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Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipper
(Aalto University) according to scientists from Aalto University Finland, viruses and nanoparticles can be assembled into processable superlattice wires. The demonstration shows that electrostatic self-assembly of nanoparticles can potentially be used to form processable materials for future applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Problematic gaming behavior among Finnish junior high school students: relation to socio-demographics and gaming behavior characteristics - M ännikkö N, Ruotsalainen H, Demetrovics Z, Lopez-Fernandez O, Myllymäki L, Miettunen J, Kääriäinen M.
Multi-platform digital media use and gaming have been increased in recent years. The aim of this study was to examine associations between socio-demographics and digital gaming behavior characteristics (i.e., gaming time, medium, and genres) with problemat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

SCRO Welcomes a New Board Chairman
With newly established operations in Norway, Finland, and Denmark, Scandinavian CRO (SCRO) wants to grow further to build a strong Nordic contract research organisation (CRO) company. To realise this vision, the owners have strengthened its board wit … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Distinctive role of income in the all-cause mortality among working age migrants and the settled population in Finland: a follow-up study from 2001 to 2014 - Patel K, Kouvonen A, Koskinen A, Kokkinen L, Donnelly M, O'Reilly D, V äänänen A.
BACKGROUND: Although income level may play a significant part in mortality among migrants, previous research has not focused on the relationship between income, migration and mortality risk. The aim of this register study was to compare all-cause mortality... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

VTT has developed a device for measuring inflammation value at home
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a portable device for measuring inflammation levels quickly in home environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fabric made from VTT's recycled fiber feels half way between cotton and viscose
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) The method develop at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland involves dissolving worn and discarded cotton and using it as a raw material for new fiber. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Delinquency and sexual experiences across adolescence: does depression play a role? - Savioja H, Helminen M, Fr öjd S, Marttunen M, Kaltiala-Heino R.
PURPOSE: To elucidate a possible connection between delinquency and adolescent sexual behaviours in different age groups from 14 to 20 and the role of depression therein. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were gathered from the cross-sectional Finnish Sc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Finnish Healthcare Firm Terveystalo Plans IPO Ahead Of Sector Reform Finnish Healthcare Firm Terveystalo Plans IPO Ahead Of Sector Reform
Finland's largest healthcare company Terveystalo plans to raise around 100 million euros ($119 million) in a return to the Helsinki stock market, hoping to capitalize on reforms expected to open up the sector to more private providers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Fatal poisonings in Northern Finland: causes, incidence, and rural-urban differences - Koskela L, Raatiniemi L, Bakke HK, Ala-Kokko T, Liisanantti J.
In this study we evaluate differences between rural and urban areas in the causes and incidence of fatal poisonings. METHODS: Data from all fatal poisonings that occurred in Northern Finland from 2007 to 2011 were retrieved from Cause o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bringing Together Medical Students Around the World, Elsevier Announces Winners for First-ever Elsevier Hacks Competition
Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced the winners of its medical education hackathon. Twenty medical students from around the world participated in the two-day event in Helsinki, Finland, in late August. Following an intense 48 hours of pitching, ideating, designing and developing innovative solutions for medical education, a team composed of students from (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Modular drop-in fuel technology to boost bio-share of oil refineries
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) EU-funded project COMSYN aims to develop a production concept for competitive bio-based fuels by means of a compact gasification and synthesis process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Preventing social exclusion with voluntary fire department training activities (Safety-2016 abstract #932) - Somerkoski B, Kivij ärvi T, Hurula V.
Preventing social exclusion with voluntary fire department training activitiesBrita Somerkoski, Planning Officer, National Institute of Health and Welfare Background Social exclusion among youth is one of the major social problems in Finland. Therefore it... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Wounded integrities: Finnish women's and children's experiences of post-separation stalking (Safety-2016 abstract #42) - Nikupeteri A, Laitinen M.
