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# screening - Thursday 6 August, 2020

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.

# screening - Friday 17 July, 2020

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.

# screening - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

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

Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.

# screening - Thursday 14 May, 2020

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.

# screening - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

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.

# screening - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

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.

# screening - Thursday 4 July, 2019

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”.

# screening - Saturday 11 May, 2019

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.

# screening - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'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.

# screening - Monday 4 February, 2019

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.

# screening - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

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.

# screening - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

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.

# screening - Monday 30 April, 2018

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? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.

# screening - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

# screening - Friday 10 February, 2017

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.

# screening - Sunday 1 January, 2017

'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.

# screening - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

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.

# screening - Monday 12 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge 15 screenings of classic Christmas movies coming up around Ireland On The Big Screen

15 screenings of classic Christmas movies coming up around Ireland

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

# screening - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

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

# screening - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

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.

# screening - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

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.

# screening - Sunday 1 November, 2015

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.

# screening - Thursday 18 December, 2014

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.

# screening - Friday 21 November, 2014

200 cases of bowel cancer found through screening

95% of the tests are normal.

# screening - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

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.

# screening - Sunday 12 October, 2014

JFK airport has started screening passengers for Ebola

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

# screening - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

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.

# screening - Thursday 7 August, 2014

'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.

# screening - Sunday 8 June, 2014

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

HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support

# screening - Friday 6 June, 2014

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.

# screening - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

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.

# screening - Friday 22 November, 2013

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.

# screening - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

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.

# screening - Friday 23 August, 2013

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.

# screening - Monday 25 March, 2013

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.

# screening - Thursday 28 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge 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? brings you snippets from new releases to help you decide where to put your money…

# screening - Friday 9 November, 2012

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.

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