Lárus Sigfússon and Kristín Gísladóttir, dressed up for his 105th birthday.

Oldest Icelandic Male Neglected Knitting

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Jakobína Valdís Jakobsdóttir and Guðmundur Gunnlaugsson, salesman, holding the new boots.

Buys New Ski Boots at Age 87

7 Feb “Of course it’s crazy for an 87-year-old woman to be buying ski boots,” states former elite skier Jakobína Valdís Jakobsdóttir.

Icelanders Smoke Less than Most

8 Nov A new report by OECD on preventable diseases, Health at a Glance, reveals that among OECD countries, Iceland and Mexico are the countries where the rate of those who smoke is the lowest.

Tourists, Too, Donate Organs

30 Oct There has been a great increase in the number of organ donations in Iceland in recent years.

68 Percent of Icelandic Men Overweight

17 Oct The problem of obesity has increased Iceland, just like in other OECD countries, according to an OECD book.

The selection is big.

Icelanders Crave Canned Energy

3 Oct Icelanders are constantly looking for new sources of energy.

From Múlakvísl river.

Warning: Gas Pollution by Múlakvísl River

2 Oct Due to gas pollution, caused by a small glacial flood in Múlakvísl river, South Iceland, travelers are advised to avoid stopping by the river.

Illness among Icelandair Flight Attendants

23 Sep Three female flight attendants became ill and had to be given oxygen on board an Icelandair flight last week.

The farm Efstidalur II.

Concerned about Foreign Visitors to Farm

12 Jul A total of 16 children have been diagnosed with an E. coli infection in Iceland in recent weeks.

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 2019 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 2018 Making immunizations a prerequisite for entering preschool is an idea being discussed in Reykjavík and nearby Hafnarfjörður, Morgunblaðið reports.

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