Health

Feb 25 '15 12:03

About 24 thousand claims from people with a personal budget have not been paid yet, according to a letter State Secretary Martin van Rijn (Health) wrote to the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament)

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Feb 24 '15 14:23

Young people who commit a sexual offense should receive a standard psychiatric examination, according to Theo Doreleijers, professor of child psychiatry of the VUmc.

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Feb 23 '15 18:06

Hundreds of psychiatrists and psychotherapists are refusing to sign contracts with health insurance providers because of their alleged interference with practices and treatment, the Volkskrant reported.

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Feb 23 '15 09:39

Young people between the ages of 16 and 24 years are increasingly taking recreational drugs when going out. The polls used are also much stronger and used more often, which makes for increased risk to health and well being. This is according to research done by the Trimbos institute.

Feb 19 '15 16:09

Over 1.1 million people in the Netherlands switched to a new health insurance provider for 2015, reveal figures released on Wednesday.

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Feb 18 '15 11:09

Doctors are less willing to grant a euthanasia request to people suffering from a psychiatric illness or dementia than to people suffering from cancer or another serious physical disorder.

Feb 18 '15 10:47

Approximately one in five hospitals in the Netherlands are struggling financially. This applies in particular to smaller hospitals, whose finances are under the most pressure.

Feb 17 '15 12:53

The health care reform drops people into trouble, is the conclusion GroenLinks Parliamenterian Corinne Ellemeet drew from a survey by TNS Nipo.

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Feb 17 '15 11:11

Erasmus MC in Rotterdam will soon be implementing volunteers to assist cancer patients in discussions with doctors. These so-called co-patients will be part of the discussions. They listen without becoming overwhelmed with emotion and represent the patient's interest, AD reports

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Feb 16 '15 17:52

Dutch and Belgian researchers have developed a new type of artificial skin for the treatment of severe burns and other large and deep wounds patients incur in procedures, like a mastectomy. The researchers then handed over the patent to the Euro Tissue Bank in Beverwijk and burn center at the University Hospital Ghent in Belgium.

Feb 16 '15 09:32

The number of children admitted to the hospital with alcohol poisoning increased last year, despite the stricter legislation.

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Feb 13 '15 13:27

A "revolutionary" new transplant method now used by the University Medical Center in Groningen (UMCG) means that 10 to 20 percent more people can get a donor organ, RTL Nieuws reports.

Feb 12 '15 19:54

Further changes to the new healthcare law proposal by Dutch health minister Edith Schippers (VVD) drew doubts and opposition after Parliament heard the amended plan on Wednesday.

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Feb 12 '15 12:58

The Levenseindekliniek helped 232 people with their request to die in 2014, 98 more than in 2013. The clinic also had 1,035 requests for euthanasia last year, substantially more than the previous year, the Levenseindekliniek announced.

Feb 12 '15 10:27

The quality of care in the nursing home where State Secretary Martin van Rijn's (Health) mother lives, has improved significantly. "The institution has done incredibly well", Van Rijn said in the television program Jinek on Wednesday.

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Feb 12 '15 10:11

Research by tandarts.nl has shown that most people's fear of a dentist started at an early age. This fear cause many people to avoid visiting the dentist on a regular basis, which results in unhealthy teeth and gums.

Feb 11 '15 18:41

Sixteen people were removed from their homes after gas and water leaks occurred on Bellinistraat in Capelle aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland early Wednesday morning. There was no damage to the affected homes and no residents were reported injured.

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Feb 11 '15 18:24

So-called flex workers operating under flexible working contracts are less satisfied with their jobs and lives than the people holding a permanent working contract, concludes the report of the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP). Flex workers are also less satisfied with the pay, training and career opportunities in the organization compared to the permanent staff.

Feb 11 '15 18:03

This winter season has seen about 900 reports of injury by Dutch skiers, equaling an increase of nine percent from the same period in the 2013-2014 season.

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Feb 10 '15 12:58

According to a study commissioned by the Longfonds, half of all schools in secondary education in the Netherlands now have a non-smoking school ground.

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Feb 9 '15 12:44

The bacterium MRSA has surfaced on the Cardiology ward at Erasmus MC, RTV Rijnmond reports. Patients on that ward have been quarantined as a precaution. The hospital employees and visitors have to wear protective clothing and have to be properly disinfected at departure.

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Feb 9 '15 10:16

A 25-year-old pregnant woman from Letland delivered her baby alone and without any help in Zandvoort last night.

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Feb 8 '15 18:30

Unpopular measures would be needed to reduce the number of injuries and deaths in traffic, suggests a new study published today by the Road Safety Research Foundation (Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Verkeersveiligheid). The measures include compulsory helmet requirements for children and the elderly, as well as moped riders. Minister of Infrastructure Melanie Schultz van Haegen does not see this happening.

Feb 6 '15 15:20

Minister Edith Schippers (Health) just announced measures for her healthcare bill in a press conference. It will become possible for insurers to charge a reduced amount against a patient's deductible if they go to a specialist that has a contract with the insurer. There will also be stricter supervision on mergers of institutions, in the revised version of the bill that was surprisingly voted down in the upper house of parliament.

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