Contraceptive Access May Not Be as Life-Changing for the World ’s Poorest Women as Previously Thought, According to a New Study
At the Generation Equality Forum in Paris in early July, the U.N. attracted political and business leaders from across the globe to talk about gender equality, and also invited them to put their moneys where their mouths were. Among the Forum’s seven key platforms were a push for more economic justice for women—meaning equal access to education and jobs and caregiving support—and a greater ability for women to control their “bodily autonomy”—meaning more access to sex education, contraception and abortion services. It’s an article of faith among development experts that those two a...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Beautiful VR setting could reduce pain in unpleasant medical procedure
(European Association of Urology) Being immersed in a stunning 'virtual' Icelandic landscape can reduce the pain caused by uncomfortable medical procedures, new research has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Terrawatch: witnessing a ‘lava shield’ volcano form
Icelanders have been treated to a spectacular geological phenomenon with the Fagradalsfjall eruptionCovid has disrupted many forms of entertainment, but for Icelanders the Earth has stepped in and provided a spectacular Covid-safe show. Just over three months ago a volcano burst into action and its fiery fountains – a 45-minute drive south from Reykjavík – have attracted hundreds of spectators every day since. And for geologists this eruption is turning out to be like nothing they have seen before.Related:Iceland volcano: eruption under way in Fagradalsfjall near ReykjavikContinue reading... (Source: Gua...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kate Ravilious Tags: Volcanoes World news Iceland Geology Source Type: news

Shorter working week trial in Iceland hailed as an ‘overwhelming success’
A long-running trial of a shorter working week in Iceland has been hailed an "overwhelming success." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India in touch with EU members for reciprocal acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines: MEA
Eight EU countries Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Estonia and Spain have confirmed that they will accept Covishield for travel entry. It is learnt that Switzerland and Netherlands have also given go-ahead to the COVID-19 vaccine being produced by the Serum Institute of India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's testimonies: what influences prosecutions and convictions in sexual abuse cases? - Trosh LM, Sigvardsson BT, Sveinsdottir T, Gylfason HF, Sigurdsson JF.
The main objective of this study was to examine which factors regarding children's testimony, at Barnah ús in Iceland, influence prosecution and conviction of alleged sex offenders. The sample consisted of 542 cases of children interviewed between 1998 and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

deCODE genetics: Predicting the probability of death
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, June 18, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Scientists from deCODE genetics have developed a predictor based on protein measurements in blood samples that predicts the time to all-cause death better than traditional ri... Diagnostics deCODE genetics, Amgen (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Microsoft Flight Simulator adds beautiful Nordic views in its latest update
Get up close with Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Finland (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breath Test Predicts Immunotherapy Response to Mesothelioma
Researchers in the Netherlands are touting a novel breath test for mesothelioma patients to better predict response to the immunotherapy combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab that was approved recently for first-line treatment of the disease. They believe exhaled breath analysis using electronic technology – known as eNose – can differentiate between responders and nonresponders before treatment begins, saving many patients from unnecessary side effects. There currently are no biomarkers for mesothelioma that can accurately predict the effectiveness of these types of immunotherapy drugs, known as immune...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 10, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms, mental wellbeing, and substance use among adolescents before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Iceland: a longitudinal, population-based study, Lancet Psychiatry
In this study, we investigated the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and substance use during this sensitive developmental stage. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How and when to watch the solar eclipse on Thursday
The moon will partially cover the sun in the UK later this week, but some parts of the northern hemisphere will experience a total eclipseThis Thursday, Greenland, Iceland, the Arctic, most of Europe, much of North America and Asia will experience a solar eclipse.Most will see a partial eclipse, where the moon takes a bite out of the sun. From a few specific places in Russia, Greenland and Canada, the event will be visible as an annular eclipse, which occurs when the moon is located near the furthest part of its orbit around the Earth.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Solar eclipses The moon The sun Astronomy Space Source Type: news

COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact on the mental health of adolescents
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study of over 59,000 Icelandic adolescents by a team of Icelandic and North American behavioral and social scientists found that COVID-19 has had a significant, detrimental impact on adolescent mental health, especially in girls. The study is the first to investigate and document age- and gender-specific changes in adolescent mental health problems and substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic, while accounting for upward trends that were appearing before the pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clear differences in how Nordic journalists experience their professional role
(University of Gothenburg) Swedish and Danish journalists describe their role as monitorial to a greater extent than journalists from other Nordic countries. Journalists from Norway and Iceland state they have the least experience of political influence and thus differ from Finnish journalists. This is shown by a new comparative study published by Nordicom at the University of Gothenburg. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

European Commission approves PONVORYTM (ponesimod), a Once Daily, Oral Therapy for the Treatment of Adults with Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis with Active Disease Defined by Clinical or Imaging Features
BEERSE, BELGIUM, May 24, 2021 – Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved PONVORY (ponesimod) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) with active disease defined by clinical or imaging features.[4] “Relapsing multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable and complex disease that can present very differently from individual to individual, placing a heavy burden on the patient and their loved ones,” said Professor Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, FCP (Neurol., SA), FRCP, FRCPath, Professor of Neuro...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Paracetamol poisoning: a population-based study from Iceland - Fri ðriksdóttir A, Jónsdóttir F, Snook CP, Líndal H, Björnsson ES.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence and severity of paracetamol poisoning in a population-based cohort in Iceland. A previous study showed a decrease in the incidence during a financial crisis in Iceland, by approximately half (16/100,000 annually). The ai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prevalence of childhood maltreatment and posttraumatic stress symptoms among male inmates in Iceland - Gunnthorsdottir H, Kristofersson GK, Gunnarsdottir ED.
INTRODUCTION: Childhood maltreatment is highly correlated with adult criminal behavior, and the prevalence of childhood maltreatment within prison populations is high. Furthermore, studies have repeatedly shown a higher prevalence of posttraumatic stress d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

PCB contamination in Icelandic orcas: a matter of diet
(McGill University) A new study from McGill University suggests that some Icelandic killer whales have very high concentrations of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in their blubber. But it seems that other orcas from the same population have levels of PCBs that are much lower. It mainly depends on what they eat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Microplastics found in Europe's largest ice cap
(Reykjavik University) In a recent article in Sustainability, scientists from Reykjavik University (RU), the University of Gothenburg, and the Icelandic Meteorological Office describe their finding of microplastic in a remote and pristine area of Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland, Europe's largest ice cap. Microplastics may affect the melting and rheological behaviour of glaciers, thus influencing the future meltwater contribution to the oceans and rising sea levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Norway lends AstraZeneca vaccine jabs to Sweden, Iceland
Norway will lend all of its 216,000 doses of Astra Zeneca to neighboring Sweden and Iceland as long as the vaccine is on pause (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 3 Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 21, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) today announced publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of primary data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE clinical trial for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). The publication of the primary analysis follows the topline efficacy and safety data announced in January, showing the trial met all primary and key secondary endpoints, and found that the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine prevented hospitalization and death across all study participa...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

J & J to Resume Vaccine Rollout in Europe J & J to Resume Vaccine Rollout in Europe
Johnson& Johnson said it will ship again to the EU nations, Norway, and Iceland with the warning and provide guidance for healthcare professionals on possible treatments.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out to Resume in Europe Following European Medicines Agency (EMA) ReviewEMA Confirms Overall Benefit-Risk Profile Remains Positive
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 20, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has provided updated guidance for use of the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine and confirmed the overall benefit-risk profile remains positive. The guidance follows PRAC review of a small number of cases of a very rare adverse event involving blood clots in combination with low platelet counts that can occur within approximately one to three weeks following injection with the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine. As a resul...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

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
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
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
(Source: Reuters: Health)
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 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

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

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