa, Berlin and Varna. During the forum a work session was held between the rector of the MU Varna Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov, and the consul of Israel N.P. Shaul Kamisa Raz, where aspects of the partnership between the MU Varna and partners from Israel were discussed. Present at the meeting was Prof. Dr. Krasimir Metodiev, head of the department of preclinical and clinical studies at the MU Varna and honorary consul of Israel in Bulgaria. An accent was placed on joint educational and research projects, as well as work on a center for bone marrow transplantation in Varna and education and education of Varna specialists in the university hospital in Hadassah.

Bowling. Bowling was held in the Sports bar Playground. 8 teams of 5 players participated in three games Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x160; Ǥ Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013; Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021; Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2022; Â&#x2122;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160; Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013; Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D; Â&#x2019;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022; Â&#x2019;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2122;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2018;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x201D;Â&#x192;Â?Â?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;ǤDzÂ&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â?dzǥÂ&#x2122;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x160;Â&#x2122;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x201E;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2026;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â?Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013; place, followed by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Krasens Teamâ&#x20AC;? (Captain Krasen Ivanov). Third place went to team â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pillâ&#x20AC;?, captained by Stanimira Vasileva.

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Once the student asked the teacher: “Are we going to wait long for a change for the better?” The teacher thought and answered: “If you wait, it will be long!”

Other news Workshop for research databases

On the 6th of November at 15:00 in the MU Varna, an educational workshop was held for the databases ScienceDirect and ǡ ϐ‹ƒ…‡† „› ƒ ’”‘ject of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Knowledge. The university library was the organizer of the seminar on usage of the full-text ScienceDirect database and the largest bibliographical reference base SCOPUS. The workshop had practical exercises, mainly on searching for information in full-text format, informational points and functionality, citation of authors, h-index, and Journal Analyzer software.

Students from Lebanon will learn the Bulgarian language

Starting on the 5th of November, a preparatory course for international applicants wishing to study at the MU Varna will begin. This year representatives from Turkey, Greece, Moldova and Lebanon will do battle with the peculiarities of our language. The course lasts 9 months and encompasses the learning of general and specializes Bulgarian along with medical terminology.

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Tennis. Š‡–‡‹•–‘—”ƒ‡–™ƒ•Š‡Ž†ˆ‘”–Š‡ϐ‹”•––‹‡‹–Š‡…‘—”–•‘ˆDz’ƒ”–ƒcus.” In the mens division due to an odd number of participants a scheme allowing ‘Ž› ϐ‹”•– ƒ† •‡…‘† ’Žƒ…‡ –‘ „‡ †‡–‡”‹‡† –‘‘ ’Žƒ…‡Ǥ ‹”•– ’Žƒ…‡ ‹ –Š‡ ‡ǯ• division was taken Umer Yumerov (Medical optician, I year). Runner-up was George ƒ„ƒ‘˜ȋ‡–ƒŽ‡†‹…‹‡ǡ›‡ƒ”ȌǤ –Š‡™‘‡ǯ•†‹˜‹•‹‘ϐ‹”•–™ƒ•–ƒ‡„›‡–›ƒ Vasileva (Pharmacy, V year), followed by Simona Radeva (Assistant pharmacist, II year) and third was ranked Michaela Zhekova (Medicine, I rate). Table Tennis. In table tennis the champion of the men’s division for the second time in a row became Tsvetomir Yankov. Runner-up was Pavel Pavlov, followed by Ivan Dimitrov. From the women, best was is Teodora Petkova. The silver medal went to Desislava Georgieva and the bronze medalist is Desislava Dragoeva. Bench press. The tournament was not that easy, at least not for the weightlifters in the category “Bench press.” Participants struggled for most repetitions when lifting 60 kg weight on the press bench. This year many records were broken! Last year’s record of 40 repetitions set by Radi Atanassov was surpassed by everyone in the top three, while Radi Atanassov defended his title as the undisputed champion with 54 repetitions. Second place was shared between Sava Kolev and Marcel Bergaui with 50 reps and George Kulchev took home the bronze medal with 44 reps. Sprint and 2000 meter run. The competition took place on the territory of the Sea Garden in Varna. Fastest from the men in the sprint was (Medicine, II year). Second place was shared by Sally Saliev (Dental medicine, VI year) and Ivan Ivanov (Rehabilitation, II year). Third place was taken by Dimitar Vasilev (Dental medicine , III year) .

–Š‡™‘‡ǯ•†‹˜‹•‹‘ϐ‹”•–’Žƒ…‡–‘‘‡‘†‘”ƒ‡–‘va (Nursing , IV year), followed by Desislava Nikolaeva ( Medicine , II year) and Iva Ivanova ( Medicine , III year).

–Š‡…”‘••ϐ‹”•–’Žƒ…‡™ƒ•™‘ˆ‘”–Š‡•‡…‘†–‹‡‹ƒ row by Dimo Nikolov. Second and third place were won respectively by Dimitar Vasilev and Ivan Kovachev . Fastest from the women in the cross was Desislava Nikolaev, followed by Theodora Petkova and Iva Ivanova.


â&#x20AC;&#x153; The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Eleanor Roosevelt

Backgammon. The backgammon tournament Other news was held in the Sports bar Playground. Georgi Dimov Week of Medical physics in Varna Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x153;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2019;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2020; was Karina Nikolova. Chess. In chess third place was taken by Ivan Dimitrov.

Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2014;Â?Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020; Â&#x192;Â&#x152;Â&#x2039;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x201E;Â&#x192;Â?ǤÂ&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2030;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2021; lasted more than an hour, but after a single wrong move made by his opponent Radi Lukanov won the gold medal and the silver went for Haji Shaban. After all the pent-up emotions it was right to let out the tension with a big ceremony with a hint of an international party! It was held in the club Playground in the presence of people from the leadership of the Medical University-Varna who gave trophies and medals to the winners. Cup of December 8 Besides the internal tournament â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cup of Rector â&#x20AC;&#x153;in the winter semester 2013/2014 Medical University of Varna also participated with its sport teams in the tournament â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cup of December 8 .â&#x20AC;? As always, the football team of MU Varna showed total superiority over the other teams from the universities in Varna and won the gold medals. MU Varnaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volleyball team won third place in the tournament and took home the bronze medal. The bowling team of MU Varna was again undefeated and took the gold medal. Amateur League Moreover, this year the teams of MU Varna volleyball and basketball received new equipment. They took part in the amateur leagues of the city. With the Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;ÇĄÂ&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;ǤÂ&#x160;Â&#x2021; Â&#x201E;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x201E;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201D;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x17D;Â&#x203A;Â&#x160;Â&#x2018;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2019;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2018;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x203A;Â&#x201E;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D; team, third. Final positions will be determined after the games that will play in the second demi-season. Swimming competition.

In connection with the International day of medical physics, November 7th, a concurrent week of medical physics will be hosted in our seaside capitol. The series of events is organized by the Bulgarian union of biomedical physics and engineering with help from the Bulgarian nuclear unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Varna branch, the MU Varna and the university hospital St. Marina. On November 7th, the birthday of Marie Curie, a lecture on the newest medical radiology instruments was held in the medical college Varna. In another lecture the topic of medical apparatus in the treatment of oncological diseases was discussed, as well as the newest physics methods and instruments used in medicine. For the highly interested students from upper courses, the 8th of November was an open house in the clinic of nuclear medicine, metabolite therapy and radiotherapy in St. Marina. The lectures and presentations were open to students, citizens and guests of the MU Varna, and were held in the large auditorium of the national astronomical observatory and planetarium â&#x20AC;&#x153;N. Copernicusâ&#x20AC;? in Varna.

In the last days of November and beginning of December Â&#x2039;Â? Â&#x2018;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x192; Â&#x192; Â&#x2022;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2039;Â?Â?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030; Â&#x2026;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2019;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2018;Â? Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â? Â&#x2014;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022; was held. The team of MU Varna fought with dignnity and brought home medals. Simon Borisova again delighted her fans by winning the silver medal in the 50 Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022; Â&#x201E;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Ď?Â&#x17D;Â&#x203A; Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x203A;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2021;Ǥ Â&#x160;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â? Â&#x201D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC; Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2021; Â&#x160;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2021; with a bronze medal in the 50 m freestyle. page 19


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Other news Good practices in home health nursing in Great Britain

Interactive tournament “Click`n`win” The 19th of November, 2013 was the ϐ‹”•–†ƒ›‘ˆƒ‡Ǧ•’‘”––‘—”ƒ‡–‘”‰ƒ‹œ‡†„› the Student Council called “Click’n’win” 2013 be–™‡‡ͳ͹ǣͲͲƒ†ʹ͵ǣͲͲ‹–Š‡‘ˆϐ‹…‡‘ˆ–—†‡–•ǯ Union the matches between the 6 teams that signed up for the Counter-strike 1.6 tournament were held. The matches were very interesting, proof of which was the large number of frags between the teams.

In connection to the partnership of the MU Varna with UNICEF Bulgaria on a project for construction of a “Center for maternal and pediatric health” in Shumen, experts from the university visited Great Britain ‘ ƒ ˆƒ…– ϐ‹†‹‰ ‹••‹‘ –‘ learn about better practices in home health nursing. Between November 3rd and 10th, part of the team from the faculty of public health – Prof. Sonja Toncheva, coordinator; Assoc. Prof. Sylvia Borisova, Asst. Teodora Evtimova and Sevdzihan Yobova, clinical psychologist – met with the representative of the national healthcare service of Great Britain in South Yorkshire. Organizational structure, practice and competencies for home health nursing were all presented. Students and teachers in the specialty “Home Health Nursing” were also present. A meeting with the director of the specialists of healthcare with the Southwest trust for healthcare, Helen Lancaster, was also realized, at which the matter of Home health nursing in Bulgaria and Great Britain was discussed, as well as the possibility of future relations and exchanges of teachers and students within the ERASMUS program.

