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It is believed that lifestyle changes can benefit one third of the population with pre-diabetes or suffering from type 2 diabetes. Tryggvi Thorgeirsson and SidekickHealth are supporting a campaign to “kick sugar” in the new year.

The Icelandic medical journal Læknablaðið spoke with Thorgeirsson about behavior change, digital therapies, the importance of data, and some of the health differences between iPhone and Android users.

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Some of the Gothenburg startups coming to the Investors Forum are Ondosis, who developed a technology to simplify and customize the dose of medicine. The app and health portal SidekickHealth helps people make smarter decisions about diet, exercise and stress – where, like any digital game, you are rewarded for doing the right thing.

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Today is the World Mental Health Day established by WHO. The reason why it was established is to raise and awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.

We want to use this opportunity and shine some light to the outstanding startups we’ve worked with, who are helping people around the world to tackle mental issues in a various ways. Together with Samsung, we are excited about supporting brilliant ideas and brilliant people who make a change in the world. There is nothing better, but uplifting startups who are transforming society with the help of innovation and technology.

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Having consulted a handful of entrepreneurs and investors in the Nordic region, we arrived at 19 startups that we found especially interesting. (Sorry, Norway)

Admittedly, the lines between medtech, life science and digital health are blurred. We chose to focus on the latter category where big data or digital tech is at the core of a company’s offering.

All located in the Nordics and founded in the past 5 years (with one exception), the listed startups have shown fast progress and seem poised for big things.

Most of all, they provide a window into the future of healthcare.

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That Europe is experiencing a boom in the medtech and digital health industry is not a secret. From North to South and East to West, more and more entrepreneurs are deciding to focus their efforts in this industry. The boom of the health industry is also supported by the historically highest level of investments into this space.

Here are five European health startups that you should know…

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