Minister Edith Schippers of Pubic Health has put the funding for the new cervical cancer screening program on hold indefinitely. This follows accusations that one of the professors involved had neglected to mention conflicts of interest.
The current health care system is not sufficiently adjusted to the specific characteristics of the female body as there is too little knowledge about the health differences between men and women. This leads to incorrect diagnoses, treatments that don't work and higher health care costs.
Preventative measures such as screening has reduced the mortality rate for cervical cancer by 50 percent in the past 25 years. The mortality rate for breast cancer has been reduced by 30 percent.
Reporting point Diabetes Association Netherlands has received 600 complaints from diabetic patients who had to change their glucose monitor for a new - and cheaper - monitor against their wishes
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.
Exposure to hormone disrupting substances, which can be found in everyday products such as pesticides, plastic packaging, BPA or canned goods, annually costs Dutch society 5.8 billion euros.
A massive 60 percent of Dutch voters would have voted for the motion of no confidence against State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health in the latest debate on the chaos surrounding the personal budgets in healthcare.
PvdA State Secretary Martin van Rijn managed to survive another parliamentary debate on the issues surrounding the healthcare personal budgets and he is now motivated to get the problems sorted out. Van Rijn promised to give personal budget payouts the priority as long s the system is not functioning properly, adding that the problems will likely continue until next year.
Two thirds of the 11 thousand doctors in the Netherlands have had enough of the unending amount of administrative work they have to deal with every day for the health insurance companies. They feel this takes time that they could have spent with patients and that something must be done.
The Netherlands often violates the rights of children, with especially vulnerable children often falling victim of child rights violations. This is the conclusion of child rights organization UNICEF Nederland and Defense for Children in their Annual Report Children's Rights 2015.
Based on the advice of Care Institute Netherlands, Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health has decided to keep maternity care in the basic health care package.
King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Prime Minister Mark Rutte attended the National Remembrance on the Dam in Amsterdam on Monday night. Prime Minister Rutte gave a speech entitled "Passing memories" after the memorial service in the Nieuwe Kerk.
State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health has admitted that the introduction of the new system for personal budgets has "not gone well" in a letter sent to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Tuesday.
State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Health is putting in extra effort to get all school grounds smoke-free and to prevent young people from smoking.
The Social Insurance Bank, the institution executing the new personal budget, sent a secret letter warning of possible problems with payments to the Ministry of Health last summer, AD reports.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health and her Belgian counterpart Maggie de Block are teaming up in negotiations with pharmaceutical companies on the prices of expensive drugs. This agreement was made on Monday during a European Council of Health Ministers in Riga.
The group of doctors who directed the manifesto "Everything must change" to Minister Edith Schippers of Public health last month, thinks further contract negotiations with health insurers are meaningless as they do not listen. The manifesto is supported by 7,418 of the total 11,345 house doctors in the Netherlands - 65 percent.
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.
State Secretary Martin van Rijn (Health) is intensifying the rules for the use of e-cigarettes to prevent young people having easy access to it. New rules will include an age restriction of 18 years for purchasing an e-cigarette, including e-cigarettes that do not contain nicotine. There will also be stricter requirements for the ingredients in e-cigarette liquid.
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb (PvdA) and Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan (PvdA) are the most popular politicians in the Netherlands. Geert Wilders (PVV) is the received the least love and ended up on the bottom of the list as the least popular politician in the Netherlands.
Minister Edith Schippers (Health, VVD) thinks that the scandals that have recently come to light around the VVD were kept back to come out just before the provincial elections on Wednesday, the Volkskrant reports.
Kicks to the head in martial arts will soon be forbidden for young people up to 17 years of age. This, along with the establishment of a new regulatory body, forms part of Minister Edith Schippers' (Public Health, Welfare and Sports) plan to make the martial arts industry safer, more orderly and better organized.
Minister Edith Schippers (Public Health, Welfare and Sports) presented a plan yesterday to provide patients with more and better information on the quality and cost of their healthcare.
Young people between the ages of 16 and 24 years are increasingly taking recreational drugs when going out. The polls used are also much stronger and used more often, which makes for increased risk to health and well being. This is according to research done by the Trimbos institute.