Articles: Health

World TB Day - 24th March

World TB Day - 24th March

Mid Morning Mix

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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L’Atelier - by California

L’Atelier - by California

Fit Tips

With a great contemporary club ambiance, inspirational workouts and coaching, plus a cool bar area to meet friends and relax; l’Atelier by California Fitness Geneva, will b...

Provided by The Fitness by California

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Health Matters: Holiday Health part 1 (8 December 2016)

Health Matters: Holiday Health part 1 (8 December 2016)

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Part 1 of Dr Michelle's tips for staying healthy during the festive season...

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Health Matters: Holiday Health Part 2 (13 December 2016)

Health Matters: Holiday Health Part 2 (13 December 2016)

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Part 2 of Dr Michelle's tips for staying healthy during the festive season...

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Health Matters: Animal Bites  (7 December 2016)

Health Matters: Animal Bites (7 December 2016)

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Dr Michelle talks about animal bites: their First Aid and why it's important to seek medical advice if you're bitten.

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REGA: 24 hours a day; 365 days a year!

REGA: 24 hours a day; 365 days a year!

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By Dr Michelle Wright, MBChB MRCGP

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Fit Tips - Nice squat! (29 Nov)

Fit Tips - Nice squat! (29 Nov)

Fit Tips

Georges takes us through how to do the perfect squat today. It's a great exercise to get our legs warmed up and ready for the ski season, he says.

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Word of Mouth - Marmots & the bubonic plague

Word of Mouth - Marmots & the bubonic plague

Word of Mouth

This week Garry has been looking at killers. The greatest killer of our species - homo sapiens - are not those with sharp serrated teeth. Our greatest mass murderer so far, is the female mosquito. ...

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Fit Tips - Get your lunge on (21 Nov)

Fit Tips - Get your lunge on (21 Nov)

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Georges is focussing on getting us ski-fit this year. Last week was 'the chair'. This week it's the 'lunge'. Let's start with the front lunge... Georges also tells us that it's pretty important ...

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Fit Tips - Getting fit for skiing pt. 2 (16 Nov)

Fit Tips - Getting fit for skiing pt. 2 (16 Nov)

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This week in fit tips Georges runs us through all the best sorts of exercises to prepare for the coming ski season.

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Fit Tips - Getting fit for skiing (7 Nov)

Fit Tips - Getting fit for skiing (7 Nov)

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With the ski season fast approaching, lots of us may have questions about what we can do in order to get fit for the season? Georges tells us all about what to work on in order to make the most of ...

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Fit Tips - Stretches for running (3 Oct)

Fit Tips - Stretches for running (3 Oct)

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In this series of fit tips we talk all about the importance of stretching after doing your exercise. we ask Georges how important is it to stretch and cool down after your run?

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