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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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