TV on the countryside
Swedes who live outside major cities watch more television than urbanites, according to a new study. And it is in Kalmar on the southeast coast near the Baltic Sea, a city with a population of 35,170, that TV-watching is at its very peak. Folks in Kalmar watch 150 minutes per day; in Västra Götaland, on the western coast, people watch 134 minutes of television per day; in Skåne, the southernmost province of Sweden, they watch 128 minutes per day; and, in Stockholm 124 minutes.

100 more policemen
The Swedish National Police Academy (Polishögskolan) is expanding its education program with 100 more spots for the 2012 spring semester. 75 of these will be placed in Växjö, in the province of Småland, where the Police Academy celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Risk for narcolepsy highest in western Sweden
In Halland and Västra Götaland, children and young people who were vaccinated against the swine flu are 20 times more likely to contract narcolepsy than those who were not vaccinated. In the rest of the country, the risk for the sleep disorder among young people vaccinated against the swine flu is 7 times higher than among those who were not vaccinated. “We don’t know the reason for this,” says Pediatric Neurologist Tove Hallböök, who is also one of the researchers behind the study.