Health

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.

Mar 10 '14 08:16

Two tourists on a pedal boat got lost and found themselves in the IJ river in Amsterdam.

Mar 8 '14 04:36

Continued shortcomings in the areas of drug safety, hygiene, and infection prevention, landed the Center for Arthritis and Rehabilitation Rotterdam on the list of the Healthcare Inspectorate for increased supervision.

Mar 6 '14 19:12

A breath test can establish in as little as 6 minutes if women have breast cancer or an abnormal mammogram, according to a study by Maastricht UMC+ and the Maastro Clinic. The promising results were published today in the scientific magazine PLOS ONE.

Mar 6 '14 15:07

10 Percent of the Dutch believe it necessary to complement their diets with 'superfoods', according to a study by The Netherlands Nutrition Centre Foundation (Voedingscentrum) among 1,000 randomly selected subjects.

Mar 5 '14 13:24

Health care in 2015 will be limited to €20 on a yearly basis. Temporary government contributions subdue the premium rise for citizens and employers.

Mar 4 '14 17:02

The man, who set himself on fire, Friday evening near a bus stop, close to the entrance of a supermarket on the Aagje Dekenstraat, died Sunday. The victim was taken to the burn center in Rotterdam by trauma helicopter, critically injured.

Mar 4 '14 11:01

An ex-train driver is calling attention to the lack of empathy given to conductors in train accidents.

Mar 3 '14 15:25

An explosion forced a dozen occupants of an apartment complex on the 'Oude Vismarkt' in Zwolle out of their homes. Around 5:45 Monday morning an explosion blew out the façade of a 'shoarma' establishment on the ground floor. The explosion was followed up by a fire.

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Mar 3 '14 11:13

The Netherlands has issued a warning against traveling to violence prone areas in Ukraine, in the wake of the country’s stand-off with Russia.

Mar 3 '14 06:46

Eight people became stranded on a sandbank on Sunday. They were saved when the Royal Dutch Rescue Society (KNRM) came into action.

Mar 2 '14 04:32

Several people, among whom some children, were traumatized by the horrific scene that unfolded itself in front of their eyes, when a man covered himself in a flammable liquid and set himself on fire at the entrance of a supermarket on the Aagje Dekenstraat in Vlissingen, Friday.

Mar 1 '14 04:33

Erasmus MC in Rotterdam published its mortality rate after all, just not the way it was required. The hospital chose to publish alternative rates instead, in a way that would picture a more relevant view of the statistics.

Feb 28 '14 04:33

In the past 6 years the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) has spiked, and with it the number of lives saved.

Feb 28 '14 04:31

Some 40,000 chickens on a Swifterban farm in Flevoland need to be euthanized, according to European regulations, because an inspection found bird flu present, according to the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Caduceus, Medical
Feb 27 '14 07:24

An 81-year old diabetic woman from Haarlem passed away after being stuck under a couch for four days.

UMC Utrecht
Feb 26 '14 10:29

A new study conducted under leadership from UMC Utrecht has discovered that the chance for the elderly to develop lung infections can be greatly reduced by a vaccine.

Frustration
Feb 26 '14 09:28

The financial crisis seems to have affected not only the economy, but society as well as new research from the Erasmus University shows.

Feb 25 '14 04:35

VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) received considerably more requests for gender surgery at the start of this year than in the first few weeks in 2013. Due to insufficient funding the hospital can not accommodate any new patients.

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