Wild swimmers have more multi-resistant bacteria in their intestines

Wild swimmers have more multi-resistant bacteria in their intestines Infections in people who regularly swim in rivers, canals and streams are less treatable with antibiotics. This is due to the fact that, during swimming, one ingests water containing bacteria that are resistant to several antibiotics. The National Institute for Public …

OECD Green Talks : LIVE | Pharmaceutical Residues in Freshwater: Hazards and Policy Responses

OECD Green Talks : LIVE | Pharmaceutical Residues in Freshwater: Hazards and Policy Responses Pharmaceuticals are essential for human and animal health but are increasingly recognised as an environmental concern when they enter freshwater systems. Residues of pharmaceuticals, such as hormones, antidepressants and antibiotics, have been detected in surface water …

The search for new antibiotics

The search for new antibiotics Only recently, the NDR reported that almost all major pharmaceutical companies have stopped or have stopped research into antibiotics. This is a problem because the increasing resistance to antibiotics calls for new, effective antibiotics. The development of new antibiotics is a long process for researchers …

General practitioners prescribe fewer antibiotics

General practitioners prescribe fewer antibiotics In recent years, Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Germany have prescribed consistently fewer antibiotics. This is the result of the German Health Care Atlas study commissioned by the Central Research Institute for Ambulatory Health Care in Germany (Zi). Among other things, this study analysed the …

Workshop: Governing the invisible – Policy approaches to micropollutants in water

Workshop and Call for Papers: Governing the invisible – Policy approaches to micropollutants in water From 13-14.11.2019 a workshop on the governance of micropollutants in water bodies will take place at the International Academic Forum in Heidelberg. The workshop is interdisciplinary and is aimed at all stakeholders who are interested …

Research into micro-pollutants: modelling water quality

Research into micro-pollutants: modelling water quality The incident in Borne on 15 June 2019, where dozens of children became ill after recreation in the Bornsebeek, raised questions within the German-Dutch MEDUWA-Vecht(e)-consortium about the exact cause of the infection, the exposure to multi-resistant bacteria in the water, and the sources of …