Health

What can we learn from happy people?

Marjolein de Jong31 August 2021
Have you come through the pandemic happy? According to genetics and well-being professor Meike Bartels, the reason is partly coded in our genes.

VU students develop vaccination strategy

Redactie VU Magazine31 August 2021
Having your class assignment that turns into a national vaccination plan would be an unexpected outcome for most. But it happened to five students.

From waste to cooking oil

Marjolein de Jong27 June 2021
VU alumnus Sander Breedveld saves avocados from rotting in the rubbish bin.

VU to open new walk-in counselling service for students with mental health issues

Marjolein de Jong17 May 2021
Arne Popma, a VU alumnus and currently a child and adolescent psychiatrist at UMC, is one of the co-founders of the @ease foundation.

Does breast milk make men more feminine?

Marjolein de Jong6 April 2021
Research indicates that breast milk contains chemical contaminants that can result in the feminization of boys’ reproductive systems.

President of the GGZ Jacobine Geel: 'I’m extremely concerned'

Marjolein de Jong22 February 2021
VU alumnus Jacobine Geel studied Theology at the VU Amsterdam. Today, she combines her work on television with a position as President of the GGZ.

“The coronavirus is here to stay.”

Annemiek Simons14 April 2020
“During this outbreak, everything depends on the capacity of hospitals to provide people with artificial respiration.”

Placenta full of plastic?

Marjolein de Jong24 March 2020
It is highly likely that our bodies contain microplastics, but are they also inside the cells of unborn children?

House-bound no more: elderly less lonely

Marjolein de Jong23 March 2020
Theo van Tilburg, sociologist at the VU Amsterdam, has studied loneliness among elderly Dutch people.

How a hallucinogenic trip can change your life for the better

Marjolein de Jong17 December 2019
The building in Zandvoort that once functioned as a church is now the backdrop for a special type of retreat sessions with psychedelic truffles.