Transgender identity is associated with bullying involvement among Finnish adolescents - Heino E, Ellonen N, Kaltiala R.
BACKGROUND: During adolescence, bullying often has a sexual content. Involvement in bullying as a bully, victim or both has been associated with a range of negative health outcomes. Transgender youth appear to face elevated rates of bullying in comparison ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intraindividual association between shift work and risk of drinking problems: data from the Finnish Public Sector Cohort - Cheng WJ, Harma M, Koskinen A, Kivimaki M, Oksanen T, Huang MC.
OBJECTIVES: Studies concerning the association between shift work and drinking problems showed inconsistent results. We used data from a large occupational cohort to examine the association between shift work and different types of drinking behaviour. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

33 elderly people dead after first dose of coronavirus vaccine
(Natural News) Norway has recorded 33 deaths of elderly people who received a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine since the start of the country’s vaccination campaign in late December. Several countries have also reported post-vaccination deaths but health authorities believe they are not related to the vaccine. Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Iceland have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finland not opening its borders for tourists in the near future
Finland isn't getting to open its borders for tourists within the near future. The Finnish government is ready to introduce new... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clumsy kids can be fit too
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) Clumsy kids can be as aerobically fit as their peers with better motor skills, a new Finnish study shows. The results are based on research conducted at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyv ä skyl ä and the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Eastern Finland, and they were published in Translational Sports Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increased risk of Parkinson's disease in patients with schizophrenia
(University of Turku) A new study conducted at the University of Turku, Finland, shows that patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease later in life. The increased risk may be due to alterations in the brain's dopamine system caused by dopamine receptor antagonists or neurobiological effects of schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news

Comparative effectiveness of antipsychotics for risk of attempted or completed suicide among persons with schizophrenia - Taipale H, L ähteenvuo M, Tanskanen A, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Tiihonen J.
The objective of our study was to investigate the comparative effectiveness of antipsychotics for the risk of attempted or completed suicide among all patients with schizophrenia in Finland and Sweden. METHODS: Two nationwide register-based co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

