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Smog blamed as 8-year-old girl becomes youngest lung cancer patient

Smog blamed as 8-year-old girl becomes youngest lung cancer patient | Christians Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it

An eight-year-old Chinese girl has become the mainland's youngest lung cancer patient, with her illness blamed directly on environment factors.

 

The girl from Jiangsu lived by a busy road where she inhaled all kinds of dust and particles, China News Service cited Dr Feng Dongjie of Jiangsu Cancer Hospital as saying. These included superfine PM2.5 particles, less than 2.5 microns wide, that are considered the most dangerous component of smog, Feng said.

 

The country's breakneck urbanisation and industrialisation has created some of the world's worst urban pollution, which is blamed for soaring rates of cancer and respiratory diseases.

 

In Beijing, which has suffered frequent, severe smog in recent years, deaths from lung cancer rose by 56 per cent from 2001 to 2010. A fifth of all cancer patients suffer lung cancer, figures from the Beijing Health Bureau show. It became the leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the capital and the second-biggest among women, after breast cancer, in 2010.

 

The World Health Organisation's "2010 Global Burden of Disease" study found that air pollution accounted for 1.2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2010, including 140,000 deaths from lung cancer.

 

Last month the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer said that air pollution from traffic and industrial fumes caused lung cancer and was also linked to bladder cancer.

 

Air pollution, mostly caused by transport, power generation, industrial or agricultural emissions and residential heating and cooking, was found to pose similar health risks to breathing in second-hand tobacco smoke.

 

The WHO said that in 2010, 223,000 people died from lung cancer worldwide resulting from air pollution.


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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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Nicholas Grozdanov's curator insight, November 13, 2013 8:02 PM

An eight year old girl becomes china's youngest lung cancer patient .Lung cancer is the most common cancer in Asia, Dr Hao Xishan, a noted oncologist. this is because of the pollution which is produced by thetransport, power generation, industrial or agricultural emissions and residential heating and cooking.


This is a deadly result as this could happen to anyone who lives in a heavy polluted region.

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54% of extreme cyber-bullying takes place on Facebook, Popular Hangout for Predators, Solution, Shut-it-Down

Cyber-bullying is affecting the self-esteem and social lives of many young people, and is most-likely to be encountered on Facebook, according to a new report released by UK-based anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label.

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This article focuses on the problem of cyber-bullying taking place worldwide with over half the cases occurring on the Facebook social media network. It emphasises the fact that cyber-bullying is an extreme form of bullying which has devastating effects on victims. The article clearly and effectively conveys the message that cyberbullying should be taken seriously by stating some alarming statistics and consequences victims of cyber-bullying face. It states that young people are distressed and harmed due to the fact that unfavourable content about them is exposed to many people. The article conveys its message of the seriousness of the issue with the statistic that one million young people in Britain are subjected to extreme online bullying and that 37% of them experience the bullying on a highly frequent basis. It adds that cyber-bullying has been found to have catastrophic effects on the self esteem and social lives of young people.

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Smog blamed as 8-year-old girl becomes youngest lung cancer patient

Smog blamed as 8-year-old girl becomes youngest lung cancer patient | Christians Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it

An eight-year-old Chinese girl has become the mainland's youngest lung cancer patient, with her illness blamed directly on environment factors.

 

The girl from Jiangsu lived by a busy road where she inhaled all kinds of dust and particles, China News Service cited Dr Feng Dongjie of Jiangsu Cancer Hospital as saying. These included superfine PM2.5 particles, less than 2.5 microns wide, that are considered the most dangerous component of smog, Feng said.

 

The country's breakneck urbanisation and industrialisation has created some of the world's worst urban pollution, which is blamed for soaring rates of cancer and respiratory diseases.

 

In Beijing, which has suffered frequent, severe smog in recent years, deaths from lung cancer rose by 56 per cent from 2001 to 2010. A fifth of all cancer patients suffer lung cancer, figures from the Beijing Health Bureau show. It became the leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the capital and the second-biggest among women, after breast cancer, in 2010.

 

The World Health Organisation's "2010 Global Burden of Disease" study found that air pollution accounted for 1.2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2010, including 140,000 deaths from lung cancer.

 

Last month the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer said that air pollution from traffic and industrial fumes caused lung cancer and was also linked to bladder cancer.

