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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
It’s important that healthcare providers discuss the matter of who should represent the patient (or who will do so in the event ...
Emission during coal gasification
Coal gasification is a process in which lignite and black coal is turned into combustible gas under high temperatures and ...