Earthquakes occur mostly without prior notice. The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) registers an average of two earthquakes a day in Switzerland and neighbouring countries, making a total of between 500 and 800 quakes a year.
The tips of the Swiss Seismological Service provide you with helpful hints on how to behave in case of an earthquake.
In Switzerland, three out of four fires break out in private homes. The injury and suffocation is great – especially sleeping people are at risk. And fire causes substantial damage to property, and even if it is replaceable, our personal belongings can be destroyed. The good news is that 99 percent of house fires are put out before they turn deadly. Burning in a house happens much less than smoke poisoning which can be also as dangerous.
Cow can attack even if they are gentle animals. Each year there are reports of people who have been attacked, or even trampled to death, by cows whilst out walking or approaching herds. Here are some tips how you can protect yourself in such a case.
We all zip around in our cars, on motorbikes, scooters and bicycles every day for work, school, shopping, holidays, sports, social events and much more. Yes, we put on our seatbelts, we have approved car seats for the kids, we wear helmets, and yes! we obey the new rule of driving in the day with headlights on. But it remains a fact that driving is a risky activity. Approximately 90,000 people are injured in road traffic collisions (RTCs) per year here in Switzerland. There were 349 deaths from RTC’s in 2009 (latest published figures: BFS/BPA Swiss Council for Accident Prevention).
Neither Switzerland is not what it once was! According to a university study published in Bern, Switzerland is not the safest country in the world, the crime rate in this country steadily increasing from 2004 to date, which makes it to align the whole of Europe, reports AFP.
Safe and pleasant flight – that is what you wish for you when you travel for the first time by plane.
What to do before travelling by plane and what to expect on the board?
You might be anxious before your first flight, as you do not really know what to expect, and there can be confusing and stressful situations both before and during your travel. But if you prepare in advance and don’t panic, the experience will most probably be pleasant. It can be a useful tactics if you ask others about their experience concerning travelling by air.
What is frostbite? When a person is exposed to temperature below freezing, some parts of their body can get very cold and their skin and tissues actually freeze.
When the body is exposed to extreme cold, blood vessels constrict (narrow) so that blood and oxygen is diverted away from the extremities and towards the vital organs. After some time, this lack of blood and oxygen can start to damage cells. Frostbite can affect any part of the body but hands, feet, ears, nose, lips and cheeks are particularly vulnerable.
Medical ID is a new feature on Apple devices, like iPhone. With the new Health App in iOS 8 we are able to track our activities and with 3rd party applications and devices.
And Health brings something long-needed to iOS: Medical ID.