Health

Aug 26 '16 13:30

The case surrounding deaths of patients after receiving treatment at alternative cancer clinic Klaus Ross Center in Germany, is smaller than expected. The German and Dutch authorities are investigating five suspicious cases, not 70 as reported in the media, the German judiciary said in a press conference on Friday, according to reporter Chris van Mersbergen tweeting from the press conference.

Aug 24 '16 12:00

A man who showed up at the MST hospital on Sunday, sick and unable to identify himself, was identified on Tuesday, the police announced. On Tuesday he was well enough to take a drive around with the police and pointed out his house.

Aug 23 '16 14:20

Warm to hot weather expected for the coming days prompted national health institute RIVM to activate the National Heat Plan for the entire Netherlands. The RIVM calls on citizens to pay extra attention to remaining cool and hydrated, and to make sure vulnerable people with health problems do the same.

Aug 23 '16 11:40

The MST hospital in Twente is still looking for the family of an unidentified patient who showed up at the hospital on Sunday. Several tips were received based on a basic description of the man, though his identity remains a mystery. Privacy laws make it complicated to release a photo of the man

Aug 23 '16 11:10

The Klaus Ross Center, the German alternative cancer clinic under investigation since several patients died earlier this month, blames the death of three patients on an error made in making an infusion, founder Andre Hartel said in an interview with the Telegraaf.

Aug 23 '16 10:17

Almost all non-emergency call lines for doctors in the Netherlands are had to get hold of, according to a study by consumers organization Consumentenbond. The organization tested the waiting times for non emergency calls at 40 doctors, and 38 of them could not take the call within the legal standard of 2 minutes

Aug 22 '16 15:40

There was a significant increase in the number of complaints regarding youth care in the Netherlands during the first half of this year, according to the advice and complaint office for youth care AKJ. In the first half of 2016 there were 6,465 complaints, compared to a total of 7,404 throughout all of 2015

Aug 22 '16 15:10

The MST hospital in Enschede is urgently looking for the family of a man who showed up at the hospital's desk last night, sick and confused. The man could not say who he is

Aug 19 '16 07:35

The police are now investigating 70 deaths connected to alternative cancer clinic Klaus Ross in Germany. According to German broadcaster WDR, the police suspect these deaths may have been caused by treatment in the clinic.

Aug 17 '16 13:20

The air in Amsterdam is so polluted that residents suffer the same health detriments by breathing it that they would do from passively smoking 6.4 cigarettes, according to calculations by environmental organization Milieudefensie

Aug 15 '16 16:00

Some 450 people living around a former DuPont plant in Dordrecht received a letter inviting them to have a blood test done. These blood tests were serve as a sample for an investigation into toxic chemicals used by the company until 2012

Aug 12 '16 12:10

Kids with overweight parents are more likely to be overweight themselves than children whose parents have normal weights, according to the Health/Lifestyle Monitor by Statistics Netherlands and public health organization RIVM.

Aug 12 '16 10:29

The rat population in Amsterdam seems to be soaring - last year public heath service GGD received 17 percent more complaints about the rodent than in 2014

Aug 12 '16 09:49

Doctors in the Netherlands do not have to call the authorities if they have a patient with violent ideas in their consulting room - their professional confidentiality only lapses when there is a "concrete threat", according to doctors' federation KNMG in a guide to doctors

Aug 11 '16 15:40

Professional information and advise about health risks and vaccinations for traveling to tropical places often leaves something to be desired, according to a study by consumers association Consumentenbond. Mystery shoppers visited 20 doctors and vaccination centers and something was wrong or missing in every one of the consultations

Aug 11 '16 14:10

Achmea will have to increase their premiums, the management said in a press release with their half-year figures. According to the insurer, this "unavoidable" premium increase is necessary to absorb higher damages caused by climate change

Aug 10 '16 16:00

Professor Willem Takken of the Wageningen University believes that he can eventually completely eradicate malaria using a mosquito trap that smells like a human body. The research into the use of this trap was published in The Lancet medical journal on Wednesday

Aug 10 '16 15:30

Amsterdam hospital AMC launched an experiment with showing patients movies during surgery in order to relax them. The first patient took part in the experiment on Tuesday and found it an "enriching" experience, according to the hospital.

Aug 8 '16 16:40

Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health wants to put an end to the shortage of stem cell donors in the Netherlands and give all leukemia or other blood cancer patients a proper chance of finding a match. She therefore teamed up with the Dutch center for stem cell donors Matchis to launch a campaign to recruit new donors.

Aug 5 '16 16:20

The Dutch and German authorities are calling on all people who received treatment at the Klaus Ross Cancer Clinic to report in due to a serious and concrete health risk, the Dutch police said in a statement. This follows the recent deaths of three of the clinic's patients.

Aug 5 '16 15:20

A 59-year-old man from Almere was arrested on Thursday for performing careless and unlicensed circumcisions on young boys in the asylum center in Katwijk

Aug 4 '16 11:20

On average overweight people reach about the same age as people with a healthy weight, according to a study done by researchers from Erasmus MC in Rotterdam along with doctors from America

Aug 4 '16 10:41

Over the past five years pharmaceutical companies lost out on about 335 million euros in turnover in the Netherlands because Dutch doctors avoid prescribing expensive diabetes medications, according to research by he institute for responsible medication use IVM

Aug 4 '16 10:08

The Dutch Ministries of Public Health and Economic Affairs are looking into using blank cigarette packages without manufacturers' logos, a spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl. The ministries hope that this will make buying cigarettes less attractive and thereby discourage smoking.

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