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YASS survey A third of young Swiss experience financial hardship

Around 30% of young adults in Switzerland have faced financial difficulties, according to data from the Young Adult Survey Switzerland.

This content was published on June 18, 2019 10:30 AM

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Insurance premium Swiss healthcare costs expected to rise well above inflation

The cost of health insurance in Switzerland is expected to rise 3% both this year and next, warns the umbrella group for health insurers, Santésuisse.

This content was published on June 17, 2019 11:04 AM

mental health Why burnout is such a controversial issue in Switzerland

Burnout is still poorly understood, despite a new classification by world health authorities. How is Switzerland coming to terms with the syndrome?

measles scare Network of nursery schools now rejecting unvaccinated children

In a first for Switzerland, a childcare group has decided to turn down applicants not vaccinated against measles and whooping cough.

This content was published on June 9, 2019 2:15 PM

To stop decline Government to double school sports camp subsidies

Government to boost its support for pupils attending school sports camps, amid fears that these camps are under threat due to a lack of funding.

This content was published on June 7, 2019 6:17 PM

Swiss air First smoking zones set up in Swiss train stations

The clouds of cigarette smoke at Swiss train stations are slowly lifting. On Tuesday four stations were equipped with designated smoking zones. 

This content was published on June 4, 2019 2:14 PM

Exotic animal doctor Meet Switzerland’s reptile whisperer

Paul Schneller is the first veterinarian in Switzerland to open a practice to treat exotic animals.

explainer How can a drug cost $2.1 million?

US authorities have approved a $2.1 million gene therapy, making it the most expensive drug ever. Can such a price tag be justified?

World Health Organization WHO adopts watered-down resolution on drug transparency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted a resolution to improve transparency on drug prices but some people say it doesn't go far enough.

This content was published on May 28, 2019 6:10 PM

World Health Assembly Push for drug pricing transparency strikes a nerve with industry

The 72nd World Health Assembly opens on Monday, but a draft resolution to end secrecy around drug pricing has already struck a nerve.

Health scare How serious is Switzerland's measles situation?

In 2019, more measles cases have already been reported than in all of last year. But compared to a decade ago, it's still relatively low. 

Alain Berset visit Swiss expertise could help Central African Republic, says minister

Health minister Alain Berset has ended a visit to the Central African Republic, saying Switzerland can offer expertise in several areas. 

This content was published on May 7, 2019 9:10 PM

Mental health  Study identifies 20 new genes associated with bipolar disorder 

An international research team, including scientists from the University of Basel, has identified 20 new genes associated with bipolar disorder.  

This content was published on May 3, 2019 3:12 PM

Hygiene  Infections down in hospitals and care homes 

Progress has been made in reducing infections picked up in hospitals and care homes in Switzerland, thanks to improved prevention efforts.

This content was published on May 3, 2019 2:35 PM