How fast can acute stroke treatment become to still be reliable?
(University of Helsinki) Neurologists around the world are aware that the delivery of thrombolytic treatment for stroke in Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, is freaking fast -- but is it too fast? A new study published on July 11 in the journal Neurology clarified whether the team of neurologists in Helsinki actually have enough time to diagnose stroke correctly before it is treated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Partial Solar Eclipse Is Coming on Friday the 13th. That Hasn ’t Happened in 40 Years
While it won’t be anything like the 2017 total solar eclipse, there is a partial solar eclipse coming up this week. The July 13 eclipse is particularly rare because it will occur on Friday the 13th, a date that has long been considered a harbinger of bad luck by popular culture. There has not been a solar eclipse on Friday the 13th since December 13, 1974, according to NASA. And the next partial eclipse to occur on Friday the 13th will be on September 13, 2080. Unlike the 2017 total solar eclipse, this week’s partial solar eclipse won’t be visible to Americans — or most of the world for that matter...
Source: TIME: Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gabby Raymond Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Study unveils components of successful key account management
(University of Eastern Finland) Dynamic capabilities play a key role in successful key account management, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, Cranfield University and the University of Portsmouth. The study found that in key account management, companies should invest in market sensing, opportunity creation, continuous improvement of processes and value propositions, as well as capabilities for radical change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hybrid of online support, therapy helps maintain weight loss
Keeping weight off after a successful diet has traditionally posed a difficult challenge for dieters, but researchers in Oulu Finland have just published a study in the Journal of Internal Medicine that highlighted how a hybrid web-based intervention could help for the long run.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Transmission of NDM bacteria between dogs and humans established
(University of Helsinki) In 2015, a New Delhi-metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM) Escherichia coli bacteria was discovered in two Finnish dogs. An article recently published in the journal Eurosurveillance reveals that the dogs' owner did also carry the bacterium. This is presumably the first time in the world that the transmission of NDM-bacteria between a dog and a human has been reported. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The ideal of equality makes opera thrive in Finland
(University of the Arts Helsinki) Instead of court aristocrats and mythological heroes, the contemporary Finnish opera brings characters such as addicts, smugglers, miners and plumbers to the center stage. The diverse list of themes may include anything from genetic manipulation to school bullying and human trafficking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Common Heart Drug Recalled In 22 Countries For Possible Cancer Link
(CNN) — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the company that originally developed the drug, said Sandoz valsartan and valsartan/HCT film-coated tablets are being recalled since they “do not meet our high quality standards.” Pharmacies in the UK are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. The recall involves about 2...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Listeria monocytogenes multi-country outbreak: 47 cases including 9 deaths
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Frozen corn and possibly other frozen vegetables produced in a company in Hungary are the likely source of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that has been affecting Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Despite the product recall ordered by the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office, new cases may still emerge, says the updated risk assessment published by ECDC and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers develop a new method for turning skin cells into pluripotent stem cells
(University of Helsinki) Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have for the first time succeeded in converting human skin cells into pluripotent stem cells by activating the cell's own genes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The vicious circle of working hours, sleep, and recovery in expert work - Ropponen A, Harma M, Bergbom B, N ätti J, Sallinen M.
