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Tightened security Hospitals report rising number of attacks on staff

Swiss public hospitals are tightening their security in response to increasing attacks on their staff. 

This content was published on December 8, 2019 3:58 PM

Academic study Gaining Swiss citizenship shown to boost earnings

Foreigners who gain Swiss citizenship generally increase their annual earnings by CHF5,000 compared to those who don't get naturalized.

This content was published on December 6, 2019 10:24 AM

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Caritas Child poverty rings alarms bells in Switzerland

More than 100,000 children are affected by poverty in Switzerland and the number is on the rise, according to Swiss Catholic charity Caritas.

This content was published on December 2, 2019 12:07 PM

Global health report WHO: Swiss teens are too sedentary

Teenagers worldwide - including the Swiss - are jeopardising their health by failing to get enough exercise, says a WHO-led study.

This content was published on November 22, 2019 11:15 AM

Crime Most multiple murders are in the family, says study

Most mass murders in Switzerland are carried out within families, for the most party by married Swiss men without criminal records, a study has found.

This content was published on November 15, 2019 4:20 PM

Living together Homeless to hip: How Swiss housing cooperatives developed

Many of the cooperatives set up to alleviate the urban housing shortage following the First World War celebrate their 100th anniversary this year.

Facts behind myths Why are Swiss mums assumed to be ‘stay-at-home’?

Despite making strides in the workplace, women still do most of the childcare, as we find out in our latest reader-driven fact check.

Using common senses Fighting food waste with your eyes, nose and tongue

Two-thirds of the food thrown away in Switzerland could have been eaten. A new label on foodstuffs wants consumers to be much more discerning.

Prevention  For the Swiss, condoms mean safety but not pleasure 

Switzerland’s new HIV prevention campaign puts condom use front and centre. No contraceptive method is as widespread in Switzerland, but ...

This content was published on November 4, 2019 12:06 PM

Lucrative market Swiss seek to boost health tourism

Switzerland’s tourism marketing company has announced partnerships with spa centres to boost health tourism.

This content was published on October 28, 2019 6:56 PM

Gentrification Zurich residents take on real estate investor to keep their homes

Long-time residents of a sprawling apartment complex will lose their homes if a planned renewal project goes ahead.