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Parents' mental health issues may spoil children's friendships
(Reuters Health) - Parenting styles and a parent's mental health problems, particularly depression, play a role in a child's ability to keep friends in elementary school, suggests a recent study in Finland. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

KKR to sell Finnish health group to CVC for €1.8bn
Transaction to bring in four times original investment (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ONCOS-102 Mesothelioma Trial Moves Forward
Oncologists in Spain are recruiting patients for the randomized phase of the pleural mesothelioma clinical trial involving ONCOS-102, the promising immunotherapy vaccine. Optimism surrounding the trial stems from encouraging results obtained recently in the six-patient safety cohort used as a precautionary lead-in. The trial involves the vaccine in combination with standard-of-care chemotherapy for patients with inoperable disease. ONCOS-102 is a scientifically engineered adenovirus that is designed to activate a patient’s immune system to selectively target cancer cells. It is being developed by Targovax, a Scandina...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 17, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

A simple software error corrected: bittersweet chloroplast genome becomes the model
(University of Helsinki) Information about the organization and evolution of plastomes is crucial to improve crop plants and to resolve the phylogeny of photosynthetic organisms. In a recent study researchers of the Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, sequenced the plastid genome of a weed called bittersweet (Solanum dulcamara). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Treating muscle wasting improved cancer survival
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) Researchers from the University of Jyv ä skyl ä in Finland have found that continued treatment of muscle wasting with a soluble growth factor receptor protein, produced at the University of Helsinki, improved survival in a preclinical cancer model without affecting the tumor size. This effect was not found when the mice were treated with the recombinant protein only prophylactically before cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Negotiating norms: girls, pornography and sexual scripts in Finnish question and answer forum - Spi šák S.
Drawing on 91 pornography-related submissions sent by young Finns to a moderated question and answer forum on sexual health, this article explores the personal narratives of adolescents on pornography use. Special attention is given to the submissions by g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychiatric diagnoses of children affected by their parents' traumatic brain injury: the 1987 Finnish Birth Cohort study - Kinnunen L, Niemel ä M, Hakko H, Miettunen J, Merikukka M, Karttunen V, Ristikari T, Gissler M, Räsänen S.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether parental TBI increases the overall risk for psychiatric disorders and the risk for specific psychiatric diagnoses in the children affected by parental TBI. METHODS: The 1987 Finnish Birth Cohort (n  = 59 476) were... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Finnish court okays Muslim’s rape of a 10-year-old girl as part of his “culture”
(Natural News) You’ve probably heard of the saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” The meaning of that phrase is clear: When you’re in a foreign land, obey their rules and regulations, and respect their customs and laws. At least, that used to be true. All over Europe today, however, that old axiom... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nexstim launches NBT major depressive disorder TMS treatment device in US
Nexstim said today it launched its Navigated Brain Therapy transcranial magnetic stimulation system designed to treat major depressive disorder in the US, having won FDA approval for the device last November. The Helsinki-based company announced the launch at the Clinical TMS Society’s annual meeting in New York. “We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of our NBT system for depression at this TMS focused event. The unique navigational capability of our system, personalized to each patient for targeted stimulation of the relevant brain area, clearly differentiates it from the non-navigational TMS d...
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Nexstim Source Type: news