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 ˆ–‡”–Š‡ϐ‹”•–”‘—†͵–‡ƒ•”‡ƒ…Š‡†–Š‡•‡‹Ǧ ϐ‹ƒŽ•‹ƒǯ•ǡŽŽ‹‡ǯ•ƒ†–‡’Š‡ǯ•–‡ƒ•Ǥ‡…ƒ—•‡‘ˆ–Š‡ odd number of teams, each team played a game with each of the other two teams . All three teams were very strong, but only Dian’s team and Ellie’s team reach the ϐ‹ƒŽǤŠ‡ϐ‹ƒŽ™ƒ•‹–”‹‰—‹‰ǡ„—––Š‡„‡––‡”–‡ƒ’Žƒ› ƒŽŽ‘™‡†‹ƒǯ•–‡ƒ–‘–ƒ‡–Š‡ϐ‹”•–’Žƒ…‡Ǥϐ‹ƒŽƒ–…Š for the second and third place was played, where Elie,’s Team beat Stephan’s team for the silver medal.

On November 20th, 2013 the second day of the tournament interactive “Click’n’win” 2013 was held. During the second day there was a competition in Warcraft III Frozen throne: Defence of the ancients (DotA). Unlike the tournaments in Counter-strike 1.6 and FIFA 2014 , the interest in the DotA tournament was less pronounced - only two teams took part - MYD and Di_Ti. The winner was decided after a bo3 (best of three) game. Team MYD, which were last year’s winners in the tournament, showed their ’”‘™‡•• ƒ† ™‹–Š ‡š…‡ŽŽ‡– –‡ƒ ’Žƒ› ™‘ –™‘ …‘•‡…—–‹˜‡ ‰ƒ‡•ǡ ™‹‹‰ ϐ‹”•– place with a score of 2:0.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;The poison, devouring lesser natures, is food for the strong one and he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even call it poison. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Friedrich Nietzsche

Other news Free checkups for diabetic retinopathy

Â? Â&#x2018;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D; ʹͳǥ Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2020; Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020; Ď?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x17D; Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â&#x203A; Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6; Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; tournament interactive â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;winâ&#x20AC;? 2013 was held , and matches in FIFA â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;14 were played. A pleasant surprise was the large number contestants- 14 participants, which was the reason the tournament continued until midnight. The evening was complete with football emoÂ&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2030;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022;ÇŻÂ?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2018;Â?ǤÂ&#x2014;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2030;Â&#x2021; number of participants, the tournament was held in the fashion of direct eliminaÂ&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2022;ǤÂ&#x2C6;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2039;Â?Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; ǎͳ͜Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013; Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2021; Â&#x2018;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D; Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2026;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC; Â&#x2039;Â?Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x203A; Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2018;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020; Â&#x201E;Â&#x203A; Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2022; Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2DC;Ǥ Â? Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2030;Â&#x160;Â&#x2013; Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D; the third Alexander Dzhabarov and Kaloyan Velkov played against each other. The match was intense, but in the end it was Alexander Dzhabarov who took third place.

The e-sport tournament, which was held for the second time, enjoyed great interest from the student body, which is a great reason to make it an annual event, as well as one of the biggest tournaments in MU-Varna. The award ceremony was held during the international cuisine night â&#x20AC;&#x153;International Pulseâ&#x20AC;? in club Playground, Mall Varna.

In connection with November 14th, world diabetes day, the department of eye diseases and ophthalmology and the specialized ophthalmology hospital SBOBAL Varna carried out a screening campaign of patients with diabetes for the early detection of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes mellitus is an exceedingly large problem in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world. According to some studies the number of diabetics worldwide will increase by 50% by the year 2025, totaling over 300 million. The complications of diabetes are numerous and often affect the quality of life of a patient and manifest as social problems. One of them is the diabetic retinopathy; a leading cause of blindness in adult age in developed countries. It represents a microangiopathy, affecting the vessels of the retina. The main risk factors for the development of the condition are longstanding diabetes mellitus, poor glycemic control, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. After 15 years of diabetes Type 1, 75-95% of diabetics have retinopathy, and in Type 2 sufferers, the number is 60%.

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“ When people criticize, yell and make comments, remember that in every race noise is made by the audience, not the player. “

Other news Teachers from the MU Varna takes part in International school for oncology

International pulse party 2013 You like exotic dishes? And you love experimenting, trying the food and drinks from different countries? For second consecutive year, we gave our students the opportunity to try out dishes, specially made from the foreign students of the Medical University of Varna.

Two teachers from the MU Varna gave a report at the International school of oncology. The school was held between the 25th and 27th of October 2013 in the complex Rui Pravets. The forum was on the current tendencies in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. Assoc. Prof. Dimitrov from the MU Varna presented on the topic of neurological aspects of diagnosis and differential diagnosis of CNS neoplasia, and Dr. R. Georgiev presented on MRI techniques for determining the stage and differentiation of gliomas. The educational program of the forum received the maximal accreditation score from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Six of the lectors were among the foremost authorities in the European and worldwide neuro-oncology. They presented on the topics of epidemiology of brain –—‘”•ǡ …Žƒ••‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘ǡ ƒ’’Ž‹cation of molecular biology in primary brain tumors in target based therapy, diagnostics, and modern aspects and expectations of immunotherapy in primary and metastatic brain tumors.

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The event was held on the 22nd of November, Friday, under the name “International Pulse” and was organized by the Student Council with the help of MU-Varna and club Playground in Mall Varna, where it actually found place with a starting hour of 20:00. Everyone willing could also bring self-made dishes, which would be included to the international night. The whole club was reserved only for the students, teachers and leadership of the MU-Varna. During the “International Pulse” our partners from club Playground greeted us with: Ȉ Free bowling, pool, table football and many others (until 01:00) Ȉ Alcohol drinks promotion Ȉ Specially selected international music During the international night also the awarding of the sport tournaments “Rector’s cup” and “Click ‘n’ win”. The organized for a second year “International pulse” party will be remembered for the many positive emotions it brought, along with a international cuisine spirit, for which our students contributed.


“ Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. “ Aristotle

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“Talk freely… about oral cancer” 2013 This year for a second time, the dental medicine students and ADMS Varna ( Association of Dental medicine Students) organized the tradition campaign on the occasion of the world day of oral cancer. The campaign was realized with the help of the Leadership of the Dental Medicine Faculty, the Student Council, AMS Varna ( Association of Medicine Students) and APS Varna(Association of Pharmacy Students).Last year the initiative was really successful, and this year the goal was to keep the tendency, even further develop it for the future. The catchword for this yearly campaign was “Talk freely… about oral cancer” On the 29th of November, 2013, Friday, from 12:00 until 17:00 o’clock in the Dental Medicine Faculty were undertaken free prophylactic examinations for oral cancer. Participators in the campaign gave away information brochures and „Ž—‡ ”‹„„‘• Ȃ –Š‡ •›„‘Ž ‘ˆ –Š‡ …ƒ’ƒ‹‰Ǥ Š‹• Šƒ’’‡‡† ‘ •’‡…‹ϐ‹‡† ’Žƒ…‡• Ȃ the Dental Medicine Faculty, the University hospital “St. Marina” and the University building, as well as some other public places around the city. The information brochures this year were also given away 2 days earlier before the actual prophylactic examinations(on the 27 and 28 of November at 10:30 o’clock).On the 29th information brochures were given in front of the Dental Medicine Faculty during the examinations. In the same day a lection module was held at the First Auditorium, ‘–Š‡†‹ˆϐ‹…—Ž–‹‡•‡…‘—–‡”‡†™Š‡ϐ‹‰Š–‹‰–Š‡…‘†‹–‹‘ǤŠ‡‘†‡”ƒ–‘”•‘ˆ–Š‡ lection module were teachers from the Dental Medicine Faculty, where pharmacy students presented their own presentation on the thematic. Overseer of the campaign was associate professor Tsvetan Tonchev, PhD, Dean of the Dental Medicine Faculty. During this time the results were presented.

From the plant to the pharmacy shelf

Staff from the department of biochemistry, molecular medicine and nutrigenomics of the MU Varna took part in an international conference on the usage of natural products titled “From the plant to the pharmacy shelf”. It was held from the 3rd to the 6th of November 2013, in Bansko, and was attended by 230 specialists from 40 countries. They presented research results in phytochemistry, pharmacology and the application of medicinal plants in the prevention of cancer, diabetes and other diseases of social importance. MU Varna attendees presented research results on three topics: -Cell cultures as a model for assessment of biological activity of medicinal plants; -Study of the hepatoprotective and gastroprotective effect of liquid extract of Cotinus in experimental animals; -Study and comparison of the therapeutic potential of elderberry and agrimony in healthy volunteers.

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“ The goal is not reached by going fast, but by not stopping! “

Other news The challenges of feeding a multi-billion person population

Campaign “Let’s leave our mark in the struggle against AIDS”2013 For another year the MU-Varna marks the 1st of December with the campaign “Let’s leave our mark in the struggle against AIDS”, organized by the Association of Medicine Students in Varna and the Student Council

From the 3rd to the 7th of November the conference “Celebrating 40 Years of Sustainable Global Aquaculture” was held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, in honor of 40 years of sig‹ϐ‹…ƒ– ƒ…Š‹‡˜‡‡– ‹ –Š‡ science of aquaculture, and organized by the publisher Elsevier. To feed a population of 9 billion people, expected to be reality by the year 2050, the production of food will need increase by 70%. Scientists from the whole world discussed the past and future challenged and innovations connected with sustainable aquaculture. The MU Varna was represented by Prof. Mona Stancheva and Asst. Vesselina Panayotova from the department of chemistry. They presented research work on Dz ƒ––› …‹† ”‘ϐ‹Ž‡ǡ ƒ– ‘Ž—ble Vitamins and Some Pigments in Black Sea Macroalgae” which was particularly interesting for many of the international attendees.

