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Health risks of night shift work

In the Netherlands about 1.3 million people sometimes or regularly work at night. Night shift work disrupts the day-night rhythm ...

Advisory report | 24-10-2017

Vaccination against rotavirus

Rotavirus infections cause thousands of hospitalisations a year amongst young children. Vaccination can prevent a large part of ...

Advisory report | 27-09-2017

Work programme

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

Other | 19-09-2017

Population Screening Act: the MoederVlekkenKliniek

The initiator of the MoederVlekkenKliniek (Mole Clinic) wishes to offer low-threshold screening for skin cancer to people with an ...

Advisory report | 23-08-2017

Physical activity guidelines 2017

Adults should be physically active at moderate intensity for at least two and a half hours every week and children at least one ...

Advisory report | 22-08-2017

Wheat and other cereal flour dusts

Inhalation of wheat flour dust can lead to allergic complaints of the airways and eyes. Bakery workers and workers in the flour ...

Advisory report | 20-07-2017

Moderation in medical intervention

For various diseases and symptoms that previously went unrecognised or untreated, medical interventions have now become ...

Advisory report | 21-06-2017

Healthy green spaces in and around the city

Recreation in green spaces is important for public health in the Netherlands. However, in recent decades, the opportunities for ...

Advisory report | 15-06-2017

Vitamin K for infants

All infants are given vitamin K after birth. A deficiency of this vitamin can lead to bleedings that can cause life-long ...

Advisory report | 11-04-2017

Population Screening Act: essential terms explained

Certain forms of population screening have to be licensed by the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport. This applies, for ...

Advisory report | 07-03-2017