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Tuesday, 2nd April 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.

Coughing Dog

"I took home a female terrier last weekend from a dog shelter. She is 6 months old approx. and was given a vaccination against parvovirus and a worm dose the day before I collected her. The problem with her is that she has been coughing over the last 24 hours, and it seems to be getting worse. I already had a collie dog, and I am worried in case he catches this cough. Should I keep them separated? Will the cough be contagious?"

It is quite

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

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Aries: March 21 – April 20

Although everything is not totally ‘hunky dory' in your world at the moment, you are encouraged to look at those ‘positive' things that boost your spirits, and give you more hope than doubt about the future. Don't

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

April is a great month for gardening with blossoms on the trees and daffodils in flower. Spring should now be in evidence throughout your garden. Expect the inevitable ‘April showers', but the frequent sunny days and rising temperatures make it perfect gardening weather.

Enjoy the gentle sunshine but don't forget there's lots to do! Many flower seeds can be sown this month both undercover and outdoors. Be careful with tender bedding plants as a late frost can still catch you out in April. Once they have finished blooming you should deadhead your spring flowering bulbs. Do not cut off the green foliage yet as these green leaves will continue to grow for a few more weeks and these provide the bulb with food for flowering next year.

Lift and divide congested lumps of perennials. Tie in the new shoots of climbers. Now

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Tuesday, 2nd April 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.


One of the main reasons I chose to come and live in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny was its natural beauty. The fast-flowing River Nore, the myriad dancing streams, the beautiful woodlands and the gentle rolling hills that surround us are truly a sight to behold. I always felt, and still do, that I am blessed to be living in a rural town that lives and breathes for the countryside.

I especially love taking my two

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

TD's and Senators from across the political spectrum gathered outside Leinster House yesterday to confirm their support to help ‘Break the Cycle' of suicide in Ireland by getting behind Cycle Against Suicide, a National Suicide Awareness initiative. The Cycle Against Suicide takes place around Ireland from Monday 22nd April to Sunday 5th May 2013 They were also joined by celebrities Roz Purcell, Brent Pope and 2FM's Colm Hayes.

It was announced that morning that Labour TD Arthur Spring and Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O'Connor along with a number of other elected representatives will also get on their bikes and participate in leg of the Cycle. This will help significantly to create awareness of the considerable help and supports that are out there for anyone battlin depression or self harm, those at risk of suicide, or those coping with the loss

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

A revolutionary new way to treat IBS and other gastro problems is launching in Waterford that could substantially reduce medical costs for the city's 86% of sufferers.

Symprove, a natural supplement drink made from barley with live and ‘ready-to-work' bacteria, will be available over the counter from pharmacists and health food stores in Waterford from this month.

Heralded as a major breakthrough for Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers, it has been proven as an effective treatment for the condition in an independent NHS trial, combating symptoms including bloating, constipation, cramping pain and diarrhoea, with no side effects.

IBS can be costly because sufferers may have to take several different prescription drugs to tackle various symptoms, whereas Symprove treats all their symptoms naturally.

Around a fifth of the country's 4.5 million population suffer from IBS, although experts believe this figure may be higher, as many people

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013 - 2025

Healthy Ireland, a new government framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Ireland over the coming generation was launched today (28 March 2013). Healthy Ireland sets out a wide framework of actions that will be undertaken by Government Departments, public sector organisations, businesses, communities and individuals to improve health and wellbeing and reduce the risks posed to future generations.

Healthy Ireland has been developed in response to rising levels of chronic illness, lifestyle trends that threaten health and persistent health inequalities. Healthy Ireland is based on evidence and experience from around the world which shows that to create positive change in population health and wellbeing, a whole of government approach and the involvement of local communities as well as all of society is required.

An Taoiseach, Enda

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Biblical perspectives for living GOOD NEWS:

Death Defeated!

While the Cross is the undisputed symbol of Christianity, Christians rejoice that the tomb where Christ was buried is now empty, and the early church incessantly preached about it (Acts 1:3; 2:24-32; 3:15; 4:10; 5:30). While His death was necessary to satisfy the righteous demands of the law, His resurrection showed that God accepted His sacrifice as full and final payment for sin (Romans 4:25).

First Corinthians 15 is the great chapter on resurrection in the New Testament. The chapter begins with Paul's classic summary of the gospel: "that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures" (vv. 3-4). He then goes on to deal not only with the necessity of the resurrection of Jesus but also

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Osteoporosis is commonly thought of as an older women's disease, even though it affects both sexes and all age groups. Osteoporosis is known as the "Silent "disease because there are no signs or symptoms prior to a person breaking a bone. Osteoporosis is a thinning of the person's bones which results in bones breaking very easily. It is estimated that 300,000 people in Ireland have Osteoporosis. 50% of women and 25% of men over 50 will break a bone from Osteoporosis. There are many causes of Osteoporosis, which include low levels of vitamin D and Calcium. Vitamin D is necessary for Calcium absorption and low levels of vitamin D have also been linked to falls in senior citizens.

However 74.5% of the population has a vitamin D

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Represent your county at the All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off in Kinsale this April

Kinsale Chamber of Tourism and Kinsale's Good Food Circle are on the hunt for Ireland's best chowder, and have put a call out to all corners of the country to find a representative from each of the 32 counties to compete in the All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off 2013.

Following on from the phenomenal success of last year's Chowder Cook-Off; Ireland's gourmet capital is pleased to announce details of this year's event which takes place on Sunday 21st April, in a bid to find Ireland's top chowder chef. The All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off will see a mix of 32 top professional restaurant chefs, fishermen and those producing popular commercial chowders, represent their county and compete for the coveted title of All-Ireland

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Letters to the Editor

  • 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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