Iceland's answer to gender equality
Boys put on nail polish and play with gender-neutral dolls, while girls are taught to be more courageous and self-confident. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Co-regulatory networks of human serum proteins link genetics to disease
Proteins circulating in the blood are critical for age-related disease processes; however, the serum proteome has remained largely unexplored. To this end, 4137 proteins covering most predicted extracellular proteins were measured in the serum of 5457 Icelanders over 65 years of age. Pairwise correlation between proteins as they varied across individuals revealed 27 different network modules of serum proteins, many of which were associated with cardiovascular and metabolic disease states, as well as overall survival. The protein modules were controlled by cis- and trans-acting genetic variants, which in many cases were als...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Emilsson, V., Ilkov, M., Lamb, J. R., Finkel, N., Gudmundsson, E. F., Pitts, R., Hoover, H., Gudmundsdottir, V., Horman, S. R., Aspelund, T., Shu, L., Trifonov, V., Sigurdsson, S., Manolescu, A., Zhu, J., Olafsson, O., Jakobsdottir, J., Lesley, S. A., To, Tags: Engineering, Genetics r-articles Source Type: news

Epidemiology of spinal fractures and associated spinal cord injuries in Iceland - Kristinsdottir EA, Knutsdottir S, Sigvaldason K, Jonsson H, Ingvarsson PE.
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective epidemiological study. SETTING: Landsp ítali University Hospital, Iceland. OBJECTIVES: Assessment of epidemiological data and risk factors for traumatic spinal fractures (SFs) and associated spinal cord injury (SCI). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Everything You Need to Know About the Last Eclipse of 2018
For much of the world, the last chance to catch an eclipse for a while is about to happen. This weekend’s partial solar eclipse will span across many countries in the Northern hemisphere on Saturday, Aug. 11 — becoming what could be the most widely viewed solar eclipse of 2018. The eclipse kicks off at 5:46 a.m. E.T., and will be visible in Greenland before expanding toward Iceland, northern Europe, most of northern Russia and part of northern China, according to NASA. If the weather is good in the morning, when the eclipse starts (around 4:02 a.m. E.T.), then it may become the most viewed solar eclipse of the ...
Source: TIME: Science - August 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gabby Raymond Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

The Icelandic Model for Preventing risky behaviours among adolescents: shall we think about this project? - Santacroce R.
Nel 1999, secondo i dati del sondaggio ESPAD (European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs), il 25% degli studenti islandesi fra i 15 e i 16 anni fumava sigarette, il 19% si era ubriacato 10 o pi ù volte nel corso dell’anno e il 16% aveva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hip fractures among older people in Iceland between 2008 and 2012 - Skuladottir SS, Gudmundsdottir E, Mogensen B, Masdottir HR, Gudmundsdottir H, Jonsdottir LA, Sigurthorsdottir I, Torfadottir JE, Thorsteinsdottir T.
INTRODUCTION: Hip fractures are a serious injury especially among older people, mainly caused by falls and women have a higher risk. The authors studied gender differences in hip fractures, marital status, waiting times for surgery and mortality in an olde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Iceland is having the worst summer for 100 years – is Britain’s heatwave to blame?
Reykjav ík’sice-cream vendors, camp sites and outdoor swimming pools are struggling as our unusually pleasant summer spells bad news for our north-western neighboursAs you enjoy the sunshine, spare a thought for Iceland. It is having the greyest, wettest summer since 1914, preceded by rain every single day in May.According to Icelandic meteorologist Trausti Jonsson, theUK heatwave is to blame for Iceland ’s struggling ice-cream vendors, outdoor pools and campsites. “The people ofReykjav ík are paying for the sunshine in England and southern Scandinavia, ” he said, thanks to high pressu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Jones Tags: Meteorology Iceland Europe World news Weather UK news Science Source Type: news

