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Week in Numbers Snow dumps and ice-skating injuries

Almost every article published by swissinfo.ch contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. 

Croce Verde Switzerland's sole volunteer paramedic service

Croce Verde (Green Cross) Lugano is a non-profit that runs an ambulance service, a low-cost dental practice and first aid training courses.

Medical advice Hobby ice-skaters urged to wear helmets

Some 3,600 ice-skaters require medical attention every year in Switzerland, with almost nine out of ten injured people being men.

This content was published on January 10, 2019 6:58 PM

Health insurance Authorities seek collective health insurance for asylum seekers

The Swiss government has put out a public tender for a collective health insurance to cover all asylum seekers in its federal centres.

Medical drugs Morphine use increases in Swiss hospitals

Morphine consumption in outpatient treatment in Switzerland increased by 70% in 2017.

This content was published on January 7, 2019 10:55 AM

outlook 2019 A host of unburied issues: the Swiss political agenda in 2019

Some political monsters lie dormant under the winter snow, but they are sure to rise again in spring. What can Switzerland expect in 2019?

Finding half-siblings The origins of sperm donations

The Federal Council has amended the Reproductive Medicine Ordinance. From 2019, it will be easier for people conceived through sperm donation ...

Living underground Study examines health of Geneva’s undocumented migrants

Little by little, Geneva is discovering more about the thousands of undocumented immigrants thought to be in the region.

Deathly demographics Cancer causes most male deaths in Switzerland for first time

A total of 64,964 people died in Switzerland in 2016, 4% fewer than in the previous year.

This content was published on December 17, 2018 1:02 PM

Digital health Novartis app for opium addicts gets US approval

Sandoz Inc. and Pear Therapeutics announced that that an app to help treat opium addicts was approved in the United States.

This content was published on December 16, 2018 4:13 PM

new drugs Do we need clinics for internet and sex addicts?

One in ten people in Switzerland suffers from some form of behavioural addiction: they cannot live without the internet, gambling, sex or shopping.

Climate change Torrid time predicted for Switzerland by 2060

What effects will global warming have on society, tourism in the Alps, and the environment in Switzerland?