Dutch healthcare spending rises 3.2%

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

In 2011, spending on health care and welfare in the Netherlands amounted to 90.0 billion euro. This is 3.2 percent more than in 2010. In...

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Hand and wrist injuries most costly, says Dutch study

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

Hand and wrist injuries are very common when compared with other injuries. The high costs of these injuries are primarily related to the...

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Dutch scientists identify protein that makes you smarter

Posted on May 15, 2012 in Health | 2 comments

A specific protein in the nerve cells in our brains plays an important role in the development of human consciousness. This discovery was...

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Fewer cases of dementia in the Netherlands

Posted on May 8, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

Although the absolute number of people suffering from dementia as a result of the ageing of the population will continue to increase over...

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Compliance with hand hygiene guidelines still low in Dutch hospitals

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

The guidelines with regard to hand hygiene, for the prevention of care-related infections, are not adequately adhered to. The environment,...

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Air quality may affect health of mother and child, says Dutch study

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 in Health | 1 comment

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy is associated with health risks for mother and child Women in Rotterdam who have been exposed...

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Alzheimer Center Southwest Netherlands opens its doors

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

The Haven Hospital and Erasmus MC are to start the Alzheimer Center Southwest Netherlands together in the region. The center will focus on...

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More than half of Dutch adults willing to donate organs

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

Over half of the adult population in the Netherlands indicate they are prepared to donate their organs after death according to Statistics...

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Leading Dutch players in healthcare and technology join forces in healthcare innovation

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 in Health | 2 comments

University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU), Utrecht University, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Philips today announced their...

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Exercise an effective remedy against blood sugar peaks, says Dutch study

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 in Health | 2 comments

Diabetes type 2 patients who exercise regularly experience substantially lower peaks in their blood sugar levels after meals. They don’t...

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