Many things about health, safety and well-being have already been said and written about. Sometimes by unqualified but famous people, sometimes by qualified doctors and dieticians and sometimes by just about anyone. 

As a medical doctor, I provide well-researched and science-backed articles on a wide spectrum of topics. Sometimes it’s a personal experience that makes me bring this, research and facts together. I include

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Mandatory Daytime Car Headlights
Posted on December 12, 2013 by Luitgard Holzleg

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 …

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News from Medica
Posted on November 25, 2013 by Luitgard Holzleg

From November 20 until 23, 2013, Düsseldorf in Germany was host to the world’s largest medical fair, the Medica. I was happy to take a few days to browse the 17 exposition halls exhibiting new products and developments in medical …

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Responsible Drinking
Posted on November 04, 2013 by Luitgard Holzleg

Alcohol consumption in teenagers and especially too much thereof is one of the biggest worries of parents. How can we help our teenager to develop responsible drinking habits? These thoughts accompany parents long before a child turns into a teenager. …

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Safe Surfing
Posted on October 07, 2013 by Luitgard Holzleg

Today I would like to share a link for my German speaking readers about “Safe Surfing the Internet – Rules for Children and Parents”. The “Eltern Club Schweiz” covers this hot topic on their website with some great advice for …

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Restart A Heart
Posted on September 23, 2013 by Luitgard Holzleg

Healthy And Safe Away From Home invites everyone to join us at the first “European Restart A Heart Day” and learn to restart the heart of someone who suffers from cardiac arrest. The aim of this initiative by the European …

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Croup Season
Posted on September 22, 2013 by Luitgard Holzleg

Croup Season is upon us. Do you know what Croup is? Or Pseudokrupp as it called in German? Croup is most commonly caused by a virus, and is recognised by a loud, dry barking cough, often a hoarse voice and …

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Flying Nanny Service
Posted on September 07, 2013 by Luitgard Holzleg

Sorry, second post in one day but I just read that in a group I’m in: Etihad Airways have launched a “Flying Nanny” service! I’m impressed, just browsing through their website, one discovers a lot of fantastic services for travelling …

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Poisoning Apps
Posted on September 06, 2013 by Luitgard Holzleg

I’ve been doing some research on apps about poisoning, prevention and most importantly management and have found two good ones: 1. Poisoning – First Aid for Children Definitely my favourite, available in a variety of languages and why I like …

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An International Emergency App
Posted on September 04, 2013 by Luitgard Holzleg

Module 1 – Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet I have to share this fantastic app with you: echo112. This amazing app allows you to make an emergency phone call ANYWHERE in the world and when doing so, transmits your GPS …

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Expat Expo in Zürich
Posted on August 23, 2013 by Luitgard Holzleg

Very excited, travelling for a few days from Sunday and upon my return will be at the Expat Expo in Zurich in September 1. Why not join me and many others at this exciting event by and for the English …

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