Blog & Podcasts

World Stroke Day 2013, 29th October

Today is World Stroke Day 2013. It marks the worldwide campaign to fight stroke and is a concept of the World Stroke Campaign (www.worldstrokecampaign.org). According to the World Health Organisation and other leading stroke experts, stroke claims 5.8 million lives each year – that’s more…

Expat Kids Fatter Than Swiss

“EXPAT KIDS FATTER THAN SWISS” – blog from Breda, our guest Dietitian and Public Health Nutritionist. How many of you may have read this alarming headline in the Swiss media recently? What were your immediate thoughts? Well it seems from the queries that I, as…

‘The Expats’ By Chris Pavone

I love reading. I always have. Its our escape from responsibilities and the many hats we wear – its a journey into other worlds and eras that we would otherwise never visit. Sometimes a phrase, a page, a scene can touch us in a surprising way…

Back To School….With A Few Unwanted Guests…

So our kiddies have gone back to school – they’ll be home later carrying shiny new books, happy smiles, and stories of new friends and teachers. Sometimes they might come home with a few extra unwanted guests though – head lice! These are small, wingless,…

Health Advice For Your Summer Travels…

Whether you are staying in beautiful Switzerland for your holidays this Summer or you are travelling to more exotic climes, it is important that you consider your health before you go and also that you are prepared to deliver some basic First Aid whilst you are away if needed….

Watch Out For The Marching Caterpillars!

I knew nothing about these creatures before moving to Switzerland. The first I learnt about them was when a friend developed a skin rash because of them. Marching caterpillars are usually somewhere between 3 and 4 centimetres long and they’re covered with thousands and thousands…

Breast Cancer Genes – Your Questions Answered

I’m sure that most of you will have heard in the news over the last few weeks about Angelina Jolie undergoing a preventive double mastectomy because of her very high risk of developing breast cancer, having inherited a breast cancer gene from her mother. One…