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One in three cancer patients with weight loss receive no nutritional care

A major new survey of cancer patients has found that 36% of cancer patients reported unintentional weight loss, yet one third of these were never seen by a dietitian or provided with nutritional support. The study was conducted by the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) in collaboration with University College Cork and was a large-scale survey of more than 1,000 patients undergoing treatment.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

23/04/19

Living in poverty is the reality for 1 in 5 children in Ireland - Poverty Focus 2019

Living in poverty is a reality for one in five children in Ireland. This means that around 230,000 children in Ireland are living in families with incomes below the poverty line. This is one of the main findings from Poverty Focus 2019. How long more can we afford to ignore these children and their living standards? This issue can be addressed effectively. Child poverty can be eliminated.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

10/05/19

Recycle IT welcomes Dormant Accounts funding for Community Electrical Recycling Collection Service

Recycle IT, a community electrical recycling organisation based in Dublin was allocated approximately €40,000 to help fund a new electrical recycling collection vehicle. This funding was allocated through the Dormant Accounts Fund managed by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administrated by Pobal.

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Dublin

Expiry date: 

17/05/19