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European experts, patients and country delegations meet for the 3rd “Optimal Nutritional Care for All” conference

Organised by the ENHA, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality 33 million adults in Europe are at risk of malnutrition/undernutrition1. Patients with chronic diseases

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Trinity Research Wins Best Paper Award from European Society

An open access research paper on vitamin D has won Best Published Paper Award from United European Gastroenterology (UEG). The winning paper entitled, ‘Effects of vitamin D supplementation on intestinal

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IrSPEN calls on Joint Oireachtas Committee

on Future healthcare to commit more resources to tackling nutritional problems The Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare, chaired by Former  Former Minister of State for Primary Care Róisín

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New study published highlighting the saving in bed days from reducing malnutrition in community patients

Potential of earlier detection and treatment of disease related malnutrition with oral nutrition supplements to release acute care bed capacity.  Abstract A recent systematic review and meta-analysis shows that appropriate

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Cancer prevention and improving outcomes

The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) hosted a round table discussion on the role of lifestyle factors, including nutrition, in preventing cancer and improving outcomes in treatment.

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HIQA publishes report on nutrition in hospitals

HIQA releases report on nutrition in Irish hospitals Hospitals must implement screening for all patients and have a nutrition steering group in place, according to a new review of nutritional

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Surgery must be recognised as a treatment option for Type 2 diabetes

First-ever Type 2 diabetes surgery clinical guidelines from leading international diabetes organisations A leading group of international diabetes organisations is calling for obesity surgery to be recognised as a standard

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Zero Harm – Good Nutrition & Hydration Launched by Tallaght Hospital

In the same week that HIQA’s published its report on nutrition and hydration care in the public acute hospitals, Tallaght Hospital launched its new campaign in its Zero Harm series,

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IrSPEN Home Enteral Nutrition Standards and Guidelines

HEN is a key area identified by IrSPEN for guideline development Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) is a key area identified by IrSPEN members for guideline development. A multi-professional Working Group

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August 24th Conference: Surgery and diabetes

World experts suggest surgery could transform type 2 diabetes management World renowned experts in the field of diabetes will meet today, 24th August, in University College Dublin to discuss radical