Health

Feb 13 '14 04:33

The founder of 2theloo, 44-year-old Eric Treurniet, lost his life in a car crash last week Friday on a freeway in Belgium, after barely realizing his dream to expand his creation to all continents. During heavy rains Treurniet lost control over the wheel of his Porsche and crashed into a pole.

Feb 13 '14 04:31

Half of the youth younger than 16, who bought cigarettes in 2013 was never asked for their ID, as evidenced by a survey of TNS-NIPO, one of the oldest market research agencies in the Netherlands.

Feb 12 '14 15:19

The Belgian parliament is debating Wednesday afternoon whether to drop the age limit for an euthanasia request. Young teens are rarely euthanized.

Feb 12 '14 08:40

Children at the Verhoeff-Rollmannschool in Bodegraven aren't allowed to play chase anymore after a safety probe has deemed it too dangerous.

Feb 11 '14 15:41

Men who are overweight are at higher risk of erectile dysfunction and loss of libido, which in turn is a precursor of cardio vascular diseases within 2-5 years, according to Urologist Herman Leliefeld.

Feb 11 '14 07:40

In 2013, more people with a psychiatric disorder have received euthanasia, according to minister Edith Schippers.

Feb 11 '14 06:59

The first day of Q-fever examinations has begun in Herpen, which has drawn a large number of people to get their blood tested.

Feb 10 '14 16:21

Two Dutch men went missing in Ireland, during a stroll in the Southern county of Cork, according to reports from Irish media, Monday.

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Feb 9 '14 23:15

A 26-year-old man is dead following a horrific fireworks accident at a football match in Veendam Sunday evening.

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Feb 9 '14 11:20

The grieving fathers of two girls who died from carbon monoxide poisoning last year have taken to social media to urge authorities to make detectors mandatory.

Feb 7 '14 16:43

A bus with 47 passengers crashed 120 yards down into a ravine, killing 14 people, among whom a 26-year-old Dutch woman from Vorstenbosch, reported police Friday.

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Feb 7 '14 13:33

The man who died Wednesday night during a fireworks mishap in The Hague, has been identified as Mike Vrickx, a 32-year-old former youthworker from Westlandse Monster who jokingly called himself Mike 'Hardcore'.

Feb 6 '14 15:40

A dangerous chemical, Acrylonitril, leaked from an empty railway tank wagon, Thursday, in the "Kijfhoek" railway yard in Zwijndrecht.

Feb 5 '14 16:46

Dutch of Moroccan descent are more likely to be misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, according to psychiatrist Tekleh Zandi who got her PhD at the University of Amsterdam this week.

Feb 4 '14 12:03

Pediatricians, academic hospitals and parents are resisting a law proposal about medical research on children.

Feb 4 '14 04:35

The number of cancer diagnosis in the Netherlands in 2013 (101,500) remained almost the same as the year before (100,800), according to a preliminary estimate of the Integral Cancer Center Netherlands (IKNL), based on data from the Dutch Cancer Registration (NKR).

Feb 4 '14 04:31

In a joint effort to stop the waste of food, The Netherlands Nutrition Centre Foundation and supermarket chain Albert Heijn (AH) are distributing 1 million measuring cups to help calculate the right portion, starting today.

Feb 3 '14 15:51

A 53-year-old man from Halle, Belgium crashed with his Delta flyer this morning in Zoutelande, Walcheren, leaving him critically injured.

Feb 3 '14 13:50

The crew of an Airbus 321 of Air France reported smoke fumes, Monday morning, only several minutes before initiating the descent. Schiphol sounded the alarm and deployed full force emergency services as a precaution.

Feb 1 '14 04:32

The corpse of a 67-year-old man was found in a home on the Veeteeltstraat in Amsterdam East, Tuesday January 28, who's been dead since at least 2011, according to police reports.

Jan 31 '14 04:31

The (Universitair Medisch Centrum) UMC Utrecht inserted two extendable corrective rods in the back of a child with scoliosis, making repetitive surgery unnecessary. It's the first time the technique is applied in the Netherlands.

Jan 28 '14 14:57

In 2012, four in 10 Dutch had overweight, while one in 10 had a severe form of obesity, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

Jan 28 '14 10:47

A clinic in the northern Dutch city of Hoorn is currently testing close to 300 patients for possible infection with the VRE-bacteria.

Jan 24 '14 16:05

A first report of a fatality due to the use of the NuvaRing, a plastic ring that is inserted vaginally as a means for birth control, has been registered by Lareb, an organization that keeps track of side effects of pharmaceuticals, according to the Argos program.

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