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Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective
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Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective

Aug 6th 2020, 10:59 AM 19,172 Views 38 Comments

The review found detection rates are low due to cases that do not present with a fever and those who are infectious before showing symptoms.

Warning of premature cancer deaths over postponement of screening services
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Warning of premature cancer deaths over postponement of screening services

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 6:50 PM 20,196 Views 57 Comments

The HSE, the Irish Cancer Society, and the National Treatment Purchase Fund gave submissions to an Oireachtas Special Committee today.

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September
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Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September

Jun 24th 2020, 5:17 PM 7,689 Views 8 Comments

Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.

Concerns raised in Dáil that number of non-Covid-related deaths 'will surpass' Covid-related deaths
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Concerns raised in Dáil that number of non-Covid-related deaths 'will surpass' Covid-related deaths

May 14th 2020, 2:18 PM 21,566 Views 60 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly said normal diagnostics and screening services need to get back up and running.

CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing
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CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing

Jul 24th 2019, 2:23 PM 5,837 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jul 17th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,922 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Jul 4th 2019, 6:28 PM 8,584 Views 20 Comments

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

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

May 11th 2019, 7:30 AM 10,047 Views 22 Comments

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

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

May 4th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,865 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Feb 4th 2019, 6:00 PM 16,841 Views 24 Comments

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.

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 39,838 Views 10 Comments

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.

How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests?
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How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests?

May 2nd 2018, 6:57 PM 16,612 Views 16 Comments

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

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

May 2nd 2018, 4:06 PM 72,672 Views 25 Comments

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.

Cervical cancer: Harris confirms statutory investigation into CervicalCheck programme
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Cervical cancer: Harris confirms statutory investigation into CervicalCheck programme

Apr 30th 2018, 7:05 PM 60,437 Views 150 Comments

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

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

Apr 30th 2018, 9:55 AM 16,048 Views 51 Comments

Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening
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Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

Aug 17th 2017, 7:43 AM 8,850 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

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

Feb 10th 2017, 6:20 AM 14,539 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Jan 1st 2017, 8:00 AM 11,368 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Dec 28th 2016, 4:30 PM 16,478 Views 52 Comments

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
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# On The Big Screen

15 screenings of classic Christmas movies coming up around Ireland

Dec 12th 2016, 1:03 PM 6,598 Views 4 Comments

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

There's a joint outdoor screening of Willy Wonka and the All-Ireland in Dublin this Sunday
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# Pure Imagination

There's a joint outdoor screening of Willy Wonka and the All-Ireland in Dublin this Sunday

Sep 14th 2016, 7:34 AM 4,772 Views 0 Comments

What a combo.

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

Aug 16th 2016, 8:14 AM 13,988 Views 88 Comments

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

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

Feb 2nd 2016, 10:21 AM 12,926 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Nov 1st 2015, 9:30 PM 14,820 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Dec 18th 2014, 6:16 PM 32,928 Views 33 Comments

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

200 cases of bowel cancer found through screening
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200 cases of bowel cancer found through screening

Nov 21st 2014, 8:33 AM 9,870 Views 24 Comments

95% of the tests are normal.

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

Oct 14th 2014, 7:20 PM 6,697 Views 12 Comments

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

Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport
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Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport

Oct 14th 2014, 8:02 AM 4,155 Views 12 Comments

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

JFK airport has started screening passengers for Ebola
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JFK airport has started screening passengers for Ebola

Oct 12th 2014, 7:23 AM 7,487 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Oct 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,654 Views 27 Comments

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

'PSA' prostate cancer screening reduces deaths by a fifth
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'PSA' prostate cancer screening reduces deaths by a fifth

Aug 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,901 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Jun 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 20,186 Views 13 Comments

HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support

Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?
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Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?

Jun 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 1,688 Views 35 Comments

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.

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

Apr 15th 2014, 10:22 AM 6,678 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Nov 22nd 2013, 7:00 PM 567 Views 13 Comments

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.

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

Oct 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,025 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Aug 23rd 2013, 11:04 AM 5,423 Views 22 Comments

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.

Hewlett-Packard launches free cancer screening for all employees
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Hewlett-Packard launches free cancer screening for all employees

Mar 25th 2013, 2:15 PM 6,946 Views 12 Comments

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
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# Cinema

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

Feb 28th 2013, 8:30 PM 4,639 Views 3 Comments

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

Cystic Fibrosis Association welcomes granting of licences for embryo testing
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Cystic Fibrosis Association welcomes granting of licences for embryo testing

Nov 9th 2012, 4:10 PM 4,838 Views 12 Comments

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

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