Health

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Aug 7 '14 12:32

Residents of Ganzendiep and Ijssellaan streets in Lelystad are considering a signature drive to urge their local council to do something about the mosquitoes that are terrorizing their neighborhood.

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Jul 31 '14 11:32

Dozens of people have suffered serious barbecue relate injuries in the past four months, causing concerns with the Dutch Burn Wounds Foundation.

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Jul 29 '14 07:37

A farmer in Zuidschermer in Noord-Holland died on Monday evening after being attacked by a bull of his.

Chef
Jul 22 '14 14:44

Last year, 458,000 workers were physically or mentally injured due to an accident at work, and almost half of these lost one or more days of work. Most accidents happened in the catering sector.

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Jul 14 '14 12:14

A 69-year-old Dutch national died on the French island Corsica on Sunday when the small aircraft he was in crashed.

Chemotherapeutic agents
Jul 10 '14 11:25

Cancer patient Nol van Bekhoven was told that he had until the Spring to live according to Dutch doctors. He has survived past Spring and well into Summer, and is even tumor-free after going to Belgium for treatment, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Sandwich
Jul 7 '14 10:14

The Netherlands Food and Wares Authority (NVWA) has developed a new app to inform consumers of the cleanliness ratings of the restaurants that they visit. This app is available from today and can be accessed with a smartphone as well as through the NVWA website.

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Jul 2 '14 16:02

Lasst year, asbestos treatment companies were fined for violating rules twice as many times as in 2012. The SZW Inspection, formerly the labour inspection, discovered 433 cases of violation in 2013. This was just over 200 in the previous year.

Doctor
Jul 2 '14 10:31

Patients are experiencing difficulties registering with another doctor. According to research from patients' federation NPCF, one in three patients actually succeed in finding a new doctor. Often, the wanted general practitioner will not accept new patients, or the patient lives in the wrong postal code area.

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Jun 30 '14 08:21

Police in Andijk are investigating an accident with a quad late Saturday that has claimed the lives of two boys.

Jun 27 '14 15:00

The Cabinet and Parliament have approved plans for hospitals to start making profits, which will be paid out to investors, such as pension funds. This plan from Minister Edith Schippers of Health received support from governing parties VVD and PvdA, as well as D66.

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Jun 25 '14 15:21

Consumer organization Foodwatch wants to stop marketing of food at schools. Food companies should not be allowed to use daycares and schools for their ads. Foodwatch is petitioning for this to stop.

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Jun 25 '14 13:51

Health care insurance companies have been afforded a new policy option in which they only pay for specialist care or psychologists which are under contract with them. This policy can be cheaper for insurers, and will be introduced in 2016.

e-joint
Jun 24 '14 17:05

Completely harmless, no dangerous substances, and in a variety of flavors, the e-joint is taking the European market by storm with the company behind the product rolling out 10,000 units daily, according to distributors E-Njoint B.V. Capitalizing on the success of the e-cigarette, the Delft based business has claimed to have invented the world’s first electronic joint though it is sold without using any THC, the psychoactive aspect of marijuana.

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Jun 23 '14 16:21

A 12-year-old girl in Hengeloo died today when she was run over by a tractor.

MRI
Jun 20 '14 14:26

The Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen has announced that it is building three special operation rooms in which cancer diagnoses will take no longer than a day. Cancer patients will no longer have to wait up to two weeks to hear whether malignant cells have receded.

Jun 6 '14 10:41

The Cabinet has signed a deal allowing healthcare insurers to choose whether or not to insure healthcare providers who are not under contract, a law which will be introduced per 2016. Previously, this was mandatory. Coalition parties PvdA and VVD signed with opposition parties D66, ChristenUnie and SGP, De Volkskrant reports.

Jun 4 '14 07:56

A large-scale fire raged at the Shell site in Moerdijk, Brabant last night after an explosion in a disused reactor. Mayor Jac Klijs reports that two people have been injured. According to the municipality, the area is now safe, and the fire has been put out.

Jun 3 '14 12:13

Researchers from the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen have discovered that chronic sleep deprivation could increase the risk of Alzheimer's. The results of their research has been published in JAMA Neurology journal.

Jun 3 '14 10:16

Health Minister Edith Schippers wants to introduce a new, cheaper health insurance policy that would allow insurers to decide which doctor or care institution the patient should go to.

Therapy
Jun 2 '14 13:49

Union Abvakabo FNV and employers' organization Jeugdzorg Nederland say that there are thousands of youth care co-workers' jobs at stake now that the Cabinet is cutting almost €500 million from youth care. They plead for a job pool for youth care.

Jun 2 '14 08:40

General Practitioners will be on strike Wednesday afternoon in protest against the impending change in legislation that would see the free choice of doctor disappear from the Health Insurance Law, the Telegraaf reports.

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May 30 '14 14:24

A two-year-old boy miraculously survived this morning when his father held him and jumped to his death from a 13-story building in Tilburg.

Hay fever
May 27 '14 14:53

The Netherlands is overwhelmed by an "unprecedented" flood of hay fever cases, and allergists are working overtime, De Persdienst (The Press Service) reports.

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