Self-esteem and national identification in times of Islamophopia: a study among Islamic school children in the Netherlands - Thijs J, Hornstra L, Charki FZ.
Despite strong debates about the role of Islamic education in Western societies, very little is known about the ways these schools can affect how Muslim children feel about these societies and themselves. This research examined how the self-esteem and nati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination
This article is part of a series of stories on Disability inclusion.The post Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo and Emily Thampoe Tags: Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Disability rights Source Type: news

Human microbiome influences rotavirus vaccine response
(Cell Press) In a proof-of-concept study in healthy adult men, scientists in the Netherlands found that microbiome manipulation with antibiotics influenced response to oral rotavirus vaccine. They found higher levels of viral shedding in those receiving antibiotic treatment prior to vaccination compared with controls receiving no antibiotic treatment prior to vaccination. The study demonstrates that altering the bacterial intestinal microbiome can affect a vaccine's immunogenicity. The results appear Aug. 8 in the journal Cell Host& Microbe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Science Community Considers Approaches to Climate Disinformation
Despite overwhelming scientific agreement on the question of human-caused global warming, a major gap exists between this consensus and the public’s understanding of the issue. Writing in BioScience, Jeffrey A. Harvey, of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, and his colleagues examine the causes of the consensus gap, focusing on climate-denier Internet blogs and the ways in which they use topics such as Arctic sea ice extent and polar bear well-being to foment misapprehensions about climate change among the public. Harvey and his colleagues performed an analysis of 45 climate-denier blogs, noting that 80% relied pr...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

PET tracer identifies estrogen receptor expression differences in breast cancer patients
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) In metastatic breast cancer, prognosis and treatment is largely influenced by estrogen receptor (ER) expression of the metastases. However, little is known about ER expression across metastases throughout the body and surrounding normal tissue. Using a PET tracer, researchers in the Netherlands have been able to identify differences in ER expression, which could help guide treatment for metastatic breast cancer patients. The study is featured in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine's August issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pot smoking by parents tied to risk of psychotic episodes in kids
(Reuters Health) - Cannabis use by mothers or fathers during pregnancy, or even only before pregnancy, is associated with an increased risk of psychotic-like episodes in their children, a Dutch study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What turns migrants into ethnic minorities at work? Factors erecting ethnic boundaries among Dutch police officers - Siebers H.
Transnational migration flows have revitalised the interest in ethnicity in social sciences. The ethnic boundary approach (Barth, Wimmer) argues for a non-essentialist understanding of ethnicity and calls for detecting the factors that turn migrants into e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Meet our NHS
Kalliopi Kolagki, front centre, with colleagues at Watford General          © Jess Hurd Kalliopi Kolagki is a nurse in the Accident and Emergency ward of Watford General Hospital. Originally from Greece, she’s been in Watford for 18 months and is one of hundreds of EU workers on the hospital staff. She’s enthusiastic and professional, and speaks of her experience as “very positive”. But she also has a very particular anecdote that speaks volumes about today’s NHS, for good and ill. “On the shop floor – that’s how we talk of A&E – I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine BREXIT eu migrant NHS recruitment Source Type: news

