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Vaccination against chickenpox

Chickenpox (varicella) is a widespread highly contagious disease. Young children generally get mild symptoms such as vesicular ...

Advisory report | 01-10-2020

Screening early in life for untreatable conditions

The blood spot (‘heel prick’) test is used to screen newborns for rare but serious health conditions. Early detection and ...

Advisory report | 30-09-2020

45-minute standard for emergency care

The Netherlands has a legal standard for the geographical distribution of hospital-based emergency care facilities. Virtually ...

Advisory report | 22-09-2020

Work programme 2021

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

Other | 15-09-2020

5G and health

5G has a larger capacity and allows a faster data rate than previous generations of mobile telecommunication. But there are also ...

Advisory report | 02-09-2020

Population screening act: Study into screening for Barrett’s oesophagus

Radboudumc has applied for a permit to conduct a study into screening for Barrett’s oesophagus in patients with chronic reflux ...

Advisory report | 31-08-2020

List of substances which are evaluated on adverse health effects

At request of the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Health Council evaluates the properties of substances, which are ...

Other | 01-08-2020

Population Screening Act: Training sonographers to perform a first-trimester anomaly scan

The first-trimester anomaly scan can detect congenital anomalies of the foetus. In preparation for the nation-wide scientific ...

Advisory report | 15-07-2020

Health and the energy transition in the built environment

In the Climate Agreement, the Dutch government set out the measures needed to transition fully from fossil fuels to renewable ...

Advisory report | 14-07-2020

Additional findings from NIPT

In the Netherlands, pregnant women who wish to receive prenatal screening for Down, Edwards and Patau syndrome (trisomy 21, 18 ...

Advisory report | 07-07-2020