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# screening

This year
Woman who claims her cervical cancer test was misread sues State over refusal to grant supports
She applied to the National Screening Service to be included in a scheme known as the 221+ group care package.
Last year
Can Ireland win women's full trust in CervicalCheck back?
How do the public feel about the programme, and what’s being done to win trust back?
Population coverage of cervical cancer screening has been dipping since 2017
The report notes that since CervicalCheck began in 2008, it has reduced the incidence of cervical cancer by 2.8% per year.
Opinion: Lung cancer screening must be introduced to address health inequalities
Rachel Morrogh says Ireland must keep pace with other countries and examines how lung screening can be introduced here.
All time
The government's health screening 'czar' wants people's input on how services could be extended
We see screening as something that is in the public ownership, Professor Niall O’Higgins said on why the public were being asked.
Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds
Over 270 women aged 18 to 80 participated in discussions for a report commissioned by a Department of Health taskforce.
Almost 200 HPV-positive smears through CervicalCheck need repeat test after samples expire
The samples expired after an increase in the number of cervical smear samples being sent in.
Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60
Consultant Gastroenterologist Professor Pádraic Mac Mathuna is calling on those aged 60-69 to register for bowel screening.
Eye-tracking technology will be trialled to help detect concussions in rugby
Competitions which will trial the technology are still to be confirmed by World Rugby.
Dr Gabriel Scally doesn't feel 'dumped' from CervicalCheck and has 'an understanding' with the minister
Scally’s 170-page report into the CervicalCheck programme was published on 12 September 2018.
Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective
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
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
Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.
Concerns raised in Dáil that number of non-Covid-related deaths 'will surpass' Covid-related deaths
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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?
This question was not definitively answered at today’s Oireachtas committee.
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.
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.
Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?
Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.
Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening
The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.
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.
'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.
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…
There's a joint outdoor screening of Willy Wonka and the All-Ireland in Dublin this Sunday
What a combo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
200 cases of bowel cancer found through screening
95% of the tests are normal.
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.
Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport
It will be expanded into Gatwick and the Eurostar by the end of next week.
JFK airport has started screening passengers for Ebola
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
10-20% of children and young people would benefit from some sort of mental health intervention.