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Work programme 2019

Each year, the Health Council draws up a work programme containing an overview of the issues that will form the subjects of ...

Other | 18-09-2018

Dietary reference values for vitamins and minerals for adults

The Health Council has evaluated the dietary reference values, using the reference values published by the European Food Safety ...

Advisory report | 18-09-2018

Testing blood donations for hepatitis E virus

Annually, about 133.000 Dutch residents contract a hepatitis E virus infection. Pork consumption is the main source of infection, ...

Advisory report | 31-07-2018

Population Screening Act: study into hepatic steatosis and liver fibrosis in The Maastricht Study

The Maastricht is an ongoing observational, population-based cohort study that focuses on type diabetes mellitus, cardio-vascular ...

Advisory report | 31-07-2018

Population Screening Act: a stop-smoking strategy as part of the national cervical cancer screening programme

The department of General Practice of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam intends to examine the effect of a smoking ...

Advisory report | 25-07-2018

Fitness to drive in driving license group 2 in case of vision in only one eye

According to the European directive truck and bus drivers who have lost sight in one eye are not allowed to drive professionally ...

Advisory report | 03-07-2018

Phenytoin

The Health Council of the Netherlands reviewed the drug phenytoin. Phenytoin is a synthetic anticonvulsant, which can be used in ...

Advisory report | 27-06-2018

Health and working longer

The likelihood of health problems increases with age. Working longer may then be difficult. Measures like exercising at work or ...

Advisory report | 26-06-2018

Self-reliance of the elderly

More research is needed to determine which interventions are effective to keep the elderly self-reliant. Especially in the social ...

Advisory report | 13-06-2018

Population Screening Act: study of online lifestyle advice for reducing the risk of dementia

The University Medical Centre in Groningen (UMCG) would like to investigate strategies for offering online lifestyle advice that ...

Advisory report | 12-06-2018