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Tox Centre

The Swiss Tox Info Suisse (poisoning control centre) is available 24/7 for professional medical advice regarding poisoning and is part of the Swiss emergency numbers. You should call the tox centre when there is a risk of poisoning or you …



Organ Donation

In Switzerland, the following organs can be donated and transplanted: heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, small intestine and pancreas. Tissues and cells which can be transplanted include the cornea, skin, heart valves and large blood vessels, bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments …



Lyme Disease

Since January, approximately 9800 doctors visit have been registered because of tick bites plus 3600 acute cases of Lyme Disease (LD).  Diagnosing Lyme Disease is a bit of yea or nay game, with some maybe in the middle. Many GPs …



Sugar … or Candy at the Cash Register

Now, these are news I like to hear: the discounter Lidl chain bans selling sweets and candy at cash registers in Great Britain. The decision was made for the more than 600 discounters fowling a survey showing that 70% of …



Avalanche Prevention Tool

Planning to go skiing or off piste this holiday? What do you know about AVALANCHE prevention? Approx. 2000 people have been hit or buried by an avalanche over the last 10 years. Every year, about 25 people die from this …



Mandatory Daytime Car Headlights

The Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (bfu – Beratungstelle für Unfallverhütung; bpa – bureau de prévention des accidents, upi – ufficio prevention infortuni) has mandated that as of January 1, 2014 using headlights during daytime hours is mandatory. This regulation …



Tiger mosquitoes in Switzerland

Have you heard about tiger mosquitoes? They are recognised by their black and white striped legs and bodies. They are known to transmit viruses such as dengue fever, yellow fever or the West Nile virus. They are natives of South …



Children in taxis

Did you know that in Switzerland car seats are mandatory for all children up to 12 years and shorter than 1,50 meter getting a ride in a taxi? It’s best to pre-book a taxi and ask for a car seat …



Mamamap app

Are you enjoying the long weekend? Maybe you plan to go to the city tomorrow, husband, baby and you. Maybe it’s the first time and you are a little worried because you are still breast-feeding? Wondering where you can sit …