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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

Friends of St. Patrick's Hospital Fun Walk

St. Patrick's Hospital is much loved by the people of Waterford. The standard of care and attention given to its patients is second to none. The Friends of St. Patrick's is a voluntary group who have raised funds over the years to provide additional comforts to the patients and to fund structural and other works.

On Sunday 1st of September they are hosting a 4k Fun Walk in the Eco Park on the Tramore Road, next to Kingfisher Gym to raise much needed funds for the Hospital.

The 4k Fun Walk, makes up just 2 laps of the park and is an ideal morning out for the family. It can be Ran, Walked, the kids can even do it on Skates if they wish. The cost is 5 euro concession for families and light refreshments will

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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

Voting from hospital

Question: I am in hospital for the next while and would like to vote in the upcoming referendum but I won't be able to go to my local polling station. Can I still vote?

Answer: In order to vote in the referendum on 4 October 2013 you must be registered to vote. Every local authority is responsible for compiling and publishing a list of voters in its area. This is called the Register of Electors or the Electoral Register.

You may also qualify to be on a Special Voters List if you live in a hospital, nursing home or similar institution and wish to vote at the hospital or nursing home. Applications for inclusion on the Special Voters List must be made by 25 November each year. Your first application must be accompanied by a medical certificate.

At an election or

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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. Do animals ever get so desperate that they commit suicide?

A. Not exactly, but there are plenty of cases of self-destructive behavior, such as rhesus monkeys in captivity biting themselves, reports "Science Illustrated" magazine. This sort of behavior is usually restricted to certain individuals that have suffered early trauma, as when separated from their mother. Scientists believe this self-biting may be a way for the monkeys to relieve negative emotions.

Q. Best not to ask your friends to pronounce or spell neodymium, terbium and yttrium, which have a rare, even ELEMENTal look to them. So what would you guess they are?

A. They're names for "rare earth" elements, essential in the field of advanced electronics, including displays, cell phones, solar panels and high-performance electric motors, reports "Science" magazine. The ores were recently found in high concentrations

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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

John Owens graduated from the Veterinary College U.C.D. in 1997. He, along with his wife Susan, recently opened Ani-Pets veterinary clinic in Tramore, which is dedicated to the full time care of all companion animals, including exotic pets. He has a special interest in preventative medicine and nutrition.

Dear Your Pet's Health,

My partner and myself have six cats in total. Two of them spend 90% of their time in our house, only going out for short periods of time. The other four happily stay outside all the time, and their beds and food bowls are in a large garden shed. The problem I have is that the outdoor cats have been picking up ticks and fleas over the last two weeks or so. I have been putting flea repellent spray on them, but

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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

Clairvoyant - Numerologist – Astrologer Stan Phillips

To make an appointment for a personal reading at The Athanaeum House Hotel, Christendom, Ferrybank Tel: 085 - 7355683

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Aries: March 21 – April 20

Money has been leaking from your account and you would be wise to check that direct debits and standing orders are as they should be. Be certain that your bank is as

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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

Vodafone Ireland Foundation Launch World of Difference Programme 2013

Applications are being invited from Waterford for the annual Vodafone World of Difference programme. The Vodafone Ireland Foundation is offering four exceptional people the opportunity to answer their true calling and work with the charity of their choice for one year and receive a salary of 40,000 euro. The closing date for applications is Friday, 6th September 2013.

This year, in line with the Vodafone Ireland Foundation's commitment to supporting young people across Ireland, applicants should be looking to work with either youth focused charities or propose new youth programmes for existing charities. Anyone interested can find details on how to apply on facebook by searching Vodafone True Calling. Meanwhile those heading to the Electric Picnic this weekend can get more information at the Vodafone Haven tent at the festival.

Since the programme began

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Wednesday, 28th August 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.

A loving heart

On a physical level, our heart pumps blood all around our bodies. It is a miraculous muscle that never tires. When we are particularly active, very happy, nervous, stressed out or afraid, the heart pumps harder to push the blood more quickly around the body. These are all natural functions in response to a particular, temporary circumstance. But if we stay stressed out over time, then we may develop high blood

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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

This year's Munster Express/Hartley People 10K Fun Run in aid of Waterford Hospice takes place on Sunday September 15th, starting and finishing at the RSC in Waterford.

Waterford Hospice, which provides medical and nursing care for patients with life limiting illnesses in their own homes throughout Waterford City and County and South Kilkenny, has pledged 2.5 million euro towards the construction of the new Hospice unit on the grounds of Waterford Regional Hospital (WRH).

The HSE has asked Waterford Hospice to come up with another 3.5 million euro, bringing the total contribution to 6 million euro.

Funds raised from this year's Munster Express/Hartley People 10K Fun Run will help towards reaching this target.

The event has been made accessible to all, regardless of abilities, through the 'Couch

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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

National alcohol charity says the latest increase in spending on booze reflects the urgent need for a comprehensive national alcohol strategy

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, has said figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), showing an increase in our total spend on alcohol in 2012 further highlight the urgent need to address our harmful relationship with alcohol.

"More than 6.3 billion euro is a huge figure for a relatively small country like Ireland to spend on alcohol in a year and it's particularly worrying that our total spend on alcohol in 2012 increased for the second year in a row and was more than we spent on it than in any year since 2008," said Conor Cullen, Communications Officer with Alcohol Action Ireland.

"To put this figure into context, at 7.7% of our total personal expenditure, it's far

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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

More young people present with piercing related problems between August and December

Dentists are warning young people that oral piercings pose a significant risk to their health and in extreme cases can result in life threatening illness and infections.

The Irish Dental Association says some issues which may arise from piercings include; infections, the transfer of diseases such as Hep B, C and D, Endocardtis, gum disease, nerve damage, tooth damage and allergic reaction to metals.

The IDA said its' members see an increase in the number of young patients presenting with oral piercing related issues between August and December every year.

Anecdotal evidence suggests this may be due to young people attending music festivals such as Oxegen, going on holiday with their friends and also students preparing to start college.

Dr Sean Malone, President of the Irish Dental Association said; "The bottom line is

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Letters to the Editor


    Keeping a checkIt is common knowledge that when it comes to technology, if you want to do something, just ask a young person to show you. They have grown up with all the technology that is around us at the moment and seem adept at using it in the easiest fashion possible. But just because young people are good at technology, does that mean that they should have unfettered access to all the sites and apps that are available to them today?Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has just come out and said that he and …

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