The farm Efstidalur II.

Concerned about Foreign Visitors to Farm

News Tagged with “Health”
The Icelandic Children's Hospital.

E. Coli-Infected Baby in Serious Condition

11 Jul A five-month-old baby boy, infected by E. coli in an outbreak traced to a farm in Southwest Iceland, is in serious condition.

E. coli bacteria.

Five New Cases of E. Coli Infection

8 Jul Over the weekend, five children in Iceland were diagnosed with E. coli bacterial infection.

Applauding the news.

Long Live the People in Iceland

8 Jul In 2018, the average life expectancy of men in Iceland was 81.0 years, and 84.1 years for women.

Too Many Youngsters Lack Endurance

1 Jul Forty percent of 17-year-olds who took part in a study in Iceland - all of them active in sports - are at risk when it comes to lifestyle-related diseases.

Good Good in top place on Amazon.

Icelandic Jam Best-Seller on Amazon

26 Apr The Icelandic food production company Good Good recently made it to the top of Amazon’s list of best-selling jams, jellies and preserves.

Dr. Björn Zoëga.

Icelandic doctor becomes CMO of Sweden's Karolinska University Hospital

29 Jan The Stockholm health authorities have appointed Björn Zoëga as chief medical officer of the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden.

Will immunizations be required for entering preschool?

29 Aug Making immunizations a prerequisite for entering preschool is an idea being discussed in Reykjavík and nearby Hafnarfjörður, Morgunblaðið reports.

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.

hydraens

Float in weightlessness at a new Reykjavik spa

26 May 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 "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 2018 Health authorities in Iceland have issued a statement saying that water in Reykjavik is deemed safe for consumption.

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