Health

Nov 13 '13 12:48

The Netherlands has set a new legal age to buy cigarettes in order to reduce smoking among young people.

Nov 12 '13 15:25

On November 14 a group of "naked" people will walk through the center of Amsterdam. This group is known as the Diabetes Gang, who want to point out the consequences of the disorder on World Diabetes Day

Nov 12 '13 09:06

KPN has formed partnership with Ascom Wireless Solutions to develop products for healthcare market in the Netherlands.

Nov 11 '13 16:13

Women afflicted with breast cancer have the resolve within themselves to face their fears, maintain their femininity and ultimately fight the disease with strength and dignity.

Nov 11 '13 05:59

The number of young people who ended up in hospital because of alcohol, has increased fourfold between 2001 and 2011. This is clear from the Annual Report of the National Drug Monitor of the Trimbos Institute.

Nov 8 '13 00:03

Russia and the Netherlands will jointly combat antibiotics resistance. Minister Schippers of Health came to an agreement with her ​​Russian counterpart Skvortsova. Schippers is on a trade mission in Moscow and Kazan this week.

Nov 4 '13 11:08

Dutch researcher Adriaan Tuiten and his team are seeking approval from the U.S. drugs authority FDA to perform phase three clinical trials on a pill to increase sexual desire in women, reports the Volkskrant.

Oct 31 '13 10:43

Investigators found no evidence that meat supplier Vion has been selling the factory-farmed daily meat with a better life label, Nos reports.

Oct 31 '13 02:40

Breast implants from the French brand PIP do not expose carriers to an increased health risk, reported the Healthcare Inspectorate (IGZ)Wednesday.

Oct 30 '13 11:58

Food watchdog Foodwatch said that the National School Breakfast is advertising, marketing and promotion of children's unhealthy eating, reports ANP.

Oct 29 '13 11:46

Dutch company Royal Philips has teamed up with Israel-based RealView Imaging Ltd. to conduct a clinical study.

Oct 29 '13 00:02

A 17-year-old girl from Zealand died from the measles. She was not vaccinated, reports the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

Oct 28 '13 09:06

A new study reveals that mortality rate for children with HIV is low in the Netherlands compared with other industrialized countries.

Oct 26 '13 00:05

A warning went out in various refugee centers not to pick and eat mushrooms. This week, at least seven refugees were hospitalized after eating mushrooms.

Oct 26 '13 00:04

Pharmaceutical Company Novo Nordisk recalls 100,000 insulin pens. They may contain the wrong amount of diabetes medication.

Oct 25 '13 12:25

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the mayor of Beijing, China, to solve the city’s smog problem.

Oct 25 '13 02:10

At least 27 women in the Netherlands may have died from side effects from the controversial contraceptive Diane-35.

Oct 23 '13 01:30

Two puppies, imported from Bulgaria, had rabies. The dogs were euthanized last weekend, reported the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) Tuesday.

Oct 22 '13 03:18

The foundation Victims Cosmetic Physicians is pleased with the decision of Minister Schippers make the rules for purely aesthetic cosmetic procedures stricter. It is too easy to undergo a procedure to look more beautiful, according to the Minister.

Oct 18 '13 00:03

The number of Dutch with an HPV infection has increased since the 90s. Especially in young girls between 15 and 24 years, the number of infections increased, reported the VUmc Thursday.

Oct 16 '13 05:47

In Amsterdam and Amstelveen a total of sixteen people from five different houses have been taken to the hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

In Amsterdam Nieuw West seven people from two different houses at the Theodorus Dobbestraat were taken to the hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Oct 4 '13 02:58

The expensive drugs for the rare diseases Pompe and Fabry will still be reimbursed after this year by the basic health insurance, reports Minister Schippers to the House.

Oct 3 '13 05:35

It is expected that of al the Dutch older than 15, 25% or even slightly less will smoke this year. This was stated by State Secretary Martin van Rijn, during a debate on smoking in the House.

In 2012 the number of smokers was 26%. This were a total of 3.6 million people. Although a decrease of 1% doesn’t look that big, counted in number of people it is a considerable number of people who quit smoking.

Oct 2 '13 00:25

1 out of 5 women with breast cancer and clean lymph nodes in the armpit do not need chemotherapy after surgery. Therefore, they should all be offered a genetic tumor test, according to Sabine Linn, professor and medical oncologist at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital. She is involved in the study of the test.

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