Harris to meet social media firms to stop 'downright lies' by anti-vaccination groups

Harris to meet social media firms to stop 'downright lies' by anti-vaccination groups

Social media giants must stop the spread of “downright lies” by anti-vaccination groups online, the Health Minister has warned.

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#ThankYouLaura: A 'bittersweet day' for family of Laura Brennan as HPV vaccine extended to boys

#ThankYouLaura: A 'bittersweet day' for family of Laura Brennan as HPV vaccine extended to boys

The family of campaigner Laura Brennan are urging all first-year students to get the life-saving HPV vaccination.

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Irish don’t understand HPV, says research

Irish don’t understand HPV, says research

The number of cancer survivors in Ireland is set to double to almost 350,000 over the next 25 years but, at the same time, research shows that most Irish people have little understanding of a preventable virus that can cause cancer.

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Hopefully 'putting women first' will mean receiving test results in a timely manner

Hopefully 'putting women first' will mean receiving test results in a timely manner

Do you remember the summer of 2012? The months of June and July specifically, when 600,000 people were left without access to their Ulster Bank accounts?

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Dutch authorities to further investigate premature death of Irish woman suffering from cancer

Dutch authorities to further investigate premature death of Irish woman suffering from cancer

The Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate is to "further investigate" the premature death of an Irish woman via cancer.

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Cervical cancer appeal: A rotten culture

Cervical cancer appeal: A rotten culture

There is, unfortunately, a long and disturbing history of the State appealing awards made in medical negligence cases.

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Latest: Breastcheck boss says judge's comments on screening services are a cause for concern

Latest: Breastcheck boss says judge's comments on screening services are a cause for concern

The lead clinical director of Breastcheck, the country’s breast cancer screening service, says that comments by a judge in relation to screening services are a cause for concern.

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Netherlands to honour cervical cancer campaigner Adrienne Cullen with memorial lecture

Netherlands to honour cervical cancer campaigner Adrienne Cullen with memorial lecture

An Irish cervical cancer campaigner who lost her life because of medical negligence is due to be remembered at a special lecture in the Netherlands next month.

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Critics of free smear test re-checks pledge are playing politics: Harris

Critics of free smear test re-checks pledge are playing politics: Harris

Health Minister Simon Harris says critics of his decision to offer free smear test re-checks to women last year are "playing politics" with the crisis and making "crass" claims amid growing opposition pressure over the move.

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Laura Brennan showed ‘one person can make a difference’, funeral told

Laura Brennan showed ‘one person can make a difference’, funeral told

Laura encouraged people to ‘live the best life you possibly can’

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Laura Brennan remembered as 'a selfless giver' who 'loved the excitement of life'

Laura Brennan remembered as 'a selfless giver' who 'loved the excitement of life'

The mass for the 26-year-old in Ennis Cathedral was led by Father Pat Malone who paid tribute to her tireless campaigning for the vaccine and the kindness she exuded in all aspects of her life.

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HPV testing to be introduced this year, Harris says

HPV testing to be introduced this year, Harris says

It had been due to be introduced in September but was delayed due to the backlog in the number of smear tests.

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'A light in the life of everyone who knew her': HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan dies

'A light in the life of everyone who knew her': HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan dies

One of the country's leading HPV vaccine campaigners Laura Brennan has died at the age of 26.

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Uptake rate for HPV vaccine increases to 70%

Uptake rate for HPV vaccine increases to 70%

The HSE has said the uptake rate for the HPV vaccine has increased by 20 percentage points in the past two years, following intensive campaigning against, what the Health Minister has described as, “dangerous anti-vaccination myths”.

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HPV jab saves 42 lives a year, says doctor who urges women to get vaccinated

HPV jab saves 42 lives a year, says doctor who urges women to get vaccinated

Irish Cancer Society Head of Research Dr Robert O'Connor says the vaccination makes a real difference

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Cervical cancer could be eliminated in Ireland within 40 years, study finds

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in Ireland within 40 years, study finds

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in Ireland in the next 40 years, a new study has found.

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GPs warned HSE of strain on smear test checks five months before scandal broke, says TD

GPs warned HSE of strain on smear test checks five months before scandal broke, says TD

GPs warned the HSE chronic backlogs in cervical cancer smear tests were putting the quality and accuracy of the checks at risk five months before the scandal was publicly revealed.

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Cancer patient support group calls for screening test issues to be addressed

Cancer patient support group calls for screening test issues to be addressed

Some 6,000 women will have to have repeat tests because their slides were not checked within the acceptable time frame.

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HPV vaccine campaigner given honarary degree from UCD

HPV vaccine campaigner given honarary degree from UCD

A patient with cervical cancer who campaigned to ensure girls get the HPV jab, is to be given an honorary degree at UCD today.

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No conflict of interest for HSE chief, insists Taoiseach

No conflict of interest for HSE chief, insists Taoiseach

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied there is a conflict of interest in HSE boss Tony O'Brien taking up a part-time job with a US medical company whose chair also oversees a Dublin hospital.

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HSE urges parents to have daughters vaccinated against HPV

HSE urges parents to have daughters vaccinated against HPV

More than 90 Irish women will die from cervical cancer this year, according to the HSE.

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Cervical cancer vaccination uptake at 82%

Cervical cancer vaccination uptake at 82%

The uptake for the cervical cancer vaccination programme has reached 82% in its first year, it was revealed today.

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New home kits 'boost smear test numbers'

Women who are too embarrassed or busy to attend smear tests could be helped by home kits to detect early signs of cervical cancer, research suggests.

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Schoolgirls reporting adverse effects from cervical cancer vaccine

Schoolgirls reporting adverse effects from cervical cancer vaccine

The Irish Medicines Board says it has received 64 reports of adverse affects associated with the use of Gardasil.

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Cervical cancer vaccine launched in schools

Cervical cancer vaccine launched in schools

A life-saving vaccine against cervical cancer will be rolled out across the country today.

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Reassurances over cervical cancer vaccine safety

Reassurances over cervical cancer vaccine safety

Safety concerns about the HPV vaccine have been addressed at an EU summit on cervical cancer in Brussels today.

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Harney: Cervical cancer vaccine to be rolled out before summer

The Health Minister has said the cervical cancer vaccine will be rolled out to first year schoolgirls before the summer.

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