The Daily Populous

Thursday May 12nd, 2022 evening edition

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NATO membership would strengthen Finland’s security," read the statement.

"As a member of NATO, Finland would strengthen the entire defence alliance.

Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay.

Parliamentary parties are now expected to give their own views on Nato membership, with settled lines expected by next week at the latest.

The two leaders referred to a government report on the changed security situation that was prepared ahead of parliamentary debates on the issue in April.

That report declared that Finnish membership of Nato would be increase stability and security in the Baltic Sea region, while also suggesting that Russia's reaction would not be positive.

Among Nato countries, there were quick statements of support from leaders in Estonia, Denmark and Lithuania, among others. »

Spain set to become the first European country to introduce 3 days of 'menstrual leave' for women

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The proposed law would introduce at least three sick days each month for women who suffer from severe period pains, according to El Pais newspaper.

Worldwide, menstrual leave is currently offered only in a small number of countries including Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea and Zambia.

According to the Spanish Gynaecology and Obstetrics Society, around a third of women who menstruate suffer from severe pain known as dysmenorrhea. »

"Toad poison" hangover treatment reportedly kills Russian oil executive at the house of a "shaman" near Moscow

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A former top boss of one of Russia's biggest state-owned oil companies died after receiving a dubious treatment from a "shaman" over the weekend, Russian media say.

The pair reportedly offer unorthodox treatments, including some using poisonous toads, at their home north of Moscow.

"The body of the billionaire was in the basement of Pindyurin's house, in a room used for Jamaican voodoo rituals," TASS said. »

Greece bans LGBTQ conversion therapy

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ATHENS, May 10 (Reuters) - Greece on Wednesday banned conversion therapy for minors, a practice aimed at suppressing a person's sexual orientation or gender identity and which the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community worldwide, as well as health experts, have condemned as harmful.

The government has drafted a national strategy that runs until 2025 on reforms promoting gender equality in Greece, a largely conservative country.

Canada, New Zealand and France criminalized conversion therapy earlier this year. »

Researchers Pinpoint Reason Infants Die From SIDS

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On Saturday, researchers from The Children's Hospital Westmead in Sydney released a study that confirmed not only how these infants die, but why.

SIDS refers to the unexplained deaths of infants under a year old, and it usually occurs while the child is sleeping.

In the study, the researchers wrote, “This finding represents the possibility for the identification of infants at risk for SIDS infants prior to death and opens new avenues for future research into specific interventions.”. »