This Iceland volcano erupted for the first time in 6,000 years, and it could keep erupting for decades
The volcano was dormant for 6,000 years before it erupted on March 19, 25 miles away from Reykjavik. The lava is moving slow enough for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Icelandic man gets naked next to erupting volcano
Adventure tour guide Sveinn Snorri Sighvatsson's volcanic striptease during a visit to the erupting Geldingadalur in Iceland's Reykjanes... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iceland introduces restrictions after UK variant is detected
Iceland’s government has ordered schools closed and halted public gatherings after detecting six people believed to have the coronavirus variant first found in Britain (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India pauses AstraZeneca vaccine exports; Belgium, Iceland and France tighten restrictions
Noexports were made on Thursday; Belgiumimposes fresh lockdown;Iceland imposes three-week shutdown;France locks down more areasAstraZeneca plant inspected by Italian police at EU requestDelhi reportedly halts AstraZeneca vaccine exports as cases soarFrance may go on UK travel red list, Boris Johnson confirmsAngela Merkel apologises as she reverses German Easter lockdownHow Taiwan triumphed over Covid as UK faltered7.29pmGMTThe Finnish government on Wednesday proposed locking down residents of five cities, including the capitalHelsinki, and only allowing people to leave their homes for limited reasons, to curb rising corona...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Clea Skopeliti, Tobi Thomas and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Medical research Science Source Type: news

UK Covid: Johnson confirms France may go on 'red list' for border controls - as it happened
This blog is now closed.For the latest coronavirus news from around the world, head to our global blogFrance may go on UK travel red list, Boris Johnson confirmsAstraZeneca plant inspected by Italian police at EU requestKeir Starmer pushes Boris Johnson for Covid public inquiryGlobal coronavirus updates – live6.31pmGMTI think there is a hierarchy between mandating something and permitting it or forbidding it. I think in some areas, in particular sectors where vulnerable elderly people are being cared for, there may be some need for mandation, [in others] some need for a more permissive approach. All that will be set ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Boris Johnson Coronavirus UK news Keir Starmer PMQs Science House of Commons Conservatives Infectious diseases NHS Priti Patel Immigration and asylum Scotland Scottish politics Nicola Sturgeon Ruth Davidson Liver Source Type: news

How Iceland clamped down to conquer coronavirus
It may be a remote island, but there is a reason why Iceland is proud of its success in tackling the pandemic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fagradals Mountain volcano, dormant for 6,000 years, erupts in Iceland
The glow from the lava could be seen 20 miles away. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Icelandic volcano subsiding after first eruption in 900 years
Authorities say the eruption of a long-dormant volcano is easing and should not interfere with air travel. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here Are Some Incredible Photos Of The Iceland Volcano Eruption
Björk, dog, lava — the volcano eruption in Iceland has it all. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volcano erupts in Iceland for first time in 6,000 years
A volcano near Iceland's capital city and the country's Keflavik International Airport erupted Friday after sitting dormant for 6,000 years. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volcano Erupts In Southwestern Iceland After Thousands Of Earthquakes
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Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dustin Jones Source Type: news

