Health

The Flu
May 26 '14 12:03

Fewer people died in the first quarter of this year than average. This is due in part to the mild weather, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). In the first months of this year, 35,000 people passed away.

May 21 '14 11:35

The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) has found four existing medicines that could fight the MERS-corona virus in cell cultures. There are not yet any successful vaccinations or medical treatments for the deadly virus.

TV
May 21 '14 09:25

Doctors are warning that children can become overweight and unhappy from extreme screen viewing. Outside school children should be spending no more than two hours behind a screen.

Hay fever
May 19 '14 11:16

In the southern half of the country, hay fever sufferers may have to bear the irritating effects of their allergy in the coming days already, a month earlier than last year according to Allergieradar.nl.

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May 15 '14 19:29

A woman from Den Haag was confirmed by authorities as the second case of MERS in the Netherlands

May 14 '14 18:57

The first case of MERS in the Netherlands was reported today in a joint statement issued by the Erasmus MC and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). The patient is said to have been “infected during a visit to Saudi Arabia,” according to the statement. Local reports in the Netherlands say the patient had visited Mecca and Medina.

May 14 '14 11:10

The producer, director, writer and editor of the documentary film Searching for Sugarman, which won big at the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA), was found dead in Stockholm on Tuesday.

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May 13 '14 14:28

Healthy working hours, work pressure and aggression in the workplace are among the problems of work stress that minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs has said he will implement measures against.

Radiation
May 7 '14 10:49

Throat cancer is currently more often caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The number of throat cancer cases cause by HPV in the Netherlands has gone up sixfold in the last 20 years. Despite that dramatic increase, it does seem that this form of throat cancer is generally more easily treatable than other forms, the Volkskrant reports.

Mother
May 6 '14 08:42

The chance that a Dutch mother dies during pregnancy or childbirth has dropped by 58 percent since 2000. This comes from the report State of the World Mothers 2014 from children's rights organization Save the Children.

VUmc
May 2 '14 10:19

Since December, around 250 transgender people considering undergoing gender reassignment surgery have gone to the VU medical center in Amsterdam for treatment. This comes from a letter to Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health by the Netherlands Care Authority (NZa) on Thursday.

dentist
May 1 '14 09:31

Dentists are going to file a complaint through the Association of Dutch Dentists (ANT) with the National ombudsman about the care authority. They find that the Netherlands Care Authority (NZa) is guilty of improper management, the NOS reports.

Pregnancy
Apr 29 '14 14:42

The labels on most bottles of alcoholic drinks in the Netherlands will be supplied with warnings for women who want to become pregnant from 2016.

Apr 25 '14 07:34

The Cabinet has been approved the health care reform plan that will see a lot more care tasks be transfered over to the municipalities instead of the government per 1 January 2015.

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Apr 24 '14 12:43

Four people sailing on a sailboat in Idskenhuizen were injured Wednesday afternoon, when lightning struck.

Vaccine
Apr 24 '14 11:47

In the year 2014, more girls were vaccinated against the HPV-virus according to the National Institute of Public Health (RIVM).

Apr 24 '14 09:57

Almost half of Dutch people want physiotherapy and dental back in the basic healthcare insurance plan, even though this means that health insurance will become more expensive for everyone in the Netherlands.

Vaccine
Apr 11 '14 15:24

The call from parents' organizations to ban unvaccinated children from daycare has been rebuffed by ministers as there is no judicial ground for this to be possible. According to childcare laws, this is not allowed.

Gay Care Amsterdam
Apr 9 '14 14:11

The first care center catered to homosexuals will open its doors tomorrow in Amsterdam. The center was started by four gay entrepreneurs, and Gay Care Amsterdam will be the first home care organization aimed at gay men, lesbians bisexuals and transgenders. It hopes to be an institution without discrimination, a safe place for LGBTs.

Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis
Apr 9 '14 11:31

A new hip operation allows patients to spend only a few hours under the knife, and then walk out of the hospital themselves with a new hip.

Tick
Apr 7 '14 12:01

Ticks were caught in record numbers by volunteers in The Netherlands last year, at least 16,500. This means that tick bites increased as well, and with that, the risk of catching Lyme disease.

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Apr 3 '14 10:00

Weather in The Netherlands has been relatively nice over the last few days, but the air is at the moment dirty and unhealthy. Weeronline.nl announced on Wednesday that a combination of atmospheric particulate matter, birch pollen an dust from the Sahara is hanging in the air.

Apr 2 '14 18:23

Four people were injured in Katwijk when a dump truck struck a pedestrian bridge. One person was seriously hurt and taken to an area hospital, reports newspaper NRC. The others were treated at the scene.

Apr 1 '14 08:47

The section of the Dutch population who smoke has remained equal to 2012 at 25 percent. E-cigarettes are on the rise, however. Last year, 3 percent of the population has an e-cigarette every now and then, whereas in 2012, only 1 percent did.

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