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Finnish headset light therapy via the ear canal cut jet lag time in half in study

Researchers from Finland worked with startup Valkee to unveil a bright light headset to treat seasonal affective disorder in 2010. Now it's released placebo-controlled, randomized data about jet lag reduction for its CE-marked headset dubbed the HumanCharger.

China Medical Systems in Greater China deal with Finland's Faron on respiratory candidate

China Medical Systems Holding has licensed Greater China rights to develop and commercialize Finland's Faron Pharmaceuticals' Traumakine (FP-1201), a recombinant human interferon (IFN) beta-1a to treat severe and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

GE Healthcare opens first health tech incubator

GE Healthcare has opened its first health tech startup campus at its Finland headquarters in Helsinki. It's already home to 20 health tech startups working on wireless technologies, sensors, apps and cloud services to improve healthcare.

FIT Biotech is set to start a Phase III HIV vaccine trial

If successful the trial--which is due to last two to three years--will culminate in marketing applications to U.S. and European regulators.

Finland's ArcDia grabs $3.5M to fuel diagnostic test use

ArcDia has raised nearly $3.5 million (2.7 million euros) to fuel expanded use of its mariPOC diagnostic test for respiratory tract infections.

Narcolepsy spike linked with flu shot

Finnish researchers found that the chance of narcolepsy was much higher in children who received a certain flu vaccine.

Canines ID Pfizer fakes, discern brands

Pfizer's ($PFE) Israeli unit is lending a paw--actually, 8 paws--to help Finland crack down on counterfeit Viagra. Canines Springer and Willem can sniff out the top-selling erectile-dysfunction...

Finnish health authorities see link between Pandemrix and narcolepsy

Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare says there is a link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix flu vaccine and a spike in narcolepsy cases. Narcolepsy is a disorder that causes a person