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Only use melatonin on physicians advice
As many as one in seventeen young teenagers use the sleeping aid melatonin on a weekly basis to help them sleep better. This is the conclusion of the long-term Generation R population study in Rotterdam. Researchers warn parents to be careful when using melatonin without a physician's advice, because the long-term effects on children are unknown.
European Deans meeting “Training Future-Proof Doctors for the Digital Society”
The Deans meeting held in Rotterdam on 12 April put the spotlight on how to prepare future and current doctors for the digital healthcare transformation as well as how to better integrate digital skills in the education and training of medical doctors.
New treatment for heart failure
Dr. Jasper Brugts, cardiologist at Erasmus MC, will lead the Dutch study on a new treatment for patients with heart failure.
Healthy living pays off
Middle-aged people who do not smoke and do not have hypertension or obesity, will, on average, become ill nine years later.