Health

Sep 12 '14 07:40

Two Dutch doctors may be returned to The Netherlands after possibly having contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone. Though there are no current symptoms with the doctors, there is still a fear that they may have the virus, the NOS reports.

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Sep 11 '14 14:45

A new research study has shown that more than 75 percent of teenagers are experiencing so much stress that they are at risk of burning out.

Drugs
Sep 11 '14 13:05

Publication of doctoral research into the effects of so-called "lust pills" on women has been delayed by the Utrecht University after television documentary program ZEMBLA raised concerns about the independence of the committee reviewing the research. Five members of the eight-member team of researchers and evaluators have direct connections to Almere drug company Emotional Brain, the creators of two drugs meant to treat women diagnosed with sexual dysfunctions like lack of arousal. Both drugs were reviewed in the study.

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Sep 10 '14 14:37

Dutch kidney patient Razia Santoe has taken to YouTube, sending an appeal out for a kidney donor. Her advertising campaign, developed by a professional advertising agency Kessel Kramer, hopes to reach 20,000 and attract 3,000 euros within a few days so that she can spread her message to television.

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Sep 9 '14 14:59

The Foundation Youth Smoking Prevention (Rookpreventie Jeugd) is suing the Dutch government because of their existing relationship with the tobacco industry. The government will be informed of the summons today or tomorrow, AD.nl reports.

Alcohol
Sep 8 '14 11:56

According to research into alcohol usage amongst teenagers aged between 11 and 16 years of age in The Netherlands, there appears to have occurred a "spectacular" shift over the last ten years, with the binge drinking trend seemingly remaining in the past, Het Parool reports.

Sep 8 '14 10:40

Patient and doctor organizations are blowing the whistle on benefit agencies and health insurers asking unwarrantedly for patients' full medical records. They warn patients that this is not always necessary.

Sep 8 '14 07:57

Obstetricians warn that women in labor may be exposed to unnecessary dangers by the fact that there are too few obstetric units in hospitals in The Netherlands, meaning that the time it takes for them to travel from home to a hospital where they can be helped is too long.

Schiphol Airport
Sep 8 '14 07:23

The arrival of a freighter plane at Schiphol airport on Sunday afternoon caused alarm bells to ring as it was thought that there might be an Ebola patient on board. One of the crew members suddenly became ill underway.

Sep 5 '14 09:51

There are already 331,000 people in The Netherlands who are structurally unable to pay their health care insurance premiums. The number of people in default is rising, and between them there is more than €1 billion yet to be paid, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Sep 4 '14 11:15

Ministers Edith Schippers of Health and Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs have been deemed responsible for damage by around 320 Q-fever patients in The Netherlands. These patients believe that the government took too long to establish measure when the epidemic struck.

Ebola
Sep 4 '14 10:02

The Dutch branch of Doctors Without Borders in those West African countries where Ebola has broken out are now asking for military aid from The Netherlands. A spokesperson made the plea on BNR, and according to De Telegraaf, the military union VBM is positive about the possibility.

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Sep 4 '14 09:18

A Turkish doctor on the Interpol list of wanted persons for his involvement in illegal organ trading in Kosovo is believed to own a €2 million villa in Amsterdam, where he is also thought to live. This has been reported by Serbian media.

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Sep 4 '14 08:39

The Cabinet wants more attention for suicides amongst LGBT youths in The Netherlands. The D66 will plead for investigation into the motivations for young lesbian and gay men and women to commit suicide in a Parliamentary Debate with Minister Edith Schippers of Health, De Volkskrant reports.

Sep 2 '14 14:07

Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Edith Schippers will consider the recommendation made by the committee headed by Hans Borstlap that the NZa should be split up.

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Sep 1 '14 18:09

The Dutch healthcare authority NZa needs strong reforms and better management, a report commissioned by Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Edith Schippers (VVD) will reveal on Tuesday. The report, leaked to newspaper NRC, directs strong criticism at the dual mission of the organisation, which provides policy recommendations and the spervision of hospitals and insurers, claiming that the organisation is plagued by internal security leaks and undue managerial influence.

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Aug 29 '14 14:18

Water company Vitens has confirmed in an article in Trouw newspaper that they will stop using water from two sources. The sources in Nijmegen and Zutphen will eventually no longer meet the norm.

Candy
Aug 29 '14 10:34

In Sweden and Denmark, selling sweets and chocolates at the checkout counter is illegal. Now, some stores in The Netherlands are also going to relieve shoppers of that last moment of temptation by replacing fatty and sweet snacks with healthier options such as snack vegetables, nuts and rice cakes, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Aug 28 '14 16:46

Based on a study done on 39 Western countries, Dutch children are no longer the happiest children in the world. This year the lead went to Macedonia, a country that wasn't even on the list last year.

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Aug 28 '14 14:22

Wageningen University is doing a research study into the mosquito problem during the summer months.

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Aug 28 '14 11:07

In Liberia, Dutch Anneke de Kok-Quoi and her Liberian husband have started a campaign to prevent the spread of Ebola. Her message is one of sanitation, as she donates free buckets with lids for people to wash their hands with. This prevents infection. The Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Nursing Home
Aug 27 '14 11:52

Since the euthanasia law was introduced in 2002, the first euthanasia doctor might be prosecuted by the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) for granting an elderly woman assisted suicide without sufficient motivation, Trouw reports.

Doctors Without Borders
Aug 27 '14 10:40

In Amsterdam, nurse Ronald Kremer has returned from a two-week placement in Sierra Leone, working with Ebola patients in a Doctors Without Borders mission in the area. He was the first Dutch nurse in the West African region where the deadly illness has already killed 1400 people, Tubantia reports.

Aug 27 '14 09:15

Next year, the health insurance premium for a basic package will go up with €10 a month. According to sources from the Algemeen Dagblad around the budget talks, the mandatory own risk insurance will also rise per year.

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