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Trust your gut: Probiotics for immunity and prevention of infections

If you are reading this, you are probably aware that bad bacteria in the gut can cause infections, in many cases requiring treatment with antibiotics. However, did you also know that your gut contains trillions of GOOD bacteria which help the body maintain digestion, produce vitamin B and K, and play an important role in maintaining your immune system ?   Good bacteria It is...

A leap forward: the AMR Committee welcomes Council Conclusions

The Dutch Presidency last Friday (17.06.2016) adopted their Council Conclusions on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) , marking the end of their rotation of the Presidency of the Council. The issue of resistance has been a priority not only for the Netherlands, but also for Slovakia and Malta as outlined in the Trio Programme . Key overarching themes of the Council Conclusions One...

AMR’s environmental impact– the silent part of the story

One of today’s main public health threats, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) already claims 700,000 lives a year. The numbers are continuously increasing; 300 million premature deaths are expected by 2050. Quite a lot of countries have put in place strategic plans to tackle AMR, which represents a threat to national security, and are now calling for a global approach. Yet this global...

European Health Parliament: Final Plenary Session - June 29th

The EHP closing event is approaching fast and will take place on the 29th of June from 09:00-12:00h, room PHS 5B001, at the European Parliament. Commissioner for Health Andriukaitis has confirmed his presence, as well as ENVI Chair Giovanni la Via (host) and Philippe de Backer, Belgian Secretary of State. The Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness will also join the event,...

The EHP committees take charge during the 3rd Plenary session

The five committees of European Health Parliament (EHP) discussed their recommendations with policy makers on the 20th of April 2016 in the European Parliament.   The five committees of the European Health Parliament discussed their health recommendations with policy makers, who challenged them in view of the final presentation of their bold ideas, which the Young Health...
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