 

Air pollution, mostly caused by transport, power generation, industrial or agricultural emissions and residential heating and cooking, was found to pose similar health risks to breathing in second-hand tobacco smoke.

 

The WHO said that in 2010, 223,000 people died from lung cancer worldwide resulting from air pollution.


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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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Nicholas Grozdanov's curator insight, November 13, 2013 8:02 PM

An eight year old girl becomes china's youngest lung cancer patient .Lung cancer is the most common cancer in Asia, Dr Hao Xishan, a noted oncologist. this is because of the pollution which is produced by thetransport, power generation, industrial or agricultural emissions and residential heating and cooking.


This is a deadly result as this could happen to anyone who lives in a heavy polluted region.

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Blood test hope for skin cancer

Blood test hope for skin cancer | Christians Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it

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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Tom Seal's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:21 AM

This aritcle is about the chance of a  blood test that identifies skin cancer early. This article is effective in showing that skin cancer has a high chance of being cured if detected in the early stages .

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Internet addiction - Better Health Channel

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Internet addiction is an umbrella term that refers to the compulsive need to spend a great deal of time on the Internet, to the point where relationships, work and health are allowed to suffer.
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This article presents us with the problem that a lot of young people are developing called 'internet addiction'. It acknowledges that some people are so reliant on the internet that it takes over their life to the point where they can lose jobs and social relationships and suffer poor grades at school. Young males tend to be drawn to pornographic websites and young females to chat rooms. There are addictions to games, sex, relationships and information. It suggests that a compulsive internet user may be shy, socially inept or just wanting to escape reality. This article is effective in helping young people who may be addicted to the internet by offerring several points of advice such as taking note of your symptoms and thinking about why you are so drawn to go online. It also offers sources of help for those whose lives are being affected by overuse of the internet. It concludes with a reminder that the internet may still be used, but in a controlled way. I believe that young people should be encouraged to enjoy the outdoors more rather than stay indoors in front of a screen.

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - NHS Choices

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - NHS Choices | Christians Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Find everything you need to know about sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, with links to other useful resources.
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This article outlines several facts about various sexually transmitted infections (STI's). It includes causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of each one. I would recommend that a teenager suffering from any STI should visit this site as it also advises where to get help. There is abundant information about many STI's which most people would not know about. However, knowing these facts help to make young people cautious and think twice before they engage in unprotected sex. By reading this article, I personally am more aware of the risks and I think that it would be effective enough to prevent many STI's. Using condoms is the key.

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Binge Drinking In College Years May Raise Risk For Heart Disease

Binge Drinking In College Years May Raise Risk For Heart Disease | Christians Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Otherwise healthy young binge drinkers have alterations in vascular function that may represent early clinical manifestations of cardiovascular risk.
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This article explains how binge drinking can affect college-aged students, although it focuses on one major health risk associated with binge drinking: cardiovascular diseases. It is trying to make these students aware that there are long term health risks. The study involved 36 participants, 17 of which were binge drinkers and 19 were abstainers. It was concluded that the binge drinkers were found to have 2 types of abnormal muscles that control blood flow, similar to changes brought about by high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I believe that this article is quite effective because while it gives the details of cardiovascular diseases and how horrifinigly and quickly they cause death, the statistics that it presents are quite alarming and help reinforce the message that binge drinking is a health hazard. One statistic is that half of a college campus of students binge drink regularly!

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VIDEO: Is it time to end the global war on drugs?

VIDEO: Is it time to end the global war on drugs? | Christians Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it

"Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso say repressive approaches to containing drugs have failed.Both men are members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy - and they are calling for a new approach.In an newspaper opinion piece they wrote: "'We called on governments to adopt more humane and effective ways of controlling and regulating drugs. We recommended that the criminalisation of drug use should be replaced by a public health approach."


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This article focuses on the global war on drugs and members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy calling for new approaches by governments worldwide to control and regulate drugs. One of the main messages in this article is the magnitude and seriousness of the drug problem. This message is conveyed strongly by including statistics such as 230 million people took illicit drugs in 2011 and that estimates suggest that one-quarter of a million deaths are drug-related. Another important message in the article is that there are more and more calls for decriminalisation around the world. It conveys this message effectively by mentioning the names of various countries such as Portugal, Chile and Ecuador and some US states such as Colorado and Washington which have legalised and regulated drugs. Leaders in these places believe that decriminalisation helps to undermine organised crime which is still open for debate. This article is accompanied by a video which also helps to convey its messages effectively on the debate.

