Health

Veggie burger
Aug 14 '14 11:05

With so-called meat-substitutes, consumers shouldn't be so presumptuous as to judge a book by it's cover. Veggie burgers, cheese schnitzels and soy meat does not substitute meat, as it does not offer the same nutritious value as real meat.

Doctor
Aug 13 '14 13:12

In Overijssel, two Municipal Healtcare Service's (GGD) in the region of Twente have reported a rise in cases of whooping cough. Nurses are warning those vaccinated that their cough might not be a nasty cold after all, RTV Oost reports.

Aug 13 '14 11:06

Because of the price hike of the mandatory own risk in medical insurance, patients are more often hesitant to have lab research done, get medicine or visit a specialist, Het Parool reports.

Shellac
Aug 13 '14 10:30

Several companies put animal ingredients in their foods, without stating this on the label. Food watchdog Foodwatch is sounding the alarm, because vegetarians, Islamic and Jewish communities in The Netherlands are being duped, unable to properly follow the guidelines of their beliefs, De Volkskrant reports.

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Aug 12 '14 14:54

A 14-year-old girl narrowly escaped with her life when he was trampled by spooked horses in a meadow in Boekend.

Aug 12 '14 14:37

An outbreak of the norovirus at a Brabant campsite left over 60 guests sick last week, the regional office of health agency GGD has confirmed. Authorities were alerted when more than 60 guests reported gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea and diarrhea, after holidaying at the Prinsenmeer campsite.

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Aug 12 '14 07:53

A KLM aircraft was grounded for a longer period of time in Trondheim, Norway on Sunday because one passenger was feared to have been infected with the deadly ebola virus. After some time, it appears to have been a false alarm, a KLM spokesperson confirms to De Volkskrant.

CPR
Aug 11 '14 15:40

In The Netherlands, there is an explosive growth in people who do not want to be resuscitated if they are in acute distress, the NOS reports. The number of people currently wearing a medal with the words 'Do Not Resuscitate' on them rose from 1200 in 2007 to more than 5000 last year.

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Aug 11 '14 09:25

Dutch pilots and crew have expressed concerns about their safety when flying to Nigeria where the Ebola virus is raging, Tel Aviv because of the Hamas conflict and until recently Iraq,

Dairy Products
Aug 8 '14 17:41

Various French cheeses sold in the Netherlands have been found to contain traces of the E coli bacterium that can cause severe food poisoning. The Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has today issued a security warning advising consumers not to consume cheese from the producers Étoile du Vercors.

Ebola
Aug 8 '14 11:44

Dutch nationals in West African countries where the ebola virus has broken out have been asked to register themselves at the embassy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called for this measure due to the speed with which the virus is spreading, the NOS reports.

Crucell
Aug 8 '14 10:57

A bio-tech company in Leiden is making headway developing a vaccine against the deadly, and fast-spreading ebola virus. In an interview with Het Financieele Dagblad, Maria Pau, head of the research program, says that data from tests on monkeys is very promising.

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Aug 7 '14 12:32

Residents of Ganzendiep and Ijssellaan streets in Lelystad are considering a signature drive to urge their local council to do something about the mosquitoes that are terrorizing their neighborhood.

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Jul 31 '14 11:32

Dozens of people have suffered serious barbecue relate injuries in the past four months, causing concerns with the Dutch Burn Wounds Foundation.

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Jul 29 '14 07:37

A farmer in Zuidschermer in Noord-Holland died on Monday evening after being attacked by a bull of his.

Chef
Jul 22 '14 14:44

Last year, 458,000 workers were physically or mentally injured due to an accident at work, and almost half of these lost one or more days of work. Most accidents happened in the catering sector.

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Jul 14 '14 12:14

A 69-year-old Dutch national died on the French island Corsica on Sunday when the small aircraft he was in crashed.

Chemotherapeutic agents
Jul 10 '14 11:25

Cancer patient Nol van Bekhoven was told that he had until the Spring to live according to Dutch doctors. He has survived past Spring and well into Summer, and is even tumor-free after going to Belgium for treatment, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Sandwich
Jul 7 '14 10:14

The Netherlands Food and Wares Authority (NVWA) has developed a new app to inform consumers of the cleanliness ratings of the restaurants that they visit. This app is available from today and can be accessed with a smartphone as well as through the NVWA website.

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Jul 2 '14 16:02

Lasst year, asbestos treatment companies were fined for violating rules twice as many times as in 2012. The SZW Inspection, formerly the labour inspection, discovered 433 cases of violation in 2013. This was just over 200 in the previous year.

Doctor
Jul 2 '14 10:31

Patients are experiencing difficulties registering with another doctor. According to research from patients' federation NPCF, one in three patients actually succeed in finding a new doctor. Often, the wanted general practitioner will not accept new patients, or the patient lives in the wrong postal code area.

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Jun 30 '14 08:21

Police in Andijk are investigating an accident with a quad late Saturday that has claimed the lives of two boys.

Jun 27 '14 15:00

The Cabinet and Parliament have approved plans for hospitals to start making profits, which will be paid out to investors, such as pension funds. This plan from Minister Edith Schippers of Health received support from governing parties VVD and PvdA, as well as D66.

Ronald McDonald
Jun 25 '14 15:21

Consumer organization Foodwatch wants to stop marketing of food at schools. Food companies should not be allowed to use daycares and schools for their ads. Foodwatch is petitioning for this to stop.

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