Volcano Erupts In Southwestern Iceland After Thousands Of Earthquakes
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Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long dormant volcano comes to life in southwestern Iceland
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A long dormant volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland flared to life Friday night,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iceland halts air travel following volcanic eruption
A volcano in southwest Iceland has erupted as anticipated following thousands of smaller earthquakes in the area in recent weeks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volcano erupts near Iceland's capital, halts air traffic
A volcano in southwestern Iceland on the Reykjanes Peninsula erupted on Friday, following thousands of small earthquakes in the area in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volcano has erupted in Iceland near Reykjavik
A volcano in southwestern Iceland on the Reykjanes Peninsula erupted on Friday, following thousands of smaller earthquakes in the area... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volcano erupts in Iceland near Reykjavik
A volcanic eruption began in southwestern Iceland near the capital Reykjavik on Friday following thousands of small earthquakes in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volcano erupts in Iceland near capital following weeks of seismic activity
A volcanic eruption began in southwestern Iceland near the capital Reykjavik on Friday following thousands of small earthquakes in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volcanic eruption started a few minutes ago in Iceland! After countless days of earthquakes
Eldgos er hafið í Fagradalsfjalli. Þetta kemur fram í tilkynningu frá Veðurstofu Íslands, en lítill órói sést á jarðskjálftamælum. Þyrla... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volcanic eruption has started in Iceland
The Icelandic Met Office has just issued the following warning: “An eruption has started in Fagradalsfjall.” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A volcanic eruption has begun in the region of Fagradalsfjall mountain on the Reykjanes peninsula in southwest Iceland
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Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finland ranked happiest country in the world-again
Denmark is in second place, followed by Switzerland and Iceland in the World Happiness Report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany joins European cohort in halting AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccinations
(Natural News) Following a spate of deadly blood clots all across Europe, Germany has decided to join more than a dozen other European nations in halting all further administration of Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines from AstraZeneca. Though the European Medicines Agency (EMA) still insists the jabs are “safe,” Germany, Iceland, and several other EU nations... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India says it has no concern about AstraZeneca vaccine side effects
​​The safety committee was also looking at "serious thromboembolic events" from the UK. Sweden and Latvia on Tuesday joined Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway in the suspension of the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid vaccine: Dr Jarvis says 'blood clots happen all the time' - AstraZeneca side effects
COVID vaccine AstraZeneca has been suspended by the Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic authorities. This is in response to a report of a deadly blood clot. However, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said the move is "precautionary". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denmark, Norway, and Iceland Suspend AstraZeneca COVID Shots After Blood Clot Reports Denmark, Norway, and Iceland Suspend AstraZeneca COVID Shots After Blood Clot Reports
Health authorities in Denmark, Norway, and Iceland on Thursday suspended the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine shots following reports of the formation of blood clots in some people who had been vaccinated.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Denmark, Norway and Iceland suspend AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine over blood clotting
A small number of people developed clots after receiving the vaccine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Granted Conditional Marketing Authorization by European Commission
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 11, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted a Conditional Marketing Authorization (CMA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. The CMA follows a Positive Opinion from the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).2 The CMA is valid in all 27 member states of the European Union (EU), plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstei...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Denmark suspends use of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
Three Norwegian cities and Iceland also halt use after one person in Denmark died following jab (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Volcano eruption in Iceland could occur in hours, scientists say, after country reports thousands of earthquakes in past week
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A "swarm" of over 20,000 earthquakes has rocked Iceland in the past 10 days
There have been more than 3,100 earthquakes on the peninsula in the past 48 hours​. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iceland has been hit by 18,000 earthquakes in just over a week, and a major eruption is predicted
Some scientists believe a volcanic eruption could be imminent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021The World Not Only Needs Women Leaders – It Needs Feminist Leaders
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCOBy Audrey Azoulay and Katrín JakobsdóttirPARIS and REYKJAVIK, Mar 5 2021 (IPS) International Women’s Day pays tribute to the achievements of women worldwide and reminds us what still needs to be done for full gender equality. In 2021, we are taking stock of the many ways in which COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women and girls around the world. The pandemic has created a new landscape. Although women have played a key role in responding to the crisis, gender inequalities have widened across the board. In education, 767 million women and girls were impa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Audrey Azoulay and Katrin Jakobsdottir Tags: Civil Society Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women in Politic Source Type: news

Adaptation of the barriers to help-seeking for trauma (BHS-TR) scale: a cross-cultural cognitive interview study with female intimate partner violence survivors in Iceland - Thorvaldsdottir KB, Halldorsdottir S, Johnson RM, Sigurdardottir S, Saint Arnault D.
BACKGROUND: Even though traumatization is linked to substantially reduced health-related quality of life, help-seeking and service utilization among trauma survivors are very low. To date, there has not been available in Iceland a culturally attuned, self-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Volcano near Reykjav ík, Iceland about to erupt
It has just been confirmed that there is volcanic unrest on the Reykjanes peninsula, according to Kristín Jónsdóttir, division head for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ownership ’s hidden rules: Q & A with ‘Mine!’ co-author James Salzman
In the new book“Mine!: How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives” (Doubleday), UCLA School of Law professor James Salzman reveals the hidden rules that govern who owns what — from the reclining space behind airline seats to HBO passwords for streaming shows. Salzman is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law at UCLA Law, a faculty member of theEmmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and one of the country ’s leading scholars of environmental law. His co-author is Michael Heller, the Lawrence A. Wien Professor of Real Estate Law at Columbia Law School.&l...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Evrysdi, the first and only at home spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment with proven efficacy in adults, children and infants two months and older
Basel, 26 February 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) for the treatment of 5q spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in patients 2 months of age and older, with a clinical diagnosis of SMA Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 or with one to four SMN2 copies. SMA is a leading genetic cause of death in infants and 5q SMA is the most common form of the disease . SMA causes progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, and significant unmet need remains, particularly in adults ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Evrysdi, the first and only at home spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment with proven efficacy in adults, children and infants two months and older
Basel, 26 February 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) for the treatment of 5q spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in patients 2 months of age and older, with a clinical diagnosis of SMA Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 or with one to four SMN2 copies. SMA is a leading genetic cause of death in infants and 5q SMA is the most common form of the disease . SMA causes progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, and significant unmet need remains, particularly in adults ...
Source: Roche Media News - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ten lessons from the virus crisis
(Flinders University) A mixture of smaller countries led by New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Cyprus, Rwanda and Iceland led the world 's Top 10 countries to manage their COVID-19 response well, according to a new study. In the study, published in The BMJ, lead researcher Flinders University's Professor Fran Baum joined experts from around the world to reflect upon the Global Health Security Index (October 2019) predictions for a public health emergency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists awarded Fulbright scholarships to study climate and the environment
(University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science) University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Associate Professor Lora Harris and Ph.D. candidate Christina Goethel have been named Fulbright Scholars for 2021-2022. Harris will use her award to work in Finland on questions of estuarine ecology, and Goethel will use her award to support post-doctoral research and teaching in Iceland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

