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CITY SYMPOSIUM TO DISCUSS NEW CANCER EPIDEMIC

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A city symposium on cancers related to the human papilloma virus is likely to ignite debate on the vaccination of boys.

The number of head and neck cancers related to HPV are rising in the US and parts of Western Europe, and are three times more likely to occur in men than women.

The current HPV cervical vaccination programme, rolled out in late 20-10, is aimed at preventing school girls from developing cervical cancer during their adult years.

A symposium at NUI Galway next month will discuss the challenges of the new cancers which the American cancer society claim is an epidemic. (17 May)

Conference organiser, NUI Galway’s Diarmuid Coughlan, explains experts will debate current and future best practice

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Local senator brands Inland Fisheries Ireland “rotten and corrupt”

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local senator is branding Inland Fisheries Ireland “rotten and corrupt”.

Senator Sean Kyne has told the Seanad he intends to read into the record, issues of corruption within the organisation.

He also alleged that the Department of the Environment is implicit in cover-ups.

It’s after a report initiated by Minister Eamon Ryan was published into the working of the board of IFI.

Senator Kyne is taking exception to a finding that there’s no basis to determine that the functions of the organisation are not being performed effectively.

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Taoiseach grilled in Dáil over lack of Gardai in rural Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Taoiseach Micheal Martin has been grilled in the Dáil over a lack of Gardai in rural areas across Galway.

Raising the issue, Deputy Clare Kerrane outlined how Garda numbers are falling since 2009 despite a significant increase in the population.

She argued people are living in fear – and a real plan is needed to tackle rural crime and anti-social behavior.

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TD Mairéad Farrell says children’s mental health care has reached ‘crisis point’

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Local TD Mairéad Farrell is warning children’s mental health care in Galway and Ireland is at a ‘crisis point’.

The Galway West TD cites there are almost 300 young people waiting for appointments with CAHMS across Galway, Roscommon and Mayo.

She says it’s unacceptable children are waiting over a year for access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health services.

Deputy Farrell is urging the Government to address the situation.

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