Health

Oct 30 '13 11:58

Food watchdog Foodwatch said that the National School Breakfast is advertising, marketing and promotion of children's unhealthy eating, reports ANP.

Oct 29 '13 11:46

Dutch company Royal Philips has teamed up with Israel-based RealView Imaging Ltd. to conduct a clinical study.

Oct 29 '13 00:02

A 17-year-old girl from Zealand died from the measles. She was not vaccinated, reports the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

Oct 28 '13 09:06

A new study reveals that mortality rate for children with HIV is low in the Netherlands compared with other industrialized countries.

Oct 26 '13 00:05

A warning went out in various refugee centers not to pick and eat mushrooms. This week, at least seven refugees were hospitalized after eating mushrooms.

Oct 26 '13 00:04

Pharmaceutical Company Novo Nordisk recalls 100,000 insulin pens. They may contain the wrong amount of diabetes medication.

Oct 25 '13 12:25

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the mayor of Beijing, China, to solve the city’s smog problem.

Oct 25 '13 02:10

At least 27 women in the Netherlands may have died from side effects from the controversial contraceptive Diane-35.

Oct 23 '13 01:30

Two puppies, imported from Bulgaria, had rabies. The dogs were euthanized last weekend, reported the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) Tuesday.

Oct 22 '13 03:18

The foundation Victims Cosmetic Physicians is pleased with the decision of Minister Schippers make the rules for purely aesthetic cosmetic procedures stricter. It is too easy to undergo a procedure to look more beautiful, according to the Minister.

Oct 18 '13 00:03

The number of Dutch with an HPV infection has increased since the 90s. Especially in young girls between 15 and 24 years, the number of infections increased, reported the VUmc Thursday.

Oct 16 '13 05:47

In Amsterdam and Amstelveen a total of sixteen people from five different houses have been taken to the hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

In Amsterdam Nieuw West seven people from two different houses at the Theodorus Dobbestraat were taken to the hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Oct 4 '13 02:58

The expensive drugs for the rare diseases Pompe and Fabry will still be reimbursed after this year by the basic health insurance, reports Minister Schippers to the House.

Oct 3 '13 05:35

It is expected that of al the Dutch older than 15, 25% or even slightly less will smoke this year. This was stated by State Secretary Martin van Rijn, during a debate on smoking in the House.

In 2012 the number of smokers was 26%. This were a total of 3.6 million people. Although a decrease of 1% doesn’t look that big, counted in number of people it is a considerable number of people who quit smoking.

Oct 2 '13 00:25

1 out of 5 women with breast cancer and clean lymph nodes in the armpit do not need chemotherapy after surgery. Therefore, they should all be offered a genetic tumor test, according to Sabine Linn, professor and medical oncologist at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital. She is involved in the study of the test.

Oct 2 '13 00:24

The Utrecht University calls for a periodic inspection for pets. According to the University Clinic for Companion Animals (UKG) there is too little attention for cancer in animals. We noticed we are only called upon when the cancer is already in a very late stage, states surgeon Jolle Kirpensteijn of the UKG.

Oct 1 '13 03:15

45 hospitals get the new label senior friendly hospital. Several elderly organizations joined forces to develop the new label. 130 hospitals were submitted to the test.

Sep 27 '13 02:11

Couples of whom one of the two is HIV-infected may under certain conditions have unprotected sex with each other. This is a new position that HIV practitioners in Netherlands have on the issue. Condition is that the HIV-infected partner consistently takes retroviral drugs.

Sep 26 '13 02:26

MS patients fear an important medication for their condition will soon no longer be reimbursed.

Sep 25 '13 03:22

Smaller hospitals can have a lower mortality rate if doctors monitor each other better, and the medical staff follows national guidelines, and keeps better track of patient records. The Danner committee draws this conclusion after examining the deaths of nearly 800 patients in the Ruwaard van Putten Hospital in Spijkenisse.

Sep 25 '13 02:40

A Rotterdam pharmacy has been closed down for at least a week by Healthcare Inspection. The reason is the absence of a pharmacist.

Sep 24 '13 02:04

Parents are urged to pay closer attention to their children, so they don't accidentally eat capsules with liquid detergent. The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) warns that more and more children are being treated in the hospital after swallowing so-called liquid caps. Just by sucking on them may already release detergent.

Sep 21 '13 02:57

Fewer people get an annual flu shot. According to researchers at the UMC St Radboud that is remarkable, since more and more people are eligible for a shot.

Sep 20 '13 02:09

At least 1458 people contracted the measles or still have it, reports the RIVM (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu) (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) Thursday. Since last week 110 new cases have been reported, more than twice as many as the week before.

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