Structural influences on involvement in European homegrown jihadism: a case study - Schuurman B, Bakker E, Eijkman Q.
This article empirically assesses the applicability of structural-level hypotheses for involvement in terrorism within the context of European homegrown jihadism. It uses these hypotheses to study how structural factors influenced involvement in the Dutch ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Fertility Often Preserved in Female Childhood-Cancer Survivors Fertility Often Preserved in Female Childhood-Cancer Survivors
Most female childhood-cancer survivors (CCSs) show normal hormonal and ultrasound markers of ovarian reserve, according to Dutch researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Issues in emergency care for people who attempted suicide - M érelle SYM, Boerema I, van der Linden MC, Gilissen R.
OBJECTIVE: To examine issues in care for patients who come to the emergency department after a suicide attempt. DESIGN: Cross-sectional multicentre questionnaire survey. METHOD: In 2015, 7 emergency departments across the Netherlands partic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Sexual delinquency and surgical castration: a 'measure of last resort' in the Netherlands from 1920-1970 - Bertens RM.
From the 1920s, surgical castration increasingly became an accepted 'therapy' for the treatment of sexual delinquents in the Netherlands. Though often seen as a measure of last resort ('ultimum remedium'), the number of castration cases would reach into th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Featured Review: Music-based therapeutic interventions for people with dementia
Music-based therapeutic intervention probably reduces depressive symptoms and improves overall behavioural problems.This review team from the Netherlands set out to see if they could find evidence that therapy based on music improves the emotional well-being and quality of life of people with dementia. They were also interested in evidence about effects on emotional, behavioural, social or cognitive (e.g. thinking and remembering) problems in people with dementia.The team found 22 trials to include in the review and were able to combine results for at least some outcomes from 890 people. All of the people in the trials sta...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Africa:HIV Prevention Efforts Must Reach Most Vulnerable - Adolescents, Young Women, LGBTI Communities
[UNFPA] Netherlands/Lesotho/Botswana -The number of AIDS-related deaths has fallen to its lowest point this century thanks to improved access to antiretroviral treatment, according to a newly released report. Yet prevention efforts are leaving the most vulnerable behind. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Woman in Dutch drug trial recalls 'whirlwind' rush to sign up
Mother of healthy two-year-old unsure whether she was told of risks in sildenafil trialA woman who took part in a Dutch drug trial in which 11 babies died has spoken of going through a “whirlwind” of emotions before she signed up.Lana Huf-Germain, 38, was one of 183 pregnant women who took part in a programme to test whether the drug sildenafil, which is sold under the brand name Viagra, would spur the growth of unborn children in the womb.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Netherlands Medical research Europe World news Science Drugs Source Type: news

Pregnant woman in Viagra-type drug trial recalls 'whirlwind' rush to sign up
Mother of healthy two-year-old unsure whether she was told of risks in sildenafil trialA woman who took part in a Dutch drug trial in which 11 babies died has spoken of going through a “whirlwind” of emotions before she signed up.Lana Huf-Germain, 38, was one of 183 pregnant women who took part in a programme to test whether the drug sildenafil, which is sold under the brand name Viagra, would spur the growth of unborn children in the womb.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Netherlands Medical research Europe World news Science Drugs Source Type: news

Trial Halted After 11 Infants Die in the Netherlands Trial Halted After 11 Infants Die in the Netherlands
Researchers were testing whether sildenafil could improve growth among fetuses with fetal growth restriction by increasing blood flow to the placenta; all related trials have been halted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Drug trial on pregnant women halted after 11 babies die
A Dutch hospital is stopping a clinical trial involving sildenafil, a generic Viagra, on pregnant women. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Queensland trial giving Viagra to pregnant women halted after Netherlands deaths
Researchers pause to gather information after 11 babies died in similar Dutch trialA Queensland study on reducing foetal distress during childbirth through the use of Viagra has been paused afterthe death of 11 babies in a clinical trial in the Netherlands using the same drug.Mater Research Institute professor Sailesh Kumar said the study at the Mater Mother ’s hospital used a much lower dosage of Sildenafil, which is sold as Viagra and dilates blood vessels in the pelvis, compared to the Dutch study.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Health Australia news Viagra Research Science World news Pregnancy Source Type: news

