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#Cervical Cancer

From TheJournal.ie Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex Misinformed

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says he wasn’t “fully informed”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ill-informed, dangerous': Priests ask bishop to withdraw HPV vaccine comments Cervical Cancer

'Ill-informed, dangerous': Priests ask bishop to withdraw HPV vaccine comments

When asked about the issue, Minister Simon Harris said too much time had been given to the bishop’s HPV vaccine comments.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'? Gardasil

FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan said the vaccine could encourage sexual activity. We can’t factcheck that – but we can say his ’70% safe’ claim is FALSE.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits

Following controversy over Super Junior Minister Finian McGrath’s comments about the vaccine, TheJournal.ie republishes this Factcheck.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life' Opinion

'I am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life'

The vaccine has saved thousands of lives worldwide, writes Imogen Sharkey Ochoa.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil Vaccine Controversy

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil

With HPV high on the agenda, we spoke to TDs who’ve raised the issue in the Dáil chamber.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments Hpv Controversy

Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments

Harris said he now feels McGrath “fully supports” the vaccination programme.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns Calls To Resign

Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns

McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.

From TheJournal.ie 'Emotional terrorism': After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back Protect Our Future

'Emotional terrorism': After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back

Health minister Simon Harris said that those who aren’t medical professionals shouldn’t be giving expert advice on vaccines.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer HPV

Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer

Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.

From TheJournal.ie The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried On The Rise

The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried

Medics claimed “misinformation and fake news is causing fear among young people and parents”.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers' union pass motion asking for review of HPV vaccine scheme Vaccinations At School

Teachers' union pass motion asking for review of HPV vaccine scheme

The TUI said that the vote did not mean the vaccine or its effectiveness was being questioned.

From TheJournal.ie 'Four doctors told me this would kill me': The devastating effect HPV can have on men and women Cancer

'Four doctors told me this would kill me': The devastating effect HPV can have on men and women

A heartbreaking US documentary ‘Someone You Love – The HPV Epidemic’ premiered in Dublin last night.

From TheJournal.ie As HPV-linked cancers increase, should boys get the HPV vaccine? Head And Neck

As HPV-linked cancers increase, should boys get the HPV vaccine?

The HPV vaccine can prevent men from contracting genital warts and a number of HPV-associated cancers – but in Ireland it is only offered for free to girls.

From TheJournal.ie These Young Scientists asked parents about their attitude to the HPV vaccine Parental Guidance

These Young Scientists asked parents about their attitude to the HPV vaccine

The girls asked parents with daughters to fill out a survey on the HPV vaccine – and found out some interesting results.

From TheJournal.ie 'Forty young Irish girls will die of cervical cancer as a result of falling HPV vaccine rates' says Fine Gael TD Vaccination

'Forty young Irish girls will die of cervical cancer as a result of falling HPV vaccine rates' says Fine Gael TD

5,000 fewer girls received the vaccine this year in comparison to the previous year.

From TheJournal.ie HSE developing "care pathway" for girls experiencing symptoms after HPV vaccine Cervical Cancer

HSE developing "care pathway" for girls experiencing symptoms after HPV vaccine

The vaccine, Gardasil, has been criticised by some parent groups.

From TheJournal.ie The HSE's campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer is working Vaccination

The HSE's campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer is working

Uptake levels for the HPC vaccine have exceeded targets and more than 42,000 girls have received the full course.

The 'Camel Toe Challenge' is going viral, but here's what you need to know

It’s fake. Fake fake fake.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening? Women's Health

Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?

Fear of cancer appears to influence some women’s decision to attend cervical screening – but not in the way you might think, writes health psychologist Marie Kotzur.

From TheJournal.ie HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine Unprotected

HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine

The HSE are ‘not in a position’ to do so because of data protection issues.

From TheJournal.ie Women encouraged to avail of free smear tests in 2014 Cervical Cancer Prevention

Women encouraged to avail of free smear tests in 2014

European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week takes place from January 19 to 25.

From TheJournal.ie HPV vaccine given to 44,000 girls - exceeding its target Cervical Cancer

HPV vaccine given to 44,000 girls - exceeding its target

The HSE has released details on the uptake rates for its 2011/2012 nationwide HPV vaccination campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Well-off 'more likely to have cervical cancer screening' - except in Northern Ireland Cancer

Well-off 'more likely to have cervical cancer screening' - except in Northern Ireland

The study showed that Northern Ireland was the only country that showed a ‘pro-poor inequality’. Others were ‘pro-rich’ when it came to screening.

From TheJournal.ie Drug offers first hope for advanced cervical cancer Cervical Cancer

Drug offers first hope for advanced cervical cancer

Existing chemotherapy regimes are largely ineffective against advanced stages of cervical cancer, which leads to the deaths of 250,000 women worldwide every year.

From TheJournal.ie Medical card holders 50% more likely to have abnormal smear test result Cervical Check

Medical card holders 50% more likely to have abnormal smear test result

The Dublin Well Woman Centre is now calling for extra efforts to ensure poorer women continue to access screening under the National Cervical Screening Programme.

From TheJournal.ie Women over 45 'less likely to have smear tests' Cervical Cancer

Women over 45 'less likely to have smear tests'

The Irish Family Planning Association is this week encouraging women between 25 and 60 to go for free cervical smears.

From TheJournal.ie Older women not availing of important cervical cancer screenings - report Cervical Cancer

Older women not availing of important cervical cancer screenings - report

The National Cancer Screening Service has raised concerns about the low proportion of women aged over 50 who have availed of free screenings for cervical cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Woman arrested on suspicion of faking cancer to pay for wedding Cancer Fraud

Woman arrested on suspicion of faking cancer to pay for wedding

It is suspected that 22-year-old Danielle Watson faked having stage four cervical cancer to fund her wedding through charitable donations.

From TheJournal.ie Cervical cancer dangers highlighted as awareness week begins Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer dangers highlighted as awareness week begins

Fine Gael’s Seanad health spokesperson has urged women to book a smear test for the condition, which kills 90 people in Ireland every year.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson calls for greater access to cervical cancer vaccines Cancer

Mary Robinson calls for greater access to cervical cancer vaccines

Writing a blog for the British Medical Journal, the former President has called on pharmaceutical companies to lower the prices they charge for the HPV vaccine.

From TheJournal.ie Sexual healthcare now considered a 'luxury'? Sexual Health

Sexual healthcare now considered a 'luxury'?

The Dublin Well Woman Centre has seen a significant drop in the number of people attending for STI screening.

From TheJournal.ie Award for DIT cervical cancer diagnosis system Good News

Award for DIT cervical cancer diagnosis system

The award was given to a DIT team of researchers by Enterprise Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Cervical cancer screening programme leads to 100 diagnoses Health

Cervical cancer screening programme leads to 100 diagnoses

A free nationwide screening programme for cervical cancer led to 100 women being diagnosed in its first year.

From TheJournal.ie Cervical vaccine programme rolled out Cancer

Cervical vaccine programme rolled out

Schoolgirls begin receiving cancer preventatives today.