Health

Candy
Aug 29 '14 10:34

In Sweden and Denmark, selling sweets and chocolates at the checkout counter is illegal. Now, some stores in The Netherlands are also going to relieve shoppers of that last moment of temptation by replacing fatty and sweet snacks with healthier options such as snack vegetables, nuts and rice cakes, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Aug 28 '14 16:46

Based on a study done on 39 Western countries, Dutch children are no longer the happiest children in the world. This year the lead went to Macedonia, a country that wasn't even on the list last year.

Mosquito (Source: Wikimedia/JJ Harrison)
Aug 28 '14 14:22

Wageningen University is doing a research study into the mosquito problem during the summer months.

Manneka
Aug 28 '14 11:07

In Liberia, Dutch Anneke de Kok-Quoi and her Liberian husband have started a campaign to prevent the spread of Ebola. Her message is one of sanitation, as she donates free buckets with lids for people to wash their hands with. This prevents infection. The Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Nursing Home
Aug 27 '14 11:52

Since the euthanasia law was introduced in 2002, the first euthanasia doctor might be prosecuted by the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) for granting an elderly woman assisted suicide without sufficient motivation, Trouw reports.

Doctors Without Borders
Aug 27 '14 10:40

In Amsterdam, nurse Ronald Kremer has returned from a two-week placement in Sierra Leone, working with Ebola patients in a Doctors Without Borders mission in the area. He was the first Dutch nurse in the West African region where the deadly illness has already killed 1400 people, Tubantia reports.

Aug 27 '14 09:15

Next year, the health insurance premium for a basic package will go up with €10 a month. According to sources from the Algemeen Dagblad around the budget talks, the mandatory own risk insurance will also rise per year.

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Aug 26 '14 16:23

According to research done by Erasmus MC in Rotterdam and the GGD, young boys with obesity are more likely to bully than their "lean" peers. In addition, overweight children, both boys and girls, are bullied more often than children with a normal weight.

Autism Awareness Ribbon (Source: Twitter/@OtakuSkittles)
Aug 25 '14 15:36

A report done by Statistics Netherlands has found that, according to parents and guardians, almost 3 percent of children between the ages of 4 and 12 years suffer from autism or a related disorder, like Aspergers syndrome or PDD-NOS.

Guacamole
Aug 22 '14 10:13

Top Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn's store brand Guacamole has won the shop the number one spot in a consumer election for the products with the best false advertising. With only 0.7 percent guacamole powder, the guacamole dip from AH won the 'Kletsmajoor Award'.

Aug 21 '14 13:38

The Ministry of Defense has known for 15 years that their staff at border region posts have been exposed to the carcinogenic compound chromium 6 at military bases.

Thai_Lion_B737
Aug 21 '14 08:59

The Dutch co-pilot of a Thai Lion Air flight passed out 20 minutes after take-off, and died soon after. Peter Esberte was 47 years old when collapsed during the flight from Hat Yai, Thailand to Bangkok, the Bangkok Post reported.

Ebola
Aug 20 '14 08:22

The National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) has alerted GPs, specialists and Municipal Health Services (GGD's) to the threat of Ebola, and asks them to keep an eye on people with fevers, as this could warrant an Ebola check, the Algemeen Dagblad reports today.

Aug 19 '14 08:47

Dutch retail, pharmacy and drugstore chain Kruidvat is recalling all baby cribs with the brand Bambino. Children could suffocate on some of the bed's parts. This is the second Bambino baby bed that Kruidvat has had to recall.

Aug 18 '14 15:38

The Public Health Department is handing out Ebola awareness flyers to travelers at Schiphol heading for Nigeria.

Slaughterhouse
Aug 18 '14 11:45

An investigation by Inspectie SZW shows that there is too little attention in making sure that safety is a priority for staff at 90 percent of the 217 slaughterhouse and meat processing ventures in cleaning machines.

Health
Aug 15 '14 14:16

Consumer organization Consumentenbond did research that shows pharmacists bill clients for a talk when giving out new medicine, but do not actually engage in this talk, or do so poorly, the ANP reports.

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Aug 15 '14 11:01

The oldest person in the Netherlands has passed away.

TU Eindhoven
Aug 14 '14 13:39

A foreign student completing a Masters project at the Biomedical Technology faculty at TU Eindhoven for the last six months has found to be infected with tuberculosis, specifically a strain that may be infectious. Anyone who has had intensive contact with the student will be inspected by the GGD Brabant-Zuidoost, which includes 20 co-workers and students of BMT, the University announces.

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.

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