Health Minister Edith Schippers is "positive" about making the NIPT-test available to everyone, but she will not make a decision on whether or not to do so until after she received advice from the Health council, she said in a parliamentary debate on the test that can diagnose Down's syndrome in unborn children on Tuesday
A number of parliamentarians want the test to identify Down's Syndrome in unborn children to be accessible to all pregnant women
Many popular children's drinks contain as much, if not more, sugar than soda, according to a study done by food watchdog Foodwatch. Consuming too much sugar can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart problems and strokes.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health does not agree with fellow VVD member and Prime Minister Mark Rutte that the PVV should be excluded from coalition cooperation as long as Geert Wilders does not take back his his contentious statements calling for fewer Moroccans in the Hague
A legislative change will give the Healthcare Inspectorate the ability to fine or close down alternative healers who cross the line from January 1st
Health Minister Edith Schippers is investigating possibilities on limiting the power of the pharmaceutical industry's power on drug pricing in the European Union
Coalition parties VVD and PvdA are pushing Health Minister Edith Schippers to make sure that citizens do not fall victim to "vague" health insurance policies
SP Parliamentarians Henk van Gerven and Renske Leijten are demanding answers from Health Minister Edith Schippers on her husband's role in the turbulent period at the Slotervaart Hospital in Amsterdam.
The Health Council advised Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health to have pregnant women vaccinated against pertussis in their last trimester so that their babies are protected against the disease
The Utrecht University Medical Hospital must pay a record amount of 350 thousand euros in compensation to a woman who fell victim to a medical error. The woman was informed that she is suffering from cervical cancer two years after the diagnosis was made and is now terminally ill
France will soon announce what military support the country will need given the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert thinks that the Netherlands could give that aid. "All options are open", the Minister said on Tuesday, adding that the fight against ISIS "concerns us all". "It's about values; our way of life"
German officials made the decision to cancel the football match between Germany and the Netherlands out of an abundance of caution, Thomas de Maizière, Germany’s Interior Minister said in a press conference Tuesday night. The decision was very difficult to make, but he refused to further elaborate on the threat, he added.
Reports of a suspicious package at the football stadium where Germany was to host the Netherlands Tuesday evening led to the football match’s cancellation. "We have had concrete evidence that someone wanted to detonate an explosive device at the stadium," Hannover police chief Volker Kluwe told German newswire Deutschen Presse-Agentur.
Minister Edith Schippers of Sports will be attending the friendly football match between the Netherlands and Germany in Hanover on Tuesday on behalf of the Dutch government. German chancellor Angela Merkel and her entire team of ministers will also be attending the match.
A permanent ban on blood donations from homosexual men was lifted in place of new restrictions that state gay men may only donate blood if they have not had sex with another man over the last 12 months. The decision was announced by Edith Schippers, the Minister of Health, after she made her department's research on the subject available to members of Parliament.
The Dutch government has released a video for dementia week to raise awareness for the brain disorder.
The Netherlands will be hosting the third summit for Global Health Security Agenda in the autumn of 2016, Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health announced in Seoul, where she is currently attending the second such summit. During this summit the dangers of infectious diseases are discussed
Former Security and Justice State Secretary Fred Teeven believes that there was a conspiracy behind his resignation. According to him, the news about his deal with drug criminal Cees H. was deliberately brought out just before the elections.
From this summer advertisements for cosmetic surgeries will include the mandatory label: "Watch out. Making yourself prettier could turn ugly. A successful surgery starts with a good doctor."
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health wants health insurers to be more transparent by reducing the number of different health insurance polices they offer to people.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health has made 3.2 million euros available for research into suicide prevention for the next four years. She announced this at the opening of "De Vogelvanger" exhibition, dedicated to suicide prevention, at the Nederlands Uitvaarmuseum.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health has made agreements with parties in healthcare to curb improper use of antibiotics and instead focus on infection prevention. This is an extra effort in the fight against antibiotics resistance.
An increasing number of homeless people do not health healthcare, resulting in people walking around without the treatment they need.