Spain Tops Italy as World ’s Healthiest Country While U.S. Falls: Report
Maybe it’s something in the gazpacho or paella, as Spain just surpassed Italy to become the world’s healthiest country. That’s according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, which ranks 169 economies according to factors that contribute to overall health. Spain placed sixth in the previous gauge, published in 2017. Four additional European nations were among the top 10 in 2019: Iceland (third place), Switzerland (fifth), Sweden (sixth) and Norway (ninth). Japan was the healthiest Asian nation, jumping three places from the 2017 survey into fourth and replacing Singapore, which dr...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lee Miller and Wei Lu / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized onetime Spain Source Type: news

Iceland ’ s Intersex Children at Risk as Without New Protection, Activist Says Iceland ’ s Intersex Children at Risk as Without New Protection, Activist Says
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Seas of Death and Hope
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 2019 (IPS)The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Day, an organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a “List of Deaths”, summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the “fatal policies of fortress Europa”. The data are collected through information received from 550 network organisations in 48 countries and from local experts, journalists and researchers in the field of migration. The list issued in 2018 accounted for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Armed Conflicts Arts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A sea change in our view of overturning in the subpolar North Atlantic
To provide an observational basis for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projections of a slowing Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC) in the 21st century, the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP) observing system was launched in the summer of 2014. The first 21-month record reveals a highly variable overturning circulation responsible for the majority of the heat and freshwater transport across the OSNAP line. In a departure from the prevailing view that changes in deep water formation in the Labrador Sea dominate MOC variability, these results suggest that the conversion of w...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lozier, M. S., Li, F., Bacon, S., Bahr, F., Bower, A. S., Cunningham, S. A., de Jong, M. F., de Steur, L., deYoung, B., Fischer, J., Gary, S. F., Greenan, B. J. W., Holliday, N. P., Houk, A., Houpert, L., Inall, M. E., Johns, W. E., Johnson, H. L., Johnso Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics r-articles Source Type: news

Penetrating stab injuries in Iceland: a whole-nation study on incidence and outcome in patients hospitalized for penetrating stab injuries - Johannesdottir U, Jonsdottir GM, Johannesdottir BK, Heimisdottir AA, Eythorsson E, Gudbjartsson T, Mogensen B.
BACKGROUND: Studies on penetrating injuries in Europe are scarce and often represent data from single institutions. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence and demographic features of patients hospitalized for stab injury in a whole nation. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Iceland removed own label from 17 products rather than palm oil
The supermarket giant promised to remove palm oil from all of its own-brand products by the end of 2018. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Balancing Privacy and Progress: Biobanks and Genome Sequencing
Genome sequencing coupled with medical and personal data holds enormous promise for unraveling the mysteries of the human body and advancing disease treatment. Increasingly, research projects are collecting data on large numbers of people to determine links among diseases, lifestyle, environment, and genes. The biobanks being created with these data raise questions about protecting the privacy of individuals whose DNA and medical records fuel research. Repositories of human genetic material emerged more than a decade ago in Iceland with the company deCODE genetics. The United Kingdom has created a biobank with 500,000 enr...
Source: Washington Watch - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Eve S. McCulloch Source Type: news

Iceland still selling own-brand palm oil products despite pledge
The retailer promised to remove palm oil from all of its own products by the end of 2018. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humpback whales' songs at subarctic feeding areas are complex, progressive
(PLOS) Humpback whales overwintering in feeding areas may sing complex, progressive songs which closely resemble those associated with breeding grounds, according to a study published Jan. 23, 2019, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Edda E. Magn ú sd ó ttir and Rangyn Lim from the University of Iceland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Total Lunar Eclipse Will Coincide With a Supermoon This Sunday
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual — a supermoon. “This one is particularly good,” said Rice University astrophysicist Patrick Hartigan. “It not only is a supermoon and it’s a total eclipse, but the total eclipse also lasts pretty long. It’s about an hour.” The whole eclipse starts Sunday night or early Mond...
Source: TIME: Science - January 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Marcia Dunn / AP Tags: Uncategorized astronomy onetime overnight Source Type: news

A New Spectre is Haunting Europe
Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President EmeritusBy Roberto SavioROME, Jan 17 2019 (IPS)After Teresa May’s defeat in the British parliament it is clear that a new spectre is haunting Europe. It is no longer the spectre of communism, which opens Marx’s Manifesto of 1848; it is the spectre of the failure of neoliberal globalisation, which reigned uncontested following the fall of the Berlin Wall, until the financial crisis of 2009. Roberto SavioIn 2008, governments spent the astounding amount of 62 trillion dollars to save the financial system, and close to that amount in 2009 (see Britan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Europe Featured Financial Crisis Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Autopsy rates in Iceland - Kunz SN, Bergsd óttir Þ, Jónasson JG.
A clinical as well as forensic autopsy is a uniform medical investigation of the deceased, which mainly serves to verify the plausibility of information on the cause, mode and mechanism of death provided by the police and/or medical personnel. Despite its ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Decreasing income inequality and adolescent emotional distress: a population-based case study of Icelandic adolescents 2006-2016 - Vilhjalmsdottir A, De Clercq B, Gardarsdottir RB, Bernburg JG, Sigfusdottir ID.
In this study, we aim to test whether changes in community income inequality influence adolescent emotional distress. We take advantage of the unique combination of data and history available in Iceland. This affluent welfare society has experi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scientists call for more diversity in genomic research
(University of Oxford) Genomic studies have generated important discoveries regarding human health and behaviour, but new research from the University of Oxford suggests that scientific advancement is limited by a lack of diversity. They show that the people studied in genetic discovery research continue to be overwhelmingly of European descent, but also for the first time reveal that subjects are concentrated in a handful of countries -- the UK, US and Iceland, and have specific demographic characteristics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Here Are All of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses You Can See in 2019
2019 will have plenty in store for astronomy fans across the world, with a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse and more. The most exciting such event for U.S.-based stargazers may be the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse” on Jan. 21, says Christian Veillet, an astronomer at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in Arizona. “The January lunar eclipse will be special, at least for the U.S. It’s really seen by the whole of America and South America and nicely centered, so everyone will be able to see all the totality phase of it, so it’s a nice show,&rd...
Source: TIME: Science - January 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

A ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Eclipse Is Coming in January 2019. Here’s How to Watch
In January 2019, stargazers in the U.S. and elsewhere will be treated to a lunar eclipse that some are calling the “super blood wolf moon.” A simultaneous total lunar eclipse and a “supermoon” will take place on the night of Jan. 20 into the morning of Jan. 21. During the event, the moon will appear red-colored and slightly larger than usual for about an hour. As the last total lunar eclipse until 2021, the astronomical phenomenon is a can’t-miss event. People in all of North and South America, as well as parts of Asia and Europe, will be able to witness the lunar eclipse. Here’s wha...
Source: TIME: Science - December 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Bus Plunges Off Bridge in Iceland
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — An SUV carrying seven people from two British families plunged off a bridge Thursday in Iceland, killing three people and critically injuring the others, authorities said. Icelandic police said one child was among the dead and two, aged 7 and 9, were among the injured. Police initially said the injured were from one family but updated the information later. The crash occurred about 9.30 a.m. Thursday when the vehicle slammed through a railing on the one-lane bridge at Skeidararsandur, a vast sand plain in southern Iceland. The car landed on a rocky river bank. Police say it remains unclear w...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Mass Casualty Incidents Operations Source Type: news

Why Hong Kong, Japan and Iceland are the best countries for human development
(Bocconi University) Since its introduction in 1990, UN's Human Development Index has contributed to a better understanding of development, but has its flaws. Bocconi University's Simone Ghislandi and colleagues developed a new index that takes into account only the inequality-adjusted life expectancy at birth: at life expectancy parity, a country with many disadvantaged people dying young and many rich people dying old is considered worse off than a country with all the population living about the same age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changing communities may affect the success of Iceland's evacuation guidelines
(Springer) Icelanders generally responded well to evacuation guidelines when the volcano Eyjafjallaj ö kull erupted in 2010 and caused widespread disruption to international travel. However, since then the demography, economy and political structure of Iceland have changed. For example, tourism has become especially important in South Iceland in the past few years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

deCODE Genetics, An Amgen Subsidiary, And SomaLogic Announce Collaboration To Perform Large-Scale Protein Analysis Of Up To 40,000 Human Samples
Largest-ever Protein Measurement Study Enhances deCODE's Efforts in Basic Research, Drug Discovery and Novel Protein-based DiagnosticsREYKJAVIK, Iceland and BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- deCODE genetics, an Amgen subsidiary, and SomaLogic, Inc. today announced a collaboration that brings together SomaLogic's expertise in human proteins with deCODE's expertise in human genetics. The collaboration combines deCODE's rich data sets with SomaLogic's leading protein measurement capabilities to enhance the understanding of how human disease and health are mediated through proteins to influence health outcomes.&quo...
Source: Amgen News Release - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Better statistics for better health for pregnant women and babies in Europe in 2015
(INSERM (Institut national de la sant é et de la recherche m é dicale)) The Euro-Peristat network is pleased to announce the publication of a new European Perinatal Health Report, 'Core indicators of the health and care of pregnant women and babies in Europe in 2015'.This new report is based on data covering over five million births in the year 2015 compiled from public national satistical systems in the EU member states and Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Free and based on need? Not for everyone
One thing we like to boast of about the NHS is that health care is free – “at the point of delivery” – and based on patients’ clinical need, not their ability to pay. But that is no longer true for everyone. The NHS Constitution now says that “NHS services are free of charge, except in limited circumstances sanctioned by Parliament”. Those ‘limited circumstances’ include an “immigration health surcharge” for people from outside Europe coming to live and work in the UK on a temporary visa. From December, this will mean paying £400 per person, for e...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Val Johnston Tags: Blogs News campaign health health care health charges NHS Source Type: news

Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers
(Lancaster University) Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered.A study of S ó lheimaj ö kull glacier, which flows from the active, ice-covered volcano Katla, shows that up to 41 tonnes of methane is being released through meltwaters every day during the summer months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Icelanders Help to Explain a Cause of Aortic Coarctation Icelanders Help to Explain a Cause of Aortic Coarctation
New genomic research has identified a variant that is responsible for one out of five cases of coarctation of the aorta.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

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