Articles: Health

Swiss Up! - Hydropower

Swiss Up! - Hydropower

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Today on Swiss Up, Dario explains hydroelectricity - the source of 96% of Switzerland's renewable energy! Find out the history of hydropower and how it reached its limits in Switzerland.&nbs...

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Swiss Up: Switzerland's relationship with NATO (11 April 2019)

Swiss Up: Switzerland's relationship with NATO (11 April 2019)

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  On today's Swiss Up, Dario asks how can a neutral country have a relationship with a foreign military organisation? Well, it can.

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Swiss Up: Forgotten Nobel Prize winner (10 April 2019)

Swiss Up: Forgotten Nobel Prize winner (10 April 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario unearths of the story of Carl Spitteler who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1919 for his work 'Olympian Spring'. Find out more about Spitteler on www.spitteler.ch

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Swiss Up: Abortion Rights (9 April 2019)

Swiss Up: Abortion Rights (9 April 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario runs through abortion rights in Switzerland, the difference in cantonal laws and can teens get abortions without parental consent? (yes).

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Health Matters: Vacation Vaccines (9 April 2019)

Health Matters: Vacation Vaccines (9 April 2019)

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Whether you're planning your next holiday and need to know if any specific vaccines are needed or you just want to check your current vaccine status, https://www.myvaccines.ch can help. Dr Michelle...

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Swiss Up! Sechseläuten (8 April 2019)

Swiss Up! Sechseläuten (8 April 2019)

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Today (6 April 2019) is the Sechseläuten in Zurich. The city's biggest festival to mark the start of summer. It dates back to the Middle Ages and features the Böög - a large snow...

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Health Matters: Expensive  Dentists? (2 April 2019)

Health Matters: Expensive Dentists? (2 April 2019)

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Do you think dental care in Switzerland is expensive? Dr Michelle speaks to Dr Robin Thomas to find out some reasons why. Find out more about Dr Thomas's practice at https://www.chd.swiss/

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Health Matters: Cold Sores (26 March 2019)

Health Matters: Cold Sores (26 March 2019)

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Dr Michelle gives us the lowdown on cold sores - caused by a common viral infection leading to painful blisters around the mouth.

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Health Matters: Vaccines (20 March 2019)

Health Matters: Vaccines (20 March 2019)

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Did you know that ticks in all but two Swiss cantons (Geneva and Ticino) may now carry the virus causing tick-borne encephalitis? New recommendations from the Federal Office of Public Health are th...

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Health Matters: Severe food allergies (12 March 2019)

Health Matters: Severe food allergies (12 March 2019)

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Dr Michelle's last installment in her food allergy series, this time focusing on severe allergic reactions to food - otherwise known as anaphylaxis. Find out more at https://www.aha.ch

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Health Matters: Dental Care (5 March 2019)

Health Matters: Dental Care (5 March 2019)

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Dr Michelle speaks with Dr Robin Thomas from Dental Hygiene Clinic about why he feels that when it comes to dental care, prevention is so important. Visit www.chd.swiss for more information.

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Health Matters: Food Intolerance 3 (4 March 2019)

Health Matters: Food Intolerance 3 (4 March 2019)

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The next installment in Dr Michelle's series on food allergies and intolerances: gluten intolerance and Coeliac disease - what's the difference, how do you know if you have it and what should you do?

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Swiss Up! - Celebrating Fasnacht

Swiss Up! - Celebrating Fasnacht

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  Fasnacht is the canival that takes place before the 40 days of fasting in the Christian calendar. Find out all about it's history, where the best carnivals are around Switzerland, and...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Lavaux

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Lavaux

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Today we spoke to Blaise Duboux about the link between the Fête des Vignerons and Lavaux, both UNESCO heritages. What advantages does this label bring and what does the Fête celebrate? ...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Cantonal Days

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Cantonal Days

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  We're looking at the Fêtes des Vignerons this week on Swiss Up! and today we're looking at Cantonal Days. Each canton represents the best of themselves, with their specific ...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Ville En Fête

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Ville En Fête

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    Over in Vevey, the Fête des Vignerons will be having a family festival! With over 60 food and beverage stands, it's one not to miss - find out all about it on today...

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Swiss Up! - Fêtes des Vignerons: Choreography

Swiss Up! - Fêtes des Vignerons: Choreography

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Health Matters: Kids and the Dentist (20 February 2019)

Health Matters: Kids and the Dentist (20 February 2019)

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Dr Michelle speaks with Dr Kamila Iwanski from Dental Team Lucerne about being a dentist for kids and how she adapts her practice to make kids feel comfortable and relaxed during their teeth check-...

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Health Matters: Dental Phobia (18 February 2019)

Health Matters: Dental Phobia (18 February 2019)

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Dr Michelle visits Dental Team Lucerne and speaks with Dr Markus Schulte about dental fear and dental phobia and what his clinic proposes to help with that. To find out more, visit www.dental-team-...

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The Impossible Task

The Impossible Task

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Ka/Noa Menswear take on the impossible task of making Mark look smart.

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Chatting with the President

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Chatting with the President

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  This week we're looking at the Fête des Vignerons on Swiss Up! We spoke with the Abbot-President of the Confrérie des Vignerons, François Margot, about both the Co...

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Swiss Up! - The driving limits

Swiss Up! - The driving limits

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Today we're talking speed limits, alcohol limits, snow tyres, and driving licenses - get the low-down on all things driving in Switzerland.       WRS is the only ma...

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Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

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Today on Swiss Up! we're looking at the shortcomings of direct democracy in Switzerland. One not to miss if you're politically-minded.    WRS is the only mainstream English-...

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Swiss Up - The Iranian-American hostage crisis

Swiss Up - The Iranian-American hostage crisis

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40 years ago, Iranian revolutionaires took American diplomats hostage for over a year. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! what Switzerland's role in the crisis was and how Switzerland...

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