Health

 crime scene tape
Nov 9 '16 08:04

The police are investigating the death of a baby in an apartment on Parallelweg in Cuijk on Tuesday night. The baby became unwell while emergency services were in the home helping the mother. Attempts to resuscitate the child were to no avail, AD reports. 

The mother was taken to hospital by ambulance. Exactly why she called for help is unclear. Her condition is also unknown. 

Nov 8 '16 08:50

More children and young people were admitted to secure youth institutions in the Netherlands this year, according to Children's Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer based on her own research. She also found an increase in the number of emergency admissions, which mostly involve advanced problems, NOS reports.

candy
Nov 7 '16 13:45

According to the Dutch Diabetic Foundation, the Netherlands is unconsciously addicted to sugar. The foundation is therefore opening temporary sugar "rehab clinic" on Leidsestraat in Amsterdam on Monday. This "clinic" is actually an information center about sugar, AT5 reports.

"We chose Leidsestraat because it is a sweet street, with many temptations, shops full of candy, ice cream and chocolate", a spokesperson for the foundation said to the broadcaster. A massive 80 percent of Dutch consume too much sugar, the foundation says.

Nov 3 '16 14:15

A shortage of arthritis medicine sulfasalazine is looming, the Dutch Arthritis Association warns. The drug will likely only be available in a limited fashion until March nest year. This could affect, and lead to health risks for 16 thousand users, according to the association, ANP reports.

Sulfasalazine is a popular treatment for arthrithis and often prescribed to pregnant women because it has few side effects. Switching to a new drug creates the uncertainty of more side effects or even the arthritis symptoms returning, according to he association.

Nov 3 '16 13:35

The Healthcare Inspectorate reprimanded the MC Slotervaart hospital in Amsterdam for mistakes made in procedures around surgeries. "That could have serious consequences for patient safety", the Inspectorate said on Thursday, ANP reports.

According to the Inspectorae, the hospital does not store equipment and lay them out for surgeries according to the rules. This could mean that the equipment used is not sterile. The hospital performed surgeries in operation rooms not suited to the tpe of surgery. And the transfer of patient information between staff members must be improved.

Martin van Rijn
Nov 3 '16 09:16

All residents of Grootenhoek nursing home in Hellevoetsluis can now go to the bathroom whenever they need to, the nursing home assured State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health, the Telegraaf reports. 

Nov 3 '16 08:46

A total of 450 pupils and staff members at a primary school in Amsterdam-Noord will be vaccinated on Thursday after four children at the school were diagnosed with hepatitis A, NOS reports.

It seems that one of the kids contracted the virus during the holidays. The contagious infectious disease then spread through the Buikslotermeer School in Amsterdam-Noord. Parents of pupils were informed about the situation on Tuesday.

Nov 2 '16 14:45

Nearly half of Dutch children under the age of 12 already experienced some form of traumatic event ranging from emotional neglect, physical or sexual abuse to a parent with suicidal tendencies, according to a study done by children's rights organization Auegeo, NOS reports.

For this study Auego had 660 children aged 11 or 12 years surveyd by teenagers a few years older than themselves. The study was handed to Children's Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer and Princess Laurentein on Wednesday.

Nov 2 '16 14:10

Parliamentarians are furious about reports that residents of nursing home Grootenhoek in Hellevoetsluis only have three scheduled visits to the bathroom per day. The VVD plans to write a letter to State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health before the day is out, NOS reports.

RTV Rijnmond reported on Tuesday that at least one resident of the nursing home had to sign an agreement on when he will go to the bathroom. His bathroom visits are at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. According to his family, visiting the bathroom more often than this is very hard for him to do.

Nov 2 '16 11:30

Women who gave birth with a ceasarean section are at higher risk of needing abdominal surgery shortly after giving birth, according to a study by Leiden's UMC. In 30 percent of these cases the woman loses her uterus, NU.nl reports. 

According to doctor Tom Witteveen, who will be awarded a PhD for this research on Wednesday, these caesarean sections can lead to the uterus rupturing, severe internal bleeding or strong vaginal bleeding. Abdominal surgery often hapens directly after childbirth. 40 percent of these cases involve women who just had their first child. 

Nov 1 '16 11:55

27 percent of freelancers and self-employed in the Netherlands do not have sufficent financial resources or insurance to provide an income for themselves should they be unable to work due to disability, according to a report published by the Central Planning Bureau (CPB) on Monday, ANP reports.

Just over half of self-employed and freelancers have sufficient possibilities to get a replacement income on the level of a disability benefit. One in 20 have no posibilities of providing a mininum income and will likely have to depend on welfare should they be unable to work.

nursing home elderly
Nov 1 '16 07:49

The Healthcare Inspectorate added three new nursing homes to its black list. Cato from The Hage, Care Residence Zonnestraal from Hilversum and Avondrust in Veenendaal all performed below par and are now under increased supervision, AD reports.

