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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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...