In 2021, 47% of people aged four years and older in the Netherlands got the amount of physical activity recommended by the Physical Activity Guidelines. Children aged 4 to 11 years were most likely to meet the standard. Conversely, young people between the ages of 12 and 17 fell short. This is the outcome of a study conducted by RIVM.
People working from home more likely to have health problems
People who worked from home during the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to have physical complaints than people working on location (location workers). Examples included upper back pain, lower back pain, and pain in arms, neck and/or shoulders. These findings are from RIVM research.
Number of STI tests at sexual health centres are rising again
In 2021, more than 138,000 people were tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at a centre for sexual health.
More STI tests conducted by Sexual Health Centres
In 2021, more people visited a Sexual Health Centre (SHC) to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than in 2020. This figure is still lower than in 2019, the year before the coronavirus outbreak.
Launch of the European project RISK-HUNT3R
The new Horizon 2020 project RISK-HUNT3R: RISK assessment of chemicals integrating HUman centric Next generation Testing strategies promoting the 3Rs was launched on 1 June.
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.
Animal-free innovations in safety assessment of chemicals
How can the process of validation, acceptance and use of animal-free innovative approaches to assess the safety of chemicals be facilitated?
More gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia at Dutch STI clinics
An increasing number of clients tested at a Dutch STI clinic for a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is diagnosed with gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia.
Interspecies website transferred from RIVM to Utrecht University
The Interspecies website which helps researchers to reduce and refine the use of laboratory animals is transferred to the 3Rs database Programme of the 3Rs-Centre Utrecht Life Sciences (ULS) of Utr