Health & Lifestyle

Confirmed: Finland’s first Wuhan coronavirus patient

A Chinese tourist has been confirmed as the first person in Finland to test positive for the Wuhan coronavirus. The woman is from Wuhan, and traveled last Wednesday 22nd January to Finland for a holiday, just before Chinese authorities locked...

THL: False alarm over suspected Wuhan coronavirus cases in Lapland

The National Institute for Health and Welfare THL says that two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus turned out to be false alarms. Two members of the same family, recently arrived from Wuhan in China, showed up at Ivalo health centre...

Two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus in Lapland

Two Chinese tourists visiting Finland from Wuhan in China are being tested to see if they have the coronavirus. The sick tourists are understood to be two members of the same family, with a third family member not showing any...

Increased numbers being treated for kidney disease

The number of people receiving treatment for kidney disease in Finland has increased, while advances in medicine mean the risk of death from kidney disease has decreased. That's according to the annual report from the Finnish Registry for Kidney Diseases...

Measles risk warning for middle-aged people

People born between 1965 and 1975 may be at increased risk of catching measles because they lack sufficient vaccine protection. The warning from health authorities comes after a case of measles in an un-vaccinated child was detected in Satakunta region...

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...

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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...