Suffering is not enough: assisted dying for people with mental illness - Trachsel M, Jox RJ.
Persons with mental disorders who are resistant to evidence-based treatment can be referred to as patients with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). Some patients with SPMI develop a strong wish for assisted dying. Switzerland has the longest histo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Love bite: An unusual skin reaction following MR imaging
Swiss interventional radiologists have added "love bite" to the list of advers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Animal study shows no motor, behavioral brain changes after GBCA Manganese-based MRI agent shows promise GBCAs for cardiac MRI carry low allergic reaction risk Gadolinium research should focus on skin, expert says Patient tweets show little concern for GBCA retention (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Love bite: An unusual skin reaction following MRI
Swiss interventional radiologists have added "love bite" to the list of advers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Animal study shows no motor, behavioral brain changes after GBCA Manganese-based MRI agent shows promise GBCAs for cardiac MRI carry low allergic reaction risk Gadolinium research should focus on skin, expert says Patient tweets show little concern for GBCA retention (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Natco Pharma signs pact with MPP to sell Molnupiravir capsules
Natco Pharma has signed a non-exclusive license agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), Switzerland to manufacture and sell Molnupiravir capsules 200 mg for treatment of COVID-19. MPP had taken licence from Merck Sharp& Dohme Corp (MSD), USA for the same, the company said (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blinken to meet with senior Russian as Ukraine tensions soar
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with his Russian counterpart in Switzerland this week as tensions between the U.S. and Russia escalate over a possible Russian invasion of... #statedepartment #antonyblinken #counterpart (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foot-launched flying sport fatalities in the Canton of Berne, Switzerland - Soldati FO, Jackowski C, Sch ön CA.
We describe the epidemiology, incident circu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Swiss startup Scewo digitizes wheelchair technology
The new electric wheelchair technology is sensor-based and controlled by an app. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Why Jennifer Aniston is helping a pharmaceutical firm take on insomnia
Idorsia, a Swiss pharmaceutical company with U.S. operations on the Main Line, has recruited actress Jennifer Aniston to help the company educate people about insomnia. Commercials featuring Aniston talking about the sleeping disorder that afflicts an estimated 25 million Americans will start airing Monday, a week after Idorsia received marketing clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its first product: the insomnia treatment Quviviq. The commercial starring the former "Friends" star… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 15, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ryaltris (mometasone and olopatadine) Nasal Spray for Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 14, 2022 (ANI/PRNewswire) -- Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, a research-led, global integrated pharmaceutical company announced that its fully owned subsidiary Glenmark Specialty S.A. (Switzerland), received... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 14, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Jefferson retains Swiss firm in search for 'visionary' leader to replace Dr. Stephen Klasko
The search is expected to take eight to 10 months to complete, Jefferson officials said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Why Jennifer Aniston is helping a Main Line pharmaceutical firm take on insomnia
Idorsia, a Swiss pharmaceutical company with U.S. operations on the Main Line, has recruited actress Jennifer Aniston to help the company educate people about insomnia. Commercials featuring Aniston talking about the sleeping disorder that afflicts an estimated 25 million Americans will start airing Monday, a week after Idorsia received marketing clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its first product: the insomnia treatment Quviviq. The commercial starring the former "Friends" star… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Swiss cut self-isolation, quarantine times as omicron rises
Switzerland’s government is halving the quarantine and self-isolation times required of people who test positive for the coronavirus to five days (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Novartis-Molecular Partners COVID Drug Could Be Approved in Weeks Novartis-Molecular Partners COVID Drug Could Be Approved in Weeks
Swiss drugmaker Novartis and partner Molecular Partners could have an experimental drug on the market within several weeks to treat COVID-19 patients, officials from the two companies said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 11, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Quviviq (daridorexant) for the Treatment of Adults with Insomnia
Allschwil, Switzerland– January 10, 2022 Idorsia Ltd (SIX: IDIA) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Quviviq (daridorexant) 25 mg and 50 mg for the treatment of adult patients with insomnia,... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 10, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Regular exercise can help boost pupils' exam grades in French and maths, study finds 
To better understand the influence fitness has on learning, experts from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, tested pupils across eight schools. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves insomnia drug developed by Swiss company with Main Line operations
The company established U.S. operations in Radnor during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Novartis to seek speedy approval for Covid drug after positive trials
Swiss drugmaker to license antiviral therapeutic after success in early-stage tests (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Understanding the prevalence rates of interpersonal violence experienced by young French-speaking Swiss athletes - Marsollier, Hauw D, Crettaz von Roten F.
