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# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# irish medical journal
Most schools with low uptake rate of HPV vaccine are disadvantaged - study
The study examined 577 schools across the country and analysed figures from the 2013/2014 academic year.
Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer
Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.
# Cancer
'Women will die needlessly': Call for push to increase uptake of HPV vaccine
The Irish Cancer Society also wants the vaccination programme to be extended to include boys.
Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today
The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.
# Going Viral
'Hearsay on social media' being blamed for falling vaccine rates
A Trinity professor says such fear mongering presents a risk to the wider public.
'I am not anti-vaccine, but 14-year girls don't lie en masse': Senator pushes for debate on HPV vaccine
Gerard Craughwell said he would like medical experts as well as parents concerned about their daughters to attend.
Men twice as likely as women to get cancers linked to oral sex
Middle aged white men are at particularly high risk compared to other races.
# 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.
# Gardasil
HSE response to TV3 documentary: HPV vaccine has 'good safety record'
Concerns have been raised over the HPV vaccine administered to schoolgirls across the country.
# Gardasil
Teenage girl reportedly suffered fit in school after getting HPV vaccine
Abbey Colohan is just one teenager who will feature in a documentary about the 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.
# HPV vaccine
Gay men's health clinic turned down for vaccination funding
The National Immunisation Programme refused the request.
# 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.
# Cancer
Women who smoke 'at greater risk of HPV infection'
Women with a high level of nicotine metabolite in their urine were at a higher risk of acquiring HPV as well as developing high-grade cervical pre-cancer compared to non-smokers.
# Mouth cancer
Screening uncovered 12 cases of mouth cancer last year
The second annual Mouth Cancer Awareness Day screening saw 83 people referred for urgent examinations and uncovered mouth cancer in 12 individuals.
# 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.
# Health
High take up of HPV vaccine by school girls
The free-of-charge vaccination programme has been received well by first and second year girls.
# 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.
# Cancer
Increase in throat cancer caused by virus that can spread from oral sex
A study has found that the number of cases of throat cancer caused by the human papillomavirus have risen.
# Cancer
Cervical vaccine programme rolled out
Schoolgirls begin receiving cancer preventatives today.