 Š‡…ƒ’ƒ‹‰™ƒ•Š‡Ž†‘–Š‡ϐ‹”•–‘ˆ‡…‡„‡”ǡʹͲͳ͵ǡ—†ƒ›ǡ‘͵†‹ˆˆ‡”ent points in Varna: Sevastopol park, Grand Mall and Varna Mall, where the students of MU-Varna informed and inquired citizens of Varna regarding the ways of transmitting HIV, the essence of AIDS and how to protect against it. There was a mobile cabinet for free anonymous testing for HIV at Sevastopol park. Everyone willing to participate in the campaign could turn to the local point responsible. On the 2nd of December, 2013, Monday, in the 2nd Auditorium in MU-Varna , from 19:00 o’clock was held a discussion on the thematic “Medic – HIV-positive: Relationship and safeness” with dr. Svetla Staneva, director of the “Supervision over contagious diseases” department to RZI Varna. During the lection was given also the report for the campaign, where it mentioned the big success the campaign had, thanks to the big interest from students, teachers and citizens of Varna!

AMS Varna with a new President and Leadership On the 3rd of December, 2013, Tuesday , in the 2nd Auditorium of MU-Varna was held the Common report-election assembly of the Association of Medicine Students Varna, where 58 people were present, of which 50 had the power to vote. Before the election for new Leadership members, present members of the organization took the decision that there should be 2 Vice Presidents – one for the interior and one for the exterior affairs, and that the posts “Human Rights and Peace”, “Reproductive Health and AIDS” have two local representatives. After electees presented their platforms it came down to voting. As a President was elected Savi Shishkov, a third year medical student with 46 votes. As a Vice-President on external affairs was elected Kristina Filipova with 40 votes and as a Vice-President on internal affairs was elected Alexei Kerenski also with 40 votes. As a new secretary was elected Ivan Andreev with 40 votes and as a PR of the organization was elected Kaloyan Tsochev with 46 votes. As responsible for certain commission were elected: Committee “Public Health” (SCORPH): Dimityr Mihalev – 48 votes

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; Being natural is simply a pose, and the most irritating pose I know . â&#x20AC;&#x153; Oscar Wilde

Committee â&#x20AC;&#x153;Medical Educationâ&#x20AC;? (SCOME) Katherina Shirokova â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 47 votes

Other news Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â? the country have graduated

Committee â&#x20AC;&#x153;Human rights and Peaceâ&#x20AC;?(SCORP) Stanislav Morfov â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 44 votes Dragostina Tsocheva â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 36 votes Committee â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reproductive Health and AIDSâ&#x20AC;?(SCORA) Klementina Moneva â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 45 votes Nikoleta Manolova â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 37 votes Professional exchange(SCOPE) Evgeniya Mihailova â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 47 votes Â&#x2026;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x161;Â&#x2026;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2021;Č&#x2039;Č&#x152; Tanya Stefanova â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 44 votes The Student Council and the last leadership greet the newly elected colleagues and wish them higher ambitions, stronger enthusiasm and more success!

Holder of the prize from municipality Varna â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dilyana Ivanova On the eve of the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day, 8th December, the mayor of the sea capital Ivan Portnih gave awards to vocal students of the Varna universities for the achievement of high results on natioal and international tournaments during the year. The awards ceremony was held at the Municipality building on the 5th of December, 2013, at 16:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock. We have the pleasure to announce that Dilyana Ivanova, a student in the 6th year of MU-Varna, is the holder of this year for the prize in category â&#x20AC;&#x153;Humanitarian Sciencesâ&#x20AC;?! The prize was given to her personally by the mayor of Varna, Ivan Portnih, awarding Delyana for her high achievements in science.  Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x203A;Â&#x192;Â&#x2018;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x192;ÇĄÂ?Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6; Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2030;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2019;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2039;ploma in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Humanitarian Sciencesâ&#x20AC;? in the competition for the best Diploma 2013. The subject of her diploma was: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Development of voluntarily health insurance in Â&#x2014;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2030;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;ÇŻÂ&#x2022;Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2021;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x201E;Â&#x2039;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x203A;dzǤ

 Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013; Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D; healthcare assistants in Bulgarian educational history received their professional Â&#x201C;Â&#x2014;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2039;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2022; Â&#x2018;Â? Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; ͳͺÂ&#x2013;Â&#x160; Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6; November in the MU Varna.  Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D; Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;mony was held in the 2nd auditorium with the participation of the vice rector Assoc. Prof. Albena Kerekovska and the Director of the center for professional education of the university Dr. Lyudmil Tsvetkov. In a short retrospective presentation the director of the center acquainted the attending graduates and guests with the history of the newly recognized profession. The MU Varna is the Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x201D;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x192; center for professional education. A team from the university hospital St. Marina is behind the initiative and successful recognition by the Bulgarian government to recognize the specialty and to legalize in December 2010 the new professions â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healthcare assistantâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;caretaker for the sickâ&#x20AC;?. With prestige, good salary and longstanding tradition in many countries, the profession of healthcare assistant will only now begin to prove itself in Bulgaria.

The whole Student Council team greets Delyana Ivanova and Sonya Koleva, wishes them even more successes, achieved goals and furtherer achievements on the path they have taken!

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“ Science is like the earth: you can obtain only a small fragment of it. ” Voltair

Other news Representatives of the MU Varna took part in the 4th Southwest European conference of homeopathy, infections and cancer

A delegation from the MU Varna took part in the 4th Southwest European conference on homeopathy, infections and cancer, which took place in Istanbul from 14th-1st of November, 2013. Prof. Dr. Krasimir Metodiev ( Department of Preclinical and Clinical Science), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikola Kolev and Dr. Anton Tonev (Department of General and Operative Surgery), Assoc. Prof Dr. Georgi Klyochkov ( Department of Neurosurgery and ENT Diseases), and Dr. Assia Konsoluva (Department of Propaedeutic of Internal Diseases) gave a total of seven plenary lectures. Prof. Metodiev, Assoc. Prof. Kolev and Assoc. Prof Klyochkov were also representatives of the symposium in the ‘ˆϐ‹…‹ƒŽ’”‘‰”ƒǤ The forum was attended by top specialists from over 16 countries, including Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Bulgaria. The delegation from the MU Varna took part in the meetings of the executive bureau of ISC and FESCI, where a plan for the next conferences in Bled, Slovenia in 2014, and Thessaloniki, Greece in 2015, was discussed. Upon suggestion by Prof. Metodiev, general secretary of FESCI, the executive bureau of ISC and FESCI decided to include Assoc. prof. Nikola Kolev in the ISC work group on surgical infections, and Assoc. Prof. Georgi Kyochukov and Dr. Assia Konsoluva in the ISC group of oncology.

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A five -star Student Celebration, which will be remembered for a long time 8th of December is long gone, but the festive mood of the holiday remains strong among students, especially among those who participated in the largest Student Celebration, organized by the students. With thanks to the Academic Board of the Medical University of Varna and the Students’ Union, nearly 730 students of the University were immersed in a unique atmosphere that was, especially prepared by the hosts - Grand Hotel “International”, Golden Sands.  Š‡‘ˆϐ‹…‹ƒŽ‰ƒŽƒ†‹‡”•–ƒ”–‡†ƒ–ʹͲǣͲͲƒ†„›‡–‡”‹‰–Š‡–™‘ŠƒŽŽ•ǡ–Š‡ guests had the opportunity to enjoy the festive arrangement in line with the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays. Shortly after the dinner the Chairman of the Students’ Union Boris Andonov introduced the evening by welcoming all guests and thanking the entire team that helped the project. In order to satisfy the musical desires of all guests, not one but three DJ-s, including the infamous DJ Happy, took care of the celebration and kept •–—†‡–•‘–Š‡†ƒ…‡ϐŽ‘‘”—–‹Ž–Š‡‡†‘ˆ–Š‡‡˜‡‹‰Ǥ The team of the Students’ Union assures you that they will make this type of student celebration a tradition , promising to become more and more spectacular with every year!


Âł$OZD\VFKRRVHWKHKDUGHVWZD\RQLW\RXZLOOQRWÂżQGRSSRQHQWVÂł Charles De Gaulle

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Operation â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teddy Bearâ&#x20AC;?

The ministry of healthcare visits the university hospital St. Marina Varna

Students of the Medical University of Varna took part in the national campaign Operation â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teddy Bearâ&#x20AC;?. In the period of the 9th to the 12th December at four stations: Medical University of Varna, Medical College of Varna, 3rd and 35th block everyone could donate a stuffed toy and thus make a child in need happy. The result of the campaign exceeded even the wildest expectations of the organizers. For four days over 100 toys were collected! On December 13th, 2013 at 09:30, organizers of the campaign, along with a group of students from the University, visited the home for children with special needs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Karin Domâ&#x20AC;? where the toys were donated to the children. The hosts had prepared a very warm welcome, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faces glowed and smiles warmed the hearts of all! Due to the great interest shown by all students the campaign Operation â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teddy Bear â&#x20AC;&#x153; continued until the 20th of December, 2013, and anyone who wished to donate toys could do at the stations mentioned above! Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022;ÇŻÂ?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;ÇŚÂ&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2021;Â&#x161;Â&#x2019;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â?Â?Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;

Â&#x2030;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x192; Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x192;ÇŚÂ&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x152;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2039;Â? Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2030;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;ÇĄÂ&#x2122;Â&#x160;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020; Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x203A;ͽ͜Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2022;ǨÂ&#x2021;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x160;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;ÇĄÂ&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2122;Â&#x192;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2030;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2020;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â? herself!

