A positive test for bird flu has led the Dutch government to ban the transportation of all poultry products nationwide, the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced Sunday. The ban affects the distribution of poultry, eggs, poultry manure and used bedding from poultry farms, and similar items are banned from mixed farms.
Twenty of the 600 thousand children who were vaccinated against swine flu in 2009, have contracted the severe sleeping sickness narcolepsy. This is evident from reports received by the side effects center Lareb.
Nearly 4.5% of all people in the Netherlands have been diagnosed diabetes, up from 2.5% in 2002. The large increase is due to a spike in the rate of people with type two diabetes, Statistics Netherlands reported this week.
Five people were hurt by carbon monoxide poisoning in Rotterdam last night.
Some of the former employees of Defense who worked with the carcinogenic chromium paint CARC will receive financial compensatio
For one day last week, broadcasters in the Netherlands worked to drum up support for giro 555, a program that sees the country's radio and television firms team up behind a single cause. The effort appears to have paid off, with viewers and listeners contributing €1,450,779.
The Netherlands' second-largest health insurer, VGZ, has said the premium they will charge for the mandatory basic health insurance package will rise between six and 14 percent next year. The firm offers three different basic insurances, which will cost between €97.95 and €113.95 per month.
Doctors in the Netherlands will likely refuse to fit women for intrauterine birth control devices as they will only be able to recover just over €18 for the procedure. The Ministry of Health has slashed the price insurers will be required to pay general practitioners from €55, beginning next year.
According to foundation Wakker Dier, people who it shrimp or fish species that are farmed in Southeast Asia, have a greater chance to be infected with bacteria resistant to many antibiotics.
According to Zorgkiezer.nl, the rates at hospitals for the same treatment varies significantly. For example, the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam charges nearly double what the Slotervaart Hospital does.
The latest trend seems to be running in conjunction with meditation. The number of people who run is still increasing. The popularity of running in groups led by a trainer has also grown.
According to the six clinical hospitals that together perform the most cancer treatments in the Netherlands, the cancer care in our country could be better.
Euthanasia Doctors sometimes give in too quickly to the claims of patients that they are suffering unbearably. It can therefore not be ruled out that in the Netherlands euthanasia is granted to people who still had years to live.
Minister Edith Schippers' subsidy regulation to encourage medical specialists to work as an employee, has failed. Only in 3 of 67 hospitals did self employed specialists partnerships decide to disband in favor of permanent employment.
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.
Wakker Dier is starting a campaign today to remove battery farmed chicken from stores, targeting supermarkets and now Keurslager.
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).
State Secretary of Health Martin van Rijn has received a lot of criticism over the failing care for people with dementia.
The Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital in Amsterdam announced yesterday that at least 6 of their patients have been infected with the norovirus.
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.
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.
Pediatricians are calling for a ban on energy drinks for children under 13 years of age.
Nearly one million Dutch people are suffering from burnouts caused by stress.