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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 Understandgenerics.ie - 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 understandgenerics.ie campaign, which includes a video of Gay- http://youtu.be/55FO-JWHPJU - 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

GOD IS LOVE

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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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

J1 visa threat "unfair and unworkable"

Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly has vowed to lobby strongly against a US Senate proposal which he warns would effectively "wipe out" the popular J1 visa.

The Fine Gael MEP was responding to a clause in the immigration reform bill currently going through the US Senate, calling for a €500 charge to be imposed on the popular J1 visa. The restriction would mean that Irish and European students would not be granted the visa unless a potential employer in the States agreed to pay the sponsorship fee.

Mr Kelly described the proposal as "unfair and unworkable" and pledged to raise the issue at the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue, which takes place in Dublin at the end of May. The annual meeting of US and EU parliamentarians aims to improve the political discourse between legislators in both continents.

"I would

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Celebrity Chef Clodagh McKenna launches Focus Ireland's "Grand Bake Fest"

TV presenter and chef Clodagh McKenna recently launched Focus Ireland's ‘Grand Bake Fest' supported by Siúcra, in Clodagh's Kitchen, Arnotts Dublin.

Focus Ireland is calling on everyone to get involved and whisk up a Grand Bake Fest between the 27th of May and the 2nd of June by baking and selling cakes to raise vital funds for people who are homeless and those at risk of losing their homes.

The award winning chef and TV presenter, who is getting ready to open her second Clodagh's Kitchen restaurant in Blackrock, was just back from another working trip in New York city where she has quickly built a strong following from her recent series on American television.

Clodagh said: "I'm thrilled to lend my support to this campaign.

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Losing Weigh the Right Way Inspired Rachel to Career Success with Weigh Lighter Nutrition & Weigh Loss Organisation

Last year Rachel Moore Kennedy, from Tramore joined Weigh Lighter, not just with the usual intention of reaching a healthy weight, but also with the idea of boosting her career. She lost 1 stone in just 10 weeks, reaching her target and then went on to become a fully trained Weigh Lighter Class Leader. Rachel is now helping others to achieve weight loss success in her weekly nutrition and weigh loss Classes in Tramore and Ardkeen.

"I was interested in Weigh Lighter because I believed in what they were doing to educate people about healthy eating and lifestyle. I knew the company had been founded in Wexford in 2001 by Frances Whelan, and when I spoke to her about the possibilities of getting involved

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  • A Wonderful Harvest

    Even though the weather Gods didn’t exactly play ball over the weekend it doesn’t take away from the fact that this years Waterford Harvest Festival was yet again another wonderful success. It was great to see the streets of the centre of the city so beautifully and thoughtfully decked out. The various food stalls offering tastes from all over were great to wander around. The information and background that each of the stall holders were able to give on the provenance of their food was really interesting an …

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