Health

Autism Awareness Ribbon (Source: Twitter/@OtakuSkittles)
Aug 25 '14 15:36

A report done by Statistics Netherlands has found that, according to parents and guardians, almost 3 percent of children between the ages of 4 and 12 years suffer from autism or a related disorder, like Aspergers syndrome or PDD-NOS.

Guacamole
Aug 22 '14 10:13

Top Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn's store brand Guacamole has won the shop the number one spot in a consumer election for the products with the best false advertising. With only 0.7 percent guacamole powder, the guacamole dip from AH won the 'Kletsmajoor Award'.

Aug 21 '14 13:38

The Ministry of Defense has known for 15 years that their staff at border region posts have been exposed to the carcinogenic compound chromium 6 at military bases.

Thai_Lion_B737
Aug 21 '14 08:59

The Dutch co-pilot of a Thai Lion Air flight passed out 20 minutes after take-off, and died soon after. Peter Esberte was 47 years old when collapsed during the flight from Hat Yai, Thailand to Bangkok, the Bangkok Post reported.

Ebola
Aug 20 '14 08:22

The National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) has alerted GPs, specialists and Municipal Health Services (GGD's) to the threat of Ebola, and asks them to keep an eye on people with fevers, as this could warrant an Ebola check, the Algemeen Dagblad reports today.

Aug 19 '14 08:47

Dutch retail, pharmacy and drugstore chain Kruidvat is recalling all baby cribs with the brand Bambino. Children could suffocate on some of the bed's parts. This is the second Bambino baby bed that Kruidvat has had to recall.

Aug 18 '14 15:38

The Public Health Department is handing out Ebola awareness flyers to travelers at Schiphol heading for Nigeria.

Slaughterhouse
Aug 18 '14 11:45

An investigation by Inspectie SZW shows that there is too little attention in making sure that safety is a priority for staff at 90 percent of the 217 slaughterhouse and meat processing ventures in cleaning machines.

Health
Aug 15 '14 14:16

Consumer organization Consumentenbond did research that shows pharmacists bill clients for a talk when giving out new medicine, but do not actually engage in this talk, or do so poorly, the ANP reports.

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Aug 15 '14 11:01

The oldest person in the Netherlands has passed away.

TU Eindhoven
Aug 14 '14 13:39

A foreign student completing a Masters project at the Biomedical Technology faculty at TU Eindhoven for the last six months has found to be infected with tuberculosis, specifically a strain that may be infectious. Anyone who has had intensive contact with the student will be inspected by the GGD Brabant-Zuidoost, which includes 20 co-workers and students of BMT, the University announces.

Veggie burger
Aug 14 '14 11:05

With so-called meat-substitutes, consumers shouldn't be so presumptuous as to judge a book by it's cover. Veggie burgers, cheese schnitzels and soy meat does not substitute meat, as it does not offer the same nutritious value as real meat.

Doctor
Aug 13 '14 13:12

In Overijssel, two Municipal Healtcare Service's (GGD) in the region of Twente have reported a rise in cases of whooping cough. Nurses are warning those vaccinated that their cough might not be a nasty cold after all, RTV Oost reports.

Aug 13 '14 11:06

Because of the price hike of the mandatory own risk in medical insurance, patients are more often hesitant to have lab research done, get medicine or visit a specialist, Het Parool reports.

Shellac
Aug 13 '14 10:30

Several companies put animal ingredients in their foods, without stating this on the label. Food watchdog Foodwatch is sounding the alarm, because vegetarians, Islamic and Jewish communities in The Netherlands are being duped, unable to properly follow the guidelines of their beliefs, De Volkskrant reports.

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Aug 12 '14 14:54

A 14-year-old girl narrowly escaped with her life when he was trampled by spooked horses in a meadow in Boekend.

Aug 12 '14 14:37

An outbreak of the norovirus at a Brabant campsite left over 60 guests sick last week, the regional office of health agency GGD has confirmed. Authorities were alerted when more than 60 guests reported gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea and diarrhea, after holidaying at the Prinsenmeer campsite.

KLM_Embraer_190_in_Trondheim
Aug 12 '14 07:53

A KLM aircraft was grounded for a longer period of time in Trondheim, Norway on Sunday because one passenger was feared to have been infected with the deadly ebola virus. After some time, it appears to have been a false alarm, a KLM spokesperson confirms to De Volkskrant.

CPR
Aug 11 '14 15:40

In The Netherlands, there is an explosive growth in people who do not want to be resuscitated if they are in acute distress, the NOS reports. The number of people currently wearing a medal with the words 'Do Not Resuscitate' on them rose from 1200 in 2007 to more than 5000 last year.

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Aug 11 '14 09:25

Dutch pilots and crew have expressed concerns about their safety when flying to Nigeria where the Ebola virus is raging, Tel Aviv because of the Hamas conflict and until recently Iraq,

Dairy Products
Aug 8 '14 17:41

Various French cheeses sold in the Netherlands have been found to contain traces of the E coli bacterium that can cause severe food poisoning. The Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has today issued a security warning advising consumers not to consume cheese from the producers Étoile du Vercors.

Ebola
Aug 8 '14 11:44

Dutch nationals in West African countries where the ebola virus has broken out have been asked to register themselves at the embassy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called for this measure due to the speed with which the virus is spreading, the NOS reports.

Crucell
Aug 8 '14 10:57

A bio-tech company in Leiden is making headway developing a vaccine against the deadly, and fast-spreading ebola virus. In an interview with Het Financieele Dagblad, Maria Pau, head of the research program, says that data from tests on monkeys is very promising.

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Aug 7 '14 12:32

Residents of Ganzendiep and Ijssellaan streets in Lelystad are considering a signature drive to urge their local council to do something about the mosquitoes that are terrorizing their neighborhood.

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