Eija Kononen wins IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Oral Biology
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Eija Kononen, University of Turku, Finland, as the 2021 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Oral Biology. K ö n ö nen was recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the virtual 99th General Session& Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), on July 21-24, 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Risk Factors Behind Infected Pancreatic Necrosis' Deadly Toll The Risk Factors Behind Infected Pancreatic Necrosis' Deadly Toll
If undetected, infected pancreatic necrosis causes high rates of organ failure and mortality, which led a group of Finnish researchers to assess the key contributors to be on the lookout for.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Individual protected areas in Amazonia differ greatly in how effectively they help to fight deforestation and carbon emissions
(University of Turku) While tropical forests remain threatened and their future is uncertain, the importance of understanding how well individual protected areas avoid deforestation increases. Researchers from the University of Turku and University of Helsinki, Finland, have investigated this question in a newly published study that focuses on the State of Acre in Brazilian Amazonia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 16, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Endometriosis Can Have Major Impact on Women's Work Life
FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 -- Endometriosis impacts the ability of middle-aged women to work, according to a study published online July 7 in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. Henna-Riikka Rossi, from Oulu University Hospital in Finland, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How ill you get with Covid could be written in your genes
Your risk of being hospitalised with Covid or catching it in the first place could be written in your genes, a team of global researchers led by experts in Finland said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nordic countries endure heatwave as Lapland records hottest day since 1914
Kevo in Lapland recorded a temperature of 33.6C after Finland registered record heat in JuneNordic countries have registered near-record temperatures over the weekend, including highs of 34C (93.2F) in some places.The latest figures came after Finland ’s national meteorological institute registered its hottest temperature for June since records began in 1844.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Cox and agencies Tags: Environment Climate change Finland Europe Science World news Source Type: news

Multi-substance use behaviors: prevalence and correlates of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use among university students in Finland - El Ansari W, Salam A.
Virtually no studies appraised the co-use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) among Finn undergraduates. We assessed the associations between sociodemographic, health, academic, policy, and lifestyle characteristics (independent variables); and indi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Problems are Ciliopathies Associated With?
Discussion Nephronophthisis (NPHP) one cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) usually occurring before age 30 years. NPHP is a non-motile ciliopathy affecting cellular sensing in the renal tubular epithelium. See To Learn More below. The incidence varies according to location with 1:1 million in the US but 1:50,000 in Finland. There are 3 subtypes: Infantile Occurs usually within 1 year of life Enlarged kidneys and severe hypertension In utero can have oligohydramnios problems such as pulmonary hypoplasia, facial dysmorphisms, limb contractures Extra-renal problems include congenital heart disease, liver fibrosis, recur...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Gestational Diabetes May Increase Risk for Fetal Hypoxia
FRIDAY, July 2, 2021 -- Maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) may increase the risk for fetal hypoxia, according to a study published online June 21 in Acta Diabetologica. Mikko Tarvonen, from the University of Helsinki in Finland, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Namibia: Finland and EU Supports Namibia's Covid-19 Fight With Much Needed PPE
[Namibia Economist] Namibia on Thursday evening will receive a donation of urgently-needed personal protection equipment to aid in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The rise and fall of elephants
(Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung) Earth-historical events such as ice ages or the shifting of continental plates are mainly responsible for the evolutionary success of proboscideans, but also for their decline. This is the main conclusion of a study published this week in Nature Ecology& Evolution by an international research team from Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Germany and Argentina with the participation of the Museum f ü r Naturkunde Berlin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 1, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Icy roads and urban environments. Passenger experiences in autonomous vehicles in Finland - Launonen P, Salonen AO, Liimatainen H.
