The National University Hospital is currently short 180 nurses and 120 individuals are on waiting lists to be placed in a nursing home.
More than 400 Icelandic doctors have signed a statement expressing their support of of a proposed ban on circumcising boys.
Iceland is number six on the list of countries with the highest proportion of Veganuary participants.
Iceland comes first in many measures quality of life, according to data released this month by the OECD.
One hundred and seventy-six scouts that were staying at the Úlfljótsvatn Scout Center by Úlfljótsvatn in South Iceland are now in a relief center set up at the nearby Hveragerði Primary School due to a stomach virus.
Five students at Reykjavík University are planning to put on the market a facial cream including an active ingredient made from the placenta of Icelandic sheep.
According to new figures from Statistics Iceland, the life expectancy in Iceland in 2016 was 80.7 years for men and 83.7 years for women.
The use of chewing tobacco has increased substantially in Iceland in recent years, especially among young men.
The International Silly Walk Day will be celebrated in Iceland for the first time tomorrow, Saturday, January 7.
The Reykjavík Public Health Authority has temporarily halted the operations of the recycling company Hringrás in Reykjavík, after a fire erupted there on Tuesday night.
One of Iceland’s biggest domestic food producers, Ora, has announced it is recalling a batch of its tinned fish balls in curry sauce, as they are not fit for consumption.
Reykjavík teenagers sleep an average of just six hours a night during weekdays, which is far too little sleep. Year 10 students are significantly heavier than the same age group were just 12 years ago.
Recent discussion about the dangers of crumb rubber artificial turf found on the country’s football fields has caused some municipalities to take action.
As a follow-up to a story published on the black tattoo market in Iceland, we asked the Reykjavík Public Health Authority to provide us with a list of tattoo parlors which have a license from the Authority to operate.
There are worries that certain people provide tattoos in Iceland without the necessary permits from health authorities, making their services a potential health threat to customers.
Despite the lack of light and low pressure systems in winter, high housing costs and relatively low wages, Icelanders live longer than most.
It’s common for babies to be born too heavy in Iceland; the ratio is higher here than in other countries as comparatively more mothers in Iceland are obese, which is a matter of concern.