Health

Dec 2 '13 04:31

Bird flu was detected at a poultry farm in the province of Groningen. All 10,000 laying hens on the farm in St. Annen were eliminated.

Nov 28 '13 12:28

RIVM, a public health institute in the Netherlands, said that electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are addictive and dangerous just like ordinary cigarettes, AD newspaper reports.

Nov 28 '13 04:32

Manufacturer MSD rejects the criticism of the contraceptive Nuvaring . Nuvaring users are not at higher risk of thrombosis than with other contraceptives, according to Medical Director Caroline Doornebos. MSD stands behind their product.

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Nov 27 '13 12:32

A new study reveals that doctors’ smartphones can carry viruses and bacteria and are a source of hospital infections.

Nov 26 '13 11:59

Amsterdammers drink more, smoke more cigarettes, and use more marijuana and hashish than anywhere else in the Netherlands, according to a new report by community health services organization GGD. 7,200 adults were included in the 2012 survey, which revealed that 11 percent also have feelings of deep loneliness, nearly triple the rate shown in 2000.

Nov 26 '13 04:31

Four elderly residents of nursing home The Riethorst in Geertruidenberg will be moved to an isolated location Wednesday. Last week it was announced that they have been infected with the carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella intestinal bacteria (KPC), which is dangerous for people with impaired immune systems.

Nov 21 '13 12:55

Philadelphia Zorg announced that it is slashing 900 jobs over the next two years.

Nov 18 '13 18:19

The number of people who died from medical errors in Dutch hospitals has dropped by almost half, the Netherlands institute for health services research NIVEL has said in a report that came out on Monday.

Nov 15 '13 15:16

Bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics, increasingly spread across Europe, according to new figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Nov 15 '13 04:50

Dutch women with breast implants from the French brand PIP, could be compensated

Nov 13 '13 17:06

No energy drinks, no fried snacks and no chips . The health rules Comenius Lyceum previously imposed on its canteen, cost the caterer to go broke last year. The competition from two Turkish bakeries and a nearby Albert Heijn were more than it could manage

Nov 13 '13 12:48

The Netherlands has set a new legal age to buy cigarettes in order to reduce smoking among young people.

Nov 12 '13 15:25

On November 14 a group of "naked" people will walk through the center of Amsterdam. This group is known as the Diabetes Gang, who want to point out the consequences of the disorder on World Diabetes Day

Nov 12 '13 09:06

KPN has formed partnership with Ascom Wireless Solutions to develop products for healthcare market in the Netherlands.

Nov 11 '13 16:13

Women afflicted with breast cancer have the resolve within themselves to face their fears, maintain their femininity and ultimately fight the disease with strength and dignity.

Nov 11 '13 05:59

The number of young people who ended up in hospital because of alcohol, has increased fourfold between 2001 and 2011. This is clear from the Annual Report of the National Drug Monitor of the Trimbos Institute.

Nov 8 '13 00:03

Russia and the Netherlands will jointly combat antibiotics resistance. Minister Schippers of Health came to an agreement with her ​​Russian counterpart Skvortsova. Schippers is on a trade mission in Moscow and Kazan this week.

Nov 4 '13 11:08

Dutch researcher Adriaan Tuiten and his team are seeking approval from the U.S. drugs authority FDA to perform phase three clinical trials on a pill to increase sexual desire in women, reports the Volkskrant.

Oct 31 '13 10:43

Investigators found no evidence that meat supplier Vion has been selling the factory-farmed daily meat with a better life label, Nos reports.

Oct 31 '13 02:40

Breast implants from the French brand PIP do not expose carriers to an increased health risk, reported the Healthcare Inspectorate (IGZ)Wednesday.

Oct 30 '13 11:58

Food watchdog Foodwatch said that the National School Breakfast is advertising, marketing and promotion of children's unhealthy eating, reports ANP.

Oct 29 '13 11:46

Dutch company Royal Philips has teamed up with Israel-based RealView Imaging Ltd. to conduct a clinical study.

Oct 29 '13 00:02

A 17-year-old girl from Zealand died from the measles. She was not vaccinated, reports the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

Oct 28 '13 09:06

A new study reveals that mortality rate for children with HIV is low in the Netherlands compared with other industrialized countries.

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