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WHO | WHO welcomes approval of a second Ebola vaccine trial in Switzerland

WHO welcomes approval by Swissmedic, the Swiss regulatory authority for therapeutic products, of a second Swiss trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine.  
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over 5 years ago
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Number of people travelling to Switzerland for assisted dying doubles in four years

The number of people travelling to Switzerland to get help to end their life has doubled in four years, with most people travelling from Germany or the United Kingdom, a study has found.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Number of people travelling to Switzerland for assisted dying doubles in four years

The number of people travelling to Switzerland to get help to end their life has doubled in four years, with most people travelling from Germany or the United Kingdom, a study has found.  
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about 5 years ago
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Study reveals 'suicide tourism' has doubled in Switzerland

Assisted suicide is not clearly regulated in Switzerland, so non-residents flock to the country seeking help with dying. A new study shows these numbers have doubled in 4 years.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Alternative intubation techniques vs Macintosh laryngoscopy in patients with cervical spine immobilization: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Interesting open access article from Switzerland! Alternative intubation techniques vs Macintosh laryngoscopy in patients with cervical spine immobilization: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials  
prehospitalmed.com
almost 5 years ago
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Gill Pharaoh's decision to attend suicide clinic defended - BBC News

A retired nurse from London who travelled to Switzerland to end her life saw the "indignity" of ageing, her partner says.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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New professor discusses health economics and Switzerland

Weaver has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Nechâtel, Switzerland, and a master’s in economics from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.  
breezejmu.org
over 4 years ago
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Mededucation.org

Mededucation.org, Geneva, Switzerland. 7,967 likes · 8 talking about this. Your gate for public health , epidemiology and infection control  
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over 4 years ago
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How I was nearly duped into “authoring” a fake paper

In February 2015, I was invited to join an academic working group to analyse procedures for increasing bone mass, structure, and strength through “intraosseous interventions.” The group, which included some of the world’s most prominent osteoporosis researchers, was meeting at a luxury hotel in Switzerland as part of the preparations for the world congress on osteoporosis. I was asked to give a presentation on “currently available orthopaedic procedures for bone enhancement.”  
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over 4 years ago
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Johann Friedrich Herbart - Biographies of geniuses

