Articles: Health

Health Matters: Gum Disease (5 July 2019)

Health Matters: Gum Disease (5 July 2019)

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Dr Michelle speaks with dentist Dr Robin Thomas about gum disease, or periodontitis, its dangers and how to avoid it. Find out more about Dr Thomas’s practice at https://www.chd.swiss/

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Health Matters: Heat! (26 June 2019)

Health Matters: Heat! (26 June 2019)

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It's hot, hot, hot out there.....Dr Michelle explains about heat-related illness and gives her top tips on staying cool during this heatwave.

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Health Matters: Sprains (18 June 2019)

Health Matters: Sprains (18 June 2019)

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As the sun has finally decided to come out and it's time to dust off the hiking boots, Dr Michelle reminds us of the First Aid for strains and sprains.

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Swiss Up! - The Last Famine

Swiss Up! - The Last Famine

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Over 200 years ago, now, the last famine to ravage Switzerland took place - mostly thanks to a huge volcanic eruption over in Indonesia. Today on the show we're talking about what the effects o...

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Swiss Up! - Women's Strike

Swiss Up! - Women's Strike

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Today (Friday 14th June) women are striking across the country in protest of the wage gap between men and women in Switzerland. This is not the first strike nor (sadly) will it be the last - find o...

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Swiss Up! - Art Basel

Swiss Up! - Art Basel

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It's beginnings are humble, but Art Basel is now an annual event attracting art galleries from all over the globe. Yet not everyone is excited about this. Find out why on today's episode.

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Swiss Up! - The History of Carouge

Swiss Up! - The History of Carouge

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Across the river Arve, the town of Carouge stands just a quick tram ride from Geneva. Its atmosphere, history and architecture, however, is very different and the Ville de Carouge offer guided walk...

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Swiss Up! - Tilo Frey

Swiss Up! - Tilo Frey

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Not only was she the first MP in Switzerland of African descent, but she was also one of the first 10 women elected to Swiss parliament. So she is important in the progression of Switzerland and ev...

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Health Matters: Fainting (11 June 2019)

Health Matters: Fainting (11 June 2019)

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Fainting in a nutshell - why it happens, what First Aid to carry out and when further investigation is needed.

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Swiss Up! - Dinosaur Fossils

Swiss Up! - Dinosaur Fossils

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Dinosaur fossils have been found all over Switzerland, but are particularly concetrated in some areas. On today's episodes we discuss why Frick has a high densitiy of dinosaur fossils and where...

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Swiss Up! - Mount Pilatus

Swiss Up! - Mount Pilatus

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In the Lucerne region, a mountain stands from which people were once forbidden to climb, as superstition led to fear. Originating from a legend surrounding the death of Pontius Pilate, Dario discus...

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss Flag

Swiss Up! - The Swiss Flag

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On today's episode we're looking at the iconic Swiss flag - where did it originate, is it ever rectangular, and does it have ties with the Red Cross organisation? Dario will answer all thes...

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Swiss Up! - Worry

Swiss Up! - Worry

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What do the Swiss worry about? Are they concerned by the quality of their chocolate? How big a bell you can put on a cow before it can no longer lift its head? We are of course joking - Swiss ci...

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Health Matters: Teeth Scaling (5 June 2019)

Health Matters: Teeth Scaling (5 June 2019)

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Dr Michelle speaks with Dr Robin Thomas from Dental Hygiene Clinic about the importance of regular teeth scaling and taking your mind off it by watching Netflix! Find out more about Dr Thomas's pra...

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Swiss Up - Nazi Looted Art

Swiss Up - Nazi Looted Art

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On today's episode we're talking about the Washington Principles and how Switzerland have helped in recovering Nazi looted art. 

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Swiss Up! - The Ice Industry

Swiss Up! - The Ice Industry

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Travel back in time with us to the 19th century when hotels along the shores of Lake Geneva needed ice and the only way to transport it from the mountains was by wagon.  We'll even thro...

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Swiss Up - Diplomats

Swiss Up - Diplomats

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WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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Florimont students raising money for Mercy Ships

Florimont students raising money for Mercy Ships

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In the studio, students from the Institut Florimont in Geneva decided to raise money for the charity Mercy Ships. 

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Swiss Up! - What's up with Huawei

Swiss Up! - What's up with Huawei

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Have you heard of the Huawei-US national security controversy? If you haven't, that's ok - we'll get into it on this episode of Swiss Up! Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, has been coll...

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Health Matters: Measles in Switzerland (29 May 2019)

Health Matters: Measles in Switzerland (29 May 2019)

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Cases of measles are up so far this year in Switzerland with almost an 8-fold increase compared to 2018. Dr Michelle explains reasons why. Check your own measles risk here: http://www.stopmasern-ri...

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Swiss Up! - A one-way ticket to Brazil

Swiss Up! - A one-way ticket to Brazil

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 200 years ago, a group of people from Fribourg and Lucerne made the treacherous journey to Brazil, to colonise an area now known as Nova Friburgo. With over 2,000 people leaving Switz...

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Swiss Up! - The Hong Kong plague

Swiss Up! - The Hong Kong plague

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We're in Hong Kong today! Or at least Alexandre Yersin was in the late 1800s, after he left his home-country of Switzerland.  On today's episode we discuss Yersin's life and car...

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Swiss Up! - Sperm

Swiss Up! - Sperm

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This week, the news broke that Swiss men have a low sperm count on average. So on today's episode, Dario talks us through what affects sperm count and busts some urban legends about it. ...

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Swiss Up! - Guns, Taxes, (& Automobiles)

Swiss Up! - Guns, Taxes, (& Automobiles)

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With the votes in, Dario talks us through the outcomes on today's episode of Swiss Up!

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