Cancer screening programmes now more accessible to transgender and intersex persons
From 1 June 2022, heel prick test also screens for muscle disease SMA, bringing number of screened diseases to 26
Tailor-made information will help immigrants make decisions on taking part in screening programmes
Levels of salt, saturated fat, and sugar in most foods has remained the same or decreased
The levels of salt, saturated fat, and sugar in most processed foods has remained the same or decreased since 2018.
Breast cancer screening resumes on Bonaire after COVID-19 hiatus
Women aged 50 to 75 years on Bonaire can participate in the breast cancer screening programme again as of Wednesday, May 26, 2021. This was temporarily halted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Population screening programmes temporarily on hold
Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health care capacity in the Netherlands is expected to come under severe pressure in the coming period.
Young people who use screens before sleeping have more sleep problems
Young people (13-18 years) who use light-emitting screens daily in the hour before going to sleep have more sleep problems.
Less salt in certain foods, sugar contents remain unchanged
The salt content in bread was on average 19 percent lower compared to 2011. In addition, certain types of sauces, soups, canned vegetables and pulses, and crisps had a lower salt content.