SPRAVATO ® (Esketamine Nasal Spray) Authorised in Europe for the Rapid Reduction of Depressive Symptoms in a Psychiatric Emergency for Patients with Major Depressive Disorder
BEERSE, BELGIUM, February 8, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the European Commission (EC) has authorised the expanded use of SPRAVATO® (esketamine nasal spray), co-administered with oral antidepressant therapy in adults with a moderate to severe episode of MDD, as acute short term treatment, for the rapid reduction of depressive symptoms, which according to clinical judgement constitute a psychiatric emergency.7 “Depression is more than just feeling sad, it’s a debilitating combination of symptoms that are different for each person and can prog...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Anonymous cell phone data can quantify behavioral changes for flu-like illnesses, study finds
Being prepared for a pandemic, like COVID-19, depends on the ability to predict the course of the pandemic and the human behaviour that drives spread in the event of an outbreak. Cell phone metadata that is routinely collected by telecommunications providers can reveal changes of behavior in people who are diagnosed with a flu-like illness, while also protecting their anonymity, a new study has found. The research, led by Emory University and devised by the University of Bristol, is based on data drawn from a 2009 outbreak of H1N1 influenza in Iceland and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)....
Source: University of Bristol news - January 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Institutes, I 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

Monitoring the Weather at the Edge of the World
Marsibil Erlendsdottir runs a farm and provides weather reports from a remote outpost in eastern Iceland. The job requires vigilance and an unfailing resolve. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marzena Skubatz Tags: Iceland Weather Agriculture and Farming Snow and Snowstorms Sheep Travel and Vacations Source Type: news

Icelandic man receives world's first double-arm-and-shoulder transplant
Patient lost both arms in work accident 23 years ago and it took years to find suitable donors for the complex operationAn Icelandic man who got the world ’s first double-shoulder-and-arm transplant is recovering well after the operation, two decades after the accident that cost him both limbs, doctors have said.They said it was still uncertain how much mobility Felix Gretarsson, 48, will recover following the operation earlier this month in the southeastern French city of Lyon.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Iceland France Europe World news Science Organ donation Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Estonia to participate in VaccineGuard pilot
Estonia, Hungary and Iceland are the first countries to sign up to the new platform supporting the global COVID-19 vaccination programme. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology 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

Child protection, disability and obstetric violence: three case studies from Iceland - Rice JG, Bjargard óttir HB, Sigurjónsdóttir HB.
This contribution is a collective re-analysis of three research projects in Iceland focused on parenting with a disability which draws upon data spanning a twenty-year period. The core purpose of these projects is to understand why parents with primarily... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

European Union Greenlights BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine After Agency Gives Safety Approval
(AMSTERDAM) — The European Union on Monday gave official approval for the coronavirus vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer to be used across the 27-nation bloc, raising hopes that countries can begin administering the first shots to their citizens shortly after Christmas. The EU’s executive commission gave the green light just hours after the European Medicines Agency said the vaccine meets safety and quality standards. Brussels had been expected to take two or three days to endorse the market authorization move. “As we have promised, this vaccine will be available for all EU countries at the same tim...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALEKSANDAR FURTULA and FRANK JORDANS / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

Modern Iceland's climate is colder with more ice than any other time in the last 8000 years except the 1800s
A wealth of new research in glacier and sea ice extent show modern Iceland is 2-4°C colder than all of the last 8000 years except for a slightly colder late 19th century. Even the 1700s were warmer with less ice than today in and around Iceland. (Natural News) (Article by Kenneth Richard republished from NoTricksZone.com)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news