In this study, we examined the under-researched area of Finnish women's and children's experiences of post-separation stalking to learn how they experience it in their everyday lives and the impact it has on their wellbeing. In particular, we lo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Positive evidences for building safe and cohesive communities (Safety-2016 abstract #274) - Grigaityte I.
BACKGROUND N ärpes is a small Swedish-speaking town in Finland that became well-known for its multiculturalism, successful integration of immigrants and very low levels of violence. This paper explores evidences of different components existing within När... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Preparedness and regional differencies in Finland (Safety-2016 abstract #123) - Laurikainen H.
Background Finland is sparsely populated country were infrastructure varies between urban and rural regions. Safety and security services are part of the local infrastructure and provided by the state and local municipalities. Hypothesis is that regional d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Promoting the safety of the victim of domestic violence (Safety-2016 abstract #40) - Piispa M.
Background The MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences) is implemented in 22 cities in Finland. The goal of MARAC is to provide a forum for sharing information and taking actions to reduce harm to high-risk domestic violence victims. The MARAC mode... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Did Beyonc é trigger the rise of vegans?
The singer adopted plant-based diet along with her husband Jay Z – but only for 22 days. Yet Finnish research suggests this short stint was enough to trigger a rise in veganism around the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Faron receives IDMC recommendation to continue Phase III ARDS trial
Finland-based biopharmaceutical firm Faron Pharmaceuticals has received recommendation from the Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) to continue its Phase III clinical trial (INTEREST) of Traumakine (FP-1201-lyo) to treat moderate-to-severe a … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antidepressants found to drastically increase head injuries among Alzheimer's patients
(Natural News) A nationwide cohort study conducted in Finland found that antidepressants increased the risk of head and traumatic brain injuries among patients with Alzheimer’s disease. While antidepressants have been linked to an increased risk of falling, no study thus far researched a possible connection between the drug and brain injuries in community-dwelling patients with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood socioeconomic status associated with arterial stiffness in adulthood
(University of Turku) The multicenter trial coordinated by the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Turku, Finland, shows that lower socioeconomic status in childhood is associated with arterial stiffness in adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Discrimination in the housing market is hindering successful integration
(Academy of Finland) Males with an Arabic name face discrimination in the rental housing market in Finland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Injury prevention in Finland among people under 25 years 2009-2014 (Safety-2016 abstract #178) - Korpilahti U, Kolehmainen L, Pajala S, Lounamaa A.
Background National action plan for injury prevention among children and youth in Finland was launched in 2009. National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), national research and expert agency under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (MSAH), has... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Finnish defence forces traffic accident prevention program "S ärmänä Liikenteessä" ("Be Sharp in Traffic") (Safety-2016 abstract #874) - Tuominen P, Ryynänen T.
Background (250) Young men aged 15-24 have two-fold risk for lethal accidents compared to general population. Typical accidents are speeding and lack of safety belt. Often driver is intoxicated and accident happens at night, during weekends and during summ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Implementation of falls prevention of older people in the city of Lahti (Safety-2016 abstract #100) - Heinonen P, Salomaa I, Lehtinen T, Pajala S.
Background Falls and related injuries are a major public health concern in elderly people in Finland. Despite extensive knowledge base about prevention of falls, widespread and systematic falls prevention was insufficient at Lahti City Social and Health Ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Improving the fire safety of elderly people and reducing fire deaths (Safety-2016 abstract #50) - M ännikkö S, Suominen M, Oksanen T.
Background In Finland (population 5.4 million), an average of 73 fatal building fires take place each year. A third of the casualties are elderly people (over 65 years old). They make up 18% of the population at the moment, but the share will increase to 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Older people, alcohol and safety issues at home - the perspective of home care workers (Safety-2016 abstract #171) - Koivula R, Vilkko A, Tigerstedt C, Kuussaari K, Pajala S.
