Gymnast of the Year Visit Young Heart Patient

gerpla-gymnasts_njIcelandic Gymnasts of the Year, Dýri Kristjánsson and Íris Mist Magnúsdóttir visited Helga Sigrídur Sigurdardóttir last week, a 12-year-old girl from Akureyri who is recovering after serious coronary thrombosis at the children’s hospital Barnaspítali Hringsins in Reykjavík. She is a gymnast too.

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Iceland Eruption More of a Blessing than Curse

eruption-eyjafj-air_psIn spite of many cancellations of bookings and negative media coverage of the impact the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull had on air travel in the spring, representatives of the tourist industry in Iceland believe the eruption’s long-term effect on tourism was rather positive than negative.

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Unusually Many TB Infections in Iceland

decode-lab_ipaUnusually many individuals, 21, were diagnosed with a tuberculosis infection in Iceland in 2010, compared to around nine persons in 2009 and six in 2008. Sixteen of the 21 TB patients, or 71 percent, were of foreign origin, most of whom came from Asia.

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Iceland Review’s Most Popular Stories in 2010

vol-eruption-fimmvh2010-02_bbThe most popular news stories posted on Iceland Review Online in 2010 were those concerning the two volcanic eruptions, the one on the Fimmvörduháls mountain ridge in March and the one in Eyjafjallajökull glacier, which brought us 450,000 visits in April—a new record.

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The New Year Welcomed with a Blast

fireworks_psToday is the last day of the year. Icelanders celebrate with a fancy dinner, often turkey, and with fireworks at midnight. A special sketch comedy show about the year in review is shown on TV and watched by almost the entire Icelandic population.

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Ungewöhnlich viele Fälle von TBC

decode-lab_ipaBei ungewöhnlich vielen Menschen in Island, nämlich 21, wurde im Jahr 2010 eine Tuberkulose-Infektion diagnostiziert. 2009 gab es neun, 2008 sechs Fälle. 16 der 21 TBC-Patienten, also 71 Prozent, sind Einwanderer, die meisten von ihnen stammen aus Asien.

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