Public asks when restrictions on life might ease

Public asks when restrictions on life might ease

April 6, 2020, 10:19 a.m.
We are now three weeks into lockdown in Switzerland - and public debate has started to ask when we might expect restr...
Coronavirus: 14,000 cases confirmed in Switzerland

Coronavirus: 14,000 cases confirmed in Switzerland

March 30, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Switzerland is now more than 14,000 - and health officials have confi...
Geneva public transport drivers threaten strike over Covid-19 fears

Geneva public transport drivers threaten strike over Covid-19 fears

March 19, 2020, 9:23 a.m.
Geneva public transport drivers are threatening to strike unless more is done to protect them from Covid-19. 
Country under increasing pressure to close border with Italy

Country under increasing pressure to close border with Italy

March 11, 2020, 9:34 a.m.
The Federal Council is under increasing pressure to close the Swiss border with Italy. 
Geneva health committee to vote on restricting sugar in food

Geneva health committee to vote on restricting sugar in food

Feb. 25, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
The Geneva cantonal health committee has voted to bring in restrictions on the amount of sugar added into food &ndash...
European health ministers to discuss Covid-19 crisis in Rome

European health ministers to discuss Covid-19 crisis in Rome

Feb. 25, 2020, 9:53 a.m.
Several European health ministers will be meeting in Rome later today to discuss the Covid-19 crises. 
Coronavirus: Geneva airport tracking down passengers who flew with infected man

Coronavirus: Geneva airport tracking down passengers who flew with infected man

Feb. 11, 2020, 9:19 a.m.
Geneva airport is trying to track down everyone who was on an easyJet flight to Gatwick on Tuesday 28th January.
Switzerland joins open exchange of health threat info

Switzerland joins open exchange of health threat info

Jan. 31, 2020, 6:27 a.m.
Switzerland has joined the EU’s Early Warning and Response System which allows an exchange of information on he...
Protesters demonstrate against 5G technology

Protesters demonstrate against 5G technology

Jan. 27, 2020, 8:51 a.m.
Around 2,000 people protested over the weekend in several Swiss cities against the expansion of 5G mobile technology.
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.
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