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Lives being lost due to lack of Intestinal Failure service

  Experts call out Government on gap in care for Intestinal Failure Experts at an international conference on nutrition today have said lives are being lost – and called out the Government on the lack of a specialist service for Intestinal Failure.   Speakers at the conference on nutrition and health in Dublin, hosted by […]


IrSPEN 2022 Award for Best Overall Research Project, BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics (join Trinity-TU Dublin) programme

Lizzie (Yelizaveta) Shkrabalyuk has been awarded the prize for best overall research project 2022 for her final year project in the BSc Human Nutrition & Dietetics course 2021. Lizzie is a CORU registered dietitian who graduated this year with a BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Technological University Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. Lizzie’s research is […]

‘These patients literally die because of the lack of proper services’

People with intestinal failure need the support of a specialised inpatient unit, say clinicians Dylan Donohoe Sherlock (18) and his mother Mandy Donohoe: her son is waiting to be approved for a bowel transplant in the UK Sheila Wayman Tue Nov 22 2022 – 05:01   Gut failure could happen to anyone. It might be […]


Drugs just as good as bariatric surgery for diabetic kidney disease

A new study has shown that ongoing improvements in drug treatments for diabetes has made them just as effective as bariatric surgery for diabetic kidney disease. Up to now bariatric surgery was established as more effective than drug treatments for patients with obesity and diabetes. However, a new study has shown that the evidence has […]


IrSPEN: Pre-Budget Submission 2023 

IrSPEN (Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism): Pre-Budget Submission 2023 (Click here) September 12, 2022. And copied to the following Ministers / Spokespeople / Leaders or Deputies: Michael McGrath, Stephen Donnelly, Anne Rabbitte, Mary Butler, Michael Martin, Leo Varadkar, Eamon Ryan, Neasa Hourigan, David Cullinane, Mary Lou McDonald, Ivana Bacik, Duncan Smith, Brid Smith […]

Fresenius Kabi PN Study Day: “ Parenteral Nutrition in Clinical Practice” Tuesday 13th September 2022 – The Gibson Hotel Dublin

Chaired by Aine Kelly, Clinical Specialist Dietitian in Critical Care, Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin Fresenius Kabi organised and funded this event but did not influence the content of the speakers’ presentations other than reviewing and editing if necessary to ensure compliance with the IPHA and ABPI Codes of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry. View programme […]


Public confused about nutrition for cancer patients

Weight loss during cancer treatment shouldn’t be ignored, even if overweight Many cancer patients not getting the nutritional care they need, experts claim Half of adults are unclear about whether nutrition makes a difference during cancer care, and 60% don’t know that losing weight during treatment carries risk, including for patients who are overweight or […]


New obesity drug found to cut body weight by 11%

Drug can reduce weight by two stone within six months A new obesity drug researched in Ireland has been found to cut body weight by 11%, and doctors are calling it a major breakthrough. The drug Cagrilintide works by increasing people’s sense of ‘satiety’, making users feel less hungry and eat less. It is taken once weekly […]