Antimicrobial resistance in the Netherlands is remaining reasonably stable
Antimicrobial resistance is increasing on a global level. It is difficult to treat infections caused by resistant bacteria.
Young people who use screens before sleeping have more sleep problems
Young people (13-18 years) who use light-emitting screens daily in the hour before going to sleep have more sleep problems.
Possible health risks due to exposure to chromium-6 at tROM project Tilburg
Research by RIVM shows that the participants in the so-called tROM project, their supervisors and other people involved may have been exposed to chromium-6.
Blood spot test extended as of 1 January 2017 to include two more disorders
As of 1 January 2017, the disorders alpha and beta thalassaemia will be added to the neonatal blood spot (‘heel prick’) screening programme.
Newborn heel prick screening starts on St Eustatius and Saba
On 26 October 2015, heel prick screening started for all newborns on St Eustatius and Saba.