With one of the oldest populations in the world, Sweden needs its citizens to reach out and help each other in informal, neighbourly ways. New research shows a dramatic rise in the number of Swedes who are doing exactly that.
Language skills are rarely seen as a public health problem, but immigrant women from Turkey and Pakistan with poor Norwegian skills are more likely to be overweight. That, in turn, can have public health consequences.
Finnish schools are frequently ranked as the best in the world, well ahead of their Nordic neighbors, despite cultural similarities. But Finland's secret and Norway's scourge may lie in each country's educational policy making.
Childless Norwegians have travelled abroad for surrogacy, as the service is illegal at home. Their actions and willingness to speak out about them have started to transform the idea of what a family is and should be.