Health & Lifestyle

Survey: Almost half of school principals stressed and exhausted at work

Almost half of Finnish school principals are stressed, exhausted or at risk of exhaustion at work. That’s the findings of a survey revealed Tuesday morning by the Finnish Rectors’ Association SureFire, which finds that 11% of principals are exhausted and...

Most people under 35 in Finland know someone who uses drugs

Most people in Finland aged under 35 know someone who uses drugs. That's the startling finding of a survey carried out by the Finnish Institute for Health and Wellness THL which also finds that more than a third of Finns...

MP calls for warning labels on highly processed foods 

A Centre Party politician is calling for warning labels on highly processed foods similar to the warnings on packets of cigarettes. Enontekiö MP Mikko Kärnä say products like ice cream, ready meals, cookies, pies and pastries should carry labels "Studies clearly...

Where’s the beef? MTK launches campaign to encourage more meat eating

Millions of passengers at Helsinki Airport will be seeing English-language adverts encouraging visitors to eat more meat while they're in Finland. The advertising campaign is being run by the Central Union of Agriculture Producers MTK and is expected to reach...

Got milk? Consumption of organic milk in schools is increasing

The amount of organic milk being drunk in Finnish schools is on the rise, even if the overall volume is still rather low compared to all milk types. The Finnish Organic Food Association Pro Luomo says that during the 2018-209...

Helsinki pays bonus for doctors, to ease health centre symptoms

The City of Helsinki will pay a €1000 per month bonus to health centre doctors until the end of June 2020; and award a €250 per month permanent salary increase as well. It's part of a plan to overcome a...

Almost half of Lutheran pastors have a positive attitude towards euthanasia

A new study finds around half of Lutheran ministers in Finland have a positive attitude towards euthanasia - a stark contrast to the official position of the church which forbids assisted suicide. PhD researcher Miia Kontro from the University of Eastern...

Mental health charity expands its helpline service

The Mental Health Finland organisation Mieli is expanding the opening hours of its crisis phone service due to an increase in call volumes. Mieli says it will make the service available 24/7 on weekdays, and then extend to weekends as...

Drug and alcohol deaths up again in 2018

A record number of people died from drugs-related causes in Finland during 2018 - up more than 20% from the year before at 261 death. The number of deaths has increased three years in a row, according to the latest...

Drinking lingonberry juice could help heart health

Drinking lingonberry juice could have long term positive benefits on health by lowering bloody pressure and improving vascular functions. That's the findings of research by Anne Kivimäki from the University of Helsinki who discovered that foods high in a substance called...

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End of kaamos: Utsjoki wakes up from winter

Finland's most northerly municipality is waking up from darkness on Friday and briefly experiencing its first sunrise. The sun last set in Utsjoki on 25th...

Football stars score at annual Sports Gala

Finnish footballers have enjoyed a night of awards glory at the annual Sports Gala Urheilugaala in Helsinki on Thursday night. Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki...

Morning headlines: Friday 17th January 2020

Government to update on employment measures Minister of Labour Tuula Haatainen (SDP) is set to announce the government's latest initiatives to boost employment. The aim is to...

SK: Finns Party MPs concealed China-linked tech company cash

Two Finns Party MPs, including the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, concealed their links to a tech company that received funding from China. The...

Latvian man on trial for bomb plot to target “foreigners and Muslims”

A man has appeared at Helsinki District Court, facing charges of plotting to set off home made bombs during 2018 New Year's Eve celebrations...

Saving Amanda: Helsinki considers how to protect the famous fountain

Helsinki City Council is looking into measures to protect one of the country's most recognisable landmarks. The Havis Amanda fountain and statue, built in the...

Defence Ministers use Nordic hotline for the first time

Nordic Defence Ministers have used a special crisis hotline for the first time, to discuss the situation in the Middle East. According Defence Minister Antti...

World Jewish Congress calls Left Alliance MP “antisemitic”

The World Jewish Congress has criticized Finnish Member of Parliament Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza. The powerful US-based lobby...