iCAN: Finland's precision oncology toolbox
The project was showcased in the latest issue of the HIMSS Insights eBook, published at the beginning of April.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Could computer games help farmers adapt to climate change?
(De Gruyter) Researchers from Sweden and Finland have developed the interactive web-based Maladaptation Game, which can be used to better understand how Nordic farmers make decisions regarding environmental changes and how they negotiate the negative impacts of potentially damaging decisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Amazonian soils mapped using indicator species
(University of Turku) Understanding the ecology and distributions of species in Amazonia is hampered by lack of information about environmental conditions, such as soils. Plant occurrence data are typically more abundant than soil samples in poorly known areas, and researchers from Finland and Brazil have now developed a method that uses both plant and soil data to produce a map of soil properties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Croatia to Start the Exchange of ePrescriptions and Patient Summaries
For summer season, Croatia will dispense ePrescriptions for Finnish citizens and allow the access of Czech patient summaries, while Croatians travelling Estonia can get their ePrescriptions dispensed there. These exchanges will now be possible as the eHealth Network, comprising e-health agencies in Europe, agreed on 2 April 2019 that (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Scientists find brain markers for angry dreams
Researchers from the UK, Finland and Sweden have looked at how our brains regulate emotions like anger and curiosity when we are dreaming at night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newborn's'Microbiome' Could Give Clues to Weight Later
FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- A newborn's first stool holds telltale clues about his risk for becoming an overweight 3-year-old, according to a European study. The clues come from the population of bacteria (microbiome) in the baby's gut. Finnish... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Digital parent training for child's disruptive behavior successful in primary health care
(University of Turku) A program developed for the early detection of children's disruptive behavior and low-threshold digital parent training intervention was successfully transferred to child health clinics in primary health care, shows a new Finnish study. In addition, the program's low discontinuation rate implies that parents experienced digitally implemented intervention as both user-friendly and easily accessible. This is the first study on the implementation of an online psychosocial treatment in pediatric primary health care based on population screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eating 200g of meat every day may raise your risk of an early death by 23%
A study by the University of Eastern Finland found those who eat more than 200g (7oz) of meat a day over 20 years may be 23 per cent more likely to die prematurely. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet rich in animal protein is associated with a greater risk of death
(University of Eastern Finland) A diet rich in animal protein and meat in particular is not good for the health, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland finds, providing further backing for earlier research evidence. Men who favoured animal protein over plant-based protein in their diet had a greater risk of death in a 20-year follow-up than men whose diet was more balanced in terms of their sources of protein. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Did bullying victimization decrease after nationwide school-based anti-bullying program? A time-trend study - Tiiri E, Luntamo T, Mishina K, Sillanmaki L, Brunstein-Klomek A, Sourander A.
OBJECTIVE: We assessed changes in traditional and cyberbullying victimization, and their associations with mental health, before and after the introduction of a nationwide anti-bullying program in Finnish schools in 2009. METHOD: This time-trend as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What the Finnish concept of sisu can offer the world
(Aalto University) The first study dedicated to sisu looks at more than 1,000 responses on what the concept means -- as well as whether it is inherently a good thing. One of the most prominent aspects apparent in the data: extraordinary perseverance, in other words, an individual's ability to surpass preconceived limitations, either mentally or physically, by accessing stored-up energy reserves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fatal traumatic brain injuries during 13 years of successive alcohol tax increases in Finland - a nationwide population-based registry study - Posti JP, Sankinen M, Sipil ä JOT, Ruuskanen JO, Rinne J, Rautava P, Kytö V.
We sought to investigate how increases in alcohol taxation and changes in alcohol consumption were associated with the incidence rate of fatal traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in Finland during the years 2004-2016. Nationwide, mandatory cause of death databa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Occupational injuries and diseases in fish farming in Finland 1996-2015 - Kaustell KO, Mattila TEA, Ahvonen A, Rautiainen RH.
