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

Iceland to become centre for sleep research
(Reykjavik University) Sleep Revolution, an interdisciplinary international research and development project, has been selected for a 15-million Euro grant from the EU's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Health, demographic change and wellbeing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: warning that Diwali could be 'super spreader event'; world record 136,000 daily US cases
Senior Delhi health official issues Diwali warning;New Zealand scrambles to trace mystery case;Italy passes 1m casesUS confirms record new casesItaly passes 1m Covid cases as calls for national lockdown growUS records more than 1m new cases in 10 daysEuropean commission seeks greater public health powersDelhi Covid crisis made worse by soaring air pollution10.53amGMTTwo pieces of sports news: firstly, the Football Association has said it has asked the government to consider allowing England to play their Nations League match against Iceland at Wembley “by giving travel exemption to the Icelandic team subject to stric...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amelia Hill (now); Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Science Infectious diseases US news Europe Australia news Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Iceland Tourism Prepares for a Comeback
The country hopes that when people book their first post-pandemic flights overseas, Iceland will be the top choice. It also aims to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People With This Mutation Can ’t Smell Stinky Fish
A very small percentage of people don ’t mind the pungent odor of fish, a genetic study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine J. Wu Tags: Fish and Other Marine Life Genetics and Heredity Smell (Olfaction) Current Biology (Journal) Iceland Research your-feed-science Source Type: news

Bullying and harassment in downsized workplaces: what can we learn from the 2008 Icelandic economic collapseI - Sigursteinsdottir H, Rafnsdottir GL, Jonsdottir GA.
Research shows that bullying is a significant workplace issue. A previous study showed increased sickness-related absences among municipality employees during the Icelandic economic crisis in 2008. This led to the following research questions: has bullying... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Boost for global response to COVID-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to COVAX facility
64 higher income economies have joined the COVAX Facility, a global initiative that brings together governments and manufacturers to ensure eventual COVID-19 vaccines reach those in greatest need, whoever they are and wherever they live. These 64 economies include commitments from 35 economies as well as the European Commission which will procure doses on behalf of 27 EU member states plus Norway and Iceland. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

COVID-19 Antibodies Last for at Least Four Months After Recovery
The results from a study in Iceland can't say if a recovered patient's antibodies can protect them from subsequent reinfection. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Antibody Study Suggests More Lasting Immunity Against COVID Than Believed
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 -- In a finding that should encourage scientists who are racing to develop coronavirus vaccines, a new study out of Iceland suggests that immunity to the disease may not be as fleeting as first thought. Among 30,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Maternal Caffeine Intake May Be Tied to Negative Pregnancy Outcomes
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2020 -- Maternal caffeine consumption is associated with negative pregnancy outcomes, according to a review published online Aug. 24 in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. Jack E. James, Ph.D., from Reykjavik University in Iceland,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mothers-to-be urged to avoid caffeine as study finds there is NO safe level of consumption
Professor Jack James, of Reykjavik University in Iceland, claimed thousands of babies were harmed every year because women consume that supposedly 'safe' level of caffeine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Examining the implementation of the Icelandic model for primary prevention of substance use in a rural Canadian community: a study protocol - Halsall T, LaChance L, Kristj ánsson AL.
BACKGROUND: The Icelandic Prevention Model (IPM) is a collaborative upstream model that was designed to influence risk and protective factors related to substance use within the community, school, peer and family contexts. By engaging whole communities, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide rates in Iceland before and after the 2008 Global Recession: a nationwide population-based study - Ásgeirsdóttir HG, Valdimarsdottir UA, Nyberg U, Lund SH, Tomasson G, Þorsteinsdóttir K, Ásgeirsdóttir TL, Hauksdóttir A.
BACKGROUND: Economic downturns have been associated with increased suicide rates. The 2008 global financial crisis varied across countries but hit Iceland relatively hard. We aimed to study potential changes in suicide rates in Iceland during this major ec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Boulder biotech co. enters technology-share agreement with industry giant
Boulder-based SomaLogic has an agreement with biotech giant Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) to use some of SomaLogic ’s proprietary technology to help advance Amgen’s drug discovery and development programs. The agreement builds upon an existing collaboration SomaLogic has with an Amgen subsidiary, Iceland-based deCODE. The new agreement will expand to broader application across Amgen’s pipeline. SomaLog ic specializes in diagnostic tests that can deliver actionable health-management information for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Boulder biotech co. enters technology-share agreement with industry giant
Boulder-based SomaLogic has an agreement with biotech giant Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) to use some of SomaLogic ’s proprietary technology to help advance Amgen’s drug discovery and development programs. The agreement builds upon an existing collaboration SomaLogic has with an Amgen subsidiary, Iceland-based deCODE. The new agreement will expand to broader application across Amgen’s pipeline. SomaLog ic specializes in diagnostic tests that can deliver actionable health-management information for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of more than four hundred films, as an indirect tribute, Europe took a solid step. The European Union’s (EU) forceful ban on accepting travelers from the rest of the world has been decided simultaneously with a collective option: an internal opening that covers the entire territory of the Schengen Agreement, an enlarged EU that includes some special non-members (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the microstates). Furthermore, the EU s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Source Type: news

