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Summer health: jellyfish stings and drowning.

Summer health: jellyfish stings and drowning.

Summer is here - and many of us take to the water!

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Paddle for Cancer - on a dragonboat!

Paddle for Cancer - on a dragonboat!

The English Speaking Cancer Association (ESCA)'s main fund-raising event of the year takes place this year on the 6th September, on the Lac de Joux in l'Abbaye, Switzerland.

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New app highlights tick danger in Switzerland

New app highlights tick danger in Switzerland

A new app to highlight the dangers of ticks has been launched by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and has been approved by the Federal Office of Public Health.

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Health Matters: Marching caterpillars - careful!

Health Matters: Marching caterpillars - careful!

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Marching, or processionary, caterpillars can be active at this time of the year in the region. They should be avoided as they can cause a serious - even life threatening - allergic reaction. Dr Mic...

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Health Matters: Asparagus

Health Matters: Asparagus

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All about asparagus - why does your pee smell after you've eaten it? What are the health benefits of asparagus?

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New anti-measles campaign in Switzerland

New anti-measles campaign in Switzerland

This week's Health Matters show examines the latest campaign in Switzerland to stop the threat of measles.

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ESCA - Concert & Art Evening

ESCA - Concert & Art Evening

Dont miss the English Speaking Cancer Association's concert on Wednesday 25th March.  Celebrating 15 years of cancer support in Geneva, Vaud and Neighbouring France.

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Post Plastic Lux - let's give up plastic

Post Plastic Lux - let's give up plastic

Plastic pollution in the oceans is a growing environmental concern. It’s a danger to marine life – and then a danger to us, as those pollutants enter the food chain.

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Holding out for a hero - 5 steps to marriage over 40

Holding out for a hero - 5 steps to marriage over 40

More and more are marrying later - and this is especially true for ex-pats.

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The caveman diet - is it worth it?

The caveman diet - is it worth it?

This week Dr Michelle Wright examines the benefits, or not, of the Palaeolithic diet. You can hear all the other shows from  Dr Michelle Wright here

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Sierra Leone plea - think of the orphans this Christmas

Sierra Leone plea - think of the orphans this Christmas

Sierra Leone is a country that's paralysed by Ebola.

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Our Body Image

Our Body Image

Kids in Mind

This month Rebecca Webber examines the issue of body image. We are all concerned about how we look, but what can parents do to help their children feel comfortable in their body?

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Health Matters: The common cold - what works?

Health Matters: The common cold - what works?

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The common cold - can we prevent it? Dr Michelle Wright looks at the latest evidence for vitamin C, zinc and Echinacea.

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Health Matters - Movember! Male cancers

Health Matters - Movember! Male cancers

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In support of Movember (www.movember.com), Dr Michelle Wright shares with us her 'Movember Facts' about testicular and prostate cancer.

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Natural Health for Women Workshops at Webster

Natural Health for Women Workshops at Webster

Natural Health for Women is the subject of a series of workshop this Saturday at Webster University in Geneva.

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Join in Movember

Join in Movember

How is your Movember going???

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About The Movember Foundation

About The Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health.

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Friday is European Fragile X awareness day

Friday is European Fragile X awareness day

Fragile X is a little known form of mental disability and the most common reason for intellectual retardation after Down's Syndrome.

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Why you need to be careful with mushrooms

Why you need to be careful with mushrooms

On this week's Health Matters, Dr Michelle Wright explains why we have to be so careful when picking wild mushrooms.

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Local musician raises money for breast cancer

Local musician raises money for breast cancer

Local Musician supports Breast Cancer Awareness

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Ebola - what is it? How you can protect yourself and treatments

Ebola - what is it? How you can protect yourself and treatments

The current Ebola outbreak in Africa has now killed more people than all the other outbreaks put together. Here, Dr Michelle Wright examines this terrifying illness, what the symptoms are, the best...

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