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A young cataract patient being prepared for surgery

Every year, a team of international doctors flies from Switzerland to Mexico. There they visit the poorest communities, where nutritional deficiencies often lead to cataracts. In addition to performing free operations, they educate local doctors and bring much-needed supplies.

Read the whole story here:

http://www.swisster.ch/en/news/edu_health/swiss-flying-doctors-bring-gift-of-sight-to-mexicos-poorest_120-2537740

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© Keystone

The immensely successful as well as controversial BODY WORLDS exhibition is now on in Zurich. It features bodies that have been specially prepared to reveal muscles, organs, bones – and just about anything one would find beneath the skin.

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http://www.swisster.ch/en/news/dead-bodies-displayed-at-zurich-exhibition_121-2393715

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© Intrigue Sàrl

Whether you’re new in town or a long-time local, it’s not always easy to keep tabs on the latest hotspots and events. With that in mind, a company based in Vevey is busily doing the legwork and sharing the findings on its website, My Little Black Book. The goal is to reach women all over Switzerland.

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http://www.swisster.ch/en/news/society/new-women-s-guide-keeps-expats-in-the-know_117-1829802

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Zofingen is a great setting for an open-air market.

Zofingen is a great setting for an open-air market.

Heads swivel as the longhaired man pauses to peruse the glass bottles on display. Many rock stars might prefer beer or whisky, but it’s the
selection of fruit wines and liqueurs that have caught the eye of Chris von Rohr of Krokus. The vendors seem to hold their breath while passers-by murmur, “Is that who I think it is?”

Read the whole story here:  Bio Marché

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"Pink ladies" strike a pose on race day.

"Pink ladies" strike a pose on race day.

In honour of its 30th birthday, the International Women’s Club of Lucerne is trying to help women worldwide live longer, healthier lives. Willing to sweat for the cause at Saturday’s Lucerne City Run, the women have raised 6,000 Swiss francs for breast cancer research.

Read the whole story here:

http://www.swisster.ch/en/news/women-s-group-takes-steps-to-fight-breast-cancer_0-1596947

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