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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911 in Switzerland
Posted on December 11, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

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 …

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Balloon Safety
Posted on December 05, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

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.⁠⠀ …

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Saffron can help Asthma
Posted on November 27, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

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. …

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Medication Warning
Posted on November 15, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

PREGNANCY SICKNESS ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 20-35% of pregnant women experience nausea during pregnancy, 1% suffer from a very severe form called Hyperemesis gravidarum, which can be dangerous for the mother-to-be and the foetus due to the serious dehydration and electrolyte loss.⁠⠀ …

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Posted on November 08, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

Poisoning can happen quickly: a moment of distraction, a bottle left standing on the counter, a lid not properly closed and a toddler has “tried” it. Poisoning in toddlers and children is primarily through cosmetics, cleaning products, and cigarettes. Luckily …

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Posted on November 03, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

💔⁠⠀ Sudden cardiac arrest, also called sudden cardiac death, describes the sudden occurrence of fatal cardiac arrhythmias. Typically in people without any known heart condition. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 💔⁠⠀ Sudden cardiac arrest is known to occur more frequently in athletes, especially …

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Burns & Scalds
Posted on October 19, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

A burn is a skin damage due to direct heat. When caused by hot liquids, it is called a scald. Other causes of burns include fire, hot steam, chemical substances, electricity, radiation (including sunburns). Even prolonged contact with ice or …

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Vitamin D
Posted on October 02, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

Vitamin D is actually an umbrella term for a group of vitamins. When we talk about vitamin D, we refer to the for us important Vitamin D3, cholecalciferol. Vitamin D is incredibly diverse and has many important roles in our …

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Exercise & Happiness
Posted on September 23, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

Fitness is the first requisite for happiness Exercise makes you happy! Have you noticed that, too? I’m not someone who goes out running or exercising because I always love it. But once I’ve overcome my weaker self, it takes as …

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Tox Centre
Posted on September 09, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

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 …

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