Health

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Nov 3 '14 12:42

The number of deaths because of carbon monoxide poisoning is increasing because of mistakes in the installation of new central heating boilers. Tjibbe Joustra, President of the Safety Board, says that installers are often not qualified.

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Nov 3 '14 09:37

Pediatricians are calling for a ban on energy drinks for children under 13 years of age.

Nov 3 '14 08:56

Nearly one million Dutch people are suffering from burnouts caused by stress.

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Nov 3 '14 08:28

Late last week the six suppliers, who provide over a million pieces of fruit to more than 350 thousand students every week, notified schools that they will no longer be delivering the Schoolfruit.

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Nov 2 '14 11:53

Police officers narrowly saved a woman in her house in Bakkeveen from asphyxiation last night.

Oct 31 '14 12:45

According to the Dutch Association Soft Drinks, Water, Juices (FWS), people in the Netherlands drank millions of liters more tap water in 2013.

Oct 31 '14 11:00

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) is going to use portable devices to take air samples to help inspectors determine whether the smoking ban has been violated.

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Oct 31 '14 07:51

On Thursday the Ministry of Defense released over 500 documents relating to the issues surrounding chrome paint.

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Oct 30 '14 10:25

Residents of Utrecht is getting rid of their old diesel cars. From January 1st these cars will not be allowed to enter the city center.

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Oct 30 '14 09:25

According to figures from Statistics Netherlands, the chance of women dying during pregnancy or childbirth has become ten times smaller since the 1950's. From 2007 less than ten women die during pregnancy or childbirth per year.

Oct 29 '14 10:10

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Oct 29 '14 09:37

Employers are increasingly only hiring employees who look fit and vital.

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Oct 29 '14 08:46

Since the cut backs in mental healthcare (GGZ) in 2012, the waiting lists have grown, causing the gravity of psychological stress to increase and more emergency admissions to occur.

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Oct 28 '14 10:55

Alec Momont of the TU Delft has designed an unmanned, autonomous navigating mini plane that can quickly deliver a defibrillator on the spot where it is needed.

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Oct 28 '14 08:42

According to Parliament Member Gerard Schouw, the more than 170 labels currently found in stores are too confusing. The D66 is arguing for a single label in the form of a stop light.

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Oct 28 '14 08:10

A Liberian asylum seeker was on his way to Brussels, from where he would be deported back to Liberia, when he got the surprising news that he can remain in the Netherlands.

The man had repeatedly appealed against his deportation because of the Ebola epidemic prevailing in his country, but all his requests were denied.

A ruling by the court in Roermond prevented the deportation of the 31 year old man, his lawyer confirmed. Last week the court in Den Bosch ruled that he must be returned to Liberia despite the Ebola epidemic.

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Oct 27 '14 09:06

The Amsterdam police are searching for the parents of a newborn baby who was found in an underground garbage container on Saturday night. The woman who found the baby still can't believe it.

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Oct 26 '14 14:42

A newborn baby was rescued from an underground garbage container overnight after someone walked by the bin and heard the girl crying. Paramedics, firefighters and police raced to the Fritz Conijnstraat in Amsterdam West at about 4:15 a.m. and found the days-old child upset, but in otherwise fair condition.

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Oct 24 '14 13:11

Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced after the EU summit in Brussels that the Netherlands will make a further 5 million euro available for the fight against Ebola.

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Oct 24 '14 10:59

Research by epidemiologist Lisanne Balk shows that the extent of brain damage in MS patients can be seen on their eye scans.

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Oct 24 '14 09:54

The Council of States concluded in an advice to the First Chamber that the elimination of the so-called free choice of doctor is not contrary to European law. It is the citizen's choice to limit the choice of doctor to care providers who have a contract with the selected insurance companies.

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Oct 23 '14 08:25

The Inspectorate Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) announced today that they will be doing an investigation into the working conditions at Ambulance Amsterdam.

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Oct 22 '14 12:22

The CSG Augustinus school in Groningen is closed all week after the discovery of asbestos in the school building.

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Oct 21 '14 10:17

On October 31st one hundred men, including Amsterdam councilors and other prominent Dutchmen, will shave their beards in a makeshift shaving salon on Frederiksplein for Movember.

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