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Lyme down Tick-transmitted diseases fall sharply

Cases of tick-borne diseases, including encephalitis and Lyme disease, almost halved in Switzerland in the first six months of 2019 compared with ...

This content was published on July 22, 2019 2:43 PM

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Latest numbers Stats show fewer animal experiments

Animal testing dropped by around 5% in 2018, latest figures show.

This content was published on July 5, 2019 10:12 PM

Costly treatment NGOs challenge patent monopoly of leukaemia drug

Two NGOs have challenged the patent protection of a leukaemia drug produced by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis. They complain that the ...

This content was published on July 3, 2019 6:43 PM

Disruptive conduct Former Syrian mayor expelled from Geneva hospital

The former mayor of Eastern Aleppo, who has been on hunger strike, has been expelled from a Geneva hospital and fined after a clash with staff. 

This content was published on July 3, 2019 4:52 PM

Dark chapter in history Portraying survivors of a cruel Swiss care system

Innocent citizens who did not fit in with the norms of Swiss society were placed in orphanages, prisons or detention centres up until 1981.

Mental health Anti-depressants can increase suicide risk, study finds

Swiss-Austrian research has found that the risk of suicide in patients suffering from depression can rise after starting a course of medication.

This content was published on June 25, 2019 5:45 PM

obesity issues Swiss pensioners most likely age group to be overweight

Swiss seniors are much more likely to be overweight that other age categories, new statistics from the Federal Office for Public Health show.

This content was published on June 25, 2019 2:55 PM

Weather What ‘dangerously hot’ means in Switzerland

High temperatures have caused MeteoSwiss to issue the highest heatwave warnings since 2015 in some areas.

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

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