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Male middle-aged loneliness - especially for expats

Male middle-aged loneliness - especially for expats

The Breakfast Show

There’s a growing problem of lonely middle-aged men. Surveys show many men feel they don’t have enough good ‘mates’ they can relax with – and it’s hard to fin...

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Gadget Guru -  Gyenno; when spoons change lives

Gadget Guru - Gyenno; when spoons change lives

Gadget Guru

  When drones meet spoons, people regain their independence. Here's an incredible piece of technology that has the power to change people's lives. It's the Gyenno spoon.&nb...

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Athletissima 2019

Athletissima 2019

Mid Morning Mix

  Athletissima takes place in Lausanne on Friday 5th July. WRS talks to Dominique Gobat from Athletissima about the event and some highlights we should look out for...   

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What's on at the UN? - Bees and Snakebites

What's on at the UN? - Bees and Snakebites

UN Roundup

Bee with us today… on World Bee Day

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Health Matters: The role of the dental hygienist (30 April 2019)

Health Matters: The role of the dental hygienist (30 April 2019)

Health matters

Dr Michelle speaks with Dr Robin Thomas from Dental Hygiene Clinic Lausanne about ways to keep your dental costs down in Switzerland and the role of the hygienist. For more information about Dr Tho...

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Suspect Heatstroke?

Suspect Heatstroke?

The Breakfast Show

 Here's what the doctor prescribes...

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Plane Talk - Electric wheelchairs on-board

Plane Talk - Electric wheelchairs on-board

Plane Talk

Air travel is becoming more and more accessible to those with disabilities, so what do we need to consider if travelling with an electric wheelchair? There are different procedures in place depe...

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Health Matters: Man Flu (23 January 2018)

Health Matters: Man Flu (23 January 2018)

Health matters

Dr Michelle discusses the concept of man flu - is it a real phenomenon?

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Health Matters: Insurance (25 Oct 2017)

Health Matters: Insurance (25 Oct 2017)

Health matters

The first in a mini-series of shows unravelling the Swiss health insurance. Dr Michelle Wright is joined by insurance expect David Renard.

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Health Matters: Cancer awareness month  (11 Oct 2017)

Health Matters: Cancer awareness month (11 Oct 2017)

Health matters

October marks breast cancer awareness month. Dr Michelle invited Kate Parkyn into the studio to talk about her breast cancer journey and how the diagnosis actually led her and her family to a healt...

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Health Matters: World Heart Day (29 Sept 2017)

Health Matters: World Heart Day (29 Sept 2017)

Health matters

29th September 2017 marks World Heart Day. Visit www.worldheartday.org to share how you power your heart with the aim of inspiring millions of other ...

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Health Matters: Transplants (11 September 2017)

Health Matters: Transplants (11 September 2017)

Health matters

Do you carry a donor card? Dr Michelle explains the various ways to make your feelings about organ donation known in Switzerland. Find out more: swisstransplant.org. 

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Health Matters:  Blood Donation (29 August 2017)

Health Matters: Blood Donation (29 August 2017)

Health matters

Dr Michelle discusses blood donation in Switzerland and how to find out where you can give blood locally. Visit www.transfusion.ch for more details.

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Health Matters: Insect Stings (27 June 2017)

Health Matters: Insect Stings (27 June 2017)

Health matters

Beware of stinging insects! Enjoy your al fresco summer dining safe in the knowledge of what to do if those bees or wasps attack. Dr Michelle explains all.

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Health Matters: HIV survival (20 June 2017)

Health Matters: HIV survival (20 June 2017)

Health matters

A person living with HIV today can expect near normal life-expectancy provided they are started on modern anti-retroviral treatment early and that they adhere to this treatment. Dr Michelle explain...

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Health Matters: Echo App (6 June 2017)

Health Matters: Echo App (6 June 2017)

Health matters

Dr Michelle gives us an update on developments with the Echo112 Pocket Lifesaver mobile phone App. She also describes a new App launched by the same company: the Echo112 First Responder App. This n...

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Health Matters Brain Injury 3 (17 May 2017)

Health Matters Brain Injury 3 (17 May 2017)

Health matters

The third of four shows discussing traumatic brain injuries. Once again, Dr Michelle Wright is joined by traumatic brain injury survivor Jo Dalton and also Dr Rolf Frischknecht who works in neurore...

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Health Matters Brain Injury 4 (24 May 2017)

Health Matters Brain Injury 4 (24 May 2017)

Health matters

Dr Michelle is joined by Jo Dalton for the last in the series on traumatic brain injury. They talk to Dr Andy Tyerman, consultant clinical neuropsychologist and trustee for Headway, a UK charity th...

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Health Matters Brain Injury 2 (10 May 2017)

Health Matters Brain Injury 2 (10 May 2017)

Health matters

The second in a series of shows on traumatic brain injuries. Dr Michelle Wright and traumatic brain injury survivor Jo Dalton hear from Dr Rolf Frischknecht who works in neurorehabilitation at Laus...

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Health Matters: Brain Injury pt 1 (2 May 2017)

Health Matters: Brain Injury pt 1 (2 May 2017)

Health matters

The first in a series of shows about traumatic brain injury. In this show, we hear Jo's personal story - Jo has been living with traumatic brain injury and its effects for the last 17 years.

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Can a phone app be an alternative to hormonal birth control?

Can a phone app be an alternative to hormonal birth control?

Mid Morning Mix

Sure, our phones are so much more than just phones. We manage our calendars on our devices; we watch movies, we book flights; we can track our steps, our heart rates and sleep patterns. But co...

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World Alzheimer's Day

World Alzheimer's Day

Preparations are underway in Geneva for World Alzheimer’s Day, which takes place on the 21st September.

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Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

A summer picnic, a game of tennis, every BBQ or day at the beach is so much more fun in the sunshine. But it has never been more important to stay safe in the sun and develop a skin awareness routi...

Provided by Centre de Dermatologie Rive

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Shaking off preconceptions about cerebral palsy

Shaking off preconceptions about cerebral palsy

Le Mont-sur-Lausanne based organisation, Handi-Capable recorded their own music video to the song "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift hoping to encourage people to shake off their preconceptio...

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