The picture is from a body-building contest in India.

DNP is harmful and must not be consumed, experts warn

24 Aug MAST, the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority, has reiterated its warning against using a life-threatening substance called 2.4 Dinitrophenol, or DNP.

New agreement lowers dental bills for the elderly

24 Aug The elderly and disabled in Iceland frequently put off seeing the dentist, because of the high cost involved.

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Float in weightlessness at a new Reykjavik spa

26 May On Rauðarárstígur, a stonethrow from the Hlemmur Mathöll food market you can now try floating at the Hydra Float Spa.

In the space of 48 hours, 422 doctors had signed the bill.

Icelandic doctors support ban on circumcision for boys

21 Feb Over 400 Icelandic doctors have signed a declaration of support for the bill against the circumcision of boys in Iceland except for particular medical reason. They believe that circumcision made without such reason go against the Declaration of Geneva made by doctors.

This is what the packaging will look like for the US market.

Lýsi now marketed in the US

6 Feb Icelandic Trademark Holding,owner of the trademarks Icelandic, Icelandic Seafood and Margildi ehf., have signed a licencing contract for the marketing and sale of Icelandic fish oil using the brand name Icelandic Fish Oil in the US. Distrubution and sale will commence later this year.

Tinna Sverrisdóttir and Lára Rúnarsdóttir at Andagift, a new centre for cacao ceremonies and kundalini yoga in Reykjavik.

A ceremonial cacao centre opens in central Reykjavik

17 Jan Andagift is a new centre for yoga, medititation and cacao ceremonies which has just opened on Rauðarárstígur 1, across from the Hlemmur food halls. According to the two women who run it, it's a sacred space that offers diverse spiritual practices, sound healing, deep relaxation, meditation and cacao ceremonies.

Licorice is hugely popular in Iceland and has become a hip ingredient in all kinds of foods.

Popularity of licorice in Iceland a health hazard?

17 Jan "It's worrying that licorice is everywhere now in Iceland. You can hardly go out to eat without licorice being in the sauce on the lamb, in the dessert or even in your beer," says a professor and specialist in endocrinous and metabolic diseases Helga Ágústa Sigurjónsdóttir.

Tap water in Reykjavik is safe for consumption.

Reykjavik tap water safe for consumption

16 Jan Health authorities in Iceland have issued a statement saying that water in Reykjavik is deemed safe for consumption.

Guðný, Eggert, Manuel and Ragna enjoying a cup of Kombucha at Frú Lauga.

Icelandic Kombucha hits the market

23 Aug 2017 The ultimate new age hipster drink Kombucha is now becoming popular in Iceland, and there's even an Icelandic Kombucha called Kombucha Iceland.

Icelandic research shows that eating a lot of fish may prevent breast cancer

1 Jun 2017 Eating a lot of fish in your teenage years could help to protect you against breast cancer later in life, according to new Icelandic research, reports Morgunblaðið.

Sweet racks at an Icelandic supermarket, extremely popular with Icelandic children.

Icelandic children are the second fattest in Europe

24 May 2017 New figures from the OECD with regards to childhood obesity show that Icelandic children are the second fattest in Europe. A fifth of 15 year olds are overweight or obese in Iceland.

Aren't Icelanders using enough sexual protection?

Cases of HIV double in Iceland

19 May 2017 Last year there was a considerable increase in individuals diagnosed with HIV, syphilis and gonorrhea according to a report by the Icelandic Directorate of Health.

Yoga Shala is a gorgeous haven to practice yoga at.

Ashtanga yoga beginners course in English in Reykjavik

19 Apr 2017 Have you always wanted to learn the basic foundations of Ashtanga Yoga? Now Yoga Shala in Reykjavik offer a foundation course taught in English.

Iceland second for chlamydia in Europe

29 Nov 2016 The rate of reported chlamydia cases in Iceland is almost three times higher than the European average and second only to Denmark, a new OECD report suggests.

Representatives of the five parties currently in coalition talks.

Iceland government talks prioritising health service

22 Nov 2016 Four working groups dealing with various important social and political issues for Iceland met yesterday as part of ongoing coalition talks between Iceland’s five opposition parties.

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