“Current infection figures create devilish dilemma” – Wel.nl

The corona virus is spreading again, but still mainly among young people. It was reason for the cabinet to tighten up the corona rules a bit, but not to go all out. Experts explain to the NOS that we are at a difficult point in the epidemic, but that something needs to change. “There is […]

‘The penis is the canary in the coal mine’ – Wel.nl

Men with erectile dysfunction only want one thing: for him to do it again. And thanks to pills, it is usually not that complicated. That is why erectile dysfunction is insufficiently researched, says Professor Guy T’Sjoen (UZ Gent), who is famous in Belgium as a doctor of men’s ailments. “In any case, it pays to […]

The Dutch plasma medicine is also not doing well – Wel.nl

Sanquin blood bank has encountered a major setback in the collection of blood plasma for the production of a corona drug. The amount of antibodies in that plasma is declining faster than hoped for. That writes the AD. The intention was to recruit 16,000 donors, people who have been infected with corona and therefore have […]

The coronavirus also threatens your brain – Wel.nl

In March, we thought the coronavirus was causing lung problems. Now – almost 7 months later – we know that it is a many-headed monster that can take care of your whole body. There is now also a threat to the brain. How the virus enters the brain is not clear. But about half of […]

Has the corona virus become less powerful? – Wel.nl

The number of infections is increasing rapidly, yet it remains quiet on the ic. Is it calm before the storm, which breaks loose when young people start to infect the elderly, or does the virus become less powerful? Of course, everyone and virologists hopes for the latter the most, but according to the Belgian professor […]

Cold or corona? Once more the symptoms in a row – Wel.nl

With the autumn also coughs and ailments come back to the corner. Normally not something to bother you with, but that is of course different now: it could be corona. How do you know if it is time to be put on hold at the GGD? Either way, when you have a cold, you should […]

do mouth masks help to elicit an immune response against virus? – Wel.nl

It is only a theory, but an interesting one: if you wear a mouth mask, an immune reaction against the coronavirus could arise because you are exposed to a small amount of virus particles. They call that variolation. But again, it’s just a theory. Scientists write about it in a commentary in the New England […]

You can be a test subject for vaccine for € 4,700. It is stormy – Wel.nl

The Dutch are lining up to serve as guinea pigs for the new Leiden candidate vaccine against corona. Test subjects receive EUR 4,700 when they participate. Hundreds of registrations have already been received at UMC Utrecht, one of the three parties where test subjects can participate. So much so that it ‘no longer makes sense […]

“Risk of premature death halves” – Wel.nl

Anyone who manages to reduce their weight from obesity to overweight in middle age halves their mortality risk. Losing weight, even at a later age, is therefore worthwhile. Researchers at Boston University asked a group of 40- to 74-year-olds how much they weighed 10 years earlier. They then followed them for 10 years and calculated […]

Ferd Grapperhaus must leave – Wel.nl

Het Financieele Dagblad asked behavioral experts whether it is bad what Minister Ferd Grapperhaus (and the Royal Couple) have done. Answer: yes, it undermines authority. ‘This is detrimental to the cabinet,’ says Bas van den Putte professor of health communication at the University of Amsterdam. ‘He is responsible for enforcing the measures. If the minister […]