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Craughwell priest one of first in country to get MRI compatible pacemaker

A retired priest who lives in Craughwell is one of the first people in the country to be implanted with an MRI compatible pacemaker.

Be vigilant about the health risks of mobile phones says O’ Neill

Local Kilkenny Senator, Pat O’Neill this week introduced a motion in the Senate calling for mobile phone operators and suppliers to make all information in their possession available about the health risks of mobile phones.

Your vision is precious — protect your eyes from the sun

Worshipped since the dawn of civilisation, the sun symbolises life itself. Its energy is synonymous with rejuvenation, good health, beauty, and sport. The sun, however, is not without its dangers with its intense rays. It can lead to unpleasant red eyes and potentially more serious damage, even blindness. Your optometrist can advise which type of sunglasses to protect your eyes generally, or for specific sports or occupational needs. Children in particular are extremely sensitive and without protection are all the more susceptible to long term damage. The eyes of a child under the age of 10 transmit over 75 per cent of UV radiation compared to 10 per cent in adults over the age of 25. Photochromatic lenses such as Transitions are very useful. They darken when outdoors according to the light intensity, then change back to clear when indoors. Clear high impact lenses such as Airwear also provide 100 per cent UV protection, especially for active children.

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Local optometrist, Rena Elliott, is concerned about the short and long term effects of exposure to sunlight. In the same way that UV radiation is harmful to the skin, this invisible radiation is also harmful to the eyes.

Chernobyl children arrive to open arms and open hearts

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It was smiles and hugs all round on Monday as children from the Chernobyl-affected regions arrived at the Ormonde Hotel to be welcomed by members of the Chernobyl Kilkenny Outreach Group and their Kilkenny host families.

Classical concert to raise funds for Japanese disaster victims

THE CONTEMPO Quartet will headline a charity concert for victims of the recent earthquake, tsunami, and radiation tragedies in Japan.

Galway footballers and cancer charity join forces

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Galway footballers are backing efforts to promote cancer services in the west in a new deal to raise funds for both organisations.

Radon found in fifty three Mayo homes

Fifty-three homes in Mayo have been found to have high levels of cancer-causing radon gas so far this year, according to figures released by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland. Radon is the second biggest cause of lung cancer after smoking and is linked to up to 200 lung cancer deaths each year in Ireland.

Test calls soar over Galway’s high radon levels

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The numbers of calls received by radon detection experts has soared since news broke before the weekend that Galway has significantly high levels of cancer-causing radon, with 98 homes found to be above the acceptable level.

Regional Assembly reviews electricity grid

Proposals to remove unsightly electricity cables from the landscape with a move towards underground wiring were discussed at the BMW Regional Assembly this month during a review of EirGrid’s plans to upgrade the national electricity transmission network.


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