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    Women diagnosed with cancer after all-clear not told of test error reviews by BreastCheck

    Women diagnosed with cancer after all-clear not told of test error reviews by BreastCheck


    Women diagnosed with cancer after getting the all-clear from BreastCheck are not being directly informed about internal reviews showing their mammogram X-ray was incorrectly...

    Women diagnosed with cancer after getting the all-clear from BreastCheck are not being directly informed about internal reviews showing their mammogram X-ray was incorrectly read.

    How too much TV puts you at risk of bad heart


    Too much time looking at TV and computer screens puts unfit people at a higher risk of heart disease, a study has...

    Too much time looking at TV and computer screens puts unfit people at a higher risk of heart disease, a study has found.

    Smear probe 'needed to boost public confidence'


    The number of misread CervicalCheck smear tests among women who developed cervical cancer has been described as "worrying" by medical...

    The number of misread CervicalCheck smear tests among women who developed cervical cancer has been described as "worrying" by medical scientists.
    'I was 17 weeks' pregnant when my cancer was found'

    'I was 17 weeks' pregnant when my cancer was found'


    Dublin mum Suzanne Roche (34) has revealed she was diagnosed with cancer when she was 17 weeks' pregnant with her first...

    Dublin mum Suzanne Roche (34) has revealed she was diagnosed with cancer when she was 17 weeks' pregnant with her first child.
    Cancer service sends 're-check' tests back to lab that made error

    Cancer service sends 're-check' tests back to lab that made error


    CervicalCheck is sending back smear tests for "re-check" to the same laboratory where the mistake was made, the Irish Independent has...

    CervicalCheck is sending back smear tests for "re-check" to the same laboratory where the mistake was made, the Irish Independent has learned.

    Hope that low-cost drugs can prevent dementia


    A clinical trial is to research whether cheap, readily available drugs can prevent dementia after...

    A clinical trial is to research whether cheap, readily available drugs can prevent dementia after stroke.
    Revealed: Promotion for HSE boss who was criticised for her role in cancer scandal

    Revealed: Promotion for HSE boss who was criticised for her role in cancer scandal


    The HSE executive overseeing CervicalCheck and who failed to track if women with cancer were told they were the victim of a wrong test result has been...

    The HSE executive overseeing CervicalCheck and who failed to track if women with cancer were told they were the victim of a wrong test result has been promoted.
    Most of us pay too much for health cover by not switching

    Most of us pay too much for health cover by not switching


    Most people who have health insurance are overpaying because of their failure to switch provider to get a better deal, insurance experts...

    Most people who have health insurance are overpaying because of their failure to switch provider to get a better deal, insurance experts said.
    Health fears forced mum into abortion in Liverpool

    Health fears forced mum into abortion in Liverpool


    A young mother whose baby had no chance of survival initially opted to stay in Ireland for care, because she was told she would likely miscarry. But in the end she travelled to the UK to end the pregnancy over concerns for her...

    A young mother whose baby had no chance of survival initially opted to stay in Ireland for care, because she was told she would likely miscarry. But in the end she travelled to the UK to end the pregnancy over concerns for her health.

    How folic acid laws would cut birth defect levels here


    Failure to introduce mandatory fortification of foods such as bread with folic acid has contributed to the high number of babies who develop birth defects, including fatal foetal...

    Failure to introduce mandatory fortification of foods such as bread with folic acid has contributed to the high number of babies who develop birth defects, including fatal foetal abnormalities.

    Taoiseach distances himself from plan to 'choreograph' Emma


    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke of his "disgust" at an unofficial Fine Gael proposal to make a terminally ill woman a "Government advocate" in the wake of the CervicalCheck...

    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke of his "disgust" at an unofficial Fine Gael proposal to make a terminally ill woman a "Government advocate" in the wake of the CervicalCheck scandal.

    Ten things we could do if we really want to fix the HSE


    1 Change the name. Let's face it. Nobody loves the Health Service Executive. It's a dreadful name. Like the Authority before it that proved to have no such...

    1 Change the name. Let's face it. Nobody loves the Health Service Executive. It's a dreadful name. Like the Authority before it that proved to have no such thing.
    110 children face year-long wait to see psychologist

    110 children face year-long wait to see psychologist


    Shocking new figures show 110 children under the age of four are waiting more than a year for an appointment with a...

    Shocking new figures show 110 children under the age of four are waiting more than a year for an appointment with a psychologist.
    Cervical records reveal breadth of knowledge of unseen crisis

    Cervical records reveal breadth of knowledge of unseen crisis


    In the three weeks since Vicky Phelan exposed the failings in CervicalCheck cancer screening programme, a conveyor belt of health managers appeared before six Oireachtas...

    In the three weeks since Vicky Phelan exposed the failings in CervicalCheck cancer screening programme, a conveyor belt of health managers appeared before six Oireachtas committees.
    Emma Mhic Mhathuna furious at proposal she'd meet Taoiseach to 'choreograph' CervicalCheck scandal in 'Government's favour'

    Emma Mhic Mhathuna furious at proposal she'd meet Taoiseach to 'choreograph' CervicalCheck scandal in 'Government's favour'


    Cancer victim Emma Mhic Mhathuna has reacted angrily to a proposal that she would meet the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and help "choreograph" the CervicalCheck scandal "in the Government's...

    Cancer victim Emma Mhic Mhathuna has reacted angrily to a proposal that she would meet the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and help "choreograph" the CervicalCheck scandal "in the Government's favour".
    'Tell the world what they did' – mother who died after missed test

    'Tell the world what they did' – mother who died after missed test


    A woman who had regular smear tests as part of the CervicalCheck programme was diagnosed with stage two cancer in Belfast just nine months after believing that she got the all-clear in the...

    A woman who had regular smear tests as part of the CervicalCheck programme was diagnosed with stage two cancer in Belfast just nine months after believing that she got the all-clear in the Republic.
    Doctors' objections known long before case

    Doctors' objections known long before case


    CervicalCheck was warned six months before the recent Vicky Phelan court case that doctors were objecting to having to inform patients with cervical cancer that they were the victim of a smear test...

    CervicalCheck was warned six months before the recent Vicky Phelan court case that doctors were objecting to having to inform patients with cervical cancer that they were the victim of a smear test mistake.

    'How do I tell our children chances were missed to save their mother?'


    THE husband of Irene Teap, one of the victims of the cervical screening scandal, has said women have been "handed death sentences" and senior health officials should vacate their positions during the investigation into what...

    THE husband of Irene Teap, one of the victims of the cervical screening scandal, has said women have been "handed death sentences" and senior health officials should vacate their positions during the investigation into what happened.
    Doctor leading CervicalCheck inquiry expresses concern about running into 'some problems'

    Doctor leading CervicalCheck inquiry expresses concern about running into 'some problems'


    THE doctor brought in to investigate the CervicalCheck scandal has expressed serious concerns about the "fevered atmosphere" in which he is operating, Independent.ie...

    THE doctor brought in to investigate the CervicalCheck scandal has expressed serious concerns about the "fevered atmosphere" in which he is operating, Independent.ie understands.