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Shroom service Fewer mushroom identification centres, more poisonings

As mushroom lovers head to the woods, there is also increased activity in the dwindling number of mushroom inspection stations. 

This content was published on September 14, 2019 5:33 PM

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Health policy Abortion in Switzerland: the debate and the law

A Christian group “March for Life” is demonstrating in Zurich on Saturday to raise awareness about the consequences of abortion.

Slumber science Siestas once or twice a week may cut heart attack risk by half

A daytime nap taken once or twice a week could halve the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to new research.

This content was published on September 10, 2019 2:20 PM

Suicide prevention day Survey: around 33,000 suicide attempts a year in Switzerland

A new survey has revealed a more detailed picture of people who attempt to commit suicide in Switzerland. 

This content was published on September 10, 2019 10:49 AM

Costly puff Tobacco consumption costs Switzerland CHF5 billion a year

Smoking alone is responsible for almost 4% of the country’s medical bill and 14% of deaths, according to a Swiss study.  

This content was published on September 9, 2019 2:27 PM

Run, jump, sweat Sporting activity grows in popularity in Switzerland

Over three-quarters of Swiss people spend over 2.5 hours a week practising a sporting activity but there are growing regional differences.

This content was published on August 30, 2019 12:48 PM

Blog Experiencing the stress of poverty in Switzerland

I wanted to find out what it was like living on the Swiss minimum subsistence level for a month.

Poverty Why living on the breadline is especially hard in Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world. But high living costs put people on low income under huge pressure.

Elderly prisoners Dying in dignity behind bars

Swiss prisons were designed for young offenders released after serving their sentences. However, the number of older inmates is steadily increasing.

Over-60s inmates Nursing home behind prison bars

Inside a '60-plus' prison in Switzerland - a 'laboratory' for the humane incarceration of older inmates.

medical breakthrough Swiss researchers decode cell receptor in cancer metastasis

Researchers in Switzerland have deciphered the structure of a cell receptor, unlocking new hope for the prevention of metastasis of certain cancers.

This content was published on August 22, 2019 7:26 PM

global health Swiss boost funding to fight AIDS, TB and malaria

The Swiss government is stepping up support for the fight against infectious diseases with a CHF100 million contribution to two UN health agencies.

This content was published on August 21, 2019 4:04 PM