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Adding screening for spinal muscular atrophy to the neonatal blood screening

Early recognition of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) allows for the presymptomatic treatment of children with the most severe ...

News item | 23-07-2019 | 10:00

Studies with human-animal combinations require an new evaluation each time

In order to judge whether research with combinations of human and animal cells (or parts thereof) is acceptable, each study needs ...

News item | 17-07-2019 | 10:00

For now don’t change cut-off value population screening for colorectal cancer

The cut-off value in the population-based colorectal cancer screening programme determines at what measure of blood in the stool ...

News item | 16-07-2019 | 10:00

New vaccine against shingles can protect the elderly well

A new vaccine that can protect older people from shingles is available. The Health Council has a favourable view of the health ...

News item | 15-07-2019 | 09:00

Health risks due to low concentrations of carbon monoxide need attention, too

It is generally known that inhaling high concentrations of carbon monoxide is harmful to health. It is less well known that low ...

News item | 10-07-2019 | 09:06

No population-based screening for AAA

The health gain of a national population-based screening programme for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) among men aged 65 in the ...

News item | 09-07-2019 | 10:00

Vaccination of girls and boys against HPV

Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to cervical cancer. It is now also known to be involved in other forms of ...

News item | 19-06-2019 | 06:00

More clarity is needed about surrogate decision makers for incompetent patients

More clarity and information is needed about good representation. people are sometimes unable to effectively represent their own ...

News item | 21-05-2019 | 11:44

Emission during coal gasification

Substances that can be present in the emission, which is formed during coal gasification, may cause cancer. This is a risk for ...

News item | 20-05-2019 | 10:00

Review of fitness-to-drive requirements relating to the use of medicines

Individuals who have been using Category III antidepressants for some time can be declared fit to drive based on a declaration ...

News item | 15-05-2019 | 10:02