Health

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.

Mar 3 '14 15:25

An explosion forced a dozen occupants of an apartment complex on the 'Oude Vismarkt' in Zwolle out of their homes. Around 5:45 Monday morning an explosion blew out the façade of a 'shoarma' establishment on the ground floor. The explosion was followed up by a fire.

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Mar 3 '14 11:13

The Netherlands has issued a warning against traveling to violence prone areas in Ukraine, in the wake of the country’s stand-off with Russia.

Mar 3 '14 06:46

Eight people became stranded on a sandbank on Sunday. They were saved when the Royal Dutch Rescue Society (KNRM) came into action.

Mar 2 '14 04:32

Several people, among whom some children, were traumatized by the horrific scene that unfolded itself in front of their eyes, when a man covered himself in a flammable liquid and set himself on fire at the entrance of a supermarket on the Aagje Dekenstraat in Vlissingen, Friday.

Mar 1 '14 04:33

Erasmus MC in Rotterdam published its mortality rate after all, just not the way it was required. The hospital chose to publish alternative rates instead, in a way that would picture a more relevant view of the statistics.

Feb 28 '14 04:33

In the past 6 years the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) has spiked, and with it the number of lives saved.

Feb 28 '14 04:31

Some 40,000 chickens on a Swifterban farm in Flevoland need to be euthanized, according to European regulations, because an inspection found bird flu present, according to the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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Feb 27 '14 07:24

An 81-year old diabetic woman from Haarlem passed away after being stuck under a couch for four days.

UMC Utrecht
Feb 26 '14 10:29

A new study conducted under leadership from UMC Utrecht has discovered that the chance for the elderly to develop lung infections can be greatly reduced by a vaccine.

Frustration
Feb 26 '14 09:28

The financial crisis seems to have affected not only the economy, but society as well as new research from the Erasmus University shows.

Feb 25 '14 04:35

VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) received considerably more requests for gender surgery at the start of this year than in the first few weeks in 2013. Due to insufficient funding the hospital can not accommodate any new patients.

Feb 24 '14 19:27

A 15-year-old teen from Rotterdam, Felix, became the hero of Mühlbach am Hochkönig, a village in Austria, where his family was vacationing, when he saved his family and 3 other families they were vacationing with from a fire.

Feb 20 '14 04:31

State Secretary of Environment, Mansveld, adopted the recommendation of the Health Council to issue a large-scale study of health risks of pesticides. In 2015 and 2016 everybody who lives near agricultural areas will receive an invitation for a screening, announced Mansveld.

Feb 18 '14 15:10

The wife of a barge captain was mortally injured this morning when she fell overboard between two ships during anchoring of the ship in Dodewaard.

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Feb 18 '14 07:55

High Schoolers have been posed very explicit questions about their sexuality by the GGD, causing outrage among parents.

Feb 17 '14 14:01

The Italian company, Fiorucci, pulled 4,230 packages of 80 gram Salame Milano off the shelves in the Netherlands because they may be contaminated with E.coli. Albert Heijn is the only Dutch supermarket carrying the product.

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