The municipality of The Hague is launching a "plan of attack" to encourage its residents to vaccinate their children. "The current vaccination rate in The Hague is worrying", public health alderman Kavita Parbhudayal said to RTL Nieuws.
People with a healthy lifestyle - who don't smoke, are not overweight, and have healthy blood pressure - on average live six years longer than people with a more unhealthy lifestyle, according to the interim results of a long-term Rotterdam population study, NOS reports.
A decreasing number of Dutch consume alcohol, but those who do are drinking more and more, according to figures from the World Health Organization. According the the Dutch institution for alcohol policy STAP, the increase in alcohol consumption is especially significant among Dutch men, RTL Nieuws reports.
Vondelpark is the only place in Amsterdam that meets the strict air quality standards of the World Health Organization, according to the city's annual publication Amsterdam in figures 2017. Air quality in the rest of the city is improving, but the air still contains too much particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, RTL Nieuws reports.
Air quality was measured in ten spots throughout the Dutch capital for this publication. In the area of particulate matter, air quality in Amsterdam does meet the European standards, which are less stringent than those of the WHO.
Non-smokers' interest group Clean Air Nederland (CAN) is filing a lawsuit on Thursday in an effort to completely ban smoking in the hospitality industry, including bars, restaurants and hotels
The Netherlands was named a member of the World Health Organization's executive board at the UN organizations annual meeting, currently taking place in Geneva. According to Health Minister Edith Schippers, this means the Netherlands will have more influence on the organization's policy
Environmental organization Greenpeace will be handing a petition to ban the use of harmful ingredient glyphosate in herbicides to Parliament on Tuesday. The World Health Organization labels this ingredient as likely carcinogenic
For the first time in years the number of tuberculosis cases in the Netherlands increased last year, according to the national institute for public health and environment RIVM. The increase can completely be attributed to asylum seekers coming from countries where TB is prevalent.
The World Health Organization is concerned about the increasing number of artificially induced births in the Netherlands, often done without medical necessity
The Dutch habit of riding bicycles means that they live 6 months longer than the non-biking world population. Biking also prevents 1 thousand deaths in the Netherlands each year.
Utrecht University and the World Health Organization (WHO) have joined forces to work on making affordable patent-free medicines available for developing countries, the university announced on its website today.
At Schiphol there is a growing fear of the deadly Ebola disease among pilots, cabin crew and ground staff.