Health

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Jan 19 '15 09:24

The review committee has assessed the euthanasia of a woman, who suffered from a severe form of tinnitus (ear ringing), as careless, De Monitor reports. The responsible physician works for the Levenseindekliniek (end of life clinic). This is the third "careless" assessment for the clinic in a yea

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Jan 16 '15 14:01

Youth's attitude towards gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people has become less dismissive in the recent years. Even though the negative conduct has decreased, there is still no complete acceptance of sexual minorities.

Jan 15 '15 16:46

Medical records from the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) that were supposed to be destroyed, ended up in the spotlight on regional broadcaster RTV Noord. The program shows the workers of the employment company Synergon handling old x-rays carelessly. Synergon has reported the theft to the police.

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Jan 14 '15 14:58

A part of the A73 highway between Nijmegen and Maasbracht is closed due to an accident involving several vehicles. One of the vehicles is a truck leaking a large quantity of hydrochloric acid. The road is closed between Linne and the junction of Het Vonderen.

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Jan 13 '15 13:29

Residents living near a paint and wallpaper warehouse in Wateringen, Zuid-Holland are advised to stay indoors after the warehouse burnt down late Monday night. Residents of two hundred houses should not go to school or work today because of the asbestos released in the fire, confirms Jaqueline den Brabander, the spokesperson for the Westland municipality told NRC.

Jan 11 '15 09:00

The removal of carcinogenic asbestos from the Royal Navy submarines will be an expensive job. On its own, the cleanup of the submarine Zeeleeuw will be a million euros, the Defence Department said earlier in the week.

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Jan 6 '15 17:35

Dutch drug manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies started testing an Ebola vaccine on humans this week. The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary produced 400,000 doses of the vaccine for large-scale clinical trials that could launch by April, the firm said in a statement.

Jan 6 '15 16:00

Nearly 1.1 million consumers in the Netherlands switched healthcare providers by January 1, according to a study by Vektis. The preliminary numbers, released by Zorgverzekeraars Nederland (ZN), show that 6.5 percent of the country made the switch, down from 7.2 percent a year earlier.

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Jan 5 '15 13:13

At least 574 people were treated for fireworks-related injuries in the Netherlands on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, according to safety firm VeiligheidNL. The organization says it is a sharp drop from last year's celebrations, when an additional 126 were hurt.

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Jan 5 '15 12:25

New legislation that would put a restrictive cap on the amount of cash bankers may collect in bonuses missed its proposed January 1 start date when last minute questions were asked by senators of coalition leader VVD. The law was previously lauded by coalition partner PvdA, the Dutch labour party, which has been at odds with the VVD after a health care bill failed to pass a Senate vote.

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Jan 2 '15 14:35

Crew members of the submarine Zeeleeuw was exposed to carcinogenic asbestos for years. This reported Brandpunt Reporter today based on their won research. The television program cites internal documents of Defense.

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Jan 2 '15 11:29

Dozens of people were injured by fireworks over New Year's.

Jan 2 '15 08:36

The unions have rejected the Netherlands Association of Hospitals' (NVZ) final offer for a new collective agreement for hospitals. The unions announced this on Tuesday. They are now preparing for actions.

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Jan 1 '15 11:37

They Eye Hospital (Oogziekenhuis) in Rotterdam admitted 10 victims of firework injuries during New Year's. In 7 cases the injury caused permanent damage to the patient. More victims are expected in the next few days.

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Dec 31 '14 10:31

According to researcher Gerard Kerkhof, Dutch people sleep too little, especially young women. "We have a problem of epidemic proportions." he says. Poor sleepers have more chance of being overweight, have a shorter lifespan and poorer performance. Kerkhof's urgent advice is to stop using smartphones after 21:00 at night.

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Dec 30 '14 13:18

Six people became ill in a clothing store in the village of Balk in Friesland, presumably due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Five of them were taken to the hospital, the fire department reports.

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Dec 30 '14 11:58

According to the Royal Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM), the extra smoke in the air caused by fireworks during New Year's is a health risk which could lead to respiratory symptoms.

Dec 30 '14 09:32

The largest healthcare comparison sites in the Netherlands expect that half a million people will switch health insurers over the next three days. This means that about half of the expected 1 million switchers waited until the last moment to change.

Dec 29 '14 08:57

Union FNV Zorg & Welzijn (FNV Care & Welfare) has filed a complaint with the Advertising Code Commission regarding a number of commercials of the Ministry of Health. The union thinks that the videos about the changes and cutbacks in healthcare are misleading.

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Dec 26 '14 12:50

The asbestos cleanup in Roermond is slowly progressing. Streets in the neighborhood have already been cleaned and are now asbestos free. A specialized cleaning company will today spray liquid over the fire debris to prevent asbestos particles being further disbursed by the wind. The municipality will start cleaning individuals' areas next.

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Dec 25 '14 09:07

The Ministry of Defense will help pay the cost of service dogs for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Dec 24 '14 09:11

The three PvdA senators who voted against the healthcare law of Minister Edith Schippers (VVD, Public Health) last week, are demanding that the free choice of doctor remains for everyone. This is written in a letter from Adri Duivesteijn to the Cabinet.

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Dec 23 '14 11:33

The Nigerian who had been treated for Ebola in the UMC Utrecht in recent weeks, has returned to Africa. He has been cured and can not infect others

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Dec 19 '14 11:40

About 1,250 (former) employees of defense have reported at a special reporting point for people who worked with the carcinogenic chromium paint. More than 350 of them have medical problems ranging from fatigue and high blood pressure to various forms of cancer.

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