Health

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Jun 14 '18 07:30

A fire broke out in a residential care center in the Utrecht town of Doorn on Wednesday night. At least 60 residents were evacuated. The fire itself was relatively easy to get under control, but it caused a lot of smoke, ANP reports.

As a precaution, various fire brigade units and a total of 14 ambulances responded to the scene. One person was taken to the hospital for examination. Some of the evacuated residents had to spend the night elsewhere. They were accommodated elsewhere in the building or with family, the local safety office said to the news wire.

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Jun 13 '18 08:39

Smokers inhale much higher doses of harmful substances than is stated on their cigarette packages, according to a study by Dutch public health institute RIVM. The researchers found that the amount of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide is at least twice as high as manufacturers claim, ANP reports.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima
Jun 11 '18 10:30

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima are grateful for all the expressions of support and sympathy they received after the , the Dutch King said upon arrival in Riga on Sunday evening. On Monday morning the King starts his state visits to the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Telegraaf reports.

Queen Maxima
Jun 8 '18 11:30

The first results of forensic investigation revealed that Inés Zorreguieta, Queen Maxima's younger sister, was not killed in a crime. This was evident from an autopsy done on Ines' body, as is customary when suicide is suspected, RTL Nieuws reports.

Queen Maxima, March 2018
Jun 7 '18 12:50

Those in the Netherlands who are suffering from depression or contemplating suicide may call counselors at Sensoor, 0900-0767 (5 ct./min.), or call their volunteers . A outside the Netherlands is available on Wikipedia.

Scabies
Jun 6 '18 12:50

Hundreds of students throughout the Netherlands have been diagnosed with scabies - a condition that causes itching and rashes - over the past months, infection expert Jan van der Have of public health institute GGD Groningen confirmed to NU.nl on Wednesday.

An electronic stethoscope
Jun 6 '18 12:10

Nearly 30 percent of doctors, medical students and medical interns in the Netherlands have faced sexual harassment during their work, according to survey by Medisch Contact and Arts in Spe. The majority of them are women, RTL Nieuws reports.

Abdelhak Nouri
Jun 5 '18 14:50

Amsterdam football club Ajax discussed various proposals with the family of footballer who sustained permanent brain damage after collapsing during a practice match last year. Among other things, the club offered permanent care for Nouri by nurses on Ajax's payroll, the Telegraaf reported on Tuesday.

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Jun 5 '18 10:50

Tablet and smartphone use can lead to nearsightedness among children, according to a study by Erasmus MC. The researchers monitored 1,000 Rotterdam children for years. At age 13 a quarter of them were near sighted, compared to 2.5 percent at age 6, RTL Nieuws reports.

Eyesight problems therefore increased over the years. Smartphones and tablets may be behind it, the researchers believe. The researchers assume that similar figures apply to children in the rest of the Netherlands. Looking at nearby objects for prolonged periods is bad for the eyes. 

Barbara Visser
Jun 4 '18 16:20

On Monday State Secretary Barbara Visser of Defense apologized for the fact that Defense employees were insufficiently protected against the health consequences of working with carcinogenic in the period 1984 to 2006. "Defense has failed", she said while presenting the results of a major investigation by the RIVM. "I am sorry.", NOS repots. 

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Jun 4 '18 15:40

Children and young people whose parents have problems want quicker action when things go wrong at home, according to the Netherlands Ombudsman for Children Margrite Kalverboer. The children also want aid providers to include them when it is decided what aid is needed, she said, ANP reports.

Hospital room
Jun 4 '18 13:00

The number of medical vacancies at Dutch hospitals doubled over the past year, resulting in longer waiting lists for surgeries, broadcaster NOS reports based on its own research into staff shortages at hospitals in the Netherlands.

Abdelhak Nouri
Jun 4 '18 08:33

The family of footballer , who sustained severe brain damage after collapsing during a practice match last year, is holding Ajax responsible for what happened to him. The family is stepping to the KNVB arbitration committee, because Ajax refuses to accept any liability for the brain damage Nouri sustained, the family's lawyer said, NOS reports.

