Exactly two years after Ajax footballer Abdelhak Nouri went into cardiac arrest during a match, leaving him with permanent and severe brain damage, cardiologists at the Amsterdam UMC are calling for better heart screening for athletes. The current method for early detection of heart disorders in athletes is outdated, cardiologist Harald Jørstad of the Amsterdam hospital said to Nieuwsuur on Monday.
The family of Dutch model Ivana Smit hired lawyer Sebas Diekstra to help them find out exactly how their 18-year-old daughter died in Malaysia nearly two weeks ago. The family is struggling to get any information from the Malaysian authorities about the investigation, and this is causing them acute stress. The young woman's father, Marcel, was hospitalized on Monday for heart- and blood pressure problems, shortly after telling the Telegraaf that they need help, according to the newspaper.
Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations is back at work from today after two months recovering from a successful open heart surgery.
The risks of taking so-called "ecstasy light", officially 4FA, are much bigger than assumed. Using the drug can lead to heart problems and strokes, according to the preliminary results of a still ongoing investigation by Trimbos Institute and Jellinek. The final results of the investigation is expected in October, but Trimbos found the risks of the drug so great that it was decided not to wait for the final results before alerting the public
Over half a million cardiovascular patients experience problems after switching to the use of cheaper, generic medicine, according to a study done by knowledge institute Nivel among patients and pharmacists. The most common complaints are fatigue and more side effects
Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs will be going in for surgery next week due to "recently revealed heart problems", his Ministry announced on Wednesday.
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.
Pedigree dog breeders have promised that by 2014, no Dutch dogs will suffer due to their appearance.
Pediatricians are calling for a ban on energy drinks for children under 13 years of age.