ASDM Varna with a new Board of Directors On December 12th, 2013 at 18:30 in Auditorium â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? of the Faculty of Dental Medicine, the elections for a new Board of Directors of the Association of Students of Dental Medicine- Varna were held. Meeting began with an address by the Chairman of the Studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Union Boris Andonov, who congratulated the new members of the Association. Then each of the candidates for the posts had the opportunity to present themselves and state the reasons for their desire to take their particular post.

The minister of healthcare Dr. Tanya Andreeva was in Varna on the 19th of November, 2013 for the opening of an angiographic laboratory, a center for rare diseases and a center for pulmonary hypertension in the university hospital St. Marina. Minister Andreeva visited the renovated clinic of endocrinology as well. The angiographic lab, built entirely with the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s won funding, is made as a hybrid theater for interventional neurology, vascular surgery and interventional cardiology. The ability to quickly and precisely assess vascular brain diseases is a result of the new angiographic equipment from the latest generation, with which the lab was recently equipped. The software allows and analysis of aneurysms and virtual stenting, pre-invasive planning and treatment, and a 3D-integrated guide for interventional procedures. St. Marina hospital is the only center Â&#x2018;Â&#x2014;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2018;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â&#x192;Â&#x2122;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x160;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;fer endovascular embolization of brain aneurysms, with the sixth such procedure this year done in the lab during the month of October. A little later in the day Dr. Andreeva visited the MU Varna and met with the rector Prod. Krasimir Ivanov.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. â&#x20AC;? Harry Golden

Other news Glucose sensors were placed on diabetic children

 Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2019;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Ď?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;ÇĄÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2018;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2122;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Ǥ͡ͲÂ?Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022; with the right to vote were present. After counting and verifying the results by the Commission in the selection of a new Chairman of the Association of Students of Dental Medicine - Varna, with 48 votes, Simeon Chokanov , III course was elected. Distribution in the other positions is as follows: Č&#x2C6;Č&#x2C6;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Č&#x201A;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x192;Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;ÇŚÂ&#x192;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2DC;ÇŚ͜ͺÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022; Č&#x2C6;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;ÇŚÂ&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â?Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021; Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2030;Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x192;Â&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;ÇŚÂ&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2039; Â&#x201D;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2DC;ÇŚ͜͸Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022; Č&#x2C6;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2026;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x203A;ÇŚÂ&#x2039;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;ÇŚ͜͡Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022; Č&#x2C6;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;ÇŚÂ&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2014;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;ÇŚ͜͸Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;

On November 29, in the university hospital St. Marina, doctors from Dobrich, Burgas, Stara Zagora and Pleven were taught how to place a glucose sensor on children with diabetes. According to Prof. Iotova, the head of the pediatric clinic, the combination of an insulin pump and a glucose sensor is the best current treatment for diabetes mellitus, especially in small children. Prof. Iotova is head of the team which previously had placed insulin pumps on the youngest diabetic patients in Bulgaria, the 1 year old Victoria and the 19 month old Stefani. The placement of the sensors and education of the doctors took place at 13:00 Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x201D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â?͡ͲͳÂ&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;͡Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Ď?Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D; of the hospital. The glucose sensors give an exceedingly accurate and clear picture on the daily blood glucose variations which simply cannot be matched by manual measurements using a glucometer. They measure 290 times per day, which in comparison to the 4 measurements using the glucometer is much more likely to catch dangerous and undetected variations in glucose levels. This allows the sensor to detect hidden hypo and hyperglycemias.

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- 1 spoiled ballot The team of the Studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Union welcomes the new Board of ASDM Varna and wishes them much success and fruitful work !

Charity Christmas Bazaar 2013 The Christmas and New Year holidays were approaching and this time is a favorite for everyone, a time for family gathering and warm evenings with your loved ones. But there are people who have nobody to share with some of the best and most beautiful holidays of the year . There are people who cannot feel the warmth of the family. For anyone who wanted the holiday to be lighter and give a glimmer of hope for someone in trouble, they could take part in the traditional Christmas Charity Bazaar organized by the students of the Medical University of Varna with the support of ASMB Varna and the Studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Union . On 16.12.2013, Monday, at 09:00 until 14:00 at two stations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Medical University of Varna and University Hospital, â&#x20AC;&#x153;St. Marina â&#x20AC;&#x153; trinkets and toys made by patients in the clinic of psychiatry at courses in occupational therapy were sold . All who visited the bazaar had the opportunity not only to share the Christmas spirit, but also to buy Christmas toys for a token amount of money. The funds raised were donated to the Clinic of Psychiatry, University Hospital â&#x20AC;&#x153;St. Marinaâ&#x20AC;?, which made possible the continuation of occupational therapy which is an important part of the healing process .


“ Nowadays people cherish more the fool in beautiful harness than the saint dressed in rags.” Ray Bradbury

Christmas and New Year’s concert at MU-Varna Due to the Christmas and New Year’s concert organized by the “Club of bright talents : Dr. R. Zl. Radev and friends “™ ® © and supported by the Academic Board of the University with the cooperation of the Students’ Union and administrative departments, the ϐ‹”•–—†‹–‘”‹—‘ˆ–Š‡‡†‹…ƒŽ‹˜‡”•‹–›‘ˆƒ”ƒ™ƒ•ϐ‹ŽŽ‡†™‹–ŠŽ‘–•‘ˆŠ”‹•–ƒ• spirit and many happy faces of students, children, lecturers and parents . Over 40 participants performed at the event, which took place on the 16th of December . Christmas music and bells, Christmas and New Year wishes and chocolates greeted guests in the auditorium. The clergyman Lyubomir Popov with his wise words made the moment even more special and intimate . After his blessing children’s music and poetry group “Star way” led by Silvana Valeva from primary school Dz‡…Š‘Žƒ˜‡›‘˜dzϐ‹ŽŽ‡†–Š‡ƒ—†‹‡…‡™‹–Š•‘‰•ƒ†’‘‡•ǤŠ‡•–—†‡––‘›ƒ Nedev (3rd year, Laboratory assistant) disguised as the good Santa Claus, handed out gifts to all children. From that moment on the stage was conquered by the talents of MU Varna. Hardly anyone will forget the performance of “the voice of MU Varna” - Vesela Borisova’s (5th year, Pharmacy), the performance of Ave Maria by the infamous Rumyana Kirneva, participated in “The Voice of Bulgaria “, “My way” by the Bulgarian Frank Sintara – the second year medical student - Martin Stefanov. Among the performers at the “Talent Night” were new faces and talents discovered by the organizer of the event, Assoc. Prof. Radev. An additional dose of drama and humor was brought by two sketches that were played by a part of the theater university group “Infarktus “ - twins Roza and Monika Varbanovi and Tsvetalin Rusev- fourth course Medicine . Kalina Evlogieva (5th year, Pharmacy) presented her poems written specially for Christmas . At the end of the concert everybody sang “Silent night, holy night “ together in three languages - German, English and Bulgarian .

Other news The young doctors from the class of 2013 have graduated

One hundred and thirty four doctors in total received their diplomas in the graduation ceremony of the faculty of medicine of the MU Varna, which took place on November 30, 2013. The valedictorian of the class was Jeaneta Yaneva with a GPA of 5.96, and the total number of excellent students was 31, with two of them having a grade over 5.90. This is in comparison to last year’s class which has 104 doctors, 24 of which had a grade over 5.50, one of whom received the prize of the Golden Hippocrates. The rector of the university Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov reminded everyone that in the history of the university, from 1961 until today, the faculty of medicine has produced over 9000 doctors. “You gave us your vote of conϐ‹†‡…‡ƒ†›‘—Šƒ˜‡”‡…‡‹˜‡† the best education in the medical university Varna. You tried hard, you followed the path set by your teachers and now you are knowledgeable and capable young doctors – the best! You are competitive with your colleagues in Western Europe, and for that the doors of their medical establishments are wide open to you.” – Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov

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“ Every smile makes you a day younger. ” Chinese proverb

Other news

Who is the favorite teacher of the class of 2013?

 ‘” –Š‡ ϐ‹”•– –‹‡ in the history of the MU Varna, the award for favorite teacher was handed out during the graduation ceremony of the class of 2013 in human medicine, on Saturday November 30 at the festival and congress center Varna. A short while after, all graduates received their diplomas and the lights of the auditorium dimmed in anticipation of the surprise presentation. A few weeks beforehand the graduates had chosen their favorite teacher in a secret survery, which was initiated by the Dean of medicine Prof. Dr. Radoslav Radev. The announcement of the prizewinner was Oscar-worthy: “And so… the prize for “favorite teacher of the class of 2013” for the faculty of medicine… goes to… Dr. Peter Chankov, from the department of urological diseases, educational sector Urology!” In that moment all 134 graduates gave a standing ovation for Dr. Chankov, who took the stage to the tune of “I want to break free” „›—‡‡ǡϐ‹––‹‰Ž›ǡƒ•Š‡Šƒ• a phenomenal resemblance to Freddie Mercury. But the 134 graduates hardly chose him as their favorite teacher for this reason!