Facing the important methodological limitations of the instruments used for assessing the prevalence of interpersonal violence faced by young athletes, the aim of the present study was to propose and describe the use of a research instrument adapted to you... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Apprentices' health: between prevention and socialization - Duc B, Lamamra N.
The health of apprentices has not been the subject of much specific work in Switzerland. This contribution aims to gain a better understanding of the health issues associated with apprentices' experience in the Swiss dual vocational education and training ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The (other) surprising uses for Viagra
Could Viagra be a Swiss Army knife of drugs, helping to cure lethal diseases such as Covid, Alzheimer's and cancer, as well as bringing its more famous sexual benefit? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Presentations with reported methamphetamine use to an urban emergency department in Switzerland - Romann V, Illgen M, Derungs A, Klukowska-R ötzler J, Ricklin ME, Exadaktylos A, Liakoni E.
AIMS OF THE STUDY: The stimulant methamphetamine (e.g., "crystal meth") is a commonly abused drug in many parts of the world and can cause significant health problems. The present study aims to describe presentations with reported methamphetamine use at an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Self-reported violence experienced by Swiss prehospital emergency care providers - Savoy S, Carron PN, Romain-Glassey N, Beysard N.
The objectives were to describe the acts of violence exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Pathways to loneliness: a mediation analysis investigating the social gradient of loneliness in persons with disabilities in Switzerland - Tough H, Gross-Hemmi M, Eriks-Hoogland I, Fekete C.
BACKGROUND: The experience of loneliness can have drastic consequences for health and quality of life. Given that loneliness is highly prevalent in persons with physical disabilities and that loneliness more profoundly affects persons of low socioeconomic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Two New Indications for XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) to Help Prevent and Treat Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients
RARITAN, NJ, Dec. 20, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two pediatric indications for XARELTO® (rivaroxaban): the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE, or blood clots) and reduction in the risk of recurrent VTE in patients from birth to less than 18 years after at least five days of initial parenteral (injected or intravenous) anticoagulant treatment; and thromboprophylaxis (prevention of blood clots and blood-clot related events) in children aged two years and older with congenital heart disease w...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Dental and general injuries among ski and snowboard instructors in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria-a questionnaire-based study - Unzeitig G, Eggmann F, Filippi A.
OBJECTIVES: Data on the injury rate of skiers and snowboarders are currently limited. The aim of this study was, therefore, to assess the frequency of general and dental injuries among snow sports instructors, to investigate the use of protective gear and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Is Postponed
With Omicron cases surging worldwide, the annual meeting, which had been scheduled for Jan. 17-21, was “deferred” and tentatively rescheduled for the summer. #davos #worldeconomicforum (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Davos is dead
Hold the caviar and put the mink back in the closet. Davos is dead, again. The glitzy and eagerly awaited World Economic Forum annual meeting scheduled for the Swiss mountain resort on Jan.... #davos #worldeconomicforum #omicron #mountainresort (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Economic Forum postpones Davos meeting on Covid uncertainty
The annual event usually sees world leaders, billionaires and executives descend upon the Swiss Alpine town of Davos. #worldeconomicforum #davos #swissalpine #billionaires #worldleaders (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paracetamol: Heed caution if mixing with other medicines – when to check with your doctor
IT IS of the nation's most common medicines; it's the Swiss Army knife of the minor malady world. We use paracetamol to help us out in all kinds of ways, but there are some ways and some occasions when we can't take it for the good of our health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swiss launch new restrictions amid surge in COVID infections
The Swiss government will require proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 for access to restaurants, cultural or sports events and all other indoor events as the country faces a new surge in coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

RaySearch launches new RayStation treatment planning software
