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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 …



Medication Warning

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.⁠⠀⁠⠀This severe form …



Poisoning

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 …



Sudden Cardiac Arrest

💔⁠⠀ 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 …



Burns & Scalds

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 …



Vitamin D

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 …



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 …