Type of maternal homework assistance affects child's persistence
(University of Eastern Finland) Different types of maternal homework assistance have a different impact on the child's way of completing school assignments in grades 2 to 4 of elementary school, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Jyv ä skyl ä . Although all homework assistance presumably aims at helping the child, not all types of homework assistance lead to equally positive outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Just two glasses of wine can reduce sleep quality
Researchers from Tampere University of Technology, Finland, found women who drink heavily reduce the quality of their sleep by 39.2 per cent. This may be due to getting less restful shut eye. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safe and unsafe drinking situations through children's eyes: comparing recalled childhood emotions regarding family members' drinking from Italy and Scandinavia - T örrönen J, Rolando S.
This article examines how people in childhood responded emotionally to family members' drinking in Finland, Italy, and Sweden. The data consist of retrospective childhood memories told and shared in a focus group context. The results suggest that in the Me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Just two glasses of wine can reduce sleep quality by nearly 40%
Researchers from Tampere University of Technology, Finland, found women who drink heavily reduce the quality of their sleep by 39.2 per cent. This may be due to getting less restful shut eye. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New approach for treating neuropathic pain
(University of Turku) Neuropathic pain is the chronic, pathological pain that continues even when the cause of pain is removed. Causes include damage to nerve cells and medicines used to treat cancer. A collaboration between research groups from Indiana University in Bloomington, USA and Turku Centre for Biotechnology in Finland has discovered a novel therapeutic that appears to interrupt the signaling cascades in the body required for multiple forms of neuropathic pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Excessive nurse workload linked to higher patient safety risk
Having an excessive daily nurse workload increases the risk of patient safety incidents and deaths, according to a ground-breaking study from Finland. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Can Saunas Lower Stroke Risk? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hot, dry saunas tied to fewer strokes in Finland (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - May 3, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Arts and culture could help Finnish schools reach new heights of excellence
(University of the Arts Helsinki) Finland has one of the best education systems in the world. If Finnish schools wished to reach a new level of excellence, they should strengthen the integration of arts and culture in the teaching of all subjects, researchers now say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel approach for photosynthetic production of carbon neutral biofuel from green algae
(University of Turku) Reducing carbon emissions in order to prevent climate change requires developing new technologies for sustainable and renewable biofuel production. Molecular hydrogen is regarded as one of the most promising energy carriers due to its high energy density and clean, carbon-free use. A research group from the University of Turku, Finland, has discovered an efficient way for transforming solar energy into the chemical energy of biohydrogen through the photosynthesis of green algae that function as cell factories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 3, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why a daily sauna could cut your risk of STROKE by as much as 61%
Researchers from the University of Bristol studied 1,628 people over a period of 15 years in Finland, where most homes are fitted with saunas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Another Reason Saunas Are So Good For You
For many gymgoers, a post-exercise sauna session is the reward for a workout well done. And a new study provides even more evidence that saunas are good for you. A paper published in the journal Neurology found that regular sauna baths were associated with a significant reduction in a person’s risk of having a stroke. “The findings are very strong,” said study co-author Setor Kunutsor, a research fellow at the University of Bristol in the UK, in an email to TIME. “Those who took a sauna four to seven times a week were about 60% less likely to have a stroke than people who took only one sauna per wee...
Source: TIME: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Could Time in a Sauna Lower Your Stroke Risk?
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- Older adults who like to bask in the heat of a sauna may be less likely to suffer a stroke, a new study suggests. The study, of more than 1,600 Finnish adults, found that those who hit the sauna at least four times a week... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

"Universal Basic Income" just a fancy name for WELFARE for all... if you don't earn it, you can't call it "income"
(Natural News) Following the launch of Finland’s “universal basic income” scheme last year, other Western countries are now toying with the idea of handing out cash every month to their citizens for “free.” But as nice as this all might sound to those who don’t understand economics, universal basic income is really just a more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Partial mechanical unfolding may regulate protein function
(University of Tampere) A study carried out as a collaborative approach between University of Tampere, Finland, and Imperial College London has shown that mechanically regulated proteins talin andα-catenin have stable intermediates during mechanical unfolding. The stable unfolding intermediates are formed by threeα-helices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 27, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

