Philips and Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC) announced they're collaboration in a clinical study of a new, minimally invasive treatment for diabetic foot and critical limb ischemia (CLI) last week. At the moment, there is no diagnostic method to immediately evaluate the result of an angioplasty - the currently preferred treatment option to restore blood circulation in a foot.
The economy remains the central issue surrounding the elections in Suriname, held in the country on Monday. The improving economic situation in the country in recent years has much to do with the high price of gold between 2010 and 2013, writes RTL Nieuws. The government benefited from the high commodity price, and so, in turn, did the population.
A number of artists will be holding a concert in Vondelpark in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon in an effort to save NPO Radio 6. The announcement that NPO plans to stop Radio 6 from next year was announced in March. The artists want to stop this from happening, because otherwise there will be too little jazz heard on the radio.
New legislation is necessary to address the disturbances caused by motorcycle gangs in Limburg, according to police union ACP.
The rescue brigade and police are launching their beach campaign to prevent children from getting lost during the holidays in Scheveningen today - the International Day for the Missing Child.
A 16 year old boy was arrested in Breda on Sunday for stabbing his stepfather.
The police arrested a 44 year old man in Alkmaar on Sunday morning on suspicion of breaking into a shed on Herenweg. The suspect vehemently resisted arrest and managed to fight of three cops before finally being arrested.
Some children discovered a human skull in Veenendaal while playing on Saturday afternoon. The skull was found in the bushes at the edge of an event site.
Tilburg was very busy this weekend with the MeiMartk in full swing. The MayMarkt, or May Market in English, is one of the largest flea markets in the Netherlands. Sales began on Saturday night and the market stayed open through the night until Sunday late afternoon.
For the first time in history a Dutch woman has broken the 11 second barrier in a 100 meter run. Dafne Schippers ran the 100 meters in 10.94 seconds in the FBK Games in Hengelo, thereby breaking the Dutch record of 11.03 seconds, NOS reports.
Researchers from the Wageningen University have come up with a promising and environmentally friendly way to combat ticks. Experiments have shown that nematodes, minuscule worms, can kill ticks within 10 days. Ticks have become an increasing problem over the past years because they cause Lyme disease.
The Netherlands is the first and only country to pay the additional tax owed to the European Union, reports Telegraaf. Other states that have to pay extra, according to newer calculations, are Bulgaria, France, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Slovenia and United Kingdom.