Tourists trapped in Mongolia after plague outbreakMay 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 yearMay 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 workingApril 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 thresholdApril 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 villageApril 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 fearsApril 11, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
The next generation of mobile phones are coming to Switzerland, despite health fears.
E-cigarette could release toxinsApril 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 diseaseJan. 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 borderNov. 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.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 workersOct. 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%Sept. 25, 2018, 7:41 a.m.
Good and bad news for health insurance.
Children hospitalized after wasp attackSept. 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 BernSept. 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 adviceSept. 10, 2018, 6:02 a.m.
One in three women in Switzerland still drink while pregnant or breast feeding, despite official government advice th...
Swiss patients spend billions of their own money for careAug. 30, 2018, 7:49 a.m.
A new survey from the price comparison site, Comparis, confirms what many of us probably already suspect. Health care...
Potentially dangerous bubble wand taken off the marketAug. 17, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
A bubble wand has been removed from supermarket shelves after it was found to be potentially dangerous to health.
Cases of tick-borne encephalitis higher this year than usualAug. 14, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
The number of confirmed cases of tick-borne encephalitis is very high this year compared with previous years, accordi...
Four people seriously injured at Zurich’s Street ParadeAug. 13, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Four revellers at Zurich’s Street Parade on Saturday have been seriously injured.
Doctors in Switzerland prescribing more opioidsJuly 12, 2018, 7:50 a.m.
Opioid use is soaring in Switzerland.
New alcohol consumption recommendations released. They're down!July 12, 2018, 7:21 a.m.
New government guidelines have been published on how much alcohol we should be drinking.
Lake swimmers warned of duck fleasJuly 11, 2018, 7:21 a.m.
Authorities in canton Sankt Gallen are promising to put up signs along lake sides to warn of duck fleas.
Court backs 'Love Life' campaignJuly 5, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
The Federal Supreme Court has backed an anti-HIV campaign by the government.
Man urges tick vaccination after father's deathJune 28, 2018, 6:55 a.m.
A son is calling on everybody to be vaccinated against tick bites after his 73 year old father died last weekend.