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Time to speak out about elder abuse

National Safeguarding Committee abuse campaign
Written by: Justin Moran
Head of Advocacy and Communications

Earlier this week the HSE reported that almost 8,000 cases of alleged adult abuse were reported in 2016. But only six per cent of these cases were reported by the alleged victim or a family member. Today, on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we must face the reality that we're failing to speak out about elder abuse in Ireland.

Getting your seven a day: How 100% orange juice can help

Written by: Dr Mary McCreery
Consultant Clinical Nutritionist and Dietician at the Blackrock Clinic

For years, it was a long-standing rule of thumb for health professionals to advise that we consume five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. The recent changes to Ireland’s food pyramid have altered this recommendation to between five and seven daily portions as part of a balanced diet. 

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