This study focused on identifying customer ś real-life experiences, perceptions and feelings about travelling in different autonomous vehicles and in various operating conditions in Finland in 2018. Quantitative convenience sample (n = 141) were collecte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

People Over 80 Benefit From Surgery for Benign Brain Tumors
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- Surgery for the most common type of benign brain tumor should be considered for patients 80 and older, Finnish researchers say. Meningiomas originate in the meninges surrounding the brain, and the primary treatment is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A warming climate and intensifying land use increase mercury content in fish
(University of Helsinki) Recent studies show that, in the future, the mercury concentration of fish in Finnish Lapland can shift closer to the level found in lakes located below the Arctic Circle. According to researchers, mercury content should be increasingly carefully investigated and monitored in fish and food webs, as the climate and land use change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Surgical treatment of brain tumors should also be considered for the elderly
(University of Helsinki) A Finnish study indicates that neurosurgical treatment of benign brain tumors improves the quality of life of elderly people in good health and adds to their lifespan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Microsoft Flight Simulator adds beautiful Nordic views in its latest update
Get up close with Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Finland (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role of managers in promoting good hand hygiene in a Finnish tertiary care hospital
Little is known about how managers promote good hand hygiene (HH) practice. • We investigated the challenges managers encounter when promoting good HH practice. • HH remains an unaccustomed aspect of the several roles carried out by busy managers. • Compliance with good HH is difficult to control from a manager's perspective. • Managers would benefit from information communication technology (ICT) applications. Hospital managers play an essential role in implementing strategies to promote good hand hygiene (HH) among health care workers. We investigated the managers'views on their roles, challenges and ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Danish Soccer Player Suffered Cardiac Arrest During Euro Match
Danish soccer player Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped beating after he fell to the ground during a Euro 2020 match against Finland on Saturday, Danish team doctor Morten Boesen said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teletherapy Aimed to Make Mental Health Care More Inclusive. The Data Show a Different Story
For years, teletherapy has been pitched as the next frontier in mental-health care. Unlike medical disciplines requiring a more hands-on approach—say, physical therapy or surgery—talk therapy has long seemed a natural and effective fit for telehealth. And by taking appointments off the therapist’s couch and into patients’ homes via their devices, advocates argued, telehealth could make counseling more accessible and convenient for everyone, with particular benefits for those who lived in health care deserts or who couldn’t regularly drive back and forth to see a clinician. The hope was that vi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Mental Health Source Type: news

Quick action by medics was key to Christian Eriksen ’s survival
Footballer ’s cardiac arrest highlights importance of immediate use of CPR and defibrillation in saving livesSwift action was crucial to Christian Eriksen ’s survival when themidfielder collapsed during the first half of Denmark ’s opening game in the Euro 2020 championship against Finland.Denmark ’s team doctor, Morten Boesen, confirmed that the 29-year-old hadgone into cardiac arrest on the pitch and was brought back through a combination of CPR – the manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation that involves repeated pushing down on the chest – and an electric shock from a defibrillator.Conti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Christian Eriksen Health Science Euro 2020 Heart attack Source Type: news

Christian Eriksen in stable condition after collapsing during Denmark's Euro 2020 match against Finland
Denmark star Christian Eriksen was reported to be in a stable condition after collapsing during the first half of Denmark's opening Euro... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denmark vs. Finland suspended: ESPN FC react as Christian Eriksen collapses on the pitch
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denmark's Euro 2020 match against Finland is suspended after Christian Eriksen collapses
Denmark star Christian Eriksen was reported to be in a stable condition after collapsing during the first half of Denmark's opening Euro... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eriksen collapses during Denmark-Finland game, match called off
Christian Eriksen collapses on the pitch and the players are taken off during Denmark's game against Finland. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Christian Eriksen collapses and requires CPR during Demark's Euro 2020 clash with Finland
Denmark and Finland was called to a halt in worrying scenes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denmark ’s Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field against Finland
The midfielder was walking near the sideline when he fell over. Medical teams offered urgent treatment on the field. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The association between treated psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders and out-of-home care among Finnish children born in 1997 - K ääriälä A, Gyllenberg D, Sund R, Pekkarinen E, Keski-Säntti M, Ristikari T, Heino T, Sourander A.
