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Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

Food & Nutrition

23rd June 2017

Focus on Undernutrition

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Recognising the expertise of qualified nutrition professionals (dietitians and registered nutritionists) in guiding nutrition practice was highlighted in the recent...

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16th June 2017

Thirsty Thursday (and Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday…)

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Adequate hydration is necessary for survival. Every cell, tissue and organ requires water to function. However ensuring adequate hydration can...

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09th June 2017

Help to contribute to a better understanding of malnutrition

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

As a service provider, you will know you are required by the Health and Social Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations...

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26th May 2017

Nutrition and frailty

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Many would recognise ‘frailty’ in our older population. Clinical definitions of frailty typically involve physical criteria including weight loss, fatigue,...

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19th May 2017

Improving nutrition and dementia care

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

For dementia awareness week what can be more fitting from a nutrition scientist than an article that highlights new research...

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11th May 2017

3D food printing – Could this be the future of eating for dysphagia?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

For some time, 3D food printing has been of interest to NASA as a potential solution for astronauts on their...

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27th April 2017

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

This week’s blog looks at the recent headlines such as Diet drinks TRIPLE your risk of stroke and dementia -...

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19th April 2017

What indicates that a service user will develop malnutrition?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

This is an important question for care homes because perhaps if we understood this better we could prevent the development...

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11th April 2017

Stop the pressure

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

Pressure ulcers represent a major burden of sickness and significantly reduce the quality of life for people with pressure ulcers...

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05th April 2017

Can a cuppa a day keep dementia away?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

We do love a good cup of tea in the UK. According to the Tea Council, we drink 65 million...

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