Herbart was born at Oldenburg. He was the only child of  the state councilor. Growing up as a fragile child because of an unfortunate accident, connected with falling into a vessel of very hot water,  Herbart was taught by his mother at home until the age of 12. His mother a gifted and strong-willed woman ,  had a tremendous influence in his upbringing by transmitting her mental power  to her son.  From 1788 to 1794  Herbart was a pupil in the Gymnasium at Oldenburg. Then he attended the University of Jena (1794-1799), where studying under Fichte and met Friedrich von Schiller.  During his studying he was influenced by Leibniz, Kant, and Fichte.Herbart worked as a tutor to the governor's three sons at Interlaken in Switzerland, from 1797 to 1800, during which period he made the acquaintance of Pestalozzi. Becoming a licentiate of the University of Göttingen in 1802, he was appointed extraordinary professor there in 1805. In the same year he gave his first philosophical lectures. Herbart taught philosophy and pedagogy at Göttingen (1805-1809). There he began to seek a sound philosophical base upon which to rest his educational theories.At the close of 1808 he became Kant’s successor as professor at Königsberg and from 1809 to 1833 held the chair of philosophy at Königsberg. Later dissatisfied with the way things were progressing in Prussia, Herbart returned to Göttingen in 1833. Не remained there as professor of philosophy till his death. He died on Aug. 11, 1841 and was buried in Albanifriedhof Cemetery in Göttingen.Zest: Herbart was very much focused on his studies and in spite of this, in 1811 he married an eighteen year old Mary Jane Drake, daughter of an English merchant. They lived a happy life with Mary supporting all of her husband’s pursuits and contributions to the fields of pedagogy and psychology.He developed theory of education—known as Herbartianism. It had a profound influence on late 19th-century teaching practices, especially in the United States, where educators established the National Herbart Society in 1895.In Germany, Leipzig and Jena became centers for Herbartianism.Herbart's method of instruction has been identified by his students as involving the 'Five Formal Steps of the Recitation', which includes preparation, presentation, association, generalization, and application.Herbart gave psychology the beginning of a theory of inhibition, or interference in learning, which was to reappear in many guises and in theories in times to come extending from Pavlov's 'conditioned reflex' to Freud's 'repression.'Herbart long before Freud introduced the concept of 'unconscious'. He believed ideas crossed a limen of consciousness, or a boundary between the conscious and the unconscious.Сonsciousness consists  of three areas: clarity of mind, consciousness and unconsciousness. Moreover the terms transition ideas from the unconscious into consciousness are the power of the presentation and the number of links this view with the past experience (apperception).According to Herbart the soul has no innate natural talents or inborn powers. He said that the individuality of the youth  reveals itself more and more under the teacher's efforts. He called to make teaching a more interesting and attractive field said that the teacher must represent the future man in the boy. Herbart - German philosopher, psychologist, and educator. He is considered as  one of the outstanding philosophers, the pioneer of empirical psychology and  founder of pedagogy as an academic disciplinePhilosophy. He maintained that true being consists of a plurality of simple «reals», entities which were modeled after the Leibnizian monads. He held that change was nothing but changing relationships between independent real simple elements. Herbart replaces the term 'sensation' to the term 'presentation', thus emphasizing the internal world relatively isolated from the outside world. Presentations are not passive elements in the human soul, but have their own charge and  activity.He regarded mental life as the manifestation of elementary sensory units, idea  or “presentations”  (Vorstellungen). These he conceived as mental forces rather than as mere “ideas” in Locke’s sense. The study of their interactions gave rise to a statics and dynamics of the mind, to be expressed in mathematical formulas.Psychology. Herbart sought to develop the mathematical and empirical, as well as the metaphysical, aspects of psychology. However he denied the possibility of psychological experiment.His philosophy of mind generated a kind of associationist psychology.Herbart believed that the mind was the sum total of all ideas -“presentations”,  which entered into one's conscious life. By assimilation (or apperception) new ideas could enter the mind through association with similar ideas already present. He felt they grouped themselves into what he called 'apperceptive masses', which content is the individual human experience. He emphasized the importance of both the physical and the human environment in the development of the mind. On this basis Herbart developed a theory of education as a branch of applied psychology.Education. Herbart maintained that a science of education was possible, and he furthered the idea that education should be a subject for university study.He stressed the need for moral education through experience and brought the work of teaching into the area of conscious method. According to his theory of apperception, new ideas, when properly presented to the student, become linked to existing ideas and form a system of associated ideas called the apperceptive mass.Aesthetics. Herbart  stated that the beautiful is be carefully distinguished from the allied conceptions of the useful or the pleasant, which vary with time, place and person;  whereas beauty is predicated absolutely and involuntarily by all who have attained the right standpoint.Major works : Pestalozzis Idee eines A B C der Anschauung (1802), ABC's of Observation (1804), The Moral or Ethical Revelation of the World: The Chief Aim of Education (1804), General Pedagogics 1806), Chief Points of Logic (1806), Chief Points of Metaphysics (1806), General Practical Philosophy (1808),  System of Psychology (1814), Text-book of Psychology (1816), Psychology as a Science, (1824-5), Allgemeine Metaphysik (General Metaphysics, two-volume work ) (1828-29), Outline of Pedagogical Lectures (1835). The most complete, concise and accurate information about the life and achievements of geniuses, their creative style and the secret of their success. All information on the site is given both in English and Russian. Наиболее полная, сжатая и точная информация о жизни и достижениях гениев, об интересных фактах из их биографии, их творческом стиле и секретах успеха. Вся информация на сайте дана на русском и английском языках. The most complete, concise and accurate information about the life and achievements of geniuses, their creative style and the secret of their success. All information on the site is given both in English and Russian. Geniusrevive.com, Genius Гении, Знаменитости, Ученые, Деятели, Спортсмены, Служители духа, Деятели искусства, Genius, Votaries оf Spirit, Scientists, Art workers, Celebrities, Figures, Sports Personalities.  
geniusrevive.com
over 4 years ago
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Atlas, an Implantable Shock Absorber for Your Knee |

Moximed, a firm with offices in Hayward, California and Zurich, Switzerland, recently won the European CE Mark to introduce its Atlas Knee System. We just  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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'Youngest' conjoined sisters separated at Swiss hospital in Bern - BBC News

Doctors in Switzerland say they have separated eight-day-old conjoined sisters - believed to be the youngest ever to be successfully parted.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Cheap, Portable, Multiplexed Device Detects Ultra-low Concentrations of Diagnostic Biomarkers |

At the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, researchers have developed a device for rapid simultaneous detection of up to 16 different bi  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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New Flexible Electronic Films for Body-Worn Medical Devices |

At the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland researchers have created a new method for making stretchable electronics that may end up being  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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SENSIMED Triggerfish Electronic Contact Lens for Measuring Eye Volume FDA Approved |

The Food and Drug Administration issued de novo approval to SENSIMED, a Lausanne, Switzerland firm, to introduce its Triggerfish continuous eye volume moni  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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Head Injury Linked to Long-Lasting Sleep Disorders

Sleep-wake disturbances (SWD) after head trauma may persist 18 months or more but go unrecognized by many patients, Switzerland-based researchers report.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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World Health Organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The World Health Organization (WHO /huː/) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.  
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about 4 years ago
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Roche and Novartis Face Off in Biosimilar Drug Battle

Switzerland's biggest drugmakers are clashing over cheaper copies of pricey biotech drugs - one reason why Novartis is considering selling its $14 billion stake in cross-town rival Roche.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Walter Kistler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Walter P. Kistler (1918 – November 2, 2015) was a physicist, inventor, and philanthropist, born in Biel, Switzerland. Kistler is a life member of the Swiss Physical Society and a member of AIAA and ISA, which presented him the Life Achievement Award in 2000. He held patents on more than 50 inventions in the scientific and industrial instrumentation fields, and had published a number of papers in scientific and trade journals.  
en.wikipedia.org
almost 4 years ago