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  1. Neonatal screening for OCTN2 deficiency

    The Health Council recommends adding the severe form of the metabolic disease OCTN2 deficiency (also known as primary carnitine ...

    Advisory report | 01-07-2024

  2. Resistance undermines treatment of fungal infections

    Pathogenic fungi are increasingly resistant to antifungal drugs (antimycotics). This makes it more difficult to treat fungal ...

    Advisory report | 06-06-2024

  3. Population Screening Act: Additional screening for women with high breast density

    UMC Utrecht has applied for a permit to conduct the DENSE-2 study. This is a scientific study on additional screening using ...

    Advisory report | 29-05-2024

  4. Monitoring programme for exposure to chemicals

    The exposure of Dutch citizens to chemicals is estimated instead of monitored. Consequently, the government has insufficient ...

    Advisory report | 25-04-2024

  5. Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is an important health problem that needs to be recognised. This is the opinion set out by the Health Council in an ...

    Advisory report | 19-03-2024

  6. Opportunities for improvement of the breast cancer population screening programme

    The Health Council concludes that adjustments to the Dutch breast cancer screening programme will not improve outcomes at this ...

    Advisory report | 12-03-2024

  7. Immunisation against RSV in the first year of life

    The Health Council recommends offering protection against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to all children in their first year ...

    Advisory report | 14-02-2024

  8. Fitness to drive of people with haemophilia and other coagulation disorders

    The Health Council of the Netherlands advises scrapping the medical examination for drivers with haemophilia and other ...

    Advisory report | 30-01-2024

  9. Asbestos exposure via tap water

    Very low concentrations of asbestos fibres are found in Dutch tap water. According to the Health Council, this does not pose any ...

    Advisory report | 23-01-2024

  10. Revised assessment framework for vaccinations

    The Health Council's Standing Committee on Vaccinations advises on the provision of vaccinations in vaccination programmes, such ...

    Other | 21-12-2023