BACKGROUND: The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry sector has high rates of occupational injuries. Fishing has globally particularly high occupational fatality rates, but injuries and illnesses to people working in its sub-sectors, aquaculture and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The screen interval for high cardiovascular disease risk should be individual
(University of Helsinki) According to a study published today by a Finnish-English research group, a switch from 5-yearly screen intervals to individualized intervals could annually prevent 8 percent of myocardial infarcts and strokes without increasing health care costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Survival Improves for Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients in Finland
Survival time improved significantly for peritoneal mesothelioma patients in Finland who underwent a combination of surgery and chemotherapy, according to a recently released study. The five-year survival rate was 66 percent. The median survival was 62 months. According to a smaller, previous study in Finland, the median survival without treatment was just four months after diagnosis. “Despite these advances in treatment…the majority of patients with malignant peritoneal mesothelioma receive only palliative care of systemic chemotherapy, leaving many eligible patients without the benefit of this more invasive...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 1, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Consequences: From transgenderism to trans-whateverism
(Natural News) How is choosing your age different from choosing your sex?  A scholar in Finland recently proposed a novel new legal concept: The ability of people to decide their own age. The academic notes the difference between “chronological age” (how long one has been alive), “biological age” (the physical quality of one’s body), and “emotional age”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts reveal that clouds have moderated warming triggered by climate change
(Swansea University) Led by Swansea University's Tree Ring Research Group, researchers from Sweden, Finland and Norway have analysed information contained in the rings of ancient pine trees from northern Scandinavia to reveal how clouds have reduced the impact of natural phases of warmth in the past and are doing so again now to moderate the warming caused by anthropogenic climate change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Long-term hormone use after menopause tied to Alzheimer's risk
(Reuters Health) - Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be slightly more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a large Finnish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nikki Haley is criticized for her comment on health care in Finland
The top Finnish envoy to the United Nations joined a chorus of people slamming Nikki Haley for saying the European nation's health care system is lacking compared to that of the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finnish Health Expertise Strongly Represented at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference
11 - 13 June 2019, Helsinki, Finland. The HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference is a top digital health care event held in Finland for the first time. Finland was chosen as the conference's new location thanks to its innovative reputation, and the Finnish health sector has been heavily involved in organising the conference. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Safe, funny and frightening drinking situations from children's viewpoint: comparing recalled childhood stories about others' drinking in Scandinavia - T örrönen J.
The article analyzes retrospective childhood stories related to others' drinking (N  = 336). The stories have been told in a focus group context in Finland and Sweden. Hence, they are stories about the past that have been constructed in the present. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cheap blood pressure drugs could increase survival chances for men with prostate cancer 
Scientists at the Universtiy of Tampere in Finland led the study. They found the class of blood pressure drug called angiotensin II receptor blockers had the benefit. They include pills such as valsartan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cheap blood pressure drugs could increase prostate cancer survival chances
Scientists from the University of Tampere in Finland studied more than 8,000 men to find a class of drugs known as ARBs could reduce men's risk of dying from prostate cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIMSS and Health 2.0 Take the Most Influential Digital Health Conference to Finland
11 - 13 June 2019, Helsinki, Finland. The HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference will be held on 11 - 13 June 2019 in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The conference will bring the best of both worlds: HIMSS' knowledge, expertise and thought leadership in healthcare digitisation and Health 2.0's network of entrepreneurs and investors, showcasing the latest cutting edge and innovative health tech solutions. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

The brain-body connection: Study reveals that boys with good motor skills are also great at problem-solving
(Natural News) Here is another reason to get your son or young brother to take up physical activities that train up their muscles. A recent Finnish study compared the cognitive functions of children with different levels of motor skills. The experiment found that the more a boy exercised his muscles, the better he is at solving a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-reported peaceful conflict resolution behaviour in Iranian and Finnish adolescents - Jaghoory H, Bjorkqvist K, Osterman K.
