The air inhaled by infants crawling on the floor contains a greater number and a different variety of microbes than the air inhaled by adults. The presumed reason for this is that some of the dust and microbes stay close to the floor level, rather than rising up to the […]
The risk of death by suicide among patients with depression who have undergone psychiatric inpatient treatment has significantly decreased since 1991. These are the results of a large Finnish cohort study, which tracked 56,826 patients who had been hospitalised for depression for the first time between 1991 and 2011. The […]
How to prepare for slippery conditions Focus on your walking. If you pay attention to your mobile phone instead of your steps, a slippery surface may come as a big surprise. Anticipate. When you stay alert, you will be able to avoid any slippery parts. Pay attention to your selection […]
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) will have a joint stand at the Travel Fair 2018, to be held at the Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki from 18 to 21 January 2018. They can be visited at stand 6s61.
A unique study has been launched in Finland that will deepen our understanding about the origins of diseases and their treatment. The FinnGen study plans to tap into 500 000 unique blood samples collected by a nation-wide network of Finnish biobanks. The research project is based on matching genome information […]
The more premature a child is born, the greater the probability that it will be the last child in the family.
Specialists from public administration, education, clinical practice and NGOs from Northwest Russia met to discuss governmental (GO)-nongovernmental (NGO) collaboration concerning socially-related infections such as HIV and TB.
In the future, it will be possible for citizens to save their own wellbeing information in the My Kanta Pages Personal Heath Record (Kanta PHR) using various applications. It will be possi-ble to save blood pressure and exercise monitoring data, for example, in the service using a mobile application. In […]
“Oh no! Not gestational diabetes again! As if I wasn’t busy enough with other things as it is. Now I will need to monitor my blood sugar levels and also keep a record of what I’m eating. Luckily, I no longer need to measure the blood sugar level from my […]
Research Professors at the THL Markus Perola and Veikko Salomaa are again on the Highly Cited Researchers list of 2017
At the end of the second project year the EU Joint Action HA-REACT community was more than pleased to present the results achieved.
Finding a balance between the advantages and disadvantages of gambling is one of the main themes of the 1st Gambling Policy Conference.
The proportion of women who smoke during pregnancy has decreased slightly in recent years (14.2% of all parturients in 2016).
THL launches an extensive national survey of health, wellbeing and service use to monitor the changes occurring in the population’s wellbeing and health, and to monitor people’s views on social welfare and health care services.
What has happened? Confidential personal information was leaked online from the National Institute for Health and Welfare. When the National Institute for Health and Welfare was informed about the incident by the Data Protection Ombudsman, the confidential information was removed immediately from the two online services where it was stored […]
Confidential personal information was leaked online from the National Institute for Health and Welfare. The National Institute for Health and Welfare was informed about the incident by the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman. The information was removed from the internet immediately upon discovering what had happened. As a result […]
The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs will fund the SPIREWORK project with the budget of one million euros. The project will run for two and a half years and will be coordinated by THL International Affairs Unit.
The Somali Minister of Health and Social Care Ms. Fawziya Abiikar Nur and her delegation visited Finland to learn from its long history and experiences in sexual and reproductive health and rights, and present services related to maternal and child health care.
Outdoor activities in a clean and peaceful environment are especially important for people in high-risk groups, such as those with heart disease.
The incidence of pertussis rapidly decreased among the 19- to 21-year-olds after 2012. A pertussis booster vaccination was implemented in the vaccination schedule for the military conscripts (over 95% being 19-21 years old) during the summer of 2012.