Five Percent of Children in Iceland Are Obese

landspitali-hallgrimskirkja_domApproximately 2,500 children in the Reykjavík area alone require treatment for obesity; it is estimated that five percent of children in Iceland are obese. An outpatient department offering resources for children suffering from obesity opened at the Landspítali hospital in Reykjavík earlier this month.

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Alleged Child Abusers Released

Two men who were placed under custody on suspicion of having sexually abused a young boy, to whom they are father and uncle, were released earlier this month. According to Fridrik Smári Björgvinsson, senior officer at the Capital Region Police, there was not considered to be a reason to extend the custody.

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