Adding screening for spinal muscular atrophy to the neonatal blood screening
23-07-2019 | 10:00
Early recognition of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) allows for the presymptomatic treatment of children with the most severe ...
Studies with human-animal combinations require an new evaluation each time
17-07-2019 | 10:00
In order to judge whether research with combinations of human and animal cells (or parts thereof) is acceptable, each study needs ...
For now don’t change cut-off value population screening for colorectal cancer
16-07-2019 | 10:00
The cut-off value in the population-based colorectal cancer screening programme determines at what measure of blood in the stool ...
New vaccine against shingles can protect the elderly well
15-07-2019 | 09:00
A new vaccine that can protect older people from shingles is available. The Health Council has a favourable view of the health ...
Health risks due to low concentrations of carbon monoxide need attention, too
10-07-2019 | 09:06
It is generally known that inhaling high concentrations of carbon monoxide is harmful to health. It is less well known that low ...
No population-based screening for AAA
09-07-2019 | 10:00
The health gain of a national population-based screening programme for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) among men aged 65 in the ...
Vaccination of girls and boys against HPV
19-06-2019 | 06:00
Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to cervical cancer. It is now also known to be involved in other forms of ...
More clarity is needed about surrogate decision makers for incompetent patients
21-05-2019 | 11:44
More clarity and information is needed about good representation. people are sometimes unable to effectively represent their own ...
Emission during coal gasification
20-05-2019 | 10:00
Substances that can be present in the emission, which is formed during coal gasification, may cause cancer. This is a risk for ...
Review of fitness-to-drive requirements relating to the use of medicines
15-05-2019 | 10:02
Individuals who have been using Category III antidepressants for some time can be declared fit to drive based on a declaration ...
Retain data on medical implants for 115 years
14-05-2019 | 10:02
It is important that wearers of medical implants are traceable in case of faults or unforeseen side effects. The Health Council ...
Advisory value for bisphenol A
26-03-2019 | 09:45
Occupational exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) can be hazardous to eyes, skin and reproduction. Based on the available evidence, the ...