Health & Lifestyle

Hundreds Sick After Contaminated Water Scare In Southwest Finland

New water samples are being taken today in Nousiainen, southwest Finland, after hundreds of people were hit with stomach problems. Polluted tap water is suspected to be behind the residents' health troubles. STT Finnish News Agency contacted local residents via a...

Food For Thought – Finns Eating More Organic Produce

The sale of organic food products in Finland is growing rapidly, according to the Finnish Organic Food Association Pro Luomu. The organisation says that more than one million Finns buy organic products each week, and the market share has risen...

Boat Accident Deaths Down This Summer

There were very few people killed in Finland in waterborne accidents this year, according to the Traffic Safety Agency Trafi. According to preliminary statistics, up to the end of August there had been 22 fatalities. In the same period last...

New Booze Bill Goes To Parliament

The government submitted its new alcohol legislation proposals to parliament today. But there might not be a vote until November. In the proposal, the maximum alcohol strength of drinks sold in supermarkets will be raised to 5.5%. This applies to...

Finland’s Painkiller Addiction Problem

Expediency, patient volume, computer system problems, education, tradition and lack of information. These are factors that help doctors in Finland prescribe exceptionally high addictive pain medication. Most common are combinations of paracetamol and codeine, used for example after accidents and operations,...

East Finland Measles Outbreak Over

A measles outbreak in east Finland can be considered over, according to medical authorities in Sosteri District of eastern Finland. "Taking into account the time taken by known cases and the incubation times of measles, there is little chance that...

Surgeries Lacking for Finland’s Obesity Problems

While Finns are getting fatter, there are still too few surgeries carried out each year to combat the growing obesity epidemic, according to experts Every year, around one thousand people have surgery for obesity problems in Finland, but doctors say...

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WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an...

Korkeasaari bears wake early from winter hibernation

The two resident brown bears at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo have woken early from their winter hibernation due to warmer weather, after a two month...

Police detain two people in Oodi stabbing case

Helsinki Police say they've detained two people after a violent attempted robbery at Oodi Central Library on Sunday. The pair, a man and a woman,...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 18th February 2020

Finland charts the middle ground in crucial EU budget talks Months of EU budget negotiations come to a climax in Brussels this week as leaders...

Finland charts the middle ground between EU budget givers and takers

Senior members of the Finnish Government have got Brussels - and Berlin - on the brain this week, as months of planning and negotiating...

Michelin stars shine for Finnish restaurants as latest awards are announced

The annual Michelin Awards for the Nordic region were revealed in Trondheim, Norway, on Monday evening. They're perhaps the most coveted awards in the culinary...

Helsinki records first year with zero bike or pedestrian traffic deaths since 1960

The Finnish capital is reporting on a milestone - 2019 was the first time since records began that the city recorded no bike or...

German terror suspects ‘had links with Soldiers of Odin’

An alleged terror cell in Germany has forged links with the Finnish-founded far-right vigilante group Soldiers of Odin, according to reports in a German...