This study aimed to investigate working hours, sleep quality and alertness, and recovery and detachment in expert work using a mobile app. The study sample comprised members of The Finnish Business School Graduates and employees of an information technolog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

New study: Oxygen loss in the coastal Baltic Sea is 'unprecedentedly severe'
(European Geosciences Union) The Baltic Sea is home to some of the world's largest dead zones, areas of oxygen-starved waters where most marine animals can't survive. But while parts of this sea have long suffered from low oxygen levels, a new study by a team in Finland and Germany shows that oxygen loss in coastal areas over the past century is unprecedented in the last 1,500 years. The research is published today in the European Geosciences Union journal Biogeosciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New wasp species with a giant stinger discovered in Amazonia
(University of Turku) Researchers from the University of Turku, Finland have discovered a new wasp species in the Amazon which has an exceptionally large stinger that surprised even the scientists. The new insect, which is found in the extremely diverse transitional zone between the Andes and the Amazonian lowland rainforest, uses its stinger both for laying eggs and injecting venom. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Humans are partially conscious when under general anaesthetic
Researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, found that although people are unable to feel pain while under the knife, their brains keep track of what is going on around them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humans are partially conscious when under general anaesthetic: Nearly half can be woken with a shout
Researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, found that although people are unable to feel pain while under the knife, their brains keep track of what is going on around them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Encouraging the growth and health of nerve tissue may improve memory for those with cognitive decline
(Natural News) Encouraging the growth of healthy nerve tissue and improving brain neurotrophic factor signaling may enhance memory for people with signs of cognitive decline, according to researchers from the University of Eastern Finland. This could be particularly useful for people who are at risk of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease – which is the most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consciousness is partly preserved during general anaesthesia
(University of Turku) Finnish researchers have gained new information on brain activity during general anaesthesia by recording changes in the electrical activity of the brain. They discovered that changes in electroencephalogram correlated with the loss of consciousness itself and also by the non-specific effects of the drugs. Nearly all participants recalled dreaming during unresponsiveness and, somewhat surprisingly, words presented during anaesthesia were still processed in the brain even though the participants were unable to recall them later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consciousness is partly preserved during general anesthesia
(University of Turku) Finnish researchers have gained new information on brain activity during general anesthesia by recording changes in the electrical activity of the brain. They discovered that changes in electroencephalogram correlated with the loss of consciousness itself and also by the non-specific effects of the drugs. Nearly all participants recalled dreaming during unresponsiveness and, somewhat surprisingly, words presented during anesthesia were still processed in the brain even though the participants were unable to recall them later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental well-being of older people in finland during the first year in senior housing and its association with physical performance - Lotvonen S, Kyng äs H, Koistinen P, Bloigu R, Elo S.
Growing numbers of older people relocate to senior housing, when their physical or mental performance declines. The relocation is known to be one of the most stressful events in the life of older people and affect their mental and physical well-being. More... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

VTT develops piglet vaccination to reduce antibiotics use
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a vaccine, diluted into drinking water, to treat diarrhoea on piglets being weaned. The vaccine reduces the global resistance problem caused by excessive antibiotic use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Drinking changes young adults' metabolite profile
(University of Eastern Finland) Adolescent drinking is associated with changes in the metabolite profile, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital shows. The researchers observed metabolite profile changes even in young people who consumed alcohol at a level that is socially acceptable. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Self-monitoring of type 2 diabetes reduces follow-up costs by more than half
(University of Eastern Finland) Self-monitoring of type 2 diabetes used in combination with an electronic feedback system results in considerable savings on health care costs especially in sparsely populated areas, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists Studying E. coli Biofilms Awarded xCELLigence Research...
With the goal of improving the antimicrobial drug discovery process, scientists in Finland will employ xCELLigence technology to identify compounds active against E. coli biofilms(PRWeb June 27, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15591354.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Citizens' views in four jurisdictions on placement policies for maltreated children - Skivenes M, Thoburn J.
