The Health Council of the Netherlands is an independent scientific advisory body whose legal task it is to advise ministers and Parliament in the field of public health and health/healthcare research. Ministers ask the Council for advice which they can use to substantiate policy decisions. The Health Council also has an “alerting” function: it can give unsolicited advice.
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Guidelines are required for treatment with platelet-rich plasma
18-02-2019 | 17:23
Especially in cosmetic and sports medicine platelet-rich plasma is often applied. However, evidence for its efficacy is scarce. ...
Vaccination against meningococcal disease
19-12-2018 | 07:00
Vaccination against meningococcal serogroups C and W is safe and effective. The effectiveness of vaccination against serogroup B ...
One vaccination less for infants
18-12-2018 | 00:00
The Health Council recommends one vaccination less for most infants, provided their mother has been vaccinated against pertussis. ...
Alcohol and young people: influence on the brain and later alcohol use
17-12-2018 | 08:47
Starting to drink alcohol at a young age is associated with a higher risk of developing alcohol use disorder later in life. There ...
Recommendation on classification of two dichloronitrobenzenes
11-12-2018 | 00:00
The substances 2,4-dichloro-1-nitrobenzene and 1,4-dichloro-2-nitrobenzene are presumed to be carcinogenic to man. People ...
Population Screening Act: research into the relationship between sport and atherosclerosis
03-12-2018 | 17:56
The University Medical Center Utrecht and the Radboud University Medical Center wish to carry out a study into the relationship ...