Kamprad gives away millions to the elderly
Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad wants to donate over 70 million SEK ($10 million) to the municipality of Epalinges in the district of Lausanne, Switzerland. The money is to be used to build homes for the elderly, according to the newspaper 24 Heures. Kamprad, who is now 86 years old, has been living in Epalinges for the past 36 years. He wants the apartments built to accommodate the needs of older people. The housing will be equipped with areas where the residents can meet each other, and according to Kamprad’s wishes, it will be built close to a school so there will be a beneficial exchange between the generations. “The goal is to focus on people in need,” says Maurice Mischler to 24 Heures. The donation has to first be accepted by the city’s local government councilor.

Alcohol decreases risk for arthritis
Moderate alcohol consumption may decrease the risk for rheumatoid arthritis in women. This according to a new study from the Karolinska Institute in Solna, Sveriges Radio’s Ekot reports. Four to five glasses, where one glass equals 2/3 cup of wine per week is optimal. Says Professor Alicja Wolk, one of the researchers behind the study: “In the group (which included 30,000 women born between the years 1914 and 1948) we saw a 52% lower risk for rheumatoid arthritis.”

Nylons for Juholt
Plagued by the pain of shoes that are too tight? Perhaps then it's a good idea to listen to the former Social Democratic Party leader Håkan Juholt. Juholt is offering his best fashion tip: “Last December at the Nobel Prize ceremony I wore nylon hose,” he confesses. The Nobel Prize Ceremony demands a proper clothing code. For men that means tuxedo, shirt, the whole nine yards. Håkan Juholt knew about this, but unfortunately wore shoes a size or so too small. “I couldn’t get into them with socks, so Åsa (his partner) lent me her nylons. Nylons at the Nobel Prize ceremony. It’s true. Last December I sat there with nylons on.” Women’s clothing in general isn’t something the former leader is keen on wearing. “Women’s clothing isn't something I’ve worn since maybe when I was a child and performed in orchestras with a lot of glitter and song,” he concludes.

Skin cancer more common in Gothenburg
In Gothenburg 35 percent more men and 25 percent more women suffer malignant melanoma than in any other municipality in Sweden. The percentage is slightly lower in the municipalities along the entire west coast, but still 15% higher than in central Sweden. This according to a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy in Göteborg. The study shows that more people living in Göteborg and nearby coastal municipalities expose themselves to the sun both in Sweden and during vacations abroad, according to daily Göteborgs-Posten.