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.
Drugstore Chain Trekpleister recalls a shower gel as it contains a bacterium that is potentially dangerous for lung patients.
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.
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.
The number of drug tests on children should not increase, according to the Board for protection of Human Rights.
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).
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.
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.
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.
There will be no measures against new blood thinners that may cause gastrointestinal bleeding. This was answered by Minister Edith Schippers of Health on Wednesday to the House, to written questions from the SP.
In June, a study of the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam showed that the risk of bleeding with the new anticoagulants is 45 percent higher than with the current standard treatment. Blood thinners make sure that the blood remains thin enough and no blood clots will occur.
Nearly half of the hospitals that perform stomach, esophagus, prostate, or bladder surgery did not meet the standard last year.
The Operating rooms of the Breda Amphi Hospital are safe once again. A healthcare inspection today showed that staff clearly follow protocols and guidelines
The RIVM (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu) (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) advises travelers to make sure they are vaccinated against polio.
In the study, ordered by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on the drilling for shale gas, the risks to drinking water do not get enough attention. That is the conclusion of drinking water company Vitens in response to the research, performed by engineering company Witteveen+Bos.
Health Care Inspection has taken note of several deficiencies in the Breda Amphia Hospital.
Night club The Level stops their promotion to serve youth unlimited drinks for a fixed price. The municipality of Arnhem warned the night club they will strictly enforce the licensing and catering act.
A disco in Arnhem served unlimited (alcoholic) beverages to youth for a fixed price this past month. The price was Euro 15 for men and Euro 12.50 for women at club The Level. The entrepreneur wanted to increase sales volume.
In the past week the number of patients with measles has increased with 127 new occurrences. The official total of people affected is now 1162.
73% of the product range of chicken meat sold by supermarkets consists of broiler chicken meat. Wakker Dier, a foundation that advocates for the wellbeing of animals, draws this conclusion after studying over 724 chicken products from the 10 largest supermarket chains.
'Aerotoxic syndrome' has raised concerns in the Netherlands.
The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (De Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit / NVWA) advises the consumer of Dexaprine-slimming tablets to stop taking the medication immediately.
A report from AMC (Academisch Medisch Centrum) in Amsterdam on Friday reveals that for the first time in the Netherlands, a patient has been treated for an infection caused by bacterium Borrelia miyamotoi following a tick bite.
A latest study from the Netherlands found that feeling incapable at work may decrease one's chances of achieving professional accomplishment and personal happiness.