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories has released a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA, RaySearch expand partnership in proton therapy RaySearch brings RayStation 9 to China RaySearch secures $2.2M Swiss contract RayStation treatment planning added to Accuray's CyberKnife RaySearch releases update of RayStation software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A 3-D Printed Pod Inflames the Assisted Suicide Debate
The pod, known as Sarco, was conceived as a way for people to end their lives without involving a doctor. A plan to introduce it in Switzerland has raised alarm even among right-to-die advocates. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Hauser Tags: Ethics and Official Misconduct Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Switzerland Death and Dying 3-D Devices and Effects Museums Nitschke, Philip Source Type: news

Real-time reviews of research findings will help policymakers address global crises such as COVID-19
Real-time reviews of research findings could help policymakers address global crises such as COVID-19, saysthis   articlepublished   inNature. Living evidence was first developed by Cochrane and an important recommendation for future health emergencies that came out of the recent Cochrane Convenes meetings. According to scientists writing in the peer-reviewed journal  Nature, policy missteps will continue to overshadow the global response to COVID-19 because policymakers are overwhelmed with rapidly shifting research evidence. Faced with new challenges such as the Omicron variant, decisio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Baird Capital leads $46M investment in maker of miniaturized robots for laparoscopic surgery
Baird Capital co-led a $46 million Series C funding round in Virtual Incision Corp., a medical device company making miniaturized robots for laparoscopic surgery.   Virtual Incision is based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Baird Capital is the venture capital and private equity arm of Milwaukee-based Robert W. Baird& Co.  Baird led the round alongside Endeavour Vision, a private equity firm based in Geneva, Switzerland. Virtual Incision will use the money to support the regulatory and clinical programs… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 14, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Teddy Nykiel Source Type: news

Enter the Michelle Yeoh-Verse in the Awesome Everything Everywhere All at Once Trailer
The new genre-bending film from the team behind Swiss Army Man opens March 25. #swissarmyman #michelleyeohverse (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swiss gear up for tighter rules as COVID cases keep climbing
Facing a new surge in COVID-19 cases, the Swiss government is preparing to step up mask requirements and increase restrictions on people who haven’t been vaccinated or recovered from the illness (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Switzerland permits innovative 3D-printed capsule for assisted suicide
A new 3D-printed capsule planned for assisted suicide  is being legalised in Switzerland. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

High prevalence and early onsets: legal and illegal substance use in an urban cohort of young adults in Switzerland - Quednow BB, Steinhoff A, Bechtiger L, Ribeaud D, Eisner M, Shanahan L.
INTRODUCTION: Debates about the legalization of illegal substances (e.g., cannabis) continue around the globe. A key consideration in these debates is the adequate protection of young people, which could be informed by current prevalence and age-of-onset p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Roche completed the repurchase of Roche shares from Novartis
Basel, 6 December 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it completed the repurchase of Roche shares that had been held by Novartis. On 4 November 2021, Roche and Novartis had announced this repurchase. The Extraordinary General Meeting of Roche Holding Ltd passed the resolutions required for the repurchase and the capital reduction on 26 November 2021. In accordance with the respective resolution of the Extraordinary General Meeting of 26 November 2021, the 53,309,000 shares have now been repurchased by Roche and the corresponding consideration has been transferred to Novartis. The repurchased shar...
Source: Roche Media News - December 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche has rapidly developed additional testing options to differentiate mutations in the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant
Basel, 3 December 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and TIB Molbiol, a newly acquired subsidiary within the Roche Diagnostics division, have added three additional Research Use Only (RUO) test kits for the detection of mutations present in the novel B.1.1.529 Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant: VirSNip SARS Spike ins214EPE (RUO), VirSNiP SARS-CoV-2 Spike S371L S373P (RUO), VirSNip SARS Spike E484A (RUO). The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the recently emerged SARS-CoV-2 variant, Omicron (B.1.1.529), as a COVID-19 variant of concern (VOC).The VirSNiP variant kits allow differentiation between unique mutation...
