Authorities in the Netherlands are not doing enough to tackle the issue of human trafficking. With the information available, the police, Royal Military Police (marechaussee) and labour inspection should be working harder to stem the problem, according to a report from the National Human Trafficking Reporter, which minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice will receive today.
The portion of workers who claim that they can organize their own work has dropped in the last few years, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Employer independence is especially low among those who have not been in their position long.
Throat cancer is currently more often caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The number of throat cancer cases cause by HPV in the Netherlands has gone up sixfold in the last 20 years. Despite that dramatic increase, it does seem that this form of throat cancer is generally more easily treatable than other forms, the Volkskrant reports.
More than 60 percent of store owners are pleading for a widening of the Weapons Law to allow for them to keep weapons in their shops in defense against the threat of robbers. One in five store owners questioned already has a weapon under the counter.
Since 2003, the number of male educators in primary school has declined from 22.8 percent to 15.5 percent in 2012. The union for education-sector employers, CNV Onderwijs, finds this a disturbing set of figures, and is going to propose improvements.
Physicists from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) and researchers from the University of Amsterdam think they may have solved how ancient Egyptians transported heavy stones to construct Pyramids.
Dentists are going to file a complaint through the Association of Dutch Dentists (ANT) with the National ombudsman about the care authority. They find that the Netherlands Care Authority (NZa) is guilty of improper management, the NOS reports.
A scientific article from professor of social psychology Jens Förster of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and his colleague Markus Denzler has to be pulled due to the manipulation of research data. This decision was made by the UvA on the advice of the National Scientific Integrity Organ (LOWI), NRC Handelsblad reports.
First-year students write poorly. University students make an average of 81 mistakes per A4 page, secondary education students half of that. These figures come from promotional research done by Anouk van Eerden of the Hanzehogeschool University and Mik van Es of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
In the year 2014, more girls were vaccinated against the HPV-virus according to the National Institute of Public Health (RIVM).
Almost half of Dutch people want physiotherapy and dental back in the basic healthcare insurance plan, even though this means that health insurance will become more expensive for everyone in the Netherlands.
Ticks were caught in record numbers by volunteers in The Netherlands last year, at least 16,500. This means that tick bites increased as well, and with that, the risk of catching Lyme disease.
Researchers from Calcasa claim that there are less houses worth more than €1 million than last year. Now, there are 31,000 million euro homes in the Netherlands. That's almost 2000 less than last year.
A new study conducted under leadership from UMC Utrecht has discovered that the chance for the elderly to develop lung infections can be greatly reduced by a vaccine.
The financial crisis seems to have affected not only the economy, but society as well as new research from the Erasmus University shows.
Yet another case of fraud in science. Former professor Mart Bax from the Free University in Amsterdam has been guilty of serious scientific misconduct, forgery and plagiarism for about twenty years. He is not the only scientist who flouts the rules. An overview of the most famous cases of the past two years.
Online sexual behavior is in contrary to what the media suggests not very common. It is also a specific group of people who engages in ‘sexting’.
Nine percent of the Dutch who economized in 2012 got rid of their car. Seventy percent of the population had to cut down on costs. The Dutch institute for budget guidance, Nationaal Instituut voor Budgetvoorlichting (Nibud), concluded this in their research.
This years’ increase in property tax, onroerendezaakbelasting (ozb), is higher than allowed. According to research institute COELO the ozb income of the Netherlands will increase with 3,86 percent this year, where a maximum increase of 2,76 percent was agreed.
One in three baby’s regularly plays with a tablet computer. My Child Online, Mijn Kind Online, concluded this from data collected from a thousand parents.