Emotional mapping and its participatory potential: opinions about cycling conditions in Reykjav ík, Iceland - Pánek J, Benediktsson K.
Many cities have prioritised the provision of bicycle infrastructure, as part of a transition to more sustainable transport. Information from the users of bicycle facilities is crucial for successful bicycle planning. The article presents a case study of R... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Sweden and Iceland are happiest in Europe, claim scientists
Sweden and Iceland are the happiest countries in Europe, according to scientists at the University of Valencia in Spain, who have developed a new Happiness Index to rate countries' satisfaction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption in Europe 2013-2014
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 05/2018 This 102-page document is the fourth annual report of the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network (ESAC-Net) published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). It is based on antimicrobial consumption data from the community (primary care sector) and the hospital sector reported to ECDC for 2013 and 2014 by 28 European Union (EU) Member States and two EEA (European Economic Area)/non-EU countries (Iceland and Norway). An analysis of EU/EEA data from the last five years did not reveal any significant trend...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Two genetic stories of human migration into Iceland and the Americas
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Two separate studies -- both benefiting from ancient DNA -- paint detailed pictures of the founding, migration, and evolution of human populations in Iceland and the Americas, respectively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The genes from Icelanda's first settlers reveal the origin of their population in detail
(Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)) In just over 1,000 years, Icelanders have gone through numerous changes in their gene pool, to the extent that Icelanda's first settlers, who came to the island from Norway and the British and Irish isles between the years 870 and 930, are much more similar to the inhabitants of their original home countries than to Iceland's present-day inhabitants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ancient genomes from Iceland reveal the making of a human population
Opportunities to directly study the founding of a human population and its subsequent evolutionary history are rare. Using genome sequence data from 27 ancient Icelanders, we demonstrate that they are a combination of Norse, Gaelic, and admixed individuals. We further show that these ancient Icelanders are markedly more similar to their source populations in Scandinavia and the British-Irish Isles than to contemporary Icelanders, who have been shaped by 1100 years of extensive genetic drift. Finally, we report evidence of unequal contributions from the ancient founders to the contemporary Icelandic gene pool. These results...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ebenesersdottir, S. S., Sandoval-Velasco, M., Gunnarsdottir, E. D., Jagadeesan, A., Guthmundsdottir, V. B., Thordardottir, E. L., Einarsdottir, M. S., Moore, K. H. S., Sigurthsson, A., Magnusdottir, D. N., Jonsson, H., Snorradottir, S., Hovig, E., Moller, Tags: Anthropology, Genetics reports Source Type: news

Nox Medical touts win in ongoing patent spat with Natus Medical
Nox Medical today touted a win in an ongoing patent spat with Natus Medical (Nasdaq: BABY) over patents related to biometric connectors. The Iceland-based company said that a jury in the US District Court for the District of Delaware upheld the validity of Nox’s patent for biometric connectors it uses on its disposable RIP belts. The jury also awarded the company damages for infringement from Natus after finding that Natus willfully infringed upon one of Nox’s patents. Nox touted the win as the third against Natus in relation to the RIP belt biometric connectors, and said that it will “cont...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Natus Medical Inc. noxmedical Source Type: news

