Health

Sep 26 '13 02:26

MS patients fear an important medication for their condition will soon no longer be reimbursed.

Sep 25 '13 03:22

Smaller hospitals can have a lower mortality rate if doctors monitor each other better, and the medical staff follows national guidelines, and keeps better track of patient records. The Danner committee draws this conclusion after examining the deaths of nearly 800 patients in the Ruwaard van Putten Hospital in Spijkenisse.

Sep 25 '13 02:40

A Rotterdam pharmacy has been closed down for at least a week by Healthcare Inspection. The reason is the absence of a pharmacist.

Sep 24 '13 02:04

Parents are urged to pay closer attention to their children, so they don't accidentally eat capsules with liquid detergent. The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) warns that more and more children are being treated in the hospital after swallowing so-called liquid caps. Just by sucking on them may already release detergent.

Sep 21 '13 02:57

Fewer people get an annual flu shot. According to researchers at the UMC St Radboud that is remarkable, since more and more people are eligible for a shot.

Sep 20 '13 02:09

At least 1458 people contracted the measles or still have it, reports the RIVM (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu) (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) Thursday. Since last week 110 new cases have been reported, more than twice as many as the week before.

Sep 19 '13 03:38

The NVWA (Dutch food and consumer product safety authority) warns against Wicky-drink packets with a bad taste. The fruit lemonade in the raspberry variant smells and tastes nasty and caused queasiness.

Sep 19 '13 02:34

Starting January 2014, prescriptions will no longer be written by hand, announced the KNMG on Wednesday.

Sep 19 '13 02:34

The demand for breast reconstruction with own tissue increases, says plastic surgeon Marc Mureau of the Erasmus MC, author of a new directive for breast reconstructions which will be published early next year.

Sep 18 '13 03:55

The mortality by the least common form of skin cancer, melanoma, has increased by 38 percent since 2000, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands.

Sep 18 '13 03:00

Plastic surgeons will register breast implants, starting summer next year. They are working on a secure registration system.

Sep 18 '13 02:14

Ten residents of the Kruidenbuurt in Heerenveen need to be examined by a pulmonologist, to determine whether their health issues are caused by polyurethane foam. That is the advise of the Frisian GGD after investigation. The GGD can not exclude that the complaints are the result of pur insulation in their homes.At the request of the housing association WoonFriesland, the GGD started the research this Summer in the Kruidenbuurt. 47 residents of 29 homes suspect their deteriorating health is the result of a large-scale program of housing insulation.

Sep 18 '13 02:11

There is less and less demand for blood. The demand for donated blood has decreased in the last three years by 15 percent

Sep 14 '13 02:25

An international group of leading medical microbiologists, led by Professor Jan Kluytmans from Amphia Hospital in Breda, calls for a ban on the sale of food containing bacteria that are resistant to carbapenem antibiotics. These antibiotics are so-called last resort means, only prescribed when other antibiotics fail.

Sep 13 '13 02:39

The Nijmegen hospital UMC St Radboud is the first hospital to publish survival rates for lung cancer and gynecological cancer, starting Thursday.

Sep 12 '13 02:08

A group of international scientists, led by researchers at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), have been able to figure out what exactly goes wrong in the body for a hundred diseases, even before people get sick. For example, research has shown that insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1 diabetes) is caused by a subtle disruption of the immune system.

Sep 11 '13 02:04

Drugstore Chain Trekpleister recalls a shower gel as it contains a bacterium that is potentially dangerous for lung patients.

Sep 10 '13 02:33

The municipality of Harlingen asked the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) to investigate eggs that were found with high levels of dioxin.

Sep 5 '13 02:27

The Centraal Bureau Levensmiddelenhandel (CBL) (Central Grocery Retail Agency) is shocked by statements of anonymous meat inspectors in a broadcast of Zembla. In the broadcast on Thursday the inspectors state that fecal bacteria are present in much of the slaughtered meat.

Sep 5 '13 02:25

The number of drug tests on children should not increase, according to the Board for protection of Human Rights.

Sep 4 '13 05:38

The number of visits to the outpatient department of hospitals has for the first time fell in years. Since 2008 the number of outpatient visits increased year on year, but fell in 2012 by 1.4 percent.

The number of admissions decreased as well as the length of hospital stay. The number of outpatient care for the length of a day increased in 2012 by 2.2 percent compared to the previous year. This is evident from the industry report published Tuesday by the Dutch Association of Hospitals (NVZ).

Sep 4 '13 01:46

A large number of slaughtered animals in the Netherlands have manure on them. This is a statement by meat inspectors in Zembla, a program that is broadcasted this Thursday.

Sep 3 '13 02:57

Minister Block needs to issue an independent research to investigate the actual human exposure to toxic substances released by pur-insulation. This is announced by the hotline TNO victims, in response to the recently published TNO report on pur.

Aug 30 '13 07:13

The number of new reports of measles is halved the last week compared to the previous week. Last week there were 64 new cases. The week before, that number was still 127. These figures were published on Thursday by the RIVM.

Since May the Netherlands has seen a growing number of measles patients. In total, since May 1226 people were infected with the disease, mostly children between 4 and 12 years.

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