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.
The number of people suffering from cardiovascular disease in the Netherlands will increase by more than half a million by 2040. In that year 1.4 Dutch people will have had a heart attack or stroke or will be suffering from heart failure, compared to 850 thousand in 2011, according to calculations public health institute RIVM did for the Heart Foundation
The Dutch are the least informed and least concerned about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke.
The number of people that died from acute myocardium infarction - heart attacks - decreased by 7 percent in 2014. This cause of death has been steadily declining since the 70's. A total of 5.3 thousand people died of heart attacks last year, almost 400 fewer than in 2013.
In 2013 the most common causes of death in the Netherlands was cancer and cardiovascular disease. Of the more than 141 thousand people who died in 2013, 42 thousand (30 percent) died of cancer and 38 thousand (27 percent) died of cardiovascular diseases.
Dutch female comedian Adèle Bloemendaal suffered an intense stroke, and had to be taken into hospital where she has now come out of her coma, De Telegraaf reports. The 81-year old is currently working on rehabilitation, but doctors are hesitant to say if she will ever speak again.
Marco Borsato is home after a two-day stay in a hospital, recovering from a TIA he suffered last week Wednesday, on his way to "Vrienden van Amstel LIVE" in Ahoy in Rotterdam.
Performer Marco Borsato suffered a stroke Wednesday late afternoon. Borsato was scheduled to perform during "Vrienden van Amstel Live!" in Ahoy, but fell ill before the concert. He was rushed to the hospital where it was determined in the early evening he had suffered a stroke.
National Heart Foundation of Australia’s recent study found that a broken heart can take a life while severe work stress may cause a fewer risks.