Alice Fox's Year 9 Journal Term 3
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STI rates soar among over-50s

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Sexually active older Australians are contracting chlamydia and gonorrhoea in rapidly increasing numbers, as many shun condoms or feel too embarrassed to talk about safe sex, say experts.
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This article shocked me that Australians age 50 years and older STI rates had dramatically increased by 17% in recent years.

I think the main reason for this sudden increase of STI's is that they weren't taught about sexual health in school and would have seen it as an embarrassing thing. Unlike today where we are highly educated on the matter of sexual health.  

I also think the cause of the increase may have been because that they think that they are older they don't need to use contraception as they wouldn't be able to reproduce. However, STI's can happen at any age. The results of the surveys that were mentioned in the article back my answer up also. 

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STIs - Sexually Transmissible Infections

STIs - Sexually Transmissible Infections | Alice Fox's Year 9 Journal Term 3 | Scoop.it
Think STIs don't happen to people like you? You could have an STI without even knowing as many STIs don't have symptoms.
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This is a government website that is aimed at young people using protection. 

I believe that this is a very helpful website for young people as it has all the facts that are needed without having to ask embarrassing questions.

It also gives information on different STI's and what they cause, written in a way that is easy to read and informative, giving the facts and only the facts.

There are also tabs of what to do if you do think you have an STI, giving an easy way to contact clinics and doctors without the need of a parent, it also gives an overview of the treatment and the testing so you know exactly what to except.

I believe that this website is very useful for young people and is reliable as it is a government website.

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Lifestyle Diseases - Health Guide - Allianz Australia

Lifestyle Diseases - Health Guide - Allianz Australia | Alice Fox's Year 9 Journal Term 3 | Scoop.it
Your Guide To Lifestyle Diseases & Your Health. Lifestyle Diseases Are The Most Common Cause Of Death In Australia Today. Read More At Allianz.
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This article is to promote and educate readers on Allianz's life insurance policy. I did however; find this article beneficial as it gave a great range of topics under the topic 'lifestyle diseases'. It gives information mostly about eating, smoking and alcohol. It gives statistics of the amount of people that smoke in Australia. Luckily, the percentage has gone down significantly. I think this is because of the new laws that have been but into action about plain packing and not been able to smoke it most places. 

At the end of the article there are many links that you can click on that will lead to more in depth articles about the chosen subjects. 

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'Lifestyle' diseases the world's biggest killer

'Lifestyle' diseases the world's biggest killer | Alice Fox's Year 9 Journal Term 3 | Scoop.it
The World Health Organisation says lifestyle diseases are now the leading cause of death around the world.
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This article is about the global crisis of the impact of lifestyle diseases. According to this article lifestyle diseases have become much more apparent in second and third world countries. I think this is because of the introduction of fast food chains in recent years, resulting in more food for cheaper. 

The article also talks about the impacts of lifestyle diseases; all these impacts can result in premature death. This would have been because of the high cholesterol in blood vessels because of a poor diet or smoking. 

I find this article to be reliable as it is on the ABC website, which is seen as a reliable source. This article also has quotes from a doctor about these diseases. 

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About sexual health

About sexual health | Alice Fox's Year 9 Journal Term 3 | Scoop.it
Find out how to maintain good sexual health, including tips for visiting doctors for sexual health tips.
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This article focuses on the importance of sexual health. The main point that is put across is that sexual health is not the same as a STI. I think this is a very important point as most people see the two as the same thing.

The article focuses on not the disease side of sexual intercourse but your mental well being. This is an important point, I think as this side is normally forgotten.

The article then goes on to tell you about sexual health clinics and what will happen there. This is useful as it is easier not to get worried about going, as you know exactly what will happen.

It then goes on to talk about where to find a sexual health clinic.

There is a section on if you feel awkward at the clinic, this I find, would be extremely useful as most people would feel awkward. The article reassures that they are trained in this field and do it everyday which can make the whole procedure much easier.

The article ends with links to other websites giving more information on sexual health if needed. 

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Tackling lifestyle diseases – no role for unhealthy industry | Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Tackling lifestyle diseases – no role for unhealthy industry | Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences | Alice Fox's Year 9 Journal Term 3 | Scoop.it
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This article was published in ' The Melbourne Newsroom' and raises the subject of the fast food, cigarette and alcohol industry.

This article talks about the large negative impact on Australian's lifestyle even after the government banning advertising or the lesser amount of advertising.

I think that we are ahead of most countries with the impact of smoking as on 19% of Australian's smoke which is a much smaller percentage than most first world countries around the world.

However, the obesity in Australia has increased dramatically increased in the past couple of years, according to this article it is because of how exposed we are with the products, I do agree with this. 

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Chronic disease risks embedded in Aussie lifestyle (AIHW)

Most Australians have at least one preventable risk factor for chronic disease, according to a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
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This is a formal article about lifestyle diseases that are effecting Australians. I found it shocking that 90% of Australian's are failing to consume the recommended amounts of vegetables each day, and only half consuming enough fruit. Which is unacceptable as we can buy fresh fruit and vegetables easily and cheaply.

Negative impacts of not eating fruit and vegetables can be higher risks of chronic diseases such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Which can be fatal if not treated. 

This article was based on a report called ' Risk factors contributing to chronic disease' written by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, because of this I believe that the article is reliable. This article is also published on a government website.

 

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SalYAN Engages Northern Region on Teenage Pregnancy - AllAfrica.com

SalYAN Engages Northern Region on Teenage Pregnancy - AllAfrica.com | Alice Fox's Year 9 Journal Term 3 | Scoop.it
SalYAN Engages Northern Region on Teenage Pregnancy AllAfrica.com Salone Youths and Adolescent Network on Population and Development (SalYAN), in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs, and with support...
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This article is a positive article about the lower pregnancy rates in teenage girls in Ghana. It also opened my eyes to how education is not available to many girls in Ghana, and how the teenage pregnancy rates are much higher than Australia.

I feel like I can trust this article as a doctor who is seen highly in Ghana writes it. He also provides statistics about education for girls.

I believe that this website is a reliable source, as it comes from a well constructed website and well know website.

It made me glad that there were organizations that are out there helping girls roughly my age getting an education and having hope in life. Not being stuck with an unwanted child. These girls most probably came from an unwanted pregnancy, and have grown up without having hopes for a future.

This program gives new hope for teenage girls in Ghana. 

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