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A Very Merry Christmas Party 2013 The 8th of December has already passed, and the increasingly strong festive emotions were felt everywhere. The end of the semester was ap’”‘ƒ…Š‹‰ǡƒ†™‹–Š‹––Š‡•‘‹’‘”–ƒ–…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•–Šƒ–‡ƒ…Š•–—†‡–‡š’‡…–‡†–‘”‡…‡‹˜‡Ǥ‘…‘’Ž‡–‡–Š‡ˆ‡•–‹˜‡‘‘†ƒ†ϐ‹‹•Š –Š‡•‡‡•–‡”‹ƒϐ‹––‹‰™ƒ›ǡ™‡‘”‰ƒ‹œ‡†–Š‡–”ƒ†‹–‹‘ƒŽ‡”›‡””›Š”‹•–ƒ• party. It took place on December 16, at 23:00, at club Avenue. Festive mood was felt everywhere, the Christmas spirit was in every student. With lots of dancing, amusement and surprises they bid goodbye to the year of 2013, and once again showed that the students of the Medical University of Varna, in addition to knowing how to learn, they also know how to have fun!


“ An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very QDUURZ¿HOG³ Niels Bohr

In the second issue of the “Students’ life” newspaper we decided to •—”’”‹•‡›‘—„›…”‡ƒ–‹‰–Š‡ϐ‹”•–Dz”‘••™‘”†•‡†‹…ƒŽ’—œœŽ‡dzƒ†’—„lishing some jokes and pictures a medical topics. In doing so we were able to show that students at Medical universities know how to have fun as well. Those of you who did the crosswords puzzle were able to see that by arranging the key letters in the correct order the name of the patron of our university- Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov, was formed. Since we are all keen on the new and the diverse, we decided to include –Š”‡‡‡™…‘Ž—•‹–Š‹•‹••—‡‘ˆ–Š‡’ƒ’‡”™Š‹Ž‡•–‹ŽŽ…‘ϐ‹‹‰–‘–Š‡ medical theme- “Survival Medical Quiz”, “Did you know that…?” and “Medical Howlers”. We hope that you will enjoy them!

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; The fool who recognizes that he is a fool is no longer a fool. â&#x20AC;? Fyodor Dostoevsky

We all know that in order to survive in the Medical university of Varna, and in life in general, you should be adaptable. For some of us there is no such thing as a dead-end situation. Others, however, panic at the slightest obstacle in the road. Find out to which category you belong to with the help of our quiz. 1. Do you declare your own point of view when your assistant professor/ associate professor is not right? YES NO MAYBE 2. When you are late for a lecture do you try to walk in quietly so that you are not noticed? YES NO MAYBE 3. Would you ask a colleague of yours to ask the associate professor a question, because you are afraid you might embarrass yourself? YES NO MAYBE 4. During an exam or a mid-term test do you think it is better to receive a poor mark honestly or an excellent mark with cheating? YES NO MAYBE 5. Are you willing to make up a lie in order to avoid responsibility or an obligation that has been given to you or one you have taken on voluntarily? YES NO MAYBE 6. Would you go for your oral exam before a colleague of yours, who was ahead of you in the line, and screw him/her over in order to sit by a preferred examiner? YES NO MAYBE 7. Do you think that standing up for the truth is an act of nobleness and courage? YES NO MAYBE 8. If your assistant professor has not noticed a mistake on your test, would you tell him/her? YES NO MAYBE 9. Do you think that the doctors nowadays are before all at the service of society? YES NO MAYBE 10. Did you check the answers before doing the test? YES NO

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“ A tear of a capricious kid weighs less than the wind. The tear of a hungry kid weighs heavier than the Earth! “ Gianni Rodari

Point system: 1. YES- 0 p.; NO- 2 p.; MAYBE- 1 p. 2. YES- 2 p.; NO- 0 p.; MAYBE- 1 p. 3. YES- 2 p.; NO- 0 p.; MAYBE- 1 p. 4. YES- 0 p.; NO- 2 p.; MAYBE- 1 p. 5. YES- 2 p.; NO- 0 p.; MAYBE- 1 p.

6. YES- 2 p.; NO- 0 p.; MAYBE- 1 p. 7. YES- 0 p.; NO- 2 p.; MAYBE- 1 p. 8. YES- 0 p.; NO- 2 p.; MAYBE- 1 p. 9. YES- 0 p.; NO- 2 p.; MAYBE- 1 p. 10. YES- 2 p.; NO- 0 p.

Maximum number of points- 20 p. From 0 to 7 You are a sincere and honest person. You try to always say what you think and ˆ—Žϐ‹ŽŽ›‘—”‰‘ƒŽ•„›Š‘‡•–‡ƒ•Ǥ‘—ǡŠ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ…ƒ‘–—†‡”•–ƒ†•‹–—ƒ–‹‘• ƒ†”‡Žƒ–‹‘•Š‹’•„‡–™‡‡’‡‘’Ž‡ǡ‹‘”†‡”–‘„‡ϐŽ‡š‹„Ž‡ƒ†ƒ……‘’Ž‹•Š›‘—” desires with minimal neuro-emotional stress. Telling the truth is easy and gratifying, but the world of medicine is harsh, and sometimes even cruel, and more often than not this can hurt you and your reputation. Perhaps in such cases a white lie is more appropriate? What do you think?

From 8 to 14 ‘—ƒ”‡…ƒ’ƒ„Ž‡ƒ†ϐŽ‡š‹„Ž‡‹›‘—”„‡Šƒ˜‹‘—”Ǥ‘——†‡”•–ƒ†•‹–—ƒ–‹‘•ƒ†”‡Žƒ–‹‘•Š‹’•„‡tween people and this helps you behave in a manner which suits your interests and goals. You are often honest and frank, you share and defend your opinion. However, not too rarely you hide your own thoughts, feelings and emotions if you feel it is necessary. In order to build your dreamcareer and to achieve your aims while preserving good relationships with people (colleagues, friends or patients) it is important that you judge the situation properly and use the most suitable tactics.

From 15 to 20 You are not just adaptable, you are a wolf, a chameleon and a fox all in one. In your desire to achieve your goals you easily fool other people and skillfully hide your true thoughts and feelings. You are able to discern situations and relationships between people and behave accordingly. You try to ƒ˜‘‹†…‘ϐŽ‹…–•ƒ†•–‹ŽŽƒ…Š‹‡˜‡™Šƒ–›‘—†‡•‹”‡Ǥ‘—ƒ”‡™‹ŽŽ‹‰–‘•ƒ…”‹ϐ‹…‡ the happiness of others as long as yours is assured. Just do not forget that you risk being exposed by intelligent and perceptive people, which will undermine your authority and may lead to a total collapse of your relationships with those around you. Perhaps you should try being a little more ethical and honest.

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“ There is a bad disease called malice. It is caused by a virus called envy. “

 Š‡Š—ƒ„‘†›‹•ƒƒƒœ‹‰Ž›…‘’Ž‡š•›•–‡ǡ™Š‹…Š•–‹ŽŽ„ƒˆϔŽ‡•†‘…–‘”•ƒ†”‡•‡ƒ”…Š‡”•†‡•’‹–‡ –Š‘—•ƒ†•‘ˆ›‡ƒ”•‘ˆ‡†‹…ƒŽ‘™Ž‡†‰‡Ǥ•ƒ”‡•—Ž–ǡ™‡•Š‘—Ž†‘–„‡•—”’”‹•‡†–Šƒ––Š‡”‡ƒ”‡—‡š’‡…–‡† ˆƒ…–•ƒ†‡š’Žƒƒ–‹‘•ˆ‘”†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–’ƒ”–•‘ˆ–Š‡„‘†›ƒ†–Š‡ˆ—…–‹‘•‘ˆ–Š‡‘”‰ƒ‹•Ǧˆ”‘•‡‡œ‹‰–‘ ƒ‹ŽǦ‰”‘™–ŠǤ ‡”‡™‡Šƒ˜‡Ž‹•–‡†•‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡‘•–’‡…—Ž‹ƒ”ƒ†‹–‡”‡•–‹‰ˆƒ…–•ƒ„‘—––Š‡Š—ƒ„‘†›Ǥ

Š‡”ƒ‹ Š‡Š—ƒ„”ƒ‹ƒ›„‡–Š‡‘•–…‘’Ž‡šƒ†–Š‡Ž‡ƒ•–”‡•‡ƒ”…Š‡†’ƒ”–‘ˆ–Š‡ƒƒ–‘›ǡ„—–•‘‡…—”‹‘—• facts about it do exist. 1. The cells of the human brain can store 5 times more information than Encyclopaedia Britannica. Scientists are still unable to determine the exact amount, but from an electronic point of view it is believed that the brain’s capacity is somewhere between 3 and 1000 terabytes. The National archive of Great Britain, which contains 900 years of history, takes up to 70 terabytes. 2. The brain functions with the same amount of electricity as a 10-Watt light bulb. The light bulb over the head of cartoon characters, when they have a brilliant idea, is not all that far from the truth. The brain uses the same amount of power even when you sleep. 3. The brain is much more active during night than during the day. It is completely logical to think –Šƒ–ƒŽŽ–Š‡‘˜‡‡–ƒ”‘—†—•ǡ–Š‡†‹ˆϐ‹…—Ž–’”‘„Ž‡•ƒ†–ƒ••”‡“—‹”‡‘”‡Dz„”ƒ‹’‘™‡”dz–ŠƒŒ—•– lying in bed. However, it turns out that the truth is actually the opposite- when you “turn off”, your brain “turns on”. Scientists have not yet discovered the reason for this, but you can thank your brain’s hard work during the night for your sweet dreams! 4. Scientists say that the higher a person’s IQ, the more he or she dreams. This may be true, but your inability to remember your dreams does not automatically make you stupid as most of us do not ”‡‡„‡”‘—”†”‡ƒ•ǤŠ‡ƒ˜‡”ƒ‰‡†—”ƒ–‹‘‘ˆ†”‡ƒ•‹•Œ—•–ʹǦ͵•‡…‘†•ǦƒŽ‘•–‹•—ˆϐ‹…‹‡––‘„‡ “registered”. 5. Neurons continue to grow during the whole life of a person. Scientists and doctors used to believe that the brain and the nervous tissue cannot grow or regenerate. Unlike the tissues in other body parts, neurons have this ability and add a new dimension to the study of the brain and the diseases that can affect it. page 34


