Health

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.

Fingerprint
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.

Mar 28 '14 13:17

A promising new cancer therapy is going to be tested for the first time in the world at the Dutch Cancer Institute Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL) in Amsterdam.

Mar 27 '14 09:47

Around one quarter of all burn victims that are brought to the three Dutch burn centers is under the age of five, according to research from the Burn-wounds Foundation.

Meat
Mar 26 '14 12:38

According to a new report from the Research Council for Safety, the safety of meat in the Netherlands is not guaranteed.

Mar 24 '14 20:31

Doctors fear they will no longer be able to refer youth to necessary specialists, once the cities take over the budget for youth care next year. At the same time the cities take control of youth care, the available budget is cut with 15 percent.

Mar 20 '14 10:19

IKEA's children's bed canopies are a strangulation risk, the home warehouse has announced. The company has been forced to announce a recall on any canopies sold since 1996.

Mar 19 '14 16:02

56-year-old Theo Driessen from Heelsum did not hesitate to spring into action, Tuesday evening, when he noticed a 70-year-old female driver from Wageningen in her car on the train tracks in Wolfheze, while a train was coming.

Mar 18 '14 15:43

The quality of water, used to make drinking water suffers from the changing climate, announced the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) Tuesday. The changing climate causes dry spells in the Netherlands.

Vaccine
Mar 17 '14 12:38

Parent association Boink thinks that children should be turned away from daycares if their parents make the conscious choice not to vaccinate them against illnesses such as measles.

Mar 17 '14 07:24

There was a fire in an apartment on the Merwedeplein in Amsterdam, where Anne Frank lived, on Sunday night.

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