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New Nordic's Cool, But Old Scandinavian Food Holds Its Own

New Nordic's Cool, But Old Scandinavian Food Holds Its Own | Finland | Scoop.it
Scandinavian cuisine is a product of geography and climate, plus some seafaring Viking history.

Although its praises are seldom sung, traditional Scandinavian fare — full of seafood, berries, roots and rye — has a lot to recommend it. To be clear, we're not talking fancy French technique or expansively layered spice palettes. We're talking about simple farm fare, hearty whole grain breads and rich seafood stews, food meant to sustain you during the winter. And according to some studies, it may actually be fairly healthy.

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Marty Roddy's curator insight, November 27, 2013 7:28 PM

Love dill...PLUS

Mushrooms, roots crops , peas...MMM

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State of the World's Mothers

State of the World's Mothers | Finland | Scoop.it

In honor of Mother's Day, Save the Children presents 14th annual State of the World's Mothers report. It is a report that ranks the best and worst places in the world to be a mother. Learn more, access archives and download the report. FINLAND - NR 1 ! The BEST!

 

THE BEST & WORST PLACES TO BE A MOTHER

The chances a mother and her baby will survive help determine Save the Children’s annual rankings of the best and worst places in the world to be a mother. Education, income and political representation of women are the other factors. 

Read more: http://bit.ly/12cP0yU

 

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:18 AM

For very little money, many more babies could survive their births.  There are over a million babies that die each year that could be saved by using very inexpensive treatments and medicines.  

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Food produced in Finland is the cleanest in Europe

Food produced in Finland is the cleanest in Europe | Finland | Scoop.it

The European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, has published a report on the pesticide content of food sold in Europe. According to the annual report, food produced in Finland is the cleanest in Europe.


70.8 per cent of the food produced in Finland did not contain any traces of pesticides. Half of the food produced in the whole of Europe was completely clean. Pesticide residues were detected, but in very small amounts.

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Finnish Scientists Discover Vaccine To Eliminate Allergies - Forbes

Finnish Scientists Discover Vaccine To Eliminate Allergies - Forbes | Finland | Scoop.it

Let's start with some numbers. In the United States, 65 million people have some type of allergy. In Europe, that number goes up to 87 million. Fifty six percent are allergic to grasses in the US versus 52% in Europe...http://onforb.es/MeniaX

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Mammalian cell-cultured flu vaccine safe, effective for children and adolescents - Pediatric SuperSite

Mammalian cell-cultured influenza vaccine may prove to be a safe and effective alternative to egg-derived influenza vaccine for children and adolescents, according to study results from Finland.

Timo Vesikari, MD, PhD, and colleagues at the Research Center of the University of Tampere Medical School in Finland examined data of 3,604 healthy children divided into two groups: 2,630 were aged 3 to 8 years and 974 were aged 9 to 17 years...

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Great use of Google Maps for HIV Aids campaign in Finland » genius

Great use of Google Maps for HIV Aids campaign in Finland » genius | Finland | Scoop.it
Great use of Google Maps for HIV Aids campaign in Finland » genius http://t.co/1I8UUZzL...
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Breakthrough for researchers into aging mechanisms

Breakthrough for researchers into aging mechanisms | Finland | Scoop.it

According to research carried out by the University of Helsinki, the energy metabolism is unexpectedly important in regulating stem cell function. The research showed that aging-related tissue degeneration can be caused by mitochondrial dysfunction in tissue stem cells. The research was published in the eminent international journal Cell Metabolism.

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Chewing gum reduces ear infection risk in children

Chewing gum reduces ear infection risk in children | Finland | Scoop.it
Using data from more than 3,000 Finnish children in day care, researchers in Canada say children who chew gum or take other products laden with natural sweetener xylitol, including lozenges or syrop, have a 25 per cent lower risk of developing an ear infection....

Researchers at the University of Toronto recently performed a meta-analysis of three Finnish studies and found that children who chewed gum — or took other products laden with xylitol, including lozenges or syrup — had about a 25% lower risk of developing an ear infection compared to controls. The study is published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews [1].

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Finland has highest rate of child murders in all Western countries

Finland has highest rate of child murders in all Western countries | Finland | Scoop.it
PROPORTIONALLY the highest rate of child murders in the Western world occurs in Finland, according to the regional newspaper Sunnuntaisuomalainen. The majority of child killings in Finland take the form of physical abuse of children of less than one year of age that leads to death.
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Study: Babies sleep better in subzero temps

Study: Babies sleep better in subzero temps | Finland | Scoop.it

The old Finnish custom of putting babies to sleep outdoors in winter now has scientific backing. A study by the University of Oulu finds that babies who take their naps outside in the fresh air sleep up to three times as long as those slumbering indoors.
“Yesterday when it was -11 degrees Celsius, ten-month old twins Anni and Aatu slept 3.5 hours outside, but this morning they just took a one-hour nap inside,” says mom Outi Rajanen, echoing study findings.
Special precautions should, however, be taken when putting infants to sleep outdoors, notes researcher Marjo Tourula. Babies need to be bundled warmly and should not be left out for extended periods.

