Vaccination against chickenpox
Chickenpox (varicella) is a widespread highly contagious disease. Young children generally get mild symptoms such as vesicular ...
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 ...
45-minute standard for emergency care
The Netherlands has a legal standard for the geographical distribution of hospital-based emergency care facilities. Virtually ...
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 ...
5G and health
5G has a larger capacity and allows a faster data rate than previous generations of mobile telecommunication. But there are also ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Additional findings from NIPT
In the Netherlands, pregnant women who wish to receive prenatal screening for Down, Edwards and Patau syndrome (trisomy 21, 18 ...