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Lung specialists launch ‘name and shame’ tobacco lobby website

March 11, 2013

Two lung specialists have launched a website listing the names and jobs of people it says work for the tobacco industry lobby in the Netherlands. The list on tabaknee.nl also includes health minister Edith Schippers, whom it describes as the ‘minister of tobacco employers’, as well as several other prominent politicians. Schippers, an ex-smoker, relaxed the more...

Environment , Health , Youth

After horse in lasagne, now it’s bacteria in Swedish burgers, do not accept rejected meat from Europe

February 18, 2013

After horse in lasagne, now it’s bacteria in Swedish burgers, do not accept rejected meat from Europe

Dutch food safety inspectors on Monday carried out emergency checks on a meat processing firm in Enschede, following reports it had supplied meat contaminated with the potentially lethal EHEC bacteria to a Swedish wholesaler. Some 6 tonnes of hamburger and kebab have been removed from Swedishsupermarket shelves after two children became ill eating meat which was not more...

Business , Economy , Food , Health , News

More hiv cases among the over 50s and gay men

February 11, 2013

One in five people diagnosed with hiv is over the age of 50, indicating a rise in the number of people having unsafe sex, Dutch newspapers reported on Monday. People over the age of 50 accounted for 20% of new diagnoses of hiv in 2011, up from around 14% in previous years, according to regional newspapers Leidsch Dagblad and BN/DeStem. In 2011, 1,100 people were more...

Health , Living , News

Up to 50 girls a year at risk of genital mutilation in the Netherlands, says health ministry

February 6, 2013

Up to 50 girls a year at risk of genital mutilation in the Netherlands, says health ministry

Efforts to tackle female circumcision using good, focused information and the threat of punishment are working, according to a new report for the healthministry. Yet while no exact figures are available, research institute Pharos says some 40 to 50 girls a year are at risk of being circumcised while visiting their country of origin. 'These remain confrontational more...

Health , News , Youth

The Issues of Homosexuality, Morals & Human Rights

February 2, 2013

The Issues of Homosexuality, Morals & Human Rights

God created man and saw he was lonely so he got him a partner and hence woman came into being. God then gave mankind the sacred gift of sex and decreed that only man and woman must associate sexually for the primary aim of procreation. It is a grievous sin for a man to have sex with another man likewise a woman to have sex with another woman. However as if to prove more...

Community , Health , News , Politics

Open Defeacation Costs Ghana 79 Million Dollars – Expert. when will the work start…

January 18, 2013

Open Defeacation Costs Ghana 79 Million Dollars – Expert. when will the work start…

Professor Chris Gordon, Director, Institute of Environment and Sanitation, University of Ghana, Legon, on Tuesday said open defecation cost Ghana 79 million dollars per year, where as it would require less than one million latrines to eliminate the practice.He said open defecation led to epidemic disease outbreaks like cholera, especially when human more...

Economy , Health

The Netherlands in grip of mild flu epidemic

January 7, 2013

The Netherlands in grip of mild flu epidemic

The Netherlands is in the grip of a mild flu epidemic, particularly affecting children, according to health research institute Nivel. The definition of a mild epidemic is one in which at least 51 out of 100,000 people report to their family doctor with flu-like symptoms. That was the case over the past two weeks, Nivel more...

Health , News

Hospital Homo Pastor in court accused of killing male partner with axe

January 7, 2013

Hospital Homo Pastor in court accused of killing male partner with axe

A 55-year-old hospital pastor appeared in court on Friday charged with killing his male partner with an axe. Frank J, from the town of Ubbergen in the east of the Netherlands, is accused of killing his 56-year-old partner, also a clergyman, in September last year. Minister Dick Piersma was found by police in a pool of blood in the couple's home after J had alerted more...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

January 1, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL AND BEST WISHES FOR THE  YEAR more...

Community , Health , News

Amsterdam gets tough on smoking (cannabis) in schools

December 14, 2012

Amsterdam gets tough on smoking (cannabis) in schools

How tough.... while its cool everywhere to smoke Amsterdam city council is to impose a blanket ban on the smoking of marijuana in school playgrounds, and may extend the ban to playgrounds in parks and in residential areas as well, according to media reports on Wednesday. The ban means schools will be able to involve the police if teenagers are caught smoking on more...

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