A closer look at Swedish fashion
Swedish fashion has been exploding since the turn of the millennium, and Swedes have never been as interested in fashion as now. At Sven-Harry's Art Museum in Stockholm, an exhibition called ”Svenskt Mode” (Swedish Fashion) is on display. ”We wanted to focus on Swedish fashion for everyone and want fashion to get a new focus group,” says Michael Elmenbeck, initiator of the exhibition. ”Cia Jansson, who is the creative director of Swedish Elle, and I, have for six months gone through 45,000 pieces of clothings in the Swedish brands’ archives, and selected 100 pieces that in one way or another have been important for their time.” While Swedes want to raise their status and Swedish clothing designers are increasing in numbers, the exhibition ”Svenskt Mode” a selection of the very best among the already enormous range that’s out there. ”The exhibition is rather about looks that have been significant for the development than specific years or seasons,” says Cia Jansson. Acne Studios, V Ave Shoe Repair, AltewaiSaome and Bea Szenfeld are some of the successful Swedish designer brands represented. For more information: Svenskt Mode 200-2015 or for general info, see http://www.sven-harrys.se

Six in 10 want to stop welfare gain
Six out of 10 people polled in a Sifo survey commissioned by daily Aftonbladet, say they agree to a ban on profits for publicly funded welfare providers. That means 58 percent believe it is either pretty good or quite good to ban gains from tax-funded health care, education and care. However, 46 percent still want the municipalities to make sure there are taxpayer-funded, private options. ”Even if they think it’s great to ban gains, they want a private alternative. It may seem contradictory, but that’s the way it is,” says Toivo Sjörén, in charge of Sifo’s opinion polls, to Aftonbladet. Sifo polled 1,000 people from March 25 to March 31.

More die of skin cancer
More Swedes than ever die of the skin cancer melanoma. The disease has become the fastest growing form of cancer; between 2003 and 2012, the number of cases increased by 74 percent. The increase doesn’t have to do with a rise in the disease’s mortality, but more victims. While more people die of the skin cancer, there’s also an acute shortage of dermatologists. And the ones that exist are unevenly distributed over the country, according to a survey commissioned by Cancerfonden. For instance, in Stockholm there are 20,777 inhabitants per dermatologist, while in Dalarna the correspinding figure is 68,305.