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  1. Population Screening Act: NIPT in pregnant adolescents aged 16 and 17 years

    Since 2017, pregnant women can opt for the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) as an alternative option to the combined test as ...

    Advisory report | 26-08-2019

  2. Neonatal screening for spinal muscular atrophy

    Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a serious disease that causes progressive loss of muscle function, in particular in young ...

    Advisory report | 23-07-2019

  3. The regulation of cybrids and chimaeras

    Development of human-animal combinations, whereby human and animal cells (or parts thereof) are combined, is of value for ...

    Advisory report | 17-07-2019

  4. Cut-off value in colorectal cancer screening programme

    In the population-based colorectal cancer screening programme, started in 2014, participants’ stools are tested for blood. When ...

    Advisory report | 16-07-2019

  5. Vaccination against shingles

    Shingles is a nasty disease that mainly affects older people. Severe nerve pain that can last for months occurs in small fraction ...

    Advisory report | 15-07-2019

  6. Health risks due to low concentrations of carbon monoxide

    Inhaling carbon monoxide, for instance due to a malfunctioning central heating system in the home, may be harmful to health. That ...

    Advisory report | 10-07-2019

  7. Population-based screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

    An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a dilatation in the main artery in the abdomen, which, if it bursts, often results in ...

    Advisory report | 09-07-2019

  8. Vaccination against HPV

    Not only girls, but also boys should be vaccinated against HPV. An infection with HPV can lead to several forms of cancer in ...

    Advisory report | 19-06-2019

  9. Good representation

    It’s important that healthcare providers discuss the matter of who should represent the patient (or who will do so in the event ...

    Advisory report | 21-05-2019

  10. Emission during coal gasification

    Coal gasification is a process in which lignite and black coal is turned into combustible gas under high temperatures and ...

    Advisory report | 20-05-2019