Health

Vaccine
Apr 11 '14 15:24

The call from parents' organizations to ban unvaccinated children from daycare has been rebuffed by ministers as there is no judicial ground for this to be possible. According to childcare laws, this is not allowed.

Gay Care Amsterdam
Apr 9 '14 14:11

The first care center catered to homosexuals will open its doors tomorrow in Amsterdam. The center was started by four gay entrepreneurs, and Gay Care Amsterdam will be the first home care organization aimed at gay men, lesbians bisexuals and transgenders. It hopes to be an institution without discrimination, a safe place for LGBTs.

Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis
Apr 9 '14 11:31

A new hip operation allows patients to spend only a few hours under the knife, and then walk out of the hospital themselves with a new hip.

Tick
Apr 7 '14 12:01

Ticks were caught in record numbers by volunteers in The Netherlands last year, at least 16,500. This means that tick bites increased as well, and with that, the risk of catching Lyme disease.

Fingerprint
Apr 3 '14 10:00

Weather in The Netherlands has been relatively nice over the last few days, but the air is at the moment dirty and unhealthy. Weeronline.nl announced on Wednesday that a combination of atmospheric particulate matter, birch pollen an dust from the Sahara is hanging in the air.

Apr 2 '14 18:23

Four people were injured in Katwijk when a dump truck struck a pedestrian bridge. One person was seriously hurt and taken to an area hospital, reports newspaper NRC. The others were treated at the scene.

Apr 1 '14 08:47

The section of the Dutch population who smoke has remained equal to 2012 at 25 percent. E-cigarettes are on the rise, however. Last year, 3 percent of the population has an e-cigarette every now and then, whereas in 2012, only 1 percent did.

Mar 28 '14 13:17

A promising new cancer therapy is going to be tested for the first time in the world at the Dutch Cancer Institute Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL) in Amsterdam.

Mar 27 '14 09:47

Around one quarter of all burn victims that are brought to the three Dutch burn centers is under the age of five, according to research from the Burn-wounds Foundation.

Meat
Mar 26 '14 12:38

According to a new report from the Research Council for Safety, the safety of meat in the Netherlands is not guaranteed.

Mar 24 '14 20:31

Doctors fear they will no longer be able to refer youth to necessary specialists, once the cities take over the budget for youth care next year. At the same time the cities take control of youth care, the available budget is cut with 15 percent.

Mar 20 '14 10:19

IKEA's children's bed canopies are a strangulation risk, the home warehouse has announced. The company has been forced to announce a recall on any canopies sold since 1996.

Mar 19 '14 16:02

56-year-old Theo Driessen from Heelsum did not hesitate to spring into action, Tuesday evening, when he noticed a 70-year-old female driver from Wageningen in her car on the train tracks in Wolfheze, while a train was coming.

Mar 18 '14 15:43

The quality of water, used to make drinking water suffers from the changing climate, announced the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) Tuesday. The changing climate causes dry spells in the Netherlands.

Vaccine
Mar 17 '14 12:38

Parent association Boink thinks that children should be turned away from daycares if their parents make the conscious choice not to vaccinate them against illnesses such as measles.

Mar 17 '14 07:24

There was a fire in an apartment on the Merwedeplein in Amsterdam, where Anne Frank lived, on Sunday night.

Mar 16 '14 04:32

DJ John van Loon (42) was cured of tinnitus by an intensive Belgian treatment method. Van Loon, a well-known DJ and producer from Utrecht, underwent an intensive therapy with 'noise generators.'

Sleep
Mar 14 '14 14:21

Children can become overweight if they don't sleep long enough according to neurologist Hans Hamburger from the WaakSlaapCentrum in the Slotervaartziekenhuis hospital, het Parool reports.

Mar 12 '14 14:39

One out of five women who have a C-section experience problems afterwards, in some cases to the extend they want the uterus removed, even if they still have a desire for more children, according to a study by Obgyn's of VUmc in Amsterdam.

Mar 12 '14 14:15

Professor of health economics at the University of Maastricht, Wim Groot, claims healthcare insurance is too expensive. He claims a figure of about one billion per year is paid in excess.

Mar 11 '14 16:33

It has been long known that taking antidepressants can negatively affect the libido, but the effects may be long-lasting to permanent, according to a soon to be published article by Side-affects Center, Lareb.

Mar 10 '14 16:18

About 6 percent of the Dutch population, some 1 million people visited alternative healers between 2010 and 2012. Women, 30 to 65-year-olds, higher educated and supplemental insured paid more visits to alternative healers.

Mar 10 '14 15:48

33 People were injured in a rear-end collision, involving three trams, on the Breeplein in Rotterdam-Zuid, today. 12 of the injured had to be transported to the hospital with mild to severe injuries, according to a police spokesperson.

Mar 10 '14 14:05

Three trams crashed into each other on the Breeplein in Rotterdam-Zuid around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon. A spokesperson for the police says 25 people have been injured.

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