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...
Swiss patients spend billions of their own money for care

Swiss patients spend billions of their own money for care

Aug. 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 market

Potentially dangerous bubble wand taken off the market

Aug. 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 usual

Cases of tick-borne encephalitis higher this year than usual

Aug. 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 Parade

Four people seriously injured at Zurich’s Street Parade

Aug. 13, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Four revellers at Zurich’s Street Parade on Saturday have been seriously injured. 
Doctors in Switzerland prescribing more opioids

Doctors in Switzerland prescribing more opioids

July 12, 2018, 7:50 a.m.
Opioid use is soaring in Switzerland.
New alcohol consumption recommendations released. They're down!

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 fleas

Lake swimmers warned of duck fleas

July 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' campaign

Court backs 'Love Life' campaign

July 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 death

Man urges tick vaccination after father's death

June 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.
Migros recalls cheese in salmonella scare

Migros recalls cheese in salmonella scare

June 12, 2018, 7 a.m.
Migros is recalling a goat’s cheese after salmonella was detected during a control.
New laws coming to restrict insurers use of genetic data

New laws coming to restrict insurers use of genetic data

May 31, 2018, 6:18 a.m.
Parliament has approved new laws which will ban health insurance companies from using the results of genetic testing ...
Swiss workers to get legal protection from the sun.

Swiss workers to get legal protection from the sun.

May 31, 2018, 6:16 a.m.
New regulations to protect workers from the sun will come into force next year.
Rabbit Fever rising in Switzerland

Rabbit Fever rising in Switzerland

May 1, 2018, 7:11 a.m.
Rabbit Fever is on the rise in Switzerland. The warning comes from the Federal Health Office.
Hundreds of buildings contaminated by radium

Hundreds of buildings contaminated by radium

April 25, 2018, 8:36 a.m.
Many buildings that have been used by watch makers are contaminated by radium. That’s the finding of survey by ...
New app to track pollen count in Switzerland

New app to track pollen count in Switzerland

April 25, 2018, 8:22 a.m.
The sudden onset of the warm weather has created what some have dubbed a ‘pollen bomb’. Many are being se...
Your rubber ducky is out to get you!

Your rubber ducky is out to get you!

March 28, 2018, 6:58 a.m.
Do you like playing with a rubber duck in the bath? It could be harboring a multitude of nasty bacteria.  
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