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Feb 9 '15 10:16

A 25-year-old pregnant woman from Letland delivered her baby alone and without any help in Zandvoort last night.

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Feb 8 '15 18:30

Unpopular measures would be needed to reduce the number of injuries and deaths in traffic, suggests a new study published today by the Road Safety Research Foundation (Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Verkeersveiligheid). The measures include compulsory helmet requirements for children and the elderly, as well as moped riders. Minister of Infrastructure Melanie Schultz van Haegen does not see this happening.

Feb 6 '15 15:20

Minister Edith Schippers (Health) just announced measures for her healthcare bill in a press conference. It will become possible for insurers to charge a reduced amount against a patient's deductible if they go to a specialist that has a contract with the insurer. There will also be stricter supervision on mergers of institutions, in the revised version of the bill that was surprisingly voted down in the upper house of parliament.

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Feb 6 '15 08:41

A discount on the excess for people who go to a healthcare provider that has a contract with their insurer is one of the measures that Minister Edith Schippers (Public Health, Welfare and Sport) is preparing for her healthcare law, RTL reported last night.

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Feb 4 '15 14:27

The flu epidemic is lingering into a second month. According to figures from research institute Nivel, last week 139 per 100,000 people went to their doctor with flu-like symptoms. The week before it was 142.

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Feb 3 '15 11:53

Toxic chromium paint was released during maintenance on an Apache helicopter in Mali. Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert of Defense notified the Chamber that the carcinogenic paint pigments were released during the sanding of the rotor blades.

Feb 2 '15 16:58

A campaign about the dangers of carbon monoxide was launched in the Netherlands on Monday by the national fire department and Brandwonden Stichting (Netherlands Burns Foundation). The nationwide civil defense siren that is tested monthly at midday marked the start of the campaign.

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Feb 2 '15 11:37

Dutch people contributed more than 10.3 million euro during the campaign against Ebola. The Cooperating Aid Organizations (SHO) announced the final count of the fundraiser today.

Jan 30 '15 17:05

IKEA is adding vegan meatballs to the menu at their in-store restaurants throughout the Netherlands in the springtime, and in other markets worldwide.

Jan 30 '15 11:07

According to psychologist and professor Hjalmar van Marle, health care professionals should be extra alert when it comes to disturbed people. He said this following the incident in the NOS building last night.

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Jan 29 '15 17:53

Search and rescue crews trying to track down the fishing trawler missing in the English Channel found an empty life-raft on the French coast just south of Boulogne-sur-Mer. The serial number on the raft links it to the missing ship, which was found with some wooden debris, the Dover Coast Guard reported late Thursday morning.

Jan 29 '15 14:32

Only one third of the Netherlands' disabled worked over 12 hours a week in 2013, according to research released Thursday by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

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Jan 29 '15 10:44

The PvdA and SGP want to know exactly how many people are walking around freely after being convicted and require psychiatric treatment. This could happen, for example, if a person appealed against a ruling.

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Jan 28 '15 17:35

There may be risks to health from the bluer light of LED, found investigations by the Health Council of the Netherlands.

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Jan 27 '15 17:55

The Minister of Foreign Trade, Lilianne Ploumen, expressed her appreciation and support for Gavi in Berlin today, committing the Netherlands to a quarter-billion euros in support. Gavi, founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, performs large-scale vaccination programs in developing countries worldwide.

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Jan 23 '15 11:30

Dutch people exercise more often than they did a decade ago. Walking, running and fitness are especially becoming increasingly popular, according to research by the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP).

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Jan 23 '15 11:10

Screening for prostate cancer among men between the ages of 55 and 59 years, could save the lives of 300 men every year. This is according to a large European study of 200 thousand patients, led from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

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Jan 23 '15 10:38

Opposition parties D66 and ChristenUnie wants mental health care to be free for all children. According to these parties, the government may not ask for a contribution as long as there is an investigation ongoing.

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Jan 23 '15 10:04

Almost all the measures against bird flu have been lifted. Secretary of State Dijksma said in the Second Chamber that the only measure that remains in effect is that of indoor confinement. That means that the poultry must remain indoors.

Jan 22 '15 13:55

The well-known Dutch cartoonist, Peter Pontiac (born Peter Pollmann) died on Tuesday. The 63-year-old had suffered from severe liver disease, and decided to cease treatment late last yea

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Jan 22 '15 12:32

More than a third of Dutch people are willing to care for a neighbor if he/she is sick. More than 80 percent are willing to help with household tasks.

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Jan 22 '15 09:24

Within a year the packaging of cigarettes and tobacco must consist of at least 65 percent of warning texts and pictures of all kinds of distasteful conditions that you get from smoking. There must also be an age restriction of 18 years for the sale of electronic cigarettes.

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Jan 20 '15 21:26

Labour party PvdA has agreed to the proposal of Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, to reduce gas extraction in Groningen by seven percent. The party however wants new scenarios for the future that take the possible further gas reductions in to account.

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Jan 19 '15 09:24

The review committee has assessed the euthanasia of a woman, who suffered from a severe form of tinnitus (ear ringing), as careless, De Monitor reports. The responsible physician works for the Levenseindekliniek (end of life clinic). This is the third "careless" assessment for the clinic in a yea

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