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From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing Screening

CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing

The HSE said expired samples, as well as expired or damaged vials, are “an inevitable feature” of cervical screening programmes.

From TheJournal.ie Court cases, a smear test backlog and now an 'IT issue' - 15 months of the CervicalCheck scandal CervicalCheck

Court cases, a smear test backlog and now an 'IT issue' - 15 months of the CervicalCheck scandal

As the backlog of smear tests continues to cause delays, the HSE is struggling to restore public confidence in the screening programme.

From TheJournal.ie Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality CervicalCheck

Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality

Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly described the situation as “screening on the cheap”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Cancer screening can't provide 100% certainty - but the programme saves many lives Opinion

Opinion: Cancer screening can't provide 100% certainty - but the programme saves many lives

A recent judgement said doctors must have absolute confidence that results are normal – unfortunately, that just isn’t possible, writes Dr Ciarán Ó Riain.

From TheJournal.ie 'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved CervicalCheck

'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved

Yesterday Ruth Morrissey said she hopes the decision in her case will be a positive thing for other women affected by the scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We need to remove the stigma around lung cancer - no one should be blamed for getting it Opinion

Opinion: We need to remove the stigma around lung cancer - no one should be blamed for getting it

Smoking is one of the primary causes of lung cancer and some patients feel they are being blamed for having cancer, writes Dr Anne-Marie Baird.

From TheJournal.ie PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal' CervicalCheck

PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'

Stephen Teap said he went public with his story this year so he can tell his boys when they grow up that he did everything he could.

From TheJournal.ie How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests? Screening

How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests?

This question was not definitively answered at today’s Oireachtas committee.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test? Cervical Check

Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?

Many women across the country are wondering what action they should take in light of the recent controversy – here’s everything you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Cervical cancer: Harris confirms statutory investigation into CervicalCheck programme Screening Scandal

Cervical cancer: Harris confirms statutory investigation into CervicalCheck programme

The HSE earlier today confirmed that 17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the CervicalCheck controversy have died.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?

Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening Lack Of Staff

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

From TheJournal.ie We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped? Waiting Lists

We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped?

Health Minister Simon Harris says the hew HSE action plan will review if the screening programme can be re-introduced.

From TheJournal.ie 'Children should be screened for cholesterol to cut down on heart attacks' Child Heart Attack

'Children should be screened for cholesterol to cut down on heart attacks'

A rare condition can increase chance of a heart attack by 100 times if not detected.

From TheJournal.ie DNA screening of taxi drivers in rape case 'welcome as long as a balanced approach is taken' Dublin

DNA screening of taxi drivers in rape case 'welcome as long as a balanced approach is taken'

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has welcomed the garda initiative which aims to solve the 2015 case.

15 screenings of classic Christmas movies coming up around Ireland

Given a few of them aren’t on telly and all…

From TheJournal.ie Trump calls for "extreme vetting" of immigrants, looks for "common ground with Russia" Cold War II

Trump calls for "extreme vetting" of immigrants, looks for "common ground with Russia"

Trump’s campaign has been spiralling downwards in the polls following a series of self-inflicted gaffes.

From TheJournal.ie Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer Smear Test

Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer

Most people will have HPV at some point in their lives. Certain types can lead to cervical cancer.

From TheJournal.ie It's going to take six years to extend the breast cancer screening programme MAMMOGRAMS

It's going to take six years to extend the breast cancer screening programme

The US changed its rules on when women should begin getting mammograms.

From TheJournal.ie Hoping to 'get lucky' over the last big Christmas party weekend? Maybe read this first Up All Night

Hoping to 'get lucky' over the last big Christmas party weekend? Maybe read this first

STI clinics have seen a spike in ‘panicked’ office workers seeking appointments.

From TheJournal.ie 200 cases of bowel cancer found through screening Testing

200 cases of bowel cancer found through screening

95% of the tests are normal.

From TheJournal.ie Free breast-cancer screenings will now be available for women up to the age of 69 Breastcheck

Free breast-cancer screenings will now be available for women up to the age of 69

The BreastCheck programme currently offers free screenings to those aged 50 to 65.

From TheJournal.ie Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport Not A Drill

Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport

It will be expanded into Gatwick and the Eurostar by the end of next week.

From TheJournal.ie JFK airport has started screening passengers for Ebola Health Screening

JFK airport has started screening passengers for Ebola

The New York airport is the first of five American airports to start the screening.

From TheJournal.ie Routine mental health screening in schools could help 1 in 10 children with issues Treatment

Routine mental health screening in schools could help 1 in 10 children with issues

10-20% of children and young people would benefit from some sort of mental health intervention.

From TheJournal.ie 'PSA' prostate cancer screening reduces deaths by a fifth Men's Health

'PSA' prostate cancer screening reduces deaths by a fifth

The authors of the study said it is not the time to introduce population-based screening.

From TheJournal.ie 'Once you say you're HIV positive, you can't take it back' Dublin Aids Alliance

'Once you say you're HIV positive, you can't take it back'

HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support

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 The42 TV3 confirm they have won broadcasting rights for the 2015 Rugby World Cup Coup

TV3 confirm they have won broadcasting rights for the 2015 Rugby World Cup

There are many details yet to be finalised, but the broadcaster is looking into high-definition screening of the tournament.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Pat Falvey on The Summit –  It’s a story about eleven dreamers that died that day Opinion

Interview: Pat Falvey on The Summit – It’s a story about eleven dreamers that died that day

In 2008, tragedy struck on K2 when 11 people died and the catastrophe set in motion an international media storm, with countless different stories emerging. The new movie and book, The Summit, attempts to set to the record straight, says Pat Falvey.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: Chlamydia screening programme 'would not be cost-effective' Chlamydia

Reilly: Chlamydia screening programme 'would not be cost-effective'

The minister said it would be difficult to achieve te necessary coverage levels to reduce the reservoir of infection in the Irish population.

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 Hewlett-Packard launches free cancer screening for all employees Cancer

Hewlett-Packard launches free cancer screening for all employees

The programme will take place throughout April and will see free male cancer screenings, which follows from breast cancer screening in 2011.

VIDEO: Your weekend movies... Hansel, Gretel, and Marky Mark Cinema This post contains videos

VIDEO: Your weekend movies... Hansel, Gretel, and Marky Mark

Cinema trip this weekend? TheJournal.ie brings you snippets from new releases to help you decide where to put your money…

From TheJournal.ie Cystic Fibrosis Association welcomes granting of licences for embryo testing Screening

Cystic Fibrosis Association welcomes granting of licences for embryo testing

Clinics will now offer tests to screen for diseases like cystic fibrosis as well as abnormalities that can cause miscarriages and IVF failure.

From TheJournal.ie Breast cancer screening "reduces deaths, but over-diagnoses" Breast Cancer

Breast cancer screening "reduces deaths, but over-diagnoses"

Experts say that in some cases, women are diagnosed with tumours that would have remained undetected for the rest of their lives and which they would not have died from.

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 Bowel cancer screening programme to be phased in this year Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer screening programme to be phased in this year

Minister for Health James Reilly TD has confirmed the national screening programme will begin before the end of this year. It was initially due to start in January.

From TheJournal.ie James Bond to raise money for Irish charities 007

James Bond to raise money for Irish charities

Your chance to see 007 first … and do some good.

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