Moderate alcohol consumption also poses health risks, according to a new international study. The researchers call on health organizations to lower the advice for healthy alcohol use, the Volkskrant reports.
There may be something to the term 'Dutch courage'. A study by Maastricht University, the University of Liverpool, and King's College London found that consuming a low dose of alcohol, improves bilingual speakers' ability to speak a second language.
For the study, conducted at and funded by the University of Maastricht, researchers tested 50 native German speakers' ability to speak Dutch after drinking a low dose of alcohol. The participants are studying at the University of Maastricht and recently learned to speak, read and write Dutch.
Dutch health institute RIVM is launching a large, long-term study on the effect noise from traffic has on the development of children. The RIVM will follow thousands of kids and their development from pregnancy to adulthood, AD reports.
Many Dutch are irritated by the government. The biggest annoyance is that civil servants often don't seem capable of solving citizens' problems, according to a study among 500 Dutch commissioned by National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen.
The Dutch police are not good at distinguishing between real and fake sex crime reports, according to a study by the University of Maastricht and the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Researcher Andre De Zutter called the police assessment of a sex crime report "guesswork", the Volkskrant reports.
A massive 53 percent of the people who lost a relative in the MH17 disaster on July 17th, 2014 are at risk of developing severe psychiatric problems, according to a study done by a group of Dutch mourning experts. One in eight of the survivors already suffered with severe mental health problems a year after the disaster
Legalizing cannabis cultivation and trade could reduce violent crime surrounding the current illegal cultivation and could therefore arguably protect human rights, according to a study done on behalf of 27 Dutch municipalities. Human rights outweigh the UN drug conventions that prohibit cannabis cultivation and trade.
More than half of all the Islamic institutions and businesses in the Rotterdam-Rijnmond region faced discrimination last year and in the first three months of this. In the same period more than 700 Muslims in the region also reported being threatened or unfair treatment because of their religion, according to a study by umbrella organization SPIOR
Almost all Amsterdan crime-lords' sons end up in a life of crime themselves, according to research done by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The researchers studied the families of 25 famous Amsterdam criminals and found that 9 out of 10 of the sons were already in trouble with the law
Volkswagen, Porsche, Bently, Seat and Audi car keys, among others, are easy to hack because the chip in the ignition key and the code in the immobilizer are not programmed properly. This involves the Megamos Crypto chip, which is installed in hundreds of thousands of cars in the Netherlands, and millions world wide.
The WiFi passwords on the most common routers in the Netherlands are very easy to hack. The default passwords set by the router manufacturers or internet service providers are a variation of the network address or serial number.
People who eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day have a lower risk of getting oral cancer than people who do not eat enough fruit and vegetables.
Ten percent of 50 year olds show changes in their brains that point to the Alzheimer's disease. The specific protein accumulations appear 20 to 30 years before symptoms arrive.
63 percent of Dutch people believe that the government should not be allowed to sneakily watch what's going on on their computers in order to prevent cyber crime. But 77 percent of citizens do think that the police should be given additional powers to hack suspects' computers.
The number of Dutch people with summer vacation plans has increased for the first time since 2011. About 10.7 million Dutch people will be going on vacation this summer, an increase of 1.5 percent compared to last year.
A kilometer road tax on busy highways during rush hour is good for prosperity, but difficult to implement, according to the Central Planning Bureau.
One in four Dutch young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years suffer from hearing loss. The main culprit is exposure to loud music while going out or listening to portable music players.
Rich people in the Netherlands have not become richer in the past years. This is according to a (highly contested) study done by Leiden Professor Koen Caminada, the Volkskrant reports.
According to De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and the Authority for Financial Markets (AFM), banks have to improve their management of the risks entailed in contributing to or using benchmark.
The VVD and PvdA might face a big defeat at the upcoming municipal council elections on the 19th of March, as a study reveals that local parties are popular this year.