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Labor’s health obsession too much of a good thing

Labor’s health obsession too much of a good thing

Labor is talking about nothing but health, which is a positive for Bill Shorten but serves voters poorly when there are more critical issues to be dealt with.

NSW energy minister slams federal party

NSW energy minister slams federal party

Good morning, early birds. The NSW energy minister has called the Coalition's approach to energy and climate policy "out of touch", and ICAC raids Labor offices over party donations and fundraising. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: jobs boom in 2017

Crikey Worm: jobs boom in 2017

Good morning, early birds. Employment growth ballooned in 2017, and a new biopsy test promises to detect early-stage cancerous tumours long before they turn deadly. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Australians are better than everyone else at surviving cancer

Australians are better than everyone else at surviving cancer

While cancer remains one of our biggest killers, we've made significant progress in treating it in recent decades -- and we're doing better than anywhere else.

Sorry, nanny statists, alcohol is good for you

Sorry, nanny statists, alcohol is good for you

Despite regular evidence of the benefits of alcohol for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the public health lobby remains in denial.

Can you detect cancer with one 10-minute saliva test?

Can you detect cancer with one 10-minute saliva test?

A new saliva test can detect cancer in just 10 minutes. Crikey intern Zara McDonald finds out what it might mean for Australians.

Business bites: prices fixed? … chemical nixed … fund kicked …

Business bites: prices fixed? … chemical nixed … fund kicked …

The ACCC is investigating petrol price fixing. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Time for a brown ribbon? Data reveals the truth on cancer deaths

Time for a brown ribbon? Data reveals the truth on cancer deaths

Can you name the two cancers which kill the most Australians? You'll probably get it wrong. Here's the truth about cancer deaths -- and the the types of disease we should be really worried about.

Report card: is Australia doing enough to fight cancer?

Report card: is Australia doing enough to fight cancer?

In 2008 Australia committed to a five-year plan to fight cancer, including tackling physical inactivity, diet, smoking and alcohol use. Crikey intern Isabel Filgueiras hands down a report card on how we did.