You Asked: Is Listening to Music Good For Your Health?
If you’re looking for an easy way to transform your mood, cue the music. Studies have shown that music can buoy your mood and fend off depression. It can also improve blood flow in ways similar to statins, lower your levels of stress-related hormones like cortisol and ease pain. Listening to music before an operation can even improve post-surgery outcomes. How can music do so much good? Music seems to “selectively activate” neurochemical systems and brain structures associated with positive mood, emotion regulation, attention and memory in ways that promote beneficial changes, says Kim Innes, a professor ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Retirement transition increases sitting during free time
(University of Turku) According to Finnish longitudinal cohort study, the amount of sitting during free time increases after transitioning to retirement. In general, sedentary behavior is known to be associated with several health issues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Availability of orphan medicines varies between European countries
(University of Eastern Finland) There are differences in the availability of orphan medicines between different European countries, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The study focused on the availability and distribution channels of ten orphan medicines used in outpatient care in 24 European countries. On average, five of the 10 medicines were available on the markets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ocular trauma in the Finnish elderly - Helsinki Ocular Trauma Study - Sahraravand A, Haavisto AK, Holopainen JM, Leivo T.
PURPOSE: To describe epidemiology, causes, treatments and outcomes of all ocular injuries in southern Finland among people aged 61 and older. METHODS: All new ocular trauma patients, admitted to the Helsinki University Eye Hospital, during 1  year ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Orion Sheds Diagnostic Unit for $200M Plus Milestones
Orion is selling a unit of its diagnostics business to private equity firm Axcel Management for about $200 million. In addition, the Espoo, Finland-based company could receive milestones of up to $73 million. The deal is expected to close sometime during the second quarter of 2018. The Orion Group has two business areas, or operating segments: Pharmaceuticals business and Diagnostics business, which consists of Orion Diagnostica business division. Orion Diagnostica operates as an independent business and it has no material business synergies with the Pharmaceuticals business. The company first announced it was reviewing st...
Source: MDDI - April 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Testing Source Type: news

Orion inks $200m deal to sell diagnostics unit
Orion said today that it plans to sell its Orion Diagnostica division to an investment fund managed by Axcel Management for $200 million. The Finland-based company said its diagnostic unit operates independently from its pharmaceutical business and that the two groups have “material business synergies.” Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Orion inks $200m deal to sell diagnostics unit appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals orion Source Type: news

Plant cell cultures: Would you eat vegetables grown in a lab if they were nutritious and tasty?
(Natural News) Would you want to eat superfoods grown in a lab? For many people, the latest development in the biotech industry is more hair-raising than it is inspiring. Scientists from the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) are developing a new method for producing plant-based foods — via the use of what’s known as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VTT prepares development paths towards 2050 climate goals
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) According to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland's calculations, if used to produce and export high value products, Finnish forest and agricultural sectors could double their value-added by 2050. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Novel discoveries on aggressive NK-cell leukemia pave the way for new treatments
(University of Helsinki) International research consortium led by researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, discovered new information related to a rare form of leukemia called aggressive NK-cell leukemia. Potential new treatment options were found which are highly warranted as currently this disease usually leads to rapid death of patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Academy of Finland Flagship funding for Aalto University and VTT to develop new biomaterials
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. will set up a competence center for materials bioeconomy called CERES to develop new materials for securing a sustainable future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Finnish Student Health System, Meru Health and eClinicalHealth team up for depression study
Depression among college students has become a hot topic on university campuses as the number of students seeking treatment for this condition continues to grow.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Fatty fish and camelina oil are beneficial for your HDL and IDL cholesterol
(University of Eastern Finland) Eating fatty fish increases the size and lipid composition of HDL particles in people with impaired glucose metabolism, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. These changes in the size and lipid composition of HDL particles make them beneficial for cardiovascular health. Published in Molecular Nutrition& Food Research, the study also found that camelina sativa oil decreases the number of harmful IDL particles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Factors related to unemployment in Europe. A cross-sectional study from the COURAGE Survey in Finland, Poland and Spain - Leonardi M, Guido D, Quintas R, Silvaggi F, Guastafierro E, Martinuzzi A, Chatterji S, Koskinen S, Tobiasz-Adamczyk B, Haro JM, Cabello M, Raggi A.
Background: Research addressing the impact of a large number of factors on unemployment is scarce. We aimed to comprehensively identify factors related to unemployment in a sample of persons aged 18-64 from Finland, Poland and Spain. Methods:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Coffee found to affect metabolism in dozens of ways, including impacting steroid pathways
(Natural News) Coffee is able to alter metabolism in many ways, including those that affect the steroid pathway, according to a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. In the study, researchers from Northwestern University found that coffee also changed many other metabolites in the blood than previously known. The researchers conducted their study in Finland, which lasted for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaginal Delivery OK With Well Controlled HIV, Study Confirms Vaginal Delivery OK With Well Controlled HIV, Study Confirms
Most women living with HIV can achieve good virological control and deliver their children vaginally, according to a study of national data from Finland.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Finnish patient monitoring platform closes $5.4M funding round
Helsinki, Finland-based Kaiku Health, which offers digital patient monitoring and patient-reported outcome services designed for several medical specialties, has announced $5.4 million (4.4 million euros) in Series A financing. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Epilepsy drugs increase people's risk of dementia by up to 60%
Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland found that even occasional use raises people's risk of a decline in their memories. The risk is highest among drugs such as sodium valproate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comedian Jim Gaffigan set to perform at Dentsply Sirona World
One of the country ’s most popular and widespread appealing comedians, Gaffigan will perform in an intimate entertainment experience for DSW18 attendees on opening night of the 3-day educational festival CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 6, 2018) –Dentsply Sirona Inc., The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, announced today that three-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer and two-time New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan will perform a private standup act for Dentsply Sirona World attendees in Orlando, Florida on Thursday evening, Sept. 13.Known around the world for his unique brand of humor, rev...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Resistance training enhances recycling capacity in muscles
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) A new study at the University of Jyv ä skyl ä , Finland reports that autophagosome content is increased by resistance training in previously untrained young men, but this response may be blunted by aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risk of Fatal Infection After Kidney Transplant Drops in Finland (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Not clear if United States experienced similar decline (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Patient-monitoring software dev Kaiku Health raises $5m
Finnish medtech firm Kaiku Health said it has raised $5.4 million (€4.4 million) in a new round of funding to support its patient monitoring software. The round was led by Debiopharm Innovation Fund SA and joined by newly invested Prodeko Ventures and existing investors Reaktor Ventures, Metsola Ventures and Athensmed, the company said. “We are excited about the impact digital technologies will have on the patient journey and are particularly enthusiastic to help take the digital therapeutic approach in oncology out of the lab and onto the market where the benefits of this high frequency monitoring can be expect...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Patient Monitoring Software / IT kaikuhealth Source Type: news