Background Finland is a rapidly ageing society. The Finnish ageing policy prioritises older people living at home. Alcohol use of older people has become more common. Heavy drinking in particular leads to the need of increasing daily assistance and care. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Manner of death in fatal prescription drug poisonings (Safety-2016 abstract #373) - Kriikku P, Ojanper ä I.
BACKGROUND In Finland, post-mortem toxicology is performed in 13% of all deceased as part of medico-legal cause-of-death investigation. Of all toxicology cases, approximately every 6th case is determined by a forensic pathologist to be a fatal poisoning. M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hearing the voice of disabled people. Developing better services of domestic violence (Safety-2016 abstract #33) - Piippo S, Huisman-Laine B.
Background The New Social Welfare Act in Finland highlights citizens' equal access to the services, as well as municipalities' responsibility to collect users' experiences from service system and organise specialised services for victims of domestic violen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Improving safety and security in Tesoma neighbourhood (Safety-2016 abstract #49) - Koivum äki T, Mustikkamäki N.
Background Tesoma is a typical Finnish suburb in western part of Tampere, built in the 1960s and 1970s. The total sphere of influence reaches almost 20 000 residents. Income and education levels in the area are lower than the city average. Residents of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

FMI's warning service - warnings about slippery walkways (Safety-2016 abstract #897) - Hippi M, Hartonen S, Karlsson C.
Background Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) has developed a numerical weather model that simulates the level of slipperiness on the walkways. The model classifies the walkway slipperiness into three classes; normal, slippery and very slippery. Normal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New legislation in Finland - state funding for shelters for victims of domestic violence (Safety-2016 abstract #253) - Ewalds H.
BACKGROUND (issue/problem) The roots of the shelter movement in Finland are strongly connected to child protection. Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters opened the first Shelters in 1979. The service was primarily targeted for women with child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gender differences in work tasks and injuries in agriculture (Safety-2016 abstract #362) - Karttunen JP, Rautiainen RH.
BACKGROUND Research indicates that farmers in general and livestock farmers in particular have an elevated risk of work-related adverse health outcomes. We investigated gender differences in work tasks and occupational injuries in the Finnish farming popul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

In-depth on-the-spot road accident investigation in Finland (Safety-2016 abstract #83) - Parkkari K, Parkkari I, Sihvola N.
Background In Finland, all fatal road traffic accidents are investigated in-depth, on-the-spot by multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Teams (Act on the Investigation of Road and Cross-country Traffic Accidents 24/2001). The Finnish Motor Insurers' Cen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

First steps in endorsing traffic safety among employees in Finland (Safety-2016 abstract #761) - Lammi A, Vainiom äki L.
Background Time spent on commuting is the most dangerous time of the workday. Over two million Finnish people commute on daily basis and 80% of the commuting accidents occur as pedestrians or by bicycle. Contacting working-aged people has traditionally bee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Goals for rider education: adaptation of Finnish goals for driver education model for motorcyclists (Safety-2016 abstract #873) - Senserrick T, McRae D, Wallace P, Williamson A, Rome L.
Background The authors were commissioned to develop education curricula for a new motorcyclist graduated licensing system in Victoria, Australia. A review of published literature identified several promising models internationally, but no single best-pract... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Why men are more at risk of becoming alcoholic
Research by the University of Eastern Finland suggested men may find it harder to cut back after a decade of frequent drinking because of activity in an area of the brain thought to cause alcohol cravings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incidence and prevalence of mental disorders among immigrants and native Finns: a register-based study - Markkula N, Lehti V, Gissler M, Suvisaari J.
