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Ask your father: when did you last have your prostate checked?

The simple question about a simple test could be life-saving, as a father-of-two found out after his aggressive cancer diagnosis.

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Ian Kiernan, founder of Clean Up Australia has died

Ian Kiernan, the founder of the famous "Clean up Australia" campaign has died after a battle with cancer. He was 78. According to the SMH, he was diagnosed with cancer in July. More »     

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'He changed the future': The Ian Kiernan I knew

Kiernan would have loved having a Sydney Harbour ferry named after him.

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When the streets and beaches heaved with litter, Ian Kiernan led the clean-up

Kiernan used the brute force of his personality - humour, showmanship, larrikinism and eccentricity - to create the largest community-based ...

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Ian Kiernan, Clean Up Australia founder, dies aged 78

Ian Kiernan, the round-the-world sailor who founded the Clean Up Australia organisation, was diagnosed with cancer in July.

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Cancer without chemo: The new test that could revolutionise treatment

Chemotherapy has long been a necessary evil of many cancer treatments, but a new test is helping Australian patients determine if they could be ...

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Nikki Haley resigns as UN ambassador, rules out running for presidency

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has announced her resignation and denied she will be running for presidency.

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US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley resigns

US President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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Why Nikki Haley was smart to jump off Trump's sinking ship

Almost alone among those who have worked for Donald Trump, Nikki Haley has emerged with her reputation intact.

Duterte not dying from cancer, aides claim, but won't reveal mystery illness

Mystery surrounds the medical condition of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte after aides refuse to reveal the ...

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Philippines President Duterte does not have cancer, officials say

The public has been clamouring for information about Duterte's health after the 73-year-old missed two official events last week.

Cancer Council calls for Roundup review after dying man wins $400m payout

Australia's peak cancer body calls for an independent review into the world's most popular weedkiller, Monsanto's Roundup, which has been linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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This food is absurdly good for you, so go nuts!

Reduced risk of stroke. Reduced risk of cancer. Reduced risk of heart disease. Maybe even reduced ‘all-cause mortality’.

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'Thorpey has a valid point': Chalmers backs call to scrap predictions

Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe says ending medal predictions will ease pressure on athletes and defending Olympic champ Kyle Chalmers agrees.

Funnel-web spiders are not just deadly to you, but to cancer

International researchers discover peptides from the venom gland of an Australian funnel-web spider could be used to kill melanomas.

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Stars get set to mount a rally for Shoals at The Everest

Ian Thorpe, Jennifer Hawkins and Emma Freedman will be at Randwick next week to cheer on The Star's entry.

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I might have cancer: Philippines' Duterte

Philippines President says he might have cancer and added that "I don't know where I'm now physically" as he awaits the result of recent medical ...

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Here's what the Nobel Prizes really mean to you

This year’s Nobel Prize winners are responsible for building our best cancer busters, developing super-powered lasers for eye surgery, and harnessing the power of evolution to design a drug for autoimmune diseases that is now the world’s top-selling medicine.

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Desperation as Palu waits for tsunami aid

Good morning, early birds. Dark times in Palu as the death toll rises and people are forced into looting. Plus, in a world first, Australia is on track to "eliminate" cervical cancer. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.  The post Desperation as Palu waits for tsunami aid appeared first on Crikey.

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Cervical cancer set to be eliminated from Australia in global first

Thanks to world-leading vaccine and screening programs, the dangerous disease could be almost unheard of in Australia in coming decades, new research has revealed.

Overcoming rage, fear and sorrow to make a podcast about having terminal ovarian cancer

At a time when I should be enjoying life to the full, the people I love, the things I love doing, here I am working ...

Nobel Prize for breakthrough that helps the body fight cancer

A discovery that has revolutionised cancer care — helping the body's immune system fight tumours internally — earns two ...

Serena sings I Touch Myself in video for Breast Cancer Network Australia

Tennis star Serena Williams lends her voice to a cover of Australian rock legends The Divinyls' classic to remind women ...

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Bob Jane dies age 88: Family pays tribute to tyre king and racing legend

Tyre king and racing car legend Robert "Bob" Jane has died aged 88 after a long battle with prostate cancer.

'You feel quite worthless': What it's like to be 60 and on Newstart

In the space of five years Liz Clifford has lost her husband to cancer, her office job and now her home. At the age of 60 she finds herself struggling to get by on Newstart unemployment benefits.

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Australian biotech Immutep has closed a cancer treatment trial with Pfizer and Merck

Australian biotech Immutep has closed a clinical trial collaboration and supply agreement with global pharma giants Merck and Pfizer. At the close, Immutep's shares were up 9.7% to $0.045. More »     

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'I'm just happy I'm not in hospital': A 22-year journey to the fun run

Sarah McGoram was given 12 months to live when she was diagnosed with cancer in 1996. So she'll be smiling on Sunday, regardless of when she finishes her race.

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