A KLM aircraft was grounded for a longer period of time in Trondheim, Norway on Sunday because one passenger was feared to have been infected with the deadly ebola virus. After some time, it appears to have been a false alarm, a KLM spokesperson confirms to De Volkskrant.
In The Netherlands, there is an explosive growth in people who do not want to be resuscitated if they are in acute distress, the NOS reports. The number of people currently wearing a medal with the words 'Do Not Resuscitate' on them rose from 1200 in 2007 to more than 5000 last year.
Dutch pilots and crew have expressed concerns about their safety when flying to Nigeria where the Ebola virus is raging, Tel Aviv because of the Hamas conflict and until recently Iraq,
Various French cheeses sold in the Netherlands have been found to contain traces of the E coli bacterium that can cause severe food poisoning. The Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has today issued a security warning advising consumers not to consume cheese from the producers Étoile du Vercors.
Dutch nationals in West African countries where the ebola virus has broken out have been asked to register themselves at the embassy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called for this measure due to the speed with which the virus is spreading, the NOS reports.
A bio-tech company in Leiden is making headway developing a vaccine against the deadly, and fast-spreading ebola virus. In an interview with Het Financieele Dagblad, Maria Pau, head of the research program, says that data from tests on monkeys is very promising.
Residents of Ganzendiep and Ijssellaan streets in Lelystad are considering a signature drive to urge their local council to do something about the mosquitoes that are terrorizing their neighborhood.
Dozens of people have suffered serious barbecue relate injuries in the past four months, causing concerns with the Dutch Burn Wounds Foundation.
A farmer in Zuidschermer in Noord-Holland died on Monday evening after being attacked by a bull of his.
Last year, 458,000 workers were physically or mentally injured due to an accident at work, and almost half of these lost one or more days of work. Most accidents happened in the catering sector.
A 69-year-old Dutch national died on the French island Corsica on Sunday when the small aircraft he was in crashed.
Cancer patient Nol van Bekhoven was told that he had until the Spring to live according to Dutch doctors. He has survived past Spring and well into Summer, and is even tumor-free after going to Belgium for treatment, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The Netherlands Food and Wares Authority (NVWA) has developed a new app to inform consumers of the cleanliness ratings of the restaurants that they visit. This app is available from today and can be accessed with a smartphone as well as through the NVWA website.
Lasst year, asbestos treatment companies were fined for violating rules twice as many times as in 2012. The SZW Inspection, formerly the labour inspection, discovered 433 cases of violation in 2013. This was just over 200 in the previous year.
Patients are experiencing difficulties registering with another doctor. According to research from patients' federation NPCF, one in three patients actually succeed in finding a new doctor. Often, the wanted general practitioner will not accept new patients, or the patient lives in the wrong postal code area.
Police in Andijk are investigating an accident with a quad late Saturday that has claimed the lives of two boys.
The Cabinet and Parliament have approved plans for hospitals to start making profits, which will be paid out to investors, such as pension funds. This plan from Minister Edith Schippers of Health received support from governing parties VVD and PvdA, as well as D66.
Consumer organization Foodwatch wants to stop marketing of food at schools. Food companies should not be allowed to use daycares and schools for their ads. Foodwatch is petitioning for this to stop.
Health care insurance companies have been afforded a new policy option in which they only pay for specialist care or psychologists which are under contract with them. This policy can be cheaper for insurers, and will be introduced in 2016.
Completely harmless, no dangerous substances, and in a variety of flavors, the e-joint is taking the European market by storm with the company behind the product rolling out 10,000 units daily, according to distributors E-Njoint B.V. Capitalizing on the success of the e-cigarette, the Delft based business has claimed to have invented the world’s first electronic joint though it is sold without using any THC, the psychoactive aspect of marijuana.
A 12-year-old girl in Hengeloo died today when she was run over by a tractor.
The Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen has announced that it is building three special operation rooms in which cancer diagnoses will take no longer than a day. Cancer patients will no longer have to wait up to two weeks to hear whether malignant cells have receded.
The Cabinet has signed a deal allowing healthcare insurers to choose whether or not to insure healthcare providers who are not under contract, a law which will be introduced per 2016. Previously, this was mandatory. Coalition parties PvdA and VVD signed with opposition parties D66, ChristenUnie and SGP, De Volkskrant reports.
A large-scale fire raged at the Shell site in Moerdijk, Brabant last night after an explosion in a disused reactor. Mayor Jac Klijs reports that two people have been injured. According to the municipality, the area is now safe, and the fire has been put out.