Health & Lifestyle

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 risk warning for Sweden border crossings

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare has issued another warning about the risks of spreading coronavirus through border crossings between Finland and Sweden. THL...

Finland boosting coronavirus healthcare aid for Iraq, Somalia

Finland is strengthening its support for two countries hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, with extra funding for healthcare initiatives in Iraq and Somalia. In...

Poll: Race tightening in potential presidential match-up

A new poll in Rural Future newspaper looks ahead to the 2024 presidential election to get a snapshot of how potential candidates are faring...

Thousands still affected by summer storm Päivö

The effects of summer storm Päivö, which brought heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms to many parts of the country on Tuesday, are still...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 1st July 2020

Thousands still affected by summer storm Päivö The effects of summer storm Päivö, which brought heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms to many parts of...

Finnish Air Force quietly replaces swastika insignia

The Finnish Air Force has quietly retired the swastika on one of its official insignia, in an apparent effort to bring an end to...

Hospital trials fast and cheap coronavirus AI breath test

Laakso Health Centre in Helsinki is trialing a new brethalyser test to see if it gives a reliable coronavirus diagnosis. The results are available in...

Seal pup warnings as Saimaa fishing net ban comes to an end

A seasonal ban on fishing nets in parts of Lake Saimaa, put in place to protect rare Saimaa Ringed Seal pups, comes to an...