“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it! “

–‡”ƒŽ‘”‰ƒ•  ͷǤŠ‡ƒ…‹†‹›‘—”•–‘ƒ…Š‹••–”‘‰‡‘—‰Š–‘†‹••‘Ž˜‡‡–ƒŽǤŽ‡ƒ•‡–ƒ‡‘—” ™‘”†ˆ‘”‹–ƒ††‘ǯ––”›–‘‡š’‡”‹‡–ƒ–Š‘‡Ǥ  ͸ǤŠ‡Š—ƒŠ‡ƒ”–‰‡‡”ƒ–‡•‡‘—‰Š’”‡••—”‡–‘’—’–Š‡„Ž‘‘†–‘ƒŠ‡‹‰Š–‘ˆ ͿǦ‡–‡”•ǤŠ‡”‡ˆ‘”‡ǡ‹–‹•‘–•‘•—”’”‹•‹‰–Šƒ–™‡…ƒˆ‡‡Ž‘—”’—Ž•‡Ǥ  ͹Ǥ……‘”†‹‰–‘Žƒ–‡•––”‡†•–Š‡„Ž‘‘†’”‡••—”‡…ƒ„‡ƒ……—”ƒ–‡Ž›‡ƒ•—”‡†‘Ž›‹ˆ‹–‹•‡ƒ•—”‡† on both arms and the values are averaged.  ͺǤ……‘”†‹‰–‘…ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‹‘•–Š‡”‡ƒ”‡ͿͼǡͼͶͶ‘ˆ„Ž‘‘†˜‡••‡Ž•‹–Š‡Š—ƒ„‘†›Ǥ‘‰ƒ‹ƒ„‡––‡”‹†‡ƒ‘ˆ–Š‡‹”Ž‡‰–Š…‘•‹†‡”–Š‡†‹ƒ‡–‡”‘ˆ–Š‡ƒ”–ŠǦͺͶǡ͸ͻͶǤŠ‹•‡ƒ•–Šƒ–„Ž‘‘†˜‡••‡Ž•‘ˆƒ human being can circle the Earth more than twice.  ͻǤŠ‡ƒ†”‡ƒŽ‰Žƒ†•…Šƒ‰‡–Š‡‹”•‹œ‡–Š”‘—‰Š‘—–‘—”‡–‹”‡Ž‹ˆ‡ǤŠ‡›ƒ”‡•‹–—ƒ–‡†ƒ„‘˜‡–Š‡‹†‡›•ƒ†ƒ”‡”‡•’‘•‹„Ž‡ˆ‘”–Š‡•‡…”‡–‹‘‘ˆŠ‘”‘‡••—…Šƒ•…‘”–‹•‘Žƒ†ƒ†”‡ƒŽ‹‡Ǥ—”‹‰–Š‡•‡˜‡–Š ‘–Š•‘ˆ’”‡ƒ–ƒŽ†‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–‘ˆ–Š‡ˆ‘‡–—•–Š‡ƒ†”‡ƒŽ‰Žƒ†•Šƒ˜‡ƒ’’”‘š‹ƒ–‡Ž›–Š‡•‹œ‡ƒ•–Š‡‹†‡›•Ǥ›–Š‡–‹‡ƒ’‡”•‘”‡ƒ…Š‡•‘Ž†ƒ‰‡–Š‡‰Žƒ†•ƒ”‡•‘•ƒŽŽ–Š‡›…ƒ„ƒ”‡Ž›„‡•‡‡Ǥ

—•…Ž‡•ƒ†„‘‡•  —•…Ž‡•ƒ†„‘‡•ƒ‡—’–Š‡•‡Ž‡–‘ƒ†‡ƒ„Ž‡—•–‘‡Œ‘›Ž‹ˆ‡–Š”‘—‰Š„‡‹‰ ƒ…–‹˜‡‘”•‹’Ž›•‹––‹‰‘–Š‡…‘—…ŠǤ  ͷǤͷͽ—•…Ž‡•ƒ”‡‡‡†‡†ˆ‘”ƒ’‡”•‘–‘•‹Ž‡ǡ™Š‹Ž‡ͺ͹ƒ”‡‡‡†‡†–‘ˆ”‘™ǤŽ‡•• ›‘—Šƒ˜‡†‡…‹†‡†–‘‡š‡”…‹•‡›‘—”‹‹…—•…Ž‡•ǡ–—”–Šƒ–ˆ”‘™—’•‹†‡†‘™ƒ†•‹Ž‡ǡ it is much easier.  ͸Ǥƒ”–‹Žƒ‰‡‹•‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡ˆ‡™–‹••—‡•™Š‹…Š‰”‘™–Š”‘—‰Š‘—–‘—”‡–‹”‡Ž‹ˆ‡Ǥ‡–™‡‡ –Š‡ƒ‰‡•‘ˆ͹Ͷƒ†ͽͶ–Š‡‘•‡…ƒ‰”‘™„›ͷǤ͸ͽ…ǡƒ†–Š‡‡ƒ”•Ǧ„›ͼǤ͹ͻǤ  ͹ǤŠ‡Š—ƒ„‘†›…ƒ•—”˜‹˜‡–Š‡”‡‘˜ƒŽ‘ˆ–Š‡•–‘ƒ…Šǡ•’Ž‡‡ǡͽͻά‘ˆ–Š‡Ž‹˜‡”ǡ;Ͷά‘ˆ–Š‡ ‹–‡•–‹‡•ǡ‘‡‹†‡›ǡ‘‡Ž—‰ƒ†ƒŽ‘•–‡˜‡”›‘–Š‡”‘”‰ƒ‹–Š‡ƒ„†‘‡ƒ†‰”‘‹•Ǥ  ͺǤ‘‡‹•Šƒ”†‡”–Šƒ•‘‡–›’‡•‘ˆ•–‡‡ŽǤŠ‹•ǡ‘ˆ…‘—”•‡ǡ†‘‡•‘–‡ƒ–Šƒ–›‘—”„‘‡•…ƒ‘– „”‡ƒ•‹…‡–Š‡›ƒ”‡‘–ƒ•†‡•‡ƒ••–‡‡ŽǤ –‹•‡•–‹ƒ–‡†–Šƒ–„‘‡•Šƒ˜‡ƒ–‡•‹Ž‡•–”‡‰–Š‘ˆ͸ͶǡͶͶͶ’•‹ ȋƒ’’”‘š‹ƒ–‡Ž›ͷ͹ͽǤͿƒȌǡ™Š‹Ž‡•–‡‡ŽŠƒ•–‡•‹Ž‡•–”‡‰–Š‘ˆͽͶǡͶͶͶ’•‹ȋƒ’’”‘š‹ƒ–‡Ž›ͺ;͸ǤͼƒȌǤ

‘†‹Ž›ˆ—…–‹‘•  ͷǤ‡‡œ‹‰‡š…‡‡†•ƒ•’‡‡†‘ˆͷͻͶȀŠȋͿ͹Ǥ͸ͷ’ŠȌǤŠ‹•‡š’Žƒ‹•™Š››‘—…ƒ‘– ‡‡’›‘—”‡›‡•‘’‡ǤŠ‡•‡‡œ‹‰ƒŽŽ„‘†‹Ž›ˆ—…–‹‘•…‡ƒ•‡ǡ‡˜‡–Š‡Š‡ƒ”–Ǧ™‡ƒŽ™ƒ›• sneeze between 2 heart beats.  ͸Ǥ‘‡„Ž‹–™‹…‡ƒ•—…Š–Šƒ‡Ǥƒ˜‡”ƒ‰‡ǡƒ’‡”•‘„Ž‹•ͷ͹–‹‡•’‡” ‹—–‡ǤŠ‹•‹•“—‹–‡ƒŽ‘–‘ˆ„Ž‹‹‰‡˜‡”›†ƒ›ǡƒ†ƒ„‘—–ͼǤ;‹ŽŽ‹‘•–‹‡•‹ƒ›‡ƒ”Ǥ

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“ Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues! “ Napoleon Bonaparte

͹ǤŠ‡”‡ƒ”‡ͻͶͶǡͶͶͶ•™‡ƒ–‰Žƒ†•‘–Š‡ˆ‡‡–ƒ†–Š‡›…ƒ’”‘†—…‡—’–‘ŠƒŽˆƒŽ‹–”‡‘ˆ•™‡ƒ–’‡” †ƒ›Ǥ•—ƒŽŽ›–Š‡›ƒ”‡‘”‡ƒ…–‹˜‡‹‡Ǥ ͺǤŠ‡•‹…‘–ƒ‹•ƒ„‘—–ͼͺͶǡͶͶͶ•‡•‘”›”‡…‡’–‘”•ǡ†‹•–”‹„—–‡†—‡˜‡Ž›–Š”‘—‰Š‘—––Š‡•—”ˆƒ…‡ ‘ˆ–Š‡„‘†›ǤŠ‡•‡”‡…‡’–‘”•ƒ”‡‘•–…‘‘‘–Š‡–‹’•‘ˆ–Š‡ϔ‹‰‡”•ǡ‘–Š‡Ž‹’•ǡ‘–Š‡–‹’‘ˆ–Š‡–‘‰—‡ǡ on the feet and genitalia.

