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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...

Childhood poverty ‘a serious problem’ in Finland

Save The Children in Finland says childhood poverty is still a serious problem in Finland. An estimated 14,7% of Finnish children live in poverty and...

Turku plans free contraception for under 25s

Turku has become the latest Finnish city to recommend free contraception for young people under the age of 25. The city council's Social and Health...

Strike Support Grows Over Government’s Unemployment ‘Punishment’

A strike called for next Friday is attracting more support from Finnish unions. Today, the Finnish Industrial Union Teollisuusliitto said its members would participate in the...