Kenya:First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Holds Talks With Princess Mabel, Prince Harry
[Capital FM] Amsterdam -First Lady Margaret Kenyatta held extensive talks with Princess Mabel Van Oranje of the Netherlands Wednesday, where they discussed collaboration between the Princess's 'Girls Not Brides' global partnership and Beyond Zero initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dutch medical trial using Viagra stopped after 11 babies die
A Dutch trial with the drug best known under the brand name Viagra, has been immediately halted after 11 babies of mothers using the medication died, one of the participating hospitals said on Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Trial of Viagra on pregnant women stopped after 11 babies die
Dutch researchers stopped a clinical trial due to the deaths of 11 babies from a lung disease after their mothers were treated with the drug sildenafil, commonly known as Viagra, while pregnant, Amsterdam University Medical Center announced Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Infant Deaths Halt Trial of Sildenafil in Pregnant Women
TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 -- There have been 11 lung-related infant deaths after pregnant women in the Netherlands were given sildenafil (Viagra) to boost the growth of their babies while in the womb. The clinical trial included women whose placentas... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dutch trial with Viagra halted after 11 babies die
A Dutch trial with sildenafil, sold under the brand name Viagra, has been immediately halted after 11 babies of mothers using the medication died, one of the participating hospitals said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Babies die after mums given Viagra in Dutch trial
Dutch scientists have urgently stopped the research with the anti-impotence drug in pregnancy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies die after mums given anti-impotence drug in Dutch trial
Dutch scientists call an immediate halt to research with the anti-impotence drug in pregnancy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eleven babies die after Dutch women given Viagra in drug trial
Research halted as 10 to 15 other participants wait to see if their children affectedDutch women who were given Viagra to increase the growth of their unborn child as part of a major drug trial face an anxious wait after the deaths of 11 babies.The research, carried out at 10 hospitals across the Netherlands, involved women whose placentas had been underperforming taking sildenafil, a medication sold under the brand name Viagra.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Netherlands Medical research Europe Viagra Pregnancy Health Science World news & wellbeing Source Type: news

German clinic chain Median put up for sale: sources
Dutch private equity group Waterland is launching the sale of Median Kliniken, Germany's largest private-sector chain of post-acute care clinics, in a deal potentially worth more than 1 billion euros ($1.17 billion), people close to the matter said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chlamydia and gonorrhoea cases in France triple in 4 years
Health officials in the Netherlands, which borders the country, have warned travellers to pack their own condoms and that holiday romances can be risky. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV prevention efforts must reach most vulnerable – adolescents, young women, LGBTI communities
Netherlands/Lesotho/Botswana – The number of AIDS-related deaths has fallen to its lowest point this century thanks to improved access to antiretroviral treatment, according to anewly released report. Yet prevention efforts are leaving the most vulnerable behind. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Opening Speech at AIDS 2018
Good evening. Thank you for inviting me to participate in such an important international public health event, it ’s a true honour. I would like to thank Linda-Gail (Bekker) and also Peter Reiss. I would also like to thank the government of the Netherlands for its leadership in promoting human rights, reaching out to key populations and promoting health equity. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], hiv/aids [subject], hiv, hiv infections, aids, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

South Africa:Deputy President David Mabuza Attends the International Aids 2018 Conference in Amsterdam, 23 to 27 Jul
[Govt of SA] Deputy President David Mabuza will lead a South African delegation to the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) under the theme "Breaking Barriers Building Bridges", taking place between 23 - 27 July 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:'Dangerous Complacency' Feared As Aids Conference Opens
[Citizen] Amsterdam, Netherlands. A world AIDS assembly opens in Amsterdam on Monday hoping to harness the star power of activists Elton John and Prince Harry to bolster the battle against an epidemic experts warn may yet spiral out of control. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Helping the 'Prep Shop Boys' to Get Aids Drugs
[Daily Maverick] A South African doctor linked up with Aids activists in the Netherlands to smuggle HIV medicine to them from South Africa in a nifty inversion of the usual foreign aid story - and a tribute to how cheaply the South African government has been able to procure antiretroviral medicine. The International Aids conference opens today (23 July) in Amsterdam. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Disaster exercises to prepare hospitals for mass-casualty incidents: does it contribute to preparedness or is it ritualism? - Verheul ML, D ückers M, Visser BB, Beerens RJ, Bierens JJ.
IntroductionThe central question this study sought to answer was whether the team members of Strategic Crisis Teams (SCTs) participating in mass-casualty incident (MCI) exercises in the Netherlands learn from their participation. METHODS: Evaluatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

An application of the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) to risk analysis of multifunctional flood defences in the Netherlands - Anvarifar F, Voorendt MZ, Zevenbergen C, Thissen W.
Multifunctional use of flood defences is seen as a promising solution for improving the synergy between flood protection and urban development. Combining the functions can, however, create unintended dependencies, which can influence the desired performanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

