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A High Pollen Count. Good news for bees but not Hayfever sufferers
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Radio Sweden Tuesday

Hayfever sufferers in Sweden endure a nightmare start to May as the pollen count soars along with the temperature.

Fancy a year’s sabbatical from your job at 80 per cent pay? You can in Sweden but not enough are taking the opportunity....

And in Heartbeat, it’s pills against magnetic bracelets in the fight against chronic pain, and Gaby Katz asks, is bariatric surgery the answer to obesity?

Closing Music: Gunther ”Tutti Frutti Summerlove”

While most of this Nordic nation are jubilant over the final arrival of spring after a long, dark winter, some Swedes are running for cover, storming the pharmacies for medicine and shutting their windows. The main culprit right now: those white birch trees spread all over Scandinavia. Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller talks to one of those filling the score boards for those with serious pollen allergies:

Workers here can take a sabbatical for upto a year and receive 80 percent of their salary. The law came into force last year but as Irini Mavroudis tells us, it’s already losing popularity:

Swedish research reveals that the brains of lesbians are similar to those of heterosexual men. Judi Milar has more:

In this month’s edition of Heartbeat, Gaby Katz checks out  magnetic bracelets to fight against chronic pain, and bariatric surgery:

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