 

 

 

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Global War on Drugs!

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This video highlights the ineffectiveness on the current policies used to try and contain criminal drug lifestyles and distribution across the world. It focuses on two world leaders who have called for a repeal of the current laws and wish to provide a public health policy that has been proven effective in places such as Portugal. This could quantify habits such as drug addiction but would quell government issues with drug-related crime.

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Eight-year-old boy among thousands caught underage binge drinking - Metro

Eight-year-old boy among thousands caught underage binge drinking - Metro | Christians Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
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Children as young as eight have had alcohol confiscated from them by police during a crackdown on underage binge drinking.
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This article is about the discovery of children as young as eight years old being found to consume alcohol by police in a town in England. The message being conveyed in this article is about concern for these young people and their welfare. The article conveys its message clearly and effectively by quoting an expert saying that alcohol places young people in a vulnerable state where they are prone to various risks and dangerous behaviours. She also states that alcohol may have an adverse affect on the brain development of the children. The article ends asking where the children obtained the alcohol. I believe answer to this question could begin to address the solution to the problem of under aged drinking.

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One in five young people have experienced cyber bullying, new research shows

One in five young people have experienced cyber bullying, new research shows | Christians Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
ONE in five young people have experienced cyber bullying, the latest research shows.
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This article states that the incidents of cyber bullying is higher than previously thought and continues to rise. It states an alarming statistic that 1 in 10 Australians will experience cyber bullying at least once in their life through email, SMS, Facebook, MySpace and YouTube. Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, a teenage psychologist, suggests that all forms of bullying needs to be addressed in schools and positive relationships need to be encouraged to reduce bullying. As the article states, I am also aware that bullying does not only take place in the schoolyard, but is more common in cyberspace. This article is effective as it has made me aware that cyber bullying can affect you wherever you are, as long as you have access to an electronic gadget and one form of social media. To avoid it completely, it would mean I would have to give up all forms of social networking. I agree with education about developing positive relationships with people around us, but I know that it isn't going to happen any time soon.

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Depression Symptoms & Warning Signs: Recognize Depression Symptoms & Get Help

Depression Symptoms & Warning Signs: Recognize Depression Symptoms & Get Help | Christians Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Struggling with depression? Learn about depression symptoms, warning signs, and causes, plus what you can do to feel better.
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This article aims to encourage young people with depression to seek help. It assures that with help, depression can be overcome and a happy life can be lived again. It explains the difference between having a bad day and suffering from clinical depression; "Some people describe depression as 'living in a black hole' or having a feeling of impending doom." This article is effective in helping young people to be able to identify depression by providing a list of symptoms and also in identifying feelings of suicide in a similar way. It then provides sources of help such as a helpline for those in need and then it goes on to inform on the different depressions that occur between different age groups and genders, and their triggers. I like this article because it offers the steps to recovery from depression. It encourages to seek professional help and support, make healthy lifestyle changes and build emotional skills. If depression was ever to hit me, a friend of mine or a family member, I will remember this article to know what to do. I believe the earlier one receives treatment, the sooner they will achieve success in overcoming depression.

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Lift legal drinking age to 21: expert

Lift legal drinking age to 21: expert | Christians Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Increasing the legal drinking age to 21 could reduce harm from alcohol and increase the effectiveness of drink-driving campaigns, an Illawarra drug and alcohol expert claims.
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This article tells us about the urge to lift the legal drinking age to 21 instead of remaining at 18 to be able to reduce the risks of drinking alcohol and promote the anti-drink driving campaign. There is a need to target parents who maybe supplying alcohol to their children and who should be discouraging children from drinking alcohol by making them aware of the dangers of alcohol. The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Drug and Alcohol Service believes that this sort of a change is necessary to reduce the harm alcohol does to adolescents and to also reduce the amount of accidents associated with drink driving. I have studied this topic in class and we watched a video which showed us the difference between drink driving in teenagers and drink driving in adults. I believe that the message the article is trying to put forward is effective because it is giving reasonable arguments to encourage the drinking age limit to be lifted. One of these include "He put foward that increasing the minimum drinking age could help reduce the state's road toll, given young drivers were over-represented in all fatal crashes."

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