Here ’s What the Science Actually Says About Kids and COVID-19
Benjamin Knorr, a 40-year-old single father in Janesville, Wisc., says there’s about a 50-50 chance he’ll send his two teenage sons back to school this fall. His 13-year-old, Aiden, would especially like to get back to his friends, sports, and regular life. But Knorr, an independent contractor, has asthma, and fears that his health and finances would be imperiled if one of his boys brought COVID-19 home from school. “If the numbers go up in Dane County and Rock County, where I work and live, it’s over. We’re just doing the online school,” Knorr says. “We already got through two mon...
Source: TIME: Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Iceland is an outpost of normality during the pandemic
It was a casual hug from an old friend and yet it proved to be so traumatizing. I had arrived back in my native Iceland the day before and now armed with a negative Covid-19 test from the airport, here I was in a bustling cafe in Reykjavik. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists outline potential of soil-free farming which could see crops grown in the desert
A new study has outlined the potential of soil-free, computer-controlled farms as climate change and soil erosion limit our ability to grow crops. The research, published in New Phytologist and led by scientists at the University of Bristol, John Innes Centre and LettUs Grow, describe the growing environmental and economic case for vertical farming methods which could see crops grown in previously unfarmable environments such as the deserts of Dubai to countries with short daylight hours like Iceland. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Iceland is broadcasting screams to relieve coronavirus stress
You may not be able to travel to Iceland, but your screams of frustration can. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: New Form Of Coronavirus Spreads Faster, But Doesn ’ t Make People Sicker
(CNN) — A global study has found strong evidence that a new form of the coronavirus has spread from Europe to the US. The new mutation makes the virus more likely to infect people but does not seem to make them any sicker than earlier variations of the virus, an international team of researchers reported Thursday. “It is now the dominant form infecting people,” Erica Ollmann Saphire of the La Jolla Institute for Immunology and the Coronavirus Immunotherapy Consortium, who worked on the study, told CNN. “This is now the virus.” The study, published in the journal Cell, builds on some earlier wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

The U.S. and U.K. Were the Two Best Prepared Nations to Tackle a Pandemic —What Went Wrong?
On Oct. 24, 2019—45 days before the world’s first suspected case of COVID-19 was announced—a new “scorecard” was published called the Global Health Security Index. The scorecard ranked countries on how prepared they were to tackle a serious outbreak, based on a range of measures, including how quickly a country was likely to respond and how well its health care system would “treat the sick and protect health workers.” The U.S. was ranked first out of 195 nations, and the U.K. was ranked second. You read that correctly. The two countries that on paper were the best prepared to deal ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Clare Wenham Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Fatal poisoning in drug addicts in the Nordic countries in 2017 - Simonsen KW, Kriikku P, Thelander G, Edvardsen HME, Thordardottir S, Andersen CU, J önsson AK, Frost J, Christoffersen DJ, Delaveris GJM, Ojanpera I.
This study is the seventh report on fatal poisonings among drug addicts in the Nordic countries. In this report, we analyse data from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Data on gender, number of deaths, places of death... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

U.S. Citizens Likely to Be Barred as Europe Reopens Borders for Travel, Tourism
(BRUSSELS) — Americans are unlikely to be allowed into Europe when the continent reopens its borders next week, due to how the coronavirus pandemic is flaring in the U.S. and President Donald Trump’s ban on Europeans entering the United States. European nations appear on track to reopen their borders between each other by July 1, and their representatives in Brussels are now debating what virus-related criteria should apply when lifting border restrictions to the outside world that were imposed in March. Read more: Mapping the Spread of the Coronavirus Outbreak Around the U.S. and the World In recommendations ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LORNE COOK / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 europe News Desk wire Source Type: news

