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THL warns families: Don’t let grandparents look after sick kids

The National Institute for Health and Welfare THL is warning people about how vulnerable the older generation is to the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus. THL says if you get...

Expert: Finland is well prepared to handle Covid-19 epidemic testing

As two more cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus are detected in Finland, one of the country's top health experts says authorities are well prepared...

Helsinki woman confirmed with Covid-19 coronavirus

A Finnish woman has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, after apparently catching it on a trip to Italy. The woman, described by health officials...

Finland’s flu season spreading slower than expected

It's that time of year, when it seems like lots of people are falling sick with seasonal influenza. This year however, the flu epidemic is...

Study: Discrimination contributes to health problems for foreigners in Finland

A new study carried out by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL finds that discrimination can be a major contributing factor for...

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...

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...

China virus: No screening yet at Helsinki Airport as authorities monitor...

The number of people infected by a deadly new strain of coronavirus in China tripled over the weekend and spread from Wuhan to cities...

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...

Antibiotic use in Finland declines, as bacteria resistance grows

The use of antibiotics in Finland continues to decline, while the number of bacteria resistant to antibiotics grows. That's the findings of the National institute...