Articles: Health

Health Matters: Are you getting enough vitamin D (2 December 2020)

Health Matters: Are you getting enough vitamin D (2 December 2020)

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Vitamin D: are you getting enough? Dr Michelle explains that we’re more at risk of becoming deficient in Vitamin D during the winter months and looks at the evidence for supplements to help p...

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Swiss Up! Cantonal Vote Majority (1 Dec 2020)

Swiss Up! Cantonal Vote Majority (1 Dec 2020)

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Although most people voted for the Responsible Business Initiative, it still failed as not enough cantons did. That's very rare. When did it last happen (long time ago!) and why do we have...

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Swiss Up: Thanksgiving in Switzerland (24 November 2020)

Swiss Up: Thanksgiving in Switzerland (24 November 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up!, Dario looks at Thanksgiving in Switzerland. While a family get-together is not a Swiss tradition - there are several different events which celebrate the harvest at this t...

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Health Matters: Movember and Men's Mental Health (24 November 2020)

Health Matters: Movember and Men's Mental Health (24 November 2020)

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How are you wearing your mask this Movember? Dr Michelle chats to Movember Switzerland rep Scott Poynton about why men struggle to open up about their mental health and the ALEC framework for menta...

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Health Matters: Rapid Testing (19 November 2020)

Health Matters: Rapid Testing (19 November 2020)

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Rapid COVID testing is now available in Switzerland. Dr Michelle explains how this works and when it may be offered to you. Find out more about COVID testing on the Federal Office of Public Health ...

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Swiss Up Responsible Business Initiative (18 November 2020)

Swiss Up Responsible Business Initiative (18 November 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario takes a look at the upcoming vote on the Responsible Business Initiative. Campaigners have been fighting for this law since 2015 and want to hold all Swiss companie...

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Health Matters: Movember Challenges(10 November 2020)

Health Matters: Movember Challenges(10 November 2020)

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In this Health Matters, Dr Michelle is talking Blokes and Black Dogs and Movember challenges with Carl Wahlers. Support Carl’s personal Movember challenge here: https://ch.movember.com/en/team/2324...

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Swiss Up! Anti - Arms Investment initiative (10 Nov 2020)

Swiss Up! Anti - Arms Investment initiative (10 Nov 2020)

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On the 29th November voters will decide if companies involved with the arms industry should not benefit from public investments -such as the government, the Swiss National Bank, foundations and pe...

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Mushrooms - can I eat this one?

Mushrooms - can I eat this one?

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With so many mushrooms out there, it's tempting to make a stroganoff! Or perhaps a nice wild mushroom soup? 

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Swiss Up: Geneva politician Pierre Maudet (3 November 2020)

Swiss Up: Geneva politician Pierre Maudet (3 November 2020)

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The once high flying Geneva politician Pierre Maudet has been struggling to relaunch his career for years after he accepted a ride on a private jet. Dario looks at how the mighty have fallen - a...

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Health Matters: Twindemic - Covid and the Flu (29 October 2020)

Health Matters: Twindemic - Covid and the Flu (29 October 2020)

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Twindemic’ – together against the flu! With National Flu Vaccination Day on 6th November 2020, Dr Michelle discusses who should be vaccinated and where you can get your flu vaccine. ...

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Swiss Up! New CO2 Law (27 Oct 2020)

Swiss Up! New CO2 Law (27 Oct 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! the new CO2 law hopes Switzerland will be able to keep to its greenhouse gas emissions targets - as laid out in the Paris Agreement. But not everyone is happy - on both sid...

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Health Matters: Long Covid (22 October 2020)

Health Matters: Long Covid (22 October 2020)

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It is becoming evident that a proportion of people are experiencing longer-term symptoms after having tested positive for COVID-19. In this episode, Dr Michelle discusses what we know so far about ...

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Swiss Up: Geneva University Hospital or HUG (21 October 2020)

Swiss Up: Geneva University Hospital or HUG (21 October 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, we take a look at the HUG, or Geneva's University Hospital. It's the largest hospital in the country, with a world renowned research programme, was at the foref...

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World Food Day - FAO's Marco V. Sánchez Cantillo explains

World Food Day - FAO's Marco V. Sánchez Cantillo explains

Mid Morning Mix

Today - on World Food Day - we speak to Marco V. Sánchez Cantillo, Deputy-Director of the Agrifood Economics Division (ESA) Economic and Social Development Stream of the Food and Agricu...

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ICN's CEO on the essential role of emergency nurses

ICN's CEO on the essential role of emergency nurses

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  "It's head, heart and hands"  - Howard Catton, CEO of the ICN, on what qualities make a good nurse.   2020 is the International Year of the Nurse...

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Swiss Up: Trust Valley (13 October 2020)

Swiss Up: Trust Valley (13 October 2020)

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Can Switzerland emulate the success of Silicon Valley? Many certainly hope so and are setting up Trust Valley. The aim is to bring together educational institutions, the private sector and local...

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Health Matters: infections on the rise (13 Oct 2020)

Health Matters: infections on the rise (13 Oct 2020)

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With the number of COVID infections on the rise, Dr Michelle explains the latest update to the Federal Office of Public Health’s media campaign - More important than ever: stop the rise in in...

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Sous La Peau - a Geneva film about trans identity

Sous La Peau - a Geneva film about trans identity

Mid Morning Mix

Sous La Peau / Under the Skin - is a film about trans identity. We meet Logan, Söan and Effie Alexandra and follow their journey in Geneva for 2 years. Robin Harsch, Director of the fi...

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Health Matters: Mental Health (6 October 2020)

Health Matters: Mental Health (6 October 2020)

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10th October marks World Mental Health Day and this year, WHO’s message is: Move for Mental Health: let’s invest. In this episode of Health Matters, Dr Michelle explains that we are ...

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Swiss Up! New Inheritance Laws(6 October 2020)

Swiss Up! New Inheritance Laws(6 October 2020)

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Parliament is now discussing new laws surrounding inheritance. The current laws are more than 100 years old and fail to respect how modern families operate and evolve. There are more divorces and r...

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Health Matters: Covid-19 in those under 12 (29 Sept 2020)

Health Matters: Covid-19 in those under 12 (29 Sept 2020)

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With cold and flu season around the corner, Dr Michelle explains the latest guidelines from the Federal Office of Public Health about what to do if a child under 12 has respiratory symptoms that co...

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Swiss Up! Last weekend's votes - analysis

Swiss Up! Last weekend's votes - analysis

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario looks back at the results over the weekend. Why the Swiss People's Party was the big loser and the surprise narrow victory of the fighter jet vote - and what ...

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Health Matters: Organ Donation (22 September 2020)

Health Matters: Organ Donation (22 September 2020)

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Not something that everyone likes to talk about but in this week’s Health Matters, Dr Michelle explains how you can register your decision about organ donation in the Swiss National Organ Donor Reg...

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