What tools and information are available to us today to monitor and avoid disease? As society moves from reactive to preventive healthcare, we take a look at innovation coming out of Switzerland to ensure longevity and quality of life.

Why firms like Swisscom are training mental health first-aiders
A mental health first-aid course developed in Australia is coming to Switzerland. Pro Mente Sana is focusing on the workplace before rolling it out to the public in spring 2019. We had exclusive access as staff from firms such as Swisscom attended the first-ever “ensa” training in Zurich.

Could big data revolutionize the treatment of autism?
Personalized medicine has helped in the fight against cancer, and now a Geneva-based biotechnology firm is hoping to revolutionize the treatment of autism spectrum disorder in a similar way. Lynn Durham, the CEO of Stalicla, says big data is key to succeeding where big pharma has so far failed.

Understanding how DNA works could help you be a better parent
Are high achievers born or made? A new book aims to shed light on the role DNA plays in shaping not just our success, but also our health and mental well-being. For parents there is plenty of food for thought, says psychologist and geneticist Robert Plomin.

How yoga at your desk can cut work stress
Yoga at your desk is a simple and effective way to build relaxation into even the busiest of days, according to Elodie Caucigh, founder of Zurich-based REAL LIFE YOGA. She’s been among the first practitioners to take this concept into the office as part of her aim to help workers manage stress.

What this CEO trainer learned by climbing Mount Everest
CEOs today show their vulnerable side more often than their predecessors, says Susanne Mueller Zanto, who sees this as a positive step. She is the founder and CEO of CEO Positions and has climbed Mount Everest, which taught her that a “risk-free adventure is not an adventure.” As well as consulting on corporate communication, she also encourages executives to be aware of how they utilize their body language, with yoga proving more and more popular with leaders.

How one Swiss consulting firm is helping autistic job seekers
“Diversity is the competitive advantage of the future,” says Markus Weber, the CEO of Auticon, which exclusively recruits and places IT specialists with autism in Switzerland. He says he looks for skills such as cognitive strength, pattern recognition, and accuracy, and thinks educating companies on how to support their staff is key.

Baby food market has a new kid on the block
How can baby food be made fresher and healthier? That’s the question co-founder and CEO of yamo, Tobias Gunzenhauser, asked himself. He now believes he has a range of products that can revolutionize the market. In this interview with CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne, Tobias explains that millennials are careful about how and what their children are eating.

For children, time is health
Milan Prenosil, chairman of the board at Sprüngli and supporter of the Ready! campaign, tells CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne why both companies and parents are responsible for quality time with children – and why human interaction is key to their future development.

„People want to communicate with their doctors,“ says Paul Scheidegger of onlinedoctor.ch
CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne talks to Dr. Paul Scheidegger to find out how he’s revolutionizing doctor visits by making the process, and the data, more efficient.

Switch your bircher for chia!
Sugar kills. Eating too much can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer. But that’s not all: It harms our well-being, too. Hidden sugars in foods we think are good for us also reduce our energy levels and disrupt our sleep patterns. Nutritional therapist Sabine van ‚t Hart-Orbello leads an online sugar awareness movement and says it’s not about eliminating sugar altogether but about making smart decisions over what we consume. CNNMoney Switzerland’s Feeling Good team found out why she wants you to enjoy a sweeter life with less sugar in it.

Learn how to learn
That’s the advice of eight-time World Memory Champion Dominic O’Brien. In an interview with CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne, he explains how we should be taught to retain information for the long term.

Become more resilient!
„Start by limiting the information you consume,“ says Alexia Michiels, co-founder of the Resilience Institute Europe. „We absorb as much information in a day as our ancestors in the fifteenth century did in a lifetime,“ she says. Want some control back? Then learn how to develop resilience from Michiels, in conversation with CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne.

Curing addiction the natural way
Luxury has found its way into psychiatry and psychotherapy. Good food and a balanced diet during a four-week stay in a secluded residence may be all we need to overcome addiction. Luxury rehab is a holistic concept that includes orthomolecular medicine, epigenetics, and plenty of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, and complementary techniques like yoga, meditation, and art and equine therapy. Dr. Claudia Elsig, CEO of Calda Clinic, tells CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne that addiction is OK—as long as you don’t suffer.

Want to reduce your health insurance premiums? Peter Ohnemus, CEO of Dacadoo, explains how
In a discussion with CNNMoney Switzerland’s Amanda Kayne, Peter Ohnemus, founder and CEO of Dacadoo, discusses how behavior toward fitness and nutrition are changing—and how that can save you money. It starts with calculating your health in real-time, that is your age, gender, height, weight, and waist size. Add to that some lifestyle data. Your insurer, and even your company, will receive a score of between one and one thousand determining the state of your health.

Robot eye injections
Getting monthly injections to slow down vision loss in old age is not new. But would you want a robot to do the job? Consider this: machines are less prone to error, always available, and can administer the injections free of bacteria. Amanda Kayne met Franziska Ullrich, the engineer behind the first prototypes.