Health

Mar 28 '14 13:17

A promising new cancer therapy is going to be tested for the first time in the world at the Dutch Cancer Institute Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL) in Amsterdam.

Mar 27 '14 09:47

Around one quarter of all burn victims that are brought to the three Dutch burn centers is under the age of five, according to research from the Burn-wounds Foundation.

Meat
Mar 26 '14 12:38

According to a new report from the Research Council for Safety, the safety of meat in the Netherlands is not guaranteed.

Mar 24 '14 20:31

Doctors fear they will no longer be able to refer youth to necessary specialists, once the cities take over the budget for youth care next year. At the same time the cities take control of youth care, the available budget is cut with 15 percent.

Mar 20 '14 10:19

IKEA's children's bed canopies are a strangulation risk, the home warehouse has announced. The company has been forced to announce a recall on any canopies sold since 1996.

Mar 19 '14 16:02

56-year-old Theo Driessen from Heelsum did not hesitate to spring into action, Tuesday evening, when he noticed a 70-year-old female driver from Wageningen in her car on the train tracks in Wolfheze, while a train was coming.

Mar 18 '14 15:43

The quality of water, used to make drinking water suffers from the changing climate, announced the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) Tuesday. The changing climate causes dry spells in the Netherlands.

Vaccine
Mar 17 '14 12:38

Parent association Boink thinks that children should be turned away from daycares if their parents make the conscious choice not to vaccinate them against illnesses such as measles.

Mar 17 '14 07:24

There was a fire in an apartment on the Merwedeplein in Amsterdam, where Anne Frank lived, on Sunday night.

Mar 16 '14 04:32

DJ John van Loon (42) was cured of tinnitus by an intensive Belgian treatment method. Van Loon, a well-known DJ and producer from Utrecht, underwent an intensive therapy with 'noise generators.'

Sleep
Mar 14 '14 14:21

Children can become overweight if they don't sleep long enough according to neurologist Hans Hamburger from the WaakSlaapCentrum in the Slotervaartziekenhuis hospital, het Parool reports.

Mar 12 '14 14:39

One out of five women who have a C-section experience problems afterwards, in some cases to the extend they want the uterus removed, even if they still have a desire for more children, according to a study by Obgyn's of VUmc in Amsterdam.

Mar 12 '14 14:15

Professor of health economics at the University of Maastricht, Wim Groot, claims healthcare insurance is too expensive. He claims a figure of about one billion per year is paid in excess.

Mar 11 '14 16:33

It has been long known that taking antidepressants can negatively affect the libido, but the effects may be long-lasting to permanent, according to a soon to be published article by Side-affects Center, Lareb.

Mar 10 '14 16:18

About 6 percent of the Dutch population, some 1 million people visited alternative healers between 2010 and 2012. Women, 30 to 65-year-olds, higher educated and supplemental insured paid more visits to alternative healers.

Mar 10 '14 15:48

33 People were injured in a rear-end collision, involving three trams, on the Breeplein in Rotterdam-Zuid, today. 12 of the injured had to be transported to the hospital with mild to severe injuries, according to a police spokesperson.

Mar 10 '14 14:05

Three trams crashed into each other on the Breeplein in Rotterdam-Zuid around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon. A spokesperson for the police says 25 people have been injured.

Mar 10 '14 08:16

Two tourists on a pedal boat got lost and found themselves in the IJ river in Amsterdam.

Mar 8 '14 04:36

Continued shortcomings in the areas of drug safety, hygiene, and infection prevention, landed the Center for Arthritis and Rehabilitation Rotterdam on the list of the Healthcare Inspectorate for increased supervision.

Mar 6 '14 19:12

A breath test can establish in as little as 6 minutes if women have breast cancer or an abnormal mammogram, according to a study by Maastricht UMC+ and the Maastro Clinic. The promising results were published today in the scientific magazine PLOS ONE.

Mar 6 '14 15:07

10 Percent of the Dutch believe it necessary to complement their diets with 'superfoods', according to a study by The Netherlands Nutrition Centre Foundation (Voedingscentrum) among 1,000 randomly selected subjects.

Mar 5 '14 13:24

Health care in 2015 will be limited to €20 on a yearly basis. Temporary government contributions subdue the premium rise for citizens and employers.

Mar 4 '14 17:02

The man, who set himself on fire, Friday evening near a bus stop, close to the entrance of a supermarket on the Aagje Dekenstraat, died Sunday. The victim was taken to the burn center in Rotterdam by trauma helicopter, critically injured.

Mar 4 '14 11:01

An ex-train driver is calling attention to the lack of empathy given to conductors in train accidents.

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