Health

Jun 23 '15 12:09

A Leeuwarden lawyer has set up a foundation where private health care providers who are experiencing problems because of the chaos surrounding the payment budget claims can come together. The lawyer plans to file a joint compensation claim against the Social Insurance Bank.

Jun 23 '15 08:52

An increasing number of homeless people do not health healthcare, resulting in people walking around without the treatment they need.

Jun 23 '15 08:28

GGD Amsterdam has launched a medical study on Prep - a pill that can prevent infection with HIV - among gay men and transgenders. Those interested in joining the study can apply on the GGD Amsterdam website, Soa Aids Nederland reports.

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Jun 22 '15 13:23

The Dutch habit of riding bicycles means that they live 6 months longer than the non-biking world population. Biking also prevents 1 thousand deaths in the Netherlands each year.

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Jun 19 '15 11:10

This summer the Leiden University Medical Center is starting a large scale study on a new revolutionary drug that may reduce the number of migraines by 50 percent, AD reports.

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Jun 19 '15 09:20

After 17 years of research and hard work, researchers from the Amsterdam Academic Medical Center and the Cornell University in New York have take a major step in the process of developing a vaccine against the AIDS virus. They have managed to create a vaccine that work against two variants of the AIDS virus in animals.

Jun 19 '15 08:07

The Dutch Association of Pediatrics think that children under 12 years should also have the option to ask for euthanasia, provided that their suffering is unbearable and hopeless.

Jun 18 '15 11:05

The Court of Appeals acquitted ex-neurologist Ernst Jansen Steur of intentionally misdiagnosing patients on Thursday. The court gave him a 6 month suspended prison sentence for other offenses.

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Jun 17 '15 14:40

Minister Edith Schippers of Pubic Health has put the funding for the new cervical cancer screening program on hold indefinitely. This follows accusations that one of the professors involved had neglected to mention conflicts of interest.

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Jun 16 '15 11:09

The current health care system is not sufficiently adjusted to the specific characteristics of the female body as there is too little knowledge about the health differences between men and women. This leads to incorrect diagnoses, treatments that don't work and higher health care costs.

Jun 16 '15 10:40

Preventative measures such as screening has reduced the mortality rate for cervical cancer by 50 percent in the past 25 years. The mortality rate for breast cancer has been reduced by 30 percent.

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Jun 16 '15 10:17

Reporting point Diabetes Association Netherlands has received 600 complaints from diabetic patients who had to change their glucose monitor for a new - and cheaper - monitor against their wishes

Jun 16 '15 09:39

General Practitioners are increasingly treating people with serious psychological or psychiatric problems themselves. This is because referral to specialist care often does not work or is very difficult after the budget cuts for mental health.

Jun 15 '15 10:38

The majority of Dutch people has an alarming lack of knowledge when it comes to how to perform CPR and most would rather not be the one to do it. The Red Cross calls this lack of knowledge life threatening, precisely because acting quickly can be the difference between life and death.

Jun 15 '15 08:24

A professor at the VU University Medical Center, who is the driving force behind the new screening for cervical cancer, concealed business interests in that research, NRC reports based on their own research.

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Jun 11 '15 13:45

Forty percent of medical specialists want to be able to refuse treatment for patients with an unhealthy lifestyle.

Jun 11 '15 10:02

Since the advent of the national cancer registry, hundreds of fewer deaths on operating tables each year.

Jun 10 '15 16:55

It is uncertain whether the government can achieve 500 million in savings through long-term care cutbacks for the elderly and chronically ill, the Dutch Court of Audit announced Wednesday. Further investigation is needed to determine whether reducing regional disparities in care provisions can result in lower costs.

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Jun 10 '15 09:26

Every year about 70 percent of company doctors do not report work-related illnesses. Almost 50 percent of company doctors have not reported a single occupational disease in he last 10 years, the Parool reports.

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Jun 10 '15 08:58

Exposure to hormone disrupting substances, which can be found in everyday products such as pesticides, plastic packaging, BPA or canned goods, annually costs Dutch society 5.8 billion euros.

Jun 9 '15 15:30

After years of living under a haze of waste gases from the Isla refinery in the middle of Willemsad, Curacao, residents now also have to deal with a strange green substance covering the Wishi neighborhood.

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Jun 9 '15 15:00

For the first time doctors at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam are testing a promising treatment on a small group of patients suffering from mesothelioma, or asbestos cancer.

Jun 8 '15 14:00

A massive 60 percent of Dutch voters would have voted for the motion of no confidence against State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health in the latest debate on the chaos surrounding the personal budgets in healthcare.

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Jun 8 '15 09:55

The National Center for Psychological Trauma at UMC Utrecht has to deal with more and more young people who need treatment for mental health problems caused by being blackmailed with nude photos sent during sexting.

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