Health

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Sep 5 '16 08:55

Two people were found dead in a home on Mr Bardeslaan in Amstelveen around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night. The police are investigating cause of death, according to a spokesperson on Twitter.

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Sep 2 '16 15:00

State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice asked his ministry's Inspectorate to launch an investigation at psychiatric institution Woenselse Poort in Eindhoven following a series of suicides and other incidents. "We want quick clarification on what the facts are", Dijkhoff said

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Sep 2 '16 14:30

Public health service GGD believes a viral infection is the reason some 50 students fell sick during an orientation camp for the Hogeschool van Arnhem and Nijmegen on Friday, a spokesperson said in a special press conference. At this stage it is assumed they contracted the Norovirus

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Sep 2 '16 11:50

The Public Prosecutor launched an investigation into medical experiments performed by GGZ Noord-Holland-Noord at a psychiatric clinic in Heiloo. The Healthcare Inspectorate believes that these experiments were not done according to the rules

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Sep 2 '16 11:16

Between 40 and 50 first year students fell sick for unknown reasons during an activity at sport grounds De Winkelsteeg in Nijmegen on Friday morning, a spokesperson for the fire department confirmed to Omroep Gelderland.

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Sep 2 '16 09:24

The number of people in the Netherlands dying of cancer is steadily decreasing. Over the past three decades, the number of cancer deaths in men decreased by a third, according to Statistics Netherlands. A steady decline in cancer deaths in women started in the 50's, though the decline is less significant due to an increase in women suffering from lung cancer.

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Sep 2 '16 08:22

DuPont employees that worked in the Lycra plant in Kerkrade were also exposed to toxic solvent DMAc, like their colleagues in Dordrecht. DuPont and previous owner Ornatex new of the chemical's health risks, yet staff still shaved and rinsed Lycra yarns unprotected, the Volkskrant report after speaking to 25 employees and former employees.

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Sep 1 '16 12:15

The risks of taking so-called "ecstasy light", officially 4FA, are much bigger than assumed. Using the drug can lead to heart problems and strokes, according to the preliminary results of a still ongoing investigation by Trimbos Institute and Jellinek. The final results of the investigation is expected in October, but Trimbos found the risks of the drug so great that it was decided not to wait for the final results before alerting the public

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Aug 30 '16 15:00

About 50 percent of all claims on personal budget social care policies still have problems, according to a sample survey at social insurance bank SVB, which is responsible for paying these claims. Most of these problems do not involve misappropriation funds, but administrative errors such as a missing signature, a spokesperson for the SVB said to the Telegraaf.

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Aug 30 '16 13:55

From now on Albert Heijn will only have cartoon characters and childhood heroes on responsible products of its own brand, in an attempt to make unhealthy snacks less attractive to children

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Aug 29 '16 13:00

Head lice are a bigger problem in high schools in the Netherlands than thought, according to a study by national health institute RIVM. The researchers attributes this to high school students' behavior, such as taking selfies and cuddling

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Aug 26 '16 14:00

A commonly used chemotherapy drug can temporarily make patients' fingerprints unreadable, according to a study by Eramsus MC and the police in The Hague

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Aug 26 '16 13:30

The case surrounding deaths of patients after receiving treatment at alternative cancer clinic Klaus Ross Center in Germany, is smaller than expected. The German and Dutch authorities are investigating five suspicious cases, not 70 as reported in the media, the German judiciary said in a press conference on Friday, according to reporter Chris van Mersbergen tweeting from the press conference.

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Aug 24 '16 12:00

A man who showed up at the MST hospital on Sunday, sick and unable to identify himself, was identified on Tuesday, the police announced. On Tuesday he was well enough to take a drive around with the police and pointed out his house.

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Aug 23 '16 14:20

Warm to hot weather expected for the coming days prompted national health institute RIVM to activate the National Heat Plan for the entire Netherlands. The RIVM calls on citizens to pay extra attention to remaining cool and hydrated, and to make sure vulnerable people with health problems do the same.

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Aug 23 '16 11:40

The MST hospital in Twente is still looking for the family of an unidentified patient who showed up at the hospital on Sunday. Several tips were received based on a basic description of the man, though his identity remains a mystery. Privacy laws make it complicated to release a photo of the man

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Aug 23 '16 11:10

The Klaus Ross Center, the German alternative cancer clinic under investigation since several patients died earlier this month, blames the death of three patients on an error made in making an infusion, founder Andre Hartel said in an interview with the Telegraaf.

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Aug 23 '16 10:17

Almost all non-emergency call lines for doctors in the Netherlands are had to get hold of, according to a study by consumers organization Consumentenbond. The organization tested the waiting times for non emergency calls at 40 doctors, and 38 of them could not take the call within the legal standard of 2 minutes

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Aug 22 '16 15:40

There was a significant increase in the number of complaints regarding youth care in the Netherlands during the first half of this year, according to the advice and complaint office for youth care AKJ. In the first half of 2016 there were 6,465 complaints, compared to a total of 7,404 throughout all of 2015

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Aug 22 '16 15:10

The MST hospital in Enschede is urgently looking for the family of a man who showed up at the hospital's desk last night, sick and confused. The man could not say who he is

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Aug 19 '16 07:35

The police are now investigating 70 deaths connected to alternative cancer clinic Klaus Ross in Germany. According to German broadcaster WDR, the police suspect these deaths may have been caused by treatment in the clinic.

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Aug 17 '16 13:20

The air in Amsterdam is so polluted that residents suffer the same health detriments by breathing it that they would do from passively smoking 6.4 cigarettes, according to calculations by environmental organization Milieudefensie

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Aug 15 '16 16:00

Some 450 people living around a former DuPont plant in Dordrecht received a letter inviting them to have a blood test done. These blood tests were serve as a sample for an investigation into toxic chemicals used by the company until 2012

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Aug 12 '16 12:10

Kids with overweight parents are more likely to be overweight themselves than children whose parents have normal weights, according to the Health/Lifestyle Monitor by Statistics Netherlands and public health organization RIVM.

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