Articles: Health

Health Matters: Depression (2 July 2020)

Health Matters: Depression (2 July 2020)

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Dr Michelle brings the next installment in her Mental Health Matters series, in this episode looking at treatment options for depression.

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Talking about teeth - kids and dentists

Talking about teeth - kids and dentists

Mid Morning Mix

Adele Lodi Rizzini is a pediatric dentist (pedodontiste) at Adent Dental Clinic. She explains how we can ensure our children have better experiences at the dentist by being patient and carefully ch...

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Swiss Up: Volunteering (30 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Volunteering (30 June 2020)

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Many people regularly volunteer for associations, good causes and care for family members. A new survey shows 60% volunteer for something - but we could all be donating more blood. Dario explains.

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Yoga & Mindfulness at Indiv Yoga's October retreat

Yoga & Mindfulness at Indiv Yoga's October retreat

Mid Morning Mix

Indiv Yoga is a blend of Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative yoga with the belief that the benefits of yoga, meditation and mindfulness, can be applied to everyone. Indiv Yoga c...

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Health Matters: Covid App (24 June 2020)

Health Matters: Covid App (24 June 2020)

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Help to break the chains of transmission of COVID-19 by downloading the SwissCovid App from 25th June. Dr Michelle explains how the App works as a complement to conventional contact tracing.

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Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario Brander examines the importance of Switzerland's oldest newspaper - and one with a genuinely international reach - the NZZ.

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Health Matters: Dexamethasone (17 June 2020)

Health Matters: Dexamethasone (17 June 2020)

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A potential breakthrough in the treatment for COVID-19? Dr Michelle explains the preliminary results of the RECOVERY trial and the promising news about dexamethasone.

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Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

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As part of the Black Lives Matters campaign, activists have been tearing down statues in the US, the UK and Belgium. But there are statues - and chocolate puddings - which are now also attracting a...

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UN Roundup - Cov19 and UNAIDS Chief Executive Winnie Byanyima

UN Roundup - Cov19 and UNAIDS Chief Executive Winnie Byanyima

UN Roundup

15 June 2020.  On today's UN Round-up:  1 - UNAIDS Chief Executive Winnie Byanyima explains that any vaccine for Coronavirus should be free and should not come at the expense of...

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Wishing Daniel Koch, AKA "Mr Coronavirus", a wonderful retirement.

Wishing Daniel Koch, AKA "Mr Coronavirus", a wonderful retirement.

Mid Morning Mix

Daniel Koch pushed back his retirement to continue to lead the fight against Coronavirus in Switzerland, but now it seems he's finally able to enjoy his retirement. Check out these rather ...

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Talking about teeth - Orthodontics for all ages, including discreet treatments

Talking about teeth - Orthodontics for all ages, including discreet treatments

Mid Morning Mix

  Adent's Dr Tho Dang, Specialist Orthodontist at the Adent clinic in Nations, joins Katt on the Mid Morning Mix to talk about the different kinds of braces that are possible for all ag...

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Health Matters: Mental Health 2 (10 June 2020)

Health Matters: Mental Health 2 (10 June 2020)

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In the second in her series of Mental Health Matters shows, Dr Michelle talks about one of the most common mental illnesses, depression. She recommends watching Matthew Johnstone’s “I h...

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Racism Incidents from Counselling Practice - a Swiss report

Racism Incidents from Counselling Practice - a Swiss report

Mid Morning Mix

  A yearly report "Racism Incidents from Counselling Practice" is released each year in French, German & Italian by humanrights.ch and the Federal Commission against Racism. ...

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Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

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Two years ago, an death of a black man in Lausanne echos the death of George Floyd in the US. In this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the -ongoing - case of Mike Ben Peter.   For mor...

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Black Lives Matter! Tonya explains why she marches

Black Lives Matter! Tonya explains why she marches

Mid Morning Mix

  Tonya Swann Weber is a Black American woman living in Switzerland. She attended the Black Lives Matter march in Zurich a week ago - one of the first marches in Switzerland to take plac...

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Health Matters:  Mental Health 1 (4 June 2020)

Health Matters: Mental Health 1 (4 June 2020)

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Dr Michelle’s first in a series of shows around mental health. In this episode, she looks at the definitions of mental health and mental illness and some important statistics showing how comm...

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Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

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Over the past few weeks - the government has been loosening lockdown restrictions - and another lightening will be happening this Saturday. Dario looks at the rule changes and what we will be able ...

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Caravane de Solidarité - how quickly the foodbank grew into something unmanageable

Caravane de Solidarité - how quickly the foodbank grew into something unmanageable

Mid Morning Mix

Charly Hernandez from Caravane de Solidarité explains how the foodbank in Geneva, that is now attended by thousands, grew so quickly...  

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Talking about teeth - things your Dental Hygienist wishes you knew

Talking about teeth - things your Dental Hygienist wishes you knew

Mid Morning Mix

Today we talk to Martha Culig, Dental Hygienist at Adent, about the role of a Dental Hygienist in a dentist's office and the role they have in looking after your teeth. Martha explains the trea...

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Health Matters: Ticks (27 May 2020)

Health Matters: Ticks (27 May 2020)

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Medical consultations for tick bites during January to April were more than double figures for the same period in 2018 and 2019. Dr Michelle explains possible reasons and reminds us about the impor...

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

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On this week's edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the impact the lockdown is having on Swiss tourism, where the hotels are suffering the most and a drive to get us all to take our annual holid...

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Explaining Transcendental Meditation - Léonard Stein

Explaining Transcendental Meditation - Léonard Stein

Mid Morning Mix

In 40 years of teaching Transcendental Meditation, Léonard Stein has never met anyone who couldn't do it. He says "it's effortless". As he explains to Katt Cullen on the...

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Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

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As work on examining Covid-19 is being carried out across the world - including in Switzerland - the focus is on the safety and security of high level laboratories, known as P4 Labs. This country h...

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Health Matters: Not time to get complacent (19 May 2020)

Health Matters: Not time to get complacent (19 May 2020)

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We’re now into week 2 of return to school for many and the second phase of lockdown easing but Dr Michelle reminds us that we shouldn’t get complacent. She explains the 8 recommendation...

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