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One in eight youth deaths due to alcohol, report

One in eight youth deaths due to alcohol, report | Adam's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
One in eight deaths of Australians aged under 25 is now related to alcohol consumption, experts say.
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This article shows tells us that 20 per cent of Australians are now drinking at levels that put them at risk of lifetime harm from injury or disease. They also says an estimated $800 million is spent on public order and safety by local governments, and insurance administration costs related to alcohol were at least $185 million. This is big figures and show that alchol is a huge problem in many people life if the that amount of money is being spent

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Smog blamed as girl, 8, becomes youngest lung cancer patient

Smog blamed as girl, 8, becomes youngest lung cancer patient | Adam's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
An eight-year-old girl has become the mainland's youngest lung cancer patient, with her illness blamed directly on environment factors....
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This article is based on lung cancer being mainly caused by air pollution from traffic and industry. It conveys this message effectively by stating at the beginning of the article that an eight year old girl is the youngest patient with lung cancer. The article suggests the girl contracted the disease because she lived on a busy road where she inhaled various dangerous pollutants. It goes on to emphasise its point by stating various alarming statistics based on traffic and industrial air pollutants being responsible for lung cancer. The World Health Organisation found that air pollutants accounted for 1.2 million premature deaths in 2010 worldwide which included 140,000 lung cancer deaths. A noted oncologist states that lung cancer is the  most common cause of cancer in Asia followed by stomach and liver cancer. This article is blaming air pollution for various cancers, especially lung cancer.

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Schools urged to install free condom machines

Schools urged to install free condom machines | Adam's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Free condom machines would be planted in high schools across the nation as part of a plan to tackle STDs and reduce the abortion rate.
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The article provided by ABC explains how elder teenagers are becoming more likely to have sex when in Year 11 and 12, and the need to protect their health from STI's need to stop being pushed under the carpet and taken action upon. In order to prevent the rate of elder teenagers obtaining STI's a free condom machine has been suggested to be installed in the Year's Common Room, thus encouraging them to be safe when having sexual intercourse.
 
Seeing that the issue of elder teenagers getting an STI is becoming more serious within our society, this article has reinforced not only my understanding but others of my age how important this issue is.

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Contraceptive pill dangers

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Thousands of Australian women take the contraceptive pill, but now a leading doctor has given her warning on the potential dangers of the pill.
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The focus of this article is that thousands of Australian women take the concraceptive pill, but doctors have found out that and given warning of potential dangers of the pill. Although most contraceptive pills do not have severe side effects on the user, there was one brand of pill used in the USA prior to it being used in Australia that has allowed many doctors to discover the deadly side effects this certain pill is having. Many users reported side effects such as heart attacks, deadly blood clots, strokes and blindness, thus making Australian doctors aware of the contraceptive pill dangers and now they ae warning women.

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Alcohol incidents skyrocket on Australia Day

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More young people are involved in harmful alcohol-related incidents on Australia Day than on any other public holiday, research finds.
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This articles discusses the vast amount of incidents to do with alcohol are skyrocketing especially on Australia Day. Mostly teenagers are being caught with alcohol or causing dangerous situations whilst being under the influence of alcohol. 

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The Dangers of Teenage Binge Drinking: What Parents Should Know

The Dangers of Teenage Binge Drinking: What Parents Should Know | Adam's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. Laura Gilbert, MFT describes one of the most overlooked dangers associated with underage drinking.
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This article shows the parents of teenagers what they should know about adolescents binge drinking and the dangers and consequences of it. The article is  powerful source for parents to sit down with their teenage children and discuss the the risks of binge drinking.

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Half of parents 'allow teens to drink'

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Half of all Australian parents allow their teens to consume alcohol at home, placing many on a path to problematic drinking.
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This article discusses how half of all Australian parents allow their teens to consume alcohol at home, which will put the teenagers in risk of getting a problematic drinking addiction. 
I believe this article strongly informs us of the high amount of parents allowing their teenage children and made me more aware of the serious risks and consequences this can result in.

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Blood test hope for skin cancer

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A simple blood test could be used to identify patients whose skin cancer has spread, according to a presentation at the National Cancer Research Institute conference.
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This article focuses on the new hope of detecting skin cancer early through a simple blood test. It reiterates the message that we often hear that if caught in its early stages, skin cancer can be treated more effectively and beaten. The article effectively conveys the importance of early detection by explaining that skin cancer can spread to other organs in the body placing the patient in a life threatening situation as the diagnosis and hence treatment is delayed. It also adds that the new blood test, used to screen certain DNA, could lead to new treatments for people who's cancer has spread. This article leaves us hoping that the new blood test will become a reality so that more lives can be saved in the future.

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Diabetes surge has Australia 'on the brink'

Diabetes surge has Australia 'on the brink' | Adam's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
A yearly check for all Australians aged over 40 is being proposed to combat the surge in diabetes cases now threatening to more than double in the next 20 years.
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This article discusses the alarming rate of Australians aged over 40 being diagnosed with diabetes, and that in the next 20 years the cases of diabetes are possibly going to double to 3.5 million patients. The article also has the chief executive of Diabetes Australia explaining how immediate action needs to take place to minimise complications caused by the diseases, which requires a range of speciallists and health professionals, thus costing a lot of money. 
This article valuably taught me how serious diabetes is becoming in Australia and that by 2023 the disease is believed to become this leading cause of diseases for men. 

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Study suggests prostate cancer being over-diagnosed

Study suggests prostate cancer being over-diagnosed | Adam's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
A massive increase in prostate cancer diagnoses prompts warnings about unnecessary treatment.
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This article exlpains the staggering results of prostate cancer occuring throughout men in Australia are rising rapidly. This huge  increase in prostate cancer cases has led to concerns about over-diagnosis and unecessary treatment. The NSW Cancer Council took on research and found the number of men diagnosed increased by more than 250% in the 20 years prior 2007. The article focuses on the idea that more accurate prostate cancer tests are needed so doctors can save more lives without so many being diagnosed with cancers that will not harm them.

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Child STIs raise alarm | News | NT News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | ntnews.com.au

Child STIs raise alarm | News | NT News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | ntnews.com.au | Adam's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
News from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia and the world, featuring the latest local, national, world, business, sport, entertainment and travel news. Drawing on News Limited's worldwide resources and newspapers.
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This article discusses the alarming rate of young teenagers being tested positive for sexually transmitted diseases in just six months, according to new health figures in the Northern Territory of Australia. Seven children under the age of 10 tested positive for an STI, and another 94 children aged 10 to 14 having STI's. This amount of young children obtaining such a disease like this is shocking to see and action must be taken to prevent higher numbers occuring. 

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Alcohol blamed in crash that leaves teenage boy dead

Alcohol blamed in crash that leaves teenage boy dead | Adam's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
The cause of a crash in the east valley is still under investigation this morning, and police are asking for the public's help.
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This article explains how a teenage boy that was under the influence of alcohol whilst driving when he crashed and died at the scene. 
This article is a powerful reminder to readers to show how the influence of alcohol while driving can be deadly not just for teenagers but for everyone all ages.

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Teenagers pressured to guzzle the booze

Teenagers pressured to guzzle the booze | Adam's Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
The phrase "never trust a man who doesn't drink" is embedded deeply in our culture alongside Vegemite and mateship.
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This article explains how their is a rise in under-age drinkers in Australia, and that teens are being pressured to drink alcohol by their peers. The article also mentions how the effects of teenagers drinking alcohol can result in permanent brain damage. 
This broadened my understanding of the amount of peer pressure within teenagers when drinking alcohol. 

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