Roermond Mayor Peter Cammaert announced an emergency decree this morning because of the asbestos alarm. This emergency decree follows the large fire that broke out last night.
The PvdA and VVD will continue searching for a solution to the problems that have arisen around Minister Edith Schippers' healthcare plan later today.
Experts tapped by the United Nations say the Netherlands violates the human rights of undocumented aliens. The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has urged the Dutch government to take measures before Christmas by providing asylum seekers living on the streets with food, clothing and shelter, often referred to in Dutch as "bed, bath and bread."
State Secretary Dijksma of Economic Affairs has relaxed the measures to prevent bird flu from spreading. The relaxed measures take effect from today. There has been no new cases of avian influenza in the Netherlands during the past two weeks.
The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has confirmed that the patient who was recently admitted to Erasmus MC with Ebola symptoms, is not infected with the virus. This has been determined by the results of specific tests.
TNO determined that the amount of particulate matter in residential areas in Amsterdam and Amstelveen is two times higher than normal when the wind is blowing from the direction of Schiphol.
In 2013 the most common causes of death in the Netherlands was cancer and cardiovascular disease. Of the more than 141 thousand people who died in 2013, 42 thousand (30 percent) died of cancer and 38 thousand (27 percent) died of cardiovascular diseases.
Two associations of plastic surgeons are worried about doctors injecting botox and other so-called fillers without asking questions. According to the two organizations, the safety of the patient is not always ensured. A new directive is needed to improve the quality of cosmetic care.
Approximately one third of new cancer cases in the Netherlands can be prevented by a healthier lifestyle. That concludes TNO, which was commissioned by the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF Kankerbestrijding) to examine the "lifestyle factors" that influence the development of cancer.
In 2012 and 2013 hospitals sent in 276 million euro in false claims. An investigation shows that 1.2 percent of the revenue was not declared properly. There are currently discussions on how that money should be paid back to the insurers.
Children who attend daycare run a much greater risk of stomach flu (gastroenteritis). On average they visit the doctor twice as often - and are also twice as often hospitalized due to complications - as children who do not attend daycare.
Parents often don't realize how dangerous it can be if their child swallows a button battery. There are an increasing number of cases of such a battery burning a whole in the esophagus. This can lead to permanent injury, and in one case even death.
A driver with possible Ebola symptoms, was assisted and escourted to Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam earlier on Tuesday.
An elderly couple (88 and 89 years old) from Dantumadiel will for the time being still be entitled to home assistance from January 1st, 2015, the court in Groningen determined today.
An advisory board of Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health thinks that the second opinion must remain as fully reimbursed care in the basic healthcare package. The concept advice of the Healthcare Institute states that patients are entitled to a review by a second specialist.
Representatives of about 70 civil society organizations, including the Consumer Association, health insurers and Abvakabo FNV, delivered a manifesto to the Senate on Monday making their concerns known about the legislative proposal that limits the free choice of doctor.
Lidl will provide free school fruit to nearly 100 thousand children at 500 primary schools. The Ministry of Economic Affairs has entered into an agreement with the supermarket chain which will run until the end of this school year.
The average person living in the Netherlands has a generally high faith in society, and is commonly happy, but in varying degrees from province to province. The determination is based on new data released by Dutch government institute Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
The Netherlands will likely soon receive its first Ebola patient for treatment. De Telegraaf reports that medical specialists are ready to care for a Nigerian who has contracted the deadly virus.
The recent outbreak of bird flu has cost the industry and government between 32 million euro and 39 million euro thus far. This is based on calculations from the Wageningen research institute LEI.
According to a new study, there is no evidence that young people will perform worse because of alcohol use. A long-term study of 2,230 Dutch adolescents shows that drinkers perform no worse than non-drinkers when it comes to memory, impulse control and concentration.
Doctors and nurses who have committed a serious crime, may soon no longer be allowed to work with patients. Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health wants the disciplinary court to be able to impose a total professional ban on healthcare personnel who have committed a sexual or violent offense.
Long-term care for the elderly and disabled is to be redeveloped. Yesterday the Senate approved the Act long-term care (Wet langdurige zorg - Wlz) which guarantees assistance for people who need 24 hours a day care.
Psychological problems cost Dutch businesses 20 billion euro every year. This includes the costs of care, absenteeism, loss of productivity and disability. The 20 billion euro is about 3 percent of the size of the Dutch economy.