PURPOSE: Migrants appear to have a higher risk of mental disorders, but findings vary across country settings and migrant groups. We aimed to assess incidence and prevalence of mental disorders among immigrants and Finnish-born controls in a register-based... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Sitting for 20 minutes less a day won't make you 'more muscly'
Conclusion Despite the encouraging headlines, the study showed it isn't easy to get people to reduce their overall sedentary time. It's interesting that people were better able to make changes at home – especially when both parents had been through the programme – than in the office. Future programmes could look at whether workplace interventions, which might include group activities or changes to the office environment, are more successful at reducing time spent sitting. We don't know the clinical significance of the small changes in some of the physical and biochemical results found in the programme group. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Non-medical use of psychoactive prescription drugs is associated with fatal poisoning - Haukka J, Kriikku P, Mariottini C, Partonen T, Ojanper ä I.
AIMS: The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence and predictors of non-medical substance use, and to assess the association between non-medical substance use and fatal poisoning or history of drug abuse in Finland. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Adoption of Robotics into a Hospital's Daily Operations Requires Broad Cooperation
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland studied the implementation of a logistics robot system at the Seinäjoki Central Hospital in South Ostrobothnia. The aim is to reduce transportation costs, improve the availability of supplies and alleviate congestion on hospital hallways by running deliveries around the clock on every day of the week. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 30, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Just 20 minutes less sitting a day improves cholesterol
Researchers from the University of Jyv äskylä in Finland argue that even busy parents can set an example to their children by being less sedentary rather than worrying it is taking their time away from them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A total of 33 companies joining forces with VTT to develop new generation sustainable forest product
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) Together with a large industrial consortium, VTT Technical Research of Finland has launched a € 4.5 million project to speed up the development of fiber-based products as alternatives to oil-based materials like plastics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

ITERAMS project reinventing the role of water and waste in mining
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) The ITERAMS project 'Integrated Mineral Technologies for More Sustainable Raw Material Supply' funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 program is reinventing water and waste in mining. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Accidental injury prevention in comprehensive school in Finland (Safety-2016 abstract #939) - Kolehmainen L, Wiss K, Lounamaa A, Korpilahti U.
Background All pupils participating in education are entitled to a safe learning environment. The Health Care Act (1326/2010) obliges comprehensive schools to monitor health and safety of school environments and well-being in learning communities every thr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effect of age on cognitive performance in Finnish sport-related concussion assessment (Safety-2016 abstract #156) - Peltonen K, Vartiainen M, Laitala-Leinonen T, Hokkanen ¹ L.
Background Consensus guidelines for managing sport-related concussion in adults are being implemented in Europe, but for adolescents they are still limited. While cognitive function in adults is relatively stable over time, cognition in adolescence continu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Better services for victims of domestic violence. Close cooperation between the public sector, NGOs and experts by experience (Safety-2016 abstract #32) - Ewalds H.
Background In Finland we have for many years worked to improve the public services (health care and social services) for victims of domestic violence. The specialised services for victims of domestic violence are usually run by NGOs. One of the obstacles h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Disaster preparedness of private social services calls for cooperation with the public sector (Safety-2016 abstract #124) - Rapeli M, Mussalo-Rauhamaa H.
Background Global warming increases the amount of disasters. The impacts of the phenomenon on social, economic and ecological environment are, thus, greater than before. Finland is not situated in a very disaster prone area, however, hazardous storms are n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Driver suicides in Finland during 2008-2013 - what are they made of? (Safety-2016 abstract #62) - Parkkari I, Airaksinen N.
Background The prevalence of driver suicides in Finland is about 20 −30 per year. In Finland, all fatal motor vehicle accidents are investigated in-depth by multi-professional Road Accident Investigation Teams. An investigation folder is compiled from eac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Cartilage degeneration algorithm predicts progression of osteoarthritis
(University of Eastern Finland) A novel cartilage degeneration algorithm can predict the progression of osteoarthritis in individual patients, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. The new algorithm could greatly facilitate clinical decision-making in the treatment of osteoarthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High Salt Intake Linked to Increased Heart-Failure Risk High Salt Intake Linked to Increased Heart-Failure Risk
Individuals with high daily salt consumption face a significantly increased risk of developing heart failure, say Finnish researchers in findings that highlight the challenge of reducing salt intake.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news