Mysterious skin infection plagues Sankt Gallen school

Mysterious skin infection plagues Sankt Gallen school

Nov. 7, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
Health authorities in canton Sankt Gallen are to step up efforts to eradicate a persistent skin infection which has b...
Cost of drugs in Switzerland often double European average

Cost of drugs in Switzerland often double European average

Oct. 14, 2019, 9:04 a.m.
We’re paying at least a billion francs a year too much in health insurance premiums – and that’s du...
Motion put forward to tackle double insurance problem

Motion put forward to tackle double insurance problem

Oct. 7, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Parliament is looking to tackle the problem of people being double insured. 
Mountain e-bike injuries rising

Mountain e-bike injuries rising

Sept. 13, 2019, 6:50 a.m.
More and more people are being injured in the mountains as they take their e-bikes onto slopes.
JTI cuts Geneva jobs due to new smoking technology

JTI cuts Geneva jobs due to new smoking technology

Sept. 4, 2019, 6:44 a.m.
Japan Tobacco International says it will be cutting about 25% of its staff at its Geneva HQ over the next three years.
More people being poisoned by catapillars

More people being poisoned by catapillars

Sept. 2, 2019, 8:35 a.m.
More people are being poisoned by the processionary caterpillar. Contact with the tiny hairs that line the animal can...
Noise radars could be installed to catch motorcycles

Noise radars could be installed to catch motorcycles

Aug. 26, 2019, 9:12 a.m.
Motorcyclists riding noisy bikes could soon find themselves targeted. 
Swiss doctors caught up in new language rules

Swiss doctors caught up in new language rules

July 10, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Swiss doctors are being caught up in new regulations requiring foreign doctors to be able to prove they can speak the...
Psychiatrist offers gay conversion therapy - and charges health insurance

Psychiatrist offers gay conversion therapy - and charges health insurance

July 5, 2019, 8:41 a.m.
The health magazine Gesundheitstipp has uncovered a psychiatrist in Küssnacht in canton Schwyz who’s offer...
Tourists trapped in Mongolia after plague outbreak

Tourists trapped in Mongolia after plague outbreak

May 7, 2019, 6:16 a.m.
More than 150 tourists are trapped in Mongolia after an outbreak of the plague.
Two dead from measles so far this year

Two dead from measles so far this year

May 3, 2019, 5:59 a.m.
Two people have died of measles so far this year. One of those was a 30-year-old man who hadn’t been vaccinated...
Child obesity figures show health campaigns working

Child obesity figures show health campaigns working

April 26, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
A health organization says it’s pleased at new figures showing how many children are overweight in Switzerland.
Health insurance reform proposal misses signature threshold

Health insurance reform proposal misses signature threshold

April 17, 2019, 8:56 a.m.
Two people’s initiatives aimed at reforming the Swiss health insurance market have failed to obtain enough sign...
Out of control cat terrorizes village

Out of control cat terrorizes village

April 12, 2019, 9:41 a.m.
An out of control tomcat is terrorizing a small village in canton Jura and authorities are determined the animal has ...
5G arrives in Switzerland despite fears

5G arrives in Switzerland despite fears

April 11, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
The next generation of mobile phones are coming to Switzerland, despite health fears.
E-cigarette could release toxins

E-cigarette could release toxins

April 8, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Swiss laboratories say they’ve discovered highly toxic compounds could be released while using the heat-not bur...
Government urges everyone to get vaccinated for tick disease

Government urges everyone to get vaccinated for tick disease

Jan. 11, 2019, 9:53 a.m.
The government is urging everyone to get vaccinated against a potentially killer disease which is spread by ticks.
French authorities launch investigation after birth defects near Swiss border

French authorities launch investigation after birth defects near Swiss border

Nov. 1, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
French public health authorities have launched a major investigation after a series of babies in the Ain dépar...
We're eating less meat, but still smoking.

We're eating less meat, but still smoking.

Oct. 31, 2018, 6:18 a.m.
Over the past few years we are eating less meat and taking more exercise, but we are just as overweight and smoking t...
Health and law classes mandatory for new sex workers

Health and law classes mandatory for new sex workers

Oct. 8, 2018, 8:54 a.m.
New sex workers arriving in Geneva will now have to attend information sessions which will outline their rights and d...
Health insurance rates rise by 1.5%

Health insurance rates rise by 1.5%

Sept. 25, 2018, 7:41 a.m.
Good and bad news for health insurance.
Children hospitalized after wasp attack

Children hospitalized after wasp attack

Sept. 18, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
A group of school children had to be helicoptered to hospital after being attacked by a swarm of wasps.
Opposing abortion rallies march in Bern

Opposing abortion rallies march in Bern

Sept. 17, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
Two abortion demonstrations marched on the Federal Palace in Bern on Saturday. An anti-abortion rally organized by re...
Pregnant women still drinking despite official advice

Pregnant women still drinking despite official advice

Sept. 10, 2018, 6:02 a.m.
One in three women in Switzerland still drink while pregnant or breast feeding, despite official government advice th...
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