Health

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Nov 7 '14 07:54

Treatments at the dentist and orthodontist will be cheaper next year. The Dutch Healthcare Authority has determined new maximum rates that will take effect on July 1st, 2015.

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Nov 6 '14 11:56

Wakker Dier is starting a campaign today to remove battery farmed chicken from stores, targeting supermarkets and now Keurslager.

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Nov 6 '14 10:07

An elderly couple, who is reliant on care, is going to court because of the reforms in health care. They are supported by the umbrella organization for the chronically ill and disabled, Ieder(in).

Nov 5 '14 14:47

State Secretary of Health Martin van Rijn has received a lot of criticism over the failing care for people with dementia.

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Nov 5 '14 09:19

The Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital in Amsterdam announced yesterday that at least 6 of their patients have been infected with the norovirus.

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Nov 5 '14 08:20

The Cooperating Aid Agencies (Samewerkende Hulporganisaties - SHO) have announced that they will raise money in a national relief effort in the fight against Ebola via Giro 555.

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Nov 3 '14 12:42

The number of deaths because of carbon monoxide poisoning is increasing because of mistakes in the installation of new central heating boilers. Tjibbe Joustra, President of the Safety Board, says that installers are often not qualified.

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Nov 3 '14 09:37

Pediatricians are calling for a ban on energy drinks for children under 13 years of age.

Nov 3 '14 08:56

Nearly one million Dutch people are suffering from burnouts caused by stress.

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Nov 3 '14 08:28

Late last week the six suppliers, who provide over a million pieces of fruit to more than 350 thousand students every week, notified schools that they will no longer be delivering the Schoolfruit.

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Nov 2 '14 11:53

Police officers narrowly saved a woman in her house in Bakkeveen from asphyxiation last night.

Oct 31 '14 12:45

According to the Dutch Association Soft Drinks, Water, Juices (FWS), people in the Netherlands drank millions of liters more tap water in 2013.

Oct 31 '14 11:00

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) is going to use portable devices to take air samples to help inspectors determine whether the smoking ban has been violated.

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Oct 31 '14 07:51

On Thursday the Ministry of Defense released over 500 documents relating to the issues surrounding chrome paint.

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Oct 30 '14 10:25

Residents of Utrecht is getting rid of their old diesel cars. From January 1st these cars will not be allowed to enter the city center.

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Oct 30 '14 09:25

According to figures from Statistics Netherlands, the chance of women dying during pregnancy or childbirth has become ten times smaller since the 1950's. From 2007 less than ten women die during pregnancy or childbirth per year.

Oct 29 '14 10:10

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Oct 29 '14 09:37

Employers are increasingly only hiring employees who look fit and vital.

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Oct 29 '14 08:46

Since the cut backs in mental healthcare (GGZ) in 2012, the waiting lists have grown, causing the gravity of psychological stress to increase and more emergency admissions to occur.

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Oct 28 '14 10:55

Alec Momont of the TU Delft has designed an unmanned, autonomous navigating mini plane that can quickly deliver a defibrillator on the spot where it is needed.

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Oct 28 '14 08:42

According to Parliament Member Gerard Schouw, the more than 170 labels currently found in stores are too confusing. The D66 is arguing for a single label in the form of a stop light.

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Oct 28 '14 08:10

A Liberian asylum seeker was on his way to Brussels, from where he would be deported back to Liberia, when he got the surprising news that he can remain in the Netherlands.

The man had repeatedly appealed against his deportation because of the Ebola epidemic prevailing in his country, but all his requests were denied.

A ruling by the court in Roermond prevented the deportation of the 31 year old man, his lawyer confirmed. Last week the court in Den Bosch ruled that he must be returned to Liberia despite the Ebola epidemic.

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Oct 27 '14 09:06

The Amsterdam police are searching for the parents of a newborn baby who was found in an underground garbage container on Saturday night. The woman who found the baby still can't believe it.

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Oct 26 '14 14:42

A newborn baby was rescued from an underground garbage container overnight after someone walked by the bin and heard the girl crying. Paramedics, firefighters and police raced to the Fritz Conijnstraat in Amsterdam West at about 4:15 a.m. and found the days-old child upset, but in otherwise fair condition.

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