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People Who Cycle To Work Have Better Sex, Study Finds

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Health, News, photos | 1 comment

People Who Cycle To Work Have Better Sex, Study Finds

There are more bicycles than residents in The Netherlands and in cities like Amsterdam and The Hague up to 70% of all journeys are made by bike. Apparently, people who are cycling to their job ultimately prevail over their lazy counterparts because they have better sex. According to a British survey. People who cycle to work say they are happier and even believe their sex lives have improved since they got on their bikes, reported by Daily News 724. A majority of 89 per cent said cycling home allowed them to switch off from the work day and...

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Philips conclude world’s first study to evaluate live 3D holographic imaging in interventional cardiology

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Health | 0 comments

Philips conclude world’s first study to evaluate live 3D holographic imaging in interventional cardiology

Royal Philips and RealView Imaging Ltd. today announced that they have completed a clinical study that has demonstrated the feasibility of using an innovative live 3D holographic visualization and interaction technology to guide minimally-invasive structural heart disease procedures. In the pilot study that involved eight patients and was conducted in collaboration with the Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petach Tikva, Israel, RealView’s innovative visualization technology was used to display interactive, real-time 3D holographic...

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Dutch study finds Gene that paves way for treatment of potentially fatal vascular complications in people with diabetes

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Health | 0 comments

Dutch study finds Gene that paves way for treatment of potentially fatal vascular complications in people with diabetes

An Australian-Dutch research team led by Prof Harald Schmidt from Maastricht University and Prof Karin Jandeleit-Dahm from the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, has confirmed the role of a specific enzyme in the accelerated development of diabetic atherosclerosis. By suppressing the gene coding for this enzyme or inhibiting the activity of the enzyme, researchers were able to significantly reduce damage such as inflammation and fibrosis, paving the way for a new approach to prevention and treatment of cardiovascular...

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Average costs per capita covered by basic Dutch health care insurance 2,100 euro

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Health | 0 comments

Average costs per capita covered by basic Dutch health care insurance 2,100 euro

The average costs per capita covered by the basic health care insurance policy were 2,100 euro in 2010 according to Statistics Netherlands. The average costs were higher for women than for men. More than half concerned costs for hospital care. If differences in the composition of the population are taken into account, the costs prove to be higher for low-income households and persons with a non-western background. The health care costs covered by the basic health insurance policy averaged 1,980 euro for men and 2,220 euro for women. The...

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Rich People in The Netherlands Live 7 Years Longer Than Poor

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Health | 5 comments

Rich People in The Netherlands Live 7 Years Longer Than Poor

The wealthiest people in the Netherlands live about 7 years longer than the poor, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands. Dutch Men and women from high-income households on average live about 8 and 7 years longer respectively than their counterparts in low-income households. The difference with respect to the number of years lived in good health is even higher, i.e. nearly 18 years for both genders. The average life expectancy for men was 79.2 years in 2011 versus 82.9 years for women. Life expectancy at birth for men living...

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People able to smell fear and disgust, says Dutch study

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in Health | 2 comments

People able to smell fear and disgust, says Dutch study

According to new research from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, the chemical signals you’re releasing may unconsciously convey how you’re feeling, especially if you’re feeling fear or disgust. Many animal species transmit information via chemical signals, but the extent to which these chemosignals play a role in human communication is unclear. In a new Dutch study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, researcher Gün Semin and colleagues from Utrecht University in...

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Revenues Dutch care institutions up by 3.8 percent

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

Revenues Dutch care institutions up by 3.8 percent

The revenues of Dutch care institutions did not grow as fast in 2010 and 2011 as in the previous three years. At the same time the care institutions were able to prevent costs from rising according to Statistics Netherlands. Hospitals, mental health care, disabled care facilities, nursing and care homes and home help realised 51 billion euro in joint revenues in 2011. This is 3.8 percent more than in 2010, when revenues also increased by 3.8 percent. In the three years before that the revenues rose by an average of 6.3 percent a year. The...

