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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Report: Finnish Embassy in Beirut ‘destroyed’ by blast

The Finnish embassy in Beirut has reportedly been 'destroyed' by the blast from a powerful explosion which rocked the Lebanese capital on Tuesday evening. Deputy...

Katri Kulmuni interview: Centre Party leader is down, but not yet out

Time might be running out for Katri Kulmuni's short reign as leader of the Centre Party. Either that or she's gearing up for a triumphant...

Contact tracing app launches in limited test phase

A new mobile phone application which helps public health officials track and trace cases of coronavirus is being launched on Tuesday for a month...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 4th August 2020

Contact tracing app launches in test phase today A new mobile phone application which helps public health officials track and trace cases of coronavirus is...

New airport coronavirus testing option: “All the processes were very smooth”

Officials at Helsinki Airport say that "all the processes were very smooth" on the first day of offering coronavirus tests for arriving passengers. Public health...

Linnanmäki coronavirus ‘mass exposure’ confirmed by city

The City of Helsinki is confirming a coronavirus 'mass exposure' event took place at Linnanmäki amusement park in the capital at the end of...

MP Petri Honkonen joins Centre Party leadership race

The Vice Chairman of the Centre Party Petri Honkanen has joined the race to be the next party leader, challenging incumbent Katri Kulmuni. He's the second serious...

Young entrepreneurs: Twin brothers launching new Helsinki-Turku bus service

Two young entrepreneurs are set to launch a brand new bus service linking Helsinki and Turku with low-cost fares. Twins Henri and Eero Autio are just 21-years...