Development and predictors of psychological outcomes following the 2008 earthquake in Iceland: a longitudinal cohort study - Thordardottir EB, Gudmundsdottir H, Gudmundsdottir B, Hr ólfsdóttir AM, Aspelund T, Hauksdóttir A.
AIMS: On 29 May 2008, an earthquake struck in South Iceland. The aim of this study was to explore the trajectories of post-traumatic stress, depressive and anxiety symptoms among exposed inhabitants during the first year following the earthquake, as well a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Psychosocial support after natural disasters in Iceland-implementation and utilization - Thordardottir EB, Gudmundsdottir B, Petursdottir G, Valdimarsdottir UA, Hauksd óttir A.
Introduction To date, increased attention has focused on how early psychological support after trauma may reduce suffering and limit the chronicity of psychological problems such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, few studies have assessed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Interactive map reveals millions of people aren't eating enough calcium
Nepal in Asia was found to be the worst offender - having an intake of calcium seven times lower than the amount in Iceland, according to The International Osteoporosis Foundation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Map reveals millions of people aren't eating enough calcium
Nepal in Asia was found to be the worst offender - having an intake of calcium seven times lower than the amount in Iceland, according to The International Osteoporosis Foundation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy with autism builds world's largest Lego Titanic replica
The world's largest Lego replica of the doomed Titanic liner was built over 700 hours -- 11 months -- by a 10-year-old boy from Reykjavik, Iceland, who is on the autism spectrum. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C virus elimination programs report encouraging results: Is elimination within reach?
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) National programs in Georgia and Iceland report high levels of engagement, treatment initiation, and cure, suggesting HCV elimination targets are achievable. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists solve mystery of how Giant's Causeway was formed
Volcanologists use samples from Eyjafjallaj ökull in Iceland to recreate famous hexagonal columns in laboratoryAccording to legend, the Giant ’s Causeway was built by the Irish giant, Finn MacCool, as a crossing to confront his Scottish rival. Scientists have an alternative explanation, and for the first time they have reproduced in the laboratory the process through which the causeway’s 40,000 near-perfect hexagonal columns were form ed.Geometric columns are seen in a variety of volcanic rocks across the Earth and are known to form as the rock cools and contracts, resulting in a regular array of polygonal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Science Geology Volcanoes Northern Ireland UK news Source Type: news

Comedian Jim Gaffigan set to perform at Dentsply Sirona World
One of the country ’s most popular and widespread appealing comedians, Gaffigan will perform in an intimate entertainment experience for DSW18 attendees on opening night of the 3-day educational festival CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 6, 2018) –Dentsply Sirona Inc., The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, announced today that three-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer and two-time New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan will perform a private standup act for Dentsply Sirona World attendees in Orlando, Florida on Thursday evening, Sept. 13.Known around the world for his unique brand of humor, rev...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Review shows that Icelandic society is taking firmer steps to tackle the diverse forms of child abuse and neglect that its children are exposed to - Gunnlaugsson G, Einarsd óttir J.
AIM: This review examined and summarised the research published on child abuse in Iceland, which was mainly in the country's native language, to make the findings more accessible to English speakers. It specifically focused on child rearing and the physica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Nox Medical claims win over Natus Medical in EU sensor patent spat
Nox Medical yesterday touted a win in a European patent spat with Natus Medical (Nasdaq: BABY) over patents related to biometric connectors. Iceland-based Nox Medical said that the European Patent Office determined that its European patent, related to its RIP Belts, were “valid as amended” in proceedings brought against it by Natus. The company went on to say that it believes that its patent will also survive further proceedings if Natus decides to appeal. Nox Medical said that a U.S.-based patent infringement case against Natus, claiming infringement related to the same patent in the European dispute, is ...
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Natus Medical Inc. noxmedical Source Type: news

Volcanic eruption influenced Iceland's conversion to Christianity
(University of Cambridge) Memories of the largest lava flood in the history of Iceland, recorded in an apocalyptic medieval poem, were used to drive the island's conversion to Christianity, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Icelandic program seeks to eliminate HCV
(Wiley) A new Journal of Internal Medicine study describes an innovative program to eliminate hepatitis C virus (HCV) as a public health threat in Iceland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bill Banning Circumcision in Iceland Alarms Religious Groups
Doctors, nurses and midwives have thrown their support behind the bill, which would ban circumcisions in children without a medical reason. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Circumcision Politics and Government Law and Legislation Babies and Infants Muslims and Islam Jews and Judaism Iceland Denmark Europe Source Type: news