New health benefits discovered in berry pigment
(University of Eastern Finland) Naturally occurring pigments in berries, also known as anthocyanins, increase the function of the sirtuin 6 enzyme in cancer cells, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The regulation of this enzyme could open up new avenues for cancer treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New point-of-care test quickly detects Lyme neuroborreliosis
(University of Turku) A new research-based point-of-care test has been developed in Finland for detecting the Lyme neuroborreliosis spread by ticks. The test makes rapid initiation of antibiotic treatment possible for patients with borreliosis, which reduces the post-treatment symptoms related to the disease. At the same time, unnecessary antibiotic treatments can be avoided. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Deep Learning –Based Tissue Analysis May Benefit Colorectal Cancer Patients
A team of Finnish researchers has created a deep learning algorithm that appears to help clinicians better predict patient outcomes based on colorectal cancer tissue samples. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

The microenvironment of diabetic retinopathy supports lymphatic neovascularization
(University of Helsinki) 'We asked whether proliferative diabetic retinopathy involves the growth of new lymphatic vessels in addition to blood vessels -- and, indeed, we found expression of lymphatic markers in the PDR tissues.' The new study, conducted at the University of Helsinki, Finland, was published in the Journal of Pathology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weather phenomena such as El Ni ñ o affect up to two-thirds of the world's harvests
(Aalto University) According to researchers at Aalto University, Finland, large-scale weather cycles, such as the one related to the El Ni ñ o phenomenon, affect two-thirds of the world's cropland. In these so called climate oscillations, air pressure, sea level temperature or other similar factors fluctuate regularly in areas far apart in a way that causes rain and temperature patterns to shift significantly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Vulnerable bodily integrity: under-recognised sexual violence among girls in residential care institutions - Parkkila H, Heikkinen M.
Our focus is on under-recognised experiences of sexual violence among adolescent girls in residential care institutions in Finland. Sexual violations of the girls' bodily integrity were connected to transactional sex and trauma-based behaviour. The gir... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news