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Philips enters into long-term partnership with Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

Philips enters into long-term partnership with Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi

Royal Philips Electronics announced a major new partnership with the Burjeel Hospital, a new 196-bed facility in Abu Dhabi, to provide comprehensive healthcare solutions, including the supply, installation, maintenance and upgrade of key medical equipment within the hospital. The contract guarantees long-term value for the Burjeel Hospital by future-proofing the installed technology against predictable operational costs, thereby providing the hospital with an affordable and stable business proposition. This new agreement is a demonstration of...

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Importance of biological clock underestimated, says Dutch scientists

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

Importance of biological clock underestimated, says Dutch scientists

Every day, a small area in our brain ensures that all the processes in our body function on time. But how does our biological clock work? Is medication more effective at night? What is the best time to open a drum with toxic substances so as to keep health risks to a minimum? Is shift work and jetlag unhealthy? In a nutshell, should we be more aware of our biological clock? The 7th edition of In Praise of Medicine will focus on these questions. The Erasmus MC public lecture, that is free of charge, will be held on Friday 5 October at Congress...

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Philips and Dutch Isala klinieken enter into long-term partnership

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

Philips and Dutch Isala klinieken enter into long-term partnership

Royal Philips Electronics and Isala klinieken, a major Dutch hospital, today announced a multi-year intensive collaboration to constantly improve patient care and ensure that it remains affordable at the Isala klinieken. The hospital, which has close to 1,000 beds and 5,500 employees, is determined to improve the patient experience and the quality of care that it provides, while also addressing patient safety and meeting the needs of the increasing number of people who require care. Philips is working with Isala klinieken to ensure that over...

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Dutch people satisfied with their doctors

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Health | 1 comment

Dutch people satisfied with their doctors

Most Dutch residents are in general positive about their GP and physiotherapist according to Statistics Netherlands The average mark older people and people in good health give their GP on a scale from one to ten is 6 or higher. Overall, people are also positive about other care providers – medical specialists, dentists and physiotherapists. Their average mark ranged between 7.5 and 7.9. Older people positive about their GP Last year, 72 percent in the Dutch population consulted their GP in the twelve months prior to the health survey....

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Tea May Improve Mental Sharpness, says Dutch study

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

Tea May Improve Mental Sharpness, says Dutch study

Leading nutrition scientists from around the world convened at the United States Department of Agriculture today to present the latest research supporting the role of tea in promoting good health.  Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, next to water.  Interest in its potential health benefits has grown exponentially; in just the past five years there have been more than 5,600 scientific studies on tea, forming a substantial body of research on this ubiquitous beverage. Among the findings is research suggesting that green tea...

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Life expectancy for Dutch men outpacing women

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

Life expectancy for Dutch men outpacing women

Dutch men are increasing their life expectancy at a higher rate than women, according to a study released by Statistics Netherlands. The life expectancies at birth for Dutch men and women were 79.2 and 82.9 years respectively in 2011. Male life expectancy has improved rapidly and as a result, the life expectancy gender gap has narrowed considerably. Life expectancy for men rises faster than for women Over the entire period 1985-2011, life expectancy for men has increased more rapidly than for women. Between 1985 and 2000, life expectancy at...

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Elderly Dutch Are Living Longer and Healthier

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

Elderly Dutch Are Living Longer and Healthier

Older Dutch can expect to live longer and healthier than previous generations, according to a Statistics Netherlands. The life expectancy for 65-year-olds has risen over the past three decades. They live longer and the period, during which they define their health as good after reaching the age of 65 is also longer. The number of years spent without physical limitations is increasing. On the other hand, the period they have to deal with physical limitations is longer too. Last year, the life expectancy of 65-year-old men was 18.3 years versus...

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Too much TV bad for kids’ behavior, says Dutch study

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Health | 2 comments

Too much TV bad for kids’ behavior, says Dutch study

Young children are more likely to show behavioral problems if they watch television often and for long periods Children who watch excessive amounts of television between the ages of two and three, namely repeatedly for more than 1 hour per day, are more likely to develop behavioral problems than children who watch a moderate amount of television or no television at all. This manifests itself in aggression, hyperactive behavior, concentration problems and disobedience. Particularly if children already show behavioral problems when they start...

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