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Wednesday, 1st 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.

The Importance Of Completing Veterinary Treatment

Pet owner's query: "I brought my female cat, Sooty, to the vet last week as she was not eating and seemed to be in pain. The vet found an abscess near her tail, which was caused by an infected bite from another cat. As part of her treatment, he gave her an injection of an antibiotic and pain relieving medication, and gave me a course of antibiotic tablets to give her every day for a week. The next day, Sooty was

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Clairvoyant - Numerologist – Astrologer Stan Phillips

Aries: March 21 – April 20

One or two disputes in the family could still be rumbling on, and someone is going to have to bring warring parties together to try to sort things – amicably. When all is said and done, it will probably be stubbornness that is getting in the way. You might feel that certain parts of your life are in a bit of a rut, that same old routine which is a trifle boring. Perhaps there is a way to be found that will shift the emphasis a little, maybe open up a new way of doing things.

Taurus: April 21 – May 21

A girl's night out (or a boy's) could well be spoiled by the selfish behaviour of one of you. Perhaps an attention seeker trying to hog the limelight – don't

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

May can be a hectic month in the garden, you will probably not need a list of what to do because it will be staring you in the face every time you walk through your garden.

May is a good month for lifting spring bedding plants and preparing to plant summer bedding plants. Put in supports for your tall herbaceous plants and you can also plant up your hanging baskets. Roses can be sprayed for black spot, mildew, aphids etc. Trim conifers and evergreen hedges in May but remember to check for nesting birds before clipping.

Keep hoeing the weeds in your garden and beds, but perennial weeds like dandelion and dock will need their roots removing to prevent re-growth. Bindweed can be a nightmare to stop, any small piece of root left in the ground will grow. It is much easier

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Wednesday, 1st 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

Fair Play!

Have you ever heard of the phrase "Corinthian spirit?" It refers to a football team founded towards the end of the 19th century by students from Oxford and Cambridge. The Corinthians were amateurs who simply played sport for the enjoyment of sport. Their gentlemanly approach ran to never arguing with the referee, never entering competitions where there was a prize (they did change this rule eventually, but only many years after their foundation), and even extended to removing one of their own players should a member of the opposition get injured or sent off! Watching sports today - at all levels, from professionals to my own kids - I often feel we could all

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

With another tough budget looming The Carers Association has launched its 'Give Carers a Break' campaign. Appealing for the public's support in calling on Government to review the cut to the respite care grant and stop cutting vital supports and services for family carers.

Over the past 18 months Waterford's 4,823 family carers have suffered the loss of vital respite services, the virtual abolition of the housing adaptation grant, a 19 per cent cut in the Respite Care Grant and the announcement of the elimination of the mobility allowance. The cumulative effect of these cuts has been to make a mockery of Government's stated policy to allow as many people as possible to be cared for and grow old in their own homes.

"With Ireland facing an aging

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

New Study Shows That Lives Have Been Saved By Irish Ban On Smoking In The Workplace

A recent scientific study shows that a total of 3,726 smoking related deaths have been prevented in Ireland, since the introduction of the workplace smoking ban (March 2004). This new scientific paper published this week on Plos One, involved researchers from Brunel University, London, The Environmental Health Sciences Institute, Dublin Institute of Technology, and The TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland.

Professor Luke Clancy Director of TFRI and a member of the research team said "Previous studies have shown decreases in cardiovascular mortality following the implementation of comprehensive smoking bans. Ireland became the first country in the world to implement a comprehensive national workplace smoking ban in March 2004 and it is important to establish that there are significant health benefits. Our study shows that mortality decreases were

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

A cross-sectional forum, involving Social Protection Minister Joan Burton as well as employers, unions and health professionals, heard how "a healthy workforce is vital to building a healthy economy" as a series of recommendations were published aimed at 'Keeping Ireland Fit for Work'.

Fit for Work Ireland, a coalition made up of senior stakeholders from employers to unions to health professionals, launched its position paper designed to reduce the burden of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Up to 80% of the Irish adult population will be affected by a MSD at some time in their life. They are also the leading cause of ill health in the workforce which currently costs the State €750 million and seven million absentee days each year. This includes €275 million, 30% of the total Illness Benefit paid in 2009, that is directly attributable to MSDs.

The Keeping Ireland

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

As part of European Month of the Brain a number of local neurological patient support groups have come together to organise an event on the 8th May at the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny.

The main aim of the day is to create better awareness of neurological conditions and the important role self-management plays for both sufferers and their carers and families.

'Over 700,000 people in Ireland live with a neurological condition and 66,000 care for someone with a condition so this is an important opportunity for people to develop their awareness of the importance of self-management in improving their lives' said Patrick Little CEO of the Migraine Association and Board member of The Neurological Alliance of Ireland under whose auspices the event is being organised.

'A number of workshops will aim to introduce people to some new skills for living a better life

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Biblical perspectives for living

God Is Father

The apostle John describes God as light (1 John 1:5), but also as Father: "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" (1 John 3:1). The God of the Bible is not some distant deity, unconcerned about things that happen in our world. He is not the impersonal "Force" of Star Wars infamy, but one who loves and communicates.

This is not some "universal

fatherhood of God" but is a

relationship that is possible through faith in Christ: "To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God" (John 1:12). This is not based on natural descent or human accomplishments, but rather is a spiritual birth accomplished by God (v. 13).

While those who believe in the

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Catherine Fulvio cooks up a treat for the Save Ryan & Ethan Appeal in Tramore!

Main pic: Gavin Preece, Assistant Manager, Ardkeen Quality Food Store (sponsors of the ingredients), pictured with acclaimed TV Chef , Catherine Fulvio from Ballyknocken House & Cookery School.

Inset: TV Chef and award winning food writer, Catherine Fulvio, pictured with Eileen Slattery, Marketing Director, Waterford Stanley (main sponsor), in front of the fabulous new Waterford Stanley Supreme Deluxe cooker, which Catherine cooked from on the night of the demo at the Majestic Hotel, Tramore.

Photo: Jim O'Sullivan

A fantastic night was had by all at the recent cookery demo from the very talented and entertaining TV Chef and award winning food writer, Catherine Fulvio, from Ballyknocken House & Cookery School, at the Majestic Hotel, Tramore, in aid of

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    A Paper AnniversaryAs he has been in high profile politics for such a long time, it is hard to think that Leo Varadkar has just celebrated his first year as Taoiseach. Over the last decade, there has hardly been a time when the man hasn't been out of the headlines for one reason or another. But it is his role as Taoiseach which has cemented his position in Irish history.Of course such an anniversary didn't go past uncommented and he was given a rough ride in the Dail when the subject came up. As mu …

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