The number of young people who ended up in hospital because of alcohol, has increased fourfold between 2001 and 2011. This is clear from the Annual Report of the National Drug Monitor of the Trimbos Institute.
Russia and the Netherlands will jointly combat antibiotics resistance. Minister Schippers of Health came to an agreement with her Russian counterpart Skvortsova. Schippers is on a trade mission in Moscow and Kazan this week.
Dutch researcher Adriaan Tuiten and his team are seeking approval from the U.S. drugs authority FDA to perform phase three clinical trials on a pill to increase sexual desire in women, reports the Volkskrant.
Investigators found no evidence that meat supplier Vion has been selling the factory-farmed daily meat with a better life label, Nos reports.
Breast implants from the French brand PIP do not expose carriers to an increased health risk, reported the Healthcare Inspectorate (IGZ)Wednesday.
Food watchdog Foodwatch said that the National School Breakfast is advertising, marketing and promotion of children's unhealthy eating, reports ANP.
Dutch company Royal Philips has teamed up with Israel-based RealView Imaging Ltd. to conduct a clinical study.
A 17-year-old girl from Zealand died from the measles. She was not vaccinated, reports the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).
A new study reveals that mortality rate for children with HIV is low in the Netherlands compared with other industrialized countries.
A warning went out in various refugee centers not to pick and eat mushrooms. This week, at least seven refugees were hospitalized after eating mushrooms.
Pharmaceutical Company Novo Nordisk recalls 100,000 insulin pens. They may contain the wrong amount of diabetes medication.
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the mayor of Beijing, China, to solve the city’s smog problem.
At least 27 women in the Netherlands may have died from side effects from the controversial contraceptive Diane-35.
Two puppies, imported from Bulgaria, had rabies. The dogs were euthanized last weekend, reported the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) Tuesday.
The foundation Victims Cosmetic Physicians is pleased with the decision of Minister Schippers make the rules for purely aesthetic cosmetic procedures stricter. It is too easy to undergo a procedure to look more beautiful, according to the Minister.
The number of Dutch with an HPV infection has increased since the 90s. Especially in young girls between 15 and 24 years, the number of infections increased, reported the VUmc Thursday.
In Amsterdam and Amstelveen a total of sixteen people from five different houses have been taken to the hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
In Amsterdam Nieuw West seven people from two different houses at the Theodorus Dobbestraat were taken to the hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The expensive drugs for the rare diseases Pompe and Fabry will still be reimbursed after this year by the basic health insurance, reports Minister Schippers to the House.
It is expected that of al the Dutch older than 15, 25% or even slightly less will smoke this year. This was stated by State Secretary Martin van Rijn, during a debate on smoking in the House.
In 2012 the number of smokers was 26%. This were a total of 3.6 million people. Although a decrease of 1% doesn’t look that big, counted in number of people it is a considerable number of people who quit smoking.
1 out of 5 women with breast cancer and clean lymph nodes in the armpit do not need chemotherapy after surgery. Therefore, they should all be offered a genetic tumor test, according to Sabine Linn, professor and medical oncologist at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital. She is involved in the study of the test.
The Utrecht University calls for a periodic inspection for pets. According to the University Clinic for Companion Animals (UKG) there is too little attention for cancer in animals. We noticed we are only called upon when the cancer is already in a very late stage, states surgeon Jolle Kirpensteijn of the UKG.
45 hospitals get the new label senior friendly hospital. Several elderly organizations joined forces to develop the new label. 130 hospitals were submitted to the test.
Couples of whom one of the two is HIV-infected may under certain conditions have unprotected sex with each other. This is a new position that HIV practitioners in Netherlands have on the issue. Condition is that the HIV-infected partner consistently takes retroviral drugs.