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Living underground Study examines health of Geneva’s undocumented migrants

Little by little, Geneva is discovering more about the thousands of undocumented immigrants thought to be in the region.

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Digital health Novartis app for opium addicts gets US approval

Sandoz Inc. and Pear Therapeutics announced that that an app to help treat opium addicts was approved in the United States.

This content was published on December 16, 2018 4:13 PM

Health rights Uninformed Swiss often pay too much for home care

Swiss people are often unaware of their rights concerning home care: 80% don’t know that financial assistance doesn’t depend on income or wealth.

This content was published on December 14, 2018 2:16 PM

new drugs Do we need clinics for internet and sex addicts?

One in ten people in Switzerland suffers from some form of behavioural addiction: they cannot live without the internet, gambling, sex or shopping.

Climate change Torrid time predicted for Switzerland by 2060

What effects will global warming have on society, tourism in the Alps, and the environment in Switzerland?

Biosimilars & Biologics Medicines: Is Switzerland too rich to save money?

Switzerland could save millions of francs by prescribing low-priced biotech drug copies, known as biosimilars, instead of expensive biologicals.

Hospital statistics First drop in hospital inpatients in 20 years

Fewer inpatients were treated in Swiss hospitals in 2017, the first time that the number of hospital admittances has declined since records began.

This content was published on November 23, 2018 3:49 PM

Pilot project Swiss train stations to implement new anti-smoking rules

Following a test phase, Swiss train stations will proceed with a plan to restrict smoking to a maximum of two designated smoking zones per platform.

This content was published on November 23, 2018 12:40 PM

Healthcare Home-care services increase, nursing home stays stagnate

Better at home than in a home: almost 350,000 people made use of assistance and home-care services (Spitex) last year, 10,000 more than in 2016.

This content was published on November 15, 2018 2:53 PM

Well-being One-fifth of students report chronic health issues

Students report more health problems than the rest of the population, a Swiss study has found.

Transport blamed One million Swiss exposed to harmful noise pollution

One in seven people in Switzerland has to put up with excessive noise pollution, particularly from road traffic, according the Federal Office for ...

This content was published on November 5, 2018 11:37 AM