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Heading back to work? More questions on workers' rights in Switzerland

Heading back to work? More questions on workers' rights in Switzerland

Mid Morning Mix

Today Renuka Cavadini from Geneva based law firm Page & Partners, answers your questions about returning to work after the lockdown, grace periods offered on private property rents and who...

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Health Matters: Hay Fever Or Covid 19? (21 April 2020)

Health Matters: Hay Fever Or Covid 19? (21 April 2020)

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Hay fever and COVID-19 – how can I tell the difference and am I more likely to get severe infection? Dr Michelle explains all.

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Free kids' books about coronavirus

Free kids' books about coronavirus

Mid Morning Mix

Allison Ochs has written 3 books about the coronavirus with the EPFL in Lausanne. This books are designed to help parents and children communicate about the coronavirus and current circumstanc...

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Health Matters: Five-Up App (14 April 2020)

Health Matters: Five-Up App (14 April 2020)

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In this Health Matters, Dr Michelle gives a shout out to the Five Up smartphone App, a way of connecting neighbourhoods and communities together so that they can help and support each other, partic...

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Small businesses making big changes - Marc from House of Foods

Small businesses making big changes - Marc from House of Foods

Mid Morning Mix

Marc Hempel from House of Foods joins us to explain a few of the big challenges that small business have had to overcome in the last few weeks. Even within the food industry, he explains how differ...

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Health Matters: Covid-19 and Pregnancy (7 April 2020)

Health Matters: Covid-19 and Pregnancy (7 April 2020)

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Dr Michelle discusses COVID-19 and pregnancy, including effects on antenatal care and care during labour and birth.

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Swiss Up! The Swiss story of hand sanitizer (3 April 2020)

Swiss Up! The Swiss story of hand sanitizer (3 April 2020)

Swiss Up!

The necessity of hand sanitizer is not lost on any of us at the moment. But its invention has a Swiss background, led to a hand washing regime followed around the world and the inventors passed up...

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Health Matters: Antibody Testing (2 April 2020)

Health Matters: Antibody Testing (2 April 2020)

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Dr Michelle discusses antibody testing for COVID-19, its relevance, and how antibody testing is being used in Switzerland at the moment.

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Swiss Up! Swiss Federal Health Office and Daniel Koch (31 March 2020)

Swiss Up! Swiss Federal Health Office and Daniel Koch (31 March 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the work of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health - and the head of the communicable disease division, Daniel Koch - who's now a household name i...

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Prof. Karl Blanchet explains Covid-19 'third wave'

Prof. Karl Blanchet explains Covid-19 'third wave'

Mid Morning Mix

  "We need to think about global and international collaboration. It's the only way we can manage this pandemic." - Professor Karl Blanchet, Professor in Humanitarian Pub...

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Health Matters: Covid-19 Psychological Health  (31 March 2020)

Health Matters: Covid-19 Psychological Health (31 March 2020)

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Dr Michelle speaks with psychological counsellor Susanna Harkonen about self-help strategies to manage fear and anxiety around COVID-19 plus hears about the counselling that Susanna offers online. ...

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Health Matters: Covid-19: Ali's story (25 March 2020)

Health Matters: Covid-19: Ali's story (25 March 2020)

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Listen in to Dr Michelle’s conversation with Ali about her personal experience with COVID-19

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ESCA Cancer Support continue counselling online

ESCA Cancer Support continue counselling online

Mid Morning Mix

ESCA Cancer Support is a not-for-profit association made up of professional counsellors and trained volunteers who understand the impact of a cancer diagnosis. Since 2000, ESCA Cancer Support has r...

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Health Matters: Adapting to Corona Virus stress (23 March 2020)

Health Matters: Adapting to Corona Virus stress (23 March 2020)

The Breakfast Show

As home schooling enters its second week in Switzerland and those of us who can are continuing to adapt to teleworking, Dr Michelle talks about coping with stress at this difficult time.

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Health Matters: avoid ibuprofen for Covid-19

Health Matters: avoid ibuprofen for Covid-19

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Dr Michelle explains the advice to avoid ibuprofen for COVID-19 symptoms – take paracetamol instead. You can find a list of ibuprofen and paracetamol-based drugs available in Switzerland from...

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Health Matters Covid 18 March 2020

Health Matters Covid 18 March 2020

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In today’s special Health Matters update, Dr Michelle discusses COVID-19 symptoms based on what we know so far.

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Health Matters: Flatten the curve, March 2020

Health Matters: Flatten the curve, March 2020

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In a special Health Matters COVID-19 update, Dr Michelle explains why we need to ‘stay at home’ and also about the Corona Check online tool if we’re worried about symptoms: https:...

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Health Matters: Covid-19, be safe at work (10 March 2020)

Health Matters: Covid-19, be safe at work (10 March 2020)

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Dr Michelle explains the new advice from the Federal Office of Public Health for workplaces, including special measures for those at higher risk of developing severe illness.

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YouTuber Jamie Raines (AKA Jammidodger) talks about his transgender journey

YouTuber Jamie Raines (AKA Jammidodger) talks about his transgender journey

Mid Morning Mix

Jamie Raines has been documenting his personal trangender journey on his YouTube channel - Jammidodger - for nearly a decade. He openly talks about testosterone and top surgery, penises and pr...

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Health Matters: Corona Virus. Advice to protect yourself  (3 March 2020)

Health Matters: Corona Virus. Advice to protect yourself (3 March 2020)

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With the number of cases of Coronavirus continuing to increase in Switzerland and the situation changing every day, the most important thing for all of us is to stay calm and do our best to protect...

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Health Matters: Corona Virus, protect yourself.

Health Matters: Corona Virus, protect yourself.

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As fears about Coronavirus mount, Dr Michelle explains how we can best protect ourselves and others against infection. Find information from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health about the late...

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Green Condom Club - the vegan condom

Green Condom Club - the vegan condom

The Breakfast Show

  "You mean condoms aren't vegan?" - we hear you cry. Well, no. They're also often not gluten free!

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Health Matters Exercise Walk 'n' Talk  (13 February 2020)

Health Matters Exercise Walk 'n' Talk (13 February 2020)

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Exercise is the best medicine! Dr Michelle explains the health benefits of physical activity and invites listeners to join monthly Walk n'Talk for Wellbeing events - free initiatives open to an...

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Health Matters: Corona virus pt 2 (4 February 2020)

Health Matters: Corona virus pt 2 (4 February 2020)

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Coronavirus update: Dr Michelle discusses the current advice from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and explains about 2 Coronavirus hotlines: For the public - 058 463 0000 For travellers ...

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