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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer) is the second most common cause of cancer death in Ireland, with almost 2,500 people diagnosed each year.

While the causes of colorectal cancer are largely unknown, UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre, in association with the Irish Cancer Society, is urging Irish people to be aware of changes in their bodies and recognise symptoms that might indicate bowel cancer.

"With all forms of cancer, 50 percent are preventable and 30 percent are preventable through lifestyle changes. The key to preventing bowel cancer is adopting a lifestyle that will reduce the risk of this disease," said Dr. Wojciech Sasiadek, consultant radiation oncologist at UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre.

"Day-to-day changes go a long way in preventing this cancer. For example, a healthy diet is important, with a limited amount of red and processed meat

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Food bloggers Patrick Hanlon and Russel James Alford, known as Gastro Gays visited Joan Clancy Gallery where they enjoyed the fab art, stunning scenery and Joan’s stories as a destination ar An Ghaeltacht Bus Bia trail during West Waterford Festival of Food.

They and the other 28 guests were served a selection of cool beverages including Wexford Strawberry Gin which went down well in the cloudless April morning with the warmth of a perfect summer’s day.

They had already been treated royally in Harty’s Oyster Farm as they continued their journey east to Joan Clancy Gallery.

They met master craftsman Eamonn Terry in Criostal na Rinne (Ring Crystal) in Baile na nGall and savoured the local drink Black Twist.

They enjoyed a light lunch in Murray’s Pub, and learned about the health and nutritional benefits of seaweed in Sólás na Mara on Helvick Pier.

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Waterford Cultural & Language Exchange

The Waterford Cultural & Language Exchange are having their April 2018 French film showing ' Moliere; a Comedy', (sub-titled). In Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery Wednesday 24th April 2018 At 6.30p.m. Contribution €12 (including nibbles prior to film). Pay at the door; Bookings can be made by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak71a1096c48f29a45872265526ec1d95d').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy71a1096c48f29a45872265526ec1d95d = 'frexchangewaterford' + '@'; addy71a1096c48f29a45872265526ec1d95d = addy71a1096c48f29a45872265526ec1d95d + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text71a1096c48f29a45872265526ec1d95d = 'frexchangewaterford' + '@' + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak71a1096c48f29a45872265526ec1d95d').innerHTML += ''+addy_text71a1096c48f29a45872265526ec1d95d+''; Or by text to Jane at 087 2594081 or Frances

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Voting in a referendum


How do I check if I can vote in the forthcoming referendum? If I'm not in Ireland on polling day, can I still vote?


To vote in a referendum, you must be an Irish citizen and 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.

In general, Irish citizens living abroad cannot be entered on the Register of Electors and cannot vote in a referendum. The only exception to this is in the case of Irish officials on duty abroad (and their spouses) who may register on the postal voters list. If you are abroad on holiday on polling day, you cannot have a postal vote.

The current Register of Electors came into force on 15 February 2018.

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. As a person gets older, his or her likelihood of dying in the next year increases, doubling about every 8 years. For example, if at age 60 you have a 1% risk of dying per year, then at age 68 it's 2% per year, 4% at 76, 8% at 84, and so on. The risk mounts quickly and few of us make it to 100. All mammals studied age this way, that is, all except one. What's the exception?

A. Naked mole rats are a stunning exception to the rule, claims Rochelle Buffenstein and her colleagues in a recent online paper in "eLife." She started working with naked mole rats in 1980, says Kai Kupferschmidt in "Science" magazine, and over the years has maintained thousands of them in scores of colonies, keeping meticulous records,

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 18th April - Tuesday 24th April

Aries 21st March-21st April

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose" so sang Janis Joplin et al. You could crave autonomy now, and chances are in most areas of your life you're carving it out. But in a work situation, there's only so much freedom you can have, ultimately you're still working for the man, like the rest of us. So unless you plan on going it alone and being your own boss, you'll need to find some balance, otherwise you could run into trouble.

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

Sudden changes could well be afoot for many Taureans. In one sense, these have been building slowly behind the scenes and were obvious when you think about it. But they will still feel like a bolt out of the blue when they actually

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

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

West is best - or is it?

Human beings can build houses, engineer bridges and are good at inventing complicated pieces of technology and understanding detailed scientific theories. But there is one area where our understanding is weak. This is in relation to ourselves and in particular to our bodies.

In the West, we believe that the body is a thing, a machine that needs to be fuelled (with food and water) and exercised in the hope that this will keep us fit and we can lubricate our joints to move better. If something goes wrong in this body machine of ours, then it can usually be mechanically repaired. We use surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or drugs, and life can then

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

The HSE have launched the first dedicated Irish survey on Alcohol's Harm to Others. "The Untold Story: Harms Experienced in the Irish Population due to Others' Drinking" quantifies some of alcohol's harm to others in modern Ireland. It makes very clear that preventing and reducing harm to others from drinkers is an urgent public health goal - equally as important as preventing and reducing harm to the drinker due to their own drinking.

Alcohol's harm from other people's drinking can affect a wide range of relationships in a person's life – family and friends, children, work colleagues and strangers. The purpose of this report is to explore how the drinking of others can negatively impact peoples' lives.

Key Findings:

- One in six

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Irish seafood industry valued at €1.15 billion

Landings at Dunmore East registered a total value at €16 million in 2017 with the volume of the landings amounting to 7,700 tonnes. The industry is a significant employer in the region's coastal areas with close to 1,968 people employed directly and indirectly in along the South-Eastern seaboard.

The aquaculture sector, which comprises chiefly of mussel and oyster farming in the region, was worth a total of €21 million in the South-East last year and enjoyed 24% growth nationally.

Seafood processing also experienced significant growth last year and there are now almost 4,000 people employed in seafood processing companies across Ireland. 30 of these companies are located in the South-East.

The Business of Seafood 2017 report was published by Bord Iascaigh

Mhara (BIM), Ireland's Seafood

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Lemon Olive Chicken

This Italian-inspired Roasted Rosemary Lemon Olive

Chicken dish created by Siúcra and Catherine Fulvio couldn't be easier to recreate at home. Bursting with flavour, this is the perfect meal to serve your guests.

Sophisticated enough for a weekend feast, but simple enough for a weeknight, this dish is sure to leave your guests wanting more!

Ingredients Serves 4

- 1.4kg corn-fed free-range chicken, portioned

- 3 red onions, peeled and sliced into thin wedges

- 2 tsp chopped oregano

- 1 lemon, juice and zest

- 2 tbsp olive oil

- 2 tsp Siucra light golden sugar

- Salt and freshly ground black pepper

- 7 small sprigs of rosemary

- 100ml chicken stock

- 3 tbsp black olives

- Couscous, rocket and lemon dressing,

- A few sprigs of rosemary, to garnish


To prepare and cook the Chicken

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan

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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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