‡šƒ†”‡’”‘†—…–‹‘ ͷǤŠ‡„‹‰‰‡•–…‡ŽŽ‹–Š‡Š—ƒ„‘†›‹•–Š‡‘˜—ǡ™Š‹Ž‡–Š‡•ƒŽŽ‡•–‹•–Š‡•’‡” cell. ͸ǤŠ‡–Š”‡‡–Š‹‰•–Šƒ–’”‡‰ƒ–™‘‡†”‡ƒ‘•–ƒ„‘—–ƒ–‹‰Š–†—”‹‰–Š‡ ϔ‹”•––”‹‡•–‡”ƒ”‡ˆ”‘‰•ǡ™‘”•ƒ†’‘––‡†’Žƒ–•ǤŠ‡’”‡‰ƒ…›Š‘”‘‡•…ƒŽ‡ƒ† –‘…Šƒ‰‡•‹–Š‡‘‘†ǡƒ’’‡–‹–‡ǡƒ†ƒ›‘–Š‡”…Šƒ‰‡•Ǥ –‹•’‡…—Ž‹ƒ”–Šƒ––Š‡•‡Š‘”‘‡•…ƒƒŽ•‘‹ϔŽ—‡…‡–Š‡–›’‡•‘ˆ†”‡ƒ•ƒ†–Š‡‹”˜‹˜‹†‡••Ǥ ͹Ǥƒ„‹‡•ƒ”‡—•—ƒŽŽ›„‘”™‹–Š„Ž—‡‡›‡•ǤŠ‡‹”…‘Ž‘—”†‡’‡†•‘–Š‡‰‡‡•ǡ™Š‹…Š„ƒ„‹‡•”‡…‡‹˜‡ ˆ”‘–Š‡‹”’ƒ”‡–•ǡ„—–ƒ–„‹”–Š‘•–„ƒ„‹‡•Šƒ˜‡„Ž—‡‡›‡•†—‡–‘–Š‡Žƒ…‘ˆ–Š‡’‹‰‡–‡Žƒ‹Ǥ ͺǤŠ‡ˆ‘‡–—•ƒ…“—‹”‡•ϔ‹‰‡”’”‹–•ƒ–͹Ǧ‘–ŠǦƒ‰‡Ǥ—”‹‰–Š‡ͼ–Š–‘ͷ͹–Š™‡‡’‡”‹‘†‘ˆŠ‹•ȀŠ‡” †‡˜‡Ž‘’‡––Š‡•’‹”ƒŽ…—”˜‡•‘ˆ–Š‡ˆ—–—”‡ϔ‹‰‡”’”‹–•Šƒ˜‡ƒŽ”‡ƒ†›ˆ‘”‡†ǤŠ‡›™‹ŽŽ‘–…Šƒ‰‡†—”‹‰ –Š‡‡–‹”‡Ž‹ˆ‡ƒ†™‹ŽŽ„‡‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡Žƒ•––Š‹‰•–‘†‹•ƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒˆ–‡”†‡ƒ–ŠǤ

Senses —”ƒ‹‡ƒ•ǡ–Š”‘—‰Š™Š‹…Š™‡‹–‡”ƒ…–™‹–Š–Š‡™‘”Ž†ƒ”‘—†—•ǡƒ”‡‘—”•‡•‡•Ǥ ‡”‡ƒ”‡ •‘‡‹–‡”‡•–‹‰ˆƒ…–•ƒ„‘—–’‡”…‡’–‹‘Ǥ ͷǤ‘‡ƒ”‡„‘”ƒ†”‡ƒ‹™‹–Šƒ„‡––‡”•‡•‡‘ˆ•‡ŽŽ–Šƒ‡Ǥ–—†‹‡•Šƒ˜‡•Š‘™–Šƒ––Š‡Žƒ†‹‡•ƒ”‡‘”‡…ƒ’ƒ„Ž‡‘ˆ…‘””‡…–Ž›‹†‡–‹ˆ›‹‰ƒ‰‹˜‡ˆ”ƒ‰”ƒ…‡ǡ™Š‹Ž‡͸ά‘ˆ–Š‡‰‡‡”ƒŽ’—„Ž‹…Šƒ•‘•‡•‡‘ˆ•‡ŽŽƒ–ƒŽŽǤ ͸Ǥ—”‘•‡…ƒDz”‡‡„‡”dzƒ„‘—–ͻͶǡͶͶͶ†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–•‡ŽŽ•Ǥ‡‘’Ž‡…ƒ†‡–‡”mine a large variety of fragrances and many of them are strongly associated with ‡‘”‹‡•ǤŠ‡‘•‡…ƒ‹ŠƒŽ‡ͷͶǡͶͶͶ†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–•‡ŽŽ•ƒ–‘…‡Ǥ„‘—–ͻ‹ŽŽ‹‘‘Žˆƒ…–‘”›”‡…‡’–‘”•ƒ”‡…‘…‡–”ƒ–‡†‹–Š‡‡„”ƒ‡‘ˆ–Š‡—’’‡”’ƒ”–‘ˆ–Š‡‘•‡ǤŠ‡•‡”‡…‡’–‘”•Š‡Ž’—•–‘ differentiate among the thousands of different aromas. ͹Ǥ˜‡–Š‡•Ž‹‰Š–‡•–‘ˆ‘‹•‡•…ƒ—•‡‘—”’—’‹Ž•–‘†‹Žƒ–‡Ǥ –‹•„‡Ž‹‡˜‡†–Šƒ–„‡…ƒ—•‡‘ˆ–Š‹••—”‰‡‘•ǡ ™ƒ–…Šƒ‡”•ƒ†‘–Š‡”•ǡ™Š‘†‘†‡Ž‹…ƒ–‡™‘”™‹–Š–Š‡‹”Šƒ†•ǡƒ”‡•‘†‹•–—”„‡†„›•—††‡‘‹•‡•ǤŠ‡ ‘‹•‡ …ƒ—•‡• ƒ …Šƒ‰‡ ‹ –Š‡ ˆ‘…—• ƒ† „Ž—”• –Š‡ ˜‹•‹‘ǡ ™Š‹…Š ƒ‡• –Š‡‹” Œ‘„ ‹‡•‡Ž› ‘”‡ †‹ˆϔ‹cult.

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“ There is more beauty in truth, even if it is a dreadful beauty! ” John Steinbeck

ͺǤ˜‡”›’‡”•‘Šƒ•ƒ—‹“—‡•…‡–ǡ‡š…‡’–ˆ‘”‹†‡–‹…ƒŽ–™‹•Ǥ‡™„‘”•ƒ”‡…ƒ’ƒ„Ž‡‘ˆ”‡…‘‰‹•‹‰–Š‡‹”‘–Š‡”ǯ••…‡–Ǥ –†‡’‡†•’ƒ”–Ž›‘‰‡‡–‹…•ƒ†‘•–Ž›‘‡˜‹”‘‡–ǡ†‹‡–ǡ’‡”•‘ƒŽŠ›‰‹‡‡ ’”‘†—…–•ǡ™Š‹…Š…”‡ƒ–‡–Š‡—‹“—‡…Š‡‹•–”›‘ˆ‡˜‡”›’‡”•‘Ǥ

–ƒ‹…”‘•…‘’‹…Ž‡˜‡Ž ͷǤŠ‡‹”‘‹–Š‡„Ž‘‘†‘ˆ‡ƒ…Š’‡”•‘‹•‡‘—‰Š–‘„‡ƒ†‡‹–‘ƒ͹Ǧ…‡–‹‡–”‡Ǧ Ž‘‰ƒ‹ŽǤ˜‡”›‘‡™Š‘Šƒ•‡˜‡”–ƒ•–‡†„Ž‘‘†‘™•–Šƒ–‹•Šƒ•ƒ•Ž‹‰Š–‡–ƒŽŽ‹…–ƒ•–‡ǤŠ‹• is because of the high iron levels in blood. ͸ǤŠ‡‘•–…‘‘„Ž‘‘†–›’‡‹•›’‡ͶǤ†–Š‡Ž‡ƒ•–…‘‘‹•Ǧ ǡ‘™ƒ• –Š‡‘Ž›‡š…‡’–‹‘–‘‡†‡Žǯ•‘†‡Ž‘ˆ‹Š‡”‹–ƒ…‡‘ˆ„Ž‘‘†–›’‡•Ǥ –‹•Ž‹‡†–‘ƒ‘–Š‡” „Ž‘‘†–›’‡•›•–‡ƒ†‹•‡š…‡’–‹‘ƒŽŽ›”ƒ”‡Ǧ–Š‡•‘…ƒŽŽ‡†‘„ƒ›„Ž‘‘†–›’‡ǡƒ‡†ƒˆ–‡”–Š‡•‹–‡‘ˆ‹–• †‹•…‘˜‡”›ǤŠ‡‹–™ƒ•†‹•…‘˜‡”‡†–Š‡”‡™‡”‡„ƒ”‡Ž›ͷͶͶ’‡‘’Ž‡™‹–Š•—…Š„Ž‘‘†–›’‡Ǥ ͹ǤŠ‡”‡ƒ”‡͸ͻ–”‹ŽŽ‹‘”‡†„Ž‘‘†…‡ŽŽ•ȋ‡”›–Š”‘…›–‡•Ȍ‹–Š‡„‘†›Ǧ–Š‡‘•–…‘‘Ž›ˆ‘—†…‡ŽŽ•Ǥ •ƒ‡—’ͺͻά‘ˆ–Š‡„Ž‘‘†˜‘Ž—‡Ǥ˜‡”›Š‘—”ƒ„‘—–ͷ;Ͷ‹ŽŽ‹‘‡™Ž›ˆ‘”‡†•‡–‡”–Š‡…‹”…—lation.

