Health

Sep 3 '13 02:57

Minister Block needs to issue an independent research to investigate the actual human exposure to toxic substances released by pur-insulation. This is announced by the hotline TNO victims, in response to the recently published TNO report on pur.

Aug 30 '13 07:13

The number of new reports of measles is halved the last week compared to the previous week. Last week there were 64 new cases. The week before, that number was still 127. These figures were published on Thursday by the RIVM.

Since May the Netherlands has seen a growing number of measles patients. In total, since May 1226 people were infected with the disease, mostly children between 4 and 12 years.

Aug 29 '13 04:26

There will be no measures against new blood thinners that may cause gastrointestinal bleeding. This was answered by  Minister Edith Schippers of Health on Wednesday to the  House, to written questions from the SP.

In June, a study of the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam showed that the risk of bleeding with the new anticoagulants is 45 percent higher than with the current standard treatment. Blood thinners make sure that the blood remains thin enough and no blood clots will occur.

Aug 29 '13 04:08

Nearly half of the hospitals that perform stomach, esophagus, prostate, or bladder surgery did not meet the standard last year.

Aug 28 '13 01:52

The Operating rooms of the Breda Amphi Hospital are safe once again. A healthcare inspection today showed that staff clearly follow protocols and guidelines

Aug 27 '13 02:35

The RIVM (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu) (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) advises travelers to make sure they are vaccinated against polio.

Aug 27 '13 02:31

In the study, ordered by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on the drilling for shale gas, the risks to drinking water do not get enough attention. That is the conclusion of drinking water company Vitens in response to the research, performed by engineering company Witteveen+Bos.

Aug 24 '13 02:47

Health Care Inspection has taken note of several deficiencies in the Breda Amphia Hospital.

Aug 24 '13 01:38

Night club The Level stops their promotion to serve youth unlimited drinks for a fixed price. The municipality of Arnhem warned the night club they will strictly enforce the licensing and catering act.

Aug 23 '13 18:40

A disco in Arnhem served unlimited (alcoholic) beverages to youth for a fixed price this past month. The price was Euro 15 for men and Euro 12.50 for women at club The Level. The entrepreneur wanted to increase sales volume.

Aug 22 '13 20:05

In the past week the number of patients with measles has increased with 127 new occurrences. The official total of people affected is now 1162.

Aug 22 '13 01:22

73% of the product range of chicken meat sold by supermarkets consists of broiler chicken meat. Wakker Dier, a foundation that advocates for the wellbeing of animals, draws this conclusion after studying over 724 chicken products from the 10 largest supermarket chains.

Aug 21 '13 08:03

'Aerotoxic syndrome' has raised concerns in the Netherlands.

Aug 17 '13 07:47

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (De Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit / NVWA) advises the consumer of Dexaprine-slimming tablets to stop taking the medication immediately.

Aug 17 '13 06:15

A report from AMC (Academisch Medisch Centrum) in Amsterdam on Friday reveals that for the first time in the Netherlands, a patient has been treated for an infection caused by bacterium Borrelia miyamotoi following a tick bite.

Aug 16 '13 08:47

A latest study from the Netherlands found that feeling incapable at work may decrease one's chances of achieving professional accomplishment and personal happiness.

Aug 13 '13 07:06

Dutch Prince Johan Friso’s death did not come as a surprise for many as they seem to have expected it for quite sometime.

Aug 8 '13 10:31

National Heart Foundation of Australia’s recent study found that a broken heart can take a life while severe work stress may cause a fewer risks.

Aug 6 '13 09:30

A new study shows that surviving traumatic events could be beneficial in prolonging one’s life.

Aug 1 '13 08:22

From September 1 to October 31, Amsterdam will play host to the European Cancer Congress 2013.

Jul 31 '13 06:48

Soon-to-be mothers in Amsterdam are participating in activities and exercises during pregnancy to help them stay fit.

Jul 27 '13 14:44

Total Body Scan or ‘Full-Body Scan’ is a painless, non-invasive diagnostic procedure which makes use of computed tomography (CT) to obtain thin, cross-sectional, detailed X-ray images of your body. It can either be a preventive or a proactive step for any health-conscious individual.

Jul 19 '13 07:46

For older people, a daily dose of Vitamin D can be beneficial in maintaining a fit and active lifestyle and in preventing physical problems.

Jul 18 '13 08:41

Based on a latest study, the consumption of foods that have low nutritional value, usually in the form of instant, packaged snacks are associated to colorectal cancer risk.

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