After months of strict coronavirus border controls, Denmark is ready to reopen
(Natural News) At the beginning of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Denmark, the country swiftly closed its borders with the rest of the European Union and the United Kingdom. Now, months after imposing strict (and smart) border controls, the country is ready to reopen. Denmark began welcoming visitors from Norway, Iceland and Germany on June... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Happens to Your Kidneys as You Age?
FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 -- Kidney function declines naturally with age, even if a person is in good health, a new European study says. Researchers assessed nearly 3,000 people in Norway, Germany and Iceland, age 50 and older, in order to learn more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nearly Half of Coronavirus Spread May Be Traced to People Without Any Symptoms
One of the more insidious features of the new coronavirus behind COVID-19 is its ability to settle into unsuspecting hosts who never show signs of being sick but are able to spread the virus to others. In a study published June 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at the Scripps Research Translational Institute reviewed data from 16 different groups of COVID-19 patients from around the world to get a better idea of how many cases of coronavirus can likely be traced to people who spread the virus without ever knowing they were infected. Their conclusion: at minimum, 30%, and more likely 40% to 45%. Such so-ca...
Source: TIME: Health - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Ashwagandha as a cause for live injury - Bj örnsson HK, Björnsson ES, Avula B, Khan IA, Jonasson JG, Ghabril M, Hayashi PH, Navarro V.
In a recent letter to the editor, by Mohan et al. 1 , the authors make comments on our recently published paper "Liver Injury due to Ashwagandha. A Case Series from Iceland and the US Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network"2. The authors do not agree with the c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Accidental poisoning, intentional self-harm and event of undetermined intent mortality over 20 years in Iceland: a population-based cohort study - Gunnarsdottir OS, Rafnsson V.
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to study mortality due to suicide, accidental poisoning, event of undetermined intent and drug-related deaths through 20 years in Iceland. DESIGN: A population-based register study. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals who died due to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil reports a record 881 deaths as Wuhan prepares to test 11m residents
Pence avoiding Trump after aide ’s positive test; Saudi oil profits drop 25%; French schools reopenBrazil and Mexico record deadliest day from Covid-19EU could reopen borders to countries with similar risk profilesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage9.46amBSTIceland is preparing to ease their immigration restrictions, with some professionals including scientists, filmmakers and athletes eligible for a modified quarantine from Friday, and more widespread changes starting no later than 15 June.Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gyl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Burnton (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases Australia news UK news US news Asia Pacific Mexico Americas Middle East and North Africa China Russia Microbiology Medical research Europe Source Type: news

How a COVID-19 Testing Model No One Is Talking About Could Save Thousands of Lives
With solid data in short supply relating to the characteristics and spread of COVID-19, many governments and health officials are struggling to formulate suitable health and economic policies. As a consequence, some although not all, countries are effectively waging a war against the coronavirus based on the dynamics of a game of chance. This in turn is producing considerable anxiety about when lockdowns might end and the first steps towards economic activity might begin to occur. This absence of data and resultant lack of concrete purpose is perhaps best illustrated in the U.S. where the federal government has left indivi...
Source: TIME: Health - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrea Galeotti Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Iceland Has Tested 13% of Its Entire Population for Coronavirus. Here ’s What Health Authorities Found
(HVAMMSTANGI, Iceland) — Winter storms isolated the northern village of Hvammstangi from the rest of Iceland. Then spring brought the coronavirus, isolating villagers from each other. Now, as summer approaches, residents hope life is getting back to some kind of normal. High schools, hair salons, dentists and other businesses across Iceland are reopening Monday after six weeks of lockdown, after this North Atlantic nation managed to tame its coronavirus outbreak. Iceland has confirmed 1,799 cases of the virus, but just 10 people have died. The number of new COVID-19 cases each day has fallen from 106 at the peak of t...
Source: TIME: Health - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Egill Bjarnason / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Coronavirus shut down production. But Iceland could help Hollywood reopen
Iceland, with aggressive testing and mapping, small population, diverse geography and film infrastructure, could be a prime destination for filmmakers. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacy Perman Source Type: news