Comprehensive overviews of the use of psychiatric services among children and adolescents placed in out-of-home care (OHC) by child welfare authorities are scarce. We examine specialized service use for psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders among ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Butterflies and moths have difficulty adjusting to a rapidly changing climate
(University of Helsinki) Climate change exerts great pressure for change on species and biodiversity. A recent study conducted by the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Environment Institute indicates that the few moth and butterfly species (Lepidoptera) capable of adjusting to a changing climate by advancing their flight period and moving further north have fared the best in Finland. In contrast, roughly 40% of Lepidoptera species have not been able to respond in either way, seeing their populations decline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 10, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Land-traffic crash leading to passenger vehicle submersion, drowning and other fatal injuries: a 44-year study based on records from the Finnish Crash Data Institute - Tikka J, Lunetta P.
BACKGROUND: Land motor traffic crash (LMTC) -related drownings are an overlooked and preventable cause of injury death. The aim of this study was to analyze the profile of water-related LMTCs involving passenger cars and leading to drowning and fatal injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Pfizer Expands Vaccine Tests In Kids Under 12
Pfizer is ready to enroll about 4,500 young volunteers at more than 90 sites in the U.S., Finland, Poland and Spain. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Guided digital skills training enhances older people's digital skills and social relations
(University of Eastern Finland) Older people need digital skills training to learn to use digital technology more independently, but they also seek digital training opportunities because of the social benefits they offer, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improved method for generating synthetic data solves major privacy issues in research
(Aalto University) Researchers at the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence have developed a machine learning-based method that produces synthetic data on the basis of original data sets, making it possible for researchers to share their data with one other. This could solve the ongoing problem of data scarcity in medical research and other fields where information is sensitive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Finnish Basic Income experiment failed to produce short-term employment effects
(VATT Institute for Economic Research) Finland carried out the first nationwide randomized experiment on basic income. A study by the VATT Institute for Economic Research and the Labour Institute for Economic Research shows that replacing minimum unemployment benefits with a basic income of equal size has minor employment effects at best. Additionally, participation in reemployment services remained high. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel antibody drug wakes up the body's defense system in advanced-stage cancer
(University of Turku) Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, showed that the antibody treatment reactivates the immune defense in patients with advanced-stage cancer. The treatment alters the function of the body's phagocytes and facilitates extensive activation of the immune system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 3, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

High-intensity strength and impact training attenuates skeletal aging
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) Regular strength and impact-type training may decrease or even prevent age-related bone deterioration in men, new research at the University of Jyv ä skyl ä , Finland, shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acoustic solutions made from natural fibers can reduce buildings' carbon footprints
(Aalto University) Good acoustics in the workspace improve work efficiency and productivity, which is one of the reasons why acoustic materials matter. The acoustic insulation market is already expected to hit 15 billion USD by 2022 as construction firms and industry pay more attention to sound environments. Researchers at Aalto University, in collaboration with Finnish acoustics company Lumir, have now studied how these common elements around us could become more eco-friendly, with the help of cellulose fibres. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No causal associations between childhood family income and subsequent psychiatric disorders, substance misuse and violent crime arrests: a nationwide Finnish study of >650 000 individuals and their siblings - Sariaslan A, Mikkonen J, Aaltonen M, Hiilamo H, Martikainen P, Fazel S.