New functions of integrin and talin discovered by an international research network
(Tampere University) Researchers at Tampere University, Finland, have published new results in collaboration with an international research network that help to understand the biological phenomena mediated by cell membrane integrin receptors and contribute to the development of methods for the treatment of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Risk related to spread of new SARSCoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA, ECDC
New variants of current concern: The United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 case rates in the South-East, the East and the London area, which is associated with the emergence of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, VOC 202012/01. As of 26 December 2020, more than 3 000 cases of this new variant, confirmed by genome sequencing, have been reported from the UK. An increasing proportion of cases in the South East, the East and the London area are due to this variant, but cases have also been identified in other parts of the UK. Although it was first reported in early December, the initial cases were retrospectively id...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dysfunctional family functioning in high socioeconomic status families as a risk factor for the development of psychiatric disorders in adoptees: the Finnish Adoptive Family Study of Schizophrenia - Myllyaho T, Siira V, Wahlberg KE, Hakko H, Tikkanen V, L äksy K, Roisko R, Niemelä M, Räsänen S.
This study examined the impacts of family functioning and genetic risk for schizophrenia on psychiatric morbidity of adoptees in families of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Incidence and comorbidities of disruptive behavior disorders diagnosed in Finnish specialist psychiatric services - Uotila J, Gyllenberg D, Korhonen L, Hinkka-Yli-Salom äki S, Heinonen E, Chudal R, Gissler M, Sourander A.
We examined the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alexi Laiho, Frontman for Finnish Metal Giants Children of Bodom, Dead at 41
Guitarist and singer had “suffered from long-term health issues” in recent years (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho dies at 41: 'One of the greatest guitarists of all time'
Alexi Laiho, former front man of Finnish death metal band Children of Bodom, has died at age 41 after struggling with "long-term health issues." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alexi Laiho, front man for Finnish metal band Children of Bodom, dies suddenly at 41
Alexi Laiho, front man for Finnish metal band Children of Bodom and supergroup Bodom After Midnight, has died, his record label has... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical education teachers' perceived sexual and physical violence and work-related stress - Gr åstén A, Kokkonen M.
This study investigated the relationships between sexual (verbal and non-verbal sexual harassment) and physical violence against physical education (PE) teachers and work-related stress. Participants were 175 (females 122, males 53) Finnish PE teachers age... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Imaging the twilight zone
(University of Turku) What happens in the brain when our conscious awareness fades during general anesthesia and normal sleep? Finnish scientists studied this question with novel experimental designs and func-tional brain imaging. They succeeded in separating the specific changes related to consciousness from the more widespread overall effects, and discovered that the effects of anesthesia and sleep on brain activity were surprisingly similar. These novel findings point to a common central core brain network fundamental for human consciousness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The police use of background information related to alleged victims in mock evaluations of child sexual abuse - Tadei A, Santtila P, Antfolk J.
When statistically related to child sexual abuse (CSA), background information can assist decision-making in investigations of CSA allegations. Here, we studied the use of such background information among Finnish police officers. We analyzed their ability... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Skoltech releases a new book, < i > The Forefront of Physics < /i >
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) The new collection of 22 interviews with top Russian physicists from leading universities and research centers in Russia, the United States, Germany, and Finland is a culmination of the wide-scale international science and education media project pursued by Skoltech. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 antibodies last for more than six months according to a study by the Finnish health authority THL
The finding adds optimism to the long-term protection provided by the coronavirus vaccines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Criminal behavior in the four years preceding diagnosis of neurocognitive disorder: a nationwide register study in Finland - Talaslahti T, Ginters M, Kautiainen H, Vataja R, Elonheimo H, Erkinjuntti T, Suvisaari J, Lindberg N, Koponen H.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the criminality of patients with subsequent diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), frontotemporal dementia (FTD), or Lewy body dementias (LBD) in the four years preceding diagnosis. DESIGN: Nationwide register study. SETTING: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Wa ­ ter and genes flow between the two largest Baltic sal ­ mon rivers
(University of Helsinki) Salmon from upstream reaches of the two northernmost Baltic rivers are different from downstream salmon. A recent study found that upstream salmon from the large Tornio and Kalix Rivers in Finland and Sweden are genetically distinct and migrate at different times and ages than their downstream counterparts. However, there seems to be no such distinction between salmon from these two neighbouring rivers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Social holidays improve overall well-being
(University of Eastern Finland) Social holidays improve holiday makers' overall satisfaction with life, as well as satisfaction with the quantity and quality of their leisure time, and social life, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study analysed the effect of social holidays on holiday makers' subjective well-being and experience of inclusion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seabed sediment and asphalt areas are noteworthy sources of heat energy
(University of Vaasa) According to a new study from the University of Vaasa, seabed sediment and asphalt areas are noteworthy sources of heat energy also in northern conditions. Sediment heat has been studied in Suvilahti, Vaasa, Finland and asphalt heat in the parking area of University of Vaasa for several years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New method for evaluating vaccine safety
(University of Turku) A research group at the University of Turku, Finland, has led the development of a new method to evaluate vaccine safety. The new method may significantly reduce the use of animal testing in the vaccine industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A study predicts smooth interaction between humans and robots
(Tampere University) According to a new study by Tampere University in Finland, making eye contact with a robot may have the same effect on people as eye contact with another person. The results predict that interaction between humans and humanoid robots will be surprisingly smooth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity Ups Women's Odds for Early Hip Fracture
THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2020 -- Obese women are more likely to suffer a hip fracture before age 70 than those who aren't obese, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data gathered from more than 12,700 women in Finland who were born between 1932 and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Finnish researchers say AI tool can help optimize cancer combination therapy
Researchers in Finland have developed a machine-learning tool that accurately predicts how different cancer drugs kill disease cells, according to a paper published Tuesday by Nature Communications. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI predicts which drug combinations kill cancer cells
(Aalto University) A machine learning model developed in Finland can help us treat cancer more effectively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity increases the risk of early hip fracture in postmenopausal women
(University of Eastern Finland) Obese women have an increased risk of hip fracture earlier than others, already well before the age of 70, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The study followed 12,715 women for a period of 25 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antipsychotics as a method of suicide: population based follow-up study of suicide in Northern Finland - Mainio A, Kuusisto L, Hakko H, Riipinen P.
This study examined the trend and role of antipsychotics as a method of self-poisoning suicide. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The basic data covered 483 poisoning suicides, occurring between the years 1988 and 2011, in Northern Finland, of which 178 (115... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

France announces limited lockdown easing with Europe wary of festive surge
Germany and Spain look to limit Christmas gatherings as Macron unveils tough post-lockdown restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance has announced a limited easing of its strict nationwide lockdown andGermany andSpain have outlined restrictions on Christmas and new year gatherings as European governments act to prevent Covid cases multiplying over the holiday period.The announcements came as the second wave of the pandemic continued to cause daily death tolls not seen in the worst hit countries since the spring: Spain recorded 537 new deaths on Tuesday andItaly a further 853, its ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley Europe correspondent and Sam Jones in Madrid Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Medical research World news France Germany Finland Spain Source Type: news

France to tightly control lockdown easing with Europe wary of festive surge
Germany and Spain look to limit Christmas gatherings as Macron set to unveil tough post-lockdown restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance is to announce an only limited easing of its strict nationwide lockdown andGermany andSpain have announced restrictions on Christmas and new year gatherings as European governments act to prevent Covid cases multiplying over the holiday period.The announcements came as the second wave of the pandemic continued to cause daily death tolls not seen in the worst hit countries since the spring: Spain recorded 537 new deaths on Tuesday andItaly a fur...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley Europe correspondent and Sam Jones in Madrid Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Medical research World news France Germany Finland Spain Source Type: news

