Articles: Health

Swiss Up! - Sperm Donation & Assisted Reproduction

Swiss Up! - Sperm Donation & Assisted Reproduction

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  Did you know that assisted reproduction in Switzerland is only available to married couples? Or that a sperm donor can be expected to make between 20 and 40 donations? Or that t...

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Swiss Up! - Cyber Security

Swiss Up! - Cyber Security

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  Switzerland is famous for building nuclear bunkers all over the country - but can it defend against 'invisible' attacks online? Find out on today's episode just how good (or n...

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Anzère - Pedro da Silva Lavrincha, masseur at Anzère Spa & Wellness Centre

Anzère - Pedro da Silva Lavrincha, masseur at Anzère Spa & Wellness Centre

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After moving the studio to the spa, we spoke to Pedro da Silva Lavrincha, masseur at Anzère Spa & Wellness Centre. We speak about certain treatments, facilities and even swimming lessons...

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Swiss Up! - Helvetians: The Celtic tribe in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Helvetians: The Celtic tribe in Switzerland

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  Many think Celts were confined to northern Europe but Celtic tribes were once spread all across Europe. Join Dario for this episode of Swiss Up! where he discusses one specific tribe...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss cryptocurrency

Swiss Up! - Swiss cryptocurrency

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  Money is becoming more and more digitalised and this century has seen the invention of a completely digital currency, Bitcoin. The difference between Bitcoin and other currencies, however...

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Swiss Up! The Swiss pavilion in Vegas

Swiss Up! The Swiss pavilion in Vegas

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at what you can see at the Swiss pavilion which has been put up at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The first time the Swiss government has paid for ...

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Swiss Up! Cow breeds in Switzerland (January 9 2019)

Swiss Up! Cow breeds in Switzerland (January 9 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up - Dario looks at the different cow breeds in Switzerland and how an unpleasant practice is being stamped out.

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Swiss Up! New Laws for 2019, part 2 (8 January 2019)

Swiss Up! New Laws for 2019, part 2 (8 January 2019)

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On today's show, Dario looks at more new laws that have come into force from the beginning of the year.

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Health Matters: New HIV treatments (9 January 2019)

Health Matters: New HIV treatments (9 January 2019)

Health matters

Dr Michelle brings us the third show in her mini-series on HIV/AIDS, this time looking at advances in HIV treatment.

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Swiss Up!  New Laws for 2019: part 1

Swiss Up! New Laws for 2019: part 1

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at some of the new laws that are now in force - including language requirements for work permit renewals and VAT rules for online shopping.

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Swiss Up! - Yet another Swiss capital city: Avenches

Swiss Up! - Yet another Swiss capital city: Avenches

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  Forget Bern, Zurich and Geneva, back in the Roman era Avenches was the place to be. Once a metropolis called Aventicum, the town remains a historical site with Roman Baths, a theatre and ...

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Health Matters: HIV/AIDS Part II (11 December 2018)

Health Matters: HIV/AIDS Part II (11 December 2018)

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  Dr Michelle brings us part 2 in her mini-series around HIV/AIDS – in this show, she talks about HIV testing and the various test options available.  

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Health Matters: HIV/AIDS Part I (4th December 2018)

Health Matters: HIV/AIDS Part I (4th December 2018)

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  World Aids Day is marked on 1st December every year. In light of this, Dr Michelle brings us the first in a series of shows on HIV/AIDS, here looking at some of the latest statistics and ...

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Swiss Up! - Switzerland's most famous whistleblower

Swiss Up! - Switzerland's most famous whistleblower

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  Christoph Meli became famous in Switzerland for his tattling on the unlawful activities he saw around him. He was both regarded as traitor and hero, and ended up receiving death threats w...

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Swiss Up! - Escalade

Swiss Up! - Escalade

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  Legend goes that when Geneva was invaded by the Duke of Savoy, a woman stopped the invasion by pouring soup over the enemy army. Maybe you have no idea what any of that means or maybe you...

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Swiss Up! - From coins to banknotes

Swiss Up! - From coins to banknotes

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  1907 was the year that Switzerland introduced banknotes to the population. Find out about the history of banknotes, their series in Switzerland, and how they've changed over the years...

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Swiss Up! - Who created modern Switzerland?

Swiss Up! - Who created modern Switzerland?

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  Alfred Escher did! Or at least, he greatly influenced the creation of the Switzerland we know and love. Find out who he is on today's episode of Swiss Up! and learn about his politica...

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Swiss Up - Get to know your new councillors

Swiss Up - Get to know your new councillors

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  Yesterday, two women were elected to Federal Council, in an unsurprising election result. Find out all about Karin Keller Sutter and Viola Amherd, their history and their policies, o...

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Swiss Up! - Inventing Helvetica

Swiss Up! - Inventing Helvetica

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  Minimalism characterises Swiss design, and this has greatly influenced the graphic design progress in Switzerland. Join Dario today as he discusses how the typeface, Helvetica, was develo...

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Swiss Up! - Talking HIV/AIDS

Swiss Up! - Talking HIV/AIDS

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  On today's episode we're covering the sensitive topic of HIV/AIDS in Switzerland. Any information in this edition of Swiss Up should not be considered medical advice. It's ...

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Swiss Up! - Samichlaus: The Swiss Santa

Swiss Up! - Samichlaus: The Swiss Santa

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  Saint Nicholas, or Samichlaus, looks a little different to our anglophone (or, Coca Cola) Santa Claus. Find out what's different, why he looks a little religious, and about his questi...

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Swiss Up! - The grid city of La Chaux-De-Fond

Swiss Up! - The grid city of La Chaux-De-Fond

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Have you heard to the city built so that no buildings cast shade on one another? La Chaux-de-Fonds is a UNESCO site for its particular layout, built to suit the lifestyle of its workers. Find out m...

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Swiss Up! - Karin Keller Sutter is a shoo-in

Swiss Up! - Karin Keller Sutter is a shoo-in

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At the end of this year, the Swiss government is changing up. It's almost certain that the two free seats will be taken by women. But who are these women and, specifically, who is Karin Keller Sutt...

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Swiss Up! - Onion market: A Swiss tradition

Swiss Up! - Onion market: A Swiss tradition

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No one really knows where the tradition came from. Did Bern just have a huge craving for onions one day? Did they have too many that they needed to get rid of? Neither of these answers are correct,...

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