Health

Mar 9 '15 12:09

Most house doctors (92 percent) who have signed a contract with health insurers are dissatisfied with the contract. This is according to a survey by the Landelijke Huisartsen Vereniging (LHV), NOS reports.

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Mar 8 '15 20:41

A dangerous variant of Escherichia coli (E. coli) has been discovered in a raw milk cheese with the brand name Roquefort. This is according to the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) based on information received from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).

Mar 6 '15 11:04

Legionella bacteria has been found in the Hilwis complex in the Rivierenbuurt in Amsterdam, Het Parool reports.

Mar 5 '15 17:23

VU Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) is organizing a premiere of the Academy Award Winning movie "Still Alice" for the contributors of VUmc's Alzheimer center and other interested parties.

Mar 4 '15 11:32

Interest organizations Ieder(in), Vereniging Gehandicapten Nederland (VGN) and parent organization BOSK are concerned about health insurance companies that do not want to pay for supervision in the classroom despite it being their responsibility, NOS reports.

Mar 3 '15 12:22

The GGD (public health service) discovered a non-contagious form of tuberculosis (TB) ina a former student of the Rotterdam Academy which corresponds with the TB bacterium found in another student of the same academy early in 2014, Hogeschool Rotterdam announced on their website.

Mar 3 '15 11:07

Minister Edith Schippers (Public Health, Welfare and Sports) presented a plan yesterday to provide patients with more and better information on the quality and cost of their healthcare.

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Mar 2 '15 13:50

Utrecht University and the World Health Organization (WHO) have joined forces to work on making affordable patent-free medicines available for developing countries, the university announced on its website today.

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Mar 2 '15 13:14

Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (Defense) has made an agreement with the military unions that (former) employees who think that their illness was caused by working with carcinogenic chromium 6 paint, can soon get a compensation of up to 15 thousand euros, NOS reports.

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Feb 26 '15 11:10

A new service from Maxima Medical Center (MMC) makes it possible for patients and visitors to ask questions to their doctors on WhatsApp, the hospital announced yesterday.

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.

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