Amid coronavirus shutdown, filmmakers are warming to Iceland
Iceland, with aggressive testing and mapping, small population, diverse geography and film infrastructure, could be a prime destination for filmmakers. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacy Perman Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 in Iceland
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Source: ScienceNOW - April 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hines, P. J. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Personal protective equipment (PPE): export control process,DHSC (updated 29th April 2020)
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, anyone wishing to export personal protective equipment () to areas outside the EU, European Free Trade Association member states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) and certain other territories will temporarily need a export licence.This guidance sets out the exporting restrictions on products and the export control process now in place, including how economic operators can apply for a licence. 29 April 2020 The 3 attachments on this page have been updated to reflect the revised EU regulations. The attachments are:'Personal protective equipment (PPE): export contr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Icelandic DNA jigsaw-puzzle brings new knowledge about Neanderthals
(Aarhus University) An international team of researchers has put together a new image of Neanderthals based on the genes Neanderthals left in the DNA of modern humans when they had children with them about 50,000 years ago. The researchers found the new information by trawling the genomes of more than 27,000 Icelanders. Among other things, they discovered that Neanderthal children had older mothers and younger fathers than the Homo-Sapien children in Africa did at the time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK has one of the lowest testing rates in the world
Statistics from the Our World in Data project, involving the University of Oxford, revealed that Iceland, although not badly affected by COVID-19 is testing around one in every eight citizens. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual abuse, family violence/conflict, substance use, religion and spirituality among Icelandic adolescents - Sigurvinsdottir R, Asgeirsdottir BB, Sigfusdottir ID.
Experiencing sexual abuse and family violence/conflict is related to greater risk of adolescent substance use (drugs, alcohol and cigarettes), with significant health implications. Religion and spirituality are connected with less substance use, which may ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Iceland ’s Coronavirus Test Has Skeptics, but It May Be Working
Critics say the Nordic island country should also have closed all of its schools and stopped tourism. But the government says it believes that new cases have peaked. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aimee Ortiz Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Politics and Government Ventilators (Medical) Shutdowns (Institutional) Quarantines Medical Devices Deaths (Fatalities) Hospitals Travel and Vacations Source Type: news

Iceland ’s Coronavirus Tes Has Skeptics, but It May Be Working
Critics say the Nordic island country should also have closed all of its schools and stopped tourism. But the government says it believes that new cases have peaked. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aimee Ortiz Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Politics and Government Ventilators (Medical) Shutdowns (Institutional) Quarantines Medical Devices Deaths (Fatalities) Hospitals Travel and Vacations Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Country Comparisons are Pointless Unless We Account for These Biases in Testing
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Coronavirus: Country Comparisons are Pointless Unless We Account for These Biases in Testing appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news

SideKickHealth to provide digital platform for COVID-19 patients in Iceland
The startup is working with national emergency services to remotely triage, support and manage infected people in isolation. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Latest: Norway to perform random coronavirus tests
Norwegian health authorities say they are set to start performing random coronavirus tests, following the experiment Iceland has done (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Iceland study identifies coronavirus mutations, says people may be infected by multiple waves of variants
(Natural News) Genetic sequencing of swabs from nearly 10,000 people in Iceland, where 648 cases have been reported as of Tuesday, has revealed 40 different mutations in the novel coronavirus. Sequencing results also revealed that a person may be infected by two variants of the virus. Researchers at deCODE genetics, a private biopharmaceutical company based in Reykjavik, have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Icelandic scientists 'have found FORTY mutations'
Researchers in Iceland took swabs of thousands of people with COVID-19 symptoms. They found 40 genetic mutations which could be traced to three different countries - Austria, Italy and England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK shoppers rush to buy frozen food and freezers amid coronavirus outbreak
Freezer sales at AO.com and John Lewis soar as Iceland reports surge in frozen food purchasesCoronavirus – latest updatesSales of both freezers and frozen food have surged in the UK amid panic buying by Britons worried about the spread of coronavirus.The online appliance retailer AO.com said freezer sales jumped more than 200% last week as worried shoppers sought to increase their ability to store food.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zoe Wood and Sarah Butler Tags: Business Retail industry Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases UK news John Lewis Iceland Foods Supermarkets Science Source Type: news