It ’s Warmer in Iceland Than Parts of the Mediterranean This Week
Iceland will be warmer than parts of the Mediterranean this week as an icy blast from Siberia brings bitter cold to Europe along with the risk of travel delays and power cuts. Very dry Arctic air from the east will drive weather conditions for the coming days after temperatures plunged to as low as minus 36 degrees Celsius (minus 65 Fahrenheit) in Finland — more than 40 degrees below levels in Iceland, forecasters said. Energy prices jumped, with U.K. day-ahead electricity hitting a decade-high for the time of year. The biggest disruption is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday when “heavy and persistent” sn...
Source: TIME: Science - February 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg Environment onetime Source Type: news

Opposition erupts as Iceland eyes banning most circumcisions
Icelandic lawmakers are considering a law that would ban the circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons, making it the first European country to do so (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Iceland's Circumcision Ban; Peanut Allergy Success;'Bachelor' Brain
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Iceland's proposed ban on male circumcision upsets Jews, Muslims
A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage
Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better
Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, increasing frailty, rising disease risk and falling cognitive faculties. Then there’s the unavoidable matter of the end of consciousness and the self–death, in other words–that’s drawing closer and closer. It’s the rare person who can confront the final decline with flippancy or ease. That, as it turns out, might be our first mistake. Humans are not alone in facing the ultimate reckoning, but we’re the only species–as far as we ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

It ’s Almost Impossible to Get an Abortion in Poland. These Women Crossed the Border to Germany for Help
Dr. Janusz Rudzinski talks on the phone to a woman seeking an abortion as he performs the procedure in Prenzlau, Germany, in March 2017. It’s Almost Impossible to Get an Abortion in Poland. These Women Crossed the Border to Germany for Help By ALEXANDRA SIFFERLIN Photographs by KASIA STREK Kaja was happy to be pregnant. She had experienced two miscarriages in the past, and was hopeful for her third pregnancy. But when she started having severe pain, she knew things weren’t going as planned. She was already suffering a host of complications. Her doctor in Poland prescribed her the drug progesterone, meant to for...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: abortion Poland abortion Poland abortion 2017 Poland abortion ban Poland abortion germany Poland abortion laws Poland abortion protest Poland abortion protests Poland abortion statistics Poland black Monday Poland illegal abortion Source Type: news

In its own ‘war on plastic’, the UK government is a deserter | Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
The 25-year deadline spells doom for many ocean species. One supermarket ’s pledge to ban plastics puts the target to shameThe prime minister hasdeclared war on plastic, with an announcement that the government hopes to “eliminate all avoidable plastic waste” within 25 years. You could say that this week saw the first troops landing on our plastic-strewn beaches. But, rather than our ministers or MPs, they turned out to be the shelf-stackers and checkout workers of Iceland supermarkets.Those shop workers could well be among the first to handle a new kind of plastics-free packaging that the world so badly ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Tags: Plastics Food safety Food waste Pollution Oceans fish Science Supermarkets Iceland Foods UK news Source Type: news

Is there a nutritional advantage to fresh vs frozen fish? Well, that depends...
(Natural News) New research shows that frozen fish is just as good as fresh fish if properly prepared. According to an initiative by Trondheim, Norway-based research company SINTEF, the Norwegian Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), and the Icelandic research institute Matis, new methods of handling fish can make it fresh throughout the year.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose: Episode 7 with Sarah Moss
EPISODE 7: SARAH MOSSAcclaimed British novelistHailed as one of the best British novelists writing today,  Sarah Moss is our very special literary guest on TRD this week. She joins Ray to explore the intersection between fiction and health, and to talk about the doctors, patients, parents and families she portrays so vividly in her five highly acclaimed novels.The role of the writer, Sarah says, is to ‘ask hard questions beautifully’. She certainly does this through her own exploration of individual lives and struggles within clearly defined social structures past and present. From the first female do...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Developing EMS Quality Indicators in Nordic Countries
Measuring EMS quality in the Nordic countries Nordic Collaboration Editor's note: Although we usually present a single piece of research in this column, this month we instead present an important article on efforts to benchmark EMS quality in Nordic countries-Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. Prehospital services are in transition in the Nordic countries, with similar trends worldwide. Increase in population, longer life expectancy and a rapidly growing elderly population increase the need for healthcare, including EMS and out-of-hospital care. The percentage of growth in the number of calls to Norw...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Janne K. Kj øllesdal Tags: Operations Source Type: news

