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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?

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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

Spinal cord injury Electro-stimulation helps paraplegic patients walk again

Researchers in Switzerland have helped three paraplegic patients walk through electrical stimulation of the spinal cord using a wireless implant.

This content was published on October 31, 2018 7:00 PM

ETH Zurich New ultrasound technique improves breast cancer detection

Zurich-based researchers have developed a new ultrasound technique that can help distinguish benign breast tumours from malignant ones. 

This content was published on October 30, 2018 3:43 PM

Healthy income Doctors’ salaries exceed expectations

The salaries of self-employed doctors in Switzerland are around a third higher than previously thought.

This content was published on October 30, 2018 11:50 AM