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Yoga gets a new home in Finland

Yoga gets a new home in FinlandHelsinki, May 16 - Yoga is set to get a new home in Finland when a studio is opened at the airport of this capital of the Nordic country.

Finavia, the operator of Finland's airports and air navigation systems, has decided to open the studio based on passenger feeback on new services.

"At a yoga studio set to be opened at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, passengers can limber up following their flights, either in guided sessions or independently," Good News Finland said.


Technology that helps you fix sleep in your bed!

Helsinki, Feb 8 - Are you disturbed about poor quality of sleep at night? Here comes a technology that can help you measure quality and quantity of sleep right in your own bed.

“The current measuring methods are uncomfortable and designed mainly for medical diagnoses so they are unsuitable for measuring sleep independently at home,” said Joonas Paalasmaa, from University of Helsinki, Finland.

Discovering an easy way to track sleep could help improve sleep quality, he added.


Depression peaks in those living alone

Depression peaks in those living aloneHelsinki, March 23 - The number of people living alone has not only doubled over the last three decades, thanks to the breakdown of the family system, but they are also experiencing heightened levels of depression, a study reveals.

New research shows that the incidence of depression, as borne out by anti-depressant use, is almost 80 percent higher for those living alone compared to people living in a social or family group.


Lack of challenges turn schoolboys cynical

Lack of challenges turn schoolboys cynicalHelsinki, March 2 : Lack of challenges and boredom after three or four years of study turns enthusiastic schoolboys into hardened cynics as they reach higher classes.

"The school does not offer boys suitable challenges and so they become bored and begin to turn away from the upper (higher) secondary school," said Katariina Salmela-Aro, professor at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, who led the study.


One E.coli case identified in Finland

One E.coli case identified in FinlandHelsinki, June 4 : The E. coli bacterial infection is fast spreading across Europe, with one case diagnosed in Finland, Xinhua reported.

The E. coli infection was detected in the capital city of Helsinki, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare said Friday.


Cheese with probiotic bacteria may help elderly people to fight infection and disease

Cheese with probiotic bacteria may help elderly people to fight infection and diseaseAdding cheese with probiotic bacteria to the diets of elderly people may help them fight infection and disease, a Finnish researcher has suggested.

Probiotics help the gastrointestinal tract -- the main entry for bacteria cells into the body and where 70 percent of vital immunoglobulin cells are created -- maintain immunity, says lead author Dr. Fandi Ibrahim of the University of Turku in Finland.


Smoking Shortens Life and Reduces Life Quality

Smoking Shortens Life and Reduces Life Quality

According to a Finnish study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, smoking not only shortens your life it also lowers the quality of life in old age. Dr. Arto Y. Strandberg of the University of Helsinki and colleagues conducted the study on 1658 healthy white men born between 1919 and 1934 and evaluated their cardiovascular risks and their smoking habits.


Regular Sexual Activity Reduces ED Risk in Older Men

Regular intercourse can play an important role in preserving erectile function among elderly men. Regular sexual activity can help to preserve fertility of men. The risk of erectile dysfunction was inversely related to the frequency of intercourse. The older man may avoid erectile dysfunction (ED) if they have regular sex at least once a week.


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