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Downshifting reinforces traditional gender roles

Downshifting reinforces traditional gender roles | Finland | Scoop.it
Up to 40 percent of working parents are exhausted, according to a fresh study
by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
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Finnish Sauna,key to life

Finnish Sauna,key to life | Finland | Scoop.it

The finnish sauna was probably the first to be discovered,the benefits include health,vitality and relief from mucle aches

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PAIRSonnalités | TH: HIV spreading on Finnish-Russian border

PAIRSonnalités | TH: HIV spreading on Finnish-Russian border | Finland | Scoop.it
The worst situation is just across the Finnish border in Sortavala, a destination for many Finnish sex tourists. Some 940 HIV cases are registered in Russian Karelia and ten more are diagnosed every month.
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BEIBAMBOO Childrens Hospital wear - Crowdfunding

Award winning Finnish innovation that helps hospitalized children to recover faster (and saves staffs time and hospital equipment).

Want to join us in helping millions of hospitalized children and their families? Become a part of the project at www.fundedbyme.com http://fundedbyme.com/en/...

 

 

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Major Finnish breakthrough in the production of clean water

Major Finnish breakthrough in the production of clean water | Finland | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, have developed a new cost-efficient technology to produce separation membranes for the purification of water, at less than half the previous cost.

 

Soiled or salty water can be made potable by current technologies, but these are either costly or unreasonably energy-intensive. The most promising, but also the costliest, alternative is offered by separation with nanoporous membranes.

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Finland study shows pets in homes keep infants more healthy | Global Animal

Finland study shows pets in homes keep infants more healthy | Global Animal | Finland | Scoop.it
 (ANIMAL STUDY) Research conducted in Finland provides yet another reason why pets are a great addition to a family. According to the recent study, infants living in homes with pets are less likely to have health-related problems than those living without. While the exact reasoning for this correlation remains uncertain, the unprecedented findings shines a new light onto our relationship with animals. — Global Animal
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Paper: Mobile phone health survey faces cash problems

Paper: Mobile phone health survey faces cash problems | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish funding for the Cosmos cohort study of mobile phone use and health has run into difficulties. The aim of the study is to investigate possible health effects of mobile phones over a period of 15 years.
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Altered brain function behind weight gain - Zee News

Altered brain function behind weight gain - Zee News | Finland | Scoop.it

Researchers have found new evidence for the role of the brain in obesity and weight gain.

Although obesity typically results simply from excessive energy intake, it is currently unclear why some people are prone to overeating and gaining weight.

Because the central nervous system is intimately involved in processing of hunger signals and controlling food intake, it is assumed that the cause of weight gain and obesity might be in the brain.

In a new study researchers at the University of Turku and Aalto University measured the functioning brain circuits involved in processing of rewards with multiple brain imaging methods...

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Finnfund: AIDS drug made by a Finnish-Kenyan company approved by WHO

Finnfund: AIDS drug made by a Finnish-Kenyan company approved by WHO | Finland | Scoop.it

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has granted prequalified status to an AIDS medication produced by Universal Corporation Ltd, a maker of high-quality, low-price generic drugs in Kenya.
“This opens the door for us to participate in international tenders to provide drugs to UNICEF, the Global Fund and others,” said managing director Perviz Dhanani.

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Trailer for "OPEN DIALOGUE," an alternative Finnish approach to healing psychosis

Trailer for "Open Dialogue," a 74-minute documentary on the Western Lapland Open Dialogue Project, the program presently getting the best results in the developed world for first-break psychosis -- approximately 85% full recovery, a far majority off anti-psychotic medication. Filmed in Finland. Directed by Daniel Mackler. www.iraresoul.com

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Finnish doctors' network wants Kela to cover nicotine gum

Finnish doctors' network wants Kela to cover nicotine gum | Finland | Scoop.it

Nicotine gum and other medication to deal with tobacco withdrawal should be covered by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela), according to a statement on Wednesday by Finland’s Doctors Against Tobacco (DAT) network.

According to Olli Simonen, chairman of DAT, Kela should cover nicotine withdrawal treatments because nicotine and tobacco addictions are recognised illnesses, not voluntary habits. Both have been included in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

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Safe sex campaign hits airport and ports

Safe sex campaign hits airport and ports | Finland | Scoop.it

Travellers departing from Helsinki-Vantaa airport and the capital's ports will be greeted with condoms and advice on safe sex starting on Wednesday. The campaign is organised by the Finnish Red Cross and the Finnish AIDS Council.
Organisers want to reach passengers as Finnish tourists continue to contract HIV abroad from unprotected sex.
This year, 164 new HIV cases have been diagnosed in Finland. Most of these cases were contracted via heterosexual sex. Intravenous drug users account for fewer than ten new cases annually.

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Students soon subject to drug tests

Students soon subject to drug tests | Finland | Scoop.it
A new law that comes into force at the start of the year will give
universities, colleges and vocational training institutions the right to
demand students to undergo testing for the use of illegal drugs.
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The good life

The good life | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish people have reduced the number of deaths from heart disease by 80%, and this is largely due to them adopting a healthy lifestyle...

 

It's a powerful illustration of just how much your life is in your own hands. Half a century ago, Finland had the highest mortality rate from coronary heart disease in the world. Yet over the past 35 years, this once depressing figure has plummeted by a jaw-dropping 80%. The secret to this remarkable decline is not some miracle cure, although improvements in medical treatment certainly helped. Just simple changes in diet and lifestyle account for three quarters of the decline. In other words, the Finns slashed their death rate from heart attack and stroke by 60%, simply by improving their diet and exercise habits and cutting back on the cigarettes.

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Study finds nudity gives the brain a tune-up - DigitalJournal.com

Study finds nudity gives the brain a tune-up - DigitalJournal.com | Finland | Scoop.it
 The finding comes from researchers at the University of Tampere and the Aalto University, Finland, who explain until now it was unknown whether the brain processes nude and clothed bodies differently....
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