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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...

Valvira orders Esperi Care to fix problems at residential homes for...

The National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health Valvira, has issued a 'control order' which allows it to demand that Esperi Care Oy correct inadequacies...

Ex-Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen reveals heart surgery date

Former prime minister and presidential candidate Matti Vanhanen (Centre) has revealed that he'll have heart surgery in the summer to correct an ongoing medical problem. The...

Alko announces big sales drop – but not as much as...

Finland's state alcohol monopoly Alko has announced some big falls in sales of beer and long drink. In their new annual report, released today, Alko...

Esperi Care boss resigns amid ongoing criticism

The boss  of Esperi Care which runs care facilities for elderly people has resigned this morning. CEO Marja Aarnio-Isohannin had been under increasing pressure from...

€20 million for Finnish health innovation company

Finnish health innovation company Nightingale Health has secured a €20 million loan from the European Investment Bank EIB to boost research and development of...

SDP leader Antti Rinne and his wife hospitalised in Spain

Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne has been hospitalised in Spain, and is receiving medical treatment. The 56-year old politician fell ill while on holiday, and doctors...

Blood Service appeals for extra donors over holiday season

The Finnish Blood Service, run by the Red Cross, says it needs people to donate blood between Christmas and New Year, and have opened...

Study: regular sauna reduces heart attack deaths for men and women

New research published today shows for the first time that regular sauna sessions have health benefits for both men and women. The study, by scientists...

More meat, more veggies, more special diets: here’s what Finland is...

Are you a meat lover? Have you eaten meatballs, steak or sausages today? A new study finds that Finns eat an average of 520g of...