BACKGROUND: Childhood family income has been shown to be associated with later psychiatric disorders, substance misuse and violent crime, but the consistency, strength and causal nature of these associations remain unclear. METHODS: We conducted a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The narrative of becoming a leader is rooted in culture
(University of Vaasa) What are the growth stories of Finnish leaders like? In a recent study from the University of Vaasa, Finnish directors were asked about their paths to leadership and these growth stories were compared with the leadership stories in V ä in ö Linna's novels The Unknown Soldier and Under the North Star. According to the study, the directors' stories repeat elements that are rooted in our cultural heritage and can also be seen in Linna's novels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deep impact of superficial skin inking: Acoustic analysis of underlying tissue
(Compuscript Ltd) Deep impact of superficial skin inking: acoustic analysis of underlying tissuehttps://doi.org/10.15212/bioi-2021-0004Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal. In this article the authors Craig S. Carlson and Michiel Postema, from University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and Tampere University, Tampere, Finland discuss deep impact of superficial skin inking: acoustic analysis of underlying tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Online dating applications and risk of youth victimization: a lifestyle exposure perspective - Kaakinen M, Koivula A, Savolainen I, Sirola A, Mikkola M, Zych I, Paek HJ, Oksanen A.
Based on lifestyle exposure theory (LET), this study examined online dating application (ODA) use and victimization experiences among adolescents using large cross-national samples of Finnish, American, Spanish, and South Korean young people between ages 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pertussis more common in Europe than previously thought
(University of Turku) Although vaccination programmes against pertussis are very effective in Europe, new Finnish study shows that the disease is still very common among middle-aged adults in various European countries. At the same time, the results show that the disease is underdiagnosed as the annually reported figures are considerably lower than those discovered in the study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Finnish biodiversity information management inspires globally
(University of Helsinki) The Finnish solution to include all types of biodiversity data and the whole data life cycle, from collection to use, in the same data infrastructure is unique. It is also rare for one infrastructure to be able to serve cutting-edge research, public administration, business and the civil society simultaneously. This solution, the Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility " FinBIF " is described as a best-practice model in biodiversity informatics in a recent paper in the Nature Portfolio journal Scientific Data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clear differences in how Nordic journalists experience their professional role
(University of Gothenburg) Swedish and Danish journalists describe their role as monitorial to a greater extent than journalists from other Nordic countries. Journalists from Norway and Iceland state they have the least experience of political influence and thus differ from Finnish journalists. This is shown by a new comparative study published by Nordicom at the University of Gothenburg. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The First dog of Finland has passed away
Sauli Niinistö and Jenni Haukio’s dog, a Boston terrier known as Lennu, has died of a brain tumour. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify a gene that causes canine hereditary deafness in puppies
(University of Helsinki) Finnish researchers have been the first to determine the cause for the nonsyndromic early-onset hereditary canine hearing loss in Rottweilers. The gene defect was identified in a gene relevant to the sense of hearing. The study can also promote the understanding of mechanisms of hearing loss in human. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multi-story buildings made of wood sell for 9% more than other construction in Helsinki
(Aalto University) Building more homes and buildings with wood has been on the radar for years as a way to offset carbon emissions, though construction companies have been hesitant to take the material in broader use. A study at Aalto University in Finland is now the first to show that building with wood can be a sound investment. The findings show that multi-storied buildings made out of wood sold for an average of 8.85% more than those made from other materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In enabling rural administration, bureaucracy does not enslave actors
(University of Vaasa) How to support entrepreneurship in rural areas? The over-regulation and bureaucratic administration of the European Union's rural policy are seen as burdening rather than supporting the promotion of entrepreneurship. At the same time, enabling public administration has been called for in the Finnish state administration. A new study from the University of Vaasa, Finland, deals with the tension between these two issues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Identification of child and youth maltreatment as experienced by prehospital emergency care providers - Salminen-Tuomaala M, Tiainen J, Paavilainen E.
This mixed method study explores 200 prehospital emergency care providers' experiences of identifying child and youth maltreatment. The data were collected in Finland in 2019-2020 using an online survey tool and analysed using SPSS statistics and inductive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers discovered a gut microbiota profile that can predict mortality
(University of Turku) Researchers discovered that a large amount of enterobacteria in the gut microbiota is related to long-term mortality risk in Finnish adult population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers discover novel non-coding RNAs regulating blood vessel formation
(University of Eastern Finland) Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have discovered previously unknown non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) involved in regulating the gene expression of vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF), the master regulators of angiogenesis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news