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Open heart surgery for Speaker of Parliament

The Speaker of Parliament, and former Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen (Centre) is having open heart surgery on Thursday. The 63-year old politician has had a number...

Valio issues recall of faulty baby milk batch

Finnish dairy company Valio has announced a product recall for a batch of faulty baby milk cartons. The Tuuti brand infant formula affected by the recall...

MTV News: National shortage of medicines highlighted

There are hundreds of medicines in short supply in Finland, used to treat illnesses from dermatitis to breast cancer and heart disease. That's according to MTV...

Finns in favour of raising tobacco age limit

Most Finns want to see an increase in the age limit for buying tobacco and nicotine products from 18 to 20 years. Some 51% of...

University researchers find egg and meat link to reduced dementia risk

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have made a breakthrough study about the link between a nutrient commonly found in eggs and meat,...

Unhealthy Finns don’t regret a summer diet of sausages and ice...

Did you think summer was for eating healthy food, low carb salads and sipping mineral water? Think again. Finns have no regrets about stuffing their faces...

Finns trust doctors, nurses, vaccines and science

Trust in science is strong in Finland according to research carried out by the Wellcome Trust Foundation in Britain who talked with more than...

Finns love coffee – but how much is too much?

It's no secret that Finns love coffee. In fact, Finns consume 12kg of coffee each per year, making them the second biggest country in the...

Kuopio researchers: eating eggs, increasing cholesterol doesn’t elevate stroke risk

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio have found that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol - the equivalent of eating...

Finland’s obesity rates growing faster in the cities than countryside

Obesity rates among Finland's city dwellers is growing faster than among people who live in the countryside. It's a pattern that bucks global trends, where...