Health

Feb 4 '14 12:03

Pediatricians, academic hospitals and parents are resisting a law proposal about medical research on children.

Feb 4 '14 04:35

The number of cancer diagnosis in the Netherlands in 2013 (101,500) remained almost the same as the year before (100,800), according to a preliminary estimate of the Integral Cancer Center Netherlands (IKNL), based on data from the Dutch Cancer Registration (NKR).

Feb 4 '14 04:31

In a joint effort to stop the waste of food, The Netherlands Nutrition Centre Foundation and supermarket chain Albert Heijn (AH) are distributing 1 million measuring cups to help calculate the right portion, starting today.

Feb 3 '14 15:51

A 53-year-old man from Halle, Belgium crashed with his Delta flyer this morning in Zoutelande, Walcheren, leaving him critically injured.

Feb 3 '14 13:50

The crew of an Airbus 321 of Air France reported smoke fumes, Monday morning, only several minutes before initiating the descent. Schiphol sounded the alarm and deployed full force emergency services as a precaution.

Feb 1 '14 04:32

The corpse of a 67-year-old man was found in a home on the Veeteeltstraat in Amsterdam East, Tuesday January 28, who's been dead since at least 2011, according to police reports.

Jan 31 '14 04:31

The (Universitair Medisch Centrum) UMC Utrecht inserted two extendable corrective rods in the back of a child with scoliosis, making repetitive surgery unnecessary. It's the first time the technique is applied in the Netherlands.

Jan 28 '14 14:57

In 2012, four in 10 Dutch had overweight, while one in 10 had a severe form of obesity, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

Jan 28 '14 10:47

A clinic in the northern Dutch city of Hoorn is currently testing close to 300 patients for possible infection with the VRE-bacteria.

Jan 24 '14 16:05

A first report of a fatality due to the use of the NuvaRing, a plastic ring that is inserted vaginally as a means for birth control, has been registered by Lareb, an organization that keeps track of side effects of pharmaceuticals, according to the Argos program.

Jan 24 '14 15:26

Dutch health minister Edith Schippers has entered an agreement with manufacturers and caterers to reduce the amount of salt in food, AD reported on Friday.

 The men behind Wingman
Jan 24 '14 14:11

Two engineers at Delft-based firm Wingman have won a design award for a new condom, Nos reported.

Jan 23 '14 04:32

Breast cancer screening plays an important role in the drop in mortality rate, according to the Board of Health, recognizing however, the screening also has its downsides.

Jan 21 '14 20:17

The "Heart patients" Hotline evaluated the complaints it received in its first year of existence and announced them on Monday. The most common complaint about physicians and nursing staff is that they are "rude" and "arrogant."

Jan 16 '14 21:03

the Netherlands is on the brink of a flu epidemic, with the number of Dutch, home sick with the flu, doubled in one week's time.

Jan 14 '14 11:16

The Institute for Asbestos Victims (IAS) data shows that 38 cases of asbestos cancer in bakers have been reported from 2000 to 2011, according to current affairs TV program Zembla.

Jan 14 '14 04:35

About 24,000 pounds of French horse meat from 200 slaughter horses that did not pass the health inspection, was sold on the Dutch market, reported State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs to Parliament on Monday.

Jan 14 '14 04:31

The Groningen Health Service in Friesland (GGD Friesland) wants the eggs, produced by hobby farmers, to be examined for dioxin in a national study. The GGD has reason to believe the high levels of dioxin are not only limited to Harlingen.

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Jan 13 '14 17:20

Police in The Hague manhandled 17-year-old diabetes patient Yosra Aajir because she was caught injecting insulin in a HEMA.

Jan 13 '14 04:35

The Red Cross wants to supply all Dutch with a first aid card, containing important medical information for first aid responders, states the new CEO, Gijs de Vries, to ANP (Netherlands national news agency).

Jan 11 '14 06:00

The Dutch Healthcare Authority has decided to reduce the fees psychiatrists charge for driver's license checks after many complaints, Nos reported on Friday.

Jan 10 '14 14:43

Dutch health insurance firm Achmea is reclaiming €4 million from more than 1,000 dentists.

bread
Jan 9 '14 11:26

Bakkersland, the largest industrial bakery company in the Netherlands, admitted that asbestos released in ovens at its factories in recent years.

Jan 8 '14 04:31

KWF (Dutch Cancer Society) provides psychological researchers from the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) with a grant of 1.1 million euros for research on mindfulness and behavioral therapy in cancer patients with depression. The research should lead to a tailored, personal advice for cancer patients.

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