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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.

Mysterious virus Swiss develop test to detect coronavirus

The University Hospitals of Geneva have developed a test to detect a new strain of the coronavirus which is spreading across the world from China.

This content was published on January 23, 2020 4:46 PM

Health Swiss offer help to combat spread of coronavirus

Switzerland is well prepared to face an outbreak of coronavirus and is ready to support international efforts to prevent a pandemic, says minister.

This content was published on January 22, 2020 4:30 PM

Organ donation Swiss machine keeps human livers alive for a week

Zurich scientists have developed a machine that repairs injured human livers and can keep them alive outside the body for one week.

This content was published on January 14, 2020 11:40 AM

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

Earthquake Haiti ten years on: the lasting benefits of Swiss donations and aid

On January 12, 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. Swiss aid work included providing water and rebuilding homes.

Milk for older babies Nestlé struggles to win over baby formula critics

For Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé, diversifying its infant formula offerings harbours great promise. But industry critics are sceptical.

Menuhin Festival funding Swiss music festival rejects Sackler money

The Gstaad Menuhin Festival has decided to forgo donations from British patron Theresa Sackler until further notice. 

This content was published on January 6, 2020 10:39 AM

New laws How to keep legally afloat in 2020

Various new or tweaked Swiss laws entered into force on January 1, including how much alcohol can be drunk by the skipper of a rubber dinghy.