WBO: screening for hepatitis
The Municipal Health Service and Medical Assistance at Accidents and Disasters (GGD-GHOR) want to launch pilot studies to screen ...
Population Screening Act: NIPT for multiple pregnancies
Since a few years, pregnant women can opt for the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) as part of two ongoing studies on the ...
Lead intake via tap water
In general, tap water in the Netherlands is of a high quality and safe to drink. However, a limited selection of the population ...
1,2-Dichloroethane is primarily being used in the production of vinyl chloride. It is a carcinogenic substance that directly ...
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 ...