Citizens' opinions on child protection public policy are a key dimension of the legitimacy of a political order. We have conducted a survey vignette on a representative sample of citizens (N = 4,003) in England, Finland, Norway, and California, USA. The fi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Finnish forest management guidelines fail to protect the flying squirrel
(University of Helsinki) A new study determined the habitat requirements for flying squirrels and compared them to those included in the recently amended Forest Act. The main finding was that the Finnish Nature Conservation Act does not adequately protect the old growth forests where flying squirrels live. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Workplace interventions for reducing time spent sitting at work
Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven.Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to increased levels of physical inactivity in the work place. Health experts have warned that long periods of sitting can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity. There are a number of different approaches to reduce the amount of time we spend sitting down while at work. One option that is increasing in popularity is the sit-stand desk. These are desks that are designed to allow you to work at your desk sitting down or standing u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Nightingale Health & UK Biobank announce major initiative to analyze 500,000 blood samples
(Nightingale Health) Nightingale Health, the Finnish innovator of an internationally recognized blood biomarker technology for studying chronic diseases, will analyze the biomarker profiles of 500,000 blood samples from UK Biobank. The ground-breaking research initiative was announced today at the UK Biobank Scientific Conference 2018 in London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Establishing laws and policies on parent to child violence in Finland 1965-1983 - Kotanen R.
This study explores perceptions of parent to child violence, the arguments for imposing legal regulation, and the intended objectives of the legislative process that led to a ban in Finland in 1983. This qualitative policy analysis examines policy document... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Feminist resistance and resistance to feminism in gender equality planning in Finland - Ik ävalko E, Kantola J.
This article explores feminist resistance and resistance to feminism in gender equality planning in educational institutions in Finland. Focusing on feminist resistance signifies asking whether gender equality planning makes feminist resistance possible, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Conversations with otherness: violence and womanhood in narratives of women imprisoned for violent crimes - Ven äläinen S.
This article explores ways in which Finnish women impriso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Finnish scientists analyzed the proteome of T helper 17 cells
(University of Turku) T helper 17 (Th17) cells belong to a group of T cells with essential functions in autoimmune diseases and inflammation. Regulatory T cells (iTregs) are T cells with a suppressive function to maintain self-tolerance and prevent autoimmune responses. Researchers from Turku Centre for Biotechnology and Aalto University together utilised the advanced technology called label-free quantitative proteomics to identify the proteomes of Th17 and iTreg cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Having a meal activates the functioning of human brown fat
(University of Turku) The importance of the human brown adipose tissue (BAT) has become clearer during the past ten years. Using positron emission tomography, PET, it was shown that adult humans have functional BAT. Coldness is an effective activator of the BAT metabolic function but, in rodents, eating has the same effect. Now, the researchers at Turku PET Centre in Finland have proven that having a meal increases oxygen consumption in human BAT as much as coldness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diagnostics of genetic cardiac diseases using stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes
(University of Tampere) A new study by Professors Martti Juhola and Katriina Aalto-Set ä l ä of the University of Tampere in Finland demonstrates that with the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, it is possible not only to accurately sort sick cardiac cell cultures from healthy ones, but also to differentiate between genetic cardiac diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Sitra is fostering healthcare innovation in Finland
Pia Heikkurinnen, theme specialist, capacity renewal at Sitra, talks about the support the Finnish government is giving Sitra to back digital health startups and other healthcare innovators.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Recording of offences on police domestic violence call outs - Fagerlund M, K ääriäinen J, Ellonen N.
Due to new legislation passed in 2011, Finnish police have been legally obligated to record and investigate all assaults, including petty assaults, occurring in close relationships. Referred to as domestic violence (DV), these assaults can be prosecuted ev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sentences and prosecutors' demands for aggravated drunk driving in Finland - Pere P, Lahti T, Sutela M.
Sentences and prosecutors' demands for aggravated drunk driving are categorised into three classes: The sentence is more lenient than, is compatible with, or is harsher than the prosecutor's demand. The probability of a sentence falling into one of the thr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Individual access to genomic disease risk factors has a beneficial impact on lifestyles
(European Society of Human Genetics) A large study from Finland shows that giving personal genomic information to individuals can have a long-term beneficial effect on their lifestyles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could holidaymakers be causing antibiotic resistance?
