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.
Drop in and get vaccinated without an appointment on HPV Awareness Day
Saturday 4 March is HPV Awareness Day. It is a day to stop and think about the human papilloma virus (HPV) and the six kinds of cancer it can cause. These cancers affect both men and women.
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.
More than two million invitations to get vaccinated against HPV in 2023
In early 2023, 1.3 million young adults will receive an invitation to get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV). This group comprises around 900,000 men and 400,000 women between the ages of 19 and 27.
Almost half of 9 and 10-year-olds get HPV vaccination at first opportunity
This spring, more than 800,000 young people received an invitation to be vaccinated against HPV, the human papillomavirus.
RIVM expands HPV vaccination programme: girls and boys protected from six types of cancer with one vaccine
Now not only girls, but also boys will have the opportunity to protect themselves from cancer caused by HPV.
State Secretary Blokhuis: boys will also be vaccinated against HPV virus
The vaccine against the HPV human papillomavirus virus will also become available for boys.
Possible health risks due to exposure to chromium-6 at tROM project Tilburg
Research by RIVM shows that the participants in the so-called tROM project, their supervisors and other people involved may have been exposed to chromium-6.
Research: HPV vaccine is safe
RIVM research shows no causal link between the vaccine against cervical cancer (HPV) and long-term fatigue symptoms in girls.