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche has rapidly developed additional testing options to differentiate mutations in the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant
Basel, 3 December 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and TIB Molbiol, a newly acquired subsidiary within the Roche Diagnostics division, have added three additional Research Use Only (RUO) test kits for the detection of mutations present in the novel B.1.1.529 Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant: VirSNip SARS Spike ins214EPE (RUO), VirSNiP SARS-CoV-2 Spike S371L S373P (RUO), VirSNip SARS Spike E484A (RUO). The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the recently emerged SARS-CoV-2 variant, Omicron (B.1.1.529), as a COVID-19 variant of concern (VOC).The VirSNiP variant kits allow differentiation between unique mutation...
Source: Roche Media News - December 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: Biggest World Trade Organization Meeting in Four Years Postponed
[RFI] Hours after news about Covid-19 Omicron mutation hit the headlines, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced it was postponing a crucial meeting set for 30th of November in Switzerland. WTO members were to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Switzerland New Programme to Strengthen Institutions, Health Sector
[Daily News] SWITZERLAND has unveiled a four-year new programme for cooperation with Tanzania that seeks, among other things, forti- fying state institutions, protecting and promoting civic space, improving the health and livelihoods of youth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swiss vote to approve COVID restrictions as infections rise
Voters gave clear backing to legislation that introduced tight restrictions. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Travel firms scramble to rearrange holidays amid new Covid measures
Swiss skiing holidays in doubt as country joins Spain in tightening travel rules to contain Omicron variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTour operators are scrambling to rearrange Swiss skiing holidays after the country joined Spain in tightening travel restrictions amid rising concerns about the spread of the new Omicron Covid variant.From Saturday night, Switzerlandmandated 10 days of quarantine for all new arrivals, in effect wrecking skiing holidays in the Swiss Alps until further notice. Travel firms are also wrestling with Spain ’s ban on non-vaccinated arrivals that will aff...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robert Booth, Sam Jones and Lisa O'Carroll Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Science Microbiology Medical research Switzerland Spain Business Travel & leisure Europe Source Type: news

WTO calls off meeting after travel ban thwarts delegates
Swiss effort to control spread of Omicron variant means talks on improving access to vaccine are postponed (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche Extraordinary General Meeting 2021
Basel, 26 November 2021 – On 4 November 2021, Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) had announced its agreement with Novartis Holding AG (Novartis) regarding the repurchase of the equity stake held by Novartis in Roche. At the same time, Roche had informed that the repurchase was conditional upon, inter alia, the approval b y an Extraordinary General Meeting of Roche Holding Ltd of the capital reduction by cancellation of the shares to be repurchased from Novartis and of the interim financial statements prepared for the purpose of this transaction.At today's Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, the Board of Di...
Source: Roche Media News - November 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche Extraordinary General Meeting 2021
Basel, 26 November 2021 – On 4 November 2021, Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) had announced its agreement with Novartis Holding AG (Novartis) regarding the repurchase of the equity stake held by Novartis in Roche. At the same time, Roche had informed that the repurchase was conditional upon, inter alia, the approval b y an Extraordinary General Meeting of Roche Holding Ltd of the capital reduction by cancellation of the shares to be repurchased from Novartis and of the interim financial statements prepared for the purpose of this transaction.At today's Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, the Board of Di...
Source: Roche Investor Update - November 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Austria ’s Plan to Make COVID-19 Vaccines Compulsory Is Dividing Citizens — and Experts
Grappling with Europe’s punishing fourth wave of COVID-19, Austria’s government took bold steps to combat the spread of the disease on Friday — not merely sending the country back into lockdown for three weeks, but also announcing the first national COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the western world. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg says the mandate, due to enter into force on Feb. 1, is needed to boost a stagnant vaccination campaign. Just over 69% of eligible people have received at least one dose, languishing about ten percentage points behind other wealthy western European countries. Authorities blame tha...
Source: TIME: Health - November 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized Austria COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Londontime Source Type: news

New trial tests whether a glass of beer can help get people leave intensive care sooner 
A new clinical trial at University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, will see 118 patients will be given a daily serving of half-a-litre (under a pint) of beer to see if it protects them against delirium. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news