Articles: Health

Health Matters Brain Injury 4 (24 May 2017)

Health Matters Brain Injury 4 (24 May 2017)

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Dr Michelle is joined by Jo Dalton for the last in the series on traumatic brain injury. They talk to Dr Andy Tyerman, consultant clinical neuropsychologist and trustee for Headway, a UK charity th...

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Health Matters Brain Injury 2 (10 May 2017)

Health Matters Brain Injury 2 (10 May 2017)

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The second in a series of shows on traumatic brain injuries. Dr Michelle Wright and traumatic brain injury survivor Jo Dalton hear from Dr Rolf Frischknecht who works in neurorehabilitation at Laus...

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Ecolint drive for health & education supplies for Zambia

Ecolint drive for health & education supplies for Zambia

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Joachim Meyer gives us an insight into the work at the Zambezi Environmental Education Centre (ZEEC) who could really make use of some items that you might have lying around and no longer need...

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Gadget Guru - Smart Trampolines and Alien Stomp

Gadget Guru - Smart Trampolines and Alien Stomp

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Gadget Guru is getting sporty this week. We're talking about trampolines today as trampolines seem to be becoming smarter and smarter. Springfree have made a kit which is taking ever...

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Daphne Cheng is bringing her healthy, sexy food-revolution to Switzerland.

Daphne Cheng is bringing her healthy, sexy food-revolution to Switzerland.

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Daphne Cheng and Lauren Xandra are on their way to Verbier when they call into the WRS studio as they're bringing their healthy, sexy, food-revolution to Switzerland.

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Health Matters: Brain Injury pt 1 (2 May 2017)

Health Matters: Brain Injury pt 1 (2 May 2017)

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The first in a series of shows about traumatic brain injury. In this show, we hear Jo's personal story - Jo has been living with traumatic brain injury and its effects for the last 17 years.

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Health Matters: The Treatment Room  (26 April 2017)

Health Matters: The Treatment Room (26 April 2017)

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Dr Michelle talks with David Lewis, British-trained osteopath, who works with the Swiss Olympic Team and also offers treatments to the general public out of The Treatment Room in Geneva.

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Flu vaccines and health policy; reaching those at risk

Flu vaccines and health policy; reaching those at risk

Mid Morning Mix

Every year 5 - 15 % of the population will get the influenza / the flu. It can affect everyone, but young children, the elderly, those suffering from diabetes or heart problems are most at-risk as ...

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Health Matters: Pregnancy 4 (18 April 2017)

Health Matters: Pregnancy 4 (18 April 2017)

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In this final part of the series on preparing for the birth of your new baby in Switzerland, midwife Polly Pupulin gives her top tips for expectant parents. Find out more about Polly's Birth Pre...

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Health Matters: Pregnancy 3 (11 April 2017)

Health Matters: Pregnancy 3 (11 April 2017)

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The third in a series of shows helping expectant parents get ready for their new arrival. This time, Dr Michelle discusses breast feeding with Midwife Polly Pupulin. More information about Inter...

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Health Matters: Pregnancy 2 ( 5 April 2017)

Health Matters: Pregnancy 2 ( 5 April 2017)

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Part 2 in a series of 4 shows aimed at expectant parents, or those planning pregnancy, living in Switzerland. Dr Michelle Wright is joined by Midwife Polly Pupulin who shares her advice about ...

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World TB Day - 24th March

World TB Day - 24th March

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Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership, says TB is an old and curable disease, but the effects remain devastating. Listen to Dr Ditiu's full podcast with WRS here.

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Sound Healing Festival in Geneva

Sound Healing Festival in Geneva

Mid Morning Mix

The Sound Healing Festival takes place this weekend in Geneva. So what are your thoughts on sound healing? Intrigued? 

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Health Matters: Pregnancy Care 1 (27 March 2017)

Health Matters: Pregnancy Care 1 (27 March 2017)

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Dr Michelle Wright is joined by Midwife Polly Pupulin for the first in a series of 4 shows aimed at expectant parents, or those planning pregnancy, living in Switzerland. This show looks at the...

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Heath Matters: Nosebleeds (20 March 2017)

Heath Matters: Nosebleeds (20 March 2017)

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Dr Michelle talks about nosebleeds in children: what causes them, First Aid measures and what to do for recurrent nosebleeds.

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What’s in a psychological diagnosis for children and adolescents?

What’s in a psychological diagnosis for children and adolescents?

When parents first contact a specialist in child development, usually they have been concerned for some time and have developed a reasoning or understanding of their child’s behaviour. Is my ...

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Help! Au Secours! Hilfe!

Help! Au Secours! Hilfe!

Do you know what to say in a medical emergency? Dr. Michelle Wright, MBChB, MRCGP, Medical Director of HealthFirst

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Health Matters: Cold Sores (6 March 2017)

Health Matters: Cold Sores (6 March 2017)

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Cold sores - or oral herpes - Dr Michelle gives us the low-down.

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Health Matters: Breast Screening (27 February 2017)

Health Matters: Breast Screening (27 February 2017)

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Dr Michelle explains about the pros and cons of breast cancer screening and the breast cancer screening programmes that run in many cantons across Switzerland. For more information visit www.swissc...

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Health Matters: Colon Cancer (20 February 2017)

Health Matters: Colon Cancer (20 February 2017)

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80% of colon cancers start off as a pre-cancerous lesion known as a polyp. This can be detected during screening. Dr Michelle explains how this process works. For more information, visit Swiss Canc...

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Health Matters: Seasonal Affective Disorder (13 February 2017)

Health Matters: Seasonal Affective Disorder (13 February 2017)

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Dr Michelle explains about seasonal affective disorder or winter depression and how exposure to sunlight is so important for sufferers.

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Health Matters: Bronchiolitis (6 February 2O17)

Health Matters: Bronchiolitis (6 February 2O17)

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Bronchiolitis - Dr Michelle explains what causes this lung infection that tends to affect small babies, how it can be treated and what can be done to prevent it.

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Health Matters: Accidents on the slopes (26 January 2017)

Health Matters: Accidents on the slopes (26 January 2017)

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Snowsports accidents - Dr Michelle Wright talks us through the steps to follow.

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Health Matters: Croup (10 January 2017)

Health Matters: Croup (10 January 2017)

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This week's segment is all about croup - symptoms to look out for in your child and how you can help them.

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