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Be Winter Ready

Strengthening community links helps to improve preparedness for emergencies. Experience has shown that active preparation leads to a better response in an emergency, leading to the best possible outcome for all concerned. This preparedness enables the community to come together to use locally identified resources (people and equipment) during an emergency affecting their community, such as the flooding and heavy snowfall of recent years.

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31/01/20

Call to reduce ‘Obesity Stigma’ and increase proven treatments of the disease

There is an urgent need to tackle ‘Obesity Stigma’ – and understand the condition as a disease that needs to be treated medically rather than by will power, or New Year’s resolutions. Research on attitudes carried out by IrSPEN, the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, found that people with the condition are looked down on as lazy, over-indulgent, and deserving of what they get – and this prevents effective treatments from being publicly funded.

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Nationwide

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31/01/20

Health in Ireland - Key Trends 2019

The Department of Health has published the 12th edition of Health in Ireland, Health in Ireland: Key Trends 2019. The report touches on several areas, including demographics, population health, hospital and primary care, employment and expenditure and highlights the significant achievements that Ireland has made for key health outcomes in the past decade.

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Nationwide

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31/01/20