CT Imaging in Kids Raises Cancer Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Dutch study reports increases in multiple types of tumors (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - July 18, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Children who undergo CT scans may be at a higher risk of brain cancer
Researchers, led by Dr Michael Hauptmann at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, found rates of cancer were 1.5 times higher in the children who had underwent at least one CT scan in their life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Bad Is Sleep Problems for Hospital Patients?
(MedPage Today) -- Pretty bad, say Dutch researchers, but fixable with " simple changes " in nightly routines (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Bad Are Sleep Problems for Hospital Patients?
(MedPage Today) -- Pretty bad, say Dutch researchers, but fixable with " simple changes " in nightly routines (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Janssen funds cancer study using Vital Connect, physIQ tech
Vital Connect and physIQ are teaming up with the Haga Teaching Hospital in the Netherlands to conduct a study on how wearable biosensors and artificial intelligence can augment care for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Specifically, the study — which is funded by Johnson& Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals — is looking to see how the technology can detect adverse events in cancer treatment early on.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Janssen funds cancer study using VitalConnect, physIQ tech
VitalConnect and physIQ are teaming up with the Haga Teaching Hospital in the Netherlands to conduct a study on how wearable biosensors and artificial intelligence can augment care for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Specifically, the study — which is funded by Johnson& Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals — is looking to see how the technology can detect adverse events in cancer treatment early on.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How medtech can prepare for the consequences of a “ Hard Brexit ”
By Ronald Boumans, Emergo Group On July 5, the Dutch Ministry of Health organized an informative meeting for the medical field about the possible impact the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU), Brexit, might have. This is considered a very important issue that may impact many aspects of the Dutch – and European – economy (and society in general). To emphasize this importance the Minister of Medical Care, Bruno Bruins, spoke personally. He had a very clear message: Brexit will happen, there will be border, and a “Cliff Edge Brexit” (or “hard Brexit”) is still a realistic scenario...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Yes, it's harder to sleep in the hospital
(Reuters Health) - Hospital patients get a lot less sleep, wake up more frequently during the night, and rise earlier in the morning than they would in bed at home, a Dutch study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ProPharma acquires European company
Overland Park-based ProPharma Group has acquired a Netherlands company that provides compliance, technical support and other services to the pharmaceutical industry. ProPharma, which announced the deal in a Monday release, did not disclose the price or other terms of the deal to acquire Xendo Holdings BV. ProPharma provides compliance consulting to pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies worldwide. It employs about 100 people in the metro area. T he acquisition will include Swedish… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Russell Gray Source Type: news

"The Auschwitz reservation": Dutch victims and bystanders and their knowledge of the Holocaust - van der Boom B.
Based largely upon 164 diaries written during the German occupation, this case study of the Netherlands calls into question the notion that the populations of occupied Europe could have known much about the Holocaust. Dutch Jews and Gentiles may have under... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Icing a strained muscle reduces damage – even your heart: Cooling it after a heart attack reduces swelling, damage by 20-30%
(Natural News) Localized cooling of the heart before and after angioplasty may help mitigate the risk of further cardiovascular damage during a heart attack, a recent study carried out by Netherlands-based cardiologists revealed. According to experts, heart attack patients were at an increased risk of cardiovascular muscle death. Cardiologists prevented this by performing angioplasty procedure, where the constricted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Nurses as substitutes for doctors in primary care
Delivery of primary healthcare services by nurses instead of doctors probably leads to similar or better patient health and higher patient satisfactionCurrent and anticipated problems such as ageing, increased prevalence of chronic conditions and multi-morbidity, increased emphasis on healthy lifestyle and prevention, and efforts to move care from hospitals to communities encourage countries worldwide to develop new models of primary care delivery. Interest in using nurses to expand the capacity of the primary care workforce to address these problems is increasing. The substitution of trained nurses (such as nurse practiti...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Men and women with borderline personality disorder resident in Dutch special psychiatric units in prisons: a descriptive and comparative study - van den Brink C, Harte JM, Denzel AD.
BACKGROUND: The overall prevalence of borderline personality disorder is well known, but characteristics of offender patients with the condition are less clear, especially among men. AIM: Describe characteristics of men and women with borderline pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Greek boys are the most obese, reveals EU-funded report
Rates of obesity in boys are highest in Greece, where more than a third of 11 year olds are either obese or overweight. Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands have the lowest rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news