Articles: Health

Health Matters: Stem Cells (4 September 2017)

Health Matters: Stem Cells (4 September 2017)

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If you can't donate blood in Switzerland, maybe you could consider becoming a stem cell donor. Dr Michelle Wright explains how. See www.transfusion.ch for more details.

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Dragonboat racing and raising money for ESCA

Dragonboat racing and raising money for ESCA

Mid Morning Mix

This Sunday 3rd September will see dragonboats take to the Lac de Joux in the name of ESCA; the English Speaking Cancer Association, here in Switzerland. Paddle for Cancer is their main f...

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Health Matters:  Blood Donation (29 August 2017)

Health Matters: Blood Donation (29 August 2017)

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Dr Michelle discusses blood donation in Switzerland and how to find out where you can give blood locally. Visit www.transfusion.ch for more details.

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Geneva Squash Club welcomes the kids this summer

Geneva Squash Club welcomes the kids this summer

Mid Morning Mix

The manager of the Geneva Squash Club Duncan Steele joins Katt Cullen in the studio to talk about squash as a summer activity for kids. 

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Legal cannabis in Switzerland, what it's all about

Legal cannabis in Switzerland, what it's all about

You may have noticed on a recent run to the shops that your local is now selling “legal cannabis”. 

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Health Matters: Insect Stings (27 June 2017)

Health Matters: Insect Stings (27 June 2017)

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Beware of stinging insects! Enjoy your al fresco summer dining safe in the knowledge of what to do if those bees or wasps attack. Dr Michelle explains all.

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Health Matters: HIV survival (20 June 2017)

Health Matters: HIV survival (20 June 2017)

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A person living with HIV today can expect near normal life-expectancy provided they are started on modern anti-retroviral treatment early and that they adhere to this treatment. Dr Michelle explain...

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Green Condom Club - a new concept in condoms

Green Condom Club - a new concept in condoms

The Breakfast Show

Traditional condoms contain gluten, animal products and other chemicals - so Gabrielle Lods thought there was a better idea. 

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Health Matters: Hike for Cancer (13 June 2017)

Health Matters: Hike for Cancer (13 June 2017)

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Dr Michelle is joined by Thea Marais, one of the professional counsellors from the English Speaking Cancer Association. They discuss a new support activity offered by ESCA: a series of hikes in the...

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Health Matters: Echo App (6 June 2017)

Health Matters: Echo App (6 June 2017)

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Dr Michelle gives us an update on developments with the Echo112 Pocket Lifesaver mobile phone App. She also describes a new App launched by the same company: the Echo112 First Responder App. This n...

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'Give It All' for UNICEF - cycling in Crans Montana on June 10

'Give It All' for UNICEF - cycling in Crans Montana on June 10

Mid Morning Mix

Your commitment makes the difference!! Sign up and fundraise: www.unicef.ch/en/cycling-for-children

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Traumatic Brain Injury - Jo's story

Traumatic Brain Injury - Jo's story

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On this month's Health Matters, Dr Michelle Wright talks to Jo Dalton who suffered a major brain injury 17 years ago. Due to poor initial advice, Jo has been suffering with forgetfulness, confu...

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Health Matters Brain Injury 3 (17 May 2017)

Health Matters Brain Injury 3 (17 May 2017)

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The third of four shows discussing traumatic brain injuries. Once again, Dr Michelle Wright is joined by traumatic brain injury survivor Jo Dalton and also Dr Rolf Frischknecht who works in neurore...

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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

Mid Morning Mix

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

Gadget Guru

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.

Mid Morning Mix

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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