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Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

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Ballina Farmers Market: on Sundays

Going to Ballina Farmers Market on a Sunday is always a joy. The food and produce are outstanding, as...

Barrio now open every Sunday

If you’re already dreaming about the weekend, how does spending a long lunch at Barrio Eatery & Bar sound? Owing...

Car drives into side of Byron homelessness cottage

A key homelessness service in Byron Bay is undergoing significant repairs after a car drove into part of the facility last week.

Flogging a petition

In a blatantly political move, the Tweed Chamber of Commerce is flogging an online petition calling for the appointment...

Cartoon of the week – 30 November 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Amazing Grace

Oh, dearest Hannah! (Letters, Hannah Grace, Echo 9 Nov). I am so glad that my very, very good friend...

Stories about "fluoride":

The dark side of fluoride explored – Part II

As a medical doctor, I find it heartening as I travel throughout New South Wales and Queensland to find so many enlightened and educated people on the contentious subject of artificial water fluoridation.

The dark side of fluoride explored

In both Canada and Australia, pro-fluoridation advocates have had a field day, citing claims that seemingly support their position to fluoridate water. Many of those claims are misleading or erroneous and incorrect says Dr Robert C Dickson.

Opponents say documents prove fluoride plants failing

Anti-fluoride campaigners are calling for the shutdown of fluoride plants in the Lismore and Ballina areas after documents have apparently revealed a ‘litany of breakdowns and fluoride overdose spikes’.

Anti-fluoride group prepares Federal Court challenge

An anti-fluoride group in Lismore is hoping to bring down the entire Australian fluoride industry with a Federal Court challenge.

Which candidates support fluoride in your electorate?

Anti-fluoride campaigners are calling on voters to consider which of their council candidates support the ongoing fluoridation of water supplies in Ballina and Lismore electorates.

Fluoride still a divisive issue in Lismore election

The deep divide in the community over water fluoridation has been reflected in replies to a questionnaire from Fluoride Free Northern Rivers to all Lismore City Council mayoral candidates.

Fluoride activists prepare for court challenge, and party

Lismore-based anti-fluoride activists are preparing a federal court challenge that they hope will ‘cripple the fluoride industry in Australia’. But in the meantime, they are having a party on Saturday night to raise further funds for their cause.

Opponents step up the fight against fluoride

As anti-fluoride activists open up a shop front to continue their fight against the fluoridation of the region’s water supply, Rous Water has confirmed the Corndale dosing plant had to be shut down recently due to leaks.

Rous Water delegate denied fluoride information

A Rous Water delegate has been refused access to information about Richmond Valley Council’s fluoridation program after being accused of bringing the council into disrepute.

Fluoride’s health benefits spurious

Gwilym Summers, Eltham. Greg Lynn has listed the World Health Organisation, and a whole host of other organisations that have endorsed fluoride. That doesn't make it okay or conclusive.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Dogs – stay out 

Byron’s Main Beach and playground is a no-dog area. About ten signs clearly state this and unless someone is indifferent, or dumb, or a...