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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Sit Up Straight!

The reality of everyday lives is that we spend 8, 10, 12 . . . even 16 hours for some people bound to our car seats, office chairs or sofas. These long periods of sitting creates steady compression in our lower spines; and ultimately our backs pay a price.

It is true; when we talk about bad posture, some people can immediately think about back pain; but what are some of the other dangers of poor alignment?

First of all, let me introduce you to YOUR POSTURE. Your posture is like your signature. It follows you as a shadow everywhere you go. It sits with you, plays soccer with you, does the laundry with you and sleeps at night with you. That's a lot of stuff!

Beside serious back pain (that poor posture inevitably leads to) wacky alignment can lead to

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Biblical perspectives for living

God Is Incarnate

Many people have their own ideas of what God is like, but the only authoritative revelation we have is found in Holy Scripture. We have previously seen that the Apostle John described God as "light" and "Father", but we also want to consider the wonder of the truth that God became a man. This truth was under attack at the end of the first century and John responds with a robust defense of the humanity of Jesus. He argues that having heard, seen and even handled Jesus (1 John 1:1-2), He knew Him to be genuinely human.

These false teachers were apparently teaching that since our bodies are inherently evil, Jesus could not have been a real human or else He would have been as corrupt as we are. But after spending three years with Jesus,

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Safefood indicates foods marketed as 'healthier' could make you put on more weight

Research warns consumers to consider portion sizes of foods they think are healthier

Foods marketed as 'healthier' are seen by consumers as a licence to overeat and may actually lead in time to weight gain, interim results of new safefood funded research reveals. The research, being led by a team from the University of Ulster, indicates that products with health and nutrition claims such as 'low fat' and 'reduced fat' may be contributing to people eating larger than recommended portions. It also indicates that many people assume that these foods with certain health claims are lower in calories than they are.

The aim of the research, conducted among over 180 adults on the island of Ireland who had a range of body weights, was to compare what people thought to

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Taste of Dublin

Electrolux is delighted to announce its headline sponsorship of Taste of Dublin, Ireland's most exciting food festival, taking place at the stunning grounds of Iveagh Gardens from 13-16 June 2013.

Ireland's top chefs including Rachel Allen, Derry Clarke, Clodagh McKenna, Kevin Dundon, Nevin Maguire, Ross Lewis and Catherine Fulvio will be taking a leading role on the Electrolux Taste Theatre, giving visitors the chance to garner top hints and tips for the Summer season.

The Electrolux Taste Theatre is the perfect attraction for the avid food enthusiast as they get the chance to experience a demonstration from some of the best chefs in the business. With daily cookery demonstrations on the new Electrolux Inspiration range of home appliances, guests can take their new knowledge back home and into the kitchen!

Electrolux will also be

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

The Europe Direct Information Centre was delighted to host a brace of Creative Cookery demonstrations at both Ardkeen and Central libraries in the city as part of the 2013 Bealtaine Festival for over 50's. Sean Mulvaney, owner of Café Lucia and Poppy's restaurants, used only fresh ingredients to give a creative happy twist to cooking food. The demonstrations were held in Ardkeen Library on Tuesday 7th May followed by a session at the Central Library on Wednesday 8th May. A large number of people attended on both days and there was a lively exchange of questions and comments between Sean and his audience on each occasion.

The Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre located at the Central Library actively promotes the Europe Strategy 2020 aims of a socially inclusive society for all

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Tuesday, 21st 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

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.

Beating Exam Stress Naturally

It's that time of year again where stressed students, worried parents and concerned teachers are all thinking about exams. I'm often asked by all three if there are any natural tips and techniques that can be used to help reduce exam stress. My answer is "Yes!" – but first students need to remember common sense advice like being organised in their revision, taking regular breaks, and rewarding themselves for

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Mulligan's Pharmacy finalists in prestigious Irish Pharmacy Awards

The pharmacy team in Mulligan's Pharmacy are having double celebrations after being shortlisted twice within the Irish Pharmacy Awards 2013. The team will attend the Awards ceremony on May 25th in the Burlington Hotel where the winner of the Pharmacy Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by IPN Communications Ltd and OTC Retailer of the Year Award, sponsored by Reckitt Benckiser, will be announced.

Eimear O'Carroll has been finalised as Pharmacy Manager of the year whilst the group have also been shortlisted for OTC retailer of the year. In 2012, Mulligans Pharmacy put a team in place to review all aspects of its OTC and Vitamin sections to see how they could offer the best product, at the right price with the best advice for

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Local people living with MS call for support from County Waterford on World MS Day

Wednesday May 29th 2013

Irish Actor, Chris O'Dowd shares his motto to mark World MS Day: "The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up". Chris O'Dowd is highlighting the importance of World MS Day, Wednesday May 29th 2013 to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis, raise funds locally for vital services and raise the issue of inaccessibility to neurological care.

MS Ireland's regional office for County Waterford, local volunteers and people living with MS, are calling for support on World MS Day 2013 which takes place Wednesday May 29th, a key annual event to raise awareness, raise the issues and raise funds for vital services. People in County Waterford are being encouraged to support local events, to email TDs highlighting the crisis in access

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

HSE's failure to fill Waterford posts is impacting the long-term health of patients – Diabetes Ireland

More people with T2D are being admitted to hospitals; they are now generally sicker and have more complex health problems than ten years ago according to advocacy group Diabetes Action.

Over the two year period 2010-11 a shocking 21 people from Waterford underwent a diabetes related lower limb amputation and a further 87 required in-patient treatment for foot ulceration – one of the tragic and costly possible complications of the condition which a new HSE healthcare approach called integrated care should aim to reduce. Research has shown that with a timely intervention, approximately up to 80% of these may have been prevented.

Also, a new sanctioned post in integrated care for the Waterford health area remains unfilled, along with 16 others throughout Ireland.

Diabetes Action says that the

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Final Call To Waterford’S Amateur Photographers

Final Call To Waterford’S Amateur Photographers To Enter ' Top' Competition

Top Oil are calling on Waterford' s budding photographers to enter their annual amateur photography competition themed Fueling Creativity. The May 31st closing date is fast approaching sophotographers are encouraged to get their entries submitted in the coming weeks. Only the 12 most creative and unique images will feature in the 2014 Top Oil calendar.

Waterford' s amateur photographers are encouraged to "fuel" their creativity and push the boundaries with their entries this year.

Last year Waterford' s Eamonn Phelan and Aoife Millea saw their images included the calendar. Eamonn impressively captured a colourful close up of a wasp in flight while Aoife shot a panoramic view of an Irish seaside glistening with snow on a winter morning. The competition is open to all amateur photographers who

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Letters to the Editor


    Cold war reheatedThe nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia has without a doubt ratcheted up tensions between not only the United KIngdom and Russia but also the entire Western Alliance. Such a blatant attack using nerve agents has not been seen on European soil since the Second World War and is being directly attributed by the British as a direct attack by the Russians. British Prime Minister Theresa May has already brought to a halt high level relations between …

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