Increase in drugs-of-abuse findings in post-mortem toxicology due to COVID-19 restrictions - first observations in Finland - Mariottini C, Ojanper ä I, Kriikku P.
In this study we present evidence-based data on such effects, namely the increased number of drug findings in post-mortem investigations. All po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Post-concussion acute signs and reliable cognitive decline in a Finnish youth ice hockey sample - Peltonen K, Matti V, Sanna K, Jon P, Tiina L, Laura H.
This study examined the impact of acute signs of concussion on post-injury cognitive functioning us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Siberian primrose has not had time to adapt to climate change
(University of Helsinki) Global warming already affects Siberian primrose, a plant species that is threatened in Finland and Norway. According to a recently completed study, individuals of Siberian primrose originating in the Finnish coast on the Bothnian Bay currently fare better in northern Norway than in their home area. The results indicate that the species may not be able to adapt to quickly progressing climate change, which could potentially lead to its extinction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: German cases 'stabilising but not declining'; Madrid to seal itself from other regions for 10 days
Madrid to closeborders with other regions; Germanysays cases stabilising but not decliningSouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state ’s 40m residentsScientists race to find ‘warm’ Covid vaccine to solve issue of cold storageArthritis drug appears to help Covid patients in ICU‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisions4.02pmGMTFar-right militants in Europe and the US are increasingly forming global links and using the coronavirus pandemic to attract anti-vaccine activists and conspiracy theorists to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nazia Parveen (now); Haroon Siddique, Kevin Rawlinson, Martin Farrer and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news US news Europe UK news Asia Pacific Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Priti Patel bullying report: head of civil servants' union accuses PM of failure of 'moral authority' – live
Latest updates: general secretary of FDAaccuses Boris Johnson of failure of ‘political leadership’ after ministerial code adviser quitsas PM stands by home secretaryJohnson adviser quits after being overruled on bullyingPatel inquiry: why was it held and what did it find?How Johnson found grounds to ignore bullying verdictUK sourced PPE from factories secretly using N Korean slave labourNHS prepares dozens of mass vaccination centresCoronavirus – latest global updates4.00pmGMTBoris Johnson ’s dismissal of an official inquiry finding evidence that Priti Patel bullied civil servants, could further jeo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker (now) and Damien Gayle (earlier) Tags: Politics Coronavirus UK news Rishi Sunak Boris Johnson Priti Patel Infectious diseases Medical research House of Commons Conservatives Public finance Tax and spending NHS Source Type: news

Glyphosate may affect human gut microbiota
(University of Turku) More than half of bacterial species in the core of the human gut microbiome are potentially sensitive to glyphosate, shows new research. Researchers from the University of Turku Finland, introduced the first bioinformatics resource to determine and test the potential sensitivity of organisms to glyphosate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Finland and Norway Avoid Covid-19 Lockdowns but Keep the Virus At Bay
While the U.S. and Europe struggle to contain an autumn surge in coronavirus infections, Finland and Norway are bucking the trend,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Couch Potato' Time Rises Sharply After Women Retire
TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2020 -- Women are at high risk of becoming much less active right after they retire, researchers find. Inactivity was tracked among nearly 700 participants in an ongoing study of retiring municipal workers in Finland that began in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Re ­ searchers say cul ­ ture and the arts should have a stronger role in health ­ care
(University of the Arts Helsinki) The healthcare sector could become increasingly more person-centred, patient-oriented and equal with the help of arts and culture-based approaches. This is one of the statements made by a Finnish expert group of the ArtsEqual initiative in their policy brief titled 'Culture and art in hospitals and other health services'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report: Neste responsible for rainforest destruction ‘the size of Paris’ since 2019
Dutch environmental group catalogues a litany of environmental and human rights abuses linked to companies doing business with Finnish... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finnish digital health startup Popit partners with pharma firm Almirall to support psoriasis patients
The solution to aid medication adherence has launched in The Netherlands. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury in Finland - Johansson E, Luoto TM, Vainionp ää A, Kauppila AM, Kallinen M, Väärälä E, Koskinen E.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence and evaluate the characteristics of newly injured patients admitted to two spinal cord injury (SCI) centers during a 4-year period. SETTING: Oulu and Tampere University Hosp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mortality by education, occupational class and income in Finland in the 1990s and 2000s - Hoffmann R, Kr öger H, Tarkiainen L, Martikainen P.
This study compares the relationship between three SEP dimensions and mortality in Finl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Swedish, Finnish and Russian wolves closely related
(Uppsala University) The Scandinavian wolf originally came from Finland and Russia, and unlike many other European wolf populations its genetic constitution is virtually free from dog admixture. In addition, individuals have migrated into and out of Scandinavia. These findings have emerged from new research at Uppsala University in which genetic material from more than 200 wolves was analysed. The study is published in the journal Evolutionary Applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Sniffer dogs may be BETTER detectors than swab tests
Three sniffer dogs deployed at Helsinki airport in Finland managed to pick out people who had no symptoms and tested negative but then became ill days later, suggesting they spot very early signs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conflicts in kindergarten can reduce children's interest in reading and math
(University of Eastern Finland) Teacher-perceived conflict predicts lower interest and pre-academic skills in math and literacy among kindergarteners, a new study from Finland shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heat, heatwaves and cardiorespiratory hospital admissions in Helsinki, Finland - Sohail H, Kollanus V, Tiittanen P, Schneider A, Lanki T.
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of knowledge concerning the effects of ambient heat exposure on morbidity in Northern Europe. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the relationships of daily summertime temperature and heatwaves with cardiorespiratory hospita... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news