The study investigated self-reported conflict behavior in 1,244 Iranian adolescents (649 boys, 595 girls; M age = 12.7 years, SD = 2.1 years) and in 620 Finnish adolescents (324 boys and 296 girls; M age = 12,7 years, SD = 2.0). The adolescents filled in a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The relationship between physical punishment at home and victimization from peer aggression at school in adolescents in Iran and Finland: a mediator ‒moderator analysis - Khademi J, Bjorkqvist K, Söderberg P, Österman K.
The aim of the study was to investigate whether depressive symptoms could serve as a mediator between the experience of physical punishment in childhood and victimization from peer aggression at school, as has been shown by S öderberg et al. (2016). An agg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coping strategies and psychological interventions among traumatized African migrants in the western world: a comparison between Rwandans in Finland and Belgium - Banyanga JA, Bjorkqvist K, Osterman K.
The objective of the study was to investigate coping strategies and the experience of mental health interventions in Rwandans traumatised by their experiences during the 1994 genocide and its aftermath, living in Belgium and Finland. A questionnaire was co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Severe blunt trauma in Finland and Estonia: comparison of two regional trauma repositories - Saar S, Brinck T, Laos J, Handolin L, Talving P.
PURPOSE: Evolving trauma system of Estonia has undergone several reforms; however, performance and outcome indicators have not been benchmarked previously. Thus, we initiated a baseline study to compare demographics, management and outcomes of severely inj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

When a woman kills her man: gender and victim precipitation in homicide - Suonp ää K, Savolainen J.
This research revisited the claim that victim precipitation (VP) is especially prevalent in situations where women kill their male intimate partners. Using administrative data from the Finnish Homicide Monitor ( N =1,494), we created a typology of homicide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

SniffPhone detects cancer from breath
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) SniffPhone, currently in its prototype phase, enables early diagnosis of gastric cancer from a person's exhaled breath. The new method may revolutionise cancer screening all over the world. VTT has participated to the development of SniffPhone prototype and concept with nine other project partners. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Persons with Alzheimer's disease have a higher risk of head injuries
(University of Eastern Finland) Persons with Alzheimer's disease have approximately 30 percent higher risk of head injuries, and 50 percent higher risk of traumatic brain injuries than persons without Alzheimer's disease, a recent study from University of Eastern Finland shows. The results were published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sex differences in personality traits in Asian elephants
(University of Turku) Scientists from the University of Turku, Finland, have found that male and female Asian elephants differ in their personality. Previous work on a timber elephant population from Myanmar has shown that Asian elephants have three personality factors: attentiveness, sociability and aggressiveness. The new study demonstrates that male elephants score higher on the aggressiveness trait than females, whereas female elephants score higher on the sociability trait than males. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy tied to Alzheimer's risk, study says, but experts urge caution
An observational study on hormone replacement therapy in nearly 85,000 postmenopausal Finnish women found that those on such therapy had a very small increased risk for Alzheimer's, especially when using combination hormones long-term. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It costs less than $60 to have a baby in Finland. How?
