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  1. Add OCTN2 deficiency to the newborn blood spot screening programme

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

    News item | 01-07-2024 | 09:00

  2. Approach to increasing antifungal resistance needed

    Pathogenic fungi are increasingly resistant to antifungal drugs, rendering these drugs less capable, or completely incapable, of ...

    News item | 06-06-2024 | 11:16

  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 ...

    News item | 29-05-2024 | 09:00

  4. Monitoring programme for human exposure to chemicals

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

    News item | 25-04-2024 | 10:00

  5. Fibromyalgia deserves recognition

    Fibromyalgia is an important health problem that needs to be recognised. Its symptoms and impact need to be taken seriously. This ...

    News item | 19-03-2024 | 10:00

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

    The Dutch breast cancer screening programme leads to a reduction in breast cancer mortality. Modifications to the programme, such ...

    News item | 12-03-2024 | 13:00

  7. Protect all children against RSV through national vaccination programme

    The Health Council recommends that in the short term, all children in their first year of life should be offered protection ...

    News item | 14-02-2024 | 15:00

  8. Scrap medical examination for drivers with coagulation disorders

    The Health Council of the Netherlands advises that people with haemophilia and other coagulation disorders should no longer have ...

    News item | 30-01-2024 | 09:00

  9. No health risks from asbestos in Dutch tap water

    The Health Council finds no evidence of an increased cancer risk from exposure to asbestos via tap water. The concentrations of ...

    News item | 23-01-2024 | 09:00

  10. Shifting towards more plant-based proteins is sustainable and healthy

    A shift towards a diet with more plant-based proteins and fewer animal-based proteins is better for the environment and healthier ...

    News item | 13-12-2023 | 10:00