State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven of Infrastructure and Water Management plans to implement around 100 extra measures to ensure that air quality throughout the Netherlands meets European standards, ANP reports.
If no further measures are taken, the Netherlands will only meet the World Health Organization's clean air advice standards by 2030. And even then, the air won't be exactly healthy, the Health Council wrote in a new report. The "blanket of pollution" will cause major health problems in the Netherlands for years to come, according to the Health Council, RTL Nieuws reports.
Dutch University Medical Centers spend a lot of money on studies focusing on special medical topics, and thereby neglect research on common diseases, long term care and prevention, according to the Health Council in a report the Volkskrant has in its possession.
Babies should be vaccinated against the Rotavirus, a number of experts said in the Volkskrant on Friday. Every year six or seven children in the Netherlands die after being infected with the virus and an estimated 5 thousand children a year end up in the hospital.
The Dutch Nutrition Center presented new nutrition recommendations on Tuesday, the first completely new recommendations since 2004. The Center advises more vegetables and less mea
The number of women in the Netherlands infected with HPV - the virus that can cause cervical cancer - could be twice as high as previously assumed, according to a yet unpublished study by the Jeroen Bosch Hospital
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health plans to add the NIPT-test to the basic health insurance package from January 1st next year, she wrote in a letter to parliament on Wednesday. "If the Health Council has no major objections, then I intend to give authorization for the NIPT test to be the first option. I expect to do this before the summer", she wrote
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
Cut back on eating meat. Completely stop drinking alcohol, or limit yourself to a maximum of 1 glass per day. Eat at least 15 grams of unsalted nuts a day and have legumes on the table at least once a week.
Union KBO, the largest organization for elderly people in the Netherlands, wants people over 65 to be vaccinated against common infectious diseases in the elderly, such as hepatitis A, shingles and pneumococcus
A professor at the VU University Medical Center, who is the driving force behind the new screening for cervical cancer, concealed business interests in that research, NRC reports based on their own research.
The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, has decided that more research needs to be done on chronic fatigue syndrome - the so-called zombie sickness - at the insistence of patients suffering from this disease. Patient association ME/CFS collected 56 thousand signatures for this purpose.
Ab Osterhaus, a virologist at the Erasmus University, wants the Health Council to consider also vaccinating boys against the human papilloma virus (HPV), BNR reports.
The number of diseases and medical conditions newborns are tested for should increase from 17 to 30, says the Netherlands health council, NOS reports. The council, known as the Gezondheidsraad, finds that broadening the "hielprik", a Guthrie test that screens a blood sample taken from a baby's heel, is relevant since new treatments have emerged in the past few years for a number of rare diseases.
Healthcare workers and researchers who come into contact with chemotherapy drug Adriamycin could face a higher risk of cancer. The dangers of occupational exposure to the medication was published Wednesday by the Dutch Health Council (Gezondheidsraad).
There may be risks to health from the bluer light of LED, found investigations by the Health Council of the Netherlands.
Many vitamin pills contain too high a dose of the vitamin B6.
State Secretary of Environment, Mansveld, adopted the recommendation of the Health Council to issue a large-scale study of health risks of pesticides. In 2015 and 2016 everybody who lives near agricultural areas will receive an invitation for a screening, announced Mansveld.