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Diagnosis  Switzerland beefs up coronavirus testing capacity 

Ten laboratories in Switzerland can now carry out coronavirus tests, Health Minister Alain Berset announced on Wednesday.

This content was published on February 26, 2020 6:19 PM

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Poverty How Swiss welfare works

If you are unable to provide for yourself or your family in Switzerland, there are systems in place to help.

Coronavirus Health authorities monitor COVID-19 in Italy

Switzerland's Federal Office of Public Health is keeping a close eye on the situation in Italy, where two people have died of the new coronavirus.

This content was published on February 23, 2020 12:37 PM

Nuclear alert Two days in a shelter with 27 neighbours and a barking dog

The work to dismantle the Mühleberg nuclear power plant has begun but a nuclear accident can’t be ruled out for some time.

Abuse  Switzerland increases efforts against domestic violence 

In Switzerland, 18,522 crimes relating to domestic violence were registered in 2018 alone. Authorities plan to step up the fight against such abuse. 

palliative care Dying with dignity in a Swiss care home

We visit a memorial service in the palliative care centre of Bern’s Inselspital, where employees and relatives grieve together.

Fact check Are products sold in Switzerland of better quality than in the EU?

A reader question puts to the test the widespread cliché that everything in Switzerland is a little bit better than elsewhere.

youth and media study Fifth of Swiss youth suffer from sleep and concentration problems

Most Swiss youth report to be in good health but a growing number are affected by health ailments such as headaches and insomnia.

This content was published on January 29, 2020 11:37 AM

Court ruling Italian unfairly denied Swiss citizenship after 30-year residence

An Italian man, who had been living in Switzerland for 30 years, was not given a fair chance to win Swiss citizenship by his local authority, the ...

This content was published on January 27, 2020 4:27 PM

Abandonment and adoption How do ‘baby boxes’ work in Switzerland?

Switzerland does offer an emergency solution for desperate mothers that want to give away their infant anonymously.

Parenting series In Switzerland, having a child is becoming a luxury

Women in Switzerland are having fewer children, and they are having them later. Our series on parenting in Switzerland explores why.

Climate crisis Why most Swiss buildings are environmentally inefficient

Buildings account for about a quarter of annual CO2 emissions in Switzerland. But progress has been slow to do more to save energy.

Public health Overuse of sleeping pills among the elderly raises concerns

The consumption of sleeping pills among elderly people in Switzerland is worryingly high, especially among women, a new study concludes.

This content was published on January 13, 2020 10:40 AM

Health Swiss to register all cancer cases from 2020

Starting on January 1, all cancer cases in Switzerland must be registered.

This content was published on December 27, 2019 10:48 AM