Icelanders travel abroad for dental care

27 Aug Numerous Icelanders travel abroad for dental care, mainly to Eastern Europe, Morgunblaðið reports.

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.

Auður Bárðardóttir and Anna Karlsdóttir are Alzheimer's patients, pleased with the daytime training program they attend at Fríðuhús.

‘Completely exhausted’ waiting for solutions

23 Aug A lack of solutions in the Icelandic health care system for people with dementia is causing patients and their families unnecessary stress and limiting their quality of life.

Landspítali National University Hospital.

Number of Foreign Citizens in Intensive Care Rises

30 Jul Foreign citizens spend three times as many days in intensive care at Landspítali National University Hospital as they did five years ago.

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.

Minister of Health, Óttar Proppé.

Minister of Health works towards eliminating waiting lists in healthcare system

16 May 2017 Minister of Health, Óttar Proppé says that he is making a concerted effort to eliminate waiting lists within the Icelandic health care system. The main way to do this is by increased funds and support to the hospitals.

Children have to have reached 18 months of age to be vaccinated.

Measles diagnosed in Iceland

22 Mar 2017 A 9 month old Icelandic child has been confirmed to have measles. The child is not yet vaccinated due to its young age. 90-95% of Icelandic children are vaccinated.

Former Minister for Health, Kristján Þór Júlíusson announced a breakthrough for sufferers of Hepatitis C in Iceland last year. Mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannsson

Rapid HIV and Hep C tests available in Iceland for the first time

17 Jan 2017 Website GayIceland reports that in the next few weeks, quick and easy tests will be available for HIV and Hepatitis C. This is part of an incentive to eliminate Hepatitis C from Iceland.

Dr. Sigurður Ólafsson at the department of liver diseases at the National University Hospital announcing the campaign.

250 people already treated for Hepatitis C

7 Oct 2016 Iceland's new campaign to eradicate Hepatitis C and offer free treatment has resulted in 360 people having been treated already.

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