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  1. Encourage physical activity and limit sedentary behaviour among young children

    Regular physical activity and avoiding that children sit still for long periods are crucial to the health and development of ...

    News item | 22-02-2022 | 10:00

  2. Second booster vaccination for persons aged 70 and over

    The Health Council of the Netherlands has recommended offering a second booster vaccination against COVID-19 to persons aged 70 ...

    News item | 18-02-2022 | 11:00

  3. Post-COVID syndrome requires attention

    In addition to conducting additional scientific research, people’s awareness of post-COVID syndrome should be raised and the care ...

    News item | 14-02-2022 | 16:00

  4. Increase in mental health problems during COVID-19 pandemic gives cause for concern

    The increase in mental health problems witnessed in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic gives cause for concern. The Health ...

    News item | 14-02-2022 | 16:00

  5. Use exposome research for integrated health policy

    Exposome research explores all environmental factors to which humans are exposed. The results can deliver health benefits, ...

    News item | 09-02-2022 | 09:00

  6. Population Screening Act: study into personalised colorectal cancer

    Erasmus MC wants to study the effectiveness of personalised screening for colorectal cancer. The Health Council's Committee for ...

    News item | 20-12-2021 | 09:00

  7. Results of initial evaluation into newborn blood spot screening positive

    For many conditions, the newborn blood spot screening (NBS) programme leads to substantial health benefits without ...

    News item | 14-12-2021 | 09:00

  8. COVID-19 vaccination should be made available for children aged 5-11

    The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends making COVID-19 vaccination available for (parents of) children aged 5-11 who ...

    News item | 10-12-2021 | 13:00

  9. Employees should not be vaccinated against rotavirus

    The Health Council sees no reason to vaccinate employees against rotavirus. Rotavirus infections in adults are not a major health ...

    News item | 07-12-2021 | 09:00

  10. Recommendation for a classification: 1-tert-butoxypropan-2-ol suspected to be carcinogenic to man

    At request of the State Secretary of Social Affairs and Employment, the Health Council has evaluated the carcinogenic properties ...

    News item | 06-12-2021 | 09:00