The new research of 316 volunteers, by Finnish researchers at Helsinki University, is the latest in a long-line of scientific trials to try and discover what else is fueling untreatable superbugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk
(Karolinska Institutet) Therapeutic use of gene editing with the so-called CRISPR-Cas9 technique may inadvertently increase the risk of cancer, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and the University of Helsinki, Finland, published in Nature Medicine. Researchers say that more studies are required in order to guarantee the safety of these 'molecular scissors' for gene-editing therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Increased production of revolutionary touch sensor film
A EUR 12-million loan backed by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank (EIB) is helping Finnish firm Canatu to further develop its materials for flexible and foldable touch sensor display screens used in consumer electronics and motor vehicles. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 11, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Finland's health care reform vote to be pushed back by months: parliament speaker
TURKU, Finland (Reuters) - The Finnish parliament will not be able to vote on the government's major health care and local government bill until August at the earliest, parliament's speaker said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

High vitamin D levels linked to lower cholesterol in children
(University of Eastern Finland) There is a link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels in primary school children, new research from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teetotallers are off sick MORE than regular drinkers, study finds
Researchers discovered teetotal people studied in the UK, Finland and France had a higher risk of absence from work for a host of ailments, including mental disorders, and muscle and bone issues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?
(University of Montreal) Researchers in Finland and Montreal are looking at the challenges of mass producing and commercializing the now-experimental technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hintsa Performance raises $7.6M for employee wellbeing platform
Hintsa Performance, a Finnish employee wellness tech company that formed last year when H2 Wellbeing (makers of the HeiaHeia app) merged with Hintsa Performance in 2016, has raised $7.6 million ( €6.8 million) in new funding. Life insurance company OP Insurance led the round along with Pontos Group. Previous investor Ilmarinen also participated in the round. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Going global: Jefferson Israel Center opens in Jerusalem
Thomas Jefferson University opened its third global health center Tuesday morning, this time in Israel. The Jefferson Israel Center in Jerusalem joins similar global centers Jefferson has established in Japan and Italy. Plans are ongoing to establish centers in Latin America and India. The Philadelphia university also has collaborative relationships in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Australi a and China. “Israel today is what Silicon Valley was in the late 1990s," said. Dr. Mark L. Tykocinski,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology: Job strain linked to increased risk of premature death for men with cardiometabolic disease
(The Lancet) Having a demanding job and little control over it is associated with an increased risk of premature death in men with coronary heart disease, stroke, or diabetes, according to an observational study tracking more than 100000 men and women with and without cardiometabolic disease from Finland, France, Sweden, and the UK for almost 14 years, published in The Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Multiomics' and the newborn mouse heart
(University of Helsinki) The heart of a neonatal mouse is capable of self-repair after tissue damage. However, this ability disappears during the first week of life. Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying myocardial regenerative ability. Advantages within the field could be of benefit, for example, in the development of novel treatments for patients to regain heart function after myocardial infarction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Withings cofounder buys back digital health business from Nokia
It's official — Eric Carreel, cofounder of French health tech company Withings, has bought back Nokia’s digital health division two years after it was sold to the Finnish tech giant. Carreel plans to relaunch the Withings brand by the end of 2018, according to a statement. “I am delighted to start working a gain with the brilliant teams that made the brand such a great success,” Carreel said in a statement. “We have an exciting challenge ahead of us as we continue to push the boundaries of connected health.” (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Repeated neonaticide: differences and similarities to single neonaticide events - Klier CM, Amon S, Putkonen H, Fernandez Arias P, Weizmann-Henelius G.
This study aims to identify differences between single and repeat perpetrators of filicide by using register-based data. The study used register-based, comprehensive, nationwide data from both Austria and Finland. The current study covers 23 perpetrators, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Sensory-based food education encourages children to eat vegetables, berries and fruit
(University of Eastern Finland) Sensory-based food education given to 3- to 5-year-old children in the kindergarten increases their willingness to choose vegetables, berries and fruit, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Sensory-based food education offers new tools for promoting healthy dietary habits in early childhood education and care. The findings were published in Public Health Nutrition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news