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Australia has gonorrhoea and chlamydia epidemic as couples fail to practice safe sex

Australia has gonorrhoea and chlamydia epidemic as couples fail to practice safe sex | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA is in the grip of a gonorrhoea and chlamydia epidemic with a surge in cases in the past year.
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Nick Rogers's curator insight, November 20, 2013 3:13 AM

This is relevant to what we have learnt in PDHPE as it shows that large amounts of people are contracting easily preventable STI's by not practicing safe sex. This shows that people do not know about, or need to be warned of, the risk of, not just sex, but all unprotected sexual acts.

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Alcohol: Not A Friend To Sleep (USA)

Alcohol: Not A Friend To Sleep (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
When I talk about sleep hygiene, I'm not only encouraging good sleep habits, but encouraging making changes that don't promote good quality sleep. One of the changes I find myself talking about most often has to do with alcohol.
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Club drug clinic opens its doors (UK)

Club drug clinic opens its doors (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

The first NHS clinic to treat people addicted to so-called clubbing drugs has opened yesterday, with 70 referrals even before the official launch.

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City restaurants sign up to trial smoke-free al fresco dining (Sth Aust)

City restaurants sign up to trial smoke-free al fresco dining (Sth Aust) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Adelaide restaurants to get reduced rent for agreeing to be smoke free outdoors.

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Wind back pub hours to reduce booze-fuelled violence, fed-up doctors say (Qld)

Wind back pub hours to reduce booze-fuelled violence, fed-up doctors say (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
PREMIER Anna Bligh has dismissed calls from concerned doctors to wind back club and pub trading hours after a spike in glassings, saying a trial of 'Drink Safe' precincts should be assessed first.
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Wine giants pushing for industry tax reform (Aus)

Wine giants pushing for industry tax reform (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

BIG brand wine companies have called for tax reform, contradicting the federal government's reasoning for refusing to consider a wine tax change.

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Police in Richmond estate for drug crackdown trial (Vic)

Police in Richmond estate for drug crackdown trial (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Vic Police establish a 'command post' in Richmond Housing estate.  Most likely outcome will be that dealing shifts elsewhere.

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Drug dogs sniff out 42 at Parklife music festival (Vic)

Drug dogs sniff out 42 at Parklife music festival (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

POLICE arrested 42 revellers for drug possession at Parklife music festival yesterday. Officers said the number of arrests - and an additional 11 ejections - was "really staggering". Partygoers were caught with cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis.

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Julian Buchanan, Through the Maze: Making Treatment Better

Associate Professor Julian Buchanan presents on "Barriers to recovery: Stigma and discrimination". See also http://www.drugfoundation.org.nz/through-the-maze...

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Two cases of botulism suspected from black tar heroin (USA)

Seattle King County is investigating two cases of suspected botulism in King County residents who may have been infected by...


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UK's middle class cannabis farms

UK's middle class cannabis farms | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Drug dealers are renting rooms in middle class, suburban homes to grow cannabis in as they attract less suspicion from the police.
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China tobacco funding primary schools

China tobacco funding primary schools | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

MORE than 100 primary schools in China are sponsored by tobacco companies in a move described by anti-smoking campaigners as hunting for the next generation of smokers.

 

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Watered-down VB may find strength (Aus)

Watered-down VB may find strength (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

VICTORIA Bitter could be returned to its full historic strength if British-based brewing giant SABMiller succeeds in its takeover bid for Foster's.

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Cocaine-Related Deaths In New York Plummet; Bad Economy To Thank? (USA)

Cocaine-Related Deaths In New York Plummet; Bad Economy To Thank? (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Yet another sign today, albeit a more encouraging one, of a faltering economy, New Yorkers appear to be ditching their pricey cocaine habits.

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How Understanding Drug Addiction Can Motivate You to Exercise (Canada)

How Understanding Drug Addiction Can Motivate You to Exercise (Canada) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Some good stuff from a Canadian study on, amongst other things, how exercise can help recovery.

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Chemists' pill deal under fire (Aus)

Chemists' pill deal under fire (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

PHARMACISTS have been accused of putting money ahead of patients' interests after striking a controversial deal to market dietary supplements with prescription medicines.

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Teens risk vision with vodka eye shots (Qld)

Teens risk vision with vodka eye shots (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
QUEENSLAND teenagers are being warned to stay clear of vodka eyeballing or risk going blind.
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Crime figures show leniency claims a myth (NSW)

Crime figures show leniency claims a myth (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

See below for Miranda Devine's call for tougher sentencing and a return to 'Tough on Drugs'.

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Drug-drivers on the road to perdition (NSW)

Understandable (but generally unhelpful) rhetoric from Miranda Devine on drug driving.

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Swimming champion Geoff Huegill's dark days of drugs, depression (Aus)

Swimming champion Geoff Huegill's dark days of drugs, depression (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
SWIMMING champion Geoff Huegill has revealed he took drugs and suffered from depression when he retired from the sport after the 2004 Athens Olympics.
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More young people 'have unsafe sex' (UK)

More young people 'have unsafe sex' (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

The proportion of young people admitting to having had unprotected sex with a new partner has risen over the past two years, according to a study....Of those who admitted having had unprotected sex with a new partner, 23% said they had done so because their partner did not like using contraception, with 15% saying they had been drunk and forgot.

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For Many, a Life-Saving Drug Out of Reach (USA)

For Many, a Life-Saving Drug Out of Reach (USA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) For Many, a Life-Saving Drug Out of ReachNew York Times (blog)Kinzly is the director of HIV and Harm Reduction Services at the Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Care Center in Massachusetts.

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Give D.C.’s new sex-ed test a chance (USA)

Whether testing is an effective means for ensuring that young people are well informed remains to be seen, but the novel approach is worthy of a serious discussion.

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Statewide program helps mental health consumers quit tobacco, improve wellness

Individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness are among the people most likely to smoke, with tobacco-related diseases a main cause of death for people living with severe and persistent mental illness.

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Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm on Children and Young People WA)

The Speaking Out report provides a good account of young people's attitudes towards alcohol and its impacts on themselves, their friends and families.

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