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Stroke

In Switzerland, approx. 16,000 patients suffer a stroke every year. It is the most common life-threatening neurological disorder. A quarter of these patients die within a short period of time. Of those who survive, 50-80% remain disabled and are often …



Sunburn

Sunburns are caused by UV rays emitted from the sun. Any excessive amount of time in the sun without using prevention (protective sunscreen) will cause the skin to burn. There are two types of UV rays that play a role …



Superfoods, supergrains & super hype

I am so sick of reading and hearing about superfoods.  Here we live in a world with an oversupply of food: food from around the world, available 24/7. And now we can buy superfoods everywhere: in supermarkets, in hip and …



Coconut Yoghurt

When I first heard about coconut yoghurt, I immediately started considering making it myself from scratch. Making it couldn’t be that hard. After all, I had been making dairy yoghurt for quite a while already and that was super simple.  …



Wait … WHAT??

A look into Goop. And their “health” advice.



‘TIS THE SEASON TO BECOME MORE VISIBLE

The World Health Organization says that of the 1.35 million road traffic deaths every year, 54% are pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.   Every 24 seconds someone dies on the road. In the United States in 2018 alone, there were 857 bicycle fatalities …



Thyme

Thyme is my favourite herb for the winter season.  Thyme has been used as a herb and a medicinal plant for more than 4000 years. Its healing power is used especially in inflammations of the respiratory tract, the airways, such …



911 in Switzerland

YES, 911 WORKS IN SWITZERLAND! ⁠⠀Regardless whether you call from a landline or your mobile phone. ⁠⠀⁠⠀ 911 and 112 are two international emergency numbers. ⁠⠀⁠⠀ 911 can be called in Switzerland, both from landlines and mobile phones, and is …



Balloon Safety

⁠When parents are concerned about their child’s safety, choking risks are high on their radar. Usually nuts, small toys, popcorn, hot dogs and grapes are their biggest worries. But one-third of choking related deaths in children result from latex balloons.⁠⠀⁠Especially …



Saffron can help Asthma

⁠Saffron are the dried threads from the Crocus Sativus flower and is typically used to colour food and add a delicate taste to it.⁠⠀⁠⠀A new study now shows that it may also have a positive impact on asthma. ⁠⠀⁠⠀It is …