Developing EMS Quality Indicators in Nordic Countries
Measuring EMS quality in the Nordic countries Nordic Collaboration Editor's note: Although we usually present a single piece of research in this column, this month we instead present an important article on efforts to benchmark EMS quality in Nordic countries-Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. Prehospital services are in transition in the Nordic countries, with similar trends worldwide. Increase in population, longer life expectancy and a rapidly growing elderly population increase the need for healthcare, including EMS and out-of-hospital care. The percentage of growth in the number of calls to Norway's emergen...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Janne K. Kj øllesdal Tags: Operations Source Type: news

Yet another highly effective herb for sore throats: Icelandic moss is full of nutrients and has been used for eons
(Natural News) Sore throat is the dry, scratchy feeling in the throat can be annoyingly painful. Throughout the years, people have come up with natural ways on how to treat it — from using honey and lemon to gargling salt water, and now even moss. A new study reveals that the plant, particularly Icelandic moss,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The triggering factors of the M óafellshyrna debris slide in northern Iceland: intense precipitation, earthquake activity and thawing of mountain permafrost - Sæmundsson Þ, Morino C, Helgason JK, Conway SJ, Pétursson HG.
On the 20th September 2012, a large debris slide occurred in the M óafellshyrna Mountain in the Tröllaskagi peninsula, central north Iceland. Our work describes and discusses the relative importance of the three factors that may have contributed to the fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Injury pattern in Icelandic elite male handball players - Rafnsson ET, Valdimarsson Ö, Sveinsson T, Arnason A.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence, type, location, and severity of injuries in Icelandic elite male handball players and compare across factors like physical characteristics and playing position. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: The lat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Moss helps reduce sore throat pain and germs multiplying
EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic moss, which is similar to the plant that grows throughout Europe, could be a new remedy to ease your pain and rasping voice, according to an array of research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sore throat? Forget honey and lemon – try some MOSS
EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic moss, which is similar to the plant that grows throughout Europe, could be a new remedy to ease your pain and rasping voice, according to an array of research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everything You Need to Know About the Real-Life Love Story of Kit Harington and Rose Leslie
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie officially announced their engagement Wednesday, sending fans into a tizzy. Here’s everything we know about the real-life romance between the former co-stars. Where it started It’s unclear exactly when sparks started to fly between Harington and Leslie, but one thing we know for sure is where the two fell for each other — on the set of a little old show called Game of Thrones. “I fell in love in Iceland,” Harington revealed during a 2016 appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, referring to the filming location of Jon Snow’s scenes beyond the Wall. “I fel...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized celebrities game of thrones Jon Snow Kit Harington Rose Leslie Ygritte Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do parents influence new genetic mutations in children?
Researchers from Iceland look at how parents' age and sex influences new genetic mutations in children that may lead to rare medical conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics Source Type: news

Fathers pass on four times as many new genetic mutations as mothers – study
Faults in male DNA are a driver for rare childhood diseases, research suggests, with men passing on one new mutation for every eight months of ageChildren inherit four times as many new mutations from their fathers than their mothers, according to research that suggests faults in the men ’s DNA are a driver for rare childhood diseases.Researchers studied 14,000 Icelanders and found that men passed on one new mutation for every eight months of age, compared with women who passed on a new mutation for every three years of age.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Genetics Reproduction Science Fertility problems Health Biology Source Type: news

Icelanders Genomes Hint at Origins of Genetic Diversity
An analysis of 14,000 genomes reveals regions where new mutations are more likely to develop. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news