Switzerland

Fragmented history : Swiss help to illuminate the Middle Ages

October 17, 2017 11:00 AMOct 17, 2017 –  //tp.srgssr.ch/p/swi/embed?urn=urn:swi:video:43582180   Researchers at the University of Fribourg hope to reveal more about the Middle Ages by piecing together fragments of manuscripts.  (RTS/swissinfo.chexternal link) In medieval times, the vellum of discarded manuscripts was not thrown away, but reused as bookbinding material to strengthen or decorate new […]

Depression and PTSD: Asylum procedures can threaten mental health of migrants

  This content was published on October 21, 2017  Psychological distress can often cause physical symptoms such as pain and difficulty breathing in asylum-seekers, the researchers found.(Keystone) Asylum-seekers often experience traumatic events before migrating to Europe, but even after they obtain refugee status, stressful conditions can foster or exacerbate mental health […]