A helicopter ambulance on Boomstraat in Schijndel after a dog attacked a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother, 1 May 2018
Jun 1 '18 12:40

A 15-year-old boy , passed away on Thursday morning, his school said on their website. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Luuk's parents, brothers and other family", secondary school Roelof van Echten College wrote, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Jun 1 '18 09:18

More than 40 percent of Syrian refugees in te Netherlands have psychological problems like depression and anxiety, according to a study by social and cultural planning office SCP. Despite these problems, they make little use of mental health care. The SCP spoke to 44 thousand Syrians who were given refugee status in the Netherlands between January 2014 and July 2016, ANP reports. 

Mountain climber
Jun 1 '18 08:54

An 18-year-old student from Apeldoorn died after being critically injured in a climbing accident in Ardennes, Belgium last week, his football club a.v.v. Columbia said on their website, RTL Nieuws reports.

The young man studied Sports and Movement at Aventus in Apeldoorn. He was taking part in a group activity of a campsite in Engreux, Belgium when the accident happened. He fell 20 meters. A helicopter rushed him to a hospital in the Liege region.

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May 30 '18 08:08

The Netherlands is heading for a record number of infections with the meningococcal  bacterium type W, also known as meningitis. So far this year 57 people ended up in intensive care and 11 people died because of this bacterium, according to figures AD received from the national institute for public health RIVM. 

Ambulance
May 29 '18 09:24

A 59-year-old man from Amstelveen died after he was resuscitated at festival 909 in Amsterdam on Saturday night. The police are investigating his cause of death, Het Parool reports.

The man collapsed at the techno festival on Nieuwe Meerlaan around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday. He was resuscitated and rushed to hospital, where he died a short time later, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper on Monday. 

The cause of the man's death is still under investigation. The police believe that drug use may have played a role, the spokesperson said to Het Parool.

A helicopter ambulance on Boomstraat in Schijndel after a dog attacked a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother, 1 May 2018
May 29 '18 09:00

A 15-year-old boy became unwell near the pier of Lauwersoog on Monday evening during a school trip. He was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to a hospital in Groningen. His current condition is unknown.

According to the Telegraaf, the boy was taken to hospital by helicopter.

The boy is from the Roelof van Echten College in Hoogeveen, RTV Drenthe reports. A group of around 40 pupils cycled from Hoogeveen to Lauwersoog on Monday evening, to get on a boat there for a school trip. The boy fell ill near the pier. 

Carton of eggs
May 29 '18 08:13

Eggs from a chicken farm in Tilligte, Overijssel were found to contain toxic pesticide fiprionil. As a result of this contamination, the farmer's over 3 thousand chickens were killed or taken away. His stock of some 45 thousand eggs was also destroyed, De Gelderlander reports.

This is the second time in less than nine months that this farmer was hit by such a disaster, according to the newspaper. The first time was in mid-August last year. 

Lonely boy
May 24 '18 09:40

More children in primary schools in the Netherlands are being bullied than parents and teachers know of. One in three bullied kids never tell their teachers, parents or friends about it, according to study 'What works against bullying' by five universities and the Trimbos Institute, RTL Nieuws reports.

About 30 percent of Dutch kids are sometimes bullied. One in 14 children are even bullied multiple times a week. A third of these bullied kids have never told anyone about it, according to the study. 

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May 22 '18 09:23

The procurement process for a machine used to treat brainstem cancer in children has been started. Six year old Tijn, who died of this cancer last year, to help pay for this device.

Pim Trommelen
May 22 '18 08:57

A young Dutch woman's call for help for her boyfriend, who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia, resulted in some 20 thousand people registering to be stem cell donors with Matchis, the Dutch center for stem cell donors.

Erasmus MC patients moved from old building to new in specially equipped trucks, 18 May 2018
May 18 '18 14:00

The nursing departments of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam are being transferred to a new building on Friday. A total of 80 patients will be transported - in their beds - from the old location Daniel den Hoed in Rotterdam Zuid to the new building on 's-Gravendijkwal in the city center. Seriously ill patients will be transported by ambulance, NU.nl reports. 

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