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Wednesday, 6th November 2013

With Breda Gardner, Homeopath, lcph, mcos, rgn

Health Therapies Clinic

13 Gladstone Street, Waterford.

Tel: 087 2025753.

Insight Natural Health Clinic

15 Upper Patrick St, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7724429

Breda Gardner runs busy natural health clinics in both Waterford and Kilkenny. She also presents monthly positive living seminars in Kilkenny. A native of Galway, Breda worked as a nurse for many years before studying a range of complementary therapies, including homeopathy, iridology, muscle–testing and nutrition.

Antibiotics again!

Listening to the Pat Kenny show recently, I heard a doctor talking about a survey he'd done on the prescribing of antibiotics by GP's in Galway. The doctor was bemoaning the fact that antibiotics had been over-prescribed by some GP's, and that this practice was contributing to bacteria developing resistance. He also reckoned that in a third of cases, if people waited a day after receiving their prescriptions before taking their prescriptions,

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Wednesday, 6th November 2013

79% Of Irish People Who Performed an Act of Kindness Felt Happier As A Result

Electric Ireland Powering Kindness is back and according to recent research*, kindness is key to happiness in society as 79% of Irish people who performed an act of kindness felt happier as a result.

According to Dr Maureen Gaffney, Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Society at University College Dublin, kindness has a significant impact on the happiness and mood of individuals, and is a major part of the grammar of civil society, integral what we call 'quality of life' in Ireland.

'When someone performs an act of kindness, it makes them feel good about themselves. Importantly it also gives them a sense of control, allowing them to feel that they can make a change to the lives of

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Wednesday, 6th November 2013

The introduction of generic substitution need not faze Irish patients according to new research announced by Actavis today. According to the research, almost half the population (46%) has bought prescription medicines overseas, and of these 43% were not aware of whether the medicine they bought was a branded or generic medicine(1). With reference pricing due to commence tomorrow 1st November, the research was announced as part of a new campaign from Actavis entitled 'Just Ask About Generics' ( to support consumers and help them better understand the new laws around generic substitution.

Launching the 'Just Ask About Generics' campaign, TV Doctor Pixie McKenna said "I'm delighted to support Actavis in its 'Just Ask About Generics' campaign. Having worked as a GP in Ireland for many years, I know how important it is for patients to understand their health issues and the

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Wednesday, 6th November 2013

Catherine Cheatle is a leading member of a new patients' organisation campaigning to improve how Ireland's health services deal with a rare form of cancer. Longford born Catherine, now living in Tramore, was first diagnosed with the illness in 2000 and is managing to cope with the condition in the 13 years since then. Catherine's condition is called carcinoid cancer. It involves tumours in the neuro-endocrine or hormone producing system. It is a difficult disease to diagnose. Between 2 and 3 thousand Irish people have it. They make up between 2 and 3 percent of Ireland's cancer population.

Last year Catherine and fellow carcinoid patients set up their own patient's advocacy group to provide better support for those affected by the disease and to campaign for better treatment paths in Ireland. Says Catherine: "We had a great event a year ago

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Wednesday, 6th November 2013

A local business hand making bags and accessories has launched a new brand and online buying facility – following the popularity of the products. Claire Povey of Villierstown, Co. Waterford, began making the range last year. Since then, sales have achieved continued growth. She has introduced a new company name, povey, and 'pebble' logo to reflect the individual handmade nature of each product.

A new website, , enables people to buy all items in her collection, which also includes free delivery in Ireland. Claire, who designs each bag or accessory, personally crafts each product using high-quality oilcloth material.

The range currently includes bags in everyday styles, handbags, and a messenger bag. An accessory range has a wallet, coin purse, and tablet and e-reader sleeves.

Claire said: "It's an exciting time to see the business move into the next stage.

"My ethos

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Wednesday, 6th November 2013

Biblical perspectives for living

the uncaused cause

In his book "The God Delusion"

Professor Richard Dawkins, in attempting to explain what he recognises as the appearance of design in the universe, dismisses the 'designer hypothesis', which raises, he claims, the larger problem of who designed the designer. Dr. William Lane Craig, the Christian Philosopher whom Dawkins refused to debate in 2011, has thoroughly debunked Dawkins' views. Highlighting the various flaws in Dawkins' logic, Craig notes that an inability to explain the existence of a Designer, does not in fact disqualify this explanation. He states: "First, in order to recognize an explanation as the best [explanation], one needn't have an explanation of the explanation. This is an elementary point

concerning inference to the best explanation as practiced in the philosophy of science." Such a requirement would, in fact, undermine all science!

While we might not understand

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Wednesday, 6th November 2013

People of Waterford, get voting for your Favourite Rice Dish as Ben's Beginners Competition Heats Up

Uncle Ben's has teamed up with well-known, Irish chef, Neven Maguire and have gathered mini chefs and their parents from around the country to get involved with Ben's Beginners, a programme which seeks to encourage Irish mums and dads to get cooking with their children, and nurture a lifelong love for wholesome food. People of Waterford are being urged to support their local mini chef by voting for their favourite rich dish. All you have to do is visit the Uncle Ben's Facebook Page and like your favourite entry.

Voting begins on the 4th of November and all entrants are in with the chance to win a €5,000 cash prize for them and their

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Wednesday, 6th November 2013

When it comes to keeping the kids happy, new research reveals it's not all about expensive holidays and a playroom full of toys.

The study from IKEA shows the key to a happy family life is actually closer to home, with almost half (52%) of Irish children and teens saying spending time with their family makes them happiest of all.

When asked about their happiest memories of the year so far, children named moments such as "family dinners at home", "learning to ride a bike" and "birthday parties at home" – suggesting the simple things in life are still a treasured part of growing up. And despite the rise of technology in young peoples' lives, family time still rates higher than playing on computers, iPads or smartphones (50%).

The heart of the home

The research also shows the evening meal is still at the

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Wednesday, 6th November 2013

You love food and you want to cook like a pro then this is for you! RTÉ One's Kitchen Hero, Donal Skehan is the rising star of Irish Cooking. This November sees Donal Skehanembark on his first live HomeCooked Tour in venues across Ireland. Here is your chance to take your cooking to an entirely new level with Donal Skehan on his first live HomeCooked Tour at a venue near you this November. Mark the dates in your diary.

See Donal cook up delicious HomeCooked meals live on stage, with lots of fun and loads of food on his HomeCooked Tour. He will demonstrate a selection of recipes at each venue and you get to take away a copy of the recipies. And you can say hello to Donal in person! Here is your chance to become a confident cook when

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Wednesday, 30th October 2013

Free Internet & Email Courses

Would you like to be able to do the following?

- Have your own email address

- Send and receive emails

- Search the Internet

- Carry out tasks online such as book a ticket, pay a bill, pay your car tax, Skype etc.

The Adult Education Centre Ozanam Street will be delivering a short course covering the use of the Internet and Email, starting Tuesday 12th November. Participants will receive a total of 10 hours hands-on tuition over the course of 5 weeks. Classes available Tuesday afternoons or Friday mornings.

For further information or to apply for the course, please contact the Adult Education Centre, Ozanam Street on 051-873195.

Irish Naval Association

The Irish Naval Association, Waterford Branch would like to thank the people of Waterford for their generous response to our recent Flag Days.

Would your community LIKE a makeover?

Flora has enlisted the help of Lisa McKnight,

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Letters to the Editor

  • Our View

    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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