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The week ahead Prosecutors, Alpine traffic and ski trips

These are the stories from Switzerland we’ll be looking at during the week of February 17, 2019.

This content was published on February 17, 2019 5:00 PM

Working conditions Survey: one in two care workers wants to quit

Almost 50% of staff working in care professions in Switzerland want to leave their jobs, according to report by trade union Unia.

This content was published on February 16, 2019 6:33 PM

Advances Swiss cancer research yields breast-saving fat, better detection

The incidence of breast cancer in Switzerland is high, but research offers hope – especially the finding that cancer cells can be converted into fat.

Right to die EXIT reports over 1,200 assisted suicides in 2018

The Swiss assisted suicide organisation EXIT helped a total of 1,204 people end their lives in 2018.

This content was published on February 12, 2019 11:22 AM

Drug use Why Swiss cities dominate the cocaine hit parade

In terms of European cocaine usage, half of the top ten cities are Swiss.

Conundrum for mothers Breastfeeding in Switzerland: myths vs realities

Some 95% of mothers breastfeed their newborns in Switzerland. But there are still many prejudices over if and how you should breastfeed.

Medicinal cannabis ‘In three years, medical cannabis could be sold in Swiss pharmacies’

Tens of thousands of patients in Switzerland regularly use cannabis to relieve pain and discomfort. Most of them do so illegally, however.

WEF19 - Future of Health The pharma holy grail: drugs for you, designed by you

In the age of sensors, wearables, and artificial intelligence (AI), almost everything can be customised for the individual.

WEF19 Dr. Genya Dana on precision medicine

Dr. Genya Dana of the WEF Fourth Industrial Revolution Centre in San Francisco talks about how Big Data is advancing precision medicine.