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Coronavirus and the over-70s: “I’m afraid. The hardest part is psychological...

Older people in Finland, faced with continued restrictions on social contact, need more instructions on how to safeguard their physical and mental health in...

Coronavirus latest: Monday 9th March 2020

In today's coronavirus news round-up: 30 cases of Covid-19 now confirmed in Finland; ICYMI: Businesses urged to prepare for worsening coronavirus situation; Finnair cancels...

Helsinki launches coronavirus helpline for local residents

The City of Helsinki has launched a helpline for local residents, offering advice about the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. Anyone who thinks they míght have been...

Government announces new plan for equal paid parental leave

The Government has announced plans to give all parents the same amount of paid parental leave in an effort to increase gender equality and...

THL issues new coronavirus guidelines for travellers

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare THL has issued new guidelines for travelers about the Wuhan coronavirus. The new advice was put together as...

Finnish healthcare providers increasingly targeting men as a business growth market

Finnish healthcare providers are increasingly targeting men to sell more healthcare products, but experts have raised questions about how necessary some of the services...

Kela to stop most foreign language telephone services

The Finnish Social Insurance Institution Kela is to stop offering phone services in Arabic, Somali and Russian after Christmas. The agency says there have been...

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...

Study: more young people trying cannabis, but not alcohol or cigarettes

Young people in Finland are drinking less alcohol and smoking fewer cigarettes, but they’re experimenting more regularly with cannabis. That’s the findings of a new...

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...