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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

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Aries: March 21 – April 20

You feel confident enough this week to actually do it your way, and not follow the opinions of others who do not always have your best interests at heart. Use this time to catch up with old friends

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Wednesday, 27th March 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.

40 Tips for a happy, healthy life!

I received these tips on my Facebook page, and thought they were well worth sharing. Enjoy!


1. Drink plenty of water.

2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.

3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

4. Live with the 3 E’s: Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

5. Make time for prayer and reflection


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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

20,000 euro donation to WRH Cancer Clinical Trials unit

WRH Cancer Clinical Trials unit has received a vital injection of funding to improve outcomes for women with ovarian cancer in the south east. A cheque for €20,000 was presented to the unit by Dearbhla Bayle and members of the of SOCK (Supporting Ovarian Cancer Knowledge) fundraising committee, on Friday 8th March 2013.

Speaking at WRH, Dr Paula Calvert, Cancer Specialist, welcomed th donation, acknowledging the "remarkable energy and drive of SOCK members in their fundraising activities" adding that "their generous support is a great boost for the work of the Cancer Clinical Trials unit at WRH which provides opportunities for cancer patients in the region to join international trials of new drugs and innovative combinations of existing cancer drugs" The clinical trials

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

How to best help someone diagnosed with cancer - 10 tips from the Psychological Society of Ireland

The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) has devised 10 tips of advice on how to best help someone diagnosed with cancer. Be it a family member, friend or work colleague that has been diagnosed, the PSI’s tips should be of help in coping and responding to the diagnosis.

PSI Registered Member, Dr Paul D’Alton, Head and Clinical Lead of the Department of Psycho-oncology at St. Vincent's University Hospital, stated, "The research in this area offers really valuable and sometimes surprising guidance. We've summarised it in 10 tips to offer help at this really challenging time, probably one of the most difficult times in any individual’s life. Perhaps the two most important things to remember are that emotions will not follow in neat stages and that

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Nurse Jobs Ireland has teamed up with the MS-Society Ireland to help raise awareness in the lead up to World MS Day and Brain Month in May

Nurse Jobs Ireland and MS-Society Ireland have teamed up online for the months of March and April as part of Nurse Jobs Ireland CSR policy. The MS-Society Ireland will be the featured charity on their website which is a recruitment site especially for nurses.

Nurse Jobs Ireland and the MS-Society aim to create awareness in the run up to World MS Day and Brain Month in May. 8000 people in Ireland suffer from MS and the MS-Society of Ireland provides vital services to these people throughout Ireland.

Nurse Jobs Ireland is committed to supporting charities and continues to allow a selected charity to advertise on their website free of charge as part of their CSR. Nurse

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Friday 29th March

Suicide or Survive calls on nation to support its annual fundraising day

Suicide or Survive (SOS) would like to remind anyone who wants to support the organisations work to break down the stigma associated with mental health issues in Ireland, to get involved in its national fundraising day - "FeelGood Friday" – on Friday 29th March, 2013. SOS is calling on the nation to make "FeelGood Friday" a successful day for the promotion of mental wellness in Ireland by running their own local event to raise vital funds to support SOS as it works to build a society where people embrace their mental health wellness and those with difficulties are treated with dignity and respect, and experience a service that offers them hope, a safe place and a positive future.

Caroline McGuigan, CEO, Suicide or Survive said "The response to

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has announced that there were 368 cases of TB notified in Ireland during 2012, the lowest notification rate since TB surveillance began in 1998 The figures were released to mark World TB Day which took place on the 24th March.

Welcoming the announcement, HSE assistant national director of health protection, Dr Kevin Kelleher said that the decline in TB in Ireland was good news, but he stressed the need to remain vigilant against the disease as cases of TB are still occurring in Ireland.

"It is important to be aware of the symptoms of TB which include fever and night sweats, cough (lasting more than 3 weeks), weight loss and blood in the sputum (phlegm) at any time. A person with any of these symptoms should visit their family doctor for advice. If someone has a

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

RTÉ’s At Your Service features hotel experts Francis and John Brennan as they help struggling hospitality businesses all over Ireland. In the latest series they tackled not just hotels but also a golf club, a historical house and even a private members art club.

With no time to waste before this year’s summer season, they’re now looking for the next set of businesses needing their help. These will be filmed this year, with the final programmes transmitting on RTÉ in 2014.

Once again the Brennan brothers are on the search for B&Bs, hotels, guesthouses, hostels, caravan and campsites around Ireland that are desperate to get their premises into shape, make their businesses work better and improve their balance sheets. They’re also looking for hospitality businesses that are considering diversifying their business, such as opening a gift shop, tearoom or setting up a

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Water in Waterford City achieved 100% compliance with microbiological parameters which is the same as it was in 2010.

Waterford City water achieved 99.6% compliance with chemical parameters which is also an increase in quality compared with 99.1% in 2010.

Contamination of public supplies with the potentially dangerous E.coli bacteria is down almost 90% nationwide since 2005.

Private Wells and bad weather are a growing cause for concern.

The quality of drinking water in Waterford City has improved according to a report recently released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The report shows that water in Waterford City achieved 100% compliance in microbiological parameters which is the same as it was in 2010, and 99.6% compliance with chemical parameters which is also an increase in quality compared with 99.1% in 2010.

'The Provision and Quality of Drinking Water in Ireland, A Report for the Year

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Four members of Waterford City Council have issued a joint statement on the proposed amalgamation of both the CIty and County Councils. Their statement reads as follows:

"In clear recognition of the mammoth task that faces the city of Waterford we the undersigned call on all members of Waterford City council who oppose the amalgamation to work in a cohesive and co-coordinated way to defend our city.

Taking recognition of the fact that when we voted and looked for a cost benefit analysis from the city manger to examine the financial consequences of the amalgamation it was publicly refused us.

It has now come to pass that a line has to be drawn in the sand between the pro-amalgamation pact and we who oppose it.

We must end the ambiguous position where members of the pact publicly state that they oppose the amalgamation at

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Letters to the Editor


    Celtic BounceThat our economy has steadily been getting better in the last number of years is something that won't be lost on most people. In fact things were so bad for so long at one period that there was no other way but up. Things are getting better but the questions have to be how much better and for whom? That there has been a bounce in our economy was witnessed by the better than average trading figures for the Christmas and New Year period. People did have more money to spend and they went ahe …

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