More and more people opt to donate a kidney to a stranger during the course of their lives. In 2007 there were only 6 so-called "altruistic" donors, in 2013 that number increased to 41.
Three cardiac surgeons from the Netherlands will perform 25 heart operations in Belarus.
Residents of the Caribbean island St. Martin are called upon to do everything in their power to prevent further spreading of the Chikungunya virus by mosquitos.
A new research reveals that 81% of parents want their younger teens should be allowed to continue drinking alcohol.
One in ten people in the Netherlands suffered from depression in 2012, according to figures the Central Bureau of Statistics
The Dutch Burn Centre will gain access to a 3D printer to aid in the recovery of serious injuries. The printer can be used to reconstruct noses and ears, using the victim's body cells.
Health Minister Edith Schippers has decided to allow pregnant women to take a new DNA blood test to check whether their child has Down syndrome, the Volkskrant reports citing Reuters.
Care organization Careyn is cutting 650 full-time jobs as a result of a reorganization plan, Nos reports.
The CEO of the French PIP breast implant manufacturing company, who also supplied implants for Dutch women, has been sentenced to four years in prison, announced the court in Marseille. Jean-Claude has been found guilty of serious deception and fraud.
The Lancet medical journal recently released new figures showing that cancer survival rate in the Netherlands is lower than in many of surrounding countries, the Volkskrant reports.
A majority of parliament wants the legal age for buying an e-cigarette to go up to 18. VVD and PvdA call on the government to introduce a minimum age.
60 percent of young people between 20 and 24 who go out, used ecstasy at least once in the last year, according to new research from the Trimbos Institute.
The KWF foundation against cancer wants cigarette packs in the Netherlands to all have the same brown-green color. Packets should no longer carry brand symbols, but large health warnings instead, according to KWF.
Bird flu was detected at a poultry farm in the province of Groningen. All 10,000 laying hens on the farm in St. Annen were eliminated.
RIVM, a public health institute in the Netherlands, said that electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are addictive and dangerous just like ordinary cigarettes, AD newspaper reports.
Manufacturer MSD rejects the criticism of the contraceptive Nuvaring . Nuvaring users are not at higher risk of thrombosis than with other contraceptives, according to Medical Director Caroline Doornebos. MSD stands behind their product.
A new study reveals that doctors’ smartphones can carry viruses and bacteria and are a source of hospital infections.
Amsterdammers drink more, smoke more cigarettes, and use more marijuana and hashish than anywhere else in the Netherlands, according to a new report by community health services organization GGD. 7,200 adults were included in the 2012 survey, which revealed that 11 percent also have feelings of deep loneliness, nearly triple the rate shown in 2000.
Four elderly residents of nursing home The Riethorst in Geertruidenberg will be moved to an isolated location Wednesday. Last week it was announced that they have been infected with the carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella intestinal bacteria (KPC), which is dangerous for people with impaired immune systems.
Philadelphia Zorg announced that it is slashing 900 jobs over the next two years.
The number of people who died from medical errors in Dutch hospitals has dropped by almost half, the Netherlands institute for health services research NIVEL has said in a report that came out on Monday.
Bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics, increasingly spread across Europe, according to new figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Dutch women with breast implants from the French brand PIP, could be compensated
No energy drinks, no fried snacks and no chips . The health rules Comenius Lyceum previously imposed on its canteen, cost the caterer to go broke last year. The competition from two Turkish bakeries and a nearby Albert Heijn were more than it could manage