Finland is consistently praised for its low infant and mother mortality rates, paid maternity leave and healthcare and daycare systems (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kaiku Health partners with Amgen to roll out digital symptom tracking for multiple myeloma
Amgen Finland Country Director Niilo F ärkkilä said Finland was " an excellent testbed for novel solutions like Kaiku Health " . (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HPV vaccine linked to growing rates of infertility in both men and women
(Natural News) Fertility rates are plummeting at an unprecedented pace around the world. In the United States, birth rates just reached a thirty-year low — even in spite of current economic booms. In Finland, birth rates just reached the lowest they’ve been in 150 years. Across the board, studies show that a majority of developed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Lancet: Conceiving within a year of stillbirth does not increase risks for next pregnancy
(The Lancet) The results are from the first large-scale observational study to investigate the interval between stillbirth and subsequent pregnancy, including almost 14,500 births in women from Australia, Finland and Norway who had a stillbirth in their previous pregnancy. The findings are published in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maternal smoking during pregnancy increases risk of ADHD among offspring up to 3-fold
(University of Turku) The higher the cotinine levels were in the mother's blood during pregnancy, the greater was the child's risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later in life, showed an epidemiological study conducted by the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku, Finland. Globally, it is the first study in which the connection between fetal nicotine exposure and diagnosis of ADHD was shown by measuring cotinine levels from pregnant maternal serum specimens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Migrants face a trade-off between status and fertility
(University of Helsinki) Researchers from the universities of Helsinki, Turku and Missouri as well as the Family Federation of Finland present the first results from a new, extraordinarily comprehensive population-wide dataset that details the lives of over 160,000 World War II evacuees in terms of integration. The results demonstrate that migrants' integration into a host community involves a trade-off between gaining increased social status and having fewer children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health literacy can promote older people's health
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) A new study on older Finnish people's health literacy found that one third of 75-year-old Finns find it difficult to understand and use health-related information. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists unravel genetic basis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in Finns
(University of Eastern Finland) One third of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cases in Finland are caused by one of the four major mutations, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital shows. Overall, 40 percent of patients carried a specific or a likely mutation causing the disease, and 20 percent were carriers of a rare gene mutation whose role in the disease remains unknown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are the French lousy at languages? Not if there's noise!
(CNRS) It is often said that the French have poor English skills. But according to a study conducted by a CNRS researcher and her colleagues in the Netherlands, Finland and the UK, when it comes to process English spoken in a noisy environment like a caf é or a restaurant, the French have nothing to be ashamed of! (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Leads Rich Nations in Drug Overdose Deaths
Drug deaths in the United States are more than 27 times higher than in Italy and Japan, which have the lowest rates, and are double the rates of Finland and Sweden, the countries with the next highest death rates. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Move over, mindfulness: it ’s time for 'finefulness'
After endless guides to self-help, a new wave of books spearheaded by The Little Book of Bad Moods is switching the focus to more realistic hopesAlthough Finnish doesn ’t have a direct equivalent of English’s “mustn’t grumble”, Lotta Sonninen admits, it has a few equivalents. “Vali vali” comes from “valittaminen”, meaning complaining: but there is also “marina”, “kitin ä” and “jupina” (to complain under your breath or through gritted teeth); “urputtaminen” (to complain to someone about something they did); “nill...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ellie Broughton Tags: Health, mind and body books Life and style Culture Craft Psychology Source Type: news

Antibody therapy training phagocytes to destroy tumors now tested on patients
(University of Turku) Developed by researchers at the University of Turku in Finland, an immunotherapeutic antibody therapy re-educates macrophages to activate passivated cytotoxic T cells to kill cancer. The antibody therapy prevented the growth of tumours in several mouse models. The development of the therapy has now progressed to patient testing in a phase I/II clinical trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Travelers use hotels' loyalty programs to get instant perks and rewards
(University of Eastern Finland) Many travelers are members of multiple loyalty programs, and the role of these programs is often insignificant when choosing between different hotels, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Let's dance!
(University of the Arts Helsinki) Research shows that dance supports wellbeing, improves group spirit, and boosts learning. The Finnish research initiative ArtsEqual has released a recommendation stating that school children should have more opportunities to engage in dance and bodily expression as part of their school curriculum. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plant proteins found to help prevent Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) Diets rich in plant protein may help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a recent study found. The findings demonstrate that protein sources play a role in the onset of the disease, researchers said. To carry out the study, researchers at the University of Eastern Finland pooled data from the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe head injury in elderly: 6-year comparison of treatment and outcome between southern Finland and Navarra (Spain) - Ali Ali B, Brinck T, Handolin L, Belzunegui Otano T.
PURPOSE: To compare the profile, treatment and outcome of elderly patients with severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) between southern Finland and Navarra (Spain). METHODS: Data collected from, 2010 to 2015, in the Major Trauma Registry of Navarra ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news