Health

Police officers and paramedics at the scene of an incident
Sep 27 '16 10:16

Nine people were hospitalized on Monday night after they sustained carbon monoxide poisoning on the Troelstrakade in The Hague, the fire department said on Twitter.

Sep 27 '16 08:53

The first health insurer announced its premium increase for 2017 to the Telegraaf on Tuesday. DSW is increasing its premiums from 98.75 euros to 108 euros per month - an increase of 9.4 percent, much higher than the 3.5 percent the government predicted on Budget Day.

Sep 21 '16 14:10

Supermarket chain Jumbo is removing various beef tartar products, rissole and steak du boeuf from its shelves as the meat products may contain the E.coli bacteria, the supermarket chain announced on Wednesday

Sep 20 '16 15:00

Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health believes the own risk healthcare deductibles of at least 385 euros per year are "quite justifiable", she said in NRC on Monday. According to her, parties speaking out against the deductibles are "not giving a fair representation of the situation."

Sep 20 '16 11:50

Volkert van der Graaf no longer has to undergo psychiatric treatment, the court iin The Hague ruled on Tuesday. According to the court, Van der Graaf does not have any psychiatric problems to be treated

Sep 19 '16 15:30

Within the next year a center for euthanasia in children will open in the Netherlands, professor of pediatrics Eduard Verhagen predicted to Dutch newspaper AD, who calls him the authority in the field of child euthanasia.

Sep 19 '16 14:00

Some 50 students studying the Bachelor Medical Care course at the HAN University of Applied Science are taking their school to court. According to the students, their studies were massively delayed due to HAN's negligence in registering them on the database for accredited health workers

Sep 16 '16 11:00

A recent study by AMC revealed that showering in cold water really is good for you. Sick leave for people who shower cold in the mornings is 29 percent lower than those who take a warm shower, according to the study

Sep 16 '16 10:30

The Center for Human Drug Research in Leiden will soon start testing medicines on young children, elderly people and psychiatric patients in an effort to fully understand the effects and side effects medicines have on the people they are intended for

Sep 16 '16 09:55

Babies should be vaccinated against the Rotavirus, a number of experts said in the Volkskrant on Friday. Every year six or seven children in the Netherlands die after being infected with the virus and an estimated 5 thousand children a year end up in the hospital.

Sep 16 '16 09:37

Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations is back at work from today after two months recovering from a successful open heart surgery.

Sep 16 '16 08:00

A massive 4,495 people in the Netherlands decided that they do not want to be organ donors after all since the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of parliament, adopted a new donor law on Tuesday. According to figures from the Ministry of Public Health, these organ donors withdrew their consent for their organs to be used after their death

Sep 15 '16 14:30

Tilburg Mayor Peter Noordanus decided to allow patients using medical marijuana to grow it themselves at their homes in the city, he wrote in a letter to the patients group for medicinal marijuana users PGMCG. Strict conditions will be set on the cannabis growing

Swing
Sep 15 '16 12:20

Nearly half of rape victims were previously sexually abused or assaulted, according to a survey among 300 rape victims by the Center Sexual Violence Utrecht

Sep 14 '16 15:30

On Tuesday the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, adopted a legislative proposal that gives insurers the ability to look at the medical records of patients if they suspect fraud is being committed. This can be done without the patient's consent, provided that the patient is informed no later than three months after the fact, Motherboard reports.

Sep 14 '16 13:55

The life expectancy for the average Dutch is increasing, according to actuarial society AG. The life expectancy of a girl born in 2016 is no 93 years, and that of a boy is 90.1 years. In 2014 it was 92.5 years for a girl born that year and the same 90.1 years for a boy

Sep 14 '16 11:50

More and more Dutch are confused about what exactly falls under the healthcare deductibles they have to pay, according to a study done by TNS NIPO on behalf of health insurer VGZ

Sep 14 '16 09:51

On Tuesday the Dutch lower house of parliament voted in a new law on organ donation with an extremely close 75 votes for and 74 votes against. PvdD parliamentarian Frank Wassengberg planned to vote against, but arrived too late for the vote. If he'd been on time, there would have been an equal number of for and against votes and the bill would not have passed.

Sep 13 '16 13:30

Air quality in the Netherlands will be very bad in the coming days, public health institute RIVM warns. The institute therefore decided to issue a smog warning effective until Friday

ADO Den Haag teddy toss at De Kuip in Rotterdam, 11 Sept 2016
Sep 13 '16 12:30

In a massive act of kindness during the Eredivisie match between Feyenoord and ADO Den Haag in Rotterdam on Sunday, ADO fans showered hundreds of teddy bears on sick children seated in the tier below them.  Some ADO Den Haag supporters found out that Feyenoord invited patients from the Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam to come watch the match in De Kuip Stadium, and that they'd be sharing the away end with these patients. On Twitter the group of supporters called on the other ADO supporters to make this day an extra special day for the kids. "A call to all away supporters.

Sep 13 '16 12:00

Pregnant women and young mothers still deal with discrimination in the work place, but only one in seven of them actually report it t their employer or union. This is because they don't expect any result from filing a complaint, according to a study by TNS NIPO among a thousand pregnant women between March 2012 and March 2016

Sep 8 '16 12:45

Reports that the nuclear reactor in Petten's safety is not up to standard has Dutch parliamentarians concerned. The PvdA, D66, GroenLinks and SP all want responsible Ministers Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs and Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and environment to order an investigation

Suicide
Sep 7 '16 11:45

An experiment on preventing suicides was launched in seven regions in the Netherlands on Wednesday. The regions involved all joined the Suicide Prevention Action Network, an initiative of suicide prevention institute 113Online

Sep 7 '16 11:10

A group of medical professionals filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Public Health over uncertainty surrounding prescription of the so-called abortion pill

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