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Patients are less inclined to see a specialist at the hospital because of the cost. Family doctors are raising the alarm but Barend van Lieshout thinks spiralling costs justify a choice between a new mobile phone and a consultation with the cardiologist. More >
Pejman Akbarzadeh, who runs the PersianDutch.com website and would spend his last 24 hours in Amsterdam on the Dam. How did you end up in the Netherlands? I was invited by a Persian-language radio station in Amsterdam to join them as a senior producer. Everything happened so suddenly and within a month I moved here. Before that I was planning to go to the United States. Now I am quite happy that I did not go there. When I visited... More >
Pensioners could do worse than to grow their own food. And people who have not reached the pension age had better start investing in the skills needed to provide for themselves. They will need them, warns Henriëtte Prast. More >