284 students took the admissions test for the medical program, which only admits 50 students total, or just under a sixth of the applicants. There were then 64 applicants to the physiotherapy program, which will only admit 35 new students.
Nurses at the emergency department of Landspítali National University Hospital of Iceland will need to take about 400 extra shifts this summer to meet a staff shortage.
Several thousand people are now following the daily life of a teenager who was five weeks ago diagnosed with a serious cancer.
Sunday morning, the snow fell in record amounts; the following days, it was the residents’ turn to fall in record numbers.
The use of chewing tobacco has increased substantially in Iceland in recent years, especially among young men.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson invited children suffering from rare diseases and their families to his residence at Bessastaðir yesterday.
Responding to criticism voiced by the sisters of a man who seriously injured his brother-in-law on New Year’s Eve, a senior physician at Landspítali National University Hospital told RÚV that no patient seeking help is turned away from the addiction and psychiatric ward.
A man is seriously injured after being repeatedly hit in the head with a hammer by his brother-in-law on New Year’s Eve.
All major communication of emergency respondents in Iceland is unprotected and accessible on the internet about six minutes after it takes place.
The frequency of illness among Icelandair crewmembers has increased so much that the company is taking action.
A coach driver died yesterday evening after suffering a heart attack at the wheel, as he was driving near Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland.
12 of 15 applicants for vacant radiologist posts at Reykjavík’s Landspítali hospital are from Spain or the UK. The X-ray department chief at the hospital says it is highly likely that at least some of them will start working at the hospital in the coming weeks.
Iceland’s Directorate of Health has no objection to the country following the lead of all the other Nordic countries and removing BDSM behavior from its list of mental illnesses.