ƒ…–•ƒ„‘—–Ž‹ˆ‡ ͷǤ……‘”†‹‰–‘Žƒ–‡•–•–—†‹‡•–Š‡„‡•–…‘—–”›ˆ‘”†‘…–‘”•™‹–Š–Š‡„‡•–™‘”‹‰Š‘—”•ƒ†ˆ”‡‡–‹‡ ‹• ‡”ƒ›ǡˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‡†„›  ǡ”ƒœ‹Žǡ ”ƒ…‡ǡ ‹Žƒ†ǡ–Š‡‡–Š‡”Žƒ†•ǡ‘”™ƒ›ǡ‡ƒ”ǡ‹–Š—ƒ‹ƒ and Sweden. ͸Ǥ‹…‡ͷͿͿ͸–Š‡”‡Šƒ•„‡‡ƒ••‘…‹ƒ–‹‘Dz–”‡‡–†‘…–‘”•dzǤ –‡š‹•–•‹‘”‡–ŠƒͿͶ…‘—–”‹‡•ƒ† –Š‡†‘…–‘”•Š‡Ž’Š‘‡Ž‡••’‡‘’Ž‡ˆ‘”ˆ”‡‡†—”‹‰–Š‡‹‰Š–Ǥ ͹Ǥ……‘”†‹‰–‘ƒ›†‘…–‘”•ƒ†‡†‹…ƒŽ•–—†‡–•Dz‘˜‡dz‹•ƒ†‹ƒ‰‘•‹•Šƒ˜‹‰–Š‡ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‹‰†‡ϔ‹‹–‹‘ǦDz•‡”‹‘—•†‹•‘”†‡”‘ˆ–Š‡Š‡ƒ”–†—‡–‘–Š‡”‡Žƒ–‹‘•Š‹’„‡–™‡‡ƒƒŽ‡ƒ†ƒˆ‡ƒŽ‡™Š‹…Š…ƒ •‘‡–‹‡•…ƒ—•‡†‡ƒ–Š‘ˆ‘‡‘”„‘–Š‘ˆ–Š‡†‡’‡†‹‰‘–Š‡ƒ••‘…‹ƒ–‡†ƒ––”ƒ…–‹‘Ǥdz ͺǤŠ‡ϔŽƒ‰‘ˆŽƒ•ƒ™ƒ•…”‡ƒ–‡†„›ƒͷ͹Ǧ›‡ƒ”Ǧ‘Ž†„‘›Ǥ ͻǤ‹‰•…ƒ‘–Ž‘‘—’™ƒ”†•Ǥ ͼǤ‘–ƒ•‹‰Ž‡’‹‡…‡‘ˆ’ƒ’‡”…ƒ„‡ˆ‘Ž†‡†‘”‡–Šƒͽ–‹‡•Ǥ‘ǯ–„‡Ž‹‡˜‡—•ǡ give it a try! ͽǤ‘—”„‹”–Š†ƒ›…‘‹…‹†‡•™‹–Š–Šƒ–‘ˆͿ‹ŽŽ‹‘‘–Š‡”’‡‘’Ž‡ƒ”‘—†–Š‡™‘”Ž†Ǥ

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“ The single mistake most of us make is thinking of our point of view as the only right one. For the deaf all those who dance are crazy! “ Jorge Bucay

DzŠ‡”‡‹•‘Š‹‰Š–‡’‡”ƒ–—”‡‘”ˆ‡˜‡”ǡ„—––Š‡Š—•„ƒ† said that she was very hot last night in bed. ” ‡†‹…ƒŽ”‡’‘”–

Dzƒ‹•™‘”‹‰Šƒ‰‹‰‘ˆˆ‘ˆ–Š‡–Š‹”†ϔŽ‘‘”Ǥ ‡ƒ……‹†‡–Ž› •Ž‹’•ƒ†ˆƒŽŽ•ǤŠ‹Ž‡ˆƒŽŽ‹‰†‘™™ƒ”†•Š‡ƒƒ‰‡•–‘‰”ƒ•’ –Š‡ ϔ‹”•– ϔŽ‘‘” „ƒŽ…‘› ”ƒ‹Ž‹‰Ǥ Š‡ Š‡ ‰‡–• †‘™ǡ Š‡ …‘’Žƒ‹• ‘ˆ ’ƒ‹ ‹ –Š‡ •Š‘—Ž†‡” ƒ† Žƒ… ‘ˆ •‡•ƒ–‹‘ ‹ ”‡‰‹‘ deltoidus.” ‡†‹…ƒŽ”‡’‘”–

DzŠ‡’ƒ–‹‡–Šƒ•‘’”‡˜‹‘—•Š‹•–‘”›‘ˆ•—‹…‹†‡•Ǥdz ‘…–‘” “The rectal test showed a thyroid with normal size.” ‡†‹…ƒŽ”‡’‘”– Dz—”ƒ”‡ ‹• ƒ ’‘‹•‘ –Šƒ– Šƒ• „‡‡ —•‡† •‹…‡ ƒ…‹‡– –‹‡•ˆ”‘–Š‡•‘—–Š   †‹ƒ•Ǥdz –—†‡– Dz –™‘—Ž†„‡–Š‡„‡•–‹ˆǤ‰”ƒ…‹Ž‹•™ƒ••‹–—ƒ–‡†‘–Š‡ •Š‘—Ž†‡”•ǡ™‘—Ž†ǯ–‹–ǡ…‘ŽŽ‡ƒ‰—‡•ǫdz ••‹•–ƒ–’”‘ˆ‡••‘”‹ƒƒ–‘› page 38


“ Men are like wine- some turn into vinegar, but the best improve with age! ”

• –Š‡ †‘…–‘” …‘’Ž‡–‡† ƒ ‡šƒ‹ƒ–‹‘ ‘ˆ –Š‡ ’ƒ–‹‡–ǡŠ‡•ƒ‹†ǡDz …ƒǯ–ϔ‹†ƒ…ƒ—•‡ˆ‘”›‘—”…‘’Žƒ‹–Ǥ ”ƒŽ›ǡ –Š‹‹–ǯ•†—‡–‘†”‹‹‰Ǥdz Dz –Šƒ–…ƒ•‡ǡdz•ƒ‹†–Š‡’ƒ–‹‡–ǡDz ǯŽŽ…‘‡„ƒ…™Š‡ you’re sober”

‘…–‘”ǣ—”•‡ǡŠ‘™‹•–Šƒ–Ž‹––Ž‡‰‹”Ž™Š‘•™ƒŽŽ‘™‡† –‡“—ƒ”–‡”•Žƒ•–‹‰Š–†‘‹‰ǫ —”•‡ǣNo change yet. Patient: ‘…–‘”ǡ –Š‹ ‡‡†‰Žƒ••‡•Ǥ ‡ŽŽ‡”ǣ‘—…‡”–ƒ‹Ž›†‘ǨŠ‹•‹•ƒ„ƒǤ

Dz Š‡ ‘Ž› †‡…‡– ‡š…—•‡ ˆ‘” ƒ„•‡…‡ ˆ”‘ …Žƒ••‡•ǡ …‘ŽŽ‡ƒ‰—‡•ǡ‹•ǥ†‡ƒ–ŠǨdz ••‹•–ƒ– ’ƒ–‹‡–™ƒŽ•‹–‘ƒ†‘…–‘”ǯ•‘ˆϔ‹…‡Ǥ Patient:‘…–‘”ǡ’‡‘’Ž‡‹‰‘”‡‡Ǥ ‘…–‘”ǣNext!

Patient: ‘…–‘”ǡ  Šƒ˜‡ ƒ •‡”‹‘—• ‡‘”› ’”‘„Ž‡Ǥ  …ƒǯ– remember anything! ‘…–‘”ǣ‘ǡ•‹…‡™Š‡†‹†›‘—Šƒ˜‡–Š‹•’”‘„Ž‡ǫ Patient: Šƒ–’”‘„Ž‡ǫ Patient:‘…–‘”ǡ•Š‘—Ž† ϔ‹Ž‡›ƒ‹Ž•ǫ ‘…–‘”ǣ‘ǨŠ”‘™–Š‡ƒ™ƒ›Ž‹‡‡˜‡”›„‘†›‡Ž•‡ Dz‘š‹‰‹•ƒƒƒœ‹‰•’‘”–Ǥdz Dentist page 39


What we have done, do and will continue to do thanks to … ‡ƒ”‡‘™‘–Š‡ϐ‹ƒŽ’ƒ‰‡‘ˆ–Š‡–Š‹”†‹••—‡‘ˆDz–—†‡–•ǯŽ‹ˆ‡dzǤ‹••—‡™Š‹…Š…‘bines innovation and tradition, activities and events.From my position as chairman of the Student Council and on behalf of all members of the Student Council I would like to give thanks to those who made all of this possible: the Rector of the Medical university “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov”, Varna- Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov, and to the whole Management of the university for their support and trust, which they always give us. Owing to the excellent mutual work and understanding we made the impossible come true in only a year and a half. To work in such manner is a pleasure for us and we hope that we can all welcome…

the future reality.

Respectfully yours: Boris Andonov Chairman of the Student Councill Resources and pictures : - http://students.mu-varna.bgǦˆϐ‹…‹ƒŽ™‡„•‹–‡‘ˆ–—†‡–•—‹‘ - http://www.mu-varna.bgǦˆϐ‹…‹ƒŽ™‡„•‹–‡‘ˆƒ”ƒ

Redaction: Martin Shapev, Krasen Tonev Design and layout and translation: Boris Andonov, Turgay Kalinov, Stanislava Stoycheva, Pavlin Stefanov, Yoana Zhekova, Yoana Svetlozarova, Delyan Ivanov, Dian Dimov, Cvetelina Dimitrova, Yasen Georgiev, Slav Milushev, Tom Potton, Nisha Rani, Abdul-Rahmad Shah,

Students life, Issue 3, 2014  
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