HEALTH

Quit, and get fit!

To your knowledge, which of these statements is true? • Tobacco kills up to half of its users. • Around 1.2 million deaths a year are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. • Every year the tobacco industry costs the world more than 600 million...

English-speaking cancer support across Switzerland

Facing cancer, whether your own or that of a loved one, turns your life upside down. When that happens in a foreign country, where systems and the language can be unfamiliar and you may be away from some of your closest support networks, it can be additionally...

The story of a stroke

An interview with the new Chief Medical Officer at UNOG, Dr. Gloria Dal Forno and Medical Officer at UNOG, Dr. Elizabeth Kubbinga, provides an overview on stroke, its impact on daily life and its prevention, as part of addressing and promoting Sustainable Development...

As the flu season begins, those at high risk should get vaccinated

2023 marks the 105th anniversary of the 1918 Great Influenza pandemic, a devastating event where over a quarter of the world’s population was infected and as many as 50 million people died. Influenza pandemics are a serious and ever present threat, and the next one...

Protecting body and mind in emergencies

In large-scale emergencies, such as the Türkiye-Syria earthquake, mental health has become a recognized priority for humanitarian agencies and first responders. As the lead health agency, alongside governments and NGOs, WHO assesses needs and plans for the...

L’EMDR a le vent en poupe

Pour Lamyae Benzakour, médecin adjointe responsable de l’unité de psychiatrie de liaison et de la consultation de psychotraumatologie au sein du Service de Psychiatrie de liaison et d’intervention de crise aux Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, il est essentiel de...

Recrudescence de la tuberculose

La tuberculose affecte près d’un quart de la population mondiale et tue chaque année environ 1,4 million de personnes. Pneumologue, responsable de la consultation de tuberculose au CHUV de Lausanne, médecin conseil à la Ligue pulmonaire vaudoise, Jesica Mazza-Stalder...

Unwind at work: harnessing the power of yoga to reduce stress

Long work hours, office politics, and multitasking take a massive toll on your mind and body. Most of us turn a blind eye to this accumulating stress and end up with a weak body, an agitated mind, damaged relationships, and increased spending on healthcare. The key to...

HEALTH

Quit, and get fit!

To your knowledge, which of these statements is true? • Tobacco kills up to half of its users. • Around 1.2 million deaths a year are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. • Every year the tobacco industry costs the world more than 600 million...

English-speaking cancer support across Switzerland

Facing cancer, whether your own or that of a loved one, turns your life upside down. When that happens in a foreign country, where systems and the language can be unfamiliar and you may be away from some of your closest support networks, it can be additionally...

The story of a stroke

An interview with the new Chief Medical Officer at UNOG, Dr. Gloria Dal Forno and Medical Officer at UNOG, Dr. Elizabeth Kubbinga, provides an overview on stroke, its impact on daily life and its prevention, as part of addressing and promoting Sustainable Development...

As the flu season begins, those at high risk should get vaccinated

2023 marks the 105th anniversary of the 1918 Great Influenza pandemic, a devastating event where over a quarter of the world’s population was infected and as many as 50 million people died. Influenza pandemics are a serious and ever present threat, and the next one...

Protecting body and mind in emergencies

In large-scale emergencies, such as the Türkiye-Syria earthquake, mental health has become a recognized priority for humanitarian agencies and first responders. As the lead health agency, alongside governments and NGOs, WHO assesses needs and plans for the...

L’EMDR a le vent en poupe

Pour Lamyae Benzakour, médecin adjointe responsable de l’unité de psychiatrie de liaison et de la consultation de psychotraumatologie au sein du Service de Psychiatrie de liaison et d’intervention de crise aux Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, il est essentiel de...

Recrudescence de la tuberculose

La tuberculose affecte près d’un quart de la population mondiale et tue chaque année environ 1,4 million de personnes. Pneumologue, responsable de la consultation de tuberculose au CHUV de Lausanne, médecin conseil à la Ligue pulmonaire vaudoise, Jesica Mazza-Stalder...

Unwind at work: harnessing the power of yoga to reduce stress

Long work hours, office politics, and multitasking take a massive toll on your mind and body. Most of us turn a blind eye to this accumulating stress and end up with a weak body, an agitated mind, damaged relationships, and increased spending on healthcare. The key to...

The secret to making better decisions: attending our breath

As world leaders, bureaucrats, and even executives, decision-making is all over our to-do lists. Many of these decisions are not just critical but life-changing for millions. While we have prowess in making decisions, several factors like stress, burnout, and even the...

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