Health & Lifestyle

Coronavirus quarantine keeps Finns in Tenerife hotel lockdown

Almost two dozen Finns are among a thousand people quarantined at a hotel in the Canary Islands, after three guests were diagnosed with Coronavirus. The lockdown is being enforced by authorities at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel in the...

The Finnish trick for getting children to eat enough vegetables and fruit

As any parent knows, it can be an uphill battle to get children to eat enough fruit and vegetables. But researchers at the University of Eastern Finland think they've cracked the code - and all it takes is a positive...

Finland’s flu season spreading slower than expected

It's that time of year, when it seems like lots of people are falling sick with seasonal influenza. This year however, the flu epidemic is spreading at a slower rate than usual, although experts warn the peak is still expected...

Capital region shoppers are Finland’s biggest organic food buyers

The Helsinki capital region is the country's biggest market for organic food, according to retailer HOK-Elanto. The company - which operates S-Market, Alepa, Sale, Prismo and Food Market Herkku stores - says 20% of all their organic food sales are...

Almost 20% of Finns plan to reduce foreign travel over coronavirus fears

As many as 20% of Finns say they plan to reduce their overseas travel due to coronavirus fears. A survey carried out by Rural Future magazine asked people their thoughts about the epidemic, which started in Central China but which...

Aalto innovation could fix Finland’s poor dental health

Finnish men and boys have one of the worst teeth-brushing track records in the OECD, with a particular challenge being to persuade them to brush more than once per day. A new study carried out by the Finnish Institute of...

Study: Discrimination contributes to health problems for foreigners in Finland

A new study carried out by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL finds that discrimination can be a major contributing factor for medical problems of foreigners in Finland. According to the research the experiences of being discriminated against...

Government announces new plan for equal paid parental leave

The Government has announced plans to give all parents the same amount of paid parental leave in an effort to increase gender equality and encourage more dads in Finland to take time off work and spend it with their...

THL issues new coronavirus guidelines for travellers

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare THL has issued new guidelines for travelers about the Wuhan coronavirus. The new advice was put together as the number of cases in China - and worldwide - continues to grow. So far...

Finnish healthcare providers increasingly targeting men as a business growth market

Finnish healthcare providers are increasingly targeting men to sell more healthcare products, but experts have raised questions about how necessary some of the services really are. There is a genuine need to raise awareness about health issues which affect men,...

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Jari Sillänpää child sex abuse trial begins at Helsinki court

Singer Jari Sillänpää, one of Finland's most popular and well-known entertainers, goes on trial Wednesday at Helsinki District Court. He's accused of sexually abusing a...

Haavisto heads to Washington; and still leads presidential poll

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) is heading to Washington DC today for talks with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo. On the agenda for the two-day trip is...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 26th February 2020

Survey: Police don't have time to do their jobs properly The results of a new survey, released on Wednesday, paints a grim picture of the...

Coronavirus quarantine keeps Finns in Tenerife hotel lockdown

Almost two dozen Finns are among a thousand people quarantined at a hotel in the Canary Islands, after three guests were diagnosed with Coronavirus. The...

‘Woodsman’ in court appealing his fourth murder conviction

A convicted killer known as the 'Woodsman' is back in court this week, appealing his latest conviction for murdering a career criminal he first...

Political groups suspend contacts with Finns Party Youth over fascism concerns

The youth organisations of seven Finnish political parties say they're suspending cooperation with the Finns Party Youth Group over concerns about how predominant fascism...

Employment rate – and unemployment rate – up in January

Finland's employment rate and unemployment rates both rose in January, compared with a year before. The government's target of 75% employment looks a step closer...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 25th February 2020

Ministry to consider funding implications for Finns Party Youth 'fascist' video The Ministry of Education and Culture tells News Now Finland a video by a senior Finns...