Sixteen-year-old girls who use oral contraceptive are more likely to have depressive feelings than their peers who are not on the pill. They report more crying, excessive sleeping and eating problems, according to a joint study by the University Medical Center Groningen, Leiden University Medical Center and the American Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Amsterdam football club Ajax admitted that it is liable for the condition of young player Abdelhak Nouri, general manager Edwin van der Sar announced in a press conference on Monday. Nouri's family is relieved that the club acknowledged its responsibility.
After ten years of research and testing by the university hospitals in Leiden and Nijmegen, a malaria vaccine seems to be on the horizon. Tests on 19 human subjects in the Netherlands over the past six months seem to indicate a breakthrough. They were injected with genetically weakened malaria parasites and none of them got malaria, NOS reports.
An Amsterdam artist's sculpture for the academic hospital in Leiden has become an internet sensation in Russia. It seems that the monster statue - a gray blob with the head of a sea elephant waiting for a seat with its hands patiently folded - perfectly embodies the Russian 'waiting' culture, a leftover from the communist era during which almost all goods had to be waited for, Het Parool reports.
Women who gave birth with a ceasarean section are at higher risk of needing abdominal surgery shortly after giving birth, according to a study by Leiden's UMC. In 30 percent of these cases the woman loses her uterus, NU.nl reports.
According to doctor Tom Witteveen, who will be awarded a PhD for this research on Wednesday, these caesarean sections can lead to the uterus rupturing, severe internal bleeding or strong vaginal bleeding. Abdominal surgery often hapens directly after childbirth. 40 percent of these cases involve women who just had their first child.
Dutch pharmaceuticals and oncologists are teaming up in a new experiment to test experimental cancer drugs on patients quickly and safely. Pharmaceuticals will make their cancer drugs available to oncologists, who in exchange will let them know how patients react to the medicines
More than 160 people reported to the poop bank at the Leiden University Medical Center to donate their feces, the university announced on Tuesday. About 95 percent of them were disqualified because they do not meet the requirements.
The Leiden University Medical Center is temporarily not performing any liver and complex kidney transplant operations because of a conflict between doctors "about their mutual work method", the hospital announced on Thursday
Researchers from the Leiden University and Erasmus medical centers were awarded a grant to further develop their 3D-printing technique to correct gaps in the backs of fetuses afflicted with by spina bifida. Professor Dick Oepkes of the LUMC and Alex Eggink of Erasmus created propose a minimally invasive procedure during early stages of pregnancy to print a watertight seal directly upon the unborn child, closing off the spine and nerves.
Network problems continue to plague Dutch telecom Ziggo, as thousands of people took to social media Monday afternoon to complain about a loss of landline telephone service from the provider. Hospitals were among those most harshly hit by the outage, including the AMC, AVL and Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis medical centers in Amsterdam, and the Alrijne and LUMC hospitals in Leiden.
This summer the Leiden University Medical Center is starting a large scale study on a new revolutionary drug that may reduce the number of migraines by 50 percent, AD reports.
The two Dutch doctors who were admitted to the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) several weeks ago, are out of quarantine and back with their families, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Two doctors from The Netherlands, Nick Zwinkels and Erdi Huizenga, who have been working in Sierra Leone at the lion Heart Foundation, and who may have contracted Ebola, are currently in quarantine in the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) after landing in The Netherlands on Sunday. They may return home later today, De Telegraaf reports.
The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) has found four existing medicines that could fight the MERS-corona virus in cell cultures. There are not yet any successful vaccinations or medical treatments for the deadly virus.