Oct 1 '14 12:54

Many drugs are known to individually increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Now it has been demonstrated that a combination of drugs will increase the risk much more than expected. 

Oct 1 '14 11:49

According to research by AMC in Amsterdam, one in six victims of a serious accident develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Hospitals don't pay attention to this, causing victims to go about untreated.

Oct 1 '14 07:54

The two Dutch doctors who were admitted to the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) several weeks ago, are out of quarantine and back with their families, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Sep 30 '14 16:57

Doctors in the Netherlands assisted 4,829 people to commit suicide in 2013, representing a 15% percent increase over 2012. The vast majority of cases involved patients suffering with cancer or unbearable pain, according to a report published by the five regional review committees.

Sep 30 '14 15:47

Minister of Health Edith Schippers said to the Second Chamber that Foppen fish processors, who was involved in an international salmonella outbreak from contaminated salmon in 2012, still has not got their business in order two years later.

Body Image
Sep 30 '14 08:14

Dutch women are growing more ashamed of their own naked bodies, according to research from health magazine gezondNU. Almost half of Dutch women feel they are too fat, and feel unhappy about their bodies when they look in the mirror. They also feel inferior to other women.

Sep 29 '14 15:37

The increasing number of untrustworthy and illegal home medical tests is so alarming that the Public Health Service will devise their own health check, an online questionnaire that will indicate whether a proper medical examination is necessary.

Sep 29 '14 09:05

The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has asked The Netherlands for specialist medical aid to help the country against the spread of ebola. She made this public call on the television program KRO Brandpunt, the NOS reports.

Sep 26 '14 15:59

VUmc's CEO Wouter Bos (former Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of Finance) informed employees of the medical center in Amsterdam that VUmc has to make big cutbacks and this will likely have consequences for the staff.

Sep 26 '14 15:05

Mindert Mulder, who has been working as Cure director at the Dutch Health Care Authority (NZa) since late 2008, is leaving the NZa.

Sep 26 '14 14:49

Philadelphia, the second largest disability care firm in the Netherlands, is withdrawing from 150 of the 200 municipalities where they are currently guiding the mentally disabled.

Sep 25 '14 15:44

From October 1st the Netherlands will have a new health insurer - Anno12.

Sep 25 '14 13:29

New regulations concerning the hygiene of sex toy have sparked a quarrel between Red Light District window operators and Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan. As part of the new licensing conditions, operators themselves will be made responsible for ensuring that sex toys maintain proper hygiene standards.

Sep 25 '14 12:35

The City of Amsterdam will impose exclusion orders on dealers who sell fake drugs in the late night entertainment districts Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. Dealers who parade disguise flour or detergent as cocaine will receive a weekend ban from the square.

Sep 25 '14 11:10

Parents of children at the Strabrecht College in Geldrop and the Plus X-College in Bladel have tipped the school heads off about films circulating at the schools in which underage girls perform sexually explicit acts, Omroep Brabant reports.

Roger van Boxtel
Sep 25 '14 08:49

CEO for health insurance company Menzis, Roger van Boxtel says that the Dutch National Care Authority is not strict enough in reprimanding providers for tampering with their packages, making it difficult for people to transfer to providers. The healthcare system is a "ticking time bomb", Van Boxtel tells De Volkskrant in an interview.

Sep 24 '14 13:22

The two patients who have been in the hospital these past days on suspicion that they may have Ebola, are not infected with the virus.

Sep 24 '14 10:22

The Cabinet is working together with the United Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) and healthcare providers to find solutions to make sure that vulnerable children aren't left without specialized childcare next year, the NOS report.

Sep 24 '14 08:10

Gym classes in 20 precent of Dutch primary schools are not taught to standard, with classes lasting half the set time. Parliament wants Inspectors to pay a lot more attention to controlling this, the Algemeen Dagblad writes.

Sep 23 '14 15:27

The National Institute for Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) warns that shellfish that are collected in the eastern art of the Westerschelde may be infected with the polio virus.

Sep 22 '14 15:22

A man in Eindhoven has possibly been infected with the Ebola virus. The man recently returned from a trip to Sierra Leone in West Africa.

Sep 22 '14 09:55

According to director Hugo Backx of the Municipal Health Services (GGD), there is some concern about the training of new coroners in The Netherlands, reports.

Sep 19 '14 14:22

Minister Lilianne Ploumen (Development Cooperation) announced to the Second Chamber today that the Cabinet has made 15 million euro available to combat the Ebola epidemic.

Sep 18 '14 09:37

Dutch people believe that the Cabinet plans for free home care to family and friends puts increasing pressure on individuals who have to care for friends or family by themselves according to The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP), the NRC writes.