Oct 31 '16 08:19

Emergency services found the body of a man in a garage on Nieuwevaartweg in Amsterdam-Oost just after midnight on Sunday. So far nothing is known about the cause of the man's death or his identity, the police said in a statement.

Officers found also found a man and woman in the building who were both ill. They were rushed to the hospital. Another two men were found in the building. Both were arrested for questioning.

The fire department made numerous measurements and did several tests and concluded that carbon monoxide poisoning is not behind the death. 

Smoke released by a massive fire at wax factory Koster keunen in Bladel
Oct 28 '16 08:18

No hazardous substances were released in the fire that started in wax factory Koster Keunen in Bladel on Thursday night, the police said on Friday. Loca residents were evacuated and spent the night in a hotel, Omroep Brabant reports.

The fire in industrial park De Sleutel on Raambrug is still burning. Firefighters are keeping it under control, but is letting the building burn. The presence of so much natural wax means that extinguishing it makes no sense. A number of companies on the terrain will not open on Friday.

Oct 27 '16 12:50

D66 parliamentarian Pia Dijkstra is worried about high suicide rates among gay and transgender young people. She is calling on the government to come up with effective measures to prevent young people in this group ending their lives prematurely, the Telegraaf reports. 

vindicat
Oct 27 '16 12:10

A student who sustained a brain injury during hazing at the Groningen student association Vindicat decided to file charges against the association, the Public Prosecutor announced, RTL Nieuws reports.

The young man when another student stood on his head. 

Oct 26 '16 15:10

According to consumers association Consumentenbond, the Dutch health insurers have more than 3.3 billion euros in "extra" reserves, even though they're making less profits. The association calls on the insurers to stop "hoarding unnecessarily" and "do everything to reduce the premium increases", ANP reports.

Figures from last year show that the four big insurers CZ, VGZ, Achmea and Menzis made half the profit they did in 2014. "But the four still managed to put 307 million into the reserve port in 2015", Bart Combee, director of the Consumentenbond said.

Oct 26 '16 13:20

The VVD is very much against setting a minimum age to qualify for euthanasia after a full or completed life. In a parliamentary debate on the government's plan, VVD parliamentarian Arno Rutte called it inappropriate because it would make people who reach that age feel uncomfortable with the idea that their lives are now "complete", the Telegraaf reports.

infant first aid
Oct 26 '16 10:12

Young parents in the Netherlands are flocking to first aid courses. They want to be able to save their child's life in case of an emergency, De Stentor reports.

Between 2013 and 2016 the number of people taking first aid courses in the country increased from 9 thousand to about 65 thousand. Belinda van der Graag of Red Cross Netherlands attributes the growth mainly to increased publicity the Red Cross gave to first aid in recent years.

Ambulance
Oct 25 '16 12:50

A 20-year-old Dutch woman and a 24-year-old German were killed in a traffic accident in Australia. Two other Dutch women survived the crash, but were injured, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to newspaper AD on Sunday.

The accident happened near Pardoo, in western Australia, on Saturday. The car went off the road and rolled. The four passengers were on holiday together in Australia. 

The other two Dutch women in the car, age 20 and 21 years old, were injured. According to the West Australian, they are in critical, but stable condition. 

Oct 25 '16 12:47

An increasing number of students are in need of psychological help, but student psychologists are scarce at a number of higher education institutions, according to a study into the avilability and accessibility of student psychologists in higher education. The study was performed by student organization ISO and the Dutch institute for psychologists NIP, Metro reports.

Frans Jozef van der Heijden on the far right
Oct 25 '16 08:14

Former CDA parliamentarian Frans Jozef van der Heijden and his wife ended their lives together on Friday at the ages of 78- and 76-years respectively. They explain their decision to do so in an obituary published in newspaper AD on Tuesday.

Oct 24 '16 11:30

An increasing number of students are in need of psychological help, but student psychologists are scarce at a number of higher education institutions, according to a study into the avilability and accessibility of student psychologists in higher education. The study was performed by student organization ISO and the Dutch institute for psychologists NIP, Metro reports.

Ambulance
Oct 24 '16 10:49

A 20-year-old Dutch woman and a 24-year-old German were killed in a traffic accident in Australia. Two other Dutch women survived the crash, but were injured, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to newspaper AD on Sunday.

The accident happened near Pardoo, in western Australia, on Saturday. The car went off the road and rolled. The four passengers were on holiday together in Australia. 

The other two Dutch women in the car, age 20 and 21 years old, were injured. According to the West Australian, they are in critical, but stable condition. 

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