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Tuesday, 28th May 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.

After the extreme weather we have experienced over the winter and spring periods, we are all hoping for better weather over the summer. One condition of dogs that all vets will treat during hot weather is heatstroke, which can become life threatening for dogs but is easily preventable.

Heat stroke is caused by hyperthermia, when the body temperature becomes dangerously high, and the increase is greater than the dog's ability to get rid of the excess. The average body temperature of a dog is between 38 degrees

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

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Ferrybank Tel: 085 - 7355683

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Aries: March 21 – April 20

Focussing on your own issues will see you getting through to where you need to be. Yes, just you, the kids, and the family – that's where the focus needs to be. You might also need to check up

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Legend's Charity match to take place in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

The Irish Greyhound Board is delighted to announce that Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium is to be transformed into its former pitch glory when Waterford United players from former championship winning teams take on a special commissioned past and present League of Ireland side from around the country. The unique once in a lifetime soccer spectacular will take place at the stadium on Friday May 31st and all proceeds will go directly to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Many famous faces are expected in Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium on the night including legendary former Irish International football player Paul McGrath, Chief Executive of the FAI John Delaney and Waterford Rose Ellen Flahavan. Waterford United team members from the League of Ireland winning teams (1966 – 1972) will also be taking part, such as

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Tuesday, 28th May 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

Try Using Positive Words

We are all creatures of habit. If things are going wrong in our lives, we may complain a lot, without considering the habits that might be causing the problems in the first place. It is very difficult to be positive when we are ill, or feeling down or have no money … and it is also very difficult to change old habits that do not serve us.

Regular readers will know that I am a firm believer in positive thoughts. The thoughts we choose now determine what will arrive in the future. Every notion, be it thought inwardly or spoken outwardly, is telling the universe "This is my story, and the story stays the same as

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Gay Byrne launches campaign to encourage Waterford consumers to make the switch to generic medicines

Gay Byrne recently launched - a campaign by Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland to help raise awareness of generic medicines. The campaign coincides with new legislation to be passed later this month to increase the use of generic medicines and deliver savings in the cost of medicines. The campaign, which includes a video of Gay- - aims to highlight the safety, quality and affordability of generic medicines.

The campaign, supported by 400 pharmacies nationwide, comes as recent research by Behaviour and Attitudes reveals that Ireland trails our EU neighbours in the use of generic medicines.

Usage of generic medicines in the UK is four times that of Ireland. One third of medical card holders in Ireland are not using generic medicines, despite the fact that

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Under-Nourished Patients More Likely To Die, Yet Problem Still Overlooked Or Ignored – Conference Told

Patient Groups & International Nutrition Experts Call on Irish Government to take action to prevent old and chronically ill becoming malnourished

Delegates attending a conference in Dublin last week, organised under the auspices of European Presidency, were told that many under-nourished patients within the Irish healthcare system continue to be overlooked and are not receiving adequate nutritional care, despite being three times more likely to develop infections and at least twice as likely to die as normally nourished patients with a similar diagnosis.

The comments were made at the launch of a call to action document, Every Patient Deserves Good Nutritional Care, which outlines five key recommendations designed to eliminate avoidable malnutrition in older and chronically sick patients - a problem that affects as many as 140,000 Irish

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Under certain circumstances special arrangements can be made to facilitate a student with migraine when taking state examinations. The student should provide a letter from their GP/neurologist to the school stating that they suffer from migraine. The school may then authorize the following:

Granting breaks or rest periods in each examination session that are warranted by the physical or medical condition of the candidate. Under this type of arrangement the time taken for:

Rest or as a break may be compensated for at the close of each examination period to a maximum of 20 minutes.

Taking of medicine, food or drinks into the examination centre where this is required for medical reasons.

Allowing the candidate to move within the centre.

Use of a special desk or chair used in the classroom.

Use of low vision aids used normally in the classroom.

Ensuring that a candidate with a

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Volunteer lifeboat crew at Tramore RNLI were called out last Wednesday morning to help assist a whale which had become tangled up in lobster pots. Working alongside an inshore fishing vessel, the two crews worked together to free the mammal.

The lifeboat was launched around 11.30am after a local fishing vessel reported what they believed to be a whale caught up in lobster pots a quarter of a mile out from shore. When the lifeboat arrived on scene they had to wait some minutes for the creature to surface.

On closer inspection it was discovered that the rope holding some lobster pots together had become snagged in the mammal's mouth and it was turning around in the water repeatedly, attempting to free itself.

The lifeboat worked alongside the inshore fishing vessel, which had an onboard winch, to try and cut the rope free

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Biblical perspectives for living


I think if you were to conduct a survey and ask people what God is like, the number one characteristic would be that God is love. And this is indeed a wonderful, biblical truth. The Apostle John wrote: "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love" (1 John 4:7-8).

This doctrine deserves to be celebrated but we need to make sure we know what it means. I fear many have a sentimentalised view of love not in keeping with biblical revelation, but John himself

provides us with a clear explanation: "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

This summer Waterford Institute of Technology will run two exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) summer camps for the young scientists in your family! Discover STEM for teenagers June 10-14 allows students discover exciting areas in science and technology that are not covered in the school syllabus, and to have fun and to experience science, engineering and technology in a third level setting. All activities are interactive and hands on and allows students to explore science and technology in a fun, friendly and fascinating environment. The content of the secondary summer camp is diverse and caters to all tastes- group activities, laboratory experiments and field-work with research scientists forming the basis of the week.

The Get SET for Summer Primary Camp, science